Best Music Artists Starting with Letter J

The next List of my Fave & most Memorable Musicians starting with specific letters.

The Top Ten Best Music Artists Starting with Letter J

1 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.

By far the best singing voice no matter what letter of the alphabet you choose!

I put here in my new list Music Artists You'd Like to Perform at the 2026 FIFA World Cup - FrankP

Just listen to some Jackie on YouTube and you will see!

J also stands for "Just Turned 16 in April". - RGold

2 Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of more.

Oh my god... This list is a joke..

You have Legends such as John Lennon, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Jimmy Page, and you pick Jackie Evancho. I get it, she's very talented, but she is just a blip on the radar compared to the people I mentioned. And why are the Jonas Brothers (a Disney boy band that couldn't stay popular for a year) Lists like these make me lose hope in humanity - ryanrimmel

As much as I don't like country I love me some johnny cash and hank williams

The fact that Jackie Evancho has more votes than this legendary country singer is ridiculous.

He is probably the best and most famous country singer in history.

3 Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.

This Legendary 80's Band started in the 70's but rocked the Rock World when it turn 1980 because Journey had so many hits their Greatest Hits albums where perfect! I Love there songs still today surely is sad to see the band has lost Steve Perry but the new guy isn't half bad it will just never be the same Perry had such a beautiful voice & the whole band was awesome! My Fave Journey Songs are : Faithfully, When I think of you, Don't Stop Believin, Only the young, I'll be alright without you, Open Arms, Separate ways, Wheel in the sky, Be Good to Yourself & others - Curti2594

I love the music they made - FerretLover55

Journey is a great band with a excellent frontman and many great songs - Ajkloth

4 James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

He deserves to be higher, who the hell is Jackie Evancho?

James is the best...

Absolute No. 1

5 Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Wow Joan Jett She Defined Kick-Ass Rock N Roll in the 80's she dominated with her Punk Rock Style & she opened a door way for women to be kick-ass & a lot since done well. Some of my Fave Songs by her are: I Hate myself for loving you, Bad Reputation & I love Rock n roll! - Curti2594

6 Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of more.

This guys great. Better than Jackie. - AlphaQ

This New York Rapper is certainly huge int he Hip-Hop world & as much as I dislike Him I gotta give him credit he's a master at rapping! The two songs I actually like are: 99 Problems & encore - Curti2594

Rappers are not really music artists.

I don't really care for rap / hip hop BUT I do like Jay Zs Ninety-nine Problems. Reminds me of life! - Britgirl

7 John Cougar Mellencamp

This American Based Band & there were pretty popular in the 80's they had a lot of hits that still get played on the Radio today! My Faves are : Wild Night, Hurt So Good, Small town, Ain't that America, Authority song & others - Curti2594

8 J Cole Jermaine Lamarr Cole is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Born on a military base in Germany but raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in early-2007.

He tells stories in his songs. - AlphaQ

9 Jonas Brothers The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network.

Maybe I just lost a lot of Credibility but this is my opinion & fact is I've been a quiet fan of them since 2007. Did I ever tell anyone not really but I liked their songs & sure they were a Boy band but I dunno something about these 3 Brothers got me interested maybe it was Camp rock because I fell in love with the songs in the musical & I was so into the songs We Rock, Gotta Find you & This is me so much so I wanted to sing This is me infront of my school... I didn't because no girl wanted to join me. ut I've been a supporter for a while & I did have a hard time when the recently broke up... My Fave Jonas Brothers songs were Paranoid, Burnin up, When you look me in the eyes, Little bit longer, The Camp Rock songs & others - Curti2594

10 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.

She cut her hair for a charity!

The Contenders

11 Johnny Gill Johnny Gill started out as a solo artist in the 1980s, releasing two albums that didn't garner much attention. It was not until later, when Gill became a member of the r&b/pop group New Edition, that people started to take notice of his music and his talent. He went on to release his most successful more.
12 John Myung John Ro Myung is an American bassist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Dream Theater.
13 Joe Cocker John Robert "Joe" Cocker was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and definitive versions of popular songs.

This amazing Singer had a such a unique voice it was very gravely but it worked!
A little Help From my Friends & You Are so Beautiful are my 2 fave songs! - Curti2594

14 Jess Glynne

Looks Like Daniel Brocolli Eww Oh My Lord - AlphaQ

Yes! Why isn’t J Capri on here?
- TheDuttyGyal

15 John Petrucci John Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Compared to his level of skill, John Petrucci is relatively unknown in the modern music industry.
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17 Jeffrey Osborne Jeffrey Linton Osborne is an American musician, singer-songwriter, lyricist, and lead singer of the band LTD.
18 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.

