Bands/Musicians The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster

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List of The Island Def Jam Music Group artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This The Island Def Jam Music Group roster includes both past and present artists. Popular The Island Def Jam Music Group 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 The Island Def Jam Music Group 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 The Island Def Jam Music Group.

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Abriel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Abriel Pop music, Deathcore, Metalcore Abriel was an American metalcore band based out of San Francisco, California that was formed in 2008. Best known for their female vocals, mixing metalcore with pop, and their "DIY" ...more

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Adrienne Bailon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Adrienne Bailon Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop Adrienne Eliza Bailon is an American singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality. Bailon first became publicly known when she rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer ...more

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Amerie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Amerie Hip hop music, New Wave, Pop music Amerie Mi Marie Rogers, known professionally as Ameriie, is an American recording artist, record producer, and actress. She debuted in 2002 with the album All I Have, primarily co-written and ...more

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Anastacia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group 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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August Rigo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
August Rigo Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B Dan August Rigo or better known professionally as August Rigo is a recording artist, songwriter, producer and musician. August Rigo is signed to a publishing contract with Sony/ATV as a

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Avery is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Avery Pop punk, Synthpop, Pop music Anna Marie Iannitelli, better known as Avery is an American singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. Her debut single and video, "Love Me or Let Me Go," was released on her YouTube ...more

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Barry Weiss is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Barry Weiss Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music Barry Weiss is an American music executive. He served as chairman and CEO of The Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Republic Records from 2011 to 2014, RCA/Jive Label Group from 2008 to ...more

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Big K.R.I.T. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Big K.R.I.T. Hip hop music, Southern hip hop Justin Scott, better known by his stage name Big K.R.I.T., is an American rapper and record producer from Meridian, Mississippi. He is currently signed to Cinematic Music Group and Def Jam

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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Big Sean Hip hop music Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Big Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008, ...more

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Black Cards is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Black Cards Dubstep, Synthpop, Dancehall Black Cards is an American electronic duo that formed in July 2010 as Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz's new main project following the band's indefinite hiatus. Originally conceived as a ...more

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Burnham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Burnham Pop music Burnham is a Vermont - based American pop band made up of three brothers: Alex, Andre, and Forrest Burnham. They are signed to Island Records and EMI Music Publishing. They appeared as an ...more

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Capone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Capone Hip hop music, Dubstep, Electro hop Kiam Akasi Holley, better known by his stage name Capone, is an American hip hop recording artist from Queens, New York City. He is best known as one half of the East Coast hip hop duo ...more

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C1 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
C1 Hip hop music, Dubstep, House music

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Cajjmere Wray is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Cajjmere Wray Pop music, Electronic music, Electro house Cajjmere Wray is a Canadian producer, DJ and remixer from Toronto. He is known for a variety of his original and remix productions. He has remixed for many major recording artists including: ...more

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Capone-N-Noreaga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Capone-N-Noreaga Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop Capone-N-Noreaga is an American hip hop duo formed in 1995, from Queens, New York City, New York. The duo is composed of East Coast rappers Capone and Noreaga.

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Chrisette Michele is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Chrisette Michele Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B Chrisette Michele Payne, known professionally as Chrisette Michele, is an American Grammy Award-winning R&B and soul singer-songwriter. She was signed to the Motown Records but recently left ...more

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Christina Milian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Christina Milian Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B Christine Flores, better known as Christina Milian, is an American actress and singer-songwriter. At the age of 19, Milian signed a contract with Def Jam. In 2001, Milian released her ...more

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Cielo Drive is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Cielo Drive Rock music, Alternative rock

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CKY is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
CKY Rock music, Experimental rock, Post-grunge CKY is an American alternative metal band that formed in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1998. Traditionally centred on core members Deron Miller, Chad I Ginsburg and Jess Margera, the band shares ...more

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Cory Gunz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Cory Gunz Hip hop music, Pop music, East Coast hip hop Peter Cory Pankey, Jr., better known by his stage name Cory Gunz, is an American rapper from The Bronx, New York City, New York. He is the son of rapper Peter Gunz, from the duo Lord Tariq & ...more

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Daniel Bedingfield is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Daniel Bedingfield Christian music, Pop music, Electronic music Daniel John Bedingfield is an English-New Zealand singer-songwriter and record producer. He is the brother of fellow singers Natasha Bedingfield and Nikola Rachelle. He was a judge on The X ...more

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EPMD is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
EPMD Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop EPMD is an American hip hop group from Brentwood, New York. The group's name is a concatenation of the members' names "E" and "PMD" or an acronym for "Erick and Parrish ...more

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Everlast is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Everlast Hip hop music, Rock music, Country rap Erik Francis Schrody, known by his stage name Everlast, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter, known for his solo hit "What It's Like" and as the front-man for rap group House ...more

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Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Fall Out Boy Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music Fall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe ...more

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Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Frank Ocean Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B Christopher Breaux, better known by his stage name Frank Ocean, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper. Ocean started his career as a ghostwriter for artists such as Justin Bieber, Damienn ...more

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Funkmaster Flex is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Funkmaster Flex Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B Aston George Taylor, Jr. better known as Funkmaster Flex is an American hip hop DJ, rapper, musician and producer on New York City's Hot 97 radio station.

