Top 10 Music Artists Who Changed Their Music Genres

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Artists change their music genres .It's normal .But if it heavily impacts on them,then there is something to talk about .Please add more if you know more.

The Top Ten

1 Elvis Presley - Rock N' Roll to Pop Elvis Presley - Rock N' Roll to Pop 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. ...read more.

What? He became pop? I didn't know that! - TheFourthWorld

King of rock n roll.He was rock singer in late 50s and early 60s.But after mid 60s he recorded few rock songs but more pop songs - zxm

2 The Beatles - Pop to Rock The Beatles - Pop to Rock 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 were great at both. - RalphBob

They were more of a pop in early 60s. But became rock after mid 60s. - zxm

3 Deep Purple - Progressive Rock to Heavy Metal Deep Purple - Progressive Rock to Heavy Metal 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, ...read more.
4 Metallica - Thrash Metal to Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
5 Black Sabbath - Heavy Blues Rock to Heavy Metal Black Sabbath - Heavy Blues Rock to Heavy Metal Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, ...read more.
6 Bob Dylan - Folk to Rock Bob Dylan - Folk to Rock 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.

Dylan performed with electric guitar and a rock band in 1965 at The Newport Folk Festival causing quite a controversy. Like a Rolling Stone was also released that year. - Billyv

I'm talking about albums released before 1965.Those were clearly folk. - zxm

Started with folk.But gradually became rockstar in 70s. - zxm

7 Gary Moore - Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, Jazz Gary Moore - Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, Jazz Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.

In this order: Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock, Blues, Jazz - Metal_Treasure

And Jazz is good place to end. - Britgirl

8 Pantera - Glam Metal to Thrash, Groove Metal Pantera - Glam Metal to Thrash, Groove Metal Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with ...read more.
9 Pink Floyd - Psychedelic Rock to Progressive Rock Pink Floyd - Psychedelic Rock to Progressive Rock Pink Floyd were 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 ...read more.

Space Rock to Art Rock - waldo

10 The Moody Blues - R&B to Psychedelic Rock,Progressive Rock The Moody Blues - R&B to Psychedelic Rock,Progressive Rock The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive ...read more.

The Newcomers

? Sepultura - Death Thrash to Groove Sepultura - Death Thrash to Groove Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte. Their first album, Morbid Visions presented a proto-black metal sound with Wagner Lamounier of Sarcófago. Sepultura's sound varies by the album, from thrash metal, groove metal, and even death metal.

The Contenders

11 Michael Bolton - Metal, Hard Rock to Pop Michael Bolton - Metal, Hard Rock to Pop Michael Bolotin, known professionally as Michael Bolton, is an American singer and songwriter. Bolton originally performed in the hard rock and heavy metal genres from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, both on his early solo albums and those he recorded as the frontman of the band Blackjack.

And Jazz. - Britgirl

12 Deep Purple - Psychedelic Rock to Heavy Metal Deep Purple - Psychedelic Rock to Heavy Metal 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, ...read more.

I guess they have several psychedelic rock songs so this item is correct but Deep Purple were not much into that. Jon Lord said that their managers and producers wanted Deep Purple to do more psychedelic stuff because it was popular but Deep Purple didn't want. Before metal they were basically a progressive rock band. - Metal_Treasure

13 Beastie Boys - Punk Rock to Rap Beastie Boys - Punk Rock to Rap 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.
14 Iggy Pop - Blues to Punk Rock

This shirtless punk legend used to be a drummer in a blues band before started singing punk rock - zxm

15 Blind Guardian - Speed Metal to Power Metal to Progressive Metal to Symphonic Metal Blind Guardian - Speed Metal to Power Metal to Progressive Metal to Symphonic Metal 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 ...read more.
16 Opeth - Progressive Death Metal to Progressive Rock Opeth - Progressive Death Metal to Progressive Rock 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 ...read more.
17 The Byrds - Folk Rock to Country Rock The Byrds - Folk Rock to Country Rock The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.

They popularized Folk Rock with their covers of Bob Dylan songs, and flat-out INVENTED Country Rock with "Sweetheart of the Rodeo".

18 Green Day - Punk Rock to Pop Punk Green Day - Punk Rock to Pop Punk Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some ...read more.
19 Rush - Hard Rock to Progressive Rock Rush - Hard Rock to Progressive Rock Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band's final lineup is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their other members of that lineup: Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.
20 Fear Factory - Death Metal to Groove Metal, Industrial Metal Fear Factory - Death Metal to Groove Metal, Industrial Metal Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. During the band's career, it has released nine full-length albums and has evolved through a succession of styles, including industrial metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal.

