The best groups/ bands/ artists/ musicians/ composers

My opinion on the best ones. What I like. No particular order, i will probably add more.
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1.
Marilyn Manson
Soundtrack, The Matrix
Marilyn Manson was born Brian Hugh Warner on January 5, 1969 in Canton, Ohio, to Barbara Jo (Wyer) and Hugh Angus Warner. He has German and English ancestry. During his childhood, one of his neighbors molested him several times until the young Brian broke down one day and told his mother what happened...
“ Also the band as well.

Musician, artist, designer, director, poet, writer, entertainer and composer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
2.
Demi Lovato
Born in 1992 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Demi Lovato started out as a child actor on Barney & Friends. In 2007, Demi Lovato got a part on a short Disney Channel show called As the Bell Rings, and then she landed the starring role of the movie Camp Rock. While filming Camp Rock, Demi Lovato began also recording three songs for the film's soundtrack and has had several solo releases since...
“ Singer, songwriter and actress ” - amanda_mauno
 
3.
Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada on September 27, 1984, to Judith-Rosanne (Loshaw) and Jean-Claude Joseph Lavigne. She is of French-Canadian (father) and English, Scottish, and German (mother) descent. At 16, she moved to Manhattan and began work on her debut album. She dropped out of high school after the 11th grade when she secured a record deal...
“ Singer/ songwriter. ” - amanda_mauno
 
4.
Emily Osment
Emily Jordan Osment was born in Los Angeles on March 10th, 1992. She is the younger sister of The Sixth Sense star, Haley Joel Osment. Her father is also an actor of some renown. Following in their footsteps, Emily started her acting career performing in several commercials, including a radio spot with Dick Van Dyke...
“ Singer, songwriter and actress ” - amanda_mauno
 
5.
Mick Jagger
Soundtrack, The Departed
Michael Philip Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent on 26th July 1943. When he was 4 he met Keith Richards until they went into secondary schools and lost touch. But one day in 1960 they accidentally met on the Dartford train line and both realized that they had an interest in rock n roll combined with blues...
“ Rolling Stones ” - amanda_mauno
 
6.
Keith Richards
Keith Richards is an internationally recognized iconic figure in contemporary culture and popular music as a singer, guitar player, songwriter, film actor, and public figure. He was voted 10th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine, and was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989...
“ Rolling Stones ” - amanda_mauno
 
7.
Freddie Mercury
Soundtrack, Metropolis
Freddie Mercury was born on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, from 1955 til 1963. In 1964 Freddie and his family flew to England. Freddie was very delighted to come to England. In 1966 he started his education at the Ealing College of Art...
“ Actually the band in general. ” - amanda_mauno
 
8.
“ Singer/ songwriter. ” - amanda_mauno
 
9.
“ Singer/ songwriter. ” - amanda_mauno
 
10.
“ the band. ” - amanda_mauno
 
11.
Patrick Doyle
Actor, Brave
Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer. His first film score, the acclaimed adaptation of "Henry V" with Kenneth Branagh for Renaissance films was scored in 1989. He has subsequently worked with Kenneth Branagh, a long time collaborator on numerous pictures including "Dead Again", "Much Ado About Nothing", "Frankenstein" and "Hamlet"...
“ Composer ” - amanda_mauno
 
12.
“ The Japanese pop duo. ” - amanda_mauno
 
13.
“ Singer, songwriter and composer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
14.
“ Composer ” - amanda_mauno
 
15.
Bis
Soundtrack, Bring It On
“ The scottish indie rock band. ” - amanda_mauno
 
16.
“ Composer ” - amanda_mauno
 
17.
“ The pop duo AKA 78Violet ” - amanda_mauno
 
18.
Ashlee Simpson
Actress, Freaky Friday
Ashlee Nicolle Simpson was born on October 3, 1984 in Waco, Texas, to Tina Ann (Drew) and Joe Truett Simpson, a psychologist and Baptist youth minister. Ashlee started dancing at the age of 4 and by the time she was 11 enjoyed the status of being the youngest person ever admitted to the prestigious School of American Ballet...
“ Singer, songwriter and actress ” - amanda_mauno
 
19.
“ Video game Composer ” - amanda_mauno
 
20.
Billy Boyd
Billy Boyd was born in 1968 in Glasgow, Scotland, to Mary and William Boyd. The talented young boy, inspired by Star Wars to try acting, got his first taste of it in his school's production of Oliver Twist when he was 10. Boyd's parents were extremely supportive, driving over two hours to get him to the performances...
“ His band Beecake ” - amanda_mauno
 
21.
David Arnold
Music Department, Stargate SG-1
“ Composer ” - amanda_mauno
 
22.
John Williams
As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar nominations (five wins)...
“ Composer ” - amanda_mauno
 
