Top Ten Music Artists that Have Been in More Than One Music Genre
These artists are either sellouts or simply like to experiment with genres. A sellout is someone like Gwen Stefani, who gives up a less popular genre to be more mainstream. A person who likes to expirement with genres is Billy Joe Armstrong, he tried doing metal with Brain Stew. It can be a drummer, singer, guitarist, bassist or whatever, as long as they are considered music artists.
The Top Ten
1 Billie Joe Armstrong
Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.
He used to do more traditional punk, now he does more alternative rock. - AnimeDrawer
Yeah, but he’s talented no matter what he plays.
2 Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys are an American Rap/Rock group that was formed in 1981 by its three original members, Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Adam "MCA" Yauch.
3 Mike Shinoda
Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.
4 Chester Bennington
Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.
5 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 ...read more.
6 Iggy Pop
James Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor.
7 Travis Barker
Travis Landon Barker is an American musician and producer, and the drummer for the American rock band Blink-182. Barker has also performed as a frequent collaborator with hip-hop artists, and with the alternative rock band +44, the rap rock group the Transplants, and the alternative rock band Box Car ...read more.
He does rap music and rock music. - AnimeDrawer
8 Daft Punk
Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of producers Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
9 Katy Perry
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.
10 Gwen Stefani
11 Eric Clapton
Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
Authentic Delta Blues, Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Acid Rock, Pop Rock, and even had one of the first Reggae songs to become a big hit in the USA.
The "Unplugged" version of "Tears in Heaven" might even be plain ol' Pop
Little wonder he is the only three time inductee to the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame.
12 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 ...read more.
They covered more genres in a single album than most artists did in their lifetimes. On the White Album alone, they did: Psychedelic Rock [While My Guitar Gently Weeps], Minuet Waltz [Piggies], Western Ballad [Rocky Raccoon], 1890's Dance Hall [ObladiOblada], Surf Rock [Back in the USSR], Civil Rights Anthem [Blackbird], Nostalgic Lament [Julia], Hard Rock [Revolution], Proto-Metal [Helter Skelter], Folk Rock [Mother Nature's Son], and straight experimental [Revolution9]. They even took a stab at the most popular song of all time, [the traditional "Happy Birthday to You"], with "Birthday" in a good old rock and roll style.
Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.
14 Corey Taylor
Corey Todd Taylor was born in December 8, 1973. He is an American musician, author, and actor best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the Nu-metal band Slipknot and hard rock/alternative metal band Stone Sour.
He specializes in Alternative Rock, Hard Alternative, Heavy Metal, Nu Metal, Power Ballads and can do pretty well (Although not common to see him in) in Thrash Metal and Death Metal. Yup, Corey is versatile in. - CrimsonShark
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