Best European Music Artists That Aren't British

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The Top Ten

1 Rammstein (Germany) Rammstein (Germany) Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte and Industrial Metal band consisting of Till Lindemann (vocals), Richard Kruspe (guitar), Paul Landers (guitar), Oliver Riedel (electric bass), Christoph Schneider (drums) and Christian Lorenz (keyboard), that formed in 1994 in Berlin . ...read more.
2 Blind Guardian (Germany) Blind Guardian (Germany) Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.

These guys are really epic! - Metal_Treasure

3 Nightwish (Finland) Nightwish (Finland) Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, ...read more.
4 Amon Amarth (Sweden) Amon Amarth (Sweden) Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom.
5 Gary Moore (Ireland) Gary Moore (Ireland) Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.

The finest musician from Ireland with the widest range of music genres I know - blues, blues rock, heavy metal, hard rock, jazz.
Songs - Still Got the Blues, Out in the Fields, Empty Rooms, Over the Hills and Far Away, Oh Pretty Woman, Hurricane.
Nightwish covered "Over the Hills and Far Away", and "Out in the Fields" was covered by more than 10 metal bands (Powerwolf, Ghost Machinery, Sonata Arctica, Primal Fear, Dark At Dawn, Riot,...) - Metal_Treasure

6 ABBA (Sweden) ABBA (Sweden) ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

One of the absolute greatest pop artists. If Michael Jackson is the King of Pop, these gals are the Empresses of Pop. - SoldierOfFortune

7 Within Temptation (Netherlands) Within Temptation (Netherlands) Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.
8 Tokio Hotel (Germany) Tokio Hotel (Germany) Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass) that formed in 2001. ...read more.
9 Ennio Morricone (Italy) Ennio Morricone (Italy) Ennio Morricone, Grand Officer OMRI is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player.
10 Björk (Iceland) Björk (Iceland) Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.

Bjork is probably the best female Nordic singer there is. - Swellow

The Contenders

11 Accept (Germany) Accept (Germany) Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes.
12 Jean Michel Jarre (France) Jean Michel Jarre (France) Jean-Michel André Jarre is a French composer, performer and record producer. He is a pioneer in the electronic, ambient and new-age genres, and known for organising outdoor spectacles featuring his music, vast laser displays and fireworks.
13 HIM (Finland) HIM (Finland) HIM was a Finnish gothic rock band from Helsinki, Finland. Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo and bassist Mikko "Mige" Paananen under the name His Infernal Majesty, the band broke up in 1993, before being reformed in 1995 by Valo and guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström.
14 Vanilla Ninja (Estonia) Vanilla Ninja (Estonia) Vanilla Ninja is an Estonian pop rock and synth rock band consisting of Lenna Kuurmaa (lead vocals, guitar), Piret Järvis (vocals, guitar) and Katrin Siska (keyboards). Past members are Maarja Kivi and Triinu Kivilaan, both providing vocals and electric bass. ...read more.
15 U2 (Ireland) U2 (Ireland) 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.
16 Sarah Connor (Germany) Sarah Connor (Germany) Sarah Marianne Corina Lewe, better known by her stage name Sarah Connor, is a German pop and soul singer and occasional songwriter from Hamburg born on June 13, 1980. ...read more.
17 Falco (Austria) Falco (Austria) Johann "Hans" Hölzel, better known by his stage name Falco, was an Austrian singer, songwriter and rapper.
18 Kollegah (Germany) Kollegah (Germany) Felix Antoine Blume, better known by his stage name Kollegah, is a German rapper of Canadian descent born on August 3rd, 1984. He is widely credited to have established multisyllabic rhyming and doubletime rapping in German hip hop. ...read more.
19 Modern Talking Modern Talking Modern Talking were a German synth-pop duo formed in 1983 by singer/pianist Thomas Anders and chorus singer/producer/composer/guitarist Dieter Bohlen best known for their hits "You're My Heart, You're My Soul", "Cheri Cheri Lady" and "Brother Louie", that broke up in 1987 before rejoining in 1998 with ...read more.

