Mercury Records Artists

Mercury Records artists

  • 10cc 10cc
    10cc are an English rock band founded in Stockport who achieved their greatest commercial success in the 1970s.
  • Albert Ammons Albert Ammons
    Albert Clifton Ammons was an American pianist and player of boogie-woogie, a bluesy jazz style popular from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s.
  • Alexander Brothers (American musicians)
    The Alexander Brothers were an American pop music duo who achieved minor success as Mercury Records artists in the early 1950s. Their recording of "Goodnight Irene" charted briefly in September 1950.
  • Alfred Newman (composer)
    Alfred Newman was an American composer, arranger, and conductor of film music. From his start as a music prodigy, he came to be regarded as a respected figure in the history of film music. He won nine Academy Awards and was nominated forty-three times.
  • Alisha's Attic Alisha's Attic
    Alisha's Attic were an English duo group of the 1990s and early 2000s. The two members were sisters Shelly McErlaine and Karen Poole, born in Barking and Chadwell Heath respectively. Their father is Brian Poole of 1960s group Brian Poole and the Tremeloes.
  • American Authors American Authors
    American Authors is an American rock band based in New York City currently signed to Island Records. It currently consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Zac Barnett, lead guitarist and banjoist James Adam Shelley, bassist Dave Rublin, and drummer Matt Sanchez.
  • Anastacia Anastacia
    Anastacia Lyn Newkirk is an American singer-songwriter, producer and former dancer. She is best known for her electric pop music of the early 2000s which had a significant impact in Europe and Oceania.
  • Andrew W.K. Andrew W.K.
    Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier, better known by his stagename Andrew W.K., is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, entertainer, motivational speaker, and music producer. As a musician, he is known for his singles "Party Hard" and "We Want Fun".
  • Angela Winbush
    Angela Lisa Winbush is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter who rose to fame first in the 1980s R&B duo René & Angela, also scoring hits as a solo artist. To date, Winbush has sold over ten million albums and singles worldwide.
  • Anthony Smith (singer) Anthony Smith (singer)
    Ralph Anthony Smith is a country music singer, songwriter and record producer. As a recording artist, Smith's debut album, If That Ain't Country, on Mercury Records Nashville. Produced three Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts.
  • Art Farmer Art Farmer
    Arthur Stewart Farmer was an American jazz trumpeter and flugelhorn player. He also played flumpet, a trumpet–flugelhorn combination specially designed for him. He and his identical twin brother, double bassist Addison Farmer, started playing professionally while in high school.
  • Bachman-Turner Overdrive Bachman-Turner Overdrive
    Bachman–Turner Overdrive is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that had a series of hit albums and singles in the 1970s, selling over 7 million albums in that decade alone. Their 1970s catalogue included five Top 40 albums and six US Top 40 singles.
  • Barry Gordon Barry Gordon
    Barry Gordon is an American film, television and voice actor and political talk show host and producer. He was the longest-serving president of the Screen Actors Guild, having served from 1988 to 1995.
  • Barry White Barry White
    Barry White, was an American singer, songwriter and composer.
  • Beau Sia
    Beau Sia is an American slam poet.
  • Bennie Maupin Bennie Maupin
    Bennie Maupin is a Detroit Michigan jazz multireedist. He performs on various saxophones, flute and bass clarinet.
  • Benny Barnes (singer)
    Benjamin Milam "Benny" Barnes, Jr. was an American country music singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known for his 1956 hit "Poor Man's Riches".
  • Big Country Big Country
    Big Country is a Scottish rock band formed in Dunfermline, Fife, in 1981.
  • Bill Carlisle Bill Carlisle
    William Toliver Carlisle, known as Bill Carlisle or Jumpin' Bill" Carlisle, was an American country music singer, songwriter, comedian, and guitarist popular in the late 1940s and 1950s but who influenced the genre for more than 50 years. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • Bill Kenny (singer)
    William Francis Kenny Jr., known professionally as Bill Kenny, was a pioneering African American tenor vocalist with a wide vocal range spanning four octaves.
  • Billy Crash Craddock Billy "Crash" Craddock
    Billy "Crash" Craddock is an American country and rockabilly singer. He first gained popularity in Australia in the 1950s with a string of rockabilly hits, including the Australian number one hit "Boom Boom Baby".
  • Billy Currington Billy Currington
    William Matthew "Billy" Currington is an American country music singer and songwriter, signed to Mercury Nashville Records in 2003. He has released six studio albums for the label: Billy Currington, Doin' Somethin' Right, Little Bit of Everything, Enjoy Yourself, We Are Tonight, and Summer Forever.
  • Billy Daniels Billy Daniels
    William Boone Daniels, better known as Billy Daniels, was an African American singer active in the United States and Europe from the mid-1930s to 1988, notable for his hit recording of "That Old Black Magic" and his pioneering performances on early 1950s television.
  • Billy Eckstine Billy Eckstine
    William Clarence Eckstine was an American jazz and pop singer, and a bandleader of the swing era. He was noted for his rich, resonant, almost operatic bass-baritone voice. Eckstine's recording of "I Apologize" was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.
  • Billy Falcon Billy Falcon
    Billy Falcon is an American musician, composer and music producer from Rosedale, New York. He released rock albums throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, as well as appearing on The Way International's "High Country Caravan".
  • Billy Lee Riley Billy Lee Riley
    Billy Lee Riley was an American rockabilly musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer. His most memorable recordings included "Rock with Me Baby" and "Red Hot".
  • Billy Ray Cyrus Billy Ray Cyrus
    William Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter and actor.
  • Billy Rich Billy Rich
    Eddie Wilbur Rich is an American electric bassist and blues musician. He is known for his association with Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miles, and especially with Taj Mahal. He has been the bassist in Taj Mahal's Trio since 1972. Rich was born in Omaha, Nebraska and is based out of Denver, Colorado.
  • Billy Taylor Billy Taylor
    William "Billy" Taylor was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator.
  • Black 47 Black 47
    Black 47 were a New York City based celtic rock band with Irish Republican sympathies, whose music also shows influence from reggae, hip hop, folk and jazz.
  • Black Sheep (duo)
    Black Sheep was a hip hop duo from Queens, New York, composed of Andres "Dres" Titus and William "Mista Lawnge" McLean. The duo was from New York but met as teenagers in Sanford, North Carolina, where both of their families relocated.
  • Blahzay Blahzay
    Blahzay Blahzay is an East Coast hip hop group from Brooklyn, New York, composed of DJ P.F. Cuttin' and rapper Outloud. The group released only one album, 1996's Blah Blah Blah. The album contains the group's most successful single, Danger, which peaked at #46 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • Blues Magoos Blues Magoos
    The Blues Magoos are an American rock group from The Bronx, New York, United States. They were at the forefront of the psychedelic music trend, beginning in 1966. They are best known for the hit song "Nothin' Yet".
  • Bobby Hendricks
    Bobby Hendricks is an American R&B singer who charted two hits in the late 1950s. Hendricks was a member of The Swallows, The Flyers, and sang lead with The Drifters before becoming a successful solo act.
  • Bon Jovi Bon Jovi
    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 keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, lead guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald.
  • Brian Downey (drummer) Brian Downey (drummer)
    Brian Michael Downey is an Irish drummer, best known as the drummer and a founding member of the rock band Thin Lizzy. Along with Phil Lynott, Downey was the only constant member of the hard rock group until their break-up in 1983. Downey also co-wrote several Thin Lizzy songs.
  • Brian McComas
    Brian McComas is an American country music artist. Originally signed to Mercury Nashville Records in 2001, McComas charted two minor singles in 2001 and 2002.
  • Brook Benton Brook Benton
    Brook Benton, born Benjamin Franklin Peay, was an American singer and songwriter who was popular with rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and pop music audiences during the late 1950s and early 1960s, when he scored hits such as "It's Just a Matter of Time" and "Endlessly", many of which he co-wrote.
  • Bruce Fisher
    Bruce Fisher is an American songwriter, record producer, playwright best known for his collaborations with Billy Preston. Fisher's best-known songs include "You Are So Beautiful", "Will It Go Round In Circles", and "Nothing from Nothing", all co-written with Preston before 1973.
  • Bryan Adams Bryan Adams
    Bryan Guy Adams, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.
  • Buddy Emmons
    Buddy Gene Emmons was an American musician who is widely regarded as the world's foremost pedal steel guitarist of his day. He was inducted into the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 1981.
  • Buddy Johnson
    Woodrow Wilson "Buddy" Johnson was an American jazz and New York blues pianist and bandleader, active from the 1930s through the 1960s. His songs were often performed by his sister Ella Johnson, most notably "Since I Fell for You", which became a jazz standard.
  • Buddy Miles Buddy Miles
    George Allen "Buddy" Miles Jr., was an American rock drummer, vocalist, composer, and producer. He was a founding member of The Electric Flag, a member of Jimi Hendrix's Band of Gypsys, founder and leader of the Buddy Miles Express and later, the Buddy Miles Band.
  • Buddy Morrow Buddy Morrow
    Buddy Morrow was an American trombonist and bandleader. He is known for his mastery of the upper range which is evident on records such as "The Golden Trombone," as well as his ballad playing.
  • Buddy Rich Buddy Rich
    Bernard "Buddy" Rich was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Widely considered one of the most influential drummers of all time and known for his virtuoso technique, power, and speed, Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" during his career.
  • Buju Banton Buju Banton
    Buju Banton is a Jamaican dancehall, ragga, and reggae musician. He has recorded pop and dance songs, as well as songs dealing with sociopolitical topics.
  • Butch Baker
    Butch Baker is an American country music artist. He recorded for Mercury Records in the late 1980s, releasing multiple singles between 1984 and 1990, as well as the album We Will. His highest-peaking single, "That's What Her Memory Is For", peaked at No. 41 on the U.S. country charts in 1986.
  • Canaan Smith Canaan Smith
    Canaan Lee Smith is an American country music singer-songwriter signed with Mercury Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc. His debut single, "We Got Us" was released January 24, 2012. His second single, "Love You Like That", was released on July 21, 2014.
