Top Ten Artists Associated with Warner Music Group

As one of the big three in the recording label industry, it is certain that Warner Music Group has achieved massive success throughout over half a century. Having had bands such as Metallica, Linkin Park and Green Day and noticeable artists like Prince, Madonna and Bruno Mars, there is a massive category of musicians to choose from Warner Music Group, ranging from Pop and Rap to Rock and Metal.

Bands and artists from distribution groups, such as Roadrunner, Atlantic, Fueled by Ramen, Parlophone, Rhino and Warner Bros. are included in this list, among many others. As a result, only artists (Current or former) who are/were in some way, affiliated with Warner via a recording label are included in this list. So, here we go:

The Top Ten

1 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

Signed to Electra Records from Ride the Lightning (1984) to St. Anger (2003) and signed to Warner Bros. during Death Magnetic (2008).

Currently my favorite band. See my list for best rock artists for more - CrimsonShark

2 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some more.

Signed to Reprise Records since Dookie (1993).

My favorite 2000s band. Like Metallica, I've already gave my reasons for why I love Green Day. - CrimsonShark

3 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture more.

Signed to Warner Bros. since Hybrid Theory (2000)

Another favorite, nothing much needs to be said... - CrimsonShark

4 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian more.
5 Death Death Death was an American Death Metal band formed in 1983 by Chuck Schuldiner. Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal. Its debut album, Scream Bloody Gore, has been widely regarded as the first death metal record, while the band's more.
6 R.E.M. R.E.M. R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, formed in 1980 by lead singer Michael Stipe, lead guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry.

Signed from 1988 during the production of their album Green up until their disbandment in 2011.

Honestly, this band is really underrated and definitely deserves a lot of praise and renowned reputation. They provided a blueprint for Alternative Rock, so without them, a good number of bands (Which even includes Green Day and Linkin Park) would never have existed. - CrimsonShark

7 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.

My favorite band ever... great hard-rock! - EliHbk

Best in the world. - Warwolf18

Formerly signed to Warner Bros. from 2005 during City of Evil to 2016. They're now signed to Capitol Records (A division of Universal Music Group). - CrimsonShark

8 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is a Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". more.

Signed to Roadrunner Records since its inception and has been among the label's most successful acts. - CrimsonShark

9 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.

Signed to Fueled by Ramen since 2005.They have been one of the most prominent and best-selling artists from their label. - CrimsonShark

10 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They more.

Signed to Atco Records from 1990 (Cowboys from Hell) to 1992 (Vulgar Display of Power) and to East West from 1994 (Far Beyond Driven) to their disbandment in 2003.

A prominent force in the Groove Metal movement and one of the most important metal bands of all time. - CrimsonShark

The Contenders

11 Dio Dio Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.
12 Annihilator Annihilator
13 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.
14 Opeth Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with more.
15 Slayer Slayer more.
16 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.
17 Jason Mraz Jason Mraz

Formerly singed to Electra in 2002 with the album Waiting for my Rocket to Come. He is currently signed to Atlantic Records since 2005. - CrimsonShark

18 Trivium Trivium
19 Against the Current Against the Current Against the Current is an American Pop Rock/Punk group formed in Poughkeepsie, New York in 2011. The band is fronted by Chrissy Costanza, who has gained considerable fame and success as a YouTube artist. The band consists of Costanza, guitarist Dan Gow and drummer Will Ferri and are signed to Fueled more. V 1 Comment
20 Daniel Powter Daniel Powter

Signed to Warner Bros. from 2005 to 2008 with at least two studio albums.

I'm not much of a fan of Powter himself, but "Bad Day" is undoubtedly one of the best songs I've heard from a singular artist. Not exaggerating there. - CrimsonShark

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