Best Singers and Bands from Pennsylvania

Good ol' P.A. has quite a few spectacular native singers & Bands! And it's my Home State!

The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, more.

Jackie continues to live and go to school in Pennsylvania. She loves it here! - BobG

Jackie is about 30 miles from where I was born!

Jackie is from western Pennsylvania and at the age of 12 was awarded the title of History Maker in the field of Arts by the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. Now 14, she has released five albums, one certified platinum and one gold, has just completed her *third* PBS Great Performances special and has represented Pennsylvania well in many corners of the world with her thrilling performances. - BobG

2 Solomon Burke

This guy was so good, he was known as the 'King of Rock & Soul'. - GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER

The King of Rock 'n' Soul! Everybody needs Somebody to love...

3 Patti LaBelle Patti LaBelle Patricia Louise Holt-Edwards better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, actress, and entrepreneur.

This was my father's guilty pleasure when growing up. Unfortunately, he may have passed on that potentially faulty gene. - PositronWildhawk

4 Hall & Oates Hall & Oates Daryl Hall and John Oates, known more commonly as Hall & Oates, are an American musical duo from Philadelphia.
5 Poison

Originally known as Paris from Camphill PA I remember seeing them play in a little dive bar called Toots in Hummelstown

6 Bill Haley & the Comets
7 Pink Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
8 Joan Jett Joan Jett Joan Marie Larkin known professionally by her stage name Joan Jett, is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with The Runaways, including their hit song "Cherry Bomb".

Man, I love Joan Jett. But the reason she couldn't be higher is because she didn't have a lot of hits. - GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER

9 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift 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 more.

Taylor Swift really isn't my thing, but she does have an enormous amount of hits, and is the only artist to have all of the songs on an album hit the top 100. And she must be talented, because Ozzy Osbourne said so. - GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER

10 Chubby Checker

The Contenders

11 Sister Sledge

They sang 'We Are Family! M - GHOSTbirdnatureLOVER

12 The Hooters
13 Billie Holiday Billie Holiday Eleanora Fagan, professionally known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years.
14 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Christina MarĂ­a Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and more.

Born in New York, but raised in Rochester and Wexford, PA. She belongs here. - Trancas

15 Anti-Flag Anti-Flag Anti-Flag is an American punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The band is well known for politically charged lyrics and activism, focusing on anti-war activism, anti-imperialism, class struggle, human rights, and various sociopolitical sentiments.
16 Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella is an American glam metal and hard rock band from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose music videos received heavy MTV rotation.

Definitely. Worthy of a top 10 from Pennsylvania they are one of the top hair bands from the 80s

17 Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers
18 Robert Hazard and the Heroes
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