Best Music Artists Starting with Letter J

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

The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

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!

No. - naFrovivuS

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2 Johnny Cash 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. - naFrovivuS

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

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3 Journey 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 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

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

5 James Hetfield 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.

James is the best...

6 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

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 Jonas Brothers Jonas Brothers

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

9 Jessie J 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. V 1 Comment
10 J Cole J Cole

He tells stories in his songs. - AlphaQ

The Contenders

11 John Myung John Myung John Ro Myung is an American bassist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Dream Theater.
12 Joe Cocker 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

13 Jennifer Lopez 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

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

14 John Petrucci 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.
15 Jess Glynne Jess Glynne

Looks Like Daniel Brocolli Eww Oh My Lord - AlphaQ

16 Jon Bon Jovi 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

17 Joy Division 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

18 John Legend 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

19 John Lennon 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

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

20 Jordin Sparks 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.
21 Joe Duplantier Joe Duplantier Joseph "Joe" Duplantier is a French musician best known as the guitarist and vocalist of metal band Gojira.
22 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake

This talented guy is funny and awesome! - Curti2594

23 Jimi Hendrix 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

24 James Labrie 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.
25 Juice Newton
26 Jeff Hanneman Jeff Hanneman Jeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman was an American musician, best known as a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
27 Jerry Cantrell Jerry Cantrell Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. is an American musician who is best known as the lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist and main songwriter for the rock band Alice in Chains.
28 Jennifer Hudson 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.
29 Jonas Renkse Jonas Renkse Jonas Petter Renkse (born 19 May 1975, Sweden) is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist (1991–1994, 1997-) and ex-drummer (1991–1994, 1996–1998) of the band Katatonia; founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist (2004) of the band Bloodbath.
30 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

31 Jamiroquai

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

32 James Brown James Brown

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

33 Jimmy Page 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. V 3 Comments
34 Jonathan Davis 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.
35 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

36 Jefferson Airplane 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

37 Jim Morrison Jim Morrison James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
38 John Sebastian
39 Jean Michel Jarre Jean Michel Jarre
40 Jonathan Antoine Jonathan Antoine Jonathan Antoine is a classically trained English tenor. He rose to fame after appearing on the sixth series of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 as one half of the classical duo Jonathan and Charlotte.
41 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.

What the hell are Judas Priest doing down here? - DejanKalinic

42 Jesse Leach Jesse Leach Jesse David Leach (Born July 3rd, 1978) is an American musician, best known as the vocalist and frontman of the band Killswitch Engage. Leach also fronts lesser-known metal bands, such as Seamless, The Empire Shall Fall and Times of Grace.
43 James Bay 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.
44 Jason DeRulo 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

45 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
46 The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, also known as The Jacksons in later years, is an American popular music group. Formed in 1963 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon.
47 Los Jaivas
48 Jason Mraz Jason Mraz

He should go way up on the list!

49 Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr . was an American soul singer-songwriter and performer . A tenor with a four octave vocal range, he was nicknamed "Mr . Excitement", and was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul.
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1. Jessie J
2. Jackie Evancho
3. Jess Glynne
1. Journey
2. Jackie Evancho
3. Johnny Cash
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