Top Ten Music Artists that are Not Famous in the USA but are Highly Successful in Other Countries


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1NightwishNightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.

She's HUGELY popular here in England. At least...ohh...Eight people like her music. - Britgirl

She's American... but she kind of topped the charts and went multi-platinum everywhere else in the world.
Her album "Anastacia" alone topped the charts in 11 countries and sold more than 3 million copies in Europe... it never charted in the US. - Martin_Canine

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3Within TemptationWithin Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.
4Sixto RodriguezSixto Diaz Rodriguez, going only by his surname Rodriguez as his stage name, is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist born on July 10th, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan. In the 70s, Rodriguez released the two albums “Cold Fact” and “Coming from Reality”, both of which were a commercial failure more.
5CasperBenjamin Griffey, better known by his stage name Casper, is a German rock musician, singer-songwriter and rapper of American descent born on September 25, 1982 who rose to massive national fame in Germany with the blockbuster album “XOXO” (2011), which received rave reviews by critics. Despite being more.
6Sarah ConnorSarah Marianne Corina Lewe, better known by her stage name Sarah Connor, is a German pop and soul singer from Hamburg born on June 13, 1980. She is one of the most successful German solo artists of the 21st Century, with her songs "From Sarah With Love", "Music is the Key", "Just One Last Dance", "Living more.
7Helene FischerJelena Petrowna Fischer, better known by her stage name Helene Fischer is a German pop and schlager singer of Russian descent, born on August 5, 1984. Fischer established herself as a singer and TV personality in the mid-2000s, and quickly developed a fanbase due to her music as well as through hosting more.V1 Comment
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11Conchita WurstConchita Wurst is the stage name and persona of Austrian singer Tom Neuwirth, who was born on November 6, 1988 . She has been a TV personality for years in Austria, and rose to fame in other European states after winning the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with her song “Rise Like a Phoenix” . Since more.
12Marianas TrenchMarianas Trench is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band consists of members Josh Ramsay, Matt Webb, Mike Ayley, and Ian Casselman.
13Dami Im

Very popular in Australia, But not as famous in America. I personally love her though - PeachyBlast

14SilbermondSilbermond is a German alternative rock band consisting of Stefanie Kloß (vocals), Thomas Stolle (guitar), Johannes Stolle (bass), Andreas Nowak (drums) that formed in 2000. After several smaller gigs, their 2004 album "Verschwende deine Zeit" became a surprise success in Germany with the ballad "Symphonie" more.

Amazing German female fronted alternative rock band. Have had chart topping albums and went two times platinum with two of their albums. I think it's kind if weird which German artists make it big outside of their home country. Rammstein does not fit the mainstream in any way. Silbermond could have been huge in the US as alternative rock was at its peak in the 2000s. Sure, the lyrics are in German, but so are Rammstein and the music of Silbermond speaks for itself. - Martin_Canine

15Suzi QuatroSusan Kay "Suzi" Quatro is an American hard rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star, breaking a barrier to women's participation in rock music.
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