I thought that band was nu-metal, not death metal

21 Silbermond - Alternative Rock to Indie Pop Silbermond - Alternative Rock to Indie Pop Silbermond is a German alternative rock band consisting of Stefanie Kloß (vocals), Thomas Stolle (guitar), Johannes Stolle (bass), Andreas Nowak (drums) that formed in 2000. ...read more.
22 Bee Gees - Rock to Disco,Pop,Soul Bee Gees - Rock to Disco,Pop,Soul The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.
23 Tobymac - Rap to Rock Tobymac - Rap to Rock 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.
24 Nine Lashes - Hard Rock to Dubstep
25 Taylor Swift - Country to Pop Taylor Swift - Country to Pop Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about ...read more.

Yeah... I prefer the country Taylor even though I'm not a fan of country music. - TheFourthWorld

26 Curtis Stigers - Pop to Jazz

His voice definitely suits Jazz much better. - Britgirl

27 Kutless - Rock to Contemporary Christian Music
28 Weezer - Alternative Rock to Pop, Rock Weezer - Alternative Rock to Pop, Rock Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner.
29 Lady Gaga - Pop to Jazz
30 Cher - Disco to Rock to Dance Cher - Disco to Rock to Dance Cher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long ...read more.
31 Genesis - Progressive Rock to Pop Genesis - Progressive Rock to Pop Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.
32 The Rasmus - Funk Rock to Gothic Rock
33 Hawk Nelson - Punk to Pop
34 Dahvie Vanity - Crunkcore to Industrial Dahvie Vanity - Crunkcore to Industrial David Jesus Torres, better known by his stage name Dahvie Vanity, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper born on September 5, 1984, who is best known as one half of Crunkcore duo Blood on the Dance Floor and as the face and creative mind behind Industrial project Sinners are Winners. He is also ...read more.
35 Tokio Hotel - Alternative Rock to Electro-Pop Tokio Hotel - Alternative Rock to Electro-Pop Tokio Hotel are a pop rock band from Magdeburg, Germany, consisting of Bill Kaulitz (singer), Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Gustav Schäfer (drums) and Georg Listing (keyboards, bass) that formed in 2001. ...read more.
36 Nina Hagen - Punk Rock to Avantgarde to Synth Pop to Jazz to Pop Rock Nina Hagen - Punk Rock to Avantgarde to Synth Pop to Jazz to Pop Rock Catharina Hagen, better known by her stage name Nina Hagen, is a German singer-songwriter and actress born on March 11, 1955 in former East Berlin. ...read more.
37 Niic - Electro-Pop to Pop-Rock
38 Ali Bumaye - Comedy Rap to Conscious Rap Ali Bumaye - Comedy Rap to Conscious Rap Ali Alulu Abdul-r, better known by his stage name Ali Bumaye or simply Ali, is a German rapper from Berlin . Little of his personal life is known as of 2016 . Ali got famous for being a personal friend of fellow rappers Bushido and Shindy before his own rap career, being a recurring character in backstsge ...read more.
39 Sido - Hardcore Rap to Conscious Rap Sido - Hardcore Rap to Conscious Rap Paul Hartmut Würdig, better known by his stage name Sido, is a German rapper born on November 30, 1980 in former East Berlin. ...read more.
40 Fler - Gangsta Rap to Trap Fler - Gangsta Rap to Trap Patrick Losensky, better known by his stage name Fler, is a German rapper born on April 3, 1982. ...read more.
41 Casper - Hip-Hop to Rock Casper - Hip-Hop to Rock Benjamin Griffey, better known by his stage name Casper, is a German rock musician, singer-songwriter and rapper of American descent born on September 25, 1982 who rose to massive national fame in Germany with the blockbuster album “XOXO” (2011), which received rave reviews by critics. Despite being ...read more.
42 Paramore - Rock to Alternative Paramore - Rock to Alternative Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York, and drummer Zac Farro.
43 Arcade Fire - Indie Rock to Alternative Dance Arcade Fire - Indie Rock to Alternative Dance Arcade Fire are a Canadian indie rock band based in Montreal, Quebec consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother Will Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.
44 Maroon 5 - Pop Rock to Pop
45 Katy Perry - Christian Music to Pop Rock to Pop
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1. Pantera - Glam Metal to Thrash, Groove Metal
2. Metallica - Thrash Metal to Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
3. Pink Floyd - Psychedelic Rock to Progressive Rock
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1. The Beatles - Pop to Rock
2. Elvis Presley - Rock N' Roll to Pop
3. Bob Dylan - Folk to Rock
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1. Gary Moore - Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues, Jazz
2. Deep Purple - Progressive Rock to Heavy Metal
3. Michael Bolton - Metal, Hard Rock to Pop
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