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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.

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
Genre: Hip hop music, Synthpop & New Wave; Nationality: United States of America
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, actor, and filmmaker. With a career spanning four decades, Prince was ...more

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The Replacements is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
The Replacements were an American rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979. Initially a punk rock band, they are considered one of the pioneers of alternative rock. The band was ...more

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Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Genre: Hip hop music and Rap music; Nationality: United States of America
Ali Douglas Newman (born Jason Douglas Newman, July 30, 1977), better known by his stage name Brother Ali, is an American rapper, community activist, and member of the Rhymesayers Entertainment ...more

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Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Atmosphere is an American hip hop duo from Minneapolis, Minnesota, consisting of rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ/producer Ant (Anthony Davis). Since its formation in 1996, the group has released ...more

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Soul Asylum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
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
Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America
Sean Michael Daley (born September 7, 1972), 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 ...more

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

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The Time is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
The Time, also known as Morris Day and the Time and The Original 7ven, is an American musical group that was created in Minneapolis in 1981 by Prince. Their work has been a part of the formation ...more

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Kat Bjelland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Genre: Grunge, Alternative rock & Punk rock; Nationality: United States of America
Katherine Lynne Bjelland (born December 9, 1963) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and guitarist. She rose to prominence as the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the ...more
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Semisonic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Semisonic is an American alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1995. The band has three members: Dan Wilson (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), John Munson (bass guitar, ...more

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The Jets is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
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
Genre: Gothic metal, Classical music & Symphonic metal; Nationality: United States of America
Lori Lewis is an American opera singer and full lyric soprano who is an official member of the Swedish symphonic metal band Therion. Lewis is also the former singer for Aesma Daeva, a band that ...more
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Jonathan Edwards is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Genre: Folk music and Country; Nationality: United States of America
Jonathan Edwards (born July 28, 1946) 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
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
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
Genre: Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
Steve Marker (born March 16, 1959) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, best known as a cofounder and guitarist in the alternative rock band Garbage.
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Monte Moir is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
Genre: Hip hop music, New Wave & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
Monte Moir (born September 10, 1958) 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
Susie Allanson (born March 17, 1952 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American country music actress, recording artist and writer. Susie was raised in Southern California and lived in Las Vegas ...more
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Mazarati is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis
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
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
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
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
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
The Family was a band formed by Prince, and one of the first signed to Prince's 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
Genre: Christian music and Contemporary Christian music; Nationality: United States of America
Sara Groves (born Sara Lee Colbaugh, September 10, 1972) is an American contemporary Christian singer, record producer, and author. Groves received her Bachelor of Science degree in history and ...more

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