  • Captain Beefheart Captain Beefheart
    Don Van Vliet was an American singer, songwriter, musician and artist best known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work was conducted with a rotating ensemble of musicians called the Magic Band, with whom he recorded 13 studio albums.
  • Carl Perkins Carl Perkins
    Carl Lee Perkins was an American singer-songwriter who recorded most notably at the Sun Studio, in Memphis, Tennessee, beginning in 1954. His best-known song is "Blue Suede Shoes".
  • Cat Anderson Cat Anderson
    William Alonzo "Cat" Anderson was an American jazz trumpeter known for his long period as a member of Duke Ellington's orchestra and for his wide range, especially his playing in the higher registers.
  • Catherine Wheel Catherine Wheel
    Catherine Wheel were an English alternative rock band from Great Yarmouth. The band was active from 1990 to 2000, experiencing fluctuating levels of commercial success, and embarking on many lengthy tours.
  • Chance (band)
    Chance was an American country music group composed of Jeff Barosh, Mick Barosh, John Buckley, Jon Mulligan and Billy Hafer. The group recorded one album for Mercury Nashville in 1985 which included the Top 40 singles "To Be Lovers" and "She Told Me Yes."
  • Charles Aznavour Charles Aznavour
    Charles Aznavour, born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian is a French, later naturalised Armenian, singer, songwriter, actor, public activist and diplomat. Aznavour is known for his unique tenor voice: clear and ringing in its upper reaches, with gravelly and profound low notes.
  • Charles Earland Charles Earland
    Charles Earland was an American jazz organist.
  • Charles Mingus Charles Mingus
    Charles Mingus Jr. was an American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer and bandleader. His compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop, drawing heavily from black gospel music and blues, while sometimes containing elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music.
  • Chris Stapleton Chris Stapleton
    Christopher Alvin Stapleton is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
  • Chuck Berry Chuck Berry
    Charles Edward Anderson Berry was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
  • Chuck D Chuck D
    Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, known professionally as Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer. As the leader of the rap group Public Enemy, he helped create politically and socially conscious hip hop music in the mid-1980s.
  • Circle Jerks Circle Jerks
    Circle Jerks were an American hardcore punk band, formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, California. The group was founded by former Black Flag vocalist Keith Morris and Redd Kross guitarist Greg Hetson. They were among the preeminent hardcore punk bands of the LA scene in the late 1970s.
  • City Boy (band)
    City Boy were a moderately successful English rock band in the late 1970s, characterised by complex vocal arrangements and heavy guitars. The band consisted of Lol Mason, Steve Broughton, Max Thomas, Chris Dunn, Roger Kent, Mike Slamer, and Roy Ward. Their most popular songs were ""
  • Claude Gray Claude Gray
    Claude Gray is an American country music singer-songwriter and guitar picker best known for his 1960 hit "Family Bible," which has been covered by many different artists.
  • Cledus Maggard & the Citizen's Band
    Jay Huguely was a stage actor, advertising executive and television writer/executive who enjoyed a brief run of popularity as a novelty recording artist in the 1970s.
  • Clyde McCoy Clyde McCoy
    Clyde Lee McCoy, was an American jazz trumpeter whose popularity spanned seven decades. He is best remembered for his theme song, "Sugar Blues", written by Clarence Williams and Lucy Fletcher, and also as a co-founder of Down Beat magazine in 1935.
  • Clyde McPhatter Clyde McPhatter
    Clyde Lensley McPhatter was an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll singer. He was one of the most widely imitated R&B singers of the 1950s and early 1960s and was a key figure in the shaping of doo-wop and R&B.
  • Clyde Otis Clyde Otis
    Clyde Otis, born in Prentiss, Mississippi, United States, was an American songwriter and record producer, best known for his collaboration with singer Brook Benton, and for being one of the first African-American A&R executives at a major label.
  • Coldwater Jane
    Coldwater Jane is an American country music duo signed to Mercury Records Nashville. It is composed of Brandon Jane and Leah Crutchfield, who are sisters from Lucedale, Mississippi. The duo released its debut single, "Bring On the Love," to radio in early 2010.
  • Corbin/Hanner Corbin/Hanner
    Corbin/Hanner was an American country music group founded by Bob Corbin and David Hanner. They began as a five-piece band called the Corbin/Hanner Band in 1979. Corbin and Hanner served as lead vocalists and guitarists, with Al Snyder, Kip Paxton and Dave Freeland completing the lineup.
  • Count Basie Count Basie
    William James "Count" Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens.
  • Crystal Waters Crystal Waters
    Crystal Waters is an American house music & Dance singer and songwriter, best known for her 1990s dance hits "Gypsy Woman" and "100% Pure Love". In December 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 39th most successful dance artist of all-time.
  • Daisy Dern
    Daisy Dern is an American country music artist. Signed to Mercury Records in 2002, Dern released one single, "Gettin' Back to You", which charted on the Hot Country Songs charts. An album for Mercury was never released on the label, although she later released it independently.
  • Damita Jo DeBlanc
    Damita Jo DeBlanc, known professionally as Damita Jo, was an American actress, comedian, and lounge music performer.
  • Daniele Alexander
    Daniele Alexander is an American country music singer. She began her career as a teenager, performing jazz initially before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada to sing in casinos.
  • Darius Campbell Darius Campbell
    Darius Campbell, is a Platinum-selling Recording Artist, West End Leading Man, Film Producer, and Ambassador for The Prince's Trust.
  • Dave Dudley Dave Dudley
    Dave Dudley was an American country music singer best known for his truck-driving country anthems of the 1960s and 1970s and his semi-slurred bass. His signature song was "Six Days on the Road," and he is also remembered for "Vietnam Blues," "Truck Drivin' Son-of-a-Gun," and "Me and ol' C.B.".
  • David Bowie David Bowie
    David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades, acclaimed by critics and other musicians for his innovative work.
  • David Lynn Jones
    David Lynn Jones is an American country music singer-songwriter. Between 1987 and 1994, Jones released four studio albums. He also charted four singles on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. His highest charting single, "Bonnie Jean," peaked at number ten in 1987.
  • David Morales David Morales
    David Morales is an internationally acclaimed Grammy Award-winning American house music DJ and record producer. In addition to his production and DJ work, Morales is one of the most prolific remixers of all time, transforming many pop music songs into club-friendly dance tracks.
  • David Nail David Nail
    David Brent Nail is an American country music artist. In 2002, he debuted the single "Memphis" from an unreleased album for Mercury Records Nashville.
  • David Oliver (singer)
    David Oliver was a soul singer best known for the quiet storm single, "Ms" as well as his composition "Friends & Strangers", which was covered by Ronnie Laws in 1977. He also recorded the first version of the Cecil Womack song "Love TKO", releasing it as an album track on Here's To You in 1980.
  • David Sneddon David Sneddon
    David Sneddon is a Scottish singer, songwriter, musician and music producer of contemporary pop music. He took an unusual route into the music business via performing on stage and television and singing lead roles in stage musicals in Glasgow.
  • Davis Daniel
    Robert Andrykowski is an American country music artist who records under the name Davis Daniel. Between 1991 and 1996, he recorded three studio albums on various divisions of Mercury Records: 1991's Fighting Fire with Fire, 1994's Davis Daniel, and 1995's I Know a Place.
  • Definition of Sound
    Definition of Sound was a London-based dance-music group, consisting of Kevin Clark and Don Weekes, working with musicians Rex Brough and later Mike Spencer. Their second and fourth singles, "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" and "Moira Jane's Café" were in the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart.
  • Def Leppard Def Leppard
    Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen, and Vivian Campbell. This is the band's longest-standing line-up.
  • Dexys Midnight Runners Dexys Midnight Runners
    Dexys Midnight Runners are an English pop band with soul influences, who achieved their major success in the early to mid-1980s. They are best known in the UK for their songs "Come On Eileen" and "Geno", both of which peaked at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as six other top-20 singles.
  • D-Flame D-Flame
    Daniel Kretschmer, better known by his stage-name D-Flame, is a German hip hop and reggae musician. He was also previously part of the hip hop formation Asiatic Warriors.
  • Diamond D Diamond D
    Diamond D is a hip hop producer and MC from the Bronx, New York City, and one of the founding members of the Diggin' in the Crates Crew.
  • Dick Campbell (singer-songwriter) Dick Campbell (singer-songwriter)
    Richard S. Campbell, was a US folk rock singer-songwriter and film producer. He is best known for his 1966 album Dick Campbell Sings Where It's At, rated as "the sole masterpiece of the fake-Dylan field".
  • Dickey Lee Dickey Lee
    Royden Dickey Lipscomb, known professionally as Dickey Lee, is an American pop/country singer and songwriter, best known for the 1960s teenage tragedy songs "Patches" and "Laurie."
  • Dinah Washington Dinah Washington
    Dinah Washington was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s".
  • DJ Chuck Chillout
    Charles Turner better known as DJ Chuck Chillout, is an American hip hop DJ and producer on New York City's 98.7 KISS FM radio station.
  • Dolly Parton Dolly Parton
    Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music.
  • Domenic Troiano
    Domenic Michele Antonio Troiano was a Canadian rock guitarist, most notable for his contributions to Mandala, The James Gang, The Guess Who and as a solo artist.
  • Don Covay
    Donald James Randolph, better known by the stage name Don Covay, was an American R&B, rock and roll and soul singer and songwriter most active from the 1950s to the 1970s. His most successful recordings include "Mercy, Mercy", "See-Saw", and "It's Better to Have".
  • Donna Summer Donna Summer
    LaDonna Adrian Gaines, better known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter. She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s.
  • Dragonette Dragonette
    Dragonette is a Canadian electronic music band from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 2005. The band consists of singer-songwriter Martina Sorbara, bassist and producer Dan Kurtz, and drummer Joel Stouffer.
  • Drain STH
    Drain STH was an alternative metal band from Sweden.
  • Dusty Springfield Dusty Springfield
    Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien, OBE, better known as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s.
  • Easton Corbin Easton Corbin
    Dan Easton Corbin is an American country music singer. He signed to Mercury Records Nashville in 2009 and released his self-titled debut album in March 2010, featuring the two number one hits "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll with It", as well as the number 14 hit "I Can't Love You Back".
  • Eddie Bert Eddie Bert
  • Ed O.G.
