Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from New York

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

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery ...more

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. She initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and ...more

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap
Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in ...more

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul
Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record ...more

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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap
Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, entrepreneur investor and actor from New York City. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the ...more

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Kiss is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. Well known for its members' face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to ...more

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Patti Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk
Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 ...more

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Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop
Beastie Boys were an American hip hop band from New York City, formed in 1981. For the majority of its career, the group consisted of Michael "Mike D" Diamond, Adam "MCA" ...more

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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word
Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. After serving as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, his solo career ...more

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LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop
James Todd Smith, better known as LL Cool J, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor. He is known for pioneering hip-hop tracks such as "I Can't Live Without My Radio", ...more

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Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal
Patricia Mae Andrzejewski, known professionally as Pat Benatar, is an American singer-songwriter and four-time Grammy Award winner. She is a mezzo-soprano. She has had considerable commercial ...more

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop
Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, author, fashion designer, dancer, producer, and singer. She became interested in pursuing a career in the ...more

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Norah Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion
Geetali Norah Jones Shankar, widely known as Norah Jones, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actress. She is a daughter of an American, Sue Jones, and Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi ...more

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Nas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known as Nas, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. Since 1994, Nas has released eight ...more

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Ramones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Pop punk, Rock music, Classic Punk
The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974. They are often cited as the first band to define the punk rock sound. ...more

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Sonic Youth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Noise rock, Rock music, No wave
Sonic Youth was an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1981. Their most recent lineup consisted of Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley and Mark Ibold. In their ...more

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Run–D.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop
Run–D.M.C. is an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jam Master Jay. The group is widely acknowledged as one of the ...more

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Dance-punk, Rock music, Garage punk
Yeah Yeah Yeahs are an American indie rock band formed in New York City in 2000. The group is composed of vocalist and pianist Karen O, guitarist and keyboardist Nick Zinner, and drummer Brian ...more

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Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music
Yasiin Bey, better known by his former stage name Mos Def, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, and activist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. Best known for his music, Mos Def ...more

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Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop
Kimberly Denise Jones known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, living much of her ...more

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Public Enemy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop
Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, The S1W group, Khari Wynn and Professor Griff. Formed in Long Island, New York in 1982, they are known for ...more

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Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop
Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, known by her stage name Lana Del Rey and former stage name "Lizzy Grant", is an American singer-songwriter. Del Rey started songwriting at the age of 18 and ...more

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Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music
Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper is an American singer, songwriter, actress. Lauper has sold over 50 million albums and 20 million singles. She has won awards at the Grammys, Emmys, Tonys, the New ...more

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Steely Dan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues
Steely Dan is an American jazz rock band founded by core members Walter Becker and Donald Fagen. The band's popularity peaked in the late 1970s, and their seven albums over that period of time ...more

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The Strokes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from New York
Garage rock, Power pop, Alternative rock
The Strokes are an American rock band formed in New York City in 1998, consisting of Julian Casablancas, Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond, Jr., Nikolai Fraiture and Fabrizio Moretti. Upon the ...more