Music Artists Who Sold-Out

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81 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.
82 The Game The Game Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on November 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Game spent most of his childhood in foster care (up until high school) even though he knew all of his brothers and sisters. Since 2002, Game ...read more.
83 Ice Cube Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built ...read more.

He was on Sesame Street. Do I need to say anything else? - Swellow

84 Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.

He shouldn't have made that Beatles album remake ft. Miley Cyrus. He didn't make any songs with her on that album though. Just saying.

85 Moby Moby Moby is an American musician, who has produced inventive new styles to various subgenres of electronic music, inspired by 1950's gospel as much as by modern rock, and musicians from New Order to David Bowie. ...read more.
86 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.
87 B.o.B B.o.B Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American recording artist and music producer from Decatur, Georgia.

U guys forgot about this guy he was once such a good rapper with great hit songs like "Airplanes" I once considered him up there with the few good mainstream rappers left. But now he's sold out and turned into a terrible rapper with god awful sings like "Headband" WHY B.O.B WHY?!

88 Roddy Bottum
89 In Flames In Flames
90 Celtic Frost Celtic Frost Celtic Frost was a Swiss extreme metal band from Zürich. They are known for their heavy influence on extreme metal genres.
91 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson
92 Fifth Harmony Fifth Harmony
93 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus
94 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.
95 Cassadee Pope
96 Silbermond Silbermond 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.

It's hard to judge if they really sold out or just became more mature.
In the beginning, their songs were mostly rock oriented, a bit sloppy, with simplistic melodies and lyrics that did not focus on sounding overwhelmingly beautiful but rather wanted to get their point across.
Then over the years their music became a whole lot slower, softer and most of the lyrics became more poetic, using more metaphors. Their newer style is definitely a lot more radio friendly, but also I'm sure it takes a lot more skill writing their more recent material. And also we shouldn't forget their debut album was released in 2004, so yeah, maybe their personal taste and ambition changed. Also their appearance is much less punk-ish recently. But many people claim they have sold out, and one thing for sure: their new style is definitely more commercial, whether intentional or not. But that doesn't mean they are not still good. - Martin_Canine

97 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

They never sold out. If you mean instrumental sounding album"in ultra", I still don't get it. If Kurt was still alive I know they would be one of the top five best rock bands in this generation. Getting bands like Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold and Green Day packing - RustyNail

They didn't have time to sell out. - BeatlesFan1964

Since When Has Nirvana Sold Out? - FettiMC

Is this a joke?

98 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). ...read more.

Only their debut album sucked and HTTK was just laid back

99 Queen Queen Queen are a British rock group formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury ...read more.

I don't think anyone can sell out two nights of Wembley and a huge ultra mega concert with a combined total of people of around 107,000 people in all the concerts. With more people still wanting to go.

They sold out with Bicycle Race and Fat Bottomed Girls

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