    Edward Anderson is a hip-hop artist from Boston, Massachusetts, United States, better known by his stage names Ed O.G. and Edo G.. Although not widely known in the mainstream, Ed O.G. has a cult following in Boston, and an international fanbase.
  • Eileen Barton Eileen Barton
    Eileen Barton was an American singer best known for her 1950 hit song, "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake."
  • Electribe 101
    Electribe 101 was a British-based house-music group in the late 1980s and early 1990s, managed by Tom Watkins of Bros, Pet Shop Boys, and 2wo Third3 fame.
  • Elmo Tanner Elmo Tanner
    William Elmo Tanner, known as Elmo Tanner was an American whistler, singer, bandleader and disc jockey, best known for his whistling on the chart-topping song "Heartaches" with the Ted Weems Orchestra.
  • Elton John Elton John
    Sir Elton Hercules John, is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
  • Elvis Costello Elvis Costello
    Declan Patrick MacManus, better known by his stage name Elvis Costello, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer.
  • Emcee N.I.C.E. Emcee N.I.C.E.
    Aulsondro "Novelist" Hamilton, better known by his stage name Emcee N.I.C.E., is an African American, Puerto Rican rapper. Emcee N.I.C.E. is a multi-platinum producer, writer and recording artist, working with legendary artists and Grammy award-winning musicians.
  • Eric Heatherly Eric Heatherly
    Eric Heatherly is an American country music artist. In 2000, he debuted with a cover of The Statler Brothers' "Flowers on the Wall", the first of three singles from his debut album Swimming in Champagne, which was issued in 2000 on Mercury Nashville Records.
  • Ernestine Anderson Ernestine Anderson
    Ernestine Anderson was an American jazz and blues singer. In a career spanning more than six decades, she recorded over 30 albums. She was nominated four times for a Grammy Award.
  • Erroll Garner Erroll Garner
    Erroll Louis Garner was an American jazz pianist and composer known for his swing playing and ballads. His best-known composition, the ballad "Misty", has become a jazz standard. Scott Yanow of Allmusic calls him "one of the most distinctive of all pianists" and a "brilliant virtuoso".
  • Esther Phillips Esther Phillips
    Esther Phillips was an American singer, best known for her R&B vocals. She was a versatile singer and also performed pop, country, jazz, blues and soul music.
  • Ethel Waters Ethel Waters
    Ethel Waters was an American singer and actress. Waters frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, but she began her career in the 1920s singing blues.
  • Fefe Dobson Fefe Dobson
    Felicia Lily "Fefe" Dobson is a Canadian singer/songwriter and recording artist. Born in Toronto, Ontario, her career began when Jive Records attempted to develop her as a popular musician when she was a teenager, to which Dobson refused.
  • Fifty Foot Hose
    Fifty Foot Hose is an American psychedelic rock band that formed in San Francisco in the late 1960s, and reformed in the 1990s. They were one of the first bands to fuse rock and experimental music.
  • Frankie Laine Frankie Laine
    Frankie Laine was an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spanned 75 years, from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company to his final performance of "That's My Desire" in 2005.
  • Futures (band) Futures (band)
    Futures were a four-piece rock band from Buckinghamshire, England. Futures received modest reviews and a smattering of fans whilst remaining unsigned with their debut Mini Album, The Holiday. The band were signed to self made label, Indigo, after leaving Major Label Mercury Records in April 2012.
  • Gary Nichols
    Gary Nichols is an American country music singer. Signed to Mercury Nashville Records in 2006, Nichols made his debut that year with the release of his single "Unbroken Ground", which reached No. 39 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
  • Gene Chandler Gene Chandler
    Gene Chandler nicknamed "The Duke of Earl" or simply "The Duke", is an American singer, songwriter, talent scout, music producer and record label executive.
  • Gene Summers Gene Summers
    Gene Summers is an American rock/rockabilly singer. His recordings include "School of Rock 'n Roll", "Straight Skirt", "Nervous", "Gotta Lotta That", "Twixteen", "Alabama Shake" and his biggest-selling single "Big Blue Diamonds".
  • George Jones George Jones
    George Glenn Jones was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best known song "He Stopped Loving Her Today", as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing.
  • George Stanford
    George Simon Stanford is a Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter who was signed to Mercury Records. He is a former member and lead vocalist for the band Townhall. George is a graduate of Harriton High School in Rosemont, PA where he played Trombone in his high school Jazz band.
  • Georgia Gibbs Georgia Gibbs
    Georgia Gibbs was an American popular singer and vocal entertainer rooted in jazz.
  • Gheorghe Zamfir Gheorghe Zamfir
    Gheorghe Zamfir is a Romanian pan flute musician.
  • Gianluca Grignani Gianluca Grignani
    Gianluca Grignani is an Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist.
  • Gina Thompson
    Gina Thompson is an American R&B singer. Born to Edward L. Thompson, Sr. and Eugenia Thompson, Gina Thomson began singing at an early age and was signed to her first recording contract with Mercury Records shortly after graduating high school.
  • God Street Wine God Street Wine
    God Street Wine was a jam rock group from New York City. The band broke up in 1999. The band toured the U.S. with H.O.R.D.E. four times and opened for the Black Crowes and Allman Brothers.
  • Greyhound (band)
    Greyhound was a reggae band from Britain.
  • Halfway to Hazard Halfway to Hazard
    Halfway to Hazard is an American country music duo composed of singer-songwriters David Tolliver and Chad Warrix. Though Tolliver and Warrix grew up in different towns in southeastern Kentucky, their band's origins are in Hazard, Kentucky, which was halfway between their hometowns.
  • Hank Jones Hank Jones
    Henry "Hank" Jones Jr. was an American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer. Critics and musicians described Jones as eloquent, lyrical, and impeccable. In 1989, The National Endowment for the Arts honored him with the NEA Jazz Masters Award.
  • Hanson (band) Hanson (band)
    Hanson is an American pop rock band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, formed by brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac. Supporting members include Dimitrius Collins, and Andrew Perusi who have toured and performed live with the band since 2007.
  • Harry Blons
    Harry Blons was an American jazz clarinetist from Minnesota. He performed with the touring groups of Hal McIntyre, Red Nichols, and Red Dougherty. He had performed with jazz combos in Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
  • Helen Merrill Helen Merrill
    Helen Merrill is an American jazz vocalist. Merrill's recording career has spanned six decades. She has recorded and performed with notable jazz musicians.
  • Herb Jeffries Herb Jeffries
    Herb Jeffries was an African-American actor of film and television and popular music and jazz singer-songwriter, known of his baritone voice. He was of African descent and Hollywood's first singing black cowboy.
  • Hole (band) Hole (band)
    Hole was an American alternative rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1989 by singer and guitarist Courtney Love and lead guitarist Eric Erlandson.
  • Holly Williams Holly Williams
    Holly Audrey Williams is an American singer-songwriter and musician.
  • Howard Tate Howard Tate
    Howard Tate was an American soul singer and songwriter.
  • Hugh Masekela Hugh Masekela
    Hugh Ramopolo Masekela is a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer. He is the father of American television host Sal Masekela.
  • Iggy Azalea Iggy Azalea
    Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper and singer. Born in Sydney and raised in Mullumbimby, Azalea moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a career in hip hop music, residing in the southern part of the country.
  • Incognito (band) Incognito (band)
    Incognito is a British acid jazz band. Their debut album, Jazz Funk, was released in 1981, with 16 more albums following, the latest of which, In Search of Better Days, was released in June 2016.
  • Jacky Ward
    Jacky Ward is an American country music artist. Between 1972 and 1982 he released four albums with Mercury Records, and charted more than fifteen singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles now Hot Country Songs charts.
  • Jake Bugg Jake Bugg
    Jake Bugg is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. His self-titled debut album, some of which was co-written with songwriter Iain Archer, was released in October 2012 and reached number one on the UK Albums Chart.
  • James (band) James (band)
    James are an English rock band from Manchester. They formed in 1982 and were active throughout the 1980s, but most successful during the 1990s. Their best-known singles include "Come Home", "Sit Down", "She's a Star" and "Laid", which also became a hit on American college radio.
  • James Moody (saxophonist) James Moody (saxophonist)
    James Moody was an American jazz saxophone and flute player and very occasional vocalist, playing predominantly in the bebop and hard bop styles.
  • James O'Gwynn
    James Leroy O'Gwynn, also known as The Smilin' Irishman of Country Music, was briefly popular between 1958 and 1962.
  • James Otto James Otto
    James Allen Otto is an American country music artist who is a member of the MuzikMafia, a group of country musicians known for their "country music without prejudice".
  • Jamey Johnson Jamey Johnson
    Jamey Johnson is an American country music artist. Signed to BNA Records in 2005, Johnson made his debut with his single "The Dollar", the title track to his 2006 album The Dollar.
  • Jamie O'Neal Jamie O'Neal
    Jamie O'Neal is an Australian country singer and songwriter.
  • Jan August Jan August
    Jan August was an American pianist and xylophonist. He had a hit with his version of "Misirlou" in 1947 with Carl Frederick Tandberg.
  • Jay & the Techniques
    Jay & the Techniques was a pop group that originated in Allentown, Pennsylvania during the mid-1960s. Their song "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie", released in 1967 on the Smash label, reached the Top 10 on the R&B chart.
  • J.C. Lodge J.C. Lodge
    J.C. Lodge, is a reggae singer, actress and fine artist. Her breakthrough hit "Someone Loves You, Honey" became the best-selling single of 1982 in the Netherlands. Lodge is also an accomplished painter, having exhibited in Kingston art galleries, and has acted in several theatre productions.
  • Jeanne Pruett
    Jeanne Pruett is an American country singer and Grand Ole Opry star, best known for her 1973 country hit, "Satin Sheets", that spent three weeks at No. 1.
  • Jeff Knight Jeff Knight
    Thomas Jeff Knight is an American country music artist, sometimes credited as T.J. Knight.
  • Jemini the Gifted One
    Thomas Smith, better known by his stage name Jemini the Gifted One, is a rapper from Brooklyn, New York. He has most notably worked with Danger Mouse on the 2003 album Ghetto Pop Life, which features rappers such as The Pharcyde, Tha Alkaholiks, J-Zone, and Prince Po from Organized Konfusion.
