Bands/Musicians Sony Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Sony Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Sony Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Sony 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 Sony 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 Sony Records.

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1200 Techniques is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
1200 Techniques Hip hop music 1200 Techniques are an Australian hip hop group consisting of the old school 80's Aerosol Artist & Founder Dj Peril Guitarist. They formed in 1997, initially with N'fa's brother, Kabba, who ...more

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Alana Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Alana Davis Pop music Alana Summer Davis is an American singer-songwriter. Her father, Walter Davis Jr., was an African-American pianist who played alongside such jazz greats as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. A ...more

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Alexis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Alexis Pop music Alexis is a German pop and gala singer. She is mainly known for participating in the German "Rudi Carrell Show" in 1989, singing Whitney Houston's song "One Moment In Time". ...more

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Amanda Marshall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Amanda Marshall Adult contemporary music, Rhythm and blues Amanda Meta Marshall is a Canadian pop-rock singer. She has released three studio albums, the first was certified Diamond in Canada, with the latter two certified 3x Platinum and Platinum ...more

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Amel Larrieux is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Amel Larrieux Neo soul, Folk music, Contemporary R&B Amel Larrieux is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Larrieux rose to fame in the mid-1990s as a founding member of the duo Groove Theory along with Bryce Wilson. After leaving the ...more

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Anastacia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Anastacia Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music Anastacia Lyn Newkirk is an American singer, songwriter and producer. She started her career in 1983 as a dancer for hire and made regular appearances in the late 1980s on MTV's Club MTV. In ...more

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Anointed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Anointed Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Rhythm and blues Anointed is a Contemporary Christian music duo from Columbus, Ohio, known for their strong vocals and harmonies, featuring siblings Steve Crawford and Da'dra Crawford Greathouse, along with ...more

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Area is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Area Electronic music, Jazz fusion, Experimental music Area - International POPular Group, most commonly known as Area or AreA, is an Italian progressive rock, jazz fusion, electronic, experimental group formed in 1972 by singer Demetrio Stratos and ...more

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Blood, Sweat & Tears is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Blood, Sweat & Tears Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock Blood, Sweat & Tears is a contemporary jazz-rock American music group, active throughout the later part of the 20th century and still into the 21st. They are well known for their music ...more

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Bo Kaspers Orkester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Bo Kaspers Orkester Pop music, Rock music, Jazz Bo Kaspers Orkester is a Swedish jazz-pop band consisting of Bo Sundström, Fredrik Dahl, Michael Malmgren and Mats Schubert. The band won a Grammis award in 1998 for artist of the year were ...more

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Brad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Brad Rock music, Neo-psychedelia, Alternative rock Brad is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1992. Brad's sound is influenced by the wide variety of influences brought by its members, including Stone Gossard of Pearl ...more

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Brandon Boyd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Brandon Boyd Nu metal, Experimental rock, Rapcore Brandon Charles Boyd is an American musician, author, and visual artist. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the American rock band Incubus.

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Candyman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Candyman Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music Candell Manson known by his stage name Candyman, is an American rapper and record producer. He is best known for his hit single "Knockin' Boots".

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Chayanne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Chayanne Latin pop Elmer Figueroa Arce, better known under the stage name Chayanne, is a Puerto Rican Latin pop singer, actor and composer. As a solo artist, Chayanne has released 21 solo albums and sold over 30 ...more

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Chris Kilmore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Chris Kilmore Hip hop music, Rock music, Experimental music Chris Kilmore is an American DJ. He is the turntablist and keyboardist of the rock band Incubus.

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Class of '99 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Class of '99 Rock music, Industrial rock, Alternative rock Class of '99 was a short-term alternative rock supergroup consisting of members from notable rock bands: Layne Staley of Alice in Chains as the vocalist, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine ...more

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Claudio Abbado is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Claudio Abbado Opera, Classical music Claudio Abbado, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian conductor. One of the most celebrated and respected conductors of the 20th century, he served as music director of the La Scala opera ...more

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Cradle of Filth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Cradle of Filth Gothic metal, Heavy metal, Extreme metal Cradle of Filth are an English extreme metal band that formed in Suffolk in 1991. The band's musical style evolved from black metal to a cleaner and more "produced" amalgam of gothic ...more

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Dandelion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Dandelion Grunge, Heavy metal, Alternative rock Dandelion was a grunge band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania formed in 1989 by vocalist/guitarist Kevin Morpurgo, bassist Mike Morpurgo, guitarist Carl Hinds, and drummer Dante Cimino. Bayen ...more

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David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
David Gilmour Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock David Jon Gilmour, CBE, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known for his work as the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the progressive rock band ...more

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Des'ree is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Des'ree Pop music, Dance music, Rhythm and blues Desirée Annette Weeks, stage name Des'ree, is a retired British R&B recording artist who rose to popularity during the 1990s. She is well known for her hits: "Feel So High", ...more

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Dreams Come True is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Dreams Come True Pop music, J-pop, Jazz Dreams Come True is a Japanese pop band formed in 1988, originally consisting of Miwa Yoshida, Masato Nakamura, and Takahiro Nishikawa. The band has sold more than 50 million records worldwide.

