Aesop Rock, Mischievous underground rapper.
Kiran Ahluwalia, India-born Canadian world musician.
Allo Darlin', London-based indie rockers.
Allstar Weekend, Emo pop group from California.
Ayo, Stylish world musician.
The Band Perry, Country trio and siblings.
Bassnectar, Electronic DJ, producer, and remixer.
Dierks Bentley, Self-taught country musician.
Big Boi, Influential in defining Atlanta-based "Dirty South" hip-hop sound.
Big Freedia, The "Queen of Bounce."
James Blake, Leading artist of the electronic sub-genre of dubstep.
Blondie, Successful New Wave group formed in NYC.
Blues Traveler, Jam band formed in Princeton, New Jersey.
Brandy, Talented singer and actress.
Mariah Carey, Pop diva with enduring career.
Kenny Chesney, Hard-core country vocalist.
Ravi Coltrane, Sax player with a family history of musical influence.
Tom Connors, Put Canada on the map with "The Hockey Song."
Dailey and Vincent, Masters of bluegrass music.
Alexandre Desplat, French film composer.
Luther Dickinson, Blues/roots rock guitarist.
Tom Dowd, One of the first producers to exploit the possibilities of multi-track recording.
Paloma Faith, British singer with vintage style.
Fountians of Wayne, American power pop group.
The Grascals, Six-member bluegrass band.
Steven Halpern, A major founder of New Age music.
Imagine Dragons, Alternative rock group.
R. Kelly, Singer, songwriter, and music producer.
Kendrick Lamar, Rapper born and raised in Compton.
The Lumineers, Notable for their rustic folk pop hit "Ho Hey."
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Rapper and producer who had hit with "Thrift Shop."
The Magnetic Fields, Pop-eccentric collaborative.
Stephen Marley, Acclaimed reggae artist and son of Bob Marley.
James Morrison, British singer-songwriter.
Jason Mraz, Pop-rocker with the smash hit "I'm Yours."
Neon Trees, Sample 1980s post-punk pop to create danceable tunes.
Oneohtrix Point Never, Electronic and ambient musician.
Para One, French producer and electronic music artist.
Passion Pit, Boston alternative rock group.
Sam Phillips, Singer songwriter with an enduring career.
Ariel Pink, Los Angeles musician with lo-fi/chillwave' sound.
Plan B, British guitarist and rapper.
Porcupine Tree, British-based progressive rock band.
The Postal Service, American electronic musical supergroup.
Lisa Marie Presley, Independent singer songwriter.
Emeli Sandé, R&B singer-songwriter of Zambian and English heritage.
Scarface, Admired Southern rapper.
Schoolboy Q, Rapper from the streets.
Ryan Shaw, Smooth-soul singer.
Shovels & Rope, Country/folk duo with a high-octane vibe.
Cody Simpson, Singer of summery pop songs.
Todd Snider, Roots rocker.
Joan Soriano, Dominican singer of bachata songs.
The Special Consensus, Longtime bluegrass performers.
Sum 41, Creators of catchy pop-punk tunes.
Third Day, Christian rockers.
J. Tillman, Singer/songwriter of moody songs.
Richard Van Allan, Bass-baritone opera singer.
Elle Varner, R&B singer from a musical family.
The Verve Pipe, Band that switched from rock to kids' tunes.
The Virgins, Blenders of new wave and indie rock.
Waterdeep, Christian folk rockers.
Weezer, Alternative-rock pioneers.
White Denim, Rock band with an energetic sound.
Emily Jane White, Gothic-folk-rock artist.
Betty Wright, Grammy-winning gospel singer.
The xx, Trio that melds rock with dance music.
Weird Al Yankovic , Pop-music parodist.
Neil Young, Influential singer/songwriter.
Maher Zain, Singer/songwriter of modern Islamic music.