Top 10 Music Artists Who Changed Their Music Genres

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Artists change their music genres .It's normal .But if it heavily impacts on them,then there is something to talk about .Please add more if you know more.

The Top Ten

1 The Beatles - Pop to Rock The Beatles - Pop to Rock The 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. V 2 Comments
2 Elvis Presley - Rock N' Roll to Pop Elvis Presley - Rock N' Roll to Pop Elvis 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. V 1 Comment
3 Bob Dylan - Folk to Rock Bob Dylan - Folk to Rock Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .

Dylan performed with electric guitar and a rock band in 1965 at The Newport Folk Festival causing quite a controversy. Like a Rolling Stone was also released that year. - Billyv

I'm talking about albums released before 1965.Those were clearly folk. - zxm

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4 Gary Moore - Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, Jazz Gary Moore - Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, Jazz Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.

In this order: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock, Blues, Jazz - Metal_Treasure

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5 Deep Purple - Progressive Rock to Heavy Metal Deep Purple - Progressive Rock to Heavy Metal Deep 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.
6 Michael Bolton - Metal, Hard Rock to Pop Michael Bolton - Metal, Hard Rock to Pop V 1 Comment
7 The Moody Blues - R&B to Psychedelic Rock,Progressive Rock The Moody Blues - R&B to Psychedelic Rock,Progressive Rock The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.
8 Black Sabbath - Heavy Blues Rock to Heavy Metal Black Sabbath - Heavy Blues Rock to Heavy Metal Black Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.
9 Metallica - Thrash Metal to Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
10 Deep Purple - Psychedelic Rock to Heavy Metal Deep Purple - Psychedelic Rock to Heavy Metal Deep 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.

I guess they have several psychedelic rock songs so this item is correct but Deep Purple were not much into that. Jon Lord said that their managers and producers wanted Deep Purple to do more psychedelic stuff because it was popular but Deep Purple didn't want. Before metal they were basically a progressive rock band. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Beastie Boys - Punk Rock to Rap Beastie Boys - Punk Rock to Rap The Beastie Boys are an American Rap/Rock group that was formed in 1981 by its three original members, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.
12 Iggy Pop - Blues to Punk Rock

This shirtless punk legend used to be a drummer in a blues band before started singing punk rock - zxm

13 The Byrds - Folk Rock to Country Rock The Byrds - Folk Rock to Country Rock The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.
14 Bee Gees - Rock to Disco,Pop,Soul Bee Gees - Rock to Disco,Pop,Soul The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.
15 Taylor Swift - Country to Pop Taylor Swift - Country to Pop Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...read more.
16 Pink Floyd - Psychedelic Rock to Progressive Rock Pink Floyd - Psychedelic Rock to Progressive Rock Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.
17 Curtis Stigers - Pop to Jazz

His voice definitely suits Jazz much better. - Britgirl

18 Tobymac - Rap to Rock Tobymac - Rap to Rock Toby McKeehan, better known by his stage name TobyMac, is a Christian hip hop recording artist, music producer, hip-hop and pop artist, songwriter and author.
19 Kutless - Rock to Contemporary Christian Music
20 Weezer - Alternative Rock to Pop, Rock Weezer - Alternative Rock to Pop, Rock Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.
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1. The Beatles - Pop to Rock
2. Elvis Presley - Rock N' Roll to Pop
3. Bob Dylan - Folk to Rock
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2. Deep Purple - Progressive Rock to Heavy Metal
3. Michael Bolton - Metal, Hard Rock to Pop
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