Top Ten Artists that Created Their Own Genre

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21 Ramones Ramones The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound. V 1 Comment
22 Melanie Martinez 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 did not create dream pop or dark wave. Perhaps she popularized it, but even then...

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23 Adele

Genre Created: Mix of Soul and Pop - AnHonorableMention

24 The Kinks The Kinks The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.
25 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.
26 Starset

Best Of It's Kind...But Surely Too Much UNDErrated...!

Cinematic rock. - LarkwingFlight

27 Korn Korn Korn is an American Nu-Metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993. The band's current lineup includes founding members Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, with the addition of Ray Luzier, who replaced the band's original member, David more.

Genre created: Nu-Metal

28 James Brown James Brown

Mr.Brown should be in the number 1 spot for inventing Funk, (his songwriter Ted Wright wrote a song to allow Brown's band to give a hint to their rthymic innovations with 'Out Of Sight'. Brown himself wrote 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag' (Part 1) and his most famous song; ' I Got You (I Feel Good)' which later developed these innovations). It was with his 1967 hit 'Cold Sweat' (Part 1 and Part 2) with which Brown and his band would declare Funk as their own. This song was written by Brown and his saxophonist, Alfred Ellis. It dramitacally emphasised playing on the first beat of each bar (the song is in 4/4 time) and was melodically inspired by Miles Davis' earlier, equally radical composition 'So What' from his 1959 album 'Kind Of Blue'. This album, like Brown's composition, was innovative itself, as it layed the groundwork for a new sub-genre of jazz; 'Modal Jazz'.

He created funk for cryin out loud! - higgsboson2142

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32 Beyonce Beyonce Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from more.

Genre Created: Mix of Pop and Rock - AnHonorableMention

I noticed you said that three different artists created the same genre: mix of Pop and Rock - Songsta41

33 Whitney Houston

Genre Created: Mix of Pop and R&B - AnHonorableMention

Again, see Aretha, Etta James, Gladys Knight...

34 Celine Dion

Genre Created: Mix of Pop, Rock, and Powerful Vocals - AnHonorableMention

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35 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.

Genre Created: Mix of Pop, Rock, Doo-Wop, and Soul - AnHonorableMention

36 Bob Marley Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
37 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. more.
38 Shah Rukh Khan Shah Rukh Khan

He is known as the king khan or king of romance of Bollywood and Indian cinema. Biggest rich star he is..

39 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own more.

Sorry but no. Thrash was created even before Metallica, probably by Freddie Mercury (Queen) - the song "Stone Cold Crazy", 1974. But if you are sceptical about Freddie/Queen, check out bands like Venom or Anvil. - Metal_Treasure

Creator of thrash metal back when he was in Metallica. - Songsta41

40 Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren
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