Music Artists With the Best Range of Genres


The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

When Jackie sings a cover, her interpretation of the music makes it hers.

Jackie can sing all the other peoples music but they can't sing like her!

Also for sacred: The Lord's Prayer.

Jackie has sung songs from the classical, sacred, country, pop, movie theme and rock genres - and she has done them all with excellence. - BobG

2 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

Plus gospel: Somebody to love, Let me live

Opera - who wants to live forever
Pop - don't stop me now
Funk - another one bites the dust
Rock - one vision
Hard rock - I want it all
Glam metal - now I'm here - gemcloben

Plus some thrash metal! ('Stone Cold Crazy' is widely considered as the first thrash metal song). - Metal_Treasure

Plus country: "39"

3 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented more.

Folk rock: In My Life
Avant-garde: Revolution 9
Psychedelic rock: Tomorrow Never Knows
World music: Norwegian Wood
Rock 'n' Roll: Lady Madonna
Folk: Julia
Surf rock: Back in the U.S.S.R.
Progressive rock: You Never Give Me Your Money
Country: What Goes On
Hard rock/metal: Helter Skelter
Not to mention the pop gems of '62-'64. - PetSounds

Created the following
Upbeat music,
60s rock
And 60s pop - gemcloben

The GOAT [Greatest Of All Time] with no comparison.

4 Gary Moore Gary Moore Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.

#1 - the widest and the best range of music genres, which are also extremely far from each other:
Blues, metal, jazz, rock - WOW!
Besides, he wrote the music and lyrics, played guitars, sang and ... created at least 2 masterpieces in every genre!

Blues, Blues rock
Heavy metal, Power metal
Jazz, Jazz fusion
Classic rock, Hard rock, Progressive rock, Soft rock, Folk rock, Rock N Roll

Gary Moore is one of the most talented musicians of all time and the most versatile musician on this list but sadly - one of the most underrated. He is a great guitarist (riff and solo master), songwriter, lyricist and singer (passed away in 2011, R.I.P.) - Metal_Treasure

Blues rock - Oh Pretty Woman, Still Got The Blues, Cold Day In Hell
Blues - Trouble Ain't Far Behind, Did You Ever Feel Lonely?, Story of the Blues
Heavy metal, Power metal - Out In The Fields, Hiroshima, Murder In The Skies, Military Man, After The War
Jazz, jazz fusion - Hurricane, Flight Of The Snow Moose, What Would You Rather Bee Wasp
Classic rock - Ready For Love, Back On The Streets
Hard rock - Really Gonna Rock, Bad News, Victims Of The Future, Nuclear Attack
Folk rock - Over The Hills And Far Away, Whiskey In The Jar (cover)
Soft rock - Empty Rooms, Nothing's The Same, One Day
Rock N Roll - Down The Line
Guitar Istrumentals - The Stumble, Blues For Narada, City Night, The Loner

The song ‘Out In The Fields’ written by Gary is a metal masterpiece and more than 10 metal bands did covers: Sonata Arctica, Primal Fear, Riot, Dark At Dawn, Ghost Machinery, Supreme Majesty, Michael Schenker... - Metal_Treasure

5 Guns N Roses Guns N Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also more.
6 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, more.

Hard rock, Metal, Classical crossover, Blues rock, Prog rock
Hard rock - Smoke On The Water, Demon's Eye, Mad Dog, Knocking At Your Back Door
Heavy blues rock - Mistreated, The Gipsy
Speed metal - Highway Star, Hard Lovin' Man, Fireball, Speed King
Heavy metal - Perfect Strangers, Burn, Black Night, The Battle Rages On
Power metal w/ symphonic metal elements - A Gypsy's Kiss, Hungry Daze
Gothic metal - Stormbringer (called a "goth metal treasure")
Symphonic /Neo-classical metal - April
Melodic metal - Fortuneteller, The Cut Runs Deep
Epic metal - Child In Time
Classical crossover, prog rock - Concerto for Group and Orchestra (Live album by Deep Purple and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, 1969).
Metallica did the same 30 years later - S&M (1999). Blind Guardian included full Philharmonic Orchestras in their 2010 and 2015 albums. - Metal_Treasure

Yes, MT said all of the genres that Deep Purple played. But I'd also like to say that they had also some pop types of songs in them. It became more when Steve Morse joined the band. Not pure pop, but some elements of it. So, one more genre. - zxm

7 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian 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 more.

It's only metal but what a great range of metal subgenres.

