Top 10 Music Artists Who are the Biggest Sellouts

When artists started out in one genre and then sold-out so they could make it on the pop charts. Let's discuss these artist who did this crime.

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". ...read more.

I hate it - Unnamed Google User Remade

They did sold out a lot, but at least they’re still focusing on the music.

Metallica are sellouts, but they aren’t posers and are too high on this list. - Userguy44

Biggest posers ever

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2 X Japan X Japan X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.

I'm pretty sure most of the people who voted for them here have no idea what this list is about, but this time I won't complain about their ignorance. - saaarsdej

I really don't see how they sold out but X-Japan rule most and deserve to be top of most lists. Pure awesome.

X Japan will always be at the top of the hierarchy. The top predator in a food chain if you will.

X Japan have kept to true to themselves even after the 10 year hiatus.

How did they sell out? Dahlia (assuming this is the supposed sellout album) was amazing if you ask me.

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3 Kiss Kiss Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

How are these guys not in the top 10? Kiss has sold out pretty much every single way possible.

Why is nirvana on this list? The over-merchandising of Nirvana started after Kurt's death, and everything about "In Utero" is far from selling out, it's the exact opposite.

Kiss is phenomenal. They are true musicians who can play and sing anything they choose and sound amazing.

This band was selling merchandise from the beginning, when they were arguably the biggest thing going. Now, 40 plus years later people want to call them sellouts. There are millions of fans who felt this way for a long time but keep coming back to support them, even through the disco era. All that ultimately matters is their music and it's mostly great.

many people would say KISS is great, when they just know one or two songs from them... that's because they are the most commercial band, even their fans say this - rock2metal

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4 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about ...read more.

At least her older songs were listenable... I honestly prefer her country pop songs even though I'm not a fan of country music at all. - Misfire

She went from making GOOD country music to making typical mainstream pop. Although Delicate is a good song, Look What You Made Me Do and Ready for It were awful songs that I liked for some reason when they were popular. - allamassal

She's terrible now and always was, but there's no doubt she changed herself to get more money and fame. But for those saying she should be #1, you've clearly never heard Metallica.

Yeah there's bands and artists on here who made little change and are called sell outs like U2 and Green Day (who really just evolved their sound, and experimented different subgenres.) on the other hand you have Taylor Swift who literally went from country music to pop music. All because she wanted more attention and mainstream success. This artist makes Green Day going from punk rock to alternative rock less noticeable.

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5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

Went from Rock/funk to Pop Rock to just Pop. The lyrics went from Sunday Morning, to One More Night to Girls Like You... I mean they literally stopped trying. I'm only a Fan until Hands All Over after that I stopped listening to them. They are now a generic Pop Group (not even a band)

I miss the old them... - Misfire

They sold out after Hands All Over

Cool alternative hip band turned pop trash band desperate for money. Maroon 5 is now basically Adam Levine and six other guys getting paid for doing nothing. - Smash64

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6 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

How could anyone forget them? Apparently they had a grunge sound at the beginning, and then decided to go all radio-friendly with the latter of their albums

Who remembers their album Curb? No one, since their fans love their new poppy music. Like with Metallica, they were heavy and processed by money to make themselves softer.

They sold out before anyone actually heard of them. Their first album, The Curb was heavy and their newer stuff is very poppy. I wish they could go back to not always singing about sex and partying and all that crap.

I heard that "Feed the Machine" is their hardest album yet. - thomwim

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7 The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

Where is the love is a beautiful song, but everything after that is horrible.

They went back to hip-hop, I heard. Don't worry. - Misfire

From alternative hip hop to complete electro party music. Total sellouts. - Smash64

A group who have sold out, not once but twice. Originally they were a supposedly legit band who had respect in the hip hop community. Fergie then joined, and they became a pretty good pop band for a while. Then I Gotta Feeling came along, and they lost any semblance of identity to become generic soulless pop-dance music that occupy the charts these days. Thankfully they went on hiatus before they steeped too much further in that part of their career, clearly due to diminishing returns. When they inevitably reunite, they should hopefully return to what they originally were, but the chances on that are sadly slim. A sellout in every sense of the word. - Mrveteran

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8 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. ...read more.

Ok, so his late 80s to 90s stuff was very much him selling out, he came back with The Next Day and Blackstar, which are two of his finest works - VaticanCameos

WHAT? - DCfnaf

What is Bowie doing in this list?
What is Rod Stewart doing in this list?
These two are British music legends.
They are top artist's world wide, respected by all that are music lovers and music fans.
Most artist's in the world look up to thes two, they would love to write and perform songs like Bowie or Rod Stewart made world famous.
INCREDIBLE! - phr

9 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

Their last album was a total sellout. - Smash64

Never really paid much attention to these guys but they've since sold out. In a very bad way. - UltraSaiyan419

My favourite band of all time and I agree. It sold out.

