Music Artists Who Sold-Out

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41 Flo Rida Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida.
42 R. Kelly R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.
43 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.

A perfect example of this - giving up really good voice just to appeal to masses more. - saaarsdej

No she hasn't. Her latest album is her best yet. - Swellow

Actually, the exact opposite happened. "The Fame" was purely typical pop music of the 2000s. Catchy pop, but still pop. Then on "The Fame Monster" she started experimenting with darker atmosphere and lyrics, followed by avantgarde elements. Songs like "Scheiße" and "Government Hooker" from "Born This Way" are hardly mainstream. She recorded an artpop album, and a jazz album, has written and performed a song about sexual assault and her latest album is a nostalgic look at when pop music was not entirely made electronically. Actually, Lady Gaga started off as mainstream and evolved into something like a multimedia performance artist, but one that still cares if her music is still listenable and enjoyable. - Martin_Canine

44 Megadeth Megadeth Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.
45 Nas Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.

From it was written to nastradomous he was a sellout. Fortunatly he made a big time comeback with stillmatic and the rest is history.

He soldout which didn't work too well. Then tried to un-sellout but it's too late. Now I just him on Hennessey ads

Illmatic is amazing, everyone knows that ❤️. It was written was cool, Nostradamus sucked and now he's good again.

46 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.
47 L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc~en~Ciel L'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden.
48 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
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50 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

How do you go from My Name is, which sounds like he's pinching his nose and on drugs, to pop crap love songs like Love the Way You Lie?!

Sold out big time. Artists like Lil Wayne and Rihanna should never, EVER touch Eminem.

It called adapting. Yeah Lil Wayne n rihanna are plain lucky even to be in the same album with Eminem. How can an artist be a sellout who has one of the largest fanbase in the planet. Don't get jealous nitwit.

Don't call him a sell out! He is not. Actually, he's gotten better and better.

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51 Usher Usher Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.
52 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.

Made a song with Ke$ha. Proves how much of a sellout he is.

53 Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire formed initially in 2008 by lead guitarist Ben Bruce along with former lead singer Danny Worsnop, bassist Joe Lancaster, keyboardist and synth player Ryan Binns, and current members drummer James Cassells and rhythm guitarist ...read more.
54 Charice Pempengco Charice Pempengco Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, popularly known by the mononym Charice, is a Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube.
55 Trey Songz Trey Songz
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57 Red Hot Chili Peppers Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers is an American funk-rock and alternative rock band, that was founded in 1983. ...read more.

The ONLY Band to sell out all three nights at London's Hyde Park

58 Liz Phair Liz Phair Elizabeth Clark Phair is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist born on April 17, 1967 in Connecticut. ...read more.
59 Tom Delonge Tom Delonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975 . When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game . He also used to play the ...read more.

Tom isn't a sell out, just because he constantly changes genres does not mean he is a sell out. Do people even know what a sell out means? Tom DeLonge did not even want to be mainstream in the first place, he just wanted to play in clubs, but then his band Blink-182, became popular. And him starting AVA does not make him a sell out, in fact, it is the opposite, because Tom is making music of his artistic freedom that he truly enjoys, even if his band wasn't as popular as Blink, he clearly enjoyed it more. He would have been a sell out if he accepted the solo deal to become a pop artist, but he never did. He still does rock music, but he also adds some electronic in some of his songs, unlike before. He returned to Blink-182 for his bandmates, but then left again because he wanted to work on stuff he actually wanted to work on and has passion for. Tom even refused the idea of having a pop producer for his band before he left, in fact, he is not even a fan of pop music, he wants to do ...more - AnimeDrawer

Tom Delonge Grew Up. Blink is what it is. If you took the time to listen to Angels & Airwaves, you would appreciate what he has done for music

I agree with you. Angels And Airwaves is a good band, many people hate it just because it does not sound like Blink-182. - AnimeDrawer

he started out good with blink 182, but the frigged up BIG time with angels an airwaves

Tom Delonge grew up. Blink is what it is, catchy pop punk. If you took the time to listen to Angels & Airwaves you would appreciate what he is trying to do.

How is he a sell out? More like the opposite, when Blink-182 got a pop producer, John Feldmenn, who he could have become mainstream from that, Tom refused to. He wants to make music his own style and he loves doing it, not just for fame. A sellout is someone who would do anything to get more famous, Tom never got more famous than what he did in Blink-182. - AnimeDrawer

60 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

Does she even know who Rihanna is?

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