Biggest Sellouts of the History of Music

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41 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper was an American rock band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1964. The band consisted of lead singer Vince Furnier, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.

Another Metamusel metalhead who has chosen to pitch everything from Bridgestone tires, to office supplies, to hotels. Plus, he's got some sports bar in Phoenix that serves "Nightmare" nachos and "No More Mr. Nice Guy" Chipotle Chicken Pasta. I'm not kidding. - a7x,antar

42 Ice Cube Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built ...read more.

Personally, I don't even hold his corny movie career against him, but when you go from the militant anti-sell-out of 1991's Death Certificate etc. to producing such garbage as 2014's "Drop Girl", that's probably the biggest act of SELLING OUT in the history of music, and certainly within hip-hop which is saying something since practically the whole genre sold itself (with a few noble exceptions, of course. )

Went from nwa gangster rap to Disney movies and commercials. I think he should be number 1 hands down.

Are we there yet?

Went from genius rapper to... a corny movie star. - Swellow

43 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

Madonna, in my opinion, is THE BIGGEST SELLOUT.
Wanna know why? Get ready for a lot of sadness people. I'm really sorry you people had to hear this but, she made two songs with Nicki Minaj!
I'm not kidding. It's true.

Someone please bring her 1985 self back...

Starting to make music with nicki minaj and drake.

44 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.

Started as a thrash band much like Metallica. They are not as popular as Metallica, nor were they as good in the first place, but I can tell you they sold out much worse. Their 80's stuff is respectable thrash metal music made in a very unique, comical style. In the 90's they fired their singer, hired a new one and started making music that didn't sound like Anthrax at all and was intended for solely making money. Fortunately they failed to sell out and eventually had to bring back their original singer. They started making quite good music again that sounded more like their 80's stuff but are now old men way past their prime. Basically they destroyed their own career by selling out. Should be higher than Metallica and Metallica does not belong even to top 10.

John Bush sounds like he belongs in a country band. Stomp 442 sucks, ever since the release they went downhill.

As much as I like Anthrax I have to agree, at least they bounced back with their new stuff, very good thrash.

45 Ludacris Ludacris Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.

I lost my respect for him after hearing "Baby"...you must have no dignity, if you agree to do that

Ludacris used to make R rated rap records but now he's working with Justin Bieber
How is he not a sellout
He's still pretty dope though

46 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively ...read more.

Fanbase: "I love BMTH!... What the heck is Count Your Blessings? "

From Deathcore to Pop... because it brought more money. And then saying the don't know how they could make such music as back then. Can it be more sellout?

47 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.
48 Status Quo Status Quo Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 ...read more.

These guys practically sold themselves to Coles. Did you know they're coming out with a new album? It's only allowed to be sold at COLES.

Doing a song with Scooter...enough said

49 Gwen Stefani Gwen Stefani

I don't understand how she is never on these lists. She is a blatant sellout. She completely changed her style of music to try and fit in with the mainstream.

Can't believe she isn't number one. No Doubt were a great band, and she threw it all away to sing about "B-A-N-A-N-A-S" and prance around with Harajuku girls... I could rant for days about what a sell-out and disappointment she is.

50 Twenty One Pilots 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.

They didn't sell out. They became popular unexpectedly. - The01Bro

They sold out bad. They went from fresh crap to nasty crap to abominations. Vessel and Blurryface are Poser City

51 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers
52 Kings of Leon Kings of Leon

Compare songs, "Spiral Staircase" to "Waste a Moment"

Sex on fire. Hate it hate most of there stuff since. sellouts

53 Imagine Dragons 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.

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

Their second album is the definition of sophomore slump.

54 Finger Eleven

Why did they go to songs like Paralyzer? Seriously, if you do hate them for that overplayed song, look back on their older stuff like the songs on The Greyest of Blue Skies album, you'll find out how good they were. Unfortunately, that's not what they sound like now. I wish they would go back. - NuMetalManiak

Listen to drag you down ten paralizer back to back, trust me you'll understand how big of a sellout they are

55 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

They sold out BIG TIME. I liked it's my life, but it was just a sellout song.

They play country music now. - LarrytheFairy

56 The Vamps The Vamps The Vamps are a British pop rock band consisting of Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans.

They made a nice little indie rock song called 'Can't We Dance' but then after that they made stupid boyband sounding pop music. - metaldude8

Can we dance was great... Now they are just copying the mainstream EDM kind of stuff that everyone else is pumping out... Disappointing

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58 My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from Jersey City, New Jersey, active from 2001 to 2013. For much of their career, the band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way, and drummer Bob Bryar.

Gerard recorded a song with Deadmau5. Need I say more?

According to my friend, before they started making emo music, they had a nice metal/punk edge.

Gerard Way is the definition of a sell out

They sold out.

59 Etienne Sin

Who is This dude

he's trash

60 Calvin Harris Calvin Harris Adam Richard Wiles, known professionally as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter and remixer . He was known with his hit singles like Summer, This Is What You Came For and How Deep Is Love . He also was cheated on by Taylor Swift in their relationship for Tom Hiddleston ...read more.
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