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 a 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. V 1 Comment
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. V 2 Comments
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 are 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, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .

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

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7 Pantera - Glam Metal to Thrash, Groove Metal Pantera - Glam Metal to Thrash, Groove Metal Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They ...read more.
8 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

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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 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), ...read more.
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 Contenders

11 Michael Bolton - Metal, Hard Rock to Pop Michael Bolton - Metal, Hard Rock to Pop V 1 Comment
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 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".

17 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.
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 is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members 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

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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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