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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

Elton John is a British singer-songwriter known for songs such as “Rocket Man,” “Tin...

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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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twenty one pilots
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twenty one pilots

The duo that is Twenty One Pilots -- Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun -- has earned widespread ap...

150,000 - 300,000
Metallica
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Metallica

In the Eighties — when big hair and small ideas dominated heavy metal — Metallica's bl...

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Portugal. The Man
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Portugal. The Man

Portugal. The Man is an experimental indie rock four-piece centered on frontman John Baldw...

35,000 - 100,000
Guns N' Roses
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Guns N' Roses

At a time when pop was dominated by dance music and pop metal, Guns N' Roses brought raw, ...

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The Revivalists
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The Revivalists

The Revivalists are an American rock band that formed in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2007. ...

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Fitz and the Tantrums
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Fitz and the Tantrums

Fitz and the Tantrums is an indie pop and neo soul band formed in Los Angeles in 2008. The...

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Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Formed in the wake of the L.A. punk scene, the Red Hot Chili Peppers combined funk and pun...

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Rag'n'Bone Man
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Rag'n'Bone Man

Rory Charles Graham, known by his stage name Rag'n'Bone Man, is an English singer-songwrit...

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Fleetwood Mac
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Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac is a British-American rock band best known for their 1977 Rumours album, whi...

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Zach Williams
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Zach Williams

Zach Williams is a Grammy award-winning Christian rock artist from Arkansas. From 2007 to ...

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Judah & the Lion
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Judah & the Lion

Years before forming one of Nashville's most genre-bending bands, the members of Judah & t...

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Kings of Leon
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Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee in 1999, consi...

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The xx
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The xx

Atmospheric English indie pop group the xx formed in London around the talents of Romy Mad...

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NEEDTOBREATHE
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NEEDTOBREATHE

NEEDTOBREATHE is a Christian rock band from South Carolina. The band has its beginnings in...

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The Eagles
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The Eagles

The Eagles were formed in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, and Randy Meisner...

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Queens of the Stone Age
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Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age is an American rock band formed in 1996 in Palm Desert, California...

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