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List of Famous Bands from Baltimore

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List of Baltimore bands, listed by their level of fame. This Baltimore musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Baltimore bands are included, as well as many Baltimore musicians of underground status. This list of Baltimore musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Baltimore bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Piano rock, Dark cabaret & Electronic dance music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Little Earthquakes, From the Choirgirl Hotel, Strange Little Girls, Under the Pink, Scarlet's Walk, + more

Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos, August 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range. Having already begun ...more

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Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Torch song, Ballad & Swing music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Lady in Satin, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday at Newport, The Best of Billie Holiday, Billie Holiday Sings, Lady Sings the Blues, + more

Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), better known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her ...more

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Beach House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore

Albums: Teen Dream, Bloom, Devotion, Beach House, iTunes Session EP, + more

Beach House is a dream pop duo from Baltimore, Maryland, formed in 2004. The band consists of French-born Victoria Legrand and Baltimore native Alex Scally. Their self-titled debut album was ...more

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All Time Low is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore

Albums: Put Up or Shut Up, Don't Panic, So Wrong, It's Right, The Party Scene, + more

All Time Low is an American rock band from Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, formed in 2003. The band currently consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Alex Gaskarth, lead ...more
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Philip Glass is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Opera, Classical music & Contemporary classical music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Music in Twelve Parts, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, The Hours, Metamorphosis, "Heroes" Symphony: From the Music of David Bowie & Brian Eno, + more

Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the late 20th century. Glass's work has been described as minimal ...more

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Sisqó is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Thong Song, Unleash the Dragon, Return of Dragon, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Sisqó, Sisqo, + more

Mark Althavan Andrews (born November 9, 1978), better known by his stage name Sisqó (stylized as SisQó), is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and ...more

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Gina Schock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Pop punk, New Wave & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
Regina Ann "Gina" Schock (born August 31, 1957) is an American musician. She is best known as the drummer in the all-woman rock band The Go-Go's.
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Rye Rye is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Hip hop music, Synthpop & Electro hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Bang (The Remixes), Go! Pop! Bang!, Bang, Never Will Be Mine, Sunshine, + more

Ryeisha Berrain (born November 25, 1990), known by her stage name Rye Rye, is an American rapper, singer, dancer and actress. Signed to N.E.E.T. Recordings, she released her first mixtape RYEot ...more

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#124 of 294 The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time #99 of 103 The Best Musical Artists From Maryland #25 of 42 The Best Rappers From Maryland

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Dru Hill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore

Albums: Dru Hill, Enter the Dru, In My Bed, InDRUpendence Day, Dru World Order, + more

Dru Hill is an American singing group, most popular during the late 1990s, whose repertoire included soul, hip hop soul and gospel music. Founded in Baltimore, Maryland, and active since 1992, ...more
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Spank Rock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore

Albums: YoYoYoYoYo, Bangers & Cash, FabricLive 33: Spank Rock, Sweet Talk, Rick Rubin, + more

Naeem Juwan, better known by his stage name Spank Rock, is an American rapper and songwriter from Baltimore. He rose to fame with his 2006 album YoYoYoYoYo, which was produced by former group ...more
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Felicia Pearson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Felicia Pearson Genre: Hip hop music and LGBT hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
Felicia Pearson (born May 18, 1980) is an American actress. She played Felicia "Snoop" Pearson on The Wire and wrote an autobiographical memoir titled Grace After Midnight (2007) ...more

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Mario is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Electronic dance music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Turning Point, Mario, How Do I Breathe, D.N.A., Mario's fourth album, + more

Mario Dewar Barrett (born August 27, 1986), known mononymously as Mario, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and model. He is known for his singles "Just a Friend" (2002) and ...more
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Mitch Allan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Pop punk, Pop music & Pop rock; Nationality: United States of America
Mitch Allan is an American record producer, songwriter and musician. He has written and produced songs for artists such as Demi Lovato, Third Eye Blind, Miley Cyrus, Carlie Hanson, Jason Derulo, ...more
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Ellis Larkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Duologue, Duets, Volume 1

Ellis Larkins (May 15, 1923 – September 30, 2002) was an American jazz pianist born in Baltimore, Maryland, perhaps best known for his two recordings with Ella Fitzgerald: the albums Ella Sings ...more
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Dan Deacon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Synthpop, Indie & Electronic music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: America, Spiderman of the Rings, Meetle Mice, Acorn Master, Twacky Cats, + more

Dan Deacon (born August 28, 1981) is an American composer and electronic musician based in Baltimore, Maryland. Deacon is renowned for his live shows, where large-scale audience participation ...more

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Chick Webb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Stompin' at the Savoy, Spinnin' the Webb, Spinnin' the Webb: The Original Decca Recordings, Rock It For Me, Rhythm Man, + more

William Henry "Chick" Webb (February 10, 1905 – June 16, 1939) was an American jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader.

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Blaqstarr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore

Albums: She Is Love, The Blaq-Files (2002-06), FACT Mix 237: Blaqstarr, King of Roq, Shake It to the Ground, + more

Charles Smith (born September 30, 1985), better known as Blaqstarr or DJ Blaqstarr, is a Baltimore, Maryland area rapper, singer, producer and DJ. He is best known for his work with M.I.A..
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Shad Talik Baker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
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Robbie Basho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore

Albums: Visions of the Country, The Voice of the Eagle, The Grail and the Lotus, The Seal of the Blue Lotus, Zarthus, + more

Robbie Basho (born Daniel R. Robinson, Jr., August 31, 1940 – February 28, 1986) was an American acoustic guitarist, pianist and singer.
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Billy Griffin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Disco, Pop music & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Respect

William L. "Billy" Griffin (born August 15, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known for replacing Smokey Robinson as lead singer of The
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Cheryl Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Folk music and Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Driving Home, Different Stripe, Sylvia Hotel, Cheryl Wheeler, Mrs. Pinocci's Guitar, + more

Cheryl Wheeler (born July 10, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter of contemporary folk music, based in New England. To date, she has recorded thirteen folk albums, and has toured extensively ...more
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Chad Taylor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Pop rock, Post-grunge & Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America
Chad Taylor may refer to: Chad Taylor (guitarist) (born 1970), American guitarist in the bands The Gracious Few and Live Chad Taylor (politician) (born 1973), District Attorney of Shawnee ...more
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Misery Index is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore

Albums: Retaliate, Heirs to Thievery, Discordia, Traitors, Split w/ Bathub Shitter, + more

Misery Index is an American deathgrind band formed in 2001 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, by Jason Netherton on vocals and bass guitar, Mike Harrison on vocals and guitar, and Kevin ...more
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Brian Larsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore
Genre: Rock music, Folk rock & Pop rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Breaking, Building, Broken Windows

Brian Larsen (born April 9, 1986, in Laurel, Maryland) is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, record producer, entrepreneur and business executive. Larsen has released ten albums, eight under the ...more
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The Orioles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Baltimore

Albums: For Collectors Only, Sing Their Greatest Hits, Barbra Lee / It's Too Soon to Know, The Jubilee Recordings, Crying In The Chapel / Don't You Think I Ought To Know

The Orioles were an American R&B group of the late 1940s and early 1950s, one of the earliest such vocal groups who established the basic pattern for the doo-wop sound. The Orioles are ...more