Best European Music Artists That Aren't British

The Top Ten

1 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 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 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 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.

The best group ever. They released lots of hit singles like Dancing Queen and Mamma Mia. They are great.

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

5 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.
6 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

7 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.
8 Within Temptation (Netherlands) Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.

Really good band and I like their singer. - Userguy44

9 Ennio Morricone (Italy) Ennio Morricone, Grand Officer OMRI is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player.
10 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.

The Contenders

11 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 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.
13 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.
14 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 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 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) Johann "Hans" Hölzel, better known by his stage name Falco, was an Austrian singer, songwriter and rapper.
18 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.
19 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.
20 Enigma (Germany) Enigma is a German musical project founded in 1990 by Romanian-German musician and producer Michael Cretu.
21 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

22 Vangelis (Greece) Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, known professionally as Vangelis, is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music.
23 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.
24 Enya (Ireland) Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, known professionally as Enya, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, and producer.
25 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.
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