Top 10 Music Artists You've Heard of for the First Time Thanks to TheTopTens

It doesn't necessarily mean you liked these artists - it only means that thanks to this site you heard of them and learned that many people like them. But it's even better if you liked some of these artists.

My original remix doesn't represent only my own experience - I knew about some artists before that. But I've read some comments by other people that helped me with the list items (ex. "I never heard of them before but this song rocks").

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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 .

True. I go every were else and nobody has heard of her but as soon as I go on the top tens I hear her songs are so sad, she has such a great voice, and I need to listen to her right now. - Metal2003

I don't get this site's obsession with her. I mean, she's not bad, but people on here treat her like the second coming of Christ when it comes to music. - Zach808

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2WeezerWeezer 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.V2 Comments
3Three Days GraceThree Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.

Although many of my stories involving discovering music from TheTopTens are long and have dumb stories, this one was simple. I saw a list, it had one of their songs, I looked it up, boom, now I love three days grace. - AnonymousChick

I knew them before TTT but I didn't know they were more popular than I thought. - Metal_Treasure

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4Tokio HotelTokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass). In 2005, they started off as a hugely successful and trendsetting teen pop band in their home country with their debut album more.

Honestly, they were mediocre at once, and now they're just BoTDF and 2010 Justin Bieber mixed into each other. In simple words, they're sell outs. - Swellow

5Blind 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 more.

90% of metal bands I know I discovered them from this site - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

I first heard about them from the author. Thanks to toptens and him. - zxm

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6EvanescenceEvanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.

How come?! They are too popular to be on this list! - mood333

I came across them on youtube and amy is a great singer and she is really pretty - Annieshellred

I think they are a little bit overrated on this site... - somekindofaguy

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7Panic! at the DiscoPanic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.V2 Comments
8QueenQueen 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 more.

If you haven't heard of Queen until this website, how big is that rock you're living under? Their songs are still everywhere, and I'm pretty sure every single person on earth recognizes "Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? " by now. - Zach808

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9ColdplayColdplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed more.

These guys are SUPER popular. I knew them before joining here. - TwilightKitsune

You'd have to be living under a rock to not know about coldplay - RecklessGreed

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The Contenders

11My Chemical RomanceMy Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

HOw has someone not heard of this band? - ProPanda

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12AnnihilatorAnnihilator is a Canadian thrash metal band founded in 1984 by vocalist, guitarist, bassist, songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer and mastering engineer Jeff Waters and former vocalist John Bates.
13Melanie MartinezMelanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.V1 Comment
14NightwishNightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen.
15DayaGrace Martine Tandon, professionally known as Daya, is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
16David 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. more.V1 Comment
17Dream TheaterDream Theater is an American progressive metal band. The band was formed in 1985 under the name of "Majesty", but had to change its name to Dream Theater later. more.V1 Comment
18The Birthday MassacreThe Birthday Massacre is a Canadian dark wave and synth rock band currently consisting of Chibi (vocals), Rainbow (guitar), Falcore (guitar), Owen (keyboard), Rhim (drums) and Nate Manor (bass), that formed in 1999 (even though the 2016 demo collection "Imagica" dates some tracks back at 1998). more.

On the list "Most Disturbing Music Videos". They're one of my favourite bands now. - Martin_Canine

19Tame ImpalaTame Impala is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music.V1 Comment
20Marina & The DiamondsMarina Lambrini Diamandis, better known by her stage name "Marina and The Diamonds", is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Born in Bryn Mawr and raised in nearby Pandy, she moved to London as a teenager in order to achieve her dream of being a singer. She's known for her unique style of writing, and impersonating more.
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1. My Chemical Romance
2. Twenty One Pilots
3. Three Days Grace
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3. Tokio Hotel
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