23.
Elton John
Music Department, The Lion King
Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (unsuccessfully) as lead singer for the progressive rock bands King Crimson and Gentle Giant...
“ Musician and entertainer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
24.
Britney Spears
Soundtrack, Bridesmaids
Britney Jean Spears was born in McComb (Mississippi) and raised in rural Louisiana (Kentwood) to Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears. As a child, Britney attended dance classes, and she was great at gymnastics, winning many competitions and the like. But, most of all, Britney loved to sing. At age 8...
“ Singer, entertainer, songwriter and actress. ” - amanda_mauno
 
25.
Lily Allen
Soundtrack, Knocked Up
“ Musican and actress. ” - amanda_mauno
 
26.
Jeremy Soule
A native of Keokuk, Iowa, Jeremy Soule began life as a passionate composer of symphonic music at a very early age. Since the age of five, Soule took an intense interest in the symphony orchestra. "The Orchestra is the ultimate instrument. I find that it has the ability to define nearly every human emotion in existence" stated Soule from his Cascadian studio in the Great Northwest of America...
“ Video game composer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
27.
“ Composer ” - amanda_mauno
 
28.
Harry Gregson-Williams
Composer, Shrek
Harry Gregson-Williams is a composer. He was the composer on all four installments of the blockbuster Shrek franchise; garnered a BAFTA nomination for the score for the first Shrek; and received Golden Globe and Grammy Award nominations for his score to Andrew Adamson's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion...
“ Composer ” - amanda_mauno
 
29.
Hans Zimmer
German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV (August 1, 1981)...
“ Composer ” - amanda_mauno
 
30.
“ Muiscian and entertainer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
31.
Eric Serra
Music Department, The Fifth Element
Eric Serra was born on September 9th, 1959 near Paris in France. His mother died when he was only 7 years old. His father, Claude Serra was a well-know songwriter in France in late 50s and 60s. Serra began to learn play the guitar at 11 years old and became a professional musician for Mory Kante;, Didier Lockwood and Michel Murty at 15 years old...
“ Composer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
32.
James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard attended the University of Southern California's music school, but dropped out to tour with Elton John, and eventually compose music for film and television. He started with Head Office in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, record producer, conductor, keyboardist, and film composer.
“ Composer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
33.
“ Composer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
34.
Kesha
Soundtrack, Neighbors
“ Singer/ songwriter and entertainer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
35.
“ Composer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
36.
Miriam Stockley
Music Department, Beloved
Miriam Stockley was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She began singing at the age of 11 when she formed a duo with her sister Avryl. Shortly after this she was asked by a local building society to perform a short piece of music for a commercial. This started her singing career and at the age of 18 she moved to London...
“ Singer/ songwriter. ” - amanda_mauno
 
37.
“ The band. ” - amanda_mauno
 
38.
“ Composer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
39.
Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor is an American songwriter/musician/producer and sole member of multi-platinum act Nine Inch Nails, and now an Academy Award winning film composer. He began creating music as a child in Western Pennsylvania, first on piano and then taking up other instruments. He eventually moved to Cleveland...
“ Musician. ” - amanda_mauno
 
40.
Snoop Dogg
Actor, Turbo
Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, to Beverly (Tate) and Vernell Varnado, who was a mail carrier and singer. His parents were both originally from Mississippi. He got his name from his mother, who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. Snoop is known primarily for his achievements in the music industry...
“ Rapper/ artist. ” - amanda_mauno
 
41.
Sugar Ray
Soundtrack, Scream 2
“ Boyband. ” - amanda_mauno
 
42.
Taylor Swift
Soundtrack, The Hunger Games
Taylor Swift is a multi-Grammy award-winning American singer/songwriter who, in 2010 at the age of 20, became the youngest artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In 2011 Swift was named Billboard's Woman of the Year. She also has been named the American Music Awards Artist of the Year...
“ Musician ” - amanda_mauno
 
43.
“ Musician and actress ” - amanda_mauno
 
44.
Selena Gomez
Selena Marie Gomez was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, to Mandy Teefey, who is of part Italian descent, and Ricardo Gomez, who is of Mexican descent and originally from New Mexico. Her parents divorced in 1997. Giving birth to Selena at 16, her mom Mandy recalls living "paycheck-to-paycheck"...
“ and The Scene ” - amanda_mauno
 
45.
Miley Cyrus
Actress, Bolt
Miley Cyrus was born in Franklin, Tennessee, the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife, Letitia Jean "Tish" (Finley). She has 5 siblings - two half-brothers, a half-sister and a younger brother and sister. Her birth name is Destiny Hope, given to her by her parents who hoped she would achieve greatness...
“ Singer, songwriter, entertainer and actress. ” - amanda_mauno
 
