We're ranking the best bands and solo artists that start with W across every music genre and generation. From Grammy Award-winning superstars The Weeknd and Whitney Houston (rest in peace), to rock legends the Who, Weezer, the White Stripes, Wilco, Whitesnake, Wet Wet Wet, and the War on Drugs, this compilation of artists contains a diverse range of multi-talented musicians with names all beginning with the letter W.
Country music royalty Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd, and Walker Hayes never cease to captivate fans across their profound records and live performances; and hip-hop moguls Wu-Tang Clan, Will Smith, Warren G, and Wiz Khalifa indisputably changed the rap game forever. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wilson Pickett was one of the OG pioneers of soul music; and English pop duo WHAM! unapologetically shattered glass ceilings through their defiance of industry norms, ultimately inspiring countless LGBTQ+ fans to pursue careers in music.
Vote below for your favorite singers, bands, rappers, DJs, and composers whose names start with W, and feel free to check out these artists' discography lists afterwards if you'd like to discover more of their incredible music.