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.

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1The Beatles - Pop to RockThe 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.V2 Comments
2Elvis Presley - Rock N' Roll to PopElvis 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.V1 Comment
3Bob Dylan - Folk to RockBob 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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4Gary Moore - Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, JazzRobert 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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5Deep Purple - Progressive Rock to Heavy MetalDeep 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.
6Michael Bolton - Metal, Hard Rock to PopV1 Comment
7The Moody Blues - R&B to Psychedelic Rock,Progressive RockThe 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.
8Black Sabbath - Heavy Blues Rock to Heavy MetalBlack 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.
9Metallica - Thrash Metal to Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
10Deep Purple - Psychedelic Rock to Heavy MetalDeep 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

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11Beastie Boys - Punk Rock to RapThe 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.
12Iggy Pop - Blues to Punk Rock

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

13The Byrds - Folk Rock to Country RockThe 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.
14Bee Gees - Rock to Disco,Pop,SoulThe Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.
15Taylor Swift - Country to PopTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt that she should go to Nashville to begin ...read more.
16Pink Floyd - Psychedelic Rock to Progressive RockPink 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.
17Curtis Stigers - Pop to Jazz

His voice definitely suits Jazz much better. - Britgirl

18Tobymac - Rap to RockToby 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.
19Kutless - Rock to Contemporary Christian Music
20Weezer - Alternative Rock to Pop, RockWeezer 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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1. Gary Moore - Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, Jazz
2. Deep Purple - Progressive Rock to Heavy Metal
3. Michael Bolton - Metal, Hard Rock to Pop
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