Music Artists With the Best Range of Genres

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1Jackie EvanchoJacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

When Jackie sings a cover, her interpretation of the music makes it hers.

Jackie can sing all the other peoples music but they can't sing like her!

Also for sacred: The Lord's Prayer.

Jackie has sung songs from the classical, sacred, country, pop, movie theme and rock genres - and she has done them all with excellence. - BobG

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2QueenQueen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

Proof:
Opera - who wants to live forever
Pop - don't stop me now
Funk - another one bites the dust
Rock - one vision
Hard rock - I want it all
Glam metal - now I'm here - gemcloben

Plus some thrash metal! ('Stone Cold Crazy' is widely considered as the first thrash metal song). - Metal_Treasure

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3The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

Folk rock: In My Life
Avant-garde: Revolution 9
Psychedelic rock: Tomorrow Never Knows
World music: Norwegian Wood
Rock 'n' Roll: Lady Madonna
Folk: Julia
Surf rock: Back in the U.S.S.R.
Progressive rock: You Never Give Me Your Money
Country: What Goes On
Hard rock/metal: Helter Skelter
Not to mention the pop gems of '62-'64. - PetSounds

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4Gary MooreRobert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.

#1 - the widest and the best range of music genres, which are also extremely far from each other:
Blues, metal, jazz, rock - WOW!
Besides, he wrote the music and lyrics, played guitars, sang and ... created at least 2 masterpieces in every genre!

Subgenres:
Blues, Blues rock
Heavy metal, Power metal
Jazz, Jazz fusion
Classic rock, Hard rock, Progressive rock, Soft rock, Folk rock, Rock N Roll

Gary Moore is one of the most talented musicians of all time and the most versatile musician on this list but sadly - one of the most underrated. He is a great guitarist (riff and solo master), songwriter, lyricist and singer (passed away in 2011, R.I.P.) - Metal_Treasure

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5Guns N RosesGuns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.
6Deep PurpleDeep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

Hard rock, Metal, Classical crossover, Blues rock, Prog rock
Proof:
Hard rock - Smoke On The Water, Demon's Eye, Mad Dog, Knocking At Your Back Door
Heavy blues rock - Mistreated, The Gipsy
Speed metal - Highway Star, Hard Lovin' Man, Fireball, Speed King
Heavy metal - Perfect Strangers, Burn, Black Night, The Battle Rages On
Power metal w/ symphonic metal elements - A Gypsy's Kiss, Hungry Daze
Gothic metal - Stormbringer (called a "goth metal treasure")
Symphonic /Neo-classical metal - April
Melodic metal - Fortuneteller, The Cut Runs Deep
Epic metal - Child In Time
Classical crossover, prog rock - Concerto for Group and Orchestra (Live album by Deep Purple and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1969).
Metallica did the same 30 years later - S&M (1999). Blind Guardian included full Philharmonic Orchestras in their 2010 and 2015 albums. - Metal_Treasure

7Blind GuardianBlind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.

It's only metal but what a great range of metal subgenres.

Speed-to-thrash metal: Majesty, Banish from Sanctuary
Symphonic metal: Sacred Worlds, Wheel of Time
Heavy metal: Into The Storm, Thorn
Power metal: Nightfall, Valhalla
Progressive power metal: Fly, Age Of False Innocence
Acoustic folk metal ballads: The Bard's Song In The Forest, A Past and Future Secret
Epic metal: Time Stands Still At The Iron Hill
Movie soundtrack: Skalds and Shadows - Metal_Treasure

Surf rock, psychedelic rock, pop rock, RNR (they did awesome covers)

Surfing U.S. A, Barbara Ann (The Beach Boys covers)
In a gadda the vida (Iron Butterfly cover) - Metal_Treasure

8Elvis PresleyElvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
9MetallicaMetallica 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". ...read more.

Of course no one would believe me because of their band name, but they can play a lot of genres including heavy and thrash metal, hard rock, alternative, country, grunge, and even some classical. - Songsta41

Agree - pretty diverse stuff for a metal band. - Metal_Treasure

10MegadethMegadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica.

Thrash metal: symphony of destruction
Speed metal: holy wars... The punishment due (also flamenco guitar interlude)
Hard rock: a tout le monde - gemcloben

The Contenders

11Amy 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.
12WhitesnakeWhitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.

Hard rock, heavy metal, rock, blues rock - Metal_Treasure

13AC/DCAC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to ...read more.
14SoundgardenSoundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.V1 Comment
15AnthraxAnthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
16Bon JoviBon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.
17Linkin ParkLinkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

Maybe not as much as Queen, but LP certainly have a range. They started Nu Metal, then went alternative rock with their third studio album, then started to incorporate electronics, and now with The Hunting Party are firing at hard rock. And all their stuff is brilliant. - EvilAngel

1) Nu-Metal - In the end
2) Alternative Rock - Numb
3) Emo rock - New Divide
4) Screamo Rock - One Step Closer
5) Soft Rock - The Messanger
6) Electronic Rock - Waiting For the End
7) Electronic - Castle Of Glass
8) Heavy Metal - A line in the sand - Kiteretsunu

18Uriah HeepUriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal ...read more.

Hard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal - Metal_Treasure

19Pearl JamPearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.

Listen to Once and then Sirens and you'll see. - Songsta41

20David BowieDavid Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
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