Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Detroit

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List of Detroit bands, listed by their level of fame. This Detroit musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Detroit bands, singers, and rappers are included, as well as many Detroit musicians of underground status. This list of Detroit musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more. Detroit has had a massive influence on popular music. Motown Records, based in Detroit, produced some of the greatest songs of all time. Bob Seger and The White Stripes are rock legends. Eminem brought Detroit's hip hop scene into the mainstream. 

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of the group D12, ...more

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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music
Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of ...more

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer and songwriter. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was ...more

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The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music
The White Stripes were an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The group consisted of Jack White and Meg White. After releasing several singles and three albums within the ...more

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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul
Aaliyah Dana Haughton was an American singer, dancer, actress, and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television ...more

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Smokey Robinson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rhythm and blues
William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is an American R&B/pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal ...more

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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music
Jack White is an American musician, record producer, and occasional actor. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the The White Stripes, although he has had success in other bands ...more

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The Temptations is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Known for their choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy wardrobe, the ...more

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The Supremes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Girl group, Doo-wop, Psychedelic soul
The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. Founded as the Primettes in Detroit, Michigan, in 1959, the Supremes were the most ...more

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Bob Seger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Blue-eyed soul, Heartland rock, Rock music
Robyn Robbins is a keyboard player.

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MC5 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock
MC5 was an American rock band from Lincoln Park, Michigan, formed in 1964. The original band line-up consisted of vocalist Rob Tyner, guitarists Wayne Kramer and Fred "Sonic" Smith, ...more

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Anita Baker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Adult contemporary music, Quiet storm, Smooth jazz
Anita Denise Baker is an American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late-1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker eventually released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. ...more

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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Hip hop music
Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Big Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008, ...more

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Jackie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music
Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. was an African American soul singer-songwriter and performer. Known as a tenor with a four octave vocal range, he was nicknamed "Mr. ...more

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Four Tops is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Doo-wop, Pop music, Rock music
The Four Tops are an American vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan who helped to define the city's Motown sound of the 1960s. The group's repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, ...more

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Royce da 5'9
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop
Ryan Daniel Montgomery, better known by his stage name Royce da 5'9", is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for his longtime association with Eminem as well as his ...more

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Bill Haley & His Comets is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Rock music, Rockabilly, Heavy metal
Bill Haley & His Comets was an American rock and roll band that was founded in 1952 until 1981. The band, also known by the names Bill Haley and the Comets and Bill Haley's Comets, was the ...more

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The Spinners is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Smooth soul, Philadelphia soul, Pop music
The Spinners are an American soul music vocal group, active for over 50 years, who enjoyed a string a major hit singles and albums during the 1970s. The group, originating from Detroit, still ...more

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Wilson Pickett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Southern soul, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
Wilson Pickett was an American R&B, soul and rock and roll singer and songwriter. A major figure in the development of American soul music, Pickett recorded over 50 songs which hit the US ...more

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Sufjan Stevens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Christian music, Alternative country, Baroque pop
Sufjan Stevens is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He first came to wider recognition with the 2000 album A Sun Came, which was released on the Asthmatic Kitty label he ...more

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J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul
James Dewitt Yancey, better known by the stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee, was an American record producer and rapper who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, ...more

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D12 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Horrorcore
D12, an initialism for The Dirty Dozen, is an American hip hop group from Detroit, Michigan. D12 has had chart-topping albums in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. D12 was formed ...more

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Martha and the Vandellas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Doo-wop, Pop music, Rhythm and blues
Martha and the Vandellas were an American vocal group who found fame in the 1960s with a string of hit singles on Motown's Gordy label. Founded in 1960 by friends Annette Beard, Rosalind Ashford ...more

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Suzi Quatro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music
Susan Kay "Suzi" Quatro is a British-based American singer-songwriter, bass guitar player, and actor. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star breaking a ...more

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The Black Dahlia Murder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Detroit
Deathcore, Melodic death metal, Metalcore
The Black Dahlia Murder is an American melodic death metal band from Waterford, Michigan, formed in 2001. Their name is derived from the 1947 unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short, often referred ...more