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

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Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Nirvana Rock music, Grunge, Alternative rock

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Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Red Hot Chili Peppers Classic rock, Jazz-funk, Rock music

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Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Foo Fighters Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Pearl Jam Rock music, Grunge, Post-grunge

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Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Shania Twain Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
No Doubt Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

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The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
The Smashing Pumpkins Shoegazing, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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R.E.M. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
R.E.M. Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

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Jane's Addiction is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Jane's Addiction Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal

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Outkast is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Outkast Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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Rage Against the Machine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Rage Against the Machine Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Political hip hop

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Matchbox Twenty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Matchbox Twenty Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Lenny Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Lenny Kravitz Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Dr. Dre Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap

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Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Fatboy Slim Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Savage Garden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Savage Garden Melodic Rock, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
The Offspring Pop punk, Ska punk, Rock music

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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Celine Dion Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Aaliyah Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Alanis Morissette Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Depeche Mode Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
The Notorious B.I.G. Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Whitney Houston Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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Seal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Seal Adult contemporary music, Pop music, House music

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Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Sheryl Crow Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Peter Gabriel New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Korn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Korn Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal

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Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Goo Goo Dolls Jangle pop, Classic rock, Heartland rock

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Hole is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Hole Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

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Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Bryan Adams Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Ice Cube Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Janet Jackson Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
'N Sync Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

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Barenaked Ladies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Barenaked Ladies Rock music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Sarah McLachlan Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

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The Verve is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
The Verve Noise rock, Shoegazing, Rock music

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Sting is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Sting Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

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Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Blink-182 Pop punk, Rock music, Skate punk

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Backstreet Boys Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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Sugar Ray is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Sugar Ray Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
Britney Spears Urban contemporary, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s
David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music