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The Best Musical Artists From Nevada

Updated February 2, 2020 1.8k votes 98 voters 2.4k views101 items

List RulesOnly 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. 

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

    Pop punk, Synthpop

    AlbumsSam’s Town, Hot Fuss, Day & Age, Mr Brightside, Battle Born

    The Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon... more on Wikipedia

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

    Alternative rock, Pop punk

    AlbumsA Fever You Can't Sweat Out, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, Vices & Virtues, Pretty. Odd.

    Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 by... more on Wikipedia

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

    Alternative rock, Pop

    AlbumsNight Visions, Continued Silence EP, Night Visions Live, It's Time, It's Time Remixes

    Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup... more on Wikipedia

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

    Alternative country, Indie folk

    AlbumsRabbit Fur Coat, Acid Tongue, I'm Having Fun Now, Godspeed, You Are What You Love

    Jennifer Diane Lewis (born January 8, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Brendon Urie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    Brendon Urie

    Pop punk, Pop music
    Brendon Boyd Urie (born April 12, 1987) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, best... more on Wikipedia

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    World5 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    World5

    World5 is an adult contemporary rock band with five members based in the United States, New... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    The Higher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    The Higher

    Rock music, Emo

    AlbumsOn 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... more on Wikipedia
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    Falling in Reverse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    Falling in Reverse

    Pop punk, Glam metal

    AlbumsThe 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... more on Wikipedia

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

    Emo, Metalcore

    AlbumsDying Is Your Latest Fashion, Ungrateful, This War Is Ours, Escape the Fate, Escape the Fate

    Escape the Fate is an American post-hardcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada formed in 2005 and... more on Wikipedia
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    Brandon Flowers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    Brandon Flowers

    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsFlamingo, We Are Replicants, Crossfire

    Brandon Richard Flowers (born June 21, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician,... more on Wikipedia

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    Five Finger Death Punch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    Five Finger Death Punch

    Nu metal, Thrash metal

    AlbumsAmerican 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

    Five Finger Death Punch is an American metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the... more on Wikipedia

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    Renaldo Lapuz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    Renaldo Lapuz

    Pop music
    Renaldo (Reynaldo) Lapuz (born December 18, 1962) is a Filipino-American who auditioned on the... more on Wikipedia
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    Julianne Hough is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    Julianne Hough

    Country pop, Country

    AlbumsJulianne 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.... more on Wikipedia

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

    Glam metal, Blues-rock

    AlbumsCoverdale/Page, Whitesnake, Northwinds, Whitesnake / Northwinds, Into the Light

    David Coverdale (born 22 September 1951) is an English rock singer best known for his work... more on Wikipedia
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    Tony Fredianelli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    Tony Fredianelli

    Alternative rock

    AlbumsBreakneck Speed

  • 16
    Toni Basil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    Toni Basil

    New Wave, Pop music

    AlbumsWord of Mouth, Toni Basil, The Very Best of Toni Basil, Do You Wanna Dance, Street Beat

    Antonia Christina Basilotta (born September 22, 1943), better known by her stage name Toni... more on Wikipedia

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    Frank Sinatra, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
    Francis Wayne Sinatra (; January 10, 1944 – March 16, 2016), professionally known as Frank... more on Wikipedia

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    Fred Cole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    Fred Cole

    Fred Cole may refer to: Fred Cole (musician) (1948–2017), singer, guitarist, and songwriter... more on Wikipedia
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    The Cab is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    The Cab

    Pop punk, Rock music

    AlbumsGlitz and Glamour, The Lady Luck EP, Symphony Soldier, Whisper War, Drunk Love

    The Cab is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Their debut album, Whisper War,... more on Wikipedia

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    Ne-Yo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    Ne-Yo

    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsBecause of You, In My Own Words, Year of the Gentleman, Heroes, Gentlemanlike 4

    Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1979), better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Curl Up and Die is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    Curl Up and Die

    Mathcore, Metalcore

    AlbumsUnfortunately We're Not Robots, The One Above All, the End of All That Is, The Only Good Bug Is a Dead Bug, We May Be Through With the Past...

    Curl Up and Die, formed in late 1998, was a metalcore band from Las Vegas, Nevada.
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    Home Cookin' is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    Home Cookin'

    Rock music, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsMmm, Mmm, Mmm,, Pink in the Middle

    Home Cookin’ is a horn-based soul band that played in the Las Vegas local scene from 1989 to... more on Wikipedia
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    Killian's Angels is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    Killian's Angels

    Killian's Angels is an all-female Celtic-influenced band based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since its... more on Wikipedia
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    Ryan Ross is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Nevada
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    Ryan Ross

    Rock music, Pop rock
    George Ryan Ross III (born August 30, 1986) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter... more on Wikipedia

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

    Straight edge, Youth crew

    AlbumsThe Crew, Walk Together, Rock Together, Good to Go, Alt.music.hardcore

    7 Seconds is an American hardcore punk band from Reno, Nevada. Formed on January 17, 1980 by... more on Wikipedia

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