Top 10 Popular Musicians That Everyone Should Know About


The music helps in express your feelings well. There is a no single person on this planet who doesn’t enjoy listening to music. Thus become musicians is a right choice for many youngsters. Right now there are lots of musicians looking for their better and better career and you have heard few of the names from that list with their best albums. They are now earning millions and million of dollars.
Let’s see which are the top 10 moat popular musicians around the world.

#10: Sufjan Stevens



Sufjan is a monster of a writer. On top of his already ridiculous repertoire of tunes, he’s also released 10 Volumes of Christmas albums, totaling over 100 songs. This was done in his spare time. Sufjan toured with more than 10 musicians on his Age of Adz tour, including 2 drummers, to play all the amazing compositions he has to offer.


#9: Thom Yorke


Thom Yorke is mainly responsible for all things Radio head, one of the most incredible bands around this day. Although his main instruments are Guitar and Piano, he has also been known to play drums and bass as well. If you’ve heard Radio head before, you will know why Thom Yorke is on this list. In fact, if you have heard music before, you will know why he is on this list.


#8: Aaron Turner


Aaron Turner the Vocalist and Guitarist for the amazingly emotional Isis, but he is also an incredible artist, responsible for all the album Artwork for Isis, as well as over 50 other album covers for bands such as Converge, Pelican, and The Dillinger Escape Plan.


#7: Zach Hill


Zach Hill is only one of the most insane drummers in the world. His incredibly nonsensical rhythms and time signatures, heard especially in the band Hella, and his use of double kick drumming has become what he would call a Musical Phenomenon.


#6: Trent Reznor


Trent Reznor is a key pioneer of electronic industrial music, and he’s big on political statements. Trent Reznor is the Frontman for Nine Inch Nails. He writes the music, and hires other artists to play with him in concert. He has been known for his use of electronic beats, and some unfathomable guitar and bass tones. He also has done a good job at Introducing new Music Distribution Methods.


#5: Maynard James Keenan


Maynard James Keenan is the “head” of Tool, writing the lyrics, and essentially just making it rule .He is involved in some other incredible acts, such as A Perfect Circle and Puscifer. He would be the consider Maynard to be one of the best lyricists in the world. His ability to craft amazing metaphors and touch on complicated subjects is uncanny.


#4: Steven Wilson


Steven Wilson is the front man for Porcupine Tree. Porcupine Tree, although the name is…odd, Along with Maynard, Wilson is a genius at crafting lyrics that just seem to make sense. Lyrics that are powerful and melodic and rhythmic, all at the same time.


#3: Mike Patton

Mike Patton photographed in San Francisco, CA March 8, 2006 © Jay Blakesberg

This list is becoming increasingly difficult to write, as the Artists just keep becoming more and more Diverse. We want you to take an Arabic Ninja, now have him breed with a 50’s Rapper. Then throw in some 60’s Italian mobsters, and you might have a shadow of Mike Patton’s Diversity. Although  we feel his most psychedlic band is Fantomas.


#2: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez


Not only is Omar Rodriguez-Lopez responsible for De-loused In The Comatorium , and pretty much anything the Mars Volta creates, but since beating his Opiate addiction has become one of the hardest working, and most productive musicians of the decade. In 2009 alone, he wrote and produced 7 albums. Seven Albums! Do you realize how incredibly preposterous that is? And these aren’t just some lame albums. There are incredible pieces of work, that he somehow just seems to pull out of thin air.


#1: Frank Zappa


Frank Zappa has Written, Recorded, and Produced over 60 Albums, has influenced such a countless amount of artists it’s not even funny. Just take a look at His Wikipedia Page. We think it would take several hours just to look through all that. Regard him as the greatest composer of all time, with this insane Avantgarde style, often will even use the word “Zappa” as an adjective for greatness.