The Best Musical Artists From Pennsylvania
Here are the best artists and bands from Pennsylvania. The Keystone State has spawned a great deal of musical talent over the years. The primary contribution of the state to the music scene was the Philly sound in the 1970s. This was a type of soul music that was characterized by intricate instrumental arrangements and funk influences. The genre helped lay the foundation for disco, and Pennsylvania's legacy in the music industry was cemented. The state has produced a lot more than just soul. The most famous Pennsylvania musical artists span genres and decades.
No list of Pennsylvania musical acts would be complete without Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff. They weren't just born and raised in West Philadelphia for The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. They were actually born and raised there in real life. Other hip hop artists that have come out of the state include Meek Mill, Eve, and Boyz II Men. If you like to get your groove on, then chances are good you've danced the night away to an artist out of Philly. Other popular Pennsylvania artists include Taylor Swift, Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa, Christina Aguilera, and Hall & Oates.
The best musical artists from Pennsylvania are below, and there is a lot more than just rap and hip hop here. You will find rock bands, songstresses, jazz musicians, and so much more. Vote for your favorite musical artists, and your favorite Pennsylvania artists missing from the list.
Daryl Hall and John Oates (commonly known as Hall & Oates) are an American pop rock duo formed in Philadelphia in 1970. Daryl Hall is generally the lead vocalist; John Oates primarily plays electric ...more
- Albums: H2O, Maneater, Abandoned Luncheonette, Private Eyes, X-Static
Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin, September 22, 1958) is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and occasional actress. Jett is best known for her work as the ...more
- Albums: Bad Reputation, Evil Stig, 1979, The Hit List, Joan Jett
Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), known professionally as Mac Miller, was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, ...more
- Albums: Watching Movies with the Sound Off, Macadelic, In the Air, But My Mackin Aint Easy, On and On and Beyond
Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band founded in 1998 by Benjamin Burnley in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Having outlasted significant lineup changes, Burnley is the sole constant member of the ...more
- Albums: Phobia, We Are Not Alone, Saturate, Dear Agony, Benjamin Broken
Poison are an American glam metal band formed in 1983, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The most successful incarnation of the band consists of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Bret Michaels, drummer ...more
- Albums: Flesh & Blood, Look What the Cat Dragged In, Open Up and Say... Ahh!, Poison's Greatest Hits 1986-1996, Native Tongue
Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. Born and raised ...more
- Albums: Fearless, Speak Now, Red, Taylor Swift, Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection