Top 10 Most Charitable Music Artists

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The Top Ten

1 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.

Say what you want about their music but there is no denying how giving these guys are, esp. Bono. - Metal_Treasure

I don’t think I heard anything about U2 in music class at school. In social studies classes their charity work is mentioned every 2nd lesson more or less.

2 Elton John Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

Elton has done more than Taylor I'm sensing a bias metal treasure - MRRANDOM

No bias. I'm kinda fan of Elton John and not a fan of Taylor Swift. But she was named the most Charitable Celebrity of 2012 and 2013. However, I changed my mind and put her lower than him on my remix because he's been doing that for longer time. - Metal_Treasure

Charities: 54 (including the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the GRAMMY Foundation and Race to Erase MS)
Causes: 33 (including creative arts, mental challenges and substance abuse). - Metal_Treasure

3 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

One of the most charitable singers ever. He always gave to charities and donated all the sales of Man in the Mirror to charity. He also helped make the charity single "We are the world" - ShrekTheGoat

16? He is literally listed in The Guiness Book Of World Records as the most charitable celebrity of all time. Having donated over half a billion dollars to all different kinds of charities. - RobertWisdom

4 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

Some of the things he did: According to federal tax forms, one of Prince’s charities, Love 4 One Another, gave more than $1.5 million only from 2005 to 2007. An old nursing home on Olson Highway received a check... “Out of the blue one day, a check from Prince came in for $200,000 and it was an absolute game changer”. Prince gave $80,000 to Urban Ventures for a recording studio and $20,000 to a former youth leadership nonprofit. - Metal_Treasure

5 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.

Another reason to stop hating on Nickelback. They are good people. - Userguy44

Most people only hate Nickelback cause of their music from what I've seen, not them as persons or anything. - Mumbizz01

They get so much unnecessary hate. - RogerMcBaloney

They give a lot of money away to charity. For example, they donated $500,000 to the Obakki Foundation, an African charity that helped build a child-care centre in Cameroon. Another $50,000 went to the B.C. Children’s hospital. Also, in 2006 the group announced that 100% of all digital sales of the song “If Everyone Cared” would be donated to Amnesty International and International Children’s Awareness Canada. They also support "STOMP Out Bullying", education programs, and more. - Metal_Treasure

I really regret hating Nickelback - TheDarkOne_221b

6 Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He ...read more.

He seems like a nice person in real life! - pLix33

The guy is generous. In 2006, he made a $1 million donation to build 28 homes in Louisiana. On another occasion he gave money to build 6 homes in Philadelphia. In 2005, his band donated $1 million to the Angel Network foundation. Besides cash donations to different charities, he founded The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation in 2006. In 2011, he opened the JBJ Soul Kitchen, a community restaurant "where patrons pay what they can afford for their meals, either with money or by volunteering work." (volunteer work is like working for 1 hour in the kitchen).
He has also worked on behalf of the Special Olympics, the American Red Cross, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Covenant House, Project H.O.M.E., and other groups. He was named the first founding ambassador of the Habitat for Humanity Ambassador program. - Metal_Treasure

7 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.

"SHE'S OVERRATED AS HELL! HER FANBASE IS STUPID! WHY HAVE A BREAK UP SONG BE A VERY LOVED SONG? WHY BE SO STEREOTYPICAL? WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO CALL HER AN ANGEL IF SHE DOES a lot OF THINGS WRONG TO MUSIC? SHE'S THE REASON WHY WE NEED TO GO UNDERGROUND TO FIND SOME TRUE MASTERPIECES! YOU PEOPLE ARE MISSING OUT ON AMAZING STUFF! SCREW THE MAINSTREAM! "
I just feel that way whenever something like this happens. - LightningStrike

She was named the most Charitable Celebrity of 2012 and 2013.
Charities: 26 (including The GRAMMY Foundation, Save the Music Foundation and UNICEF)
Causes: 28 (including bullying, homelessness and human rights).
She is active with the UNICEF, Red Cross, Children in Need, and the Wounded Warrior Project. she also founded a campaign to protect children from online predators. - Metal_Treasure

8 Dave Matthews Dave Matthews Dave Matthews is a South African born American singer and guitarist most well known as frontman for the rock band Dave Matthews Band.
9 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

He regularly donates to and works with Habitat For Humanity, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Kids Wish Network. - Metal_Treasure

10 Avicii Avicii Tim Bergling (September 8, 1989 - April 20, 2018), better known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish electronic musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. He is best regarded for his work in Electronic Music during the 2010s in which his works have charted among the Top 40 Radio and for his influence ...read more.

His charitable contributions came to light after his death in 2018. He reportedly gave millions to organizations including Feeding America and Radiohjälpen. In a 2013 interview he said "I discovered when I started making money that I didn’t really need it. When you have such an excess of money you don’t need, the most sensible, most human and completely obvious thing is to give to people in need." Hands down. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan and James Iha, the band included D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin in its original incarnation. They are also considered to be one of the most influential alternative ...read more.
12 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After appearing on the children's television series Barney & Friends as a child, she received her breakthrough role as Mitchie Torres in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and its sequel Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam. ...read more.
13 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. ...read more.

Pearl Jam have supported many charities. All proceeds of the band’s cover of “Last Kiss” went to help refugees of the Kosovo War. They headlined a Seattle concert in 2001 to support the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and added a date to their 2005 tour to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. - Metal_Treasure

14 Jason Newsted Jason Newsted Jason Curtis Newsted is an American metal musician, known for being the third bass guitarist with the band Metallica from November 1986 until his departure in January 2001, he was also a part of Voivod and Flotsam and Jetsam.

In 2004, he signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization that provides free musical instruments to children in underserved public schools throughout the US. - Metal_Treasure

I didn't know that he was one of the most charitable music artists. But there you go, you learn something new every day.

15 Dave Navarro Dave Navarro David Michael "Dave" Navarro is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter, and actor. He is best known as a former member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and as a founding member of the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction.

He was a teen when his mother was murdered by her ex-boyfriend and he mostly supports programs for domestic violence. - Metal_Treasure

16 Marty Friedman Marty Friedman Martin Adam "Marty" Friedman is an American guitarist, known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for heavy metal band Megadeth which spanned nearly the full decade of the 1990s, as well as Cacophony alongside Jason Becker until 1989. Friedman has resided in Tokyo, Japan since 2003, where he has hosted ...read more.

After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan, he began auctioning off a great variety of his musical equipment and paraphernalia that he used as a member of Megadeth and Cacophony, including some of his signature guitars. - Metal_Treasure

17 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.

It's absolutely amazing!

Even if you hate this band, you can't deny they're really good people. They also started a charity called Tyler Robinson Foundation - TheDarkOne_221b

18 Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.

She is the ambassador for Keep A Child Alive and she travels to Africa. She also supports UNICEF, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and Oxfam. - Metal_Treasure

19 50 Cent 50 Cent Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.

He founded the G-Unity Foundation to provide grants to low-income communities. - Metal_Treasure

20 Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow Sheryl Suzanne Crow is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Her music incorporates elements of pop, rock, folk, country and blues.
21 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.
22 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.
23 XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.
24 George Harrison George Harrison George Harrison (1943 - 2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

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25 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.
26 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an 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.
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