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List of Famous Bands from Columbus

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List of Columbus bands, listed by their level of fame. This Columbus musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Columbus bands are included, as well as many Columbus musicians of underground status. This list of Columbus 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 Columbus 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.

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Rascal Flatts is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus

Albums: Changed, Me and My Gang, Prayin' for Daylight, Feels Like Today, Still Feels Good, + more

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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Dwight Yoakam is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Genre: Rockabilly, Country rock & Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Buenas Noches From a Lonely Room, 3 Pears, Come On Christmas, A Long Way Home, If There Was a Way, + more

Dwight David Yoakam (born October 23, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, known for his pioneering style of country music. First becoming popular in the mid-1980s, ...more

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The Best Dwight Yoakam Albums of All Time #379 of 639 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time #938 of 1,060 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time

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Bizzy Bone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Bizzy Bone Genre: Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop & Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Alpha and Omega, Bizzy Bone presents: Heaven'z Movie, Speaking in Tongues, Thugs Revenge, The Gift, + more

Bryon Anthony McCane II (born September 12, 1976), better known by his stage name Bizzy Bone, AKA Lil' Ripsta, is an American rapper, singer and the youngest member of the Cleveland rap group ...more

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The Best Bizzy Bone Songs #177 of 501 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #99 of 206 The Best Rap Lyricists of All Time

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Bow Wow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Genre: Hip hop music and Pop rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Face Off, New Jack City II, Wanted, The Price of Fame, Unleashed, + more

Shad Gregory Moss (born March 9, 1987), better known by his stage name Bow Wow (formerly Lil' Bow Wow), is an American rapper, actor, television presenter, and broadcaster. As Lil' Bow Wow, he ...more

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The Best Bow Wow Songs #33 of 1,060 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #381 of 501 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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RJD2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Genre: Nu jazz, Hip hop music & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Deadringer, Since We Last Spoke, Magnificent City, The Horror, More Is Than Isn't, + more

Ramble Jon Krohn (born May 27, 1976), better known by his stage name RJD2, is an American musician based in Columbus, Ohio. He is the owner of record label RJ's Electrical Connections. He has ...more

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#201 of 365 The Best DJs in the World Right Now #101 of 128 The Best Hip Hop Producers Right Now, Ranked #404 of 676 The Best Alternative Bands/Artists

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Joe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Genre: Contemporary R&B and Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Everything, Ain't Nothin' Like Me, Better Days, My Name Is Joe, All That I Am, + more

Joseph Lewis Thomas (born July 5, 1973), known mononymously as Joe, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Raised in Opelika, Alabama, he later relocated to New Jersey. In 1992 ...more
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Crazy Horse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus

Albums: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Rust Never Sleeps, Live Rust, Greendale, Sleeps With Angels, + more

Crazy Horse is an American rock band best known for their association with Neil Young. Beginning in 1969 and continuing to the present day, they have been co-credited on a number of Young's ...more
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Howard Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Genre: Nu metal, Deathcore & Mathcore; Nationality: United States of America
Howard Jones (born July 20, 1970) is an American metalcore vocalist, best known as vocalist of the bands Killswitch Engage and Blood Has Been Shed, and as the current vocalist of Light the ...more
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Times New Viking is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus

Albums: Present the Paisley Reich, Dancer Equired!, Born Again Revisited, Rip It Off, Dig Yourself, + more

Times New Viking is a lo-fi indie rock band from Columbus, Ohio. The lineup consists of guitarist Jared Phillips, drummer Adam Elliott, and Beth Murphy on keyboards. Murphy and Elliott share ...more

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Everyday Sunday is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus

Albums: Best Night of Our Lives, Stand Up, Anthems for the Imperfect, Wake Up! Wake Up!, Sleeper, + more

Everyday Sunday is a rock band from Columbus, Ohio made up of Trey Pearson, Micah Kuiper, Tyler Craft, and Nick Spencer. The old band released two albums on Flicker Records including Stand Up ...more

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#120 of 132 The Best Musical Artists From Ohio #150 of 204 The Best Power Pop Bands/Artists

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Blueprint is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Genre: Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop & Underground hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Iron & Niacin, Deleted Scenes, Sign Language, Chamber Music, 1988, + more

Albert Shepard, better known by his stage name Blueprint, is an American hip hop musician from Columbus, Ohio. He is a founder of Weightless Recordings.Blueprint is one half of the duo Soul ...more

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#449 of 501 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #144 of 192 The Best Underground Rappers #45 of 132 The Best Musical Artists From Ohio

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Harry "Sweets"... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Genre: Swing music and Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Buddy and Sweets, Jazz Giants '58, Jawbreakers, Ben and Sweets, Oscar Peterson + Harry Edison + Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, + more

Harry "Sweets" Edison (October 10, 1915 – July 27, 1999) was an American jazz trumpeter and a member of the Count Basie Orchestra.

