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Biggest Rock Artists

Originating as “rock and roll” in the United States in the early 1950s, rock music has since become one of the broadest genres in music. This list consists of the rock musicians who have reached rock icon status, their expertise and creativity continuing the nearly 70-year history of the genre.

Imagine Dragons
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Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons is a Grammy award-winning alternative rock band which formed in 2008 in La...

500,000 - 1,000,000
Linkin Park
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Linkin Park

Linkin Park is an American band from Agoura Hills, California. Formed in 1996, the band ro...

500,000 - 1,000,000
Tom Petty
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Tom Petty

Thomas Earl Petty (born 20 October 1950 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American musician, ...

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The Lumineers
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The Lumineers

The Lumineers are a folk rock trio which formed in Denver, Colorado, United States in 2002...

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Coldplay
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Coldplay

Coldplay is a British alternative rock band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 1997. The...

750,000 - 1,000,000
John Mayer
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John Mayer

There are two artists with the name John Mayer; American pop singer-songwriter John Clayto...

500,000 - 1,000,000
U2
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U2

U2 is rock band from Ireland which formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland. Since the band’s f...

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X Ambassadors
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X Ambassadors

X Ambassadors are a Brooklyn pop quartet. They released their debut EP Love Songs Drug Son...

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Panic! at the Disco
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Panic! at the Disco

Panic! at the Disco is American rock band hailing from Las Vegas, Nevada. The current mem...

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The Rolling Stones
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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock group that formed in London in 1962. First popular ...

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Gorillaz
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Gorillaz

Gorillaz are a British virtual band formed in 1998 by Damon Albarn of Blur, and Jamie He...

100,000 - 200,000
Foo Fighters
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Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters are an American rock band formed by singer/guitarist/drummer Dave Grohl in 19...

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Kaleo
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Kaleo

1) Producer from Buffalo, part of the Roots Of Society crew. Check his music out at: http:...

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Lord Huron
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Lord Huron

Lord Huron is the musical personality of Ben Schneider, a Michigan-born visual arts major ...

40,000 - 75,000
Paramore
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Paramore

Paramore is an American Grammy-award winning rock band that was formed in Franklin, Tennes...

300,000 - 500,000
Queen
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Queen

Queen were an English rock band originally consisting of four members: vocalist Freddie Me...

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Green Day
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Green Day

Green Day is an American punk rock band formed in 1987. The band consists of lead vocalist...

500,000 - 1,000,000
Journey
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Journey

There are at least three artists with this name1. A popular American rock band2. A British...

500,000 - 1,000,000
Depeche Mode
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Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode are an English synthpop band, founded in 1980, originally from the town of Ba...

200,000 - 350,000
Billy Joel
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Billy Joel

Billy Joel (born William Martin Joel on May 9, 1949 in Bronx, New York, USA) is an America...

500,000 - 1,000,000
Elton John
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Elton John

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight in Pinner, Middlesex, England o...

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Arcade Fire
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Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire is an indie rock band, perhaps most famous for their third studio album, The ...

500,000 - 1,000,000
Highly Suspect
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Highly Suspect

For rock and roll trio Highly Suspect, making and performing music isn’t a hobby, or eve...

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Roger Waters
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Roger Waters

George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943 in Great Bookham, Surrey, United Kingdom) is an...

500,000 - 1,000,000
Bon Jovi
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Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is a hard rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Fronted by lead singer and names...

500,000 - 1,000,000
Fall Out Boy
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Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy is a band formed in 2001 in Glenview, Illinois after good friends Joe Trohman...

200,000 - 350,000
Soundgarden
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Soundgarden

Soundgarden is a Seattle rock band who helped to define the sound that came to be called g...

300,000 - 500,000
Nickelback
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Nickelback

Nickelback is a rock band which formed in Hanna, Alberta, Canada in 1995. Nickelback is on...

500,000 - 1,000,000
Sting
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Sting

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951 in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, En...

500,000 - 1,000,000
The 1975
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The 1975

The 1975 are an indie rock band which formed in 2002 in Manchester. The group played under...

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