  • Jennifer Nettles Jennifer Nettles
    Jennifer Odessa Nettles is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known as the lead singer of the duo Sugarland alongside Kristian Bush. Before Sugarland's inception, she also fronted Atlanta-based bands called Soul Miner's Daughter and Jennifer Nettles Band.
  • Jérémy Amelin Jérémy Amelin
    Jérémy Amelin is a French recording artist and entertainer. Born in Montargis, France and raised in Montcresson, France, Amelin was the finalist of French music TV show Star Academy 5 — French version of American Idol broadcast on French TV channel TF1.
  • Jerry Butler Jerry Butler
    Jerry Butler, Jr. is an American soul singer and songwriter. He is also noted as being the original lead singer of the famed R&B vocal group the Impressions, as well as a 1991 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Butler is also an American politician.
  • Jerry Byrd Jerry Byrd
    Gerald Lester "Jerry" Byrd, was an American musician who played the lap steel guitar in country and Hawaiian music, as well as a singer-songwriter and the head of a music publishing firm, he appeared on numerous radio programs.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis Jerry Lee Lewis
    Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer. He has been described as "rock & roll's first great wild man."
  • Jerry Peters
    Jerry Peters is an American songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, conductor and arranger. He is best known for writing the hit songs "Love Or Let Me Be Lonely" and "Going In Circles" by The Friends of Distinction.
  • Jesse Colin Young Jesse Colin Young
    Jesse Colin Young is an American singer and songwriter. He was a founding member and lead singer of the 1960s group the Youngbloods.
  • Jessie James Decker
    Jessica Rose "Jessie" James Decker is an American country pop singer-songwriter and reality television personality.
  • Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean
    Jimmy Ray Dean was an American country music singer, television host, actor, and businessman, best known today as the creator of the Jimmy Dean sausage brand. He became a national television personality starting on CBS in 1957.
  • Jimmy Smith (musician) Jimmy Smith (musician)
    James Oscar Smith was an American jazz musician who achieved the rare distinction of releasing a series of instrumental jazz albums that often charted on Billboard. Smith helped popularize the Hammond B-3 electric organ, creating an indelible link between 1960s soul and jazz improvisation.
  • J. J. Cale
    John Weldon "J. J." Cale was an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
    Christian Berishaj, better known by his stage name JMSN, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, as well as a multi-instrumentalist, music engineer, and mixer, from Eastpointe, Michigan.
  • Joan Osborne Joan Osborne
    Joan Elizabeth Osborne is an American singer, songwriter, and interpreter of music, having recorded and performed in various popular American musical genres including pop, soul, R&B, blues and country. She is best known for her recording of the Eric Bazilian song "One of Us".
  • Joe Gordon (musician)
    Joseph Henry Gordon was an American jazz trumpeter.
  • Jo-El Sonnier Jo-El Sonnier
    Jo-El Sonnier is an American singer-songwriter and accordionist who performs country music and Cajun music. Originally signed to Mercury Nashville Records, Sonnier charted several minor singles on the Billboard country charts in the late 1970s.
  • Joe Strummer Joe Strummer
    John Graham Mellor, known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was an English musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash, a punk rock band formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk.
  • John Anderson (musician) John Anderson (musician)
    John David Anderson is an American country musician with a successful career that has lasted more than 30 years.
  • John & Audrey Wiggins John & Audrey Wiggins
    John & Audrey Wiggins was an American country music duo formerly signed to Mercury Records. The duo consisted of John Wiggins and his sister, Audrey, both of whom alternated as lead vocalists.
  • John Denver John Denver
    Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, activist, and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer.
  • John Kay (musician) John Kay (musician)
    John Kay is a German-Canadian rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist known as the frontman of Steppenwolf.
  • John Mellencamp John Mellencamp
    John J Mellencamp, previously known as Johnny Cougar, John Cougar, and John Cougar Mellencamp, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, painter, and actor. He is known for his catchy, populist brand of heartland rock, which emphasizes traditional instrumentation.
  • Johnnie Allan
    Johnnie Allan, real name John Allen Guillot, is a pioneer of the swamp pop musical genre.
  • Johnny Hallyday Johnny Hallyday
    Johnny Hallyday is a French singer and actor. He has been called "the French Elvis". He was married for 15 years to popular Bulgarian-French singer Sylvie Vartan and the two were considered a "golden couple" for 20 years.
  • Johnny Horton Johnny Horton
    John LaGale "Johnny" Horton, was an American country music and rockabilly singer and musician, best known for his saga ballads beginning with the song "The Battle of New Orleans", which was awarded the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording.
  • Johnny Mathis Johnny Mathis
    John Royce "Johnny" Mathis is an American singer of popular music. Starting his career with singles of standard music, he became highly popular as an album artist, with several dozen of his albums achieving gold or platinum status and 73 making the Billboard charts to date.
  • Johnny Preston
    Johnny Preston was an American pop singer, who is best known for his international number one hit in 1960, "Running Bear".
  • Johnny Rodriguez Johnny Rodriguez
    Juan Raul Davis "Johnny" Rodriguez is an American country music singer. He is a Latin American country music singer, infusing his music with Latin sounds, and even singing verses of songs in Spanish.
  • Johnny Russell (singer)
    John Bright Russell was an American country singer, songwriter, and comedian best known for his song "Act Naturally", which was made famous by Buck Owens, who recorded it in 1963, and The Beatles in 1965.
  • John Walker (musician) John Walker (musician)
    John Joseph Maus, known professionally as John Walker, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the founder of The Walker Brothers, who had their greatest success in the 1960s, particularly in the United Kingdom.
  • Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi
    John Francis Bongiovi Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, a record producer, a philanthropist, and an actor. Bon Jovi is best known as the founder and frontman of the rock band Bon Jovi, that was formed in 1983.
  • Josephine Baker Josephine Baker
    Josephine Baker was an entertainer, activist, and French Resistance agent. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France.
  • Josh White Josh White
    Joshua Daniel "Josh" White was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor and civil rights activist. He also recorded under the names Pinewood Tom and Tippy Barton in the 1930s.
  • Joy Lynn White
    Joy Lynn White is an American country music singer-songwriter. White was born in Arkansas but raised in Mishawaka, Indiana. Signed to Columbia Records in 1992, she released her debut album Between Midnight & Hindsight that same year.
  • Julianne Hough Julianne Hough
    Julianne Alexandra Hough is an American dancer, singer, and actress. She is a two-time professional champion of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She was nominated for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Choreography in season five of the show.
  • Julie Roberts Julie Roberts
    Julie Roberts is an American country music singer. Signed to Mercury Nashville in 2003, Roberts made her debut with the single "Break Down Here" in February 2004, a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts and the first track from her self-titled debut album.
  • Junior Parker Junior Parker
    Herman "Junior" Parker was an American Memphis blues singer and musician. He is best remembered for his unique voice, which has been described as "honeyed" and "velvet-smooth". He was posthumously inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001.
  • Kacey Musgraves Kacey Musgraves
    Kacey Lee Musgraves is an American country music singer and songwriter. She self-released three albums before appearing on the fifth season of the USA Network's singing competition Nashville Star in 2007, where she placed seventh.
  • Kathy Mattea Kathy Mattea
    Kathleen Alice "Kathy" Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass performer who often brings folk, Celtic, and traditional country sounds to her music.
  • Keith Stegall Keith Stegall
    Robert Keith Stegall is an American country music recording artist and record producer. Active since 1980, Stegall has recorded two-major label studio albums: 1985's Keith Stegall and 1996's Passages, although he is mainly known for his production work.
  • Kim Richey Kim Richey
    Kimberly "Kim" Richey is an American singer and songwriter.
  • Kinnie Starr
    Alida Kinnie Starr is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Calgary, Alberta. Her music, which blends hip hop and alternative rock, has been described as "hip hop aggro groove". Her songs have been included on the soundtracks for the TV series The L Word and the movie Thirteen.
  • Kiss (band) Kiss (band)
    Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley.
  • Kool & the Gang Kool & the Gang
    Kool & the Gang is an American funk and rhythm and blues band that was popular in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Kris Kristofferson Kris Kristofferson
    Kristoffer Kristofferson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He wrote and recorded the songs "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night".
  • Larry Boone
    Larry Eugene Boone is an American country music artist. Between 1985 and 1993, Boone recorded five major label studio albums, in addition to charting several singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. His highest-charting single, "Don't Give Candy to a Stranger", reached No. 10 in 1988.
  • Laura Bell Bundy Laura Bell Bundy
    Laura Ashley Bell Bundy is an American actress and singer who has performed in a number of Broadway roles, her best known being the original Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray, the original Elle Woods in the musical version of Legally Blonde and Dr. Jordan Denby on television's Anger Management.
  • Lauren Alaina Lauren Alaina
    Lauren Alaina is an American country music singer and songwriter from Rossville, Georgia. Alaina was the runner-up on the tenth season of American Idol. Her debut studio album, Wildflower was released on October 11, 2011. Her second album, Road Less Traveled was released January 27, 2017.
  • Lawrence Welk Lawrence Welk
    Lawrence Welk was an American musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, who hosted the television program The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. His style came to be known to his large audience of radio, television, and live-performance fans as "champagne music".
  • Lee Ann Womack Lee Ann Womack
    Lee Ann Womack is an American country music singer and songwriter. Her 2000 single, "I Hope You Dance" was a major crossover music hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her signature song.
  • Lee Hazlewood Lee Hazlewood
    Barton Lee Hazlewood was an American country and pop singer, songwriter, and record producer, most widely known for his work with guitarist Duane Eddy during the late 1950s and singer Nancy Sinatra in the 1960s.
  • Leon Everette
    Leon Everette Baughman is an American country music artist.
  • Lesley Gore Lesley Gore
    Lesley Sue Goldstein, known professionally as Lesley Gore, was an American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist.
  • Les Paul Les Paul
    Lester William Polsfuss, known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar.
  • Lidell Townsell
    Lidell Townsell is a house-music artist from Chicago, Illinois. He originally released numerous singles on the Trax and D.J. International labels. He released one album, Harmony, on Mercury/PolyGram Records as Lidell Townsell in 1992.
