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.

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Bruce Springsteen 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
Whitney Houston 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
Lauryn Hill 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
Bon Jovi 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
Paul Simon 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
Jon Bon Jovi 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
Queen Latifah 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
My Chemical Romance 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
Dionne Warwick 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
Jonas Brothers 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
Skid Row 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
Redman 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
Misfits 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
Karen O 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
The Sugarhill Gang 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
Blues Traveler 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
Naughty by Nature 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
Wyclef Jean 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
Sarah Vaughan 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
Faith Evans 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
Donald Fagen 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
Canibus 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
Kool & the Gang 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
Fugees 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
The Gaslight Anthem 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

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The Four Seasons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
The Four Seasons Doo-wop, Blue-eyed soul, Disco The Four Seasons are an American rock and pop band that became internationally successful in the 1960s and 1970s. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame has stated that the group was the most popular rock ...more

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Ricky Nelson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Ricky Nelson Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly Eric Hilliard Nelson – known as Ricky Nelson, later also as Rick Nelson – was an American actor, musician and singer-songwriter. He starred alongside his family in the television series, The ...more

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Ashley Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Ashley Tisdale Pop music, Teen pop, Dance-pop Ashley Michelle Tisdale is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows. In ...more

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Frankie Valli is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Frankie Valli Doo-wop, Blue-eyed soul, Disco Frankie Valli is an American popular singer, known as the frontman of The Four Seasons beginning in 1960. He is known for his unusually powerful falsetto voice. Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with ...more

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Juice Newton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Juice Newton Pop music, Rock music, Country Judy Kay "Juice" Newton is an American pop and country singer, songwriter and guitarist. To date, Newton has received five Grammy Award nominations in the Pop and Country Best Female ...more

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Nancy Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Nancy Sinatra Country pop, Pop music, Rock music Nancy Sandra Sinatra is an American singer and actress. She is the daughter of singer/actor Frank Sinatra and is widely known for her 1966 signature hit "These Boots Are Made for ...more

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Max Weinberg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Max Weinberg Popular music, Rock music, Jazz Max Weinberg is an American drummer and television personality, most widely known as the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and as the bandleader for Conan O'Brien on Late ...more

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Rah Digga is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Rah Digga Hip hop music Rah Digga is an American rapper, model and actress. Well known as a longtime member of the Flipmode Squad, a hip hop group led by Busta Rhymes, she parted ways amicably with the group in 2007. ...more

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Overkill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Overkill Thrash metal, Groove metal, Heavy metal Overkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They have gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D. Verni ...more

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Clint Black is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Clint Black Country Clint Patrick Black is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor. Signed to RCA Nashville in 1989, Black's debut album Killin' Time ...more

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The Dillinger Escape Plan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
The Dillinger Escape Plan Progressive metal, Mathcore, Experimental rock The Dillinger Escape Plan is an American mathcore band from Morris Plains, New Jersey currently signed to Sumerian Records. The group originated in 1997 after the disbanding of Arcane, a ...more

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Gloria Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Gloria Gaynor Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Disco Gloria Gaynor is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Let Me Know" and "I Am What I Am".

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The Shirelles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
The Shirelles Girl group, Doo-wop, Pop music The Shirelles were an American girl group that achieved popularity in the early 1960s. They consisted of schoolmates Shirley Owens, Doris Coley, Addie "Micki" Harris, and Beverly Lee. ...more

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Monster Magnet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Monster Magnet Rock music, Space rock, Grunge Monster Magnet is an American stoner rock band. Hailing from Red Bank, New Jersey, the group was founded by Dave Wyndorf, John McBain and Tim Cronin. The band first went by the names "Dog ...more

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Saves the Day is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Saves the Day Pop punk, Rock music, Emo Saves the Day is an American emo band from Princeton, New Jersey, formed in 1994. The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Chris Conley, guitarist Arun Bali, bassist Rodrigo Palma, and ...more

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Yo La Tengo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Yo La Tengo Noise rock, Shoegazing, Experimental rock Yo La Tengo is an American indie rock band formed in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1984. Since 1992, the lineup has consisted of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James McNew. Despite achieving limited ...more

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Catch 22 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Catch 22 Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska Catch 22 is an American ska punk band from East Brunswick Township, New Jersey. The band was formed in 1996 by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Tomas Kalnoky, who left the band in 1998 and later ...more

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Adam Horovitz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Adam Horovitz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rap rock Adam Keefe Horovitz, better known as Ad-Rock or King Ad-Rock, is an American musician, guitarist, rapper, producer, and actor. He is best known as a member of the hip hop group the Beastie Boys. ...more

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Senses Fail is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Senses Fail Pop punk, Rock music, Emo Senses Fail is an American post-hardcore band from River Vale, New Jersey, Formed in 2002, the line up initially consisted of James "Buddy" Nielsen, Dan Trapp, Dave Miller, Garrett ...more

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Chino XL is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Chino XL Hip hop music Derek Keith Barbosa, better known by his stage name Chino XL, is an American rapper and actor, known for his technically accomplished style, consisting of self-consciously over-the-top ...more

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Symphony X is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Symphony X Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal Symphony X is an American progressive metal band from Middletown, New Jersey. Founded in 1994, the band consists of guitarist Michael Romeo, keyboardist Michael Pinnella, drummer Jason Rullo, ...more

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Streetlight Manifesto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Streetlight Manifesto Ska punk, Third-wave of ska, Ska Streetlight Manifesto is an American ska punk band from New Brunswick, New Jersey formed in 2002. They released their first album, Everything Goes Numb, which was distributed by Victory Records, ...more

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The Smithereens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
The Smithereens Jangle pop, Rock music, Pop rock The Smithereens are an American rock band from Carteret, New Jersey, United States. The group formed in 1980 with members Pat DiNizio, Jim Babjak, Mike Mesaros, and Dennis Diken. This lineup ...more

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Vitamin C is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Vitamin C Synthpop, Pop music, Rhythm and blues Colleen Fitzpatrick is an actress.

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Thursday is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Jersey
Thursday Rock music, Emo, New Prog Thursday was an American post-hardcore band, formed in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1997. The band composed of Geoff Rickly, Tom Keeley, Steve Pedulla, Tim Payne, Andrew Everding, and Tucker ...more