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The Best Musical Artists From Nevada  

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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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Panic! at the Disco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
Panic! at the Disco is an American band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and features the current lineup of vocalist and guitarist Brendon Urie and bassist Dallon Weekes, who are supported ...more
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Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock
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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Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal
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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The Killers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave
The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning. Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. would complete the current line-up of the ...more
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7 Seconds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Straight edge, Youth crew, Melodic hardcore
7 Seconds is an American hardcore punk band from Reno, Nevada. Formed on January 17, 1980 by two sets of brothers; the Marvelli brothers, who used the punk rock names "Kevin Seconds" ...more
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Escape The Fate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Emo, Metalcore, Heavy metal
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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Frank Sinatra, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Francis Wayne Sinatra, professionally known as Frank Sinatra, Jr., is an American singer, songwriter and conductor. Frank Jr. is the son of musician and actor Frank Sinatra, Sr. and his first ...more
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Falling in Reverse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Pop punk, Glam metal, Metalcore
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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Ne-Yo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B
Shaffer Chimere Smith, known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Ne-Yo gained fame for his song-writing abilities when he ...more
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Toni Basil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
New Wave, Pop music, Dance music
Antonia Christina Basilotta, better known by her stage name Toni Basil, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, filmmaker, film director, choreographer, and dancer, best known for her ...more
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The Higher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Rock music, Emo, Rhythm and blues
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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Happy Campers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Happy Campers Punk rock
Happy Campers are a punk rock band, from Las Vegas.The band formed 1996 and went through several line up changes with the exception of singer/songwriter Isaac "Campa" Irvine. The band ...more
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Emma Nevada is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Emma Nevada
Emma Nevada was an American operatic soprano particularly known for her performances in operas by Bellini and Donizetti and the French composers Ambroise Thomas, Charles Gounod, and Léo ...more
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The Rocturnals is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
The Rocturnals Rock music, Rap music, Soul music
The Rocturnals is an American alternative rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2003, the band has five members, lead vocalist A. Johnson, lead vocalist-rapper Aulsondro Hamilton, lead ...more
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Foundry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Foundry is an American hard rock band from Las Vegas. The band's current lineup consists of lead vocalist Mark Boals, guitarist Chris Iorio, bassist Bjorn Englen, and drummer Marc Brattin. Their ...more
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Chuck ruff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Rock music
Chuck Ruff was an American rock drummer well known for his work with Edgar Winter on the popular instrumental "Frankenstein".
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The Sextones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
The Sextones is a soul and funk band originated in Reno, Nevada in 2007. Its members are Mark Sexton, Alexander Korostinsky, Daniel Weiss, and Ryan Taylor.
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Hellbound Glory is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Hellbound Glory Rock music, Country, Americana
Hellbound Glory is an American country and roots rock band, featuring singer-songwriter Leroy Virgil. The band was originally formed in Reno, Nevada, United States, in 2008 by Virgil. Describing ...more
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Mark Stoermer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Rock music, Alternative rock, Alternative country
Mark August Stoermer is an American musician, producer and singer-songwriter best known for being the bassist for alternative rock band The Killers. In 2011, he released his debut solo album ...more
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Überschall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Überschall Rock music, Experimental rock, Industrial rock
Überschall is an improvisational rock band based in Las Vegas, Nevada consisting of past and present Blue Men and band members of Blue Man Group. Uberschall frequently performs at the ...more
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Kevin Seconds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Folk music, Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock
Kevin Seconds is an American singer/songwriter/musician, born in Sacramento, California. As a teenager, he moved with his family to Reno, Nevada where he lived until 1988 when he relocated back ...more
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The Clydesdale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
The Clydesdale
The Clydesdale is an indie band from Las Vegas, Nevada who have grown prominent in the independent Las Vegas alt country and cowpunk community. Their sound is described by Rolling Stone as ...more
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Black Camaro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Black Camaro Alternative rock, Indie rock
Black Camaro is an American indie rock band that formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001. The band's founding members are guitarist and vocalist Brian Garth and keyboardist and vocalist Tom Miller.
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3LAU is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Electronic music, Mashup
Justin Blau, better known by his stage name 3LAU, is an American progressive house and electro house producer and Ableton performer. Based in Las Vegas, he has released three mixtapes since 2011 ...more
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Modern Science is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
Modern Science Synthpop, Pop music, Alternative rock
Modern Science is an alternative pop band from Las Vegas, Nevada founded by Kane Churko & Mike McHugh with funk, electro, hiphop and R&B influences. Canadian songwriter/producer Kane ...more