Biggest Sellouts of the History of Music

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41 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more. V 1 Comment
42 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.

43 Status Quo

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.

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44 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon are 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? "

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

46 Pitbull Pitbull
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 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

What's an over-the-hill prince of darkness to do once he's no longer selling records? Plug cell phones and video games. I'm sure Sharon made him do it. She has a lifestyle to maintain, ya know? - a7x,antar

Reality T.V. , brushing shoulders with Hollywood socialite trash, did a Christmas song with Jessica Simpson.

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49 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

50 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.

51 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

52 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.
53 Blink-182 Blink-182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

After their self titled album, they became too mainstream

54 No Doubt No Doubt No Doubt is an American rock band from Anaheim, California, that formed in 1986. Since 1994, the group has consisted of vocalist Gwen Stefani, bassist and keyboardist Tony Kanal, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Dumont, and drummer Adrian Young.
55 Bret Michaels Bret Michaels Bret Michael Sychak, professionally known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and reality television personality.

If you take a look at his resume of advertising accomplishments you would put him in the top ten

Did anyone else hear about his country career?

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56 Against Me!

Anarchicist punk band turns radio friendly and becomes one with what they used to fight against.

57 The Black Keys The Black Keys The Black Keys is an American indie rock and blues rock duo, that was formed by Dan Auerbach (Vocals, Guitar) and Patrick Carney (Drums). ...read more.

Nah they didn't sell out. They are still a rock band (i mean, have you heard weight of love? ) but just make a different style of rock. It's less blues now and more indie mixed with Pink Floyd.

Such potential! So popular! Then they decided it would be a good idea to abandon all the things that made them popular and become a generic pop band.

I agree that they sold out and their general sound used to be much better, but I like a greater percentage of their newer songs than older ones. - Songsta41

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58 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

59 Billy Joel Billy Joel

Stepbrothers references this as there is a band called "uptown girl, southern California's preeminent 80s joel cover band" he's a running joke. We didn't start the fire was offensively bad, whereas you have genius like piano man, AND NO ONE TALKS ABOUT THIS.

Cold Spring Harbor through Glass Houses: A pianist who really ruled the 1970s.
Post-Glass Houses: "Pressure", "Uptown Girl", the Christine Brinkley thing, The Bridge, the concert in Russia, "We Didn't Start the Fire", and he never released an album since 1993.

80s Joel was the most Benine, generic music you've ever heard, as opposed to his artistry in the 70s.

60 Big Ben Dix Band

First album is the best

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