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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 Toni Gibson Classical Crossover

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Blake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Blake Classical music, Crossover

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Tarja Turunen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Tarja Turunen Lied, Gothic metal, Operatic pop

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Sarah Brightman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Sarah Brightman Rock music, Operatic pop, World music

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

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alessandrapaonessa added Alessandra Paonessa

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

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Babymetal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
kitsune added Babymetal Heavy metal, J-pop, Hip hop music

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

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Katherine Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Katherine Jenkins Operatic pop, Classical music, Crossover

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Charlotte Church is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Charlotte Church Indie pop, Pop music, Operatic pop

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SteveHuff added Phillippa Lusty Classical Cross-over

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Alfie Boe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Alfie Boe Operatic pop, Crossover

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Anastasiya Petryk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
DavidR.Williams added Anastasiya Petryk Pop music

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Grace Bawden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Grace Bawden Operatic pop, Crossover

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Bond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Bond Crossover

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Gregorian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Gregorian New Age, Crossover, Gregorian chant

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All Angels is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
All Angels Pop music, Operatic pop, Classical music

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

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Yanni is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Yanni New Age music, Contemporary classical music, Instrumental

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Faryl Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Faryl Smith Classical music, Crossover

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EScala is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
EScala Pop music, Classical music, Crossover

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Giorgia Fumanti is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Giorgia Fumanti Operatic pop, Crossover

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Camilla Kerslake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Camilla Kerslake Operatic pop, Crossover

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Bárbara Padilla is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
RossNixon added Bárbara Padilla Classical Crossover, Opera

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Margaret Keys is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Margaret Keys Musical theatre, Crossover

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Jon Christos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Jon Christos Classical music, Crossover

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Sophie Westenra is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Sophie Westenra Classical music, Crossover

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Yulia MacLean is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
SteveHuff added Yulia MacLean Classical Crossover

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Maksim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Maksim Classical music, Crossover, Techno

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

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JanSmithHeadFantoine added Jonathan Antoine Amazing young tenor who has just started out on his solo career 

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BellaGello added Mariette Davina Classical Crossover  

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Alessandra Paonessa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
alessandrapaonessa added Alessandra Paonessa

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Celtic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Celtic Thunder Adult contemporary music, Folk music, Folk music of Ireland

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Emma Shapplin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Emma Shapplin Pop music, Opera, Neoclassical New Age music

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Romina Arena is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Romina Arena Pop music, Operatic pop, Crossover

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MiKKa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
MiKKa Industrial rock, Industrial music, Experimental music

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Kanon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Kanon Crossover

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Patricia Janeckova is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
SteveHuff added Patricia Janeckova

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Filippa Giordano is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Filippa Giordano Pop music, Crossover

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Hayley Westenra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Cuivre added Hayley Westenra Pop music, Operatic pop, Classical music

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Josh Groban is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
AliciaColler added Josh Groban Classical Crossover, Christian music, Pop music

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Cleytton Cartanoly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Cleytton Cartanoly added Cleytton Cartanoly Classical Crossover

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Gackt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Gackt Neo-progressive rock, Pop punk, Synthpop

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Catya Maré is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Catya Maré World, Electronic music, Classical music

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Cecilia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Cecilia Adult contemporary music, New Age music, Crossover

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Kontrust is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Kontrust Crossover

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Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
Jackie Evancho Crossover

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Marisa Johnson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Crossover Bands/Artists
benstahl added Marisa Johnson