Bands/Musicians The Best Crossover Bands/Artists  

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Crossover artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good crossover bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top crossover bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Crossover groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all crossover bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest crossover bands of all time, since the most famous crossover artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best crossover music.

You can click on the crossover band names to see more information about that particular notable crossover group. If they're near the top of the best crossover artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top crossover bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the crossover band names themselves.

The list you're viewing is made up of different artists like Eric Burdon and Josh Groban. You get to decide which ones are the "best" artists by voting for your favorites right on the list. Show your appreciation for artists like Charlotte Church or Summer Watson by voting for them.

All important, significant and iconic names in crossover music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new crossover bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of crossover, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into crossover music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good crossover bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent crossover bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best crossover bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest crossover musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular crossover bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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SteveHuff added Classical Crossover

2
173 242
Sarah Brightman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Rock music, Operatic pop, World music

3
263 378
Blake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Classical music, Crossover

4
188 275
Tarja Turunen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Lied, Gothic metal, Operatic pop

5
192 287
Rebecca Newman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
RossNixon added Crossover, Classical - Classical Crossover.

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138 223
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alessandrapaonessa added

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0 3
Marc Almond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
TheWelshGuy added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music - Pop, Classical,Glam Rock,Indie,Torch

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73 141
Katherine Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Operatic pop, Classical music, Crossover

9
49 101
The Texas Tenors is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Pam Andrew added Pop music, Operatic pop, Country

10
6 21
Babymetal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
kitsune added Heavy metal, J-pop, Hip hop music

11
48 103
All Angels is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Pop music, Operatic pop, Classical music

12
33 74
Charlotte Church is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Indie pop, Pop music, Operatic pop

13
69 147
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SteveHuff added Classical Cross-over

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44 98
Alfie Boe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Operatic pop, Crossover

15
10 31
Amelia Brightman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Pop music, Crossover

16
27 65
Giorgia Fumanti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Operatic pop, Crossover

17
13 38
Bond is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Crossover

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24 61
EScala is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Pop music, Classical music, Crossover

19
30 73
Trans-Siberian Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Progressive metal, Rock music, Classical music

20
55 124
Grace Bawden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Operatic pop, Crossover

21
59 133
Anastasiya Petryk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
DavidR.Williams added Pop music

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36 89
Faryl Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Classical music, Crossover

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25 67
Camilla Kerslake is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Operatic pop, Crossover

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11 43
Gregorian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
New Age, Crossover, Gregorian chant

25
18 62
Yanni is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
New Age music, Contemporary classical music, Instrumental

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29 94
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BellaGello added Classical Crossover  

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Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Crossover

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21 76
Margaret Keys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Musical theatre, Crossover

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27 92
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JanSmithHeadFantoine added Amazing young tenor who has just started out on his solo career 

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20 74
Bárbara Padilla is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
RossNixon added Classical Crossover, Opera

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5 29
Rita Ora is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Neo soul, Rock music, Hip Hop

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9 43
Maksim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Classical music, Crossover, Techno

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17 67
Emma Shapplin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Pop music, Opera, Neoclassical New Age music

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14 59
Celtic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Folk music, Folk music of Ireland

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10 47
Sophie Westenra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Classical music, Crossover

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4 26
The Gilbert's Feed Band is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Ska, Rock music, Crossover

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6 34
Michael Bolton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
AliciaColler added Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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10 48
Jon Christos is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Classical music, Crossover

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10 48
Yulia MacLean is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
SteveHuff added Classical Crossover

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17 69
Alessandra Paonessa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
alessandrapaonessa added

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5 31
MiKKa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Industrial rock, Industrial music, Experimental music

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2 18
Marisa Johnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
benstahl added

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8 43
Kanon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Crossover

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11 54
Romina Arena is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Pop music, Operatic pop, Crossover

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7 40
Hayley Westenra is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Cuivre added Pop music, Operatic pop, Classical music

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1 13
Andrea Ross is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Pop music, Crossover

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1 13
The Gothard Sisters is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
PatrickMiranda added

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1 13
Pete Missing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Electronic music, Industrial music, Noise music

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1 13
Snot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Nu metal, Garage punk

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5 33
Lindsay Pearce is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Pop music, Crossover