Speed-to-thrash metal: Majesty, Banish from Sanctuary
Symphonic metal: Sacred Worlds, Wheel of Time
Heavy metal: Into The Storm, Thorn
Power metal: Nightfall, Valhalla
Progressive power metal: Fly, Age Of False Innocence
Acoustic folk metal ballads: The Bard's Song In The Forest, A Past and Future Secret
Epic metal: Time Stands Still At The Iron Hill
Movie soundtrack: Skalds and Shadows - Metal_Treasure

Surf rock, psychedelic rock, pop rock, RNR (they did awesome covers)

Surfing U.S. A, Barbara Ann (The Beach Boys covers)
In a gadda the vida (Iron Butterfly cover) - Metal_Treasure

8 Metallica Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

Of course no one would believe me because of their band name, but they can play a lot of genres including heavy and thrash metal, hard rock, alternative, country, grunge, and even some classical. - Songsta41

Agree - pretty diverse stuff for a metal band. - Metal_Treasure

9 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. more.
10 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave more.

Thrash metal: symphony of destruction
Speed metal: holy wars... The punishment due (also flamenco guitar interlude)
Hard rock: a tout le monde - gemcloben

The Contenders

11 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.
12 Whitesnake Whitesnake Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.

Hard rock, heavy metal, rock, blues rock - Metal_Treasure

Also glam metal. - zxm

13 Soundgarden Soundgarden Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.

Grunge, heavy metal, alterative metal, alternative rock - Metal_Treasure

14 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson more.
15 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
16 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's more.
17 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative more.

Maybe not as much as Queen, but LP certainly have a range. They started Nu Metal, then went alternative rock with their third studio album, then started to incorporate electronics, and now with The Hunting Party are firing at hard rock. And all their stuff is brilliant. - EvilAngel

1) Nu-Metal - In the end
2) Alternative Rock - Numb
3) Emo rock - New Divide
4) Screamo Rock - One Step Closer
5) Soft Rock - The Messanger
6) Electronic Rock - Waiting For the End
7) Electronic - Castle Of Glass
8) Heavy Metal - A line in the sand - Kiteretsunu

In the end isn't nu metal at all.
And A line in the sand isn't heavy metal - TheDarkOne_221b

18 Uriah Heep Uriah Heep Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal more.

Hard rock, progressive rock, heavy metal - Metal_Treasure

19 Babymetal Babymetal Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal".
20 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Pearl Jam is a Alternative/Grunge Rock Band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band had comprised of Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. more.

Listen to Once and then Sirens and you'll see. - Songsta41

21 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters more.

I don't agree, it all has the same general sound. Don't get me wrong, I know they have many different great songs, but the songs themselves aren't very different. - Songsta41

I don't agree, it all has the same general sound. - Songsta41

22 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. more.

I heard he influenced for lots of genres. - zxm

23 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 more.
24 Tom Delonge Tom Delonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975. When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game. He also used to play the trumpet, more.

He did skate punk, punk rock, a little bit of country probably with Dude Ranch, emo, alternative, ballad, indie, space rock, electronic, and even some metal, acoustic and at some point even reggae. That is how much diversity his music has.

25 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm more.
26 Periphery Periphery Periphery is an American progressive metal band based in Washington, D.C., formed in 2005. They are known for their heavy, progressive sound which employs poly-rhythmic patterns and soaring melodies. They are credited with popularizing the modern djent scene. Over time they have progressed from djent more.
27 tobyMac tobyMac Toby McKeehan, better known by his stage name TobyMac, is a Christian hip hop recording artist, music producer, hip-hop and pop artist, songwriter and author.
28 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

No, it's all very much the same. - PositronWildhawk

29 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. more.
30 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 more.
31 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.

Grunge, heavy metal, alternative metal. - Metal_Treasure

32 Elton John Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
33 Kesha Kesha Kesha Rose Sebert (formerly known as Ke$ha) was born on March 1st, 1987 in Los Angeles, United States. She is best known for her hits like Timber, Tik Tok, and We R Who We R. more.

Nope. They're all the same.

34 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
35 Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
36 Jacob Sartorius Jacob Sartorius Rolf Jacob Sartorius (known by his middle name), born October 2, 2002, is an American singer and internet personality, who rose to fame via social media from posting lip-syncing videos on and his Vines (on Vine). In 2016, he released his debut single "Sweatshirt", which reached the Hot 100 more.

Pop - Sweatshirt (the instrumental is good but the song makes me wanna drink bleach)
Hip Hop - Hit Or Miss - DynastiNoble

37 Ulver
38 Ween Ween Ween is an American experimental rock band formed in 1984, in New Hope, PA. It's members are Dean and Gene Ween.
39 Judas Priest Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. more.

Heavy Metal - Painkiller
Hard Rock - The Sentinel
Rock - Breaking The Law
Glam Rock - Turbo Lover

40 Rush Rush Rush was a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). more.
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