Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Germany

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List of Germany bands, listed by their level of fame. This Germany musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Germany bands are included, as well as many Germany musicians of underground status. This list of Germany 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 Germany 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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Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hannover. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal. The band's only constant member is guitarist ...more

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Rammstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Rammstein Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Industrial music Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte/industrial metal band. Formed in 1994 in Berlin, its members are Till Lindemann, Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul H. Landers, Oliver "Ollie" ...more

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Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Ludwig van Beethoven Opera, Classical music Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and ...more

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Nico is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Nico Pop music, Folk music, Folk rock Nico was a German singer-songwriter, lyricist, composer, musician, fashion model, and actress who became famous as a Warhol Superstar in the 1960s. She is known for her vocals on the Velvet ...more

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Kraftwerk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Kraftwerk Krautrock, Synthpop, Electronic music Kraftwerk are a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf, and fronted by them until Schneider's departure in 2008. The signature ...more

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Helloween is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Helloween Progressive metal, Melodic music, Power metal Helloween is a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany. The band is a pioneering force in the power metal genre and their second and third studio albums, Keeper of ...more

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Accept is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Accept Glam metal, Thrash metal, Power metal Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes. Their beginnings can ...more

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Tangerine Dream is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Tangerine Dream Krautrock, New Age music, Electronic music Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music group founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. The band underwent many personnel changes over the years, with Froese being the only continuous member. ...more

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Kreator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Kreator Thrash metal, Gothic rock, Industrial metal Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen. Their style of music is similar to their compatriots Destruction, Sodom and Tankard, the other three big German thrash metal bands. All three ...more

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ATB is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
ATB Balearic beat, Electronic dance music, Drum and bass André Tanneberger, under his stage name of ATB, is a German DJ, musician, and producer of techno & dance music. According to the official world DJ rankings governed by DJ Magazine, ...more

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Milli Vanilli is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Milli Vanilli Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B Milli Vanilli was a West German-based R&B, pop, and dance music project created by Frank Farian in Munich in 1988. The group was formed with Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus. The group's debut ...more

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Tokio Hotel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Tokio Hotel Pop punk, Rock music, Teen pop Tokio Hotel is a German pop rock band, founded in 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom Kaulitz, drummer Gustav Schäfer, and bassist Georg Listing. The quartet have scored four number ...more

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Markus Schulz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Markus Schulz Trance music, Progressive house music Markus Schulz, is a German-American DJ and music producer. He lives in Miami, Florida. He is best known for his weekly radio show titled Global DJ Broadcast that airs on Digitally Imported ...more

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Nena is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Nena Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Gabriele Susanne Kerner, better known by her stage name Nena, is a German singer-songwriter, actress, and comedienne who rose to international fame in 1983 with the New German Wave song "99 ...more

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Modern Talking is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Modern Talking Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Modern Talking was a German duo consisting of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen. They have been referred to as Germany's most successful pop duo, and have had a number of hit singles, reaching the ...more

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KMFDM is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
KMFDM Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Industrial metal KMFDM is an industrial band led by German multi-instrumentalist Sascha Konietzko, who founded the group in 1984 as a performance art project. KMFDM has released nineteen studio albums and two ...more

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Blind Guardian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Blind Guardian Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in Krefeld, West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and ...more

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Alphaville is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Alphaville Synthpop, New Wave, New Romanticism Alphaville is a German group which gained popularity in the 1980s. The founding members were lead singer Marian Gold, Bernhard Lloyd, and Frank Mertens. The band was at first named "Forever ...more

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Atari Teenage Riot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Atari Teenage Riot Synthpunk, Electronic music, Noise music Atari Teenage Riot is a German digital hardcore group formed in Berlin in 1992. The name was taken from a Portuguese Joe song entitled "Teenage Riot" from the album "Teen-age ...more

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Cosmic Gate is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Cosmic Gate Electronic music, Hard trance, Trance music Cosmic Gate is a German trance duo made up of Claus Terhoeven and Stefan Bossems. Both hail from Krefeld,Germany. On October 28, 2009, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 ...more

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CAN is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
CAN Krautrock, Rock music, Electronic music Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany, in 1968. Later labeled as one of the first krautrock groups, they transcended mainstream influences and incorporated ...more

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Cluster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Cluster Krautrock, Electronic music, Experimental music Cluster was a German experimental musical group who influenced the development of contemporary popular electronic and ambient music. They have recorded albums in a wide variety of styles ranging ...more

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Bad Boys Blue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Bad Boys Blue Pop music, Italo disco, Euro disco Bad Boys Blue are a multinational pop group that was formed in Cologne, Germany. The group performed many international hits including "You're a Woman", "Pretty Young Girl", ...more

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Digitalism is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Digitalism Dance-punk, Electronic music, Indietronica Digitalism are a German electronic music duo formed in Hamburg in 2004, consisting of Jens "Jence" Moelle and İsmail "Isi" Tüfekçi. The duo are signed to French ...more

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Neu! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Neu! Krautrock, Electronic music, Protopunk Neu! was a German krautrock band formed by Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother after their split from Kraftwerk in the early 1970s. Though Neu! had minimal commercial success during its existence, ...more

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Richard Strauss is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Richard Strauss Choral music, Opera, Ballet Richard Georg Strauss was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include Der Rosenkavalier and Salome; his lieder, especially his ...more

