Top 10 Countries With the Best Musicians

The Top Ten

United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is ...read more.

Who else. For a country so small to influence the world to such a degree. The UK consistently outperforms and leaves a footprint many times greater than its size. Many of the greatest bands of all time, pioneers, and musical influences have come from here. It seems their international and outside perspective on the world uniquely allows them to feed back outside influences: the greats, Beatles, Led Zepp, Rolling stones, etc... took what already existed and was buried and made it into their own flavour. Even today, the UK outperforms any country in nurturing their musical talents and success.

America might have its share of revolutionary bands, and canada may have its fair share of overrated pop, but the UK is were everything started. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin, Queen, and many other bands literally started the majority of music genres, and they all came from the UK. Radiohead, and Pink Floyd both practically recreated Alternative Rock, and the very Genres that are Metal, Hard rock, and Rock would not exist without the Rolling Stones The Beatles, and Led Zepplin. America might have Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, and Bob Dylan, but UK is the very basis of practically every genre of music. They influenced music from the beginning of the 1900s, and continue to influence it today. Face it people, without the UK We would just be without certain genres, we would simply be without music.

If you take the UK and US out of the global music equation you have nothing. The UK lead the way with America close behind and the world left in their dust. The culture that we have brought is unmeasurable to all who listen to the songs that have given inspiration to this generation of musicians who have who hell of a challenge trying to match up to their predecessors. An impossible task in my opinion.

I mean who was it that managed to combine rock and opera together making it so amazing that no one can even compare? Oh yeah; Queen! Who just happen to come from the UK alongside The Beatles and The Rolling Stones who are still accounted as the best bands in the world even though they have stopped composing. No one can compete.

United States of America The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

Everyone here hates my favorite genre of music so much that is pathetic because it is clearly what the world listens to. I'm not even going to name the genre, its obvious. I have no problem with people hating one of my life's passions and an integral part of what gets me by in life, but how dare you suggest that it is not even music.

Elvis
Chuck Berry
The Beach Boys
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Michael Jackson
Metallica
Megadeth
Aerosmith
Marvin Gaye
Earth, Wind, & Fire
The Grateful Dead
Jefferson Airplane
Santana
John Denver
Johnny Cash
Simon & Garfunkel
Bob Dylan
Guns N‘ Roses
Van Halen
Billy Joel
War
Sam Cooke
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Boston
The Allman Brothers
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tom Petty
Bruce Springsteen
Toto
The Doobie Brothers
The Eagles
Bob Jovi
Motley Crue
Prince
Journey
Roy Orbison
Frank Sinatra
Neil Diamond
Aretha Franklin
Leonard Cohen
The Doors
Merle Haggard
Kiss
ZZ Top
Bob Seger
John Mellencamp
Willie Nelson
Heart
Steve Miller
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Nirvana
Pearl Jam
The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Weezer
The Temptations
Waylon Jennings

The list goes on forever.

How about we use the music from today, not 40 to 50 years ago,
Even though the U. S music is trash, every where I go I here it and its like, where is everyone Else's music at. I'm a journalist so it's my job to know theses things.

Whitney Huston, Mary J. Blige, Johnny Cash, Billy Joel, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Guns N Roses, Steve Wonder, Fantasia Barrino, Aretha Franklin, Barbara Streisand and many, many, many more amazing voices!

Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.
Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

Nightwish is the only Finish band I know of.

Poets of the fall!

Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

Charice, Christian Bautista, Billy Crawford, Sarah Geronimo, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez, Lani Misalucha and more.

Just Charice, Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo, Arnel Pineda and any others. They can beat all of them.

Festivals in Philippines seem to be less about drug distribution and more about the music compared to the UK.

Wolfgang (band), Slapshock, Arnel Pineda, Kirk Hammett, Kadangyan,

Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.

Patrick watson
Joni mitchell
Neil young
The weeknd
Drake
A tribe called red
Leonard cohen
Alanis morissette
Sarah mclachlan
Feist
Broken social scene
Arcade fire
The band
Coeur de pirate
Grimes
Crystal casttles
K'naan
Nelly furtado
Lhasa de sela
Austra
Rufus waiwright
Owen pallett

Just to name a few

Yeah there's those people... And more importantly there's Our Lady Peace, Nickelback, Alexisonfire/City And Colour, The Tragically Hip, 3 Days Grace, Theory Of A Deadman, Matthew Good, Rush, Finger Eleven, Billy Talent, The Guess Who, Sam Roberts, Sum 41, Big Wreck/Thornley, but who cares where they're from?!

Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Paul Anka, David Foster, Canadian Tenors, Avril Lavigne, Shania Twain, Sarah McLachlan and more.

You missed arcade fire, barenaked ladies, simple plan, wintersleep, blue rodeo, and broken social scene

Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.
India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

There is no other country in the world is as talented as indians in music... I think India would be in the top because united kingdom, USA and others' singing style is like- wave your head and make a chorus, and it will be a music! They think so but the real is that music is a rhythm through which feelings are expressed and Indian music have done it... Indian music has no craziness like UK, USA and others but have the power of expressing real feelings...

If any superstar musician, band artist or singer can sing the Indian classical, Karnataki Sangeet, Dhrupads, bhatiali, vaoiya and many other Indian traditional music then I will never comment in this matter!

The above mentioned singing styles are the toughest of all types off singing! Michael Jackson, Enrique, Akon they will become speechless if they listen or try to sing this types of singing style...

