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The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time 

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Updated May 18, 2020 1k votes 124 voters 6.7k views 57 items

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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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A-ha is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their lineup consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were especially successful as a popular music act in the late ...more
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Destiny's Child is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Destiny's Child were an American girl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Formed in 1997 in Houston, Texas, Destiny's ...more
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The Supremes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
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The Supremes were an American female singing group and a premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as The Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most ...more
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The Police is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
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The Police were a British rock band formed in London in 1977. For most of their history the line-up consisted of Sting (lead vocals, bass guitar, primary songwriter), Andy Summers (guitar) and ...more
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TLC is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
TLC is an American girl group whose original line-up consisted of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas. Formed in Atlanta, ...more
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ZZ Top is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
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ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band has, since 1970, consisted of vocalist/guitarist Billy Gibbons (the band's leader, main lyricist and musical arranger), ...more
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Bananarama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Bananarama are an English female pop music vocal duo, originally formed as a trio in London in 1981 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward. Their success on both pop and dance ...more
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The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B singing group from Oakland, California, who achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. Spanning over four decades, their repertoire has ...more
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The Bangles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
The Bangles are an American pop rock band that were formed in Los Angeles in 1981. They recorded several hit singles during the 1980s, including "Walk Like an Egyptian" (Billboard ...more
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Jonas Brothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
The Jonas Brothers are an American pop rock band. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel television network. They consist of three brothers: Kevin ...more
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The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 12 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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The Jimi Hendrix Experie... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and ...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 Basildon, Essex, in 1980. The group as of 2019 consists of a trio of Dave Gahan (lead vocals and co-songwriting), Martin Gore (keyboards, ...more
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En Vogue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
En Vogue is an American R&B/pop vocal group whose original lineup consisted of singers Terry Ellis, Dawn Robinson, Cindy Herron, and Maxine Jones. Formed in Oakland, California in 1989, En ...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, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro. Williams ...more
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Wilson Phillips is listed (or ranked) 17 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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The Script is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Vanity 6 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Vanity 6 was a female vocal trio assembled by Prince in the early 1980s.
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Clean Bandit is listed (or ranked) 20 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 Outfield is listed (or ranked) 21 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
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Los Lonely Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
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Los Lonely Boys are an American Chicano rock power trio from San Angelo, Texas. They play a style of music they call "Texican Rock n' Roll," combining elements of rock and roll, Texas ...more
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Rascal Flatts is listed (or ranked) 23 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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3T is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
3T is an American R&B/pop music group featuring the three sons of Tito Jackson and Delores "Dee Dee" Jackson. The band members include, from eldest, Toriano Adaryll Jackson II, ...more
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Exposé is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pop Music Trios Of All Time
Exposé is an American vocal group. Primarily consisting of lead vocalists Ann Curless, Jeanette Jurado, and Gioia Bruno, the group achieved much of their success between 1987 and 1993, ...more