Greatest Music Artists of All Time

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A list explaining the greatest artists placed in order from 10-1 (1 being the greatest).

The Contenders: Page 4

61 Deep Purple Deep Purple Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

Underrated band.

One of the best proto metal - Lucretia

Here's a list of crap artists that should be lower than deep purple,

The Chainsmokers
The Weeknd
Ariana Grande
5 Seconds of Summer
Flo Rida

Seriously, all those artists above deep purple, WHY? - VideoGamefan5

62 Slipknot Slipknot Slipknot is an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa. The band is best known as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal during the late 1990s - 2000s and are distinguishable by the band's clothing choices, consisting of black/red jumpsuits and horror inspired masks. ...read more.

OK I know they aren't like the best ever but 287th?! COME ON GUYS!

Justin Beiber One direction and P! Nk above the mighty and powerful Slipknot?! This will not do! Whoever voted for those 3 artist are idiots who only listen to mainstream music (I'm not a hipster). Corey has amazing vocals from hectic screaming to soft angel singing. Plus Slipknot are really funny guys. Sure thy May have expliced lyrics like "I wanna slit your throught and f*** the wound" but if you want it softer listen to Vol 3 very few profanity plus genius song writing please listen and vote for these people

63 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's ...read more.

No matter what they say Three Days Grace is and will always will be #1. Adam Gontier, Barry Stock, Brad Walst, and Neil Sanderson are my heroes. Their music is focused on every emotion that every person feels wether if its angry, sad, happy, love, or hate. Their music gets me through the tough times and that is why they are #1.

64 Alter Bridge Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is an American rock band from Orlando, Florida, formed in 2004. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist and backing vocalist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall, and drummer Scott Phillips.
65 Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo that originates from Columbus, Ohio. Currently there are two members. The lead singer, Tyler Joseph, and the drummer, Josh Dun. At the 2016 American Music Awards, they won two AMAs for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, and Favorite Alternative Artist. Twenty One ...read more.

Tøp is literally a band that has the most introspective lyrics ever. I was so shocked when I saw they weren't on this list.

All of their songs have a really deep meaning behind them, even if it's about one of their mothers. Even then, you can relate to it.

Everyone I met that hadn't ever listened to them fell in love with them immediately, all because of maybe one song.

They may change their genre a lot, but every single type suits them. I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart that they saved me, and I'm so grateful and glad that I'm alive at the same time as them.

If you haven't listened to them yet, I recommend that you do.

Twenty One Pilots is awesome

Such an amazing band

Their new song 'Heathens' is great

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66 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

Even if you're not into the type of the music that is the beatles (like me) you still have to respect them for being pioneers that made bands like avenged sevenfold the possibility of having a career. I guess I'd grudgingly put elvis above A7X also, but I have no respect for the Rolling Stones. A7X should be number 3 (maybe 4) but only below their influences. Though I wonder why no one's added the founder of the best genre of all time. Carcass who founded melodic death metal. Not top ten, but certainly should be close.

You've got to be kidding me. Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Ariana Grande are all higher than Avenged Sevenfold?! What is this world coming to?! - Rorywilbren

What is that. No 25. What the hell is going on? They should be in Higher.

Not really good - Lucretia

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67 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.

I don't really have any other reason to vote for this other than they're, in my opinion, the greatest band that has every lived.

The biggest band EVER! Unique Bono's vocal, Edge's guitar, Adam's bass and Larry's drums. Absolutely magnificent.

Man classical rock for 40 years should be way above 35

63, jajajajajaja. This is the best band ever.

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68 deadmau5 deadmau5 Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for pioneering work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse. Notable songs include Ghosts n' ...read more.

Obviously not the greatest artist of all time, but DEFINITELY the greatest electronic artist of all time.

Dubstep is the worst, and this is why I hate this genre

Progressive house is king, and deadmau5 is king of progressive house.

This god should be number 1. His songs are original.

He isn't like all the other people. He makes great chords.

