The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s Bands/Musicians
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The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

List Criteria: Best musicians who were active in the 1990s, judged on the quality of their '90s projects.

The greatest and most prolific artist of one of music's most treasured decades are remembered on this list. Seeing as I ranked the greatest albums of the decade, I decided to do the same to vote on the artists that made the music come alive. Remember, this list is based solely on the artists' work in the 1990s. Though, there may be better Michael, better GnR, or better U2 in previous or future decades, we will acknowledge each artists for the impact they made in the 90s. From the East Coast/West Coast wars, to the grunge era, to low-fi garage rock, to the Lilith Fair sound, and the teen pop takeover. All genres are recognized, and classic albums should also play a hand in how people vote.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 115
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop More
    41
  2. 124
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    Jangle pop, Rock music, Folk rock More
    39
  3. 78
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    Rock music, Rap metal, Reggae fusion More
    47
  4. 184
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    5ive

    27
    added by: dawo4ek_89
    Pop, pop rap, power pop, dance,rap rock
  5. 106
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul More
    42
  6. 104
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    Adult contemporary music, Dancehall, Pop music More
    42
  7. 21
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    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    68
  8. 182
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    Downtempo, New Wave, Pop music More
    28
  9. 23
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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    67
  10. 8
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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
    80
  11. 171
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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
    31
  12. 89
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    ranked low on reranks
    BECK

    45
  13. 51
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    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music More
    53
  14. 96
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    Pop punk, Crossover thrash, Melodic hardcore More
    43
  15. 100
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    Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music More
    43
  16. 19
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    Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop More
    70
  17. 66
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    Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap More
    50
  18. 177
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    Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rock music More
    29
  19. 125
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    Rock music, Piano rock, Power pop More
    39
  20. 85
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Björk

    Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house More
    46
  21. 36
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    ranked low on reranks
    Blink-182

    Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk More
    58
  22. 67
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    Indie pop, Shoegazing, Pop music More
    49
  23. 116
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    41
  24. 77
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    Bon Jovi

    Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music More
    47
    added by: ErinKrause
  25. 56
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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    52
  26. 102
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    Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop More
    43
  27. 50
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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock More
    54
  28. 143
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    Indie rock More
    36
  29. 73
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    ranked low on reranks
    Bush

    Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock More
    48
  30. 118
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    Down 89
    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall More
    40
  31. 84
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    Country rock, Post-grunge, Alternative rock More
    46
  32. 88
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Celine Dion

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music More
    45
  33. 71
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    Collective Soul

    Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock More
    48
  34. 147
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    Alternative rock More
    35
  35. 180
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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap More
    28
    added by: Coolza
  36. 57
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    ranked low on reranks
    Counting Crows

    Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock More
    52
  37. 60
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal More
    51
  38. 126
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    Electronic music, House music, French house More
    38
    added by: Coolza
  39. 46
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    Rock music, World music, Acoustic music More
    54
  40. 83
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    Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music More
    46
  41. 139
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    36
  42. 176
    Up 23
    Down 60

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Del tha Funkee Homosapien

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Funk More
    30
  43. 42
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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music More
    55
  44. 113
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    Down 93
    Noise rock, Grunge, Alternative rock More
    41
  45. 35
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    Down 268
    Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap More
    58
  46. 131
    Up 45
    Down 81
    Indie pop, Folk rock, Acoustic music More
    38
  47. 59
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    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock More
    51
  48. 40
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    Down 188

    ranked low on reranks
    Eminem

    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop More
    57
  49. 144
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    Girl group, Pop music, Contemporary R&B More
    35
  50. 81
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    Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock More
    46
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