But It was proved that Indians can easily sing the western music... It is not so tough but very easy!

Indian musicians can easily do what Uk:UsA:Canada :Phillipines @and the musicians of any other country can do.. But it would be difficult for them. To catch the Indian Music. So Indian Musicians deseves the first place.

India is the best. India make a music is heart touching music and I love Indian music and I love

I love both India and South Korea when it comes to Music.. Soulful

Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

India and Philippines are just higher because of the bots, other than that most of their music is terrible, but Germany has great music Rammstein is one of my favorite band.

Germany is ranked 17th?
Jesus guys, what would be music without Beethoven, Haydn, Mendlesohn, Schubert, Bach and many others? I accept the UK and US they had and have a lot of impressive musicians, but the Phillipines? Are you kidding me?

Rammstein, Helloween, Blind Guardian, Edguy, Doro, just to name a few.

Philippines... really?

Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

Such a small place with so many wonderful bands and singers! I believe that the ratio it's the best among all countries.

Enya, U2, Westlife, Celtic Woman, Boyzone, The Corrs, Snow Patrol, The Irish Tenors, The Script and more.

Flogging Molly are one of Ireland's many Celt acts.

The script! All the way!

The Contenders

Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

Australia should at least be top Ten!
INXS
ACDC
Kylie Minogue
Jet
The Beegees (okay they were born in England but moved to Australia when they were like 5 years old!)
Icehouse
Crowded house
These are just a few of the world wide successors not to mention the ones that got dozens of hits in Australia!
Cold chisel were legends!
+ Paul Kelly
Hunters and collectors
Aussie crawl choirboys
Hunters and collectors and many more!

Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

Country very known for black metal.

Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

Lara Fabian is not Italian but Belgium, Lady GaGa is not Italian but American, Dean Martin was not Italian but American... And those people are not Musicians but singers, Italy must be out of this list, as well as their comments.

Andrea Bocceli, Lara Fabian, Lady GaGa, Dean Martin, Laura Pausini, Alice, Antonella Ruggiero, Albano Carrisi and more.

Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

The sad thing is that this kind of music is highly ignored because everyone looks at the high pitched music on the cover
Every country has great music but saying this music is annoying is shallow judgement

Utada Hikaru, Ayumi Hamasaki, Namie Amuro, Koda Kumi, Yui, Kaori Mochida, Mika Nakashima, Tomiko Van and more.

Japanese music can really affect somebody's emotions.

Yuya

Yui

Utada hikaru

E-girls

Flower

Happiness

Dream

J soul brothers (ldh in general)

X4

Some johnnys

Bright

South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

Wonder Girls, Super Junior, 2NE1, Girls' Generation, Jay Park, Rain, Big Bang, Bae Suzy, Kim so Hyun and more.

Exo, B.A. P, Girls Generation, Secret, HyunA, 4Minute, B2ST, Big Bang, Super Junior, 2Ne1, KARA

they are good at music

France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

Classic, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, Rap, RNB, Soul, rhythm and Blues, Rock, pop, French musicians excel in all any type of music.

Daft punk, Serge Gainsbourg, Edith piaf, Phoenix, M83, Mc Solaar, Suprême NTM, Air, 1995... France actually has had and still has wide variety of good artists

Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages ...read more.

Indonesia Jaya, Indonesia Tanah Airmu!

Agnes Monica, Nike Ardilla, Anggun, Poppy Mercury, Hetty Koes Endang, Desy Ratnasari and more.

Netherlands

Armin van buuren, afrojack, tiesto, many more
U people don't get the term dutch dj

Jeezz that is low... Even though Golden Earring Rocks, DJ's dominate!

Headhunterz, showtek, dj tiesto, afrojack, armin van buuren, golden earring... Just saying

Moss, Moke, Di-rect, De Staat, Go Back To The Zoo, Voicst, Kane, Racoon and Baskerville are just some of the many talented bands that make "the Dutch sound"

Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. ...read more.
Nigeria Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall ...read more.

Over the last three decades, Nigerian indigenous music has had a staggering impact in the global music style. From the Youruba Juju and Fuji music to the Igbo Highlife to modern Afrobeat(s).
Here are a few singers
Fela Anikulapo Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Victor Olaiya, Majek Fashek, Wizkid, Davido, Tu-baba, D'banj, Olamide, Ebenezer Obey and the list goes on

Nigeria should be consider one of the best most especially in Gospel Song

There are lots of musicians there

It is my country we have wizkid, Davido, 2baba, fela kuti and more.

Latvia Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe, one of the three Baltic states.

Prāta V�"tra (Brainstorm), Skyforger, Cosmos, Melo-M to name only a few.

Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are ...read more.

Type in Pakistani musicians on google and see the music artists that come up, and here we have Pakistan that wasnt even on this list. Pakistan has talent

Music is to be learnt from Pakistan but their musicians own the talent

Literally underrated

Lithuania
Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. ...read more.

Sorry to burst your bubble but this so-called country didn't exist more than 70 years ago so forget "2000 years", essentially everything Israel has is slyly claimed from what is actually Palestinian and Arab culture and always will be. Claim all you want, it doesn't make it Israel. But Israel can take liberty of their baby-murdering culture, that's all theirs.

Israel combines Music and Culture from modern day music with music that's more than 2000 years old! Furthermore, many Israeli songs of the 1900s combine the history, emotions, and pleas for peace in the Middle East and really depict the struggles and lifestyles of the formation of Israel.

Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.
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