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Sire Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Sire Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Sire Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Sire Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Sire Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Sire Records.

This list is made up of a variety of artists, including Madonna and Mandy Moore.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Sire Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Sire Records?"

If any musical artists are missing from this Sire Records artists list, you can add them at the bottom of the list. (222 items)
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A House is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Wide Eyed And Ignorant, I Am the Greatest, On Our Big Fat Merry-Go-Round, A House: Live in Concert, No More Apologies, + more

A House was an Irish band from the 1980s to the 1990s, recognized for the clever, "often bitter or irony laden lyrics of [frontman] Dave Couse ... bolstered by the [band's] seemingly ...more
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Acid Test is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Drop

Acid Test was an alternative rock band formed in Toronto, Canada, in 1990. The band consisted of vocalist and bassist Lucy Di Santo, guitarist Steve Fall, keyboardist Atom Percy, drummer Jim ...more
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Adam Gardner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America
Adam Seth Gardner (born May 31, 1973) is an American guitarist and vocalist of the band Guster and a member of the Tufts University Beelzebubs. Gardner grew up outside Morristown, New Jersey, ...more
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Al Jourgensen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Thrash metal, Synthpop & New Wave; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: It's Always Christmas Time, Alien Christmas

Allen David Jourgensen (born Alejandro Ramírez Casas; October 9, 1958) is a Cuban-American singer-songwriter, musician and music producer. Closely related with the independent record ...more

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Alain Johannes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Blues-rock, Indie & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Spark

Alain Johannes Mociulski (born May 2, 1962) is a Chilean-American multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, whose primary instruments are guitar and drums. He is a founding member of several bands, ...more
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Alain Whyte is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Rockabilly; Nationality: England
Alain Gordon Whyte (pronounced Alan) (born 3 July 1967) is an English musician, songwriter, composer and singer. He is best known for being Morrissey's main songwriting partner and guitarist ...more
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Andy Cox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: New Wave, Ska & Rock music; Nationality: United Kingdom
Andy Cox (born Andrew Cox, 25 January 1956) is a British guitarist born in Birmingham, who along with Dave Wakeling, founded The Beat in 1978.The Beat achieved eight Top 40 singles and three hit ...more
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Annie Haslam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Pop music, Folk music & Progressive rock; Nationality: England

Albums: Annie Haslam, Still Life, Live Under Brazilian Skies, Annie in Wonderland, It Snows in Heaven Too, + more

Annie Haslam (born 8 June 1947 in Bolton, Lancashire, England) is an English vocalist, songwriter, and painter. She is best known as the lead singer of progressive rock band Renaissance since ...more
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Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Electronic, Techno & IDM; Nationality: Ireland

Albums: Richard D. James Album, Come to Daddy, Selected Ambient Works, Volume II, Classics, + more

Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), best known by the stage name Aphex Twin, is an English musician. He is best known for his influential and idiosyncratic work in styles such as acid ...more

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Armageddon Dildos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Speed, Morgengrauen, Homicidal Dolls, 07 104, That's Armageddon, + more

Armageddon Dildos is a German electro-industrial-duo consisting of Uwe Kanka and Dirk Krause. The act was formed in 1988 in Kassel Germany, and the name comes from the slang term for ...more

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Armor for Sleep is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: What to Do When You Are Dead, Dream to Make Believe, Smile for Them, Things That Disappear, The Way Out Is Broken, + more

Armor for Sleep was an American rock band from New Jersey, formed in 2001. They disbanded in 2009. Their final lineup consisted of lead vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Ben Jorgensen, lead ...more

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Aztec Camera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: High Land Hard Rain, Dreamland, Love, Stray, Frestonia, + more

Aztec Camera were a Scottish pop/new wave band formed by Roddy Frame, the group's singer, songwriter, and only consistent member. Formed in 1980, Aztec Camera released a total of six albums: ...more
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B-Movie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Remembrance Days: The Dead Good Years, The Platinum Collection, Volume 2: Radio Days, Forever Running, Nightmares in Wax, + more

