List of Famous Bands from Charlotte

List of Charlotte bands, listed by their level of fame. This Charlotte musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Charlotte bands are included, as well as many Charlotte musicians of underground status. This list of Charlotte musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Charlotte bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

Bands on this list include FireHouse and Jodeci.

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  • FireHouse
    Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music
    • Albums: FireHouse, Hold Your Fire, Category 5, The Best of Firehouse, 3
    FireHouse is an American rock band formed in Richmond, Virginia before moving to Charlotte, North Carolina where they were signed to Epic Records in 1989. The band reached stardom during the early 1990s with hit singles like "Reach for the Sky", "Don't Treat Me Bad" and "All She Wrote", as well as their signature power ballads "I Live My Life for You", "Love of a Lifetime" and "When I Look Into Your Eyes" . At the American Music Awards of 1992, FireHouse won the award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist. They were chosen over Nirvana and Alice in Chains.As the 1990s progressed, the band remained very popular in Asia, mainly in countries like Japan, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore. They also maintained popularity in South America and Europe. FireHouse continued to release new material throughout the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, most of which has successfully charted in Japan. The band has also continued to tour internationally as of 2007, having participated twice in the annual Rock Never Stops Tour with other bands of the 1980s. FireHouse is estimated to have sold over 7 million albums worldwide since their debut.Originally composed of vocalist/keyboardist C. J. Snare, guitarist Bill Leverty, drummer Michael Foster, and bassist Perry Richardson, the band has maintained its original members with the exception of Richardson, who departed in 2000. Richardson was replaced two times before current bassist Allen McKenzie was given the position in 2004.
  • Jodeci
    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing
    • Albums: Back to the Future: The Very Best of Jodeci, The Show, The After Party, The Hotel, Diary of a Mad Band
    Jodeci ( JOH-də-see) is an American R&B quartet with members DeVanté Swing, Mr. Dalvin, K-Ci, and JoJo. Formed in 1989 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Jodeci's members began their musical careers as two duos of brothers and, after years of limited success, joined forces. After signing with Uptown Records in 1991, the group began to work on their debut album, Forever My Lady, which brought them mainstream success with the Billboard Hot 100 single "Come and Talk to Me" and the album's titular track.The group's critical and commercial success continued with the releases of Diary of a Mad Band (1993), and also with The Show, the After Party, the Hotel (1995), where the group experimented with various musical styles typically not associated with traditional R&B. Jodeci would incorporate hip hop soul, gospel and new jack swing into their music, which led to the group featured prominently with hip hop artists during the 1990s. Each album released by the group during this period attained platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and helped to redefine the genre, allowing for developments in thematic and musical content within R&B.In 1996, they announced a hiatus (though continuing to work on music as a group), which prompted K-Ci & JoJo to branch off as a duo, releasing five albums until 2013, when the group re-united for their fourth studio album, The Past, the Present, the Future (2015). Jodeci has sold more than 20 million records worldwide to date. Complex magazine ranks the group 1st on their "1990s Male R&B Group Pyramid of Excellence" list in 2014, one of the most influential groups of the 1990s, and the best R&B group of all time. Jodeci's last manager was Damon "Smooth" Hart.
  • Coko
    Christian music, House music, Urban contemporary gospel
    • Albums: Grateful, Always Coko, A Coko Christmas, Hot Coko, The Winner in Me
    Cheryl Elizabeth Gamble (born June 13, 1970), better known by her stage name Coko, is an American R&B recording artist and television personality. Gamble is best known as the lead singer of the American R&B vocal trio Sisters With Voices (SWV). Aside from her R&B career, Gamble also has a solo gospel career.
  • K-Ci & JoJo
    Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
    • Albums: Love Always, My Book, X, Emotional, It's Real
    Cedric Renard Hailey (born September 2, 1969), known professionally as K-Ci (formerly Little Cedric as a member of Little Cedric and the Hailey Singers), is an American singer, songwriter and member of K-Ci & JoJo and Jodeci. He started his music career as Little Cedric, in 1983, with the release of, I'm Alright Now, by Atlanta International Records. The next two albums, 1984's Jesus Saves and 1985's God's Blessing, were released by AIR Gospel, and they both achieved placements upon the Billboard Gospel Albums chart. Although Hailey is best known as the lead singer of Jodeci and second-lead singer of K-Ci & JoJo, he participated on different solo projects as K-Ci, most notably his cover of Bobby Womack's "If You Think You're Lonely Now" in 1994.
  • Calvin Richardson
    Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, Jazz
    • Albums: 2:35 PM, Facts of Life: The Soul of Bobby Womack, When Love Comes, Country Boy, America's Most Wanted
    Calvin Richardson (born December 16, 1976) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter. In 1999, he released his debut solo album Country Boy.
  • Unknown Hinson
    Psychobilly, Rock music, Country
    • Albums: The Future is Unknown..., The Future Is Unknown..., Target Practice, 21 Chart-Toppers, Rock 'n' Roll Is Straight From Hell
    Stuart Daniel Baker (November 7, 1954), better known by his stage name, Unknown Hinson, is an American singer, musician, songwriter, comedian, actor and voice actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as the voice of Early Cuyler on the Adult Swim animated series Squidbillies.