Best Music Artists Not from the United States


The Top Ten

1 Iron Maiden (United Kingdom) Iron Maiden (United Kingdom) Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal 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 guitarist Adrian more.

50! they should be on top 10 - zxm

2 Sia (Australia) Sia (Australia)

Even though I kind of like Sia, this is the most upside-down list I have ever seen. A bunch of overrated minor talent popstars ranked high, with Led Zeppelin and Paul McCartney not even in the top 40. Carly Rae Jepsen better than the Beatles, I don't think so.

3 Queen (United Kingdom) Queen (United Kingdom) 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.
4 Adele (United Kingdom) Adele (United Kingdom) Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles more.
5 Zara Larsson (Sweden) Zara Larsson (Sweden) Zara Maria Larsson is a Swedish singer-songwriter. She first gained national fame for winning the 2008 season of the talent show Talang, the Swedish version of Got Talent, at the age of 10. Larsson signed with the record label TEN Music Group in 2012 and released her debut EP album, Introducing, in more.

Totally bland and unmusical, but extremely beautiful and sexy. The perfect formula for success these days.

She is a marvellous singer ever she is much better than Adele.

She should be number 1.

Love you Zara Larsson.

6 The Beatles (United Kingdom) The Beatles (United Kingdom) 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.

What lunacy is this? the Beatles ranked lower than Avril Lavigne and Sia?

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7 Pink Floyd (United Kingdom) Pink Floyd (United Kingdom) Pink Floyd were an English progressive rock band formed in London. 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 Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), more.
8 Avril Lavigne (Canada) Avril Lavigne (Canada)

Where's NELLY FURTADO ( also from Canada ) on this list?

She is a good Singer however I prefer Zara Larsson

9 Luciano Pavarotti (Italy) Luciano Pavarotti (Italy) Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

Consensus greatest male singer ever.

10 Blind Guardian (Germany) 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 more.

The Newcomers

? Dissection (Sweden)
? Bolt Thrower (United Kingdom) Bolt Thrower (United Kingdom) Bolt Thrower are a British death metal band from Coventry, England. They formed in 1986 and released their first album with Vinyl Solution in 1988. The band then shifted to a new record label, Earache Records, soon becoming one of the best selling bands on that label.

The Contenders

11 Lukas Graham (Denmark) Lukas Graham (Denmark) Lukas Graham is a pop-soul band from Copenhagen, Denmark. It is currently made up of Lukas Forchhammer, Mark Falgren, and Magnus Larsson.
12 Rush (Canada) Rush (Canada) Rush is 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.
13 Led Zeppelin (United Kingdom) Led Zeppelin (United Kingdom) Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition more.

76! should be on top five at least - zxm

14 Carly Rae Jepsen (Canada) Carly Rae Jepsen (Canada) Carly Rae Jepsen is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Mission, British Columbia, and later based in Vancouver.

Does not belong on "any" best of "anything" list.

15 Opeth (Sweden) Opeth (Sweden) Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with more.
16 MØ (Denmark) MØ (Denmark) Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen, better known by her stage name, MØ, is a Danish singer, song writer, and pianist. She was born on August 13, 1988 in Ubberud, Denmark .
17 Celine Dion (Canada) Celine Dion (Canada)
18 Rihanna (Barbados) Rihanna (Barbados) Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning more.
19 ABBA (Sweden) 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.
20 AC/DC (Australia) AC/DC (Australia) 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 1980, after which they hired Brian Johnson to more.
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