  • Lindisfarne (band) Lindisfarne (band)
    Lindisfarne are an English folk rock band from Newcastle upon Tyne established in 1968. The original line-up comprised Alan Hull, Ray Jackson, Simon Cowe, Rod Clements and Ray Laidlaw.
  • Lindsey Buckingham Lindsey Buckingham
    Lindsey Adams Buckingham is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, best known as lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of the musical group Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987, and then 1997 to the present day.
  • Lionel Richie Lionel Richie
    Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the funk and soul band the Commodores and then launched a hugely successful solo career in 1982.
  • Little Big Town Little Big Town
    Little Big Town is an American country music group. Founded in 1998, the group has comprised the same four members since its founding: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet.
  • Little Richard Little Richard
    Richard Wayne Penniman, known as Little Richard, is an American musician, singer, actor, comedian and songwriter.
  • Lonnie Donegan Lonnie Donegan
    Anthony James Donegan MBE, known as Lonnie Donegan, was a skiffle singer, songwriter and musician, referred to as the King of Skiffle, who influenced 1960s British pop musicians.
  • Louis Jordan Louis Jordan
    Louis Thomas Jordan was a pioneering American musician, songwriter and bandleader who was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as "The King of the Jukebox", he was highly popular with both black and white audiences in the later years of the swing era.
  • Lulu (singer) Lulu (singer)
    Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE, better known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer-songwriter, actress, television personality and businesswoman who has been in the entertainment business since the 1960s and is known for her powerful singing voice.
  • Machito Machito
    Machito was an influential Latin jazz musician who helped refine Afro-Cuban jazz and create both Cubop and salsa music. He was raised in Havana alongside the singer Graciela, his foster sister.
  • Magna Carta (band) Magna Carta (band)
    Magna Carta is a progressive rock group originally formed in London in April 1969; their first concert was on 10 May 1969, by Chris Simpson, Lyell Tranter, and Glen Stuart.
  • Manfred Mann Manfred Mann
    Manfred Mann were an English rock band of the 1960s, named after keyboardist, Manfred Mann, who later led the successful 1970s group Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The group had two different lead vocalists during their success, Paul Jones from 1962 to 1966, and Mike d'Abo from 1966 to 1969.
  • Manu Dibango Manu Dibango
    Emmanuel N'Djoké "Manu" Dibango is a Cameroonian musician and song-writer who plays saxophone and vibraphone. He developed a musical style fusing jazz, funk, and traditional Cameroonian music. His father was a member of the Yabassi ethnic group, though his mother was a Duala.
  • Marcel (singer) Marcel (singer)
    Marcel Francois Chagnon, known professionally as Marcel, is an American country music singer, songwriter, and music video director.
  • Mark Knopfler Mark Knopfler
    Mark Freuder Knopfler, is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer. He was born in Glasgow but raised near Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
  • Mark White (musician)
    Mark Andrew White is an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician and record producer.
  • Mark Wills Mark Wills
    Daryl Mark Williams, known professionally as Mark Wills, is an American country music artist, Signed to Mercury Records between 1996 and 2003, he released five studio albums for the label – Mark Wills, Wish You Were Here, Permanently, Loving Every Minute, and And the Crowd Goes Wild – as well as...
  • Material Issue Material Issue
    Material Issue was an American power pop trio from Chicago, Illinois. The band's trademark was pop songs with themes of love and heartbreak, with a number of song titles using girls' first names.
  • Matthew Morrison
    Matthew James "Matt" Morrison is an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. Morrison is known for starring in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including his portrayal of Link Larkin in Hairspray on Broadway, and for his role as Will Schuester on the Fox television show Glee.
  • Max Q (Australian band) Max Q (Australian band)
    Max Q was an Australian band formed in 1989. Playing electronic music, the band was a collaboration between Michael Hutchence of INXS and Ollie Olsen.
  • M-Dot
    Michael Januario better known by his stage name M-Dot is an Italian-American rapper. Before becoming a rap musician, Januario played college basketball at BHCC, MCLA and Fitchburg State.
  • Melba Moore Melba Moore
    Beatrice Melba Hill, known by her stage name, Melba Moore is an American singer, actress, voice actress, and entertainer. Moore is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis.
  • Mel Street Mel Street
    King Malachi Street, commonly known as Mel Street, was an American country music singer.
  • Meredith Edwards (singer) Meredith Edwards (singer)
    Meredith Edwards is an American singer. She recorded an album, Reach, for Mercury Records Nashville in 2001. This album accounted for two singles on the Billboard country singles charts.
  • Merl Lindsay Merl Lindsay
    Merle Lindsay Salathiel, better known as Merl Lindsay, was one of the premier American Western swing musicians from the 1930s to the mid-1960s and founder of Merl Lindsay and His Oklahoma Night Riders.
  • Michelle Shocked Michelle Shocked
    Michelle Shocked is an American singer-songwriter.
  • Mickey Newbury Mickey Newbury
    Milton Sims "Mickey" Newbury, Jr. was an American songwriter, a critically acclaimed recording artist, and a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
  • Mick Ronson Mick Ronson
    Michael Ronson was an English guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and producer. He achieved critical and commercial success working with David Bowie as one of the Spiders from Mars.
  • Mike Oldfield Mike Oldfield
    Michael Gordon Oldfield is an English musician and composer. His work blends progressive rock with world, folk, classical, electronic, ambient, and new-age music.
  • Monsoon (band)
    Monsoon was an early 1980s UK world/pop trio that consisted of singer Sheila Chandra, record producer Steve Coe, and bass guitarist Martin Smith. Their song "Ever So Lonely" was a number 12 hit single in the UK Singles Chart in 1982.
  • Morgana King Morgana King
    Morgana King is an American jazz singer and actress. Her best-known role was that of Carmela Corleone in The Godfather and The Godfather Part II.
  • Morrissey Morrissey
    Steven Patrick Morrissey, professionally known as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the indie rock band the Smiths, which was active from 1982 to 1987.
  • Mother Love Bone Mother Love Bone
    Mother Love Bone was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1987. The band was active from 1987 to 1990. Frontman Andrew Wood's personality and compositions helped to catapult the group to the top of the burgeoning late 1980s/early 1990s Seattle music scene.
  • Motörhead Motörhead
    Motörhead were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox.
  • Muggsy Spanier Muggsy Spanier
    Francis Joseph "Muggsy" Spanier was a prominent jazz cornet player based in Chicago.
  • Mushtaq Omar Uddin
    Mushtaq Omar Uddin, also known mononymously as Mushtaq, is an English music producer, singer, songwriter, and former lead vocalist for British hip hop group Fun-Da-Mental when he was known at the time by his stage name MC Mushtaq.
  • Mylon LeFevre Mylon LeFevre
    Mylon R. LeFevre is an American Christian rock singer best known for his work with his band Mylon and Broken Heart. He is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He currently travels around the United States, ministering, teaching and singing.
  • Nana Mouskouri Nana Mouskouri
    Nana Mouskouri, born Iōánna Moúschouri is a Greek singer, considered to be one of the best-selling music artists in the world.
  • Neal Coty
    Neal Lee Coty is an American country music artist. A musician from an early age, Coty has recorded two studio albums, both on divisions of Mercury Records.
  • Neon Trees Neon Trees
    Neon Trees is an American rock band from Provo, Utah. Known for their energetic live performances, the band received nationwide exposure in late 2008 when they opened several North American tour dates for the band The Killers.
  • New York Dolls New York Dolls
    The New York Dolls were an American hard rock band formed in New York City in 1971. Along with the Velvet Underground and the Stooges, they were one of the first bands of the early punk rock scenes.
  • Nick Noble (singer)
    Nick Noble was an American pop singer, who was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was best known for his recordings of "The Tip of My Fingers" and "Moonlight Swim".
  • Niki and the Dove
    Niki & The Dove are a Swedish indietronica duo from Stockholm, formed in February 2010. The group consists of Malin Dahlström and Gustaf Karlöf, and are signed by TEN Music Group, licensed to Sub Pop and Mercury Records.
  • Nina Hagen Nina Hagen
    Catharina "Nina" Hagen is a German singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her theatrical vocals and is often referred to as the "Godmother of Punk" due to her prominence during the punk and new wave movements in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
  • Noel Pagan
    Noel Pagan is a Puerto Rican Dance & freestyle music singer born in the Bronx, New York. "Silent Morning" became his first Top 10 hit on the dance singles chart and peaked at #47 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987. It was a great success considered a milestone in the history of electronic music world.
  • Nolwenn Leroy Nolwenn Leroy
    Nolwenn Le Magueresse, known by her stage name Nolwenn Leroy, is a French singer-songwriter, musician and voice actress.
  • Novacaine (band) Novacaine (band)
    Novacaine is an American rock music group, formed in 1996 in Santa Monica, California. In the late '80s, David Hallyday had some success with his first solo records, but was unhappy. He decided to quit music, planning to do something different.
    NRBQ is an American rock band founded in 1966. It is known for its live performances, containing a high degree of spontaneity and levity, and blending rock, pop, jazz, blues and Tin Pan Alley styles.
  • Ohio Players Ohio Players
    Ohio Players were an American funk, soul music and R&B band, most popular in the 1970s. They are best known for their songs "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster".
  • Oleta Adams Oleta Adams
    Oleta Adams is an American soul, jazz, and gospel singer and pianist.
  • OMC (band)
    OMC, or Otara Millionaires Club, was a New Zealand music group. They were best known for their 1996 hit "How Bizarre", named one of the greatest New Zealand songs of all time by the Australasian Performing Right Association.
  • Oscar Peterson Oscar Peterson
    Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply "O.P." by his friends. He released over 200 recordings, won eight Grammy Awards, and received numerous other awards and honours.
  • Page and Plant Page and Plant
    Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, both formerly of the English rock band Led Zeppelin, recorded and toured in the mid-1990s under the title Page and Plant. The pair re-united in 1994 and, after recording a highly successful first album, they embarked on a world tour.
  • Parachute (band) Parachute (band)
    Parachute is an American pop rock band from Charlottesville, Virginia. Originally formed in 2006, they released their major label debut album Losing Sleep in 2009, their second album The Way It Was in 2011 and their third album, Overnight, in 2013.
