Biggest Sellouts of the History of Music

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41 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

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 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

44 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?

45 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.
46 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

47 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.

48 The Chainsmokers The Chainsmokers
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 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.

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 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

53 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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55 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.
56 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

57 Jimmy Buffett

Margaritaville Restaurants, Margaritaville Hotels, Margaritaville Tequila, even Margaritaville Casinos.

Easily #1 on the list. Biggest sellout of all time

58 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.

No Doubt didn't sell out, Gwen Stefani on the other hand... - Gruunge

59 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

They never sold-out, they always stuck to their roots, in fact Led Zeppelin 4's album cover without text was considered a way of making less money, they never sold out.

How did Zeppelin sell out? They were only around for 12 years and all none of their albums were aimed for money only.

When did they sell out?

I think I'd rather see Zep tour without Robert Plant than hear "Rock and Roll" in a Cadillac ad. At least they could have picked a cool car by a company that isn't about to go belly up. - a7x,antar

I'm sorry, THAT is why you think they sold out? One commercial does not make a band a sellout, and they never became a sellout band in the first place. - Songsta41

60 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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