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The Best Musical Artists From Nevada 

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Updated February 2, 2020 976 votes 79 voters 1.7k views 101 items

List Rules Only artists born or raised in Nevada or bands formed in Nevada.

Here are the best artists and bands from Nevada. Las Vegas is a popular tourist destination with millions of people flocking to the city every year. People go to gamble, eat at some of the best restaurants in the world, and watch their favorite artists perform. Plenty of non-native acts take up residences in the city, but if you are lucky, then you may just get the chance to see notable Nevada musical artists take the stage in their hometown. 

The Killers are one of the most famous bands to come out of the state in recent memory. Other huge acts that got their start in the Silver State include Escape the Fate, Falling in Reverse, and Panic! at the Disco. Rock certainly has a big presence in the state, but other genres have gained a foothold in the area. Grammy Award-winning artists like Ne-Yo and Eric Whitacre performed to small audiences around the state before they achieved their fame. Other popular Nevada artists include Slaughter, 3LAU, Julianne Hough, and Imagine Dragons. 

Check out this list of Nevada musical artists to see which ones you like best. You may find bands you had no idea came from Nevada on here, so brace yourselves for some cool, new information. Vote for the bands, singers, and rappers you listen to most. 

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The Killers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada

Albums: Sam’s Town, Hot Fuss, Day & Age, Mr Brightside, Battle Born, + more

The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards, bass) and Dave Keuning (lead guitar, backing vocals). Mark Stoermer ...more

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Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada

Albums: A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, Vices & Virtues, Pretty. Odd., + more

Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 by childhood friends Brendon Urie, Ryan Ross, Spencer Smith and Brent Wilson. Since 2015, singer Urie has ...more

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The Best Panic! at the Disco Songs, Ranked #996 of 2,047 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #27 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

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Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada

Albums: Night Visions, Continued Silence EP, Night Visions Live, It's Time, It's Time Remixes, + more

Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne "Wing" Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and ...more

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The Best Imagine Dragons Albums, Ranked #765 of 2,047 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #33 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

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Escape The Fate is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada

Albums: Dying Is Your Latest Fashion, Ungrateful, This War Is Ours, Escape the Fate, Escape the Fate, + more

Escape the Fate is an American post-hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada formed in 2005 and originally from Pahrump, Nevada, they are currently signed to Eleven Seven Music. The group consists ...more

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Ne-Yo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Because of You, In My Own Words, Year of the Gentleman, Heroes, Gentlemanlike 4, + more

Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1979), better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and dancer. He gained fame for his songwriting ...more

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Jenny Lewis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Genre: Alternative country, Indie folk & Indie rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Rabbit Fur Coat, Acid Tongue, I'm Having Fun Now, Godspeed, You Are What You Love, + more

Jennifer Diane Lewis (born January 8, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the indie rock band Rilo Kiley. Lewis gained ...more

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Brandon Flowers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Genre: Synthpop, New Wave & Heartland rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Flamingo, We Are Replicants, Crossfire

Brandon Richard Flowers (born June 21, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer, keyboardist, and occasional bass guitarist of the Las Vegas-based ...more

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Toni Basil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Genre: New Wave, Pop music & Dance music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Word of Mouth, Toni Basil, The Very Best of Toni Basil, Do You Wanna Dance, Street Beat, + more

Antonia Christina Basilotta (born September 22, 1943), better known by her stage name Toni Basil, is an American singer, actress, choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker, best known for her ...more

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The Higher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada

Albums: On Fire, Histrionics, It's Only Natural, Star Is Dead

The Higher were an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. They were originally known as "September Star". They have released two full length albums named On Fire, Histrionics ...more
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Five Finger Death Punch ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada

Albums: American Capitalist, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1, The Way of the Fist, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, + more

Five Finger Death Punch is an American metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the group's name is derived from classic martial arts cinema. The band originally consisted of vocalist ...more

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Brendon Urie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Genre: Pop punk, Pop music & Dance-punk; Nationality: United States of America
Brendon Boyd Urie (born April 12, 1987) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of Panic! at the Disco, of which he is the only member remaining.

