Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Queens

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List of Queens bands, listed by their level of fame. This Queens musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Queens bands are included, as well as many Queens musicians of underground status. This list of Queens 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 Queens 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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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
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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LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
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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Nas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
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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Run–D.M.C. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
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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Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
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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Simon and Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. They are best known for achieving commercial and critical success in the ...more

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Paul Stanley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock Stanley Bert Eisen, better known by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American hard rock guitarist, singer, and painter, best known for being the frontman of the rock band Kiss. He is the ...more

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Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Popular music, Pop music, Rock music Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & ...more

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Mobb Deep is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop Mobb Deep is an American hip hop duo from Queensbridge, Queens, New York, U.S., that consists of Havoc and Prodigy. The duo is "one of the most critically acclaimed hardcore East Coast ...more

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Kool G Rap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop Nathaniel Thomas Wilson, better known by his stage name Kool G Rap is an American rapper. He hails from the Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City. He began his career in the mid-1980s as ...more

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Ja Rule is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music Jeffrey Atkins, better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper, singer, and actor from Queens, New York. Born in Hollis, Queens, he debuted in 1999 with Venni Vetti Vecci and its ...more

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Emmure is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Nu metal, Deathcore, Mathcore Emmure is an American metalcore band formed in 2003. Originally based in New Fairfield, Connecticut, but now residing in Queens, New York, the group has a total of seven releases. With their two ...more

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Walter Becker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Jazz Walter Carl Becker is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as the co-founder, guitarist, bassist and co-songwriter of Steely Dan. Becker met future songwriting ...more

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Pharoahe Monch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop Troy Donald Jamerson, better known by his stage name Pharoahe Monch is a rapper from Queens, New York City. He is known for his complex lyrics, complex delivery, and internal and multisyllabic ...more

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Onyx is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop Onyx is an American hardcore hip hop group from South Jamaica, Queens, New York. The group is composed of East Coast rappers Sticky Fingaz, Fredro Starr and Sonny Seeza. The late Big DS was also ...more

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Havoc is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music Kejuan Muchita, better known by his stage name Havoc, is an American rapper, record producer and one half of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep with Prodigy.

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3rd Bass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music 3rd Bass was an American hip-hop group that rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and was notable for being one of the first successful interracial hip-hop groups. They split up in ...more

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N.O.R.E. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Reggaeton Victor Santiago, Jr., best known by his stage names Noreaga and N.O.R.E., is an American hip hop and reggaeton recording artist from Queens, New York City. Santiago first rose to prominence as ...more

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Roxanne Shanté is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music Roxanne Shanté is an American hip hop musician. Born and raised in the Queensbridge Projects of Queens, New York City, Shanté first gained attention through the Roxanne Wars and ...more

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Capone-N-Noreaga is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop Capone-N-Noreaga is an American hip hop duo formed in 1995, from Queens, New York City, New York. The duo is composed of East Coast rappers Capone and Noreaga.

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Kelly Price is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B Kelly Cherelle Price is a seven-time Grammy-nominated American R&B singer and songwriter, formerly on the Def Soul label.

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Marley Marl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music Marlon Williams, better known as Marley Marl, is an American DJ and record producer.

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Kevin Shields is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Shoegazing, Alternative rock, Noise pop Kevin Patrick Shields is an Irish musician, singer-songwriter, composer and producer, best known as the vocalist and guitarist of the alternative rock band My Bloody Valentine. As a teenager, ...more

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Organized Konfusion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop Organized Konfusion is an alternative hip hop duo from Queens, New York. Though not commercially popular, the duo was one of the most respected and acclaimed underground hip hop acts of the ...more

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Bravehearts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music Bravehearts are an East Coast hip hop group from the Queensbridge housing projects in New York City. The group's roster originally included Jungle, Wiz, and Horse. Horse left the group in 2002, ...more

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Sick of It All is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Crossover thrash, Metalcore, New York hardcore Sick of It All is an American hardcore punk band, formed in 1986 in Queens, New York. The band's current lineup consists of brothers Lou Koller on vocals and Pete Koller on lead guitar, Craig ...more

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Akinyele is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop Akinyele Adams, better known by the mononym Akinyele, is an American MC who recorded in the 1990s and early 2000s, known for his sexually explicit lyrics, including his 1996 underground radio ...more

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Gregory Raposo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Pop music, Rock music Gregory Frank "Greg" Raposo is an American rock'n'roll singer and actor. Raposo initially came to fame in the early 2000s as a member of the boy band Dream Street, but has subsequently ...more

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Zoot Sims is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Cool jazz, Big band, Jazz John Haley "Zoot" Sims was an American jazz saxophonist, playing mainly tenor and soprano.

