Top Ten Artists that Created Their Own Genre


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21GorillazGorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.

Genre Created: Mix of Soul and Pop - AnHonorableMention

23The KinksThe Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.
24MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.
25Melanie MartinezMelanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

She did not create dream pop or dark wave. Perhaps she popularized it, but even then...

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26KornKorn is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.
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30Bryant Myers
31BeyonceBeyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from more.

Genre Created: Mix of Pop and Rock - AnHonorableMention

I noticed you said that three different artists created the same genre: mix of Pop and Rock - Songsta41

32Whitney HoustonV2 Comments
33Celine Dion

Genre Created: Mix of Pop, Rock, and Powerful Vocals - AnHonorableMention

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34Amy WinehouseAmy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

Genre Created: Mix of Pop, Rock, Doo-Wop, and Soul - AnHonorableMention

35Bob MarleyRobert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
36SlayerSlayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King.
37Shah Rukh Khan

He is known as the king khan or king of romance of Bollywood and Indian cinema. Biggest rich star he is..

38Dave MustaineDavid Scott "Dave" Mustaine was born September 13, 1961. He is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. He is best known as the co-founder, guitarist, and lead singer of the American thrash metal band Megadeth, and well known as the original lead guitarist for the American heavy metal more.

Sorry but no. Thrash was created even before Metallica, probably by Freddie Mercury (Queen) - the song "Stone Cold Crazy", 1974. But if you are sceptical about Freddie/Queen, check out bands like Venom or Anvil. - Metal_Treasure

Creator of thrash metal back when he was in Metallica. - Songsta41

39Todd Rundgren
40LordeElla Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter.
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