Bands/Musicians 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Beyoncé Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and ...more

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ZZ Top is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band comprises guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, bassist and co-lead vocalist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank ...more

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Scarface Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap Brad Terrence Jordan, better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper. He hails from Houston, Texas and is a member of the Geto Boys. He is originally from the city's South Acres ...more

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Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Kenny Rogers Country pop, Pop music, Rock music Kenneth Donald "Kenny" Rogers is an American singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor, entrepreneur and author, and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Though he ...more

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Destiny's Child is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Destiny's Child Urban contemporary, Girl group, Hip hop music Destiny's Child was an American R&B girl group whose final, and perhaps most recognizable, line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Formed in 1990 in ...more

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Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Geto Boys Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop 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
Chamillionaire Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap Hakeem Seriki, better known by his stage name Chamillionaire, is an American rapper and entrepreneur from Houston, Texas. He is the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. Chamillionaire was also the ...more

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Barbara Mandrell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Barbara Mandrell Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Country Barbara Ann Mandrell is an American country music singer and actress. She is known for a series of Top 10 hits and TV shows in the 1970s and 1980s that helped her become one of country's most ...more

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Gang Starr is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Gang Starr Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop 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
LeCrae Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Gangsta rap Lecrae Devaughn Moore, mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American Christian rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is the president, co-owner and co-founder of the independent ...more

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Rodney Crowell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Rodney Crowell Country Rodney Crowell 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 Songs, all from his 1988 ...more

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Yolanda Adams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Yolanda Adams Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music Yolanda Yvette Adams is an American gospel singer, record producer, actress, and radio host on WBLS. As of September 2009, she had sold 4.5 million albums since 1991 in the United States, and ...more

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Devin the Dude is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Devin the Dude Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues Devin Copeland is an actor.

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Blue October is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Blue October Rock music, Piano rock, Experimental rock Blue October are an American alternative rock band originally from Houston, Texas. The band was formed in 1995 and currently consists of Justin Furstenfeld, Jeremy Furstenfeld, Ryan ...more

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Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Paul Wall Hip hop music, Pop rap, Southern hip hop Paul Michael Slayton, better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an American rapper. He is currently affiliated with Swishahouse Records, having released several albums under the label as well ...more

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LeToya Luckett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
LeToya Luckett Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul LeToya Nicole Luckett, known professionally as LeToya, is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She was an original member of the R&B group Destiny's Child, with whom she won two Grammy ...more

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Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Pimp C Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap Chad Lamont Butler, better known by his stage name Pimp C, was an American rapper, singer, and producer. Pimp C was best known for his work with Bun B as a founding member of the Underground

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Renee Olstead is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Renee Olstead Pop music, Jazz, Country Rebecca Renee Olstead is an American actress and singer. Active since childhood as an actress, she is best known for her roles in the TV sitcoms Still Standing as Lauren Miller and The Secret ...more

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Solange Knowles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Solange Knowles Hip hop music, Neo soul, Dance-pop Solange Piaget Knowles is an American singer, songwriter, model, and actress. Knowles was born in Houston, Texas to Mathew and Tina Knowles, both of whom left their careers to support her older ...more

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Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Mike Jones Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Southern hip hop Michael "Mike" Jones is an American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur. He initially was affiliated with the record label Swishahouse, then left to found his own label, Ice Age ...more

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South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
South Park Mexican Hip hop music, Rap music Carlos Coy, better known by his stage name South Park Mexican, is an American rapper, founder of Dope House Records, and convicted felon. His stage name is derived from the South Park ...more

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D.R.I. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
D.R.I. Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Heavy metal D.R.I. is an American crossover thrash band that formed in Houston, in 1982. Since 1999, the band comprises founding members, vocalist Kurt Brecht and guitarist Spike Cassidy, as well as drummer ...more

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Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Lil' Flip Hip hop music, Southern hip hop Wesley Eric Weston, Jr, better known by his stage name Lil' Flip, is an American rapper. He is best known for his singles "Sunshine", "Game Over", "The Way We ...more

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Robert Earl Keen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Robert Earl Keen Outlaw country, Americana, Folk music Robert Earl Keen is an American singer-songwriter and entertainer living in the central Texas hill country. Debuting with 1984's No Kinda Dancer, the Houston native has recorded 18 full-length ...more

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Victoria Spivey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Victoria Spivey Blues Victoria Spivey was an American blues singer and songwriter. During a recording career that spanned forty years, from 1926 to the mid-1960s, she worked with Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, ...more

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Jaci Velasquez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Jaci Velasquez Indie pop, Christian music, Pop music Jacquelyn "Jaci" Davette Velasquez is an American actress and Contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer, performing in both English and Spanish. Velasquez has sold almost five ...more

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Z-Ro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Z-Ro Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap Joseph Wayne McVey, better known by his stage names Z-Ro and The Mo City Don, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He was named one of America's most underrated rappers by the New York

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Jandek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Jandek Outsider music Jandek is the musical project of Sterling Richard Smith, an outsider musician who operates out of Houston, Texas. Since 1978, Jandek has self-released over 70 albums of unusual, often ...more

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The Red Krayola is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
The Red Krayola Rock music, Outsider music, Experimental rock Red Krayola was a psychedelic, experimental rock band from Houston, Texas, formed by art students at the University of St. Thomas in 1966. The band was led by singer/guitarist and visual artist ...more

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Chingo Bling is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Chingo Bling Hip hop music, Latin hip hop, Southern hip hop Pedro Herrera III, better known by his stage name Chingo Bling, is an American rapper and producer of Mexican descent.

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Steven Drozd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Steven Drozd Alternative rock Steven Gregory Drozd is an American musician. He is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter for the Flaming Lips.

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Galactic Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Galactic Cowboys Progressive metal, Heavy metal Galactic Cowboys were a heavy metal band based in Houston, Texas. They combined progressive metal with a vocal style influenced by The Beatles and the heavy playing style of thrash bands such as ...more

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Tila Tequila is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Tila Tequila Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music Tila Nguyen, better known by her stage names Tila Tequila and Miss Tila, is an American model, television personality, singer, songwriter, actress, writer and blogger. Born in Singapore and ...more

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Rick Treviño is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Rick Treviño Country Ricardo Treviño, Jr., known professionally as Rick Trevino, is a Grammy-Award winning Mexican American country music artist. Signed to Columbia Records in 1993, Trevino began his career ...more

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3-2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
3-2 Hip hop music

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Guitar Shorty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Guitar Shorty Blues Guitar Shorty is an American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is well known for his explosive guitar style and wild stage antics. Billboard magazine said, “his galvanizing guitar work ...more

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Helstar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Helstar Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Power metal Helstar is a heavy metal band from Houston, Texas, formed in 1982. They were an influential force in the American Power metal genre emerging in the mid-80s.

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Everette Harp is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Everette Harp Smooth jazz, Jazz Everette Harp is an American blues, jazz and gospel saxophonist who has recorded on Blue Note and Capitol Records. Harp's 2006 album, In the Moment, debuted in the number one position of ...more

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Ganksta Nip is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Ganksta Nip Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap Rowdy Williams, born, August 28, 1969, better known as Ganxsta N.I.P. or Ganxsta NIP, is a rapper from South Park, Houston, Texas and a member of the South Park Coalition, which he joined in ...more

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Fat Pat is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Fat Pat Hip hop music, Southern hip hop Patrick Lamark Hawkins, better known by his stage name Fat Pat, was an American rapper from Houston, Texas who was a member of DEA with his brother John "Big Hawk" Hawkins and DJ ...more

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The Finalist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
The Finalist Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-hardcore The Finalist was an American post-hardcore band from Houston, Texas. The Finalist was founded in 2004 by frontman Dylan Brady and guitarist Jerry Nettles after they left their old band, ...more

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Big Mello is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Big Mello Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop Curtis Donnell Davis, better known by his stage name Big Mello, was an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He debuted as Big Mello in 1992 with the album "Bone Hard Zaggin'" on the ...more

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Fenix TX is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Fenix TX Pop punk, Rock music, Punk rock Fenix TX is an American pop punk band. The band originally formed as Riverfenix in 1995 in Houston, Texas. They released an EP, G.B.O.H., and an album, Riverfenix, on independent record labels, ...more

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Scale the Summit is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Scale the Summit Progressive metal, Instrumental rock, Progressive rock Scale the Summit is an American instrumental / progressive metal band based out of Houston, Texas. It formed in 2004 and signed to Prosthetic Records. The band draws influences from other ...more

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Too Much Trouble is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Too Much Trouble Hip hop music, Southern hip hop Too Much Trouble is a defunct rap group from Houston, Texas. The group produced three albums before disbanding in 1997.

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DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
DJ Screw Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap Robert Earl Davis, Jr., better known by his stage name DJ Screw, was an American hip hop DJ who was based in Houston, Texas. He was known as a central figure in the Houston hip hop community and ...more

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Caedmon's Call is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Caedmon's Call Rock music, Folk music, Contemporary Christian music Caedmon's Call is a contemporary Christian band which fuses traditional folk with world music and alternative rock. They are composed of Cliff Young, Danielle Young, Garett Buell, Jeff Miller, ...more

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Robbie Seay Band is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Robbie Seay Band Contemporary worship music, Christian rock Robbie Seay Band is a Christian rock/worship band located in Houston, Texas. The band used to lead worship at Ecclesia, a church in the Neartown area of Houston where Robbie's brother, Chris ...more

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Blac Monks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Blac Monks Hip hop music, Southern hip hop Blac Monks is a southern rap group consisting of Mr. 3-2, Da and Awol. In 1994 they released their debut album, Secrets of the Hidden Temple, on Rap-A-Lot Records. In 1998, Raheem and Quiet ...more

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Jana Hunter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Houston
Jana Hunter Folk music, Experimental music, Indie rock Jana Hunter is a Baltimore-based songwriter and musician. She was born in Texas. She was signed to Gnomonsong, a record label run by Devendra Banhart and Vetiver's Andy Cabic. Her solo debut ...more