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#79 of 177 The Greatest Trumpeters of All Time #104 of 221 The Best Swing Bands/Artists of All Time #89 of 227 Famous Jazz Trumpeters

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Jermaine Stewart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Genre: New Wave, Pop music & Dance music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: What Becomes a Legend Most?, Frantic Romantic, Say It Again, Attention: A Tribute to Jermaine Stewart, The Word Is Out, + more

William Jermaine Stewart (September 7, 1957 – March 17, 1997) was an American male R&B singer best known for his 1986 hit single "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off", which ...more

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New Bomb Turks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus

Albums: !!Destroy-Oh-Boy!!, At Rope's End, Information Highway Revisited, Scared Straight, The Big Combo, + more

The New Bomb Turks are an American punk rock band formed at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in 1990. The founding members are Jim Weber, Eric Davidson, Bill Randt, and Matt Reber. ...more
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House of Heroes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus

Albums: House of Heroes, Say No More, What You Want Is Now, The End Is Not the End, Cold Hard Want, + more

House of Heroes is an alternative rock band from Columbus, Ohio. They have released five albums: What You Want Is Now, House of Heroes, The End Is Not the End, Suburba, and Cold Hard Want. The ...more
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Camu Tao is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Blair Cosby: Cape Cod - Going for De Gold, Blair Cosby's: Cereal Carpens ('97 Season), Blair Cosby II: The Wali Era, King of Hearts

Tero Smith (June 26, 1977 – May 25, 2008), better known by his stage name Camu Tao, was an American rapper and producer who was signed to the Definitive Jux label. He was a member of several ...more

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#43 of 43 The Greatest Rappers Who Are Already Dead #40 of 47 The Best Rappers From Ohio #32 of 45 Rappers Who Died Young

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Bobby Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Genre: Rhythm and blues and Rock and roll; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Itchy Twitchy Feeling / A Thousand Dreams

Bobby Hendricks (born February 22, 1938, Columbus, Ohio) is an American R&B singer who charted two hits in the late 1950s. Hendricks was a member of The Swallows, The Flyers, and sang lead ...more
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Watershed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus

Albums: Star Vehicle, Twister, The More It Hurts, the More It Works, The Fifth of July, + more

Watershed is an American rock band based in Columbus, Ohio, consisting of Colin Gawel, Joe Oestreich, Joe Peppercorn, Dave Masica. Their songs have appeared in several television shows, ...more
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Bebo Norman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus

Albums: Bebo Norman, The Fabric of Verse, Try, Between the Dreaming and the Coming True, Myself When I Am Real, + more

Jeffrey Stephen "Bebo" Norman (born May 29, 1973) is a former contemporary Christian musician from Columbus, Georgia, US. His most successful album to date is Myself When I Am Real, ...more
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J. Rawls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
J. Rawls Genre: Hip hop music and Underground hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: It's the Dank & Jammy Show, The Hip-Hop Affect, The Essence of J. Rawls, The Liquid Crystal Project, It's the Dank & Jammy Show, + more

Jason Rawls (born February 27, 1974), better known by his stage name J. Rawls, is an American hip hop musician, producer, disc jockey (DJ), educator, and speaker born in Columbus, Ohio. He is ...more
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Justin Guarini is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Genre: Pop music, Rhythm and blues & Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Justin Guarini, Stranger Things Have Happened, Revolve

Justin Guarini (born Justin Eldrin Bell; October 28, 1978) is an American singer, musician, actor, host and producer, who in 2002 was the runner-up on the first season of American Idol.
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Devo Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Rap music; Nationality: United States of America
DeVon “Devo” Harris (born December 9, 1977 in Columbus, GA), also known as Devo Springsteen, is an entrepreneur and Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter. Harris launched the career of ...more
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Jay DeMarcus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Genre: Contemporary Christian music and Country; Nationality: United States of America
Jay DeMarcus (born April 26, 1971) is an American bassist, vocalist, pianist, record producer and songwriter. He is a member of the country pop group Rascal Flatts.
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Tim Wilson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus
Genre: Comedy music, Bluegrass & Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Gettin' My Mind Right, Hillbilly Homeboy, It's a Sorry World, Super Bad Sounds of the 70's, Tuned Up, + more

Timothy Collins Wilson (August 5, 1961 – February 26, 2014) was an American stand-up comedian and country music artist, whose act combined stand-up comedy and original songs.He released more ...more

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Fatty Koo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Columbus

Albums: House of Fatty Koo

Fatty Koo is a R&B and Hip-Hop sextet from Columbus, Ohio that made its way into the music industry in 2005. The group consists of members Eddie B, Gabrielle, Josh, Marya, Ron, Valure, Their ...more