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Angela Gossow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Angela Gossow Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Death metal Angela Nathalie Gossow is a German vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy. Her other previous bands include Asmodina and Mistress. ...more

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Einstürzende Neubauten is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Einstürzende Neubauten Dark ambient, Noise rock, Industrial rock Einstürzende Neubauten is a German industrial band, originally from West Berlin, formed in 1980. The group currently comprises Blixa Bargeld, Alexander Hacke, N.U. Unruh, Jochen Arbeit, and ...more

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Sandra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Sandra Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Sandra Ann Lauer, commonly known under her stage name Sandra is a German pop singer, who enjoyed a mainstream popularity in the 1980s and early 1990s with a string of European hit singles, ...more

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David Garrett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
David Garrett Classical music, Crossover David Garrett is a record-breaking German pop and crossover violinist and recording artist.

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Sandra Nasic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Sandra Nasic Rock music, Alternative rock, Alternative metal Sandra Nasic is a German singer and a member of the band Guano Apes.

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Guano Apes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Guano Apes Nu metal, Rapcore, Alternative rock Guano Apes is a band formed in 1994 in Göttingen, Germany. The group members are Sandra Nasić, Henning Rümenapp, Stefan Ude and Dennis Poschwatta. Their sound has been described as a ...more

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Destruction is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Destruction Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal Destruction is a German thrash metal band. They are considered one of the "The Big Three" of the German thrash metal scene, the others being Kreator and Sodom. All three bands are ...more

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Booka Shade is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Booka Shade Minimal techno, Deep house, Tech house Booka Shade is a German house duo. It is made up of Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, described as veterans of the Frankfurt electronic music scene. They have released four albums.

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Avantasia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Avantasia Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Avantasia is a German symphonic/progressive metal supergroup project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy. It has been characterised as a rock opera, featuring the participation ...more

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Sodom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Sodom Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Black metal Sodom is a German thrash metal band from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981. Along with the bands Kreator, Destruction and Tankard, Sodom is considered one of the "The Big Teutonic Four" of ...more

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Ash Ra Tempel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Ash Ra Tempel Krautrock, Space rock, Electronic music Ash Ra Tempel was a German krautrock group of the 1970s, which is an example of cosmic or ambient space rock.

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Equilibrium is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Equilibrium Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal, Viking metal Equilibrium is a German folk metal band. The band's music combines elements of folk music, black metal and symphonic metal with various other influences. Their riffs reflect traditional Germanic ...more

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Scooter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Scooter Euro-trance, Rock music, Rave music Scooter are a German dance/trance group founded in Hamburg, who have sold over 30 million records and earned over 80 Gold and Platinum awards. Scooter are considered the most successful German ...more

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Nina Hagen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Nina Hagen New Wave, Gothic rock, Opera Catharina "Nina" Hagen is a German singer and actress. Born in East Berlin, German Democratic Republic, Hagen first pursued her career in the mid 1970s. In 1974, she joined the band ...more

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Boys Noize is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Boys Noize Dance-punk, Tech house, Electro Alexander Ridha, better known by his stage name Boys Noize, is a German electronic music producer and DJ. It is similar to the name of Ridha's label, Boysnoize Records, which he established in ...more

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Hans Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Hans Zimmer Electronic music, Film score, Video game music Hans Florian Zimmer is a German film composer and music producer. He has composed music for over 150 films, including film scores for The Lion King, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last ...more

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Enigma is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Enigma Downtempo, New Age music, Worldbeat Enigma is one of the most successful musical projects of the past 20 years with 50 million records sold worldwide, 60 #1 chart positions, approximately 100 platinum awards, and features on over ...more

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Paul Kalkbrenner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Paul Kalkbrenner Downtempo, Minimal techno, Electronic music Paul Kalkbrenner is a German live act, producer of electronic music, and actor from Berlin. Because he breaks down his tracks into elements that are reassembled onstage, Kalkbrenner is ...more

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Klaus Doldinger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Klaus Doldinger Jazz, Film score Klaus Doldinger is a German saxophonist, especially well known for jazz and as a composer of film music. He was the recipient of 1997's Bavarian Film Awards.

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Unheilig is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Unheilig Gothic rock, Pop music, Industrial metal Unheilig is a German band that features a variety of influences including various pop and electronic styles as well as harder, nihilistic hard rock. The band was founded in 1999 and principally ...more

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Die Krupps is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Die Krupps Synthpunk, Electronic body music, Industrial metal Die Krupps is a German industrial rock/EBM band, formed in 1980 by Jürgen Engler and Bernward Malaka in Düsseldorf.

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Lisa Middelhauve is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Lisa Middelhauve Heavy metal, Symphonic metal Lisa Schaphaus is a German musician, better known as the former lead vocalist and pianist of German symphonic metal band Xandria from early 2000, until April 2008, but returned as their singer ...more

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Wilhelm Kempff is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Wilhelm Kempff Opera, Classical music Wilhelm Walter Friedrich Kempff was a German pianist and composer. Although his repertoire included Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms, Kempff was particularly well known for his ...more

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Seeed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Germany
Seeed Dancehall, Reggae, Dub Seeed is a German band from Berlin. Founded in 1998, they have become well known in Germany and its neighboring countries. Seeed consists of eleven band members, including three singers, a horn ...more