Bands/Musicians 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.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Minneapolis?" or "What is a list of Minneapolis bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (81 items)

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave
Prince Roger Nelson, known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. A major figure in popular music for over three decades, Prince is renowned ...more

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The Replacements is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Jangle pop, Pop punk, Heartland rock
The Replacements are an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1979, and are considered pioneers of alternative rock. The band was composed of the guitarist and vocalist Paul ...more

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Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Hip hop music, Rap music
Ali Douglas Newman, better known by his stage name Brother Ali, is an American hip hop artist, community activist and member of the Rhymesayers Entertainment hip hop collective.

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Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Indie
Atmosphere is an American hip hop group from Minneapolis, Minnesota, consisting of rapper Slug and DJ/producer Ant. Since its formation in 1989, the group has released seven studio albums and ...more

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Soul Asylum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Grunge, Post-grunge, Alternative rock
Soul Asylum is an American alternative rock band that formed in 1981, and officially in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1983. The band originally formed in 1981 under the name Loud Fast Rules, with ...more

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Slug is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Hip hop music
Sean Michael Daley, better known by his stage name Slug, is an American rapper from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Slug is best known as one half of the hip hop group Atmosphere, which he founded with ...more

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Son Volt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Folk rock, Alternative country, Country
Son Volt is an alternative country group formed by Jay Farrar in 1994 after the breakup of the band Uncle Tupelo.

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The Time is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Minneapolis sound
The Original 7ven is an American funk and dance-pop ensemble formed in Minneapolis in 1981. They are close Prince associates and arguably the most successful artists who have worked with him.

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Kat Bjelland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock
Katherine Lynne Bjelland is an American singer, songwriter, musician and guitarist. Bjelland rose to prominence as the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the punk rock band Babes in ...more

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Semisonic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Pop rock, Power pop, Post-grunge
Semisonic is an American alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1995. The band has three members: Dan Wilson, John Munson, and Jacob Slichter. They are perhaps best known for ...more

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The Jets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Teen pop, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music
The Jets are an American family band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, composed of brothers and sisters who specialize in pop, R&B, and dance music, particularly Latin freestyle. The group ...more

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Lori Lewis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Gothic metal, Classical music, Symphonic metal
Lori Lewis is an American opera singer and soprano currently residing in Salem, Oregon graduate in the University of Kansas, she was a vocalist and official member of the Swedish symphonic metal ...more

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Jonathan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Folk music, Country
Jonathan Edwards is an American singer-songwriter and musician best known for his 1971 hit single "Sunshine".

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Vanity 6 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
Vanity 6 was a female vocal trio assembled by Prince in the early 1980s.

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The Revolution is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Rock music, Heavy metal, Rhythm and blues
The Revolution was an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979 by Prince. Although widely associated with rock music, the band's sound incorporated pop, funk, R&B and hard ...more

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Steve Marker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Rock music
Steve Marker is an American musician and record producer, best known internationally as the guitarist of the Madison, Wisconsin-based alternative rock band Garbage.

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Monte Moir is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Hip hop music, New Wave, Pop music
Monte Moir is an American songwriter, producer and musician best known as the keyboardist of Prince's band The Time and songwriter of many notable American artists.

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Susie Allanson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Country
Susie Allanson is an American country music singer and actress. Susie was raised in Burbank and lived in Las Vegas from 1963-71. Before beginning her singing career in the mid-1970s, she toured ...more

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Mazarati is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Mazarati New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
Mazarati was an American R&B band formed in the mid-1980s by former Prince and The Revolution bassist Brownmark. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, they are now defunct as a group. The ...more

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Babes in Toyland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Riot grrrl, Grunge, Alternative rock
Babes in Toyland is an American punk rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1987. The band was formed by Oregon native Kat Bjelland, with Lori Barbero and Michelle Leon, who was later ...more

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Motion City Soundtrack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Pop punk, Emo, Pop rock
Motion City Soundtrack is an American rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, formed in 1997. The band consists of founding members Justin Pierre and Joshua Cain, along with keyboardist and moog ...more

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Bash & Pop is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Pop rock, Alternative rock
Bash & Pop was an American alternative rock group formed in 1992 by Tommy Stinson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, following the breakup of the Replacements. It released one album before breaking ...more

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Dillinger Four is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Pop punk, Punk rock
Dillinger Four is an American punk rock band formed in 1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have released four full-length studio albums. Since 1996, the band's lineup has been Patrick Costello ...more

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The Family is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
New Wave, Pop music, Dance music
The Family is a band formed by Prince, and one of the first signed to his record label, Paisley Park Records. The band reformed as fDeluxe in 2009.

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Sara Groves is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Christian music, Contemporary Christian music
Sara Groves is an American contemporary Christian singer, record producer, and author. Groves received her Bachelor of Science degree in history and English in 1994 from Evangel University, a ...more