Dieter Bohlen and Thomas Anders

20 Vangelis (Greece) Vangelis (Greece) Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, known professionally as Vangelis, is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music.
21 Beyond the Black (Germany) Beyond the Black (Germany) Beyond the Black is a German symphonic metal band from Mannheim originally consisting of Jennifer Haben (vocals), Nils Lesser (guitar), Christopher Hummels (guitar, vocals), Tobias Derer (drums), Erwin Schmidt (bass) and Michael Hauser (keyboard). As of August 2016, the members parted ways, with Haben ...read more.
22 Stromae (Belgium) Stromae (Belgium) Paul Van Haver, better known by his stage name Stromae, is a Belgian musician, rapper, singer, and songwriter. He established himself in both the hip hop and electronic music genres.
23 Enya (Ireland) Enya (Ireland) Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and producer.
24 Kraftwerk (Germany) Kraftwerk (Germany) Kraftwerk is a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf. The band was fronted by both Hütter and Schneider until Schneider's departure in 2008.
25 Ace of Base (Sweden) Ace of Base (Sweden) Ace of Base was a Swedish pop group, originally consisting of Ulf "Buddha" Ekberg and three siblings, Jonas "Joker" Berggren, Malin "Linn" Berggren and Jenny Berggren.
26 Amaranthe (Sweden and Denmark) Amaranthe (Sweden and Denmark) Amaranthe is a Swedish heavy metal band notable for having three lead vocalists: Elize Ryd, Jake E. Lundberg, and Henrik Englund Wilhemsson, each presenting a different vocal style. Their second album, The Nexus, reached 6th on Swedish charts, 4th on Finnish charts, and reached a peak of 12th on the ...read more.
27 Die Ärzte (Germany) Die Ärzte (Germany) Die Ärzte (German for "The Doctors"), is a German rock band currently consisting of Farin Urlaub (vocals, guitar, bass), Bela B (vocals, drums, guitar) and Rodrigo González (vocals, bass, guitar, piano), that formed in 1982 in Berlin. ...read more.
28 Maria Mena (Norway) Maria Mena (Norway) Maria Viktoria Mena is a Norwegian pop artist, best known for her single "You're the Only One" which charted in multiple countries.
29 M2M (Sweden) M2M (Sweden) M2M was a Norwegian teen pop duo consisting of Marit Larsen and Marion Raven, both of which provided vocals, guitar, piano and songwriting. They released two albums, “Shades of Purple” and “The Big Room”, in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Both albums received universal acclaim internationally ...read more.
30 Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung (Austria) Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung (Austria) The EAV is an Austrian band which was formed in 1977. Nino Holm first established a band called "Anti-Pasta", but it was not successful and it dissolved after three years.
31 Nena (Germany) Nena (Germany) Nena was a German Neue Deutsche Welle band. In 1983 and 1984, their German language song "99 Luftballons", reached number one in the singles charts of countries around the world.
32 Sonata Arctica (Finland) Sonata Arctica (Finland) Sonata Arctica is a Finnish power metal band from the town of Kemi, Finland. Created as a hard rock band named Tricky Beans, they later changed to Tricky Means and finally to Sonata Arctica, when they shifted to power metal.
33 LaFee (Germany) LaFee (Germany) Christina Klein, better known by her stage name LaFee, is a German rock and pop singer of Greek descent born on December 9, 1990. ...read more.
34 Enigma (Germany) Enigma (Germany) Enigma is a German musical project founded in 1990 by Romanian-German musician and producer Michael Cretu.
35 Matthieu Chedid (France) Matthieu Chedid (France) Matthieu Chedid, better known by his stage name ‑M- , is a French rock singer-songwriter and guitar player.
36 Xandria (Germany) Xandria (Germany) Xandria is a German symphonic metal band, founded by Marco Heubaum in 1997. The band's music combines elements of symphonic metal with light electronic elements.
37 Amorphis (Finland) Amorphis (Finland) Amorphis is a Finnish metal band formed in 1990. Initially, the band was a death metal act, but on later albums they have evolved into playing other genres, such as folk metal and progressive metal.
38 Conchita Wurst (Austria) Conchita Wurst (Austria) Conchita Wurst or simply Conchita is the stage name and persona of Austrian singer Tom Neuwirth, who was born on November 6, 1988 . ...read more.
39 Thin Lizzy (Ireland) Thin Lizzy (Ireland) Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" ...read more.
40 Helloween (Germany) Helloween (Germany) Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre, and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I and Part II, are considered masterpieces of the genre.
41 The Cranberries (Ireland) The Cranberries (Ireland) The Cranberries are an Irish rock band who formed in Limerick in 1989. The band consists of lead singer Dolores O'Riordan, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler.
42 Stratovarius (Finland) Stratovarius (Finland) Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984. Since their formation, they have released 16 studio albums, 4 DVD and 3 live albums.
43 Avantasia (Germany)
44 Warlock (Germany)
45 Opeth (Sweden) Opeth (Sweden) Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with ...read more.
46 Gamma Ray (Germany) Gamma Ray (Germany) Gamma Ray is a power metal band from Hamburg, northern Germany, founded and fronted by Kai Hansen after his departure from the German power metal band Helloween.
47 Epica (Netherlands)
48 Pain of Salvation (Sweden) Pain of Salvation (Sweden) Pain of Salvation is a Swedish progressive rock band led by Daniel Gildenlöw, who is the band's main songwriter, lyricist, guitarist, and vocalist.
49 Mercyful Fate (Denmark) Mercyful Fate (Denmark) Mercyful Fate was a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann.
50 Luciano Pavarotti (Italy) Luciano Pavarotti (Italy) Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.
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1. Nightwish (Finland)
2. Within Temptation (Netherlands)
3. Tokio Hotel (Germany)
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1. Blind Guardian (Germany)
2. Amon Amarth (Sweden)
3. Gary Moore (Ireland)
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1. U2 (Ireland)
2. Blind Guardian (Germany)
3. ABBA (Sweden)
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