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The Best Musical Artists From Utah  

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List Rules Only artists born or raised in Utah or bands formed in Utah.

Here are the best artists and bands from Utah. The Beehive State has contributed much to pop culture, including the fact that many famous bands and singers have come from Utah. Spanning across many genres, like pop, folk, rock, and country, this list of the most popular Utah bands and singers includes some of the greatest artists of all time.

Born in Payson, Utah, Grammy-award singer-songwriter Jewel is best known for her music crossing boundaries from soulful pop to folk. Imagine Dragons also has roots in the state before relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada. Other popular artists from Utah include Brandon Flowers, The Used, Neon Trees, and Kaskade.

Vote up the best Utah artists, and feel free to add any other musicians, rappers, singers, and bands with Utah roots.

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Imagine Dragons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Alternative rock, Pop
Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne "Wing" Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and ...more
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Brandon Flowers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Synthpop, New Wave, Heartland rock
Brandon Richard Flowers is an American musician, singer, songwriter and lyricist. He is a principal songwriter and lead singer of the Las Vegas-based rock band the Killers. Due to his prolific ...more
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Brendon Urie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Pop punk, Pop music, Dance-punk
Brendon Boyd Urie is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, and pianist, best known as the lead vocalist of Panic! at the Disco, of which he is the sole remaining original member. ...more
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Neon Trees is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
New Wave, Pop music, Pop rock
Neon Trees is an American rock band from Provo, Utah. Known for their energetic live performances, the band received nationwide exposure in late 2008 when they opened several North American tour ...more
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Australis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
New Age music, Electronic music, World music
Australis is the name for the Utah based electronic new age musical project by multifaceted Peruvian-born composer/producer Oscar Aguayo, although this name is often used to refer to him ...more
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Craig Jessop is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Craig D. Jessop is an American academic, musician and singer best known for his tenure as the music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1999 to 2008.
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King Niko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
King Niko Synthpop, Alternative rock, Indie rock
King Niko is an Indie Rock band from Salt Lake City, Utah, composed of Benjamin Moffat, Ransom Wydner, Timothy Rawcliffe, Zachary Sloan and Reid Laitinen. King Niko has played with bands like ...more
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The Walter and Hays band is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
The Walter and Hays band
The Walter and Hays band is an American novelty band from Salt Lake City, Utah. Formed in 1985, the band consists of songwriter/Keyboardist/trumpeter/guitarist Walter Gregory, ...more
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Band of Annuals is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Band of Annuals
Band of Annuals is a musical group.
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Brenn Hill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Popular music, Western music, Folk music
Brenn Hill is an award-winning American Western music singer-songwriter. Since winning the Western Music Association Crescendo Award in 2001, Hill has developed a significant career as a ...more
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David Archuleta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Teen pop
David James Archuleta is an American singer-songwriter and actor. At ten years old, he won the children's division of the Utah Talent Competition leading to other television singing appearances. ...more
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The Used is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
The Used is an American post-hardcore band from Orem, Utah, formed in 2001. The group consists of lead vocalist and keyboardist Bert McCracken, guitarist Quinn Allman, bassist Jeph Howard, and ...more
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Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house
Ryan Raddon, better known by his stage name Kaskade, is an American DJ and record producer. On October 20, 2011, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, with Ultra ...more
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SHeDaisy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Country pop, Country
SHeDAISY is an American country music group founded in the late 1980s by sisters Kristyn Robyn Osborn, Kelsi Marie Osborn, and Kassidy Lorraine Osborn from Magna, Utah. The group's name is ...more
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The Osmonds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Pop music
The Osmonds are an American family music group with a long and varied career—a career that took them from singing barbershop music as children to achieving success as teen-music idols, from ...more
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The Piano Guys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
The Piano Guys Rock music, Classical music, Jazz
The Piano Guys are an American musical group consisting of Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson, and Al van der Beek. They gained popularity through YouTube, where they posted piano ...more
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Royal Bliss is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Pop punk, Rock music, Post-grunge
Royal Bliss is an American rock band formed in 1997 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were previously signed to Capitol Records and have released eight studio albums.
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Parlor Hawk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Parlor Hawk Folk music, Folk rock, Alternative country
Parlor Hawk is an American indie rock band founded in 2009 by award-winning designer Andrew Clifford Capener.
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Bells on Temple Square is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Bells on Temple Square Contemporary worship music, Classical music
The Bells on Temple Square handbell choir is an official music organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was formed in 2005 under the direction of the Mormon Tabernacle ...more
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Hilary Weeks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Hilary Weeks
Hilary Weeks is a singer/songwriter of faith based music with seven completed albums including her latest, Every Step, produced by Shadow Mountain Records. Hilary is also a frequent speaker at ...more
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Acroma is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Acroma Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock
Acroma is an alternative rock band originally formed in Salt Lake City, Utah. They released one album, Orbitals in 2003 on Universal Records, before disbanding shortly afterwards.
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Late Night Alumni is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Downtempo, Electronic music, House music
Late Night Alumni is an American house group composed of Becky Jean Williams, John Hancock, Finn Bjarnson and Ryan Raddon. They are primarily known for mixing dance music with strings and soft ...more
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DieMonsterDie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
DieMonsterDie
Diemonsterdie is a Salt Lake City based horror punk band which was originally formed in 1995 as Casa Diablo. Their name is a reference to the 1965 horror movie of the same name starring Boris ...more
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Get Scared is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Gothic rock, Rock music, Emo
Get Scared is an American Alternative metal band from Layton, Utah. Formed in 2008, they released their first EP "Cheap Tricks and Theatrics" in 2009, then another EP "Cheap ...more
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Fictionist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Utah
Fictionist New Wave, Alternative rock, Progressive rock
Fictionist is an alternative rock band from Provo, Utah, with origins in Salt Lake City, Utah and Sacramento, California. The band consists of Stuart Maxfield, Robbie Connolly, Brandon ...more