Music Artists Who Sold-Out

When artists started out in one genre and then sold-out so they could make it on the pop charts. Let's discuss these artist who did this crime. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
X Japan
I'm pretty sure most of the people who voted for them here have no idea what this list is about, but this time I won't complain about their ignorance.

saaarsdej

I really don't see how they sold out but X-Japan rule most and deserve to be top of most lists. Pure awesome.
X Japan will always be at the top of the hierarchy. The top predator in a food chain if you will.

X Japan have kept to true to themselves even after the 10 year hiatus.

2Metallica
In the eighties, they were the greatest metal band. Ever. They practically created thrash metal. There was nothing like it. What happened? For shame, Metallica, for shame...
1st 4 albums are amazing then they lost cliff and jason and they did it(stupid idea)

rockisgood132

it's a shame really because they were amazing

muckie

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3Kiss
many people would say KISS is great, when they just know one or two songs from them... that's because they are the most commercial band, even their fans say this

rock2metal

from "rock" to disco... bad!

4Genesis

5Nickelback
Who remembers their album Curb? No one, since their fans love their new poppy music. Like with Metallica, they were heavy and processed by money to make themselves softer.

6Pink Floyd

7Santana
This website is easy to troll

8Billy Idol

9Rod Stewart

10Huey Lewis

The Contenders

11Jefferson Starship

12Heart

13Guns N' Roses
With every member that left Guns n Roses, they took a bit of talent with them. I hated Chinese Democracy and is nothing like Appetite For Destruction

Danielsun182


14Linkin Park
Linkin Park should be above Metallica

Nintendonix


15L'Arc~en~Ciel

16Kanye West

17D'erlanger

18Justin Bieber
Justin bieber is the best canada singer I love
"he sold out 2 MSG concerts in 22 seconds" That's a huge record
Bieber is the best namja in Canada forever..!
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19Madonna

20Bon Jovi

21Eminem

22Chicago

23Muse

24Red Hot Chili Peppers
The ONLY Band to sell out all three nights at london's Hyde Park

25Lady Gaga

26Nirvana

27Beyonce

28Taylor Swift
In her tours she's also sold out

29Liz Phair

30Tom Delonge

he started out good with blink 182, but the frigged up BIG time with angels an airwaves


31Shakira

32Green Day

33Whitney Houston

34Def Leppard

35Aerosmith

36Young Money
They should preform, To hear the beats booming would be awesome. Nicki Minaj could Starships, Lil Wayne A milli, Drake Make Me Proud..
They're all auto-tune pop now... Well then again I'm not sure if they could even be called decent rap in the first place.

No


37Eric Clapton

38No Doubt

39Nas

From it was written to nastradomous he was a sellout. Fortunatly he made a big time comeback with stillmatic and the rest is history.


40Coldplay
Compare Mylo Xyloto to Parachutes. They sang with Rihanna, for god's sake!
As a side note, I don't think some people on this list understand the point of it.

41Maroon 5
I liked them when everything wasn't just the Adam Levine show. The other band members are covered with dubstep electronic rubbish now.

42Styx

43Journey

44Jewel

45Shania Twain

46Westlife

47Avril Lavigne

48Michael Jackson

49Crosby, Stills & Nash

50REO Speedwagon

51Train

52Queen

53Mika

54Korn

55Bryan Adams

56John Lydon

57Avenged Sevenfold

58TVXQ

59Slipknot

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This list was created 6 years, 168 days ago and has been voted on over 3,000 times.

Updated Wednesday, July 30, 2014


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