He was a great singer/songwriter for the Beatles - Ajkloth

Wrote some of the greatest songs of all time - micahisthebest

I Expected Him To Be #1 But He Doesn't Deserve It - AlphaQ

19 Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He more.

His solo stuff is good - Curti2594

20 James Ingram
21 Joy Division Joy Division were an English rock band formed in 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester. Originally named Warsaw, the band consisted of singer Ian Curtis, guitarist and keyboardist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook, and drummer Stephen Morris.

Joy Division need to be in first. Argument is simply obsolete. - PositronWildhawk

22 John Legend John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor.

This Guy's Voice is outstanding and his lyrics are beautiful!

All of me & You & I ( nobody in the world) - Curti2594

23 Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

This talented guy is funny and awesome! - Curti2594

24 Jordin Sparks Jordin Brianna Sparks is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, she rose to fame after winning the sixth season of American Idol; at age 17, she became the youngest winner in the series' history.
25 Joe Duplantier Joseph "Joe" Duplantier is a French musician best known as the guitarist and vocalist of metal band Gojira.
26 Jaheim Jaheim Hoagland, born May 26, 1978, is an American R&B singer and former rapper. He was signed by Naughty by Nature's Kaygee to Divine Mill Records in 2000, and released his debut album Ghetto Love in 2001. His second effort, Still Ghetto (2002), contains the hit "Put That Woman First" (2003), both more.
27 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated more.

Why is this so low he was one of the best guitar players in history - CoolCat999

Breakthrough musician; should be first on this list

28 James Labrie Kevin James LaBrie is a Canadian vocalist and songwriter, who is best known as the lead singer of the American progressive metal band Dream Theater.
29 Jamie Foxx Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally by his stage name Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, songwriter and comedian.
30 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

She's not my most fave but I like some of her music & I actually like her on American Idol!
She's done movies too so her names is huge!
I like her song On the Floor & Dance again - Curti2594

For those silly kids who claim that On the Floor is a copy - the song is absolutely original. She just used sample from Lambada. by the way, Kaoma's Lambada wasn't original too so... Many big artists took samples from other songs - Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Eminem, Madonna, Shakira, Beyonce etc

Trash, she can't even sing - DaWyteNight

Go listen "Lambada" and tell me if On The Floor is not a simple copy. If only hits were more original... *sigh* - keyson

31 Juice Newton
32 Jeff Hanneman Jeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman was an American musician, best known as a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
33 J. Holiday Nahum Thorton Grymes, better known by his stage name J. Holiday, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor.
34 Jerry Cantrell Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. is an American musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist best known as the founder, lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and main songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains.
35 Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.
36 Jonas Renkse Jonas Petter Renkse is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist and ex-drummer of the band Katatonia, founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist of the band Bloodbath.
37 Joey Bada$$ Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.
38 James Durbin

This Awesome Heavy Metal Performer didn't win his Idol season & actually he got eliminated too soon in my opinion. He was such a Performer on stage & his voice was beyond normal! The reason I put him on this list is because his story on his struggles just inspired me to believe in him. He Has a Disability as do I & he just made me be apart of his Outcast Army with his will to overcome his disability and prove just because you have a disadvantage doesn't mean you can't accomplish a dream! I think James will be something big he's got the tools to own & prove the people who voted him out wrong! - Curti2594

39 Jamiroquai

Love hin. Love his music. Acid Jazz is very underrated. - Britgirl

40 Jodeci
41 James Brown James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul".

Him being this low on the list is the worst thing about this list.

42 Johnny Black
43 Jefferson Starship
44 Jimmy Page James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Best guitar player in history!



45 Jonathan Davis Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.
46 James Bay James Michael Bay is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. In 2014, he released his single "Hold Back the River", which has been certified platinum, before releasing his debut studio album Chaos and the Calm.
47 Jason DeRulo Jason Joel Desrouleaux, better known by his stage name Jason Derulo (an alternate spelling of his surname), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known for his singles such as "Whatcha Say", "Ridin' Solo", "In My Head", "What If", "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Trumpets" and "Want To Want more.

Now R&B isn't a wonderful Genre much for me any more because of how Hip-Hop it's become but Ever since I first heard of DeRulo & his name being repeated over & over again at the start of most of his songs. I actually liek his Voice & Sure he sings about stuff I dislike but I dunno I just like listening to him!
Songs like In my head, Breathing, What if, Don't Wanna go home, The Other side, The Sky if the Limit & others are faves - Curti2594

48 Jimmy Somerville

He gave my father a lift in his car a few years ago and told him to wipe his feet before getting in! - Britgirl

49 Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane was a San Francisco, California-based band who pioneered the American counterculture movement as well as psychedelic rock. more.

Somebody to Love and Jane - Curti2594

50 Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
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