46.
“ Singer, songwriter. ” - amanda_mauno
 
47.
Kate Alexa
Music Department, H2O: Just Add Water
“ Singer ” - amanda_mauno
 
48.
Gerran Howell
Gerran Howell is a Welsh actor. He is best known for playing Vladimir Dracula in Young Dracula, a CBBC television series that aired between 2006 - 2012. He took time to study at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2011, going on to continue another series of Young Dracula and various other BBC shows including 'Some girls' as Ryan and Kitto in John Boormans Queen and country
“ Actor and musician. ” - amanda_mauno
 
49.
Indiana Evans
Actress, Home and Away
Indiana Rose Evans born 27 July 1990 is an Australian actress and singer-songwriter, best known for her roles in Home and Away as Matilda Hunter, H2O: Just Add Water as Bella Hartley, and Blue Lagoon: The Awakening as Emmaline Robinson. Evans had an interest in performing since the age of five, when she would perform for family and friends...
“ Actress and singer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
50.
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer. Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, to Cynthia Louise (Bissett) and Joseph Anthony Germanotta, Jr., an internet entrepreneur. Her father is of Italian descent...
“ Singer, songwriter and entertainer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
51.
Stevie Wonder
Soundtrack, Die Hard
Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan, United States, to Calvin Judkins and Lula Mae Hardaway. Due to being born six weeks premature, Stevie Wonder was born with a condition called retinopathy of prematurity, which made him blind. Stevie Wonder, even with this disability, made his landmark to be a pioneer and innovator in the music industry...
“ Musician ” - amanda_mauno
 
52.
Madonna
The remarkable, hyper-ambitious Material Girl who never stops reinventing herself, Madonna is a seven-time Grammy Award-winner who has sold over three hundred million records and CDs to adoring fans worldwide. Her film career, however, is another story. Her performances have consistently drawn scathing or laughable reviews from film critics...
“ Singer, songwriter, entertainer, actress, fasion desigenr, director and entrepeneur. ” - amanda_mauno
 
53.
Kate Bush
Soundtrack, The Golden Compass
Kate Bush began playing piano at a young age and, by her mid-teens, had composed over 200 songs. Her talent caught the notice of David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd) who assisted in arranging her contract with EMI. The first song she released, "Wuthering Heights", soared to #1 in England in 1978. Since then...
“ Singer and actress ” - amanda_mauno
 
54.
David Newman
Composer, Ice Age
In his 25 year career, David Newman has scored over 100 films, ranging from War of the Roses, Matilda, Bowfinger and Heathers, to the more recent The Spirit, Serenity, and Alvin and the Chipmonks: The Squeakuel. Newman's music has brought to life the critically acclaimed dramas Brokedown Palace and Hoffa; top-grossing comedies Norbit...
“ Composer ” - amanda_mauno
 
55.
“ Former hip-hop/ r'n'b group. ” - amanda_mauno
 
56.
“ Band. ” - amanda_mauno
 
57.
Randy Newman
Music Department, Toy Story 3
“ Musician. ” - amanda_mauno
 
58.
MXPX
Soundtrack, Scooby-Doo
MxPx (Magnified Plaid) are a pop-punk band and they were formed sometime in 1992 in Bremerton, Washington by three 15-year-old students from high school, Mike Herrera (vocals, bass), Andy Husted (guitars) and Yuri Ruley (drums). The band was signed to Tooth & Nail Records in 1993 when MxPx played a "showcase" for the label in Herrera's parents' garage...
“ Punk band. ” - amanda_mauno
 
59.
Sydney White
Actress, Young Dracula
Not many 12 year old are described as "definitely a star in the making" by the London Times but Sydney White is no ordinary girl. She's already starred in hit shows such as Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Woman In White, appeared in front of audiences of up to 44,000 and performed alongside legends including Tina Turner...
“ Actress and singer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
60.
Danny Elfman
Music Department, Corpse Bride
As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's directorial debut...
“ Composer ” - amanda_mauno
 
61.
Jamie Christopherson
Whether it be writing evocative orchestral music, recording world instruments on location in exotic places or programming cutting-edge modern synths, multi-award-winning composer Jamie Christopherson has built a reputation for consistently delivering unique, fresh and unexpected scores. He constantly experiments with new ways to create music that gets to the heart of a project...
“ video game composer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
62.
Phil Collins
Music Department, Tarzan
Phil Collins was born in Chiswick, London, England, to Winifred (Strange), a theatrical agent, Greville Philip Austin Collins, an insurance agent. He spent most of his early entertainment life as a young actor and model. He played the "Artful Dodger" in the West End production of "Oliver!" alongside the future movie screen "Artful Dodger," Jack Wild...
“ Musician and entertainer. ” - amanda_mauno
 
63.
Colin Towns
Composer, Doc Martin
British composer Colin Towns is "one of the country's most prolific score writers for big and small screen" (quote: Financial Times). He not only writes for television drama and feature film but also for animation, documentary, adverts, idents and theatre. He also writes and arranges for numerous big bands across Europe, subsequently recording, touring and releasing his work...
“ Composer ” - amanda_mauno