Top Ten Music Artists that are Not Famous in the USA but are Highly Successful in Other Countries


The Top Ten

1 Nightwish Nightwish 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, more.
2 Anastacia Anastacia Anastacia Lyn Newkirk is an American singer-songwriter, producer and former dancer. Her first two albums Not That Kind and Freak of Nature were released in quick succession to major success.

Paid my Dues, I'm Outta Love, One Day in Your Life

All massively popular songs in Europe.

She's HUGE everywhere

She's HUGELY popular here in England. At least...ohh...Eight people like her music. - Britgirl

She's American... but she kind of topped the charts and went multi-platinum everywhere else in the world.
Her album "Anastacia" alone topped the charts in 11 countries and sold more than 3 million copies in Europe... it never charted in the US. - Martin_Canine

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3 Within Temptation Within Temptation Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.
4 Sixto Rodriguez Sixto Rodriguez Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, going only by his surname Rodriguez as his stage name, is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist born on July 10th, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan. more.
5 Casper Casper Benjamin Griffey, better known by his stage name Casper, is a German rock musician, singer-songwriter and rapper of American descent born on September 25, 1982 who rose to massive national fame in Germany with the blockbuster album “XOXO” (2011), which received rave reviews by critics. Despite being more.
6 Sarah Connor Sarah Connor 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. more.
7 Helene Fischer Helene Fischer Jelena Petrowna Fischer, better known by her stage name Helene Fischer, is a German pop and schlager singer of Russian descent, born on August 5, 1984. more.

Her album "Farbenspiel" sold 2 million copies in Germany alone... it went ten timed platinum. That makes it one of the 20 best selling albums of all time in Germany. What. The. Freak.

She has a really great singing voice, nobody can deny that, but I never got what's so special about that album. She had a smash hit with "Atemlos durch die Nacht", but none of the other songs on the album have that appeal. It's just... generic pop songs. But hey, I won't complain. I am pretty neutral towards her. But really, I have no ides what happened there. In one moment she was one of many German schlager singers, and then all of a sudden, overnight, she performs in front of sold-out stadiums. Yup. - Martin_Canine

8 Andrea Berg Andrea Berg Andrea Ferber (born Andrea Zellen), better known by her stage name Andrea Berg, is a German singer-songwriter in the schlager genre that was born on January 28, 1966. more.
9 David Hasselhoff David Hasselhoff David Michael Hasselhoff, nicknamed "The Hoff", is an American actor, singer, producer, and businessman, who set a Guinness World Record as the most watched man on TV.

He is very big in Germany.

10 Conchita Wurst Conchita Wurst Conchita Wurst or simply Conchita is the stage name and persona of Austrian singer Tom Neuwirth, who was born on November 6, 1988 . more.

He's just gay and ugly

What am I seeing? - RobertWisdom

I just laughed so hard when I first looked at that face.

The Contenders

11 Marianas Trench Marianas Trench Marianas Trench is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia, formed in 2001. The band consists of members Josh Ramsay, Matt Webb, Mike Ayley, and Ian Casselman.

Most amazing band ever! Give them a try and they will be your new favorite!

12 The Kelly Family The Kelly Family
13 Poets of the Fall

They are extremely popular in Finland - kempokid

14 Dami Im
15 Silbermond Silbermond Silbermond is a German alternative rock band consisting of Stefanie Kloß (vocals), Thomas Stolle (guitar), Johannes Stolle (bass), Andreas Nowak (drums) that formed in 2000. more.

Amazing German female fronted alternative rock band. Have had chart topping albums and went two times platinum with two of their albums. I think it's kind if weird which German artists make it big outside of their home country. Rammstein does not fit the mainstream in any way. Silbermond could have been huge in the US as alternative rock was at its peak in the 2000s. Sure, the lyrics are in German, but so are Rammstein and the music of Silbermond speaks for itself. - Martin_Canine

16 Suzi Quatro Suzi Quatro Susan Kay "Suzi" Quatro is an American hard rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star, breaking a barrier to women's participation in rock music.
17 Kelly Rowland Kelly Rowland Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland is a Grammy Award winning American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality.
18 Johnny Hallyday

Massive in France. - JoLeKosovo

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