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Hikaru Utada is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Hikaru Utada Hip hop music, Synthpop, Rock music Hikaru Utada, who also goes by the mononym Utada, is a Japanese American singer and songwriter. Since the release of her Japanese debut album First Love, which went on to become the best-selling ...more

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Iggy Azalea is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Iggy Azalea Hip hop Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea (born 7 June 1990), is an Australian rapper. Born in Sydney and raised in Mullumbimby, she moved to the United States at the age of ...more

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J. Holiday is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
J. Holiday Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B Nahum Thorton Grymes, better known by his stage name J. Holiday, is an American recording artist and songwriter. He came into prominence in 2007 with his breakthrough hit "Bed", ...more

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Jagged Edge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Jagged Edge Contemporary R&B, New jack swing, Rhythm and blues Jagged Edge is an American mainstream R&B group signed through Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Recordings. The group has had a number of hit singles, many of which are produced by Dupri. The ...more

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Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Janet Jackson Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music Janet Damita Jo Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Known for a series of sonically innovative, socially conscious and sexually provocative records, as well as elaborate ...more

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Jay-Z Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in ...more

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Jeff Klein is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Jeff Klein Indie rock Jeffrey Lawrence "Jeff" Klein is an American singer/songwriter from Newburgh, New York, who plays keyboards and guitar. He has released three albums.

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Jennifer Lopez Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the ...more

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Jessica Jarrell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Jessica Jarrell Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Soul music

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Jessie James is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Jessie James Country pop, Pop music, Pop rock Jessica Rose "Jessie" James Decker is an American country pop singer-songwriter and reality T.V. personality. Having auditioned for and being rejected by most of the country labels in ...more

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Jet Black Stare is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Jet Black Stare Post-grunge, Southern rock, Hard rock Jet Black Stare is a hard rock band from Vancouver, Canada. They are currently on hiatus. Their debut album, In This Life, was released on July 15, 2008. Jet Black Stare had success with his ...more

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Jon McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Jon McLaughlin Pop rock Jon McLaughlin is an American pop rock singer-songwriter, producer and pianist from Anderson, Indiana. His debut album Indiana was released on May 1, 2007, preceded by his first EP Industry, ...more

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Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Justin Bieber Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Bieber's current manager, Scooter Braun first discovered him through his YouTube videos in 2007. Braun was impressed with the videos, and ...more

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Kate Nash is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Kate Nash Indie pop, Synthpop, Anti-folk Kate Marie Nash is an English singer, songwriter, musician and actress. She had a UK number-2 hit "Foundations" in 2007, followed by the platinum-selling UK number-1 album Made of ...more

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. She had limited exposure to secular music during her childhood and ...more

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Khalil is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Khalil Hip hop music, Pop music, Rhythm and blues Khalil Amir Sharieff, known by his first name Khalil, is an American Contemporary R&B singer. In 2008, he worked under the auspices of L.A. Reid to record some material in Florida after ...more

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KooL CrAzE is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
KooL CrAzE Hip hop music, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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Lady Sovereign is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Lady Sovereign Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro Louise Amanda Harman, better known by the stage name Lady Sovereign, is an English rapper best known for her song "Love Me or Hate Me". She is noted for her professional success in ...more

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Mann is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Mann Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop Dijon Shariff Thames, better known by his stage name MANN, is an American hip-hop recording artist from West Los Angeles, California discovered by J.R. Rotem. He's perhaps best known for his ...more

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Mannie Fresh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Mannie Fresh Hip hop music, Bounce music, Southern hip hop Byron O. Thomas, professionally known by his stage name Mannie Fresh, is a rapper and hip-hop producer who is best known for his work with Cash Money Records from 1993 to 2005 and one half of ...more

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Marvin Isley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Marvin Isley Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk rock Marvin Isley was the youngest member of the family music group the Isley Brothers and its bass guitarist. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Isley and his family moved to a home in Englewood, New ...more

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MC Ren is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
MC Ren Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap Lorenzo Jerald Patterson, better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper from Compton, California. He is the founder and owner of his own record label Villain Entertainment. His ...more

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Mick Quinn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Mick Quinn Britpop, Alternative rock Mick Quinn is an English musician and singer-songwriter, best known as founding member of English rock band Supergrass. He formed the DB Band with bassist Paul Wilson, formerly of Shake Appeal ...more

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Micko Larkin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Island Def Jam Music Group Complete Artist Roster
Micko Larkin Alternative rock, Indie rock Michael "Micko" Joseph Larkin is an English musician, most notable as the lead guitarist of the indie rock band Larrikin Love and reformed Hole.