  • Patti Page Patti Page
    Clara Ann Fowler, known by her professional name Patti Page, was an American singer of traditional pop music. She was the top-charting female vocalist and best-selling female artist of the 1950s, selling over 100 million records during a six-decade long career.
  • Paul Krassner Paul Krassner
    Paul Krassner is an American author, journalist, comedian, and the founder, editor and a frequent contributor to the freethought magazine The Realist, first published in 1958.
  • Paul McCartney Paul McCartney
    Sir James Paul McCartney, is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles, widely considered the most popular and influential group in the history of pop music.
  • Peggy Santiglia Peggy Santiglia
    Peggy Santiglia is an American singer-songwriter of the "girl group era". She is perhaps best known for her 1963 pop hit "My Boyfriend's Back" with The Angels, which she recorded at the age of 19.
  • Pere Ubu Pere Ubu
    Pere Ubu is a rock group formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1975. Despite a variety of long-term band members, singer David Thomas is the only constant.
  • Pete Rugolo Pete Rugolo
    Pietro "Pete" Rugolo was an Italian-born American jazz composer, arranger and record producer.
  • Phil Lynott Phil Lynott
    Philip Parris "Phil" Lynott was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. His most commercially successful group was Thin Lizzy, of which he was a founding member, the principal songwriter, lead vocalist and bassist. He later also found success as a solo artist.
  • Pixie Lott Pixie Lott
    Victoria Louise "Pixie" Lott is an English singer, songwriter, and actress. Her debut single, "Mama Do", was released in June 2009 and went straight to number one in the UK Singles Chart. Her second single, "Boys and Girls", also topped the UK Singles Chart in September 2009.
  • Preeya Kalidas
    Preeya Kalidas is a British singer and actress. She previously played Amira Masood in the soap opera EastEnders.
  • Priscilla Mitchell
    Priscilla Mitchell was an American country music singer.
  • Quartz (band)
    Quartz is a dance production duo of Ronnie Herel and Dave Rawlings, known for its collaboration with Clubland on "Let's Get Busy", which went to number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1990.
  • Radish (band)
    Radish were a self-proclaimed "Sugar Metal" band formed in 1993 by Ben Kweller, John David Kent, and Bryan Blur.
  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk Rahsaan Roland Kirk
    Rahsaan Roland Kirk was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played tenor saxophone, flute, and many other instruments.
  • Ralph Marterie
    Ralph Marterie was a big-band leader born in Acerra, Italy.
  • Ramsey Lewis Ramsey Lewis
    Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis, Jr. is an American jazz composer, pianist and radio personality. Ramsey Lewis has recorded over 80 albums and has received seven gold records and three Grammy Awards so far in his career.
  • Randy Montana Randy Montana
    Randy Montana is an American country singer signed to Mercury Records Nashville. His first album, Randy Montana, was released in 2011.
  • Randy Rogers Band Randy Rogers Band
    Randy Rogers Band is a country music group from the state of Texas. The band is composed of Randy Rogers, Geoffrey Hill, Jon Richardson, Brady Black, and Les Lawless. They have recorded seven studio albums and two live albums, and have charted seven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
  • Reba McEntire Reba McEntire
    Reba Nell McEntire is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in the Kiowa High School band, on local radio shows with her siblings, and at rodeos.
  • Red Prysock
    Wilburt Prysock known as Red Prysock, was an American rhythm and blues tenor saxophonist, one of the early Coleman Hawkins-influenced saxophonists to move in the direction of rhythm and blues, rather than bebop.
  • Red Top Young Red Top Young
    Red Top Young is an American blues, rhythm and blues, country, rock and roll and jazz musician.
  • Regis Philbin Regis Philbin
    Regis Francis Xavier Philbin is an American media personality, actor, and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s.
  • Rex Allen Rex Allen
    Rex Elvie Allen was an American film and television actor, singer and songwriter, known as "the Arizona Cowboy" and as the narrator of many Disney nature and Western productions.
  • Richard Digance Richard Digance
    Richard Digance is a comedian and folk singer.
  • Richard Fagan Richard Fagan
    Richard Fagan was an American songwriter and musician. He had six top ten singles and 18 charted singles on the Billboard Country charts.
  • Richie Sambora Richie Sambora
    Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora is an American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter and producer, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for 30 years. Sambora and lead singer Jon Bon Jovi formed the main songwriting unit for the band.
  • Rick Shutter
    Rick Shutter is an American drummer and percussionist. He performed in the band for the original New York production of Godspell and for the soundtracks of the play and subsequent film adaptation. He has also been credited as Ricky Shutter and Riki Shutter.
  • Ringo Starr Ringo Starr
    Richard Starkey, known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English drummer, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
  • Robert Plant Robert Plant
    Robert Anthony Plant, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
  • Rod Bernard Rod Bernard
    Rod Bernard is an American singer who helped to pioneer the musical genre known as "swamp pop", which combined New Orleans-style rhythm and blues, country and western, and Cajun and black Creole music.
  • Rod Stewart Rod Stewart
    Sir Roderick David Stewart, is a British rock singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide.
  • Roger Miller Roger Miller
    Roger Dean Miller, Sr. was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, best known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs.
  • Ronna Reeves
    Ronna Renee Reeves is a female country music singer. Between 1990 and 1998, she released five studio albums, including three on Mercury Records; she has also charted five singles on the Hot Country Songs charts. Her highest-charting single was "The More I Learn", which reached number 49 in 1992.
  • Roy Head Roy Head
    Roy Kent Head is an American singer, best known for his hit "Treat Her Right."
  • Roy Orbison Roy Orbison
    Roy Kelton Orbison was an American singer-songwriter known for his distinctive, impassioned voice, complex song structures, and dark emotional ballads.
  • Rush (band) Rush (band)
    Rush is a Canadian rock band composed of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. Forming in 1968, the band went through several configurations until arriving at its current line-up when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first United States tour.
  • Rusty Draper
    Rusty Draper was an American country and pop singer who achieved his greatest success in the 1950s.
  • Rusty Hamer Rusty Hamer
    Russell Craig "Rusty" Hamer was an American stage, film and television actor. He is best known for portraying Rusty Williams, the wise cracking son of entertainer Danny Williams, on the popular ABC/CBS situation comedy Make Room for Daddy, from 1953 to 1964.
  • Sadiki Sadiki
    Henry Buckley, Jr. aka Sadiki previously known as Pancho Kryztal, is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter and producer.
  • Sa-Fire
    Wilma Cosmé, better known by her stage name Sa-Fire, is a Puerto Rican singer. She is one of the few freestyle artists to have achieved major pop chart success and is considered to be one of the most prominent representatives of the genre.
  • Sammy Kershaw Sammy Kershaw
    Samuel Paul "Sammy "Kershaw is an American country music artist. He has released 10 studio albums, with three RIAA platinum certifications and two gold certifications among them.
  • Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan
    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."
  • Scotty McCreery Scotty McCreery
    Scott Cooke "Scotty" McCreery is an American country music singer. He won the tenth season of American Idol on May 25, 2011. His debut studio album, Clear as Day, was released in October 2011 and was certified platinum in the United States.
  • Serge Gainsbourg Serge Gainsbourg
    Serge Gainsbourg was a French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor, and director.
  • Shane Minor
    Shane Allen Minor is an American country music artist. Signed to Mercury Nashville Records in 1999, Minor released his self-titled album that year, and it produced three hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts.
  • Shania Twain Shania Twain
    Shania Twain, OC is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Twain has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best-selling music artists of all time.
  • Sheila Chandra Sheila Chandra
    Sheila Chandra is a retired British pop singer of Indian descent. She is no longer able to perform, after she was rendered effectively mute by burning mouth syndrome in 2010.
  • Shiny Toy Guns Shiny Toy Guns
    Shiny Toy Guns is an American rock band that formed in 2002 in Los Angeles, California. They released their first studio album We Are Pilots in 2006, after recording it two previous times. It featured three singles that peaked inside the top 30 in the Alternative Songs Chart.
  • Sil Austin
    Sil Austin was an American jazz saxophonist. He had his biggest success in an overtly commercial rather than jazz vein, but he regarded Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young and Sonny Stitt as his major influences.
  • Sinéad Quinn
    Sinéad Quinn is a Northern Irish singer, best known as a contestant in the first series of the UK BBC TV series Fame Academy in 2002. She later went on to sign a recording contract, released an album, and had a #2 UK single with "I Can't Break Down" in February 2003.
  • Skint & Demoralised
    Skint & Demoralised were a UK lyric-based alternative indie/pop act, fronted by 24-year-old lyricist Matt Abbott from Wakefield, West Yorkshire and produced by MiNI dOG from Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
  • Smothers Brothers Smothers Brothers
    The Smothers Brothers are Thomas and Richard, American singers, musicians, and comedians. The brothers' trademark double act was performing folk songs, which usually led to arguments between the siblings. Tommy's signature line was, "Mom always liked you best!".
  • Spandau Ballet Spandau Ballet
    Spandau Ballet are an English band formed in London in 1979. The band were inspired by, and an integral part of, the electro movement. They became one of the most successful groups to emerge during the New Romantic era.
  • Spanky and Our Gang Spanky and Our Gang
    Spanky and Our Gang was an American 1960s sunshine pop band led by Elaine "Spanky" McFarlane. The band derives its name from Hal Roach's popular Our Gang comedies of the 1930s. The group was known for its vocal harmonies.
  • Spirit (band) Spirit (band)
    Spirit was an American rock band founded in 1967 and based in Los Angeles, California. Their most commercially successful single in the United States was "I Got a Line on You".
  • Status Quo (band) Status Quo (band)
    Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962.
  • Steam (band)
    Steam was a pop-rock music group best known for the 1969 number one hit song "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye." The song was written and recorded by studio musicians Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, and producer/writer Paul Leka at Mercury Records studios in New York City.
  • Steve Azar Steve Azar
    Stephen Thomas "Steve" Azar is a 4th generation American Americana music artist of Lebanese descent. Azar is a modern-day Renaissance man, hit songwriter, recording artist, music producer, golfer and philanthropist.
