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List of Famous Bands from Houston

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List of Houston bands, listed by their level of fame. This Houston musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Houston bands are included, as well as many Houston musicians of underground status. This list of Houston 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 Houston 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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Beyoncé Knowles ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: R&B, Pop & Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Dangerously in Love, 4, Beautiful Liar, B'Day, Above and Beyoncé: Video Collection & Dance Mixes, + more

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and ...more

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ZZ Top is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston

Albums: Tres Hombres, Eliminator, Rio Grande Mud, Greatest Hits, Fandango!, + more

ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band has, since 1970, consisted of vocalist/guitarist Billy Gibbons (the band's leader, main lyricist and musical arranger), ...more

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Hip hop music, Horrorcore & Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Diary, The Fix, Mr. Scarface Is Back, The Untouchable, One Hunid, + more

Brad Terrence Jordan (born November 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper and record producer, best known as a member of the Geto Boys, a hip hop group from ...more

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Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Country pop, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Christmas, Once Upon a Christmas, Christmas in America, Christmas From the Heart, Christmas Greetings, + more

Kenneth Ray Rogers (born August 21, 1938) is a retired American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.Though he has been ...more

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Destiny's Child is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston

Albums: 8 Days of Christmas, The Writing's on the Wall, #1's, Destiny Fulfilled, This Is The Remix, + more

Destiny's Child were an American girl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Formed in 1997 in Houston, Texas, Destiny's ...more

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Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston

Albums: We Can't Be Stopped, The Foundation, The Resurrection, Grip It! On That Other Level, The Geto Boys, + more

Geto Boys is a rap group from Houston, Texas, currently consisting of Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill. The Geto Boys have earned notoriety for their lyrics which cover controversial topics ...more

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Chamillionaire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop & Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Get Ya Mind Correct, Controversy Sells, The Sound of Revenge (Screwed and Chopped), Chamillitary, The Sound of Revenge, + more

Hakeem Seriki (born November 28, 1979), better known by his stage name Chamillionaire (), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Houston, Texas. He began his career independently ...more

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Barbara Mandrell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Country pop & Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Christmas at Our House, Midnight Angel, No Nonsense, Just for the Record, Moods, + more

Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948) is an American country music singer, musician, and actress. She is known for a long series of country hits in the 1970s and 1980s as well as her own ...more

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Gang Starr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston

Albums: Hard to Earn, Daily Operation, Moment of Truth, Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr, Step in the Arena, + more

Gang Starr was an influential East Coast hip hop duo that consisted of the late MC Guru and the DJ/producer DJ Premier.

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LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Hip hop music, Christian hip hop & Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Real Talk, After the Music Stops, Church Clothes, Rehab, Rebel, + more

Lecrae Devaughn Moore (born October 9, 1979), mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American Christian hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is the president, ...more

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Rodney Crowell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Diamonds & Dirt, The Notorious Cherry Bombs, Sex & Gasoline, Fate's Right Hand, Keys to the Highway, + more

Rodney Crowell (born August 7, 1950) is an American musician, known primarily for his work as a singer and songwriter in country music. Crowell has had five number one singles on Hot Country ...more

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Yolanda Adams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Christian music & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Mountain High... Valley Low, Christmas With Yolanda Adams, Reach Out [Deluxe Edition], Believe, Songs From the Heart, + more

Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1961) is an American gospel singer, record producer, actress, and former radio host of her own nationally syndicated morning gospel show. As of September ...more

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Devin the Dude is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Just Tryin' ta Live, Landing Gear, Devin the Dude, Gotta Be Me, To tha X-Treme, + more

Devin Copeland (born June 4, 1970), better known by his stage name Devin the Dude, is an American hip hop recording artist from Houston, Texas. He is known for his unique rapping style and his ...more

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Blue October is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston

Albums: History for Sale, Approaching Normal, Consent to Treatment, Any Man in America, Foiled, + more

Blue October is an American alternative rock band originally from Houston, Texas. The band was formed in 1995 and currently consists of Justin Furstenfeld (lead vocals, guitar), Jeremy ...more

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Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop rap & Southern hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The People's Champ, Get Ya Mind Correct, Controversy Sells, Chick Magnet, Get Money, + more

Paul Michael Slayton (born March 11, 1981), better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an American rapper and occasional actor from Houston, Texas. He has spent much of his career affiliated ...more

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LeToya Luckett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Neo soul; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Lady Love, LeToya, She Ain't Got..., Not Anymore, What It Do!

LeToya Nicole Luckett-Walker (née, Luckett; born March 11, 1981), known professionally as LeToya, is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She is known as a member of the R&B ...more

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Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Hip hop music, Horrorcore & Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones, Pimpalation, The Sweet James Jones Stories, Greatest Hits, What Up, + more

Chad Matthew Lamont Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known by his stage name Pimp C, was an American rapper and record producer. He was best known for his work with Bun B as ...more

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Renee Olstead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Pop music, Jazz & Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Renee Olstead, By Request..., Skylark, Stone Country, Unleashed, + more

Renee Olstead (born June 18, 1989) is an American actress and singer. Active since childhood as an actress, she is best known for her roles on the CBS sitcom Still Standing and on the drama The ...more

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Solange Knowles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Hip hop, Contemporary R&B & Pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Solo Star, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, I Decided (The Remixes), True, Sandcastle Disco (The Remixes), + more

Solange Piaget Knowles (; born June 24, 1986), also known mononymously as Solange, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. Expressing an interest in music from an early ...more

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Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues & Southern hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Who Is Mike Jones?, Runnin the Game, King of the Streets, Swishahouse 1st Round Draft Picks, American Dream, + more

Michael A. Jones (born November 18, 1981) is an American rapper, actor, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Jones reached national fame in 2004-05 on Swishahouse with the release of his breakout ...more

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South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Hip hop music and Rap music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: When Devils Strike, Power Moves, Reveille Park, The Purity Album, The 3rd Wish to Rock the World, + more

Carlos Coy (born October 5, 1970), better known by his stage name South Park Mexican, is an American rapper, founder of Dope House Records, and convicted sex offender. His stage name is derived ...more

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D.R.I. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston

Albums: Crossover, Dealing With It, 4 of a Kind, Definition, Thrash Zone, + more

Kurt Preston Brecht (born August 24, 1961 in Houston, Texas) is an American vocalist and author, best known for his work as vocalist of crossover thrash band D.R.I. (Dirty Rotten Imbeciles). He ...more

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Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Hip hop music and Southern hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Certified, All Eyez on Us, Still Connected, The Takeover, Royalty of Rap, + more

Wesley Eric Weston Jr. (born March 3, 1981), better known by his stage name Lil' Flip, is an American rapper. He embarked on his musical career as a freestyle and battle rapper before earning a ...more

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Robert Earl Keen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Outlaw country, Americana & Folk music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: No. 2 LIVE Dinner, Gravitational Forces, What I Really Mean, No Kinda Dancer, A Bigger Piece of Sky, + more

Robert Earl Keen (born January 11, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter and entertainer. Debuting with 1984's No Kinda Dancer, the Houston native has recorded 18 full-length albums for both ...more

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Victoria Spivey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Genre: Blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Blues Collection 65: Moaning the Blues, Toothache Blues, Hollywood Stomp / Detroit Moan, Black Snake Blues / No More Jelly Bean Blues, One Hour Mama / Got the Blues So Bad, + more

Victoria Regina Spivey (October 15, 1906 – October 3, 1976), sometimes known as Queen Victoria, was an American blues singer and songwriter. During a recording career that spanned 40 years, from ...more