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Earl Okin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Earl Okin Jazz, Bossa nova Earl Okin is a London singer-songwriter, musician and comedian. Born in Carshalton, Surrey, he has lived in Notting Hill since he was five years old, holds a degree in philosophy from the ...more

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Edgar Meyer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Edgar Meyer World music, Classical music, Progressive bluegrass Edgar Meyer is an American bassist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. His styles include classical, bluegrass, newgrass, and jazz. Meyer has worked as a session musician in Nashville, part of ...more

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Ellis Marsalis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Ellis Marsalis, Jr. Jazz Ellis Louis Marsalis, Jr. is an American jazz pianist. Active since the late 1940s, Marsalis came to greater attention in the 1980s and '90s as the patriarch of a musical family, with sons ...more

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Eric "Bobo" Correa Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music Eric Bobo is a percussionist and a member of the bands Cypress Hill, Cultura Londres Proyecto and Sol Invicto, and has also performed and recorded with the Beastie Boys throughout the 1990s.

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Esthero is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Esthero Hip hop music, Lounge music, Rock music Esthero, born Jenny-Bea Englishman, is a Canadian singer-songwriter who currently lives in Los Angeles, California. The name Esthero refers both to the singer and formerly to the two-person team ...more

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Eurogliders is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Eurogliders Indie pop, New Wave Eurogliders were an indie pop band formed in 1980 in Perth, Western Australia, which included Grace Knight on vocals, Bernie Lynch on guitar and vocals, and Amanda Vincent on keyboards. In 1984, ...more

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For Squirrels is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
For Squirrels Alternative rock For Squirrels was an alternative rock band based out of Gainesville, Florida, founded in 1992 and changing their name to Subrosa in 1996 before disbanding in 2001. Although their 1995 single ...more

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Frankie J is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Frankie J Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin American music Francisco Javier Bautista, Jr., better known by his stage name Frankie J, is a Mexican American singer and former member of the musical group Kumbia Kings. Born in Tijuana, he grew up in San ...more

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Freddy Weller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Freddy Weller Country, Southern rock, Hard rock Wilton Frederick "Freddy" Weller is an American country music artist. He recorded for Columbia Records between 1969 and 1980. He had his highest charted single in 1969 with his debut ...more

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Garlic Boys is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Garlic Boys Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Alternative rock Garlicboys is a punk band from Osaka, Japan. The current lineup is Peta, Larry, Pessin, and Ryo. They are currently known in Japan's "trendy" underground music scene as the ...more

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Guy Pratt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Guy Pratt Progressive rock, Art rock, Psychedelic rock Guy Pratt is a session bassist and also a songwriter, actor and comedian. He is the son of the actor Mike Pratt. In 1996, he married Gala, the daughter of Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright ...more

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Hank Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Hank Jones Jazz, Bebop Henry "Hank" Jones was an American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer. Critics and musicians described Jones as eloquent, lyrical, and impeccable. In 1989, The National ...more

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Heart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Heart Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group's four-decade history, the band has had three primary lineups, with ...more

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Hemingway Corner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Hemingway Corner Rock music, Folk music Hemingway Corner was a Canadian-American folk pop group, active in the 1990s.

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Hide is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Hide Glam metal, Progressive metal, Rock music Hideto Matsumoto, better known by his stage name hide, was a Japanese musician, singer and songwriter. He was primarily known for his work as lead guitarist of the heavy metal band X Japan, but ...more

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Hubert Laws is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Hubert Laws Classical music, Jazz Hubert Laws is an American flutist and saxophonist with a career spanning over 40 years in jazz, classical, and other music genres. Alongside Herbie Mann, Laws is probably the most recognized ...more

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Jerk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Jerk Nu metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock Jerk was an industrial metal band from Sydney, Australia. They released a single album, and their songs featured in the video games Need for Speed: Underground and NHL 2004. Jerk supported ...more

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Jimmy Luxury is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Jimmy Luxury Hip hop music, Swing music Jimmy Luxury, also known as Jimmy Luxury and the Tommy Rome Orchestra, is a two-man swing-hop with its two main members based in Philadelphia and San Francisco. The group features vocalists ...more

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Joe Strummer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Joe Strummer New Wave, Ska, Rock music John Graham Mellor, known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash, ...more

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John Williams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
John Williams Rock music, Classical music John Christopher Williams is an Australian-born British classical guitarist renowned for his ensemble playing as well as his interpretation and promotion of the modern classical guitar ...more

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K's Choice is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
K's Choice Folk rock, Post-grunge, Alternative rock K's Choice is a Belgian rock band from Antwerp, formed in the mid-1990s. The band's core members are siblings Sarah Bettens and Gert Bettens. They are joined by Eric Grossman, Thomas ...more

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Kaki King is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Kaki King Shoegazing, Rock music, Experimental rock Kaki King is an American guitarist and composer. King is known for her percussive and jazz-tinged melodies, energetic live shows, use of multiple tunings on acoustic and lap steel guitar, and ...more

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Kandi Burruss is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Kandi Burruss Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music Kandi Leniece Burruss-Tucker is an American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, television personality, occasional actress and record producer. She is a former member of the group Xscape. ...more

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Kashmir is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Kashmir Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock Kashmir is a Danish alternative rock band consisting of Kasper Eistrup; Mads Tunebjerg; Asger Techau and Henrik Lindstrand.

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Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Killer Mike Hip hop music, Southern hip hop Michael Render, better known by his stage name Killer Mike, is an American hip hop recording artist and occasional actor from Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder of Grind Time Official Records, ...more

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Kyo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Kyo Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock Kyo is a French rock band with lead vocals by Benoît Poher. The band was active from 1997 to 2005 with three albums Kyo, Le Chemin and 300 Lésions and a string of singles. It ...more

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Lara Fabian is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Lara Fabian Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Dance music Lara Crokaert, better known as Lara Fabian, is a Belgian-born Canadian singer. She has sold over 20 million records worldwide and is the best-selling Belgian-born female artist of all time.

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Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Sony Records Complete Artist Roster
Leonard Bernstein Opera, Ballet, Ballet Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive ...more