His chords are the most inspiring and original. Listen to Strobe and Aural Psynapse and you'll see why. His songs are for anyone, any age. anywhere anytime. Check him out and you'll be hooked.

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69 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar

One of greatest rapper should be higher

One of the most critically acclaimed artists of all time - Themusicman

Should be WAY higher on this list..

New and creative

70 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson
71 Alice in Chains Alice in Chains Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.

There is just the best artist for me. Their music is just right. If you hear their music it just sound the best. Alice in chains is there best album for me. It is grange and dark and hard but great. Songs like Haven besides you, man in the box, roster, and others are great. I can’t explain more why there so great. I like all their songs and albums better than all other songs and albums better than all other from all other artist. Now people do not say mean things to me because how I feel about Alice in Chains why Because 1 Alice in Chains are great and does not make bad music Like Justin Bieber and other nowadays artist. 2 It is my Favorite artist. 3 I am not over 18 and I am that is one of those fans who are not Justin Bieber fans and other not good music. 3 It is not nice to be mean and I do not be mean only if someone be mean to me first. My school said never to be mean to others. Grownups should not pick on kids or teenagers because grownups are order. Grownups that are being ...more

72 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress . She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious". She later become a singer ...read more.

What's this? Ariana? Miley? Selena? Demi? They are all no-talent pop starlets who get outclassed by almost everyone in at least one way. - WonkeyDude98

So many trash artists above good artists and good bands. For example: Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Kraftwerk, Motorhead, and many more. Pantera inspired Linkin Park and Linkin Park is miles higher. What a sad world. - Powerfultekin

Higher than David Bowie? What a joke

Definitely shouldn't be on any greatest artists list. Even if it top 1000 she shouldn't be there.

She can not sing - Lucretia

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73 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

John Lennon was included in the Beatles and Beatles are #1 and John Lennon made a huge contribution to the Beatles so he should also be near #1

How is John Lennon so low? He actually believed in writing music for peace, yet One Direction is higher?

The greatest songwriter of all time

No one compares to this creative genius who's lyrics are poignant, complex, multi leveled, brutally honest and life changing. I'm with you, 12cc - Pfeifferpfan

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74 Slayer Slayer Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.

Justin Beiber above slayer?! This list is jacked up

Classic thrash metal classic, why is Metallica high and Slayer low? - Lucretia

75 John Frusciante John Frusciante John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer.He is best known for his time with the Funk Rock California based band the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

He is the most underrated musician ever... Period!
He is the real guitar God---His works with Peppers are just awesome...
Don't believe me---you gotta try Scar Tissue, Snow, Californication... List goes on

But this is him as a solo artist, not with the band. So mention his solo works. - Powerfultekin

76 Jessie J Jessie J Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, she began her career on stage, aged 11, with a role in the West End musical Whistle Down the Wind.
77 Demi Lovato Demi Lovato

Respect this lady

She's a great person and I like her music, but she does NOT compare to anyone in the top 10s or even 20s.

She's stayed strong through everything life has thrown at her and we should all respect that right?

SHE IS SO STRONG CONSIDERING WHAT SHE'S BEEN THROUGH AND I LOVE HER VOICE AND HER SONGS AND DEFINITELY HER NEW ALBUM. - 102501EMMA

78 The Doors The Doors The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

What! Why are the doors so far below? The band which inspired millions of people and also led a revolutionization against THE MAN (for those who have watched 'school of rock'), this is unacceptable. They need to be high, high and higher.

Best band ever how is it at 67 should be number 1 can't believe one direction and Taylor swift are a head the doors influenced so many people and Jim Morrison has such a great voice should be 1

I give up on hope for humanity since Kesha is higher than the Doors... :(

Kesha, rappers, and Meghan Trainor above the best 60s band? Awful! - Lucretia

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79 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.

Great man great lyrics great voice great music with full of emotions that what's special in Bruno I love his music

His recent music has been nothing short of gold - GrimmShady

Look at that hair - TopTenListmaker

A great singer,
Deserves to be higher up on the list.

80 The Byrds The Byrds The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.
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