Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from New Jersey

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

You can rank all of these bands, from Bruce Springsteen to Whitney Houston.

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and humanitarian. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen ...more

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Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop ...more

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Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul Lauryn Hill is an American singer–songwriter, rapper, producer, and actress. She is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Raised in ...more

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Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Formed in 1983, Bon Jovi consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, pianist and keyboard player David Bryan, and drummer ...more

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Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, actor and singer-songwriter. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with ...more

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Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, ...more

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Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Jazz Dana Elaine Owens, better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne, and talk show host. ...more

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My Chemical Romance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music My Chemical Romance was an American rock band from New Jersey, formed in 2001. The band consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way, guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero, bassist Mikey Way and ...more

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Dionne Warwick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music Marie Dionne Warrick, known as Dionne Warwick, is an American singer, actress and TV-show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a ...more

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Jonas Brothers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music The Jonas Brothers were an American pop rock group. Formed in 2005, they gained popularity from their appearances on the Disney Channel children's television network. They consist of three ...more

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Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music Skid Row is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey. They were very successful in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their first two albums certified ...more

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Redman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Hip hop music Reginald "Reggie" Noble, better known by his stage name Redman, is an American MC, rapper, DJ, record producer and actor. He came to fame in the early 1990s as an artist on the Def Jam ...more

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Misfits is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Horror punk, Heavy metal, Classic Punk The Misfits are an American punk rock band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery. ...more

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Karen O is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Alternative rock, Art rock, Indie rock Karen Lee Orzolek, better known by her stage name Karen O, is a South Korean-born American singer and musician. She is the lead vocalist for American rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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The Sugarhill Gang is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, Disco The Sugarhill Gang are an American hip hop group, known mostly for its 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight," the first rap single to become a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The song uses ...more

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Blues Traveler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music Blues Traveler is a rock band, formed in Princeton, New Jersey in 1987. The band's music covers a variety of genres, including blues rock, psychedelic rock, folk rock, soul, and Southern rock. ...more

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Naughty by Nature is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop Naughty by Nature is a Grammy Award-winning American hip hop trio from East Orange, New Jersey that at the time of its formation in 1988 consisted of Treach, former member Vin Rock, and the DJ ...more

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Wyclef Jean is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Hip hop music, Dancehall, Folk music Wyclef Jeanelle Jean is a Haitian rapper, musician, actor, and politician. At the age of nine, Jean moved to the United States with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He ...more

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Sarah Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Cool jazz, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz Sarah Lois Vaughan was an American jazz singer, described by music critic Scott Yanow as having "one of the most wondrous voices of the 20th century." Nicknamed "Sassy", ...more

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Faith Evans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop Faith Renée Evans (born June 10, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter, recording artist, record producer, actress and author. Born in Florida and raised in New Jersey, Evans relocated ...more

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Donald Fagen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock Donald Jay Fagen is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the co-founder and lead singer of the rock band Steely Dan. Following the initial breakup of Steely Dan in 1981, he ...more

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Canibus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop Germaine Williams better known by his stage name Canibus, is a Jamaican-American rapper, actor and member of The Hrsmn, Sharpshooterz, Cloak N Dagga, The Undergods, and one-half of T.H.E.M. ...more

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Kool & the Gang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Disco, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B Kool & the Gang are an American jazz, R&B, soul, funk and disco group, originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs based in Jersey City, New Jersey. They went through several musical ...more

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Fugees is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Reggae Fugees were an American hip hop group who rose to fame in the mid-1990s. Their repertoire included elements of hip hop, soul and Caribbean music, particularly reggae. The members of the group ...more

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The Gaslight Anthem is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Americana, Heartland rock, Jersey Shore sound The Gaslight Anthem are an American punk rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, formed in 2006. The band consists of Brian Fallon, Alex Rosamilia, Alex Levine, and Benny Horowitz. The ...more