Music Artists Who Sold-Out

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101 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.
102 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
103 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?!

104 Roddy Bottum
105 In Flames In Flames
106 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.
107 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson
108 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.
109 Cassadee Pope Cassadee Pope Cassadee Blake Pope is an American singer, songwriter and musician. Pope was the lead vocalist of the rock band Hey Monday (on hiatus as of December 2011), with whom she released one studio album and three EPs.
110 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

111 E-40 E-40 Earl Stevens better known by his stage name E-40, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Vallejo, California.
112 The Beatles The Beatles 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.
113 Juicy J Juicy J
114 Lecrae Lecrae Lecrae Devaughn Moore, mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American Christian hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer and actor.
115 Puffy AmiYumi
116 Jadakiss
117 The Clash The Clash The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.

I'm not sure an English punk band that was only around for a decade could've possibly "sold out." - naFrovivuS

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