B-Movie are a new wave band from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, active in the first half of the 1980s. Their 1982 single "Nowhere Girl" became an international club hit, earning ...more
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Barenaked Ladies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Gordon, Barenaked for the Holidays, Maybe You Should Drive, Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits (1991–2001), Everything to Everyone, + more

The Barenaked Ladies are a Canadian rock band, formed in 1988 in Scarborough, Ontario. The band quickly developed a cult following in Canada, with their self-titled 1991 cassette becoming the ...more

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Bash & Pop is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Friday Night Is Killing Me

Bash & Pop was an American alternative rock group formed in 1992 by Tommy Stinson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, following the breakup of the Replacements. It released one album before breaking ...more
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Beatmasters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Who's in the House, Anywayawanna, Anywayawanna: The Best of The Beatmasters, Dunno What It Is (About You), Hey DJ (I Can't Dance to That Music You're Playing), + more

The Beatmasters are a team of dance music songwriters, musicians and producers who were successful as artists in their own right in the UK in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They then went on to ...more
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Belly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: King, Star, Now They'll Sleep, Moon, Baby Silvertooth, + more

Belly was an alternative rock band formed in 1991 by former Throwing Muses members Tanya Donelly and Fred Abong. The band was based in Boston, Massachusetts, though all of the original members ...more

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Ben Jorgensen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Pop punk, Emo & Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America
Ben Jorgensen is an American musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Armor for Sleep.
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Betty Boo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster
Betty Boo Genre: Hip hop music, Dance-pop & Rap music; Nationality: England

Albums: Boomania, Grrr! It's Betty Boo, Doin' the Do: Best of Betty Boo, I'm on My Way, Let Me Take You There, + more

Alison Moira Clarkson (born 6 March 1970 in Kensington, London), better known as Betty Boo, is an English singer, songwriter and pop-rap artist. She first came to mainstream prominence in the ...more

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Billie Ray Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Vocal trance, Electro & House music; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: Deadline for My Memories, 18 Carat Garbage, 18 Carat Garbage Demos, Persuasion, Four Ambient Tales, + more

Billie Ray Martin (born 1970) is a German singer-songwriter, known for her single "Your Loving Arms", which reached the Top 10 of both the UK Singles Chart (#6) and the Irish Singles ...more
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Black Dog Productions is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster
Black Dog Productions

Albums: Silenced, Bytes, Liber Dogma, Black Dog Productions E.P., Parallel, + more

The Black Dog is a British electronic music group, founded by Ken Downie along with Ed Handley and Andy Turner. Regarded as legends by some, the group are pioneers who, along with acts like ...more
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Blancmange is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Believe You Me, Mange Tout, Happy Families, Suitcase, I Can See It, + more

Blancmange () are an English synth-pop band formed in Harrow, London, in 1979. The band were a duo for most of their career, composed of Neil Arthur (vocals) and Stephen Luscombe (keyboards). ...more

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Blu is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop & West Coast hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Below the Heavens: In Hell Happy With Your New Imaginary Friend..., The Piece Talks, Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them, Johnson&Jonson, Good to Be Home, + more

Johnson Barnes III (born April 15, 1983), better known by his stage name Blu, is an American West Coast rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his group Blu & Exile and ...more

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Bo Hansson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Lord of the Rings, Music Inspired by Watership Down, Magician's Hat, Attic Thoughts

Bo Hansson (10 April 1943 – 23 April 2010) was a Swedish musician best known for his four instrumental albums released in the 1970s.
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Bob Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Sire Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Rock music; Nationality: England
Robert Jackson (born 6 January 1949, Coventry, England) is an English rock musician most famous for being a member of Badfinger from 1974 to 1975 and 1981 to 1983, and of The Fortunes from 1995 ...more