List of Famous Bands from Chicago

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List of Chicago musicians, listed by their level of fame. This Chicago musicians list includes both Chicago bands and solo artists. All famous Chicago bands are included, as well as many Chicago musicians of underground status. Chicago is famous for many styles of music. The Windy City has a deep and rich history of amazing blues and jazz. In the past couple of decades, Chicago became known for it's alternative rock and pop punk scene while also producing some of the most influential rappers of all time.This list of Chicago musical artists includes examples from practically every genre. Rappers, singers, DJs, rock bands, and indie groups are all included on this list. All-time great artists like Sam Cooke and Muddy Waters are listed along with new pillars of Chicago music like Kanye West and Wilco. 

You can rank all of these bands, from Kanye West to The Smashing Pumpkins.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Chicago?" or "What is a list of Chicago bands?" then this list will answer your questions. 
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    Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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    Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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    Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    Chicago Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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    Sam Cooke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    Sam Cooke Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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    Nu metal, Rock music, Metalcore

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    Jennifer Hudson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    Jennifer Hudson Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Soul music

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    Blues-rock, Chicago blues, Rock music

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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    Wilco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    Wilco Rock music, Experimental rock, Folk rock

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    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop

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    Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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    Anastacia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    Anastacia Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music

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    Disco, Rock music, Black metal

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    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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    Ministry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    Ministry Doom metal, New Wave, Synthpop

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    Survivor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    Survivor Melodic Rock, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    Kaskade Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

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    Blues-rock, New Wave, Rock music

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    Richard Marx is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    Richard Marx Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Donny Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    Donny Hathaway Blues-rock, Pop music, Chicago soul

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    Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

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    Grunge, Power pop, Post-grunge

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    Swing music, Folk rock, Jazz

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    Twista is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    Twista Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Electro

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    Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    Benny Goodman Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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    Smooth soul, Disco, Pop music

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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock

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    Doom metal, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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    Hip hop music

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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Funk

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    Indie, Rock music, Alternative dance

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    The Jesus Lizard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    The Jesus Lizard Noise rock, Rock music, Grunge

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    Jazz, Post-rock, Indie rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz fusion

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    Vocal jazz, Bebop

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    Avant-garde jazz, Opera, Jazz

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    Minimal techno, Christian music, Electronic body music

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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues

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    Jump blues, Chicago blues, Rock music

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    Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music

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    Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Swing music, Big band, Jazz

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    Peter Cetera is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Chicago

    Peter Cetera Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Soft rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Progressive metal, Deathcore, Mathcore

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    Progressive rock, Hard rock

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