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Falling in Reverse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada

Albums: The Drug In Me Is You, Fashionably Late, The Drug in Me Is You, Raised By Wolves, Alone

Falling in Reverse is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada formed in 2008, signed to Epitaph Records. The band is led by lead singer Ronnie Radke along with lead guitarist Jacky Vincent, ...more

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#1,453 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #176 of 1,062 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #9 of 125 The Best Screamo Bands of All Time

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Tony Fredianelli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Genre: Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Breakneck Speed

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Eric Whitacre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada

Albums: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Complete A Cappella Works: 1991-2001 (Brigham Young University Singers feat. conductor: Ronald Staheli), The Music of Eric Whitacre, Water Night, The Chelsea Carol, + more

Eric Edward Whitacre (born January 2, 1970) is an American composer and conductor, and speaker, known for his choral, orchestral and wind ensemble music. In March 2016, he was appointed as Los ...more
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Dino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Genre: Dance music and Freestyle music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: 24-7, Swingin', The Way I Am, I Like It

Dean Esposito (born July 20, 1963 in Encino, Los Angeles, United States), better known as Dino , is an American DJ, singer-songwriter, and record producer.
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Big Talk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Big Talk

Albums: Big Talk

Big Talk is an American rock band, consisting of The Killers' drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr, and Taylor Milne. Grammy Award-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli worked with the band on their debut ...more
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David Coverdale is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Genre: Glam metal, Blues-rock & Heavy metal; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Coverdale/Page, Whitesnake, Northwinds, Whitesnake / Northwinds, Into the Light, + more

David Coverdale (born 22 September 1951) is an English rock singer best known for his work with Whitesnake, a hard rock band he founded in 1978. Before Whitesnake, Coverdale was the lead singer ...more

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Renaldo Lapuz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Renaldo Lapuz Genre: Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
Renaldo (Reynaldo) Lapuz (born December 18, 1962) is a Filipino-American who auditioned on the seventh season of the television series American Idol, singing the self-written song "We're ...more
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The Cab is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada

Albums: Glitz and Glamour, The Lady Luck EP, Symphony Soldier, Whisper War, Drunk Love, + more

The Cab is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Their debut album, Whisper War, was released on April 29, 2008. They have been called "The Band You Need to Know 2008" by ...more

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Frank Sinatra, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada

Albums: That Face!

Francis Wayne Sinatra (; January 10, 1944 – March 16, 2016), professionally known as Frank Sinatra Jr., was an American singer, songwriter, and conductor. He was the son of singer and actor ...more

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Fred Cole is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Fred Cole
Fred Cole may refer to: Fred Cole (musician) (1948–2017), singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the band Pierced Arrows and formerly Dead Moon Fred Cole (footballer) (born 1936), Australian rules ...more
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World5 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
World5

Albums: Global Experience, Heartbeat Of The World, You and I, Maybe There´s a Way, Man of Action

World5 is an adult contemporary rock band with five members based in the United States, New Zealand, and Sweden. Members include Pat Hunt on lead vocals, Steffen Goeres on guitar, Randy Miller ...more
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Julianne Hough is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Genre: Country pop and Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Julianne Hough, Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection, Is That So Wrong, That Song in My Head, Rock of Ages: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Julianne Alexandra Hough (; born July 20, 1988) is an American dancer, actress, and singer. She is a two-time professional champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She was nominated for a ...more

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Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada

Albums: Stick It to Ya, The Wild Life, Fear No Evil, Revolution, Back to Reality, + more

Slaughter is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum. The band reached stardom in 1990 with their first album ...more

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Iron Lung is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada

Albums: White Glove Test, Life. Iron Lung. Death., Cold Storage, Sexless // No Sex, Silent Decay, + more

Iron Lung are a two piece powerviolence act from Seattle, Washington heavily influenced by hardcore punk and grindcore. The band formed in 1999 in Reno and is currently in Seattle after spending ...more