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–DMC is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Queens
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop
Run-DMC was an American hip hop group from Hollis, Queens, New York, founded in 1981 by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell. Run-DMC is widely acknowledged as one of the most ...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 group is best known for its dark delivery as exemplified by the single ...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