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List of Famous Bands from Minneapolis

Updated June 8, 2017 170.2k views81 items

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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    Prince

    Prince

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

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    The Best Prince Songs of All Time#21 of 316 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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    The Replacements

    The Replacements

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

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    #705 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands of All Time#289 of 363 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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    Brother Ali

    Brother Ali

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

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    The Best Brother Ali Songs#67 of 158 The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

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    Atmosphere

    Atmosphere

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

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    #16 of 192 The Best Underground Rappers#83 of 123 The Best Hip Hop Groups of All Time

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    Soul Asylum

    Soul Asylum

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

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    #84 of 383 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s#128 of 221 Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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    Slug

    Slug

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

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    #172 of 195 The Best Rap Lyricists of All Time#16 of 25 The Best Rappers Named After Guns

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    Son Volt

    Son Volt

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

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    The Best Son Volt Albums of All Time#29 of 329 The Best Americana Bands & Artists of All Time

  • 8
    The Time

    The Time

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

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    #275 of 294 The Best Pop Artists of the 1980s#79 of 126 The Best Black Rock Bands

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    Kat Bjelland

    Kat Bjelland

    Grunge, Alternative rock
    Katherine Lynne Bjelland (born December 9, 1963) is an American singer, songwriter, musician... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Semisonic

    Semisonic

    Pop rock, Power pop
    Semisonic is an American alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1995. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #3 of 28 Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s#44 of 54 The Best Rock Trios Of All Time

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    The Jets

    The Jets

    Teen pop, Dance-pop
    The Jets are an American family band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, composed of brothers and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #358 of 1,020 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time#175 of 252 The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time

  • 12
    Lori Lewis

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards

    Folk music, Country
    Jonathan Edwards (born July 28, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter and musician best known... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 14
    Vanity 6

    Vanity 6

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

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    #55 of 110 The Best Musical Trios Of All-Time#88 of 112 The Best Bands with Numbers in Their Names

  • 15
    The Revolution

    The Revolution

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

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

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    Steve Marker

    Steve Marker

    Rock music
    Steve Marker (born March 16, 1959) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    Monte Moir

    Monte Moir

    Hip hop music, New Wave
    Monte Moir (born September 10, 1958) is an American songwriter, producer and musician best... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Susie Allanson
    Susie Allanson (born March 17, 1952 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American country music... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Mazarati

    Mazarati

    New Wave, Pop music
    Mazarati was an American R&B band formed in the mid-1980s by former Prince and The Revolution... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Babes in Toyland

    Babes in Toyland

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

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    #74 of 154 The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever#160 of 389 The Best Punk Bands Of All Time

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    Motion City Soundtrack
    Motion City Soundtrack is an American rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, formed in 1997.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Bash & Pop

    Bash & Pop

    Pop rock, Alternative rock
    Bash & Pop was an American alternative rock group formed in 1992 by Tommy Stinson in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Dillinger Four

    Dillinger Four

    Pop punk, Punk rock
    Dillinger Four is an American punk rock band formed in 1994 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    The Family

    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 on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #196 of 374 The Best New Wave Bands#45 of 175 The Best Dance Bands/Artists

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    Sara Groves

    Sara Groves

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

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    #48 of 88 The Best '90s Contemporary Christian Artists#144 of 408 The Best Contemporary Christian Artists