1 Marina & The Diamonds
Marina 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 ...read more.
No one can sing like her. - SamuiNeko
The most Unique and original artist on the list - mood333
No one else even comes close in this category.
Absolute Queen of Alternative. Froot deserves to sell more than 161,000 copies in the US.
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Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter.
Come on, let's face it: she's only 20 and she's done one of the best albums of the entire musical history! This girl is a genius!
She simply is the best. Just love her. - Ark-M
She's really the best! - MorgianaMagi
ONE REASON: MELODRAMA!
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Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.
I'm a BIG fan of Lorde but she's only one album out. Björk may be the greatest female artist EVER.
4 Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.
I love lana, special honeymoon
Lana is honestly the best female singer she has such a soothing voice and such a wide range of songs she can sing ❤️
A lot of artists here aren't alt pop, just ordinary pop. Alternative pop means alternative rock+pop. You know alternative means alternative rock. so the rock part shouldn't be ignored from here. there are good examples of alternative pop - the killers, Brian Fallon, Imagine Dragons. On the Wikipedia its not accurate how they define alternative pop. its very similar to pop punk. - zxm
Claire Elise Boucher, better known by the stage name Grimes, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, music video director, and record producer. V 1 Comment
7 Ryn Weaver
Ryn Weaver is an American singer and songwriter who first gained attention with the single "OctaHate" in June 2014. Billboard called the single a viral sensation.
Should be #1. Halsey is the best singer ever. No one is better than Halsey. 19/10 - lovefrombadlands
Her songs are just so damn aesthetic and spiritual, especially the badlands album, and I love all her songs lyrics, they are so appealing to me. Honestly, she should be #1, vote for her y'all!
9 Melanie Martinez
Melanie 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.
She is my favorite singer in this worl. She is so unique, and I really enjoy her music, because I never heard nothing like that before, its kind of weird but I love it
One of the realest Artists todate.
Melanie is truly an amazing, unique artist. Love her. Honestly one of the best on this list, should definitely be number 1❤️❤️❤️
10 Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.
Um...these guys should be number one for sure! They can do a lot more with just two members than some bands can with six! Tyler's vocal/synth/rapping skills are spot on and Josh's drumming completes them!
They have no equal from the current generation of artists
Kimbra Lee Johnson, known mononymously as Kimbra, is a New Zealand recording artist based in Los Angeles.
FINALLY SHE IS ON A POSITIVE LIST - 445956
12 Ellie Goulding
Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an British singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, born on December 30th, 1986 in Hereford, England . She is most well-known in the U .S. for her singles "Lights," "Love Me Like You Do," "Burn," and has been featured in other songs with Calvin Harris and others . ...read more.
13 The Killers
The Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.
They invented alt-pop. - Elijah_Cook
14 Florence & The Machine
Florence and the Machine are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists. V 1 Comment
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have ...read more.
Was different sub-genre of alt rock in their early days. but recently started to use pop styles in their songs, but they didn't move from alternative music. so they deserve to be on here. - zxm
16 Brian Fallon
Brian Fallon is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter of the rock band The Gaslight Anthem, with whom he has recorded five studio albums. V 1 Comment
17 Avril Lavigne
18 Lady Gaga
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.
Is not alt/indie in any way. - Elijah_Cook
Queen of indie-rock
Coldplay 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 ...read more.
They are a alternative rock band, but they've always used some pop elements. - zxm
20 Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons is an American pop band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.