Artist Who Switched Genres

Taylor Swift is the latest musician who’s made a genre jump by declaring she’s going pop with her new album 1989.  Look below for some other artists who made the switch mid career.

Remember Hootie and the Blowfish? Well, lead singer Darius Rucker found his calling wit

1. Taylor Swift
Country -> Pop

2. Kate Nash
Pop -> Punk

3. Snoop Dogg
Rap -> Reggae -> Rap

4. Bob Dylan
Folk -> Rock

5. Miley Cyrus
Country -> Pop

6. Katy Perry
Christian -> Pop

7. The Go Go’s
Punk -> Pop

8. Lady Gaga
Broadway -> Pop -> Jazz

9. Tinashe
Pop girl group The Stunners -> R&B

10. Fergie
Pop girl group Wild Orchid -> hip-hop

11. Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss
Pop girl group Ruby Blue -> Noisy Pop

12. Gwen Stefani
SKA No Doubt -> Pop

13. Pink
R&B girl group Choice -> Pop

14. Waka Flocka Flame
Hip-hop -> EDM

15. Lil Wayne
Rap -> Rock -> Rap

16. Beastie Boys
Punk -> Rap

17. Darius Rucker
Rock band Hootie and the Blowfish -> Country

18. Kid Rock
Rock -> Country

19. Nellie Furtado
Pop -> Hip-hop

20. Daft Punk
Punk band Darlin’ -> Dance

21. Skrillex
Screamo band From First to Last -> EDM

22. Sheryl Crow
Pop -> Country

23. Kