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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

    AlbumsDangerously in Love, 4, Beautiful Liar, B'Day, Above and Beyoncé: Video Collection & Dance Mixes

    Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter and... more on Wikipedia

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    ZZ Top

    ZZ Top

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    AlbumsTres Hombres, Eliminator, Rio Grande Mud, Greatest Hits, Fandango!

    ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band has, since 1970,... more on Wikipedia

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore

    AlbumsThe Diary, The Fix, Mr. Scarface Is Back, The Untouchable, One Hunid

    Brad Terrence Jordan (born November 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Scarface, is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Kenny Rogers

    Kenny Rogers

    Country pop, Pop music

    AlbumsChristmas, Once Upon a Christmas, Christmas in America, Christmas From the Heart, Christmas Greetings

    Kenneth Ray Rogers (born August 21, 1938) is a retired American singer, songwriter, actor,... more on WikipediaSpotify buy button

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    Destiny's Child

    Destiny's Child

    Urban contemporary, Girl group

    Albums8 Days of Christmas, The Writing's on the Wall, #1's, Destiny Fulfilled, This Is The Remix

    Destiny's Child were an American girl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised... more on Wikipedia

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    Geto Boys

    Geto Boys

    Hip hop music, Horrorcore

    AlbumsWe Can't Be Stopped, The Foundation, The Resurrection, Grip It! On That Other Level, The Geto Boys

    Geto Boys is a rap group from Houston, Texas, currently consisting of Scarface, Willie D, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

    AlbumsGet Ya Mind Correct, Controversy Sells, The Sound of Revenge (Screwed and Chopped), Chamillitary, The Sound of Revenge

    Hakeem Seriki (born November 28, 1979), better known by his stage name Chamillionaire (), is... more on Wikipedia

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    Barbara Mandrell

    Barbara Mandrell

    Adult contemporary music, Country pop

    AlbumsChristmas at Our House, Midnight Angel, No Nonsense, Just for the Record, Moods

    Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948) is an American country music singer, musician,... more on Wikipedia

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    Gang Starr

    Gang Starr

    Hip hop music, Jazz rap

    AlbumsHard to Earn, Daily Operation, Moment of Truth, Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr, Step in the Arena

    Gang Starr was an influential East Coast hip hop duo that consisted of the late MC Guru and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10


    Hip hop music, Christian hip hop

    AlbumsReal Talk, After the Music Stops, Church Clothes, Rehab, Rebel

    Lecrae Devaughn Moore (born October 9, 1979), mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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    Rodney Crowell

    AlbumsDiamonds & Dirt, The Notorious Cherry Bombs, Sex & Gasoline, Fate's Right Hand, Keys to the Highway

    Rodney Crowell (born August 7, 1950) is an American musician, known primarily for his work as... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Yolanda Adams

    Yolanda Adams

    Adult contemporary music, Christian music

    AlbumsMountain High... Valley Low, Christmas With Yolanda Adams, Reach Out [Deluxe Edition], Believe, Songs From the Heart

    Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1961) is an American gospel singer, record producer,... more on Wikipedia

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    Devin the Dude

    Devin the Dude

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsJust Tryin' ta Live, Landing Gear, Devin the Dude, Gotta Be Me, To tha X-Treme

    Devin Copeland (born June 4, 1970), better known by his stage name Devin the Dude, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Blue October

    Blue October

    Rock music, Piano rock

    AlbumsHistory for Sale, Approaching Normal, Consent to Treatment, Any Man in America, Foiled

    Blue October is an American alternative rock band originally from Houston, Texas. The band was... more on Wikipedia

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    Paul Wall

    Paul Wall

    Hip hop music, Pop rap

    AlbumsThe People's Champ, Get Ya Mind Correct, Controversy Sells, Chick Magnet, Get Money

    Paul Michael Slayton (born March 11, 1981), better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    LeToya Luckett

    LeToya Luckett

    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsLady Love, LeToya, She Ain't Got..., Not Anymore, What It Do!

    LeToya Nicole Luckett-Walker (née, Luckett; born March 11, 1981), known professionally as... more on Wikipedia

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    #166 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years#1871 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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    Pimp C

    Pimp C

    Hip hop music, Horrorcore

    AlbumsThe Naked Soul of Sweet Jones, Pimpalation, The Sweet James Jones Stories, Greatest Hits, What Up

    Chad Matthew Lamont Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known by his stage... more on Wikipedia

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    Renee Olstead

    Renee Olstead

    Pop music, Jazz

    AlbumsRenee Olstead, By Request..., Skylark, Stone Country, Unleashed

    Renee Olstead (born June 18, 1989) is an American actress and singer. Active since childhood... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Solange Knowles

    Solange Knowles

    Hip hop, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsSolo Star, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, I Decided (The Remixes), True, Sandcastle Disco (The Remixes)

    Solange Piaget Knowles (; born June 24, 1986), also known mononymously as Solange, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Mike Jones

    Mike Jones

    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsWho Is Mike Jones?, Runnin the Game, King of the Streets, Swishahouse 1st Round Draft Picks, American Dream

    Michael A. Jones (born November 18, 1981) is an American rapper, actor, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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    South Park Mexican

    South Park Mexican

    Hip hop music, Rap music

    AlbumsWhen Devils Strike, Power Moves, Reveille Park, The Purity Album, The 3rd Wish to Rock the World

    Carlos Coy (born October 5, 1970), better known by his stage name South Park Mexican, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

    AlbumsCrossover, Dealing With It, 4 of a Kind, Definition, Thrash Zone

    Kurt Preston Brecht (born August 24, 1961 in Houston, Texas) is an American vocalist and... more on Wikipedia

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    #178 of 392 The Greatest Heavy Metal Bands Of All Time#78 of 389 The Best Punk Bands Of All Time

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    Lil' Flip

    Lil' Flip

    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

    AlbumsCertified, All Eyez on Us, Still Connected, The Takeover, Royalty of Rap

    Wesley Eric Weston Jr. (born March 3, 1981), better known by his stage name Lil' Flip, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Robert Earl Keen

    Robert Earl Keen

    Outlaw country, Americana

    AlbumsNo. 2 LIVE Dinner, Gravitational Forces, What I Really Mean, No Kinda Dancer, A Bigger Piece of Sky

    Robert Earl Keen (born January 11, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter and entertainer.... more on Wikipedia

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    #42 of 329 The Best Americana Bands & Artists of All Time#85 of 180 The Best Country Rock Bands and Artists

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    Victoria Spivey

    AlbumsThe 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

    Victoria Regina Spivey (October 15, 1906 – October 3, 1976), sometimes known as Queen... more on Wikipedia