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List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis

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List of Minneapolis bands, listed by their level of fame. This Minneapolis musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Minneapolis bands are included, as well as many Minneapolis musicians of underground status. This list of Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis 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.

A list made up of bands like Prince and The Replacements.

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop
    Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter,...  more

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    The Best Prince Songs of All Time#11 of 489 The Best Rock Vocalists

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    The Replacements

    Jangle pop, Pop punk
    The Replacements were an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979....  more

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    #281 of 360 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame#319 of 465 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s

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    Brother Ali

    Hip hop music, Rap music
    Ali Douglas Newman (born Jason Douglas Newman, July 30, 1977), better known by his stage name...  more

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    The Best Brother Ali Songs#61 of 156 The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop
    Atmosphere is an American hip hop duo from Minneapolis, Minnesota, consisting of rapper Slug...  more

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    #1333 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#81 of 123 The Best Hip Hop Groups of All Time

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    Soul Asylum

    Grunge, Post-grunge
    Soul Asylum is an American alternative rock band that formed in 1981, and officially in...  more

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    #86 of 383 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s#112 of 221 Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Hip hop music
    Sean Michael Daley (born September 7, 1972), better known by his stage name Slug, is an...  more

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    #172 of 195 The Best Rap Lyricists of All Time#57 of 63 Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked

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    Son Volt

    Folk rock, Alternative country
    Son Volt is an American alternative rock and alternative country band, formed by Jay Farrar in...  more

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    The Best Son Volt Albums of All Time#17 of 105 The Best Musical Artists From Missouri

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    Morris Day

    Minneapolis sound
    The Time, also known as Morris Day and the Time and The Original 7ven, is an American musical...  more

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    #276 of 294 The Best Pop Artists of the 1980s#112 of 124 The Best Black Rock Bands

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    Kat Bjelland

    Grunge, Alternative rock
    Katherine Lynne Bjelland (born December 9, 1963) is an American singer, songwriter, musician...  more
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    Pop rock, Power pop
    Semisonic is an American alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1995. The...  more

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    #3 of 28 Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s#46 of 58 The Best Rock Trios Of All Time

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    The Jets

    Teen pop, Dance-pop
    The Jets are an American family band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, composed of brothers and...  more
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    Lori Lewis

    Gothic metal, Classical music
    Lori Lewis is an American opera singer and full lyric soprano who is an official member of the...  more
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    Jonathan Edwards

    Folk music, Country
    Jonathan Edwards (born July 28, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter and musician best known...  more
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    Vanity 6

    New Wave, Pop music
    Vanity 6 was a female vocal trio assembled by Prince in the early 1980s....  more

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    #93 of 109 The Best Musical Trios Of All-Time#156 of 252 The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time

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    The Revolution

    Rock music, Heavy metal
    The Revolution was an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979 by Prince....  more

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    #17 of 279 The Greatest American Rock Bands#212 of 419 The Best Experimental Bands/Artists

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    Steve Marker

    Rock music
    Steve Marker (born March 16, 1959) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer,...  more
  • 17

    Monte Moir

    Hip hop music, New Wave
    Monte Moir (born September 10, 1958) is an American songwriter, producer and musician best...  more
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    Susie Allanson (born March 17, 1952 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American country music...  more
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    New Wave, Pop music
    Mazarati was an American R&B band formed in the mid-1980s by former Prince and The Revolution...  more
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    Babes in Toyland

    Riot grrrl, Grunge
    Babes in Toyland is an American punk rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1987. The...  more

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    #63 of 151 The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever#156 of 389 The Best Punk Bands Of All Time

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    Motion City Soundtrack is an American rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, formed in 1997....  more
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    Bash & Pop

    Pop rock, Alternative rock
    Bash & Pop was an American alternative rock group formed in 1992 by Tommy Stinson in...  more
  • 23

    Dillinger Four

    Pop punk, Punk rock
    Dillinger Four is an American punk rock band formed in 1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They...  more
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    The Family

    New Wave, Pop music
    The Family was a band formed by Prince, and one of the first signed to Prince's record label,...  more

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    #232 of 320 The Best New Wave Bands#22 of 175 The Best Dance Bands/Artists

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    Sara Groves

    Christian music, Contemporary Christian music
    Sara Groves (born Sara Lee Colbaugh, September 10, 1972) is an American contemporary Christian...  more

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    #54 of 88 The Best '90s Contemporary Christian Artists#109 of 127 The Best Musical Artists From Minnesota