  • Steve Miller Band Steve Miller Band
    The Steve Miller Band is an American rock band formed in 1966 in San Francisco, California. The band is led by Steve Miller on guitar and lead vocals. It is best known today for a string of mid-1970s hit singles that are staples of classic rock radio, as well as several earlier acid rock albums.
  • Stomp Gordon
    Archie A. Gordon, known professionally as Stomp Gordon, was an American jump blues pianist and singer in the 1950s.
  • Stone Gossard Stone Gossard
    Stone Carpenter Gossard is an American musician who serves as the rhythm and additional lead guitarist for the American rock band Pearl Jam.
  • Streetwalkers Streetwalkers
    Streetwalkers were an English rock band formed in late 1973 by two former members of Family, vocalist Roger Chapman and guitarist John "Charlie" Whitney. They were a five piece band which evolved from the Chapman, Whitney band.
  • Sue Thompson Sue Thompson
    Sue Thompson is an American pop and country music singer. She is best known for the million selling hits "Sad Movies" and "Norman", both pop hits in the 1960s.
  • Sugarland Sugarland
    Sugarland is an American country music duo consisting of singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. Sugarland was founded in 2002 by Kristen Hall with Bush and became a trio after hiring Jennifer Nettles as lead vocalist.
  • Susan Tedeschi Susan Tedeschi
    Susan Tedeschi is an American blues and soul musician known for her singing voice, guitar playing, and stage presence.
  • Tears for Fears Tears for Fears
    Tears for Fears are an English pop rock band formed in Bath in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith.
  • Ted Weems Ted Weems
    Wilfred Theodore Weems was an American bandleader and musician. Weems' work in music was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Terri Clark Terri Clark
    Terri Lynn Sauson, known professionally as Terri Clark, is a Canadian country music artist who has had success in both Canada and the United States. Signed to Mercury Records in 1995, she released her self-titled debut that year.
  • The Band Perry The Band Perry
    The Band Perry is an American music group composed of siblings Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, and Neil Perry. They signed to Republic Nashville in August 2009 and released their self-titled debut album on October 12, 2010.
  • The Bar-Kays
    The Bar-Kays are an American soul, R&B, and funk group formed in 1966. The group had dozens of charting singles from the 1960s to the 1980s, including "Soul Finger" in 1967, "Son of Shaft" in 1972, and "Boogie Body Land" in 1980.
  • The Big Bopper The Big Bopper
    Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson Jr., known as The Big Bopper, was an American musician, songwriter, and disc jockey whose big rockabilly look, style, voice, and exuberant personality made him an early rock and roll star. He is best known for his 1958 recording of "Chantilly Lace".
  • The Burch Sisters
    The Burch Sisters was an American country music trio composed of sisters Cathy, Charlene and Cindy Burch. Their debut single, "Everytime You Go Outside I Hope It Rains," was their only song to reach the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, peaking at No. 23 in 1988.
  • The Chad Mitchell Trio
    The Chad Mitchell Trio – later known as The Mitchell Trio – were a North American vocal group who became known during the 1960s. They performed traditional folk songs and some of their own compositions.
  • The Crew-Cuts The Crew-Cuts
    The Crew-Cuts were a Canadian vocal quartet, that made a number of popular records that charted in the United States and worldwide. They named themselves after the then popular crew cut haircut, one of the first connections made between pop music and hairstyle.
  • The Danleers
    The Danleers was an American doo-wop group formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1958. The group's original and most famous lineup consisted of Jimmy Weston, Johnny Lee, Willie Ephraim, Nat McCune, and Roosevelt Mays.
  • The Dells The Dells
    The Dells were an American R&B vocal group.
  • The Del-Vikings The Del-Vikings
    The Del-Vikings are an American doo-wop musical group, who recorded several hit singles in the 1950s, and continued to record and tour with various lineups in later decades. The group was notable for being one of the few racially integrated musical groups to attain success in the 1950s.
  • The Diamonds The Diamonds
    The Diamonds are a Canadian vocal quartet that rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hit records. The original members were Dave Somerville, Ted Kowalski, Phil Levitt, and Bill Reed.
  • The Eagles (rhythm and blues group)
    The Eagles were a 1950s rhythm and blues vocal group from the Washington, D.C. area. They recorded the original version of "Tryin' to Get to You", better known through the versions by Elvis Presley and The Animals.
  • The Everly Brothers
    The Everly Brothers were an American country-influenced rock and roll duo, known for steel-string acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing. Isaac Donald "Don" Everly and Phillip "Phil" Everly were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
  • The Fearless Four (band)
    The Fearless Four is an old school hip hop group from Harlem, New York, best known for its 1982 single "Rockin' It", which was based on the Kraftwerk track "The Man-Machine" and was featured in the 1983 documentary Style Wars.
  • The Four Aces The Four Aces
    The Four Aces are an American male traditional pop music quartet, popular since the 1950s. Over the last half-century, the group amassed many gold records.
  • The Gaslight Anthem The Gaslight Anthem
    The Gaslight Anthem is an American rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, formed in 2006. The band consists of Brian Fallon, Alex Rosamilia, Alex Levine, and Benny Horowitz.
  • The Gaylords (American vocal group) The Gaylords (American vocal group)
    The Gaylords were an American singing trio, consisting of Ronald L. Fredianelli, Bonaldo Bonaldi, and Don Rea.
  • The Hondells The Hondells
    The Hondells were an American surf rock band. They are perhaps best known for their Top 10 single from 1964, a cover of the Beach Boys' "Little Honda".
  • The Judds The Judds
    The Judds were an American country music duo composed of Naomi Judd and her daughter Wynonna Judd. The duet signed to RCA Records in 1983 and released six studio albums between then and 1991.
  • The Kendalls
    The Kendalls were an American country music duo, consisting of Royce Kendall and his daughter Jeannie Kendall. Between the 1960s and 1990s, they released sixteen albums on various labels, including five on Mercury Records.
  • The Kentucky Headhunters The Kentucky Headhunters
    The Kentucky Headhunters is an American country rock and Southern rock band. They were founded in 1968 as Itchy Brother, which consisted of brothers Richard Young and Fred Young along with Greg Martin and Anthony Kenney.
  • The Last Poets
    The Last Poets is the name for several groups of poets and musicians who arose from the late 1960s African-American civil rights movement's black nationalist movement.
  • The Lemons
    The Lemons was an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1991. The first lineup of the group consisted of Jimmy Paulson, Greg Lovell, Brent Saunders and Jeff Ramirez. Ramirez was soon replaced by Rob Cunningham and the band released their debut album entitled Marvel in 1993.
  • The Maines Brothers Band
    The Maines Brothers Band is a Texas-based country music band. The Maines Brothers for which the band was named are Lloyd Maines, Donnie Maines, Kenny Maines, and Steve Maines. Other members of the band have included Jerry Brownlow, Randy Brownlow, Cary Banks, Richard Bowden, and LaTronda Maines.
  • The McCoys
    The McCoys were a rock group that started in Union City, Indiana, in 1962. They are best known for their hit "Hang on Sloopy".
  • The Modernaires The Modernaires
    The Modernaires is an American vocal group, best known for performing in the 1940s alongside Glenn Miller.
  • The Moffatts
    The Moffatts were a Canadian pop/rock band, composed of brothers Scott, Clint, Bob and Dave Moffatt. Scott was born on March 30, 1983 in Whitehorse, Yukon and triplets Bob, Clint and Dave were born in Vancouver, British Columbia on March 8, 1984.
  • The Nice The Nice
    The Nice were an English progressive rock band active in the late 1960s. They blended rock, jazz and classical music and were keyboardist Keith Emerson's first commercially successful band.
  • The Orb The Orb
    The Orb is an English electronic music group known for being the pioneers of ambient house. Founded in 1988 by Alex Paterson and The KLF member Jimmy Cauty, the Orb began as ambient and dub DJs in London.
  • The Osmonds The Osmonds
    The Osmonds are an American family music group with a long and varied career — a career that took them from singing barbershop music as children to achieving success as teen-music idols, from producing a hit television show to continued success as solo and group performers.
  • The Paris Sisters The Paris Sisters
    The Paris Sisters were a 1960s American girl group from San Francisco, California, United States, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector.
  • The Pixies Three
    The Pixies Three is an American teenage vocal girl group best known for their hits "Birthday Party" and "442 Glenwood Avenue".
  • The Platters The Platters
    The Platters is an American vocal group. They were one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era. Their distinctive sound was a bridge between the pre-rock Tin Pan Alley tradition and the burgeoning new genre.
  • The Robbs The Robbs
    The Robbs were an American 1960s pop and rock band from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
  • The Romeros The Romeros
    Los Romeros, The Romero Guitar Quartet, is a guitar quartet, sometimes known as "The Royal Family of the Guitar" — their personnel consists entirely of members of the Romero family.
  • The Runaways The Runaways
    The Runaways were an American rock band that recorded and performed in the second half of the 1970s. The band released four studio albums and one live set during its run.
  • The Savage Resurrection
    The Savage Resurrection was an American psychedelic rock band from the San Francisco Bay area, and were active in between 1967 and 1968.
  • The Searchers (band) The Searchers (band)
    The Searchers are an English beat group, which emerged as part of the 1960s Merseybeat scene along with the Beatles, the Hollies, the Fourmost, the Merseybeats, the Swinging Blue Jeans, and Gerry and the Pacemakers.
  • The Shangri-Las The Shangri-Las
    The Shangri-Las were an American pop girl group of the 1960s. Between 1964 and 1966 they charted with often heartbreaking teen melodramas, and remain perhaps best known for their hits "Leader of the Pack" and "Remember".
  • The Stanley Brothers
    The Stanley Brothers were an American bluegrass duo made up of brothers Carter Stanley and Ralph Stanley. Ralph and Carter performed as The Stanley Brothers with their band, The Clinch Mountain Boys, from 1946 to 1966.
  • The Statler Brothers The Statler Brothers
    The Statler Brothers were an American country music, gospel, and vocal group. The quartet was formed in 1955 performing locally and, in 1964, they began singing backup for Johnny Cash.
  • The Three Sounds
    The Three Sounds were an American jazz piano trio that formed in 1956 and disbanded in 1973.
  • The Troggs The Troggs
    The Troggs are an English rock band formed in Andover, Hampshire in 1964. They had a number of hits in the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • The Vels
    The Vels were an American new wave band, formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy
    Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist and lead vocalist Phil Lynott, met while still in school.
  • Tiffany Page
    Tiffany Page is an English singer-songwriter based in London, and currently signed to no record company. Her debut single "Walk Away Slow" was released on 15 March 2010. Her second single, "On Your Head", started to receive airplay on radio stations across the UK.
  • Timi Yuro Timi Yuro
    Rosemary Timothy Yuro, professionally known as Timi Yuro, was an American singer and songwriter. Sometimes called "the little girl with the big voice," she is considered to be one of the first blue-eyed soul stylists of the rock era.
  • Tiny Hill
    Harry Lawrence "Tiny" Hill was a band leader of the Big Band era. During the height of his career Hill was billed as "America's Biggest Bandleader" because of his weight of over. His signature song was "Angry", which he first recorded in 1939 on Columbia records Vocalion label.
  • Toby Keith Toby Keith
    Toby Keith Covel is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.
  • Tom Jones (singer) Tom Jones (singer)
    Sir Thomas John Woodward OBE, also known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer.
  • Tommy Jackson (musician)
    Thomas Lee "Tommy" Jackson, Jr. was an American fiddle player, regarded as "one of the finest commercial fiddle players of all time".
  • Tom T. Hall Tom T. Hall
    Thomas "Tom T." Hall is an American country music songwriter, singer, instrumentalist, novelist, and short-story writer.
  • Tony Martin (American singer)
    Tony Martin was an American actor and singer. His career spanned over seven decades, and he scored dozens of hits between the late-1930s and mid-1950s with songs such as "Walk Hand in Hand" and "Stranger in Paradise".
  • Tony! Toni! Toné!
    Tony! Toni! Toné! is an American soul/R&B group from Oakland, California, popular during the late 1980s and early to mid-1990s.
  • Tracy Lawrence Tracy Lawrence
    Tracy Lee Lawrence is an American country music artist. He started at a country music restaurant called "Live At Libby's" where owner Libby Knight would help local talent find their way into country music.
  • Trish Murphy Trish Murphy
    Trish Murphy is an Austin-based singer-songwriter. She appeared in the Austin City Limits Music Festival twice and has released four records.
  • Two Ton Baker
    Dick "Two Ton" Baker was an American singer and entertainer who was a prominent Chicago radio and television personality for three decades; the 1940s to the 1960s.
  • U2 U2
    U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976.
  • Ugly Kid Joe Ugly Kid Joe
    Ugly Kid Joe is an American rock band from Isla Vista, California, formed in 1987. The band's name spoofs that of another band, Pretty Boy Floyd. Ugly Kid Joe's sound includes a range of styles, including rock, hard rock, funk metal and heavy metal.
  • Ultramagnetic MCs Ultramagnetic MCs
    The Ultramagnetic MCs is an American hip hop group based in Bronx, New York. Founded by Kool Keith, the group also includes Ced Gee, TR Love, and Moe Love. Tim Dog became an unofficial member in 1989.
  • Underground Sunshine
    Underground Sunshine was an American psychedelic rock band from Montello, Wisconsin. The group's only hit single came in 1969 with their cover of The Beatles' song, "Birthday".
  • Uriah Heep (band) Uriah Heep (band)
    Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart while of the fifteen Billboard 200 Uriah Heep albums Demons and Wizards was the most successful.
  • Utada Hikaru
    Utada Hikaru, who also goes by the mononym Utada, is a Japanese American singer and songwriter.
  • Van der Graaf Generator Van der Graaf Generator
    Van der Graaf Generator are an English progressive rock band, formed in 1967 in Manchester by singer-songwriters Peter Hammill and Chris Judge Smith and the first act signed by Charisma Records. They did not experience much commercial success in the UK, but became popular in Italy during the 1970s.
  • Vanessa Williams
    Vanessa Lynn Williams is an American actress, singer, and fashion designer. She initially gained recognition as the first African-American recipient of the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983.
  • Van Morrison Van Morrison
    Sir George Ivan Morrison, OBE, known as Van Morrison, is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter, instrumentalist and producer. In 2016, he was knighted for his musical achievements and his services to tourism and charitable causes in Northern Ireland.
  • Vic Damone Vic Damone
    Vic Damone is an American traditional pop and big band singer, songwriter, actor, radio and television presenter, and entertainer who is best known for songs such as "You're Breaking My Heart", the number four hit "On the Street Where You Live", and "My Heart Cries for You".
  • Walter Brown (singer)
    Walter Brown was an American blues shouter who sang with Jay McShann's band in the 1940s and co-wrote their biggest hit, "Confessin' the Blues".
  • Warren Smith (singer) Warren Smith (singer)
    Warren Smith was an American rockabilly and country music singer and guitarist.
  • Wayne Kemp
    Wayne Kemp was an American country music singer. He recorded between 1969 and 1986 for Decca, MCA, United Artists, Mercury and Door Knob Records, and charted twenty-four singles on the Hot Country Songs charts. His highest-peaking single was "Honky Tonk Wine," which peaked at No. 17 in 1973.
  • Wayne Massey Wayne Massey
    Donald Wayne Massey is an American country music artist and actor. He is best known for playing the role of country/rock music superstar Johnny Drummond on the American daytime soap opera One Life to Live from 1980 to 1984.
  • Wesley Dennis
    Wesley Dennis is an American country music artist. A native of Alabama, Dennis previously held a job installing car windshields before he took to singing in bars.
  • Will Downing Will Downing
    Wilfred "Will" Downing is an American singer and songwriter. He is married to singer Audrey Wheeler, who was a member of the R&B group Unlimited Touch.
  • William Lee Golden William Lee Golden
    William Lee Golden, a native of Brewton, Alabama, is an American country music singer. Between 1965 and 1987, and again since December 1995, he has been the baritone singer in the country vocal group The Oak Ridge Boys.
  • Xavier Cugat Xavier Cugat
    Xavier Cugat was a Spanish-American bandleader and native of Spain who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba. A trained violinist and arranger, he was a leading figure in the spread of Latin music in United States popular music.
  • Yarbrough and Peoples Yarbrough and Peoples
    Yarbrough and Peoples was an American Urban contemporary duo from Dallas, Texas. Their biggest selling release was "Don't Stop the Music," a US Billboard R&B chart topper in 1981.
  • Yello Yello
    Yello is a Swiss electronic band consisting of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank.
  • Young Jessie
    Obediah Donnell "Obie" Jessie, is an African American R&B and jazz singer and songwriter. He recorded as Young Jessie in the 1950s and 1960s, and was known for his solo career, work with The Flairs and a brief stint in The Coasters. More recently he has performed and recorded jazz as Obie Jessie.
  • Yuck (band) Yuck (band)
    Yuck are a rock band that originated in London, England in 2009. The band currently consists of drummer Jonny Rogoff, guitarist Ed Hayes, bassist Mariko Doi, and lead vocalist/guitarist Max Bloom, who formerly played in the band Cajun Dance Party along with former Yuck member Daniel Blumberg.
  • Zazie Zazie
    Zazie is a French singer, songwriter, and former fashion model. Zazie co-produces all her albums. She is noted for her playful use of language.
  • Zola Taylor
    Zola Mae Taylor was an American singer. She was the original female member of The Platters from 1954 to 1962, when the group produced most of their popular singles.

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    In February of 2016, while visiting the set of American Idol, McCreery found out that his record label was dropping him. This news came right before he had intended to make his third studio album with Mercury Records. Most artists would wait until they ...
    Published on: Tue, 22 Aug 22:13:57 2 28

  • PopMatters
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    Taking this experience and his newly-appointed position as director of A&R at Mercury Records, Shad established the EmArcy label where he would go on to produce jazz giants like Sarah Vaughn, Maynard Ferguson, the legendary hard-bop-defining Clifford ...
    Published on: Thu, 24 Aug 13:16:17 17 197

  • Daily Mail
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    Daily Mail
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    Published on: Wed, 06 Sep 00:57:55 9 121

  • Experience
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    Starting off his musical career at age 17, Bugg was signed to Mercury Records after they discovered his performance at an English music festival in 2011. His record signing kick-started his career and soon after, Bugg produced his first self-titled ...
    Published on: Fri, 08 Sep 02:28:38 3 28

  • The Mercury News
    Dee Dee Bridgewater's packed SF weekend: From Ella to Memphis soul
    The Mercury News
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    Published on: Tue, 05 Sep 17:00:58 9 269

  • The Mercury News
    A life of living, learning, teaching and playing the blues
    The Mercury News
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    Published on: Sat, 12 Aug 02:24:28 13 355

  • The Portland Mercury
    The Return of Zeke
    The Portland Mercury
    During punk rock's renaissance in the 1990s, it was common for labels to release compilations featuring artists on their rosters. Epitaph Records' series was called Punk-O-Rama, and their third installment included a fierce Seattle band called Zeke ...
    Published on: Wed, 16 Aug 16:14:21 11 218

  • The Portland Mercury
    Record Review
    The Portland Mercury
    I first stumbled upon the work of Erika M. Anderson in the mid-'00s. Her band Gowns sounded both completely familiar and wholly unprecedented, bridging the deconstructed anti-folk sound of that moment with the ominousness of goth artists like Coil and ...
    Published on: Wed, 23 Aug 16:09:15 1 27

  • The Guardian
    'The hippie dream is still alive': how Ibiza went from techno to boho
    The Guardian
    It is over four decades since the hippies first laid foot there: a mix of artists, writers and Vietnam draft-dodgers who established the non-conforming spirit of psychedelic decadence that laid the foundations for the island to grow into one of the ...
    Published on: Fri, 08 Sep 11:32:00 44 618

  • The Star
    Time for Yorkshire indie comeback stars Milburn to storm the charts - album details announced
    The Star
    ... success as they watched Sheffield friends' bands such as Arctic Monkeys and Reverend and the Makers make it big. It seemed the Mercury Records signing may be remembered only as an influence on more successful artists still to come – a band's band.
    Published on: Fri, 01 Sep 18:47:28 1 10

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