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.
Albums: Fearless, Speak Now, Red, Taylor Swift, Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection, + more
Albums: Watching Movies with the Sound Off, Macadelic, In the Air, But My Mackin Aint Easy, On and On and Beyond, + more
Albums: Big Willie Style, Gettin' Jiggy Wit It, Miami, Willennium, Born to Reign, + more
Albums: Bad Reputation, Evil Stig, 1979, The Hit List, Joan Jett, + more
Albums: Christmas Interpretations, II, Evolution, The Remix Collection, Full Circle, + more
Albums: Rolling Papers, O.N.I.F.C., Deal or No Deal, Mac & Devin Go to High School, Show and Prove, + more
Albums: Flesh & Blood, Look What the Cat Dragged In, Open Up and Say... Ahh!, Poison's Greatest Hits 1986-1996, Native Tongue, + more
Albums: Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped, Christina Aguilera, Bionic, + more
Albums: Nothing But Flamerz (clean), DreamChasers, Flamers 2: Hottest In Tha City, Dreamchasers 2, Dreamchasers 3, + more
Albums: The Best of Chubby Checker: Cameo Parkway 1959-1963, You Just Don't Know (What You Did to Me) / Two Hearts, Rosie / Lazy Elsie Molly, 20 Twistin' Hits, Limbo Rock / Let's Limbo Some More, + more
Albums: Simply the Best: Time in a Bottle: His Greatest Hits, Jim Croce Smash Hits, Singer Songwriter, Bombs Over Puerto Rico, Life and Times, + more
Albums: Hooray for Boobies, Fire Water Burn, Use Your Fingers, Why’s Everybody Always Pickin’ on Me?, One Fierce Beer Coaster, + more
Albums: This Christmas, Miss Patti's Christmas, Winner in You, The Definitive Collection, Patti La Belle, + more
Albums: Infamous, Creatures, London in Terror, When Love Met Destruction, Immaculate Misconception, + more
Albums: Night Songs, Long Cold Winter, Heartbreak Station, Still Climbing, Rocked, + more
Albums: The Very Best of Nina Simone, Nina Simone Sings the Blues, At Carnegie Hall, Nina Simone and Piano, Nina Simone at Newport, + more
Albums: New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), Baduizm, Worldwide Underground, New Amerykah, Part Two (Return of the Ankh), + more
Albums: Slave Ambient, Lost in the Dream, Barrel of Batteries, Come to the City, Future Weather, + more
Albums: Something / Anything?, A Wizard, a True Star, No World Order, The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect, + more