They never sold out. They just evolved their sound with every album. Artists aren't allowed to ever change? - beccax3x3x3x3

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10 Rod Stewart Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

Not to be mean, but he looks like a crackhead. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

The Contenders

11 Genesis Genesis Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.

I wholeheartedly disagree with this. I understand if 80s Genesis isn't your thing, but the music still had soul, and the band wasn't just in it for the money. Also, if anyone's to blame for the shift in styles, it's Tony Banks and (to a lesser extent) Mike Rutherford - they wanted to write hit songs, while Phil didn't even want to be the singer at first. Phil also tried to get the entirety of Supper's Ready in the setlist of one of their later concerts, but the other two declined. However, regardless of whose fault the shift is, the music was still good. Even if you're a hardcore prog fan, the band still made tons of great music until the very end. Even considering the period after Duke, which many believe to be the point where the pop influence simply became too much, we still got gems like Dodo/Lurker, Mama, Home by the Sea, Domino, The Brazilian, Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (the album version), Driving the Last Spike, Dreaming While You Sleep, Fading Lights, and more! And that's just ...more

Sadly.
I think they had the biggest drop in Quality in music, if we take Metallica for exemple The Black Album, Load and Reload are good albums (even great in the case of The Black Album) just not Thrash Metal, St Anger and Lulu sucked but those where uncommercial experiments. And they did return to form with Hardwired & Death Magnetic.
However I do feel that people are being too hard on Phil collins, A Trick of the Tail & Wind and Wuthering are as great as the Peter Gabriel albums, And Then There Were Three & Duke are also good though Steve Hackett's exit did hurt them and Phil's side project Brand X is awesome.
I Blame the 80's.

Genesis should definitely top this list. Went from being an amazing progrock band in the 70's to a lucrative catchy pop band. I don't blame Phil Collins. Both he, Peter Gabriel and the rest of the band sold eventually, and I don't mind some of their pop tracks. They just used to be so much better...

"Supper's Ready" is my favorite song of all time. "That's All" is my least favorite song. Definitely sold out after Gabriel left, probably because he was the driving force in their creativity.

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12 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., (born, October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.

In my opinion, he should be number 1. He started promoting terrible rappers like Far East Movement and Wiz Khalifa. And he started rapping with a lot of terrible artists (Lil Wayne, Miley Cyrus, Big Time Rush, Jason Derulo, Psy, Soulja Boy, Katy Perry, the list goes on). He even said that Lil Wayne is dope!

How is this guy not higher?! He really is one of the biggest sellouts in music history! Really!

He promoted Wiz Khalifa (and apparently, Snoop likes anyone who smokes weed). And when you keep getting promoted by Snoop, you're gonna be mainstream forever. But I haven't heard from Wiz Khalifa since so I'm glad he's gone. No more. We don't need anymore whack rappers killing up the genre.

He promoted Wiz Khalifa. And since we live in a generation where Hip hop is dying, anybody would listen to Wiz Khalifa just because they're too ignorant to know that all he talks about is smoking weed and drugs. They'll listen to anything you give them. They're that stupid.

Snoop, you are one of the greatest rappers of all time. Why did you rap with Big Time Rush? Did your kids tell you to do it? We're they like "daddy that's one of our favorite bands. Can you go rap with them? " Just why?

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13 Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also ...read more.

With every member that left Guns n Roses, they took a bit of talent with them. I hated Chinese Democracy and is nothing like Appetite For Destruction - Danielsun182

14 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk, punk rock, and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1986. 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 ...read more.

How are they sellouts. They still play guitar and drums and talk trash about the government and society. Take Green Day off this list! - Smash64

Not sell outs

Posers

Sure they started out as punk rock, but at least they generally stayed as some form of punk, even in American Idiot. It was still an album about rebellion, just this time against the government when previously they rebelled against society.

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15 Coldplay Coldplay 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.

I can't believe that I used to like this band.

Yep... after Viva La Vida

Hymn for the Weekend and partnering with the Chainsmokers proves that Coldplay is a sellout. I guess Viva La Vida foreshadowed their downfall. - Smash64

I've only liked their earlier work. It's their most recent releases that I despise. - UltraSaiyan419

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16 Santana Santana Santana is an American Latin rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana.

This website is easy to troll

HOW?!?!

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18 Billy Idol Billy Idol William Michael Albert Broad, known professionally by his stage name Billy Idol, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor.
19 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.

How dare you put Avril Lavigne here!

20 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

Rapping with Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj is enough to make him a sellout.

Working with Dido on "stan" was brilliant. But working with Rihanna and Lil' wayne is enough to make anyone a sellout. After curtain call he became worse

It all started with "FACK".

He dissed pop stars in the past
Now he is making songs with them
It is confirmed that Slim Shady has sold out

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21 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.

No. For me, selling out means producing less valuable music that is just made with the intention of money. - Alkadikce

Pink Floyd changed their sound when Roger Waters turned Pink Floyd into an autocracy. They never sold out, they just let one guy take over the band. Once Roger Waters disbanded Pink Floyd and David Gilmour reformed it, they went back to their signature sound. Despite all this, I still think Pink Floyd is the best band of all time. - Metarock

What! - Userguy44

Egomanic Waters ruined a great band by falling out with the "sound" of Floyd, Gilmour and Wright (RIP), believing he was the only one that mattered. His solo work is depressing, relentless utter crap

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23 Heart Heart Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

Their pop career wasn't exactly great. - Swellow

24 Usher Usher Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.
25 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the ...read more.

In my opinion, she should be #1. She started out a perfectly respectable up in comer in the music and film industry. Now she makes me embarrassed to be In Her age group. She completely abandoned her initial fan base to represent what? White trash and anarchy? It would be one thing if that's who she was when she first made her debut but there was never a glimmer of that person before this "transformation". She says it's because she "grew up". Hah, I won't even dignify that with a response. Sure her controversial demeanor has made her relevant. But at what cost? She's a joke and an embarrassment to my generation. You're not an artist my dear, you're a sellout.

Either she's a good girl pretending to be bad, or a bad girl who faked being good. Either way, she was a role model for me at one point. Now if she's in a magazine, I rip out that page. What happened to her?

There wasn't anything to sell. She grew up doing a tween sitcom on Disney about a herself. All she did was start humping things in her underwear, swear and drink, and scared a lot of parents.

Devil worshiper

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26 Chris Brown Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.
27 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative ...read more.

Just simply, One More Light.

The change in their sound was a sign. - UltraSaiyan419

If anything, they did the exact opposite. It would be more like selling out for them to go in their old direction because their old fans wants it. You wanna know why they changed? Because they like their new sound.

Selling out hasn't worked out for them. "In the End" on their first album went to #2 on the charts in 2000. Their 2014 album didn't have a single make the Hot 100. Basically, they're at their best when they make their music: metal mixed with rap.

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28 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada and is Christian. He is the son of author Pattie Mallette. ...read more.

Justin Bieber is a POP artist. Which means he's gonna do what's POPULAR. That's what POP artists do. - Smash64

He was never good at the beginning.

I'm actually surprised he's on here. - allamassal

But he was never a good musician in the first place - AliciaMae

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29 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 ...read more.

Killing is My Business (1985) is heavier than Peace Sells (1986)
Peace Sells is heavier than So Far, So Good... so What! (1988)
So Far, so Good... so What! is heavier than Rust in Peace (1990)
Rust in Peace is heavier than Countdown to Extinction (1992)
Countdown to Exintinction is heavier than Youthanasia (1994)
Youthanasia is heavier than Cryptic Writings (1997)
Cryptic Writings is heavier than Risk (1999)

Isn't this what we call sell-outs? - Alkadikce

Bigger sellouts than Metallica. At least they didn’t write pop songs. - Userguy44

With the album Risk they sold out more than Metallica with the Black album. At least Metallica didn't use disco beats - Metal_Treasure

30 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. Logic first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has easily ...read more.
31 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

I’d say the story of Kanye West is less about selling out and more about the failed state of mental health care in the United States.

Man just needs and honest conversation and a hug.

Kanye likes fish sticks and his wife is a hobbit South Park is awesome - matthewwilliams2

He started a religion called Westism, in which he is God. Biggest doofus on the planet.

What was there to sell out? He got his real start producing for people like Jay-Z. He wasn't acting like a demagogue at the beginning but later he painted himself as a narcissistic poster child for hipster hop.

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32 U2 U2 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.

Like the Bugatti Veyron; great, just not likeable.

They aren't exactly good anymore

U2 are the very definition of 'Sellout'. They don't care what they do as long as there's a nice cheque.

500 euro's for a tcket bono shame on you

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33 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of ...read more.

This piece of garbage always raps about one thing--himself. How interesting.

Devil worshiper

Why do Jay-Z and Dr. Dre look the same? - SirSkeletorThe3rd

34 Pitbull Pitbull Armando Christian Pérez, better known by his stage name Pitbull, is a Grammy (and Latin Grammy) winning Cuban-American rapper, songwriter and record producer.

Was trash from the beginning

He’s not great, but not the worst - KingSlayer93316

Surprised he wasn't here. He used to actually be really good. - RnBLover

35 Chance the Rapper Chance the Rapper Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.
36 30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.

They went from border-line metal to electronic, techno crap. They're all talented, but they cover up that talent with awful dance beats. (Up in the air is a perfect example).

Listen to the new album "America" and that will tell you why they should be at the top of this list. God awful stuff.

I used to like them a lot and then they made a song with Kanye West. Well, that pretty much sums it up.

I just saw them, they were the biggest sell outs I've ever seen. Hard to watch

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37 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, ...read more.

He's not a sellout he's just plain bad

Whoever voted him here is wrong, he sucked when he started rap and sucks now he's not the biggest sellout but he's the worst rapper of all time. - matthewwilliams2

He went from making a song dedicated to his dead friends to making a song with Paris Hilton - venomouskillingmachine

He plays guitar so badly every sand guitarist in the world would laugh their asses off at him

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38 Gwen Stefani Gwen Stefani Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She is a co-founder and the lead vocalist of the band No Doubt, whose singles include "Just a Girl" and "Don't Speak" from their 1995 breakthrough studio album Tragic Kingdom, as well as "Hey ...read more.

Biggest sell out of all time.

An unfortunate example of a true sellout. I understand that not everyone is super talented. I understand you only have so many songs in you. But I'd rather fade into rock obscurity with a couple of great tunes under my name than prop-myself up with a bunch of cookie-cutter, pop garbage just to stay famous. 1995 Gwen wouldn't even recognize herself today.

How is she not #1? Other artists on the list slightly changed their style. She literally switched genres from ska to teenie bopper pop.

Go back to No Doubt! - Smash64

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39 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.
40 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

Should be #1. From 'Wasted' and 'Let it Go' to 'Pour Some Sugar on Me'? Yes, grown men sang lyrics that Debbie Gibson or Tiffany wouldn't touch... They even admitted it was all about fame and fortune. How artistic...

Oh, they sold out, all right. And they STILL kick ass! - UltraSaiyan419

Listen to their first 2 albums, then listen to slang. Hear the Difference?

Just compare On Through The Night with Hysteria or Adrenalize.

41 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top ...read more.
42 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015. The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

They shouldn't be here. They were NEVER good. - 150040

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Metallica is on here but One Direction isn't? - railfan99

At one time, a sellout had to have been good, so they don’t count as a sellout. - AliciaMae

43 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.

After their self titled album.

Korn was great back then, but now they're just a joke that's not funny. Like, at all.

These guys didn't sell out. They were just bad.

Korn is forever ruined. Ruined... I'm gonna go cry in the corner now.

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44 Kid Rock Kid Rock Robert James Ritchie Sr., known professionally as Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer, activist, minister and actor.
45 Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony is an American girl group based in Miami, composed of Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and previously, Camila Cabello until her departure from the group on December 18, 2016. The group signed a joint record deal with Simon Cowell's label Syco Records and L.A.
46 Weezer Weezer Weezer 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.

My NaMe iS JOnAs

Weezer never sold out. They just began making crappy music. Pinkertons obviously their best album in terms of sincerity though. It's so confessional...but anyway, their most recent album, Everything Will Be Alright In the End, is like an apology for the horrid music they made. It's a well crafted album with the lead single "Back to the Shack" which is telling fans sorry.

Back to the shack is basically an apology for selling out so there ya go

After Maladroit it sucked, then Everything Will Be Alright in the End came out and it was good - Gruunge

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47 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

They did that with Origins. - Userguy44

People Say Metallica Is The Biggest Sellout But Yet They Love This Band? , Hypocrites - VideoGamefan5

Their second album is the definition of sophomore slump.

48 Desiigner Desiigner Sidney Royel Selby III (born May 3, 1997), better known by his stage name Desiigner, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive and actor. He rose to prominence in 2016 after the release of his debut single "Panda", which reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot ...read more.
49 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

Definitely sold out with the Get A Grip album. - TommyT327

Great 70's band.

since their reunion in the 80's...its been all radio style crap.

50 Staind Staind Staind was a Alternative Metal band formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1995. ...read more.
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3. Kiss
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