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Antoinette is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Rap music Antoinette is an American rapper from The Bronx, New York, who released two albums, during the late 1980s and early 1990s. She made her first appearance on the producer Hurby Azor's 1987 ...more

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Bayside is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo Bayside is an American punk rock band from Queens which formed in the winter of 2000. The band has released six full length albums, four for Victory Records, one on Wind-Up Records, and one on ...more

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Apani B is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Rap music Apani B Fly is an American hip hop emcee. In 1996 her first 12-inch single, “Estragen,” was independently released and shortly followed up by several high-profile guest appearances on projects ...more

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Wynter Gordon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop Diana Eve Paris Gordon, better known by her stage name Wynter Gordon, is an American singer-songwriter. She began as a writer for other artists, later signing with Atlantic Records where she ...more

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Cold Chillin' Juice Crew is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop The Juice Crew was a hip hop collective of largely Queensbridge-based artists in the mid- to late-1980s. Founded by producer Marley Marl and radio DJ Mr. Magic and housed by Tyrone William's ...more

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DJ Muggs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues Lawrence Muggerud, better known by his stage name DJ Muggs, is Cypress Hill's DJ and producer. He also produced tracks for Funkdoobiest, House of Pain, Dizzee Rascal, U2, Depeche Mode and more. ...more

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Intelligent Hoodlum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Mafioso rap Percy Chapman IV, known by his stage name Tragedy Khadafi, and formerly known as Intelligent Hoodlum, is an American rapper and producer who hails from the Queensbridge Housing Projects in ...more

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Big Noyd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music TaJuan Perry, better known as Big Noyd, is an American emcee from the Queensbridge projects in the New York City borough of Queens. He is closely affiliated with Mobb Deep, and he is featured on ...more

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DJ Clue is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues Ernesto Shaw better known as DJ Clue?, is an American DJ, record producer, and radio personality.

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Flavor Flav is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music William Jonathan Drayton Jr., better known by his stage name Flavor Flav, is an American musician, rapper, actor, television personality, and comedian who rose to prominence as a member of the ...more

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The Fleshtones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
New Wave, Rock music, Garage rock The Fleshtones are an American garage rock band from Queens, New York formed in 1976.

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Darryl McDaniels is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, East Coast hip hop Darryl "D.M.C." Matthews McDaniels is an American musician. He is one of the pioneers of hip hop culture and founding members of the hip hop group Run–D.M.C.

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Nina Sky is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Dance-pop, Reggae Nina Sky is an American R&B duo composed of identical twins Nicole and Natalie Albino. Their debut single "Move Ya Body" in 2004 was a success, reaching number 4 on the Billboard

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Cormega is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop Cory McKay, better known by his stage name Cormega often abbreviated to Mega, is an American rapper from Queens, New York.

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Sha Money XL is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rhythm and blues Michael Clervoix, professionally known as Sha Money XL, is an American record producer from Jamaica, Queens, New York. Clervoix is perhaps best known for helping bring Queens-bred rapper 50 ...more

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Grafh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap Grafh, born Philip Bernard, is an American rapper from the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, New York. He has released a collection of mixtapes and an album, Autografh, which was released through ...more

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Sworn Enemy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal Sworn Enemy is a hardcore band from New York City.

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Lost Boyz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music Lost Boyz is a hip hop group from South Jamaica, Queens, New York City. The original group members were lead MC Mr. Cheeks, backup MC and promoter Freaky Tah, DJ Spigg Nice and Pretty Lou.

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Jay & The Americans is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Blue-eyed soul, Rock music Jay and the Americans were a pop music group popular in the 1960s. Their initial lineup consisted of John "Jay" Traynor, Howard Kane, Kenny Vance and Sandy Deanne, though their ...more

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Billy Werner is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
World, Emo, Black metal Billy Werner was the lead singer for Hot Cross. Previously, he was the lead singer/songwriter for Saetia throughout the band's lifespan.

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Reagan Youth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Anarcho-punk, Punk rock, Hardcore punk Reagan Youth is an American punk rock band formed by singer Dave Rubinstein and guitarist Paul Bakija in Queens, New York in early 1980. They are known for introducing the style of hardcore punk ...more