Top Ten Artists that Created Their Own Genre

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21 Gorillaz Gorillaz Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.
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". ...read more.
26 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 ...read more.

Genre created: Nu-Metal

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31 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 ...read 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

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33 Celine Dion

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

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34 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

35 Bob Marley Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
36 Slayer Slayer ...read more.
37 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..

38 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine ...read 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

39 Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren
40 Lorde Lorde Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter.
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