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The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time  

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Here are the greatest trios in pop music history. While they have changed their lineups over the years, these famous pop groups are best known for being trios at some point in their career. From female trios, like Destiny's Child and HAIM, to older groups, like the Bee Gees and A-ha, here are the most popular trios in pop music history.

Vote up the best 3-piece pop bands, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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TLC is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
TLC is an American girl group whose repertoire spans R&B, hip hop, pop, funk and new jack swing. TLC originally comprised singer Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, rapper Lisa "Left ...more
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Destiny's Child is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Destiny's Child was an American R&B girl group whose final, and perhaps most recognizable, line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Formed in 1990 in ...more
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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. The group's line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful for most of their decades of recording ...more
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Jonas Brothers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
The Jonas Brothers are an American rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network. They consist of three brothers: Kevin Jonas, ...more
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En Vogue is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
En Vogue is an American R&B girl group whose original line-up consisted of Terry Ellis, Dawn Robinson, Cindy Herron, and Maxine Jones. Formed in Oakland, California, En Vogue members began ...more
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Hanson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Hanson is an American pop rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, formed by brothers Isaac (guitar, bass, piano, vocals), Taylor (keyboards, piano, guitar, drums, vocals), and Zac (drums, ...more
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A-ha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
A-ha is a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982. The band was founded by Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy. The group initially rose to fame during the mid-1980s after ...more
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The Script is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
The Script are an Irish pop rock band formed in 2001. The band consists of lead vocalist/pianist Danny O'Donoghue, vocalist/guitarist Mark Sheehan, and drummer Glen Power. Based in London after ...more
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Atomic Kitten is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Atomic Kitten is an English pop girl group formed in Liverpool in 1998 whose current members are Liz McClarnon, Natasha Hamilton, and Kerry Katona. The group was formed by Orchestral Manoeuvres ...more
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Rascal Flatts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Rascal Flatts is an American country pop/country rock music group formed in Columbus, Ohio in 1999. The band is composed of Gary LeVox and second cousins Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney. ...more
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The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B recording girl group from Oakland, California, that achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. Spanning over three decades, their ...more
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3LW is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
3LW was an American hip hop soul girl group that enjoyed a number of modest hits during the early 2000s. Its founding members were Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, and Naturi Naughton. Jessica ...more
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Bananarama is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Bananarama are an English female pop music vocal group formed in London in 1979 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward. Their success on both pop and dance charts have earned ...more
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Depeche Mode is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Depeche Mode are an English electronic band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher, and Vince Clarke. Depeche Mode ...more
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Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Goo Goo Dolls is an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by guitarist and vocalist John Rzeznik, bassist and vocalist Robby Takac, and drummer George Tutuska. Mike Malinin was ...more
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Paramore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis, and guitarist Taylor York. The ...more
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Take That is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Take That are a British pop group who formed in 1990. The group currently consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, and Mark Owen. The original line-up also featured Jason Orange and Robbie ...more
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The Bangles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
The Bangles are an American all-female pop rock band that originated in the early 1980s, scoring several hit singles during the decade. The band's hits include "Walk Like an Egyptian", ...more
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HAIM is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Haim is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band consists of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, and drummer Dash Hutton. The group's pop sound on their studio work ...more
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Wilson Phillips is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Wilson Phillips is an American vocal group consisting of Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips, the daughters, respectively, of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and John and Michelle ...more
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Clean Bandit is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Clean Bandit are a British electronic group founded in Cambridge, England in 2009. The group consists of Jack Patterson, Luke Patterson, Grace Chatto, and Neil Amin-Smith. Their 2010 single ...more
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The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie. Originally an alternative hip hop group, they subsequently added R&B, ...more
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Sugababes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
The Sugababes are an English pop girl group, formed in 1998 with founding members Siobhán Donaghy, Mutya Buena and Keisha Buchanan. Their debut album, One Touch, was released in the UK ...more
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Fun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Fun is an American indie pop band based in New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format, with Andrew Dost and Jack Antonoff, of Anathallo and Steel Train ...more
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The Outfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
The Outfield is an English pop rock/power pop power trio based in Manchester, England. The Outfield is unusual for a British band in that it enjoyed commercial success in the U.S., but never ...more