One of the most enjoyable pastimes on the Internet is to berate big name pop stars for the quality of their music, and compare them unfavorably with legends of the bygone era.
It seems as though one can't be credited as having good taste in music unless they don't abhor Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and their likes. In fact, it's a popular opinion that music's golden era ended somewhere in the 80s or 90s, and now the industry is at the mercy of those who sell their image rather than their actual vocal talents.
To an extent this widely held belief is accurate, but it doesn't mean that recording stars today can't sing.
Here are some contemporary pop music stars proving their mettle.