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
Metallica
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


2X 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.

3Rod Stewart

4Guns 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


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.

6Genesis

7Kiss
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!

8Linkin Park
Linkin Park should be above Metallica

Nintendonix


9Santana
This website is easy to troll

10Huey Lewis

The Contenders

11Billy Idol

12Pink Floyd

13Jefferson Starship

14Heart

15L'Arc~en~Ciel

16Kanye West

17D'erlanger

18Justin Bieber
He was never good at the beginning.
Bieber is the best namja in Canada forever..!
"he sold out 2 MSG concerts in 22 seconds" That's a huge record

19Eminem
How do you go from My Name is, which sounds like he's pinching his nose and on drugs, to pop crap love songs like Love the Way You Lie?!
It called adapting. Yeah Lil Wayne n rihanna are plain lucky even to be in the same album with Eminem. How can an artist be a sellout who has one of the largest fanbase in the planet. Don't get jealous nitwit.
Sold out big time. Artists like Lil Wayne and Rihanna should never, EVER touch Eminem.

20Madonna
Definitely, her latest songs are so average. She needs to go back to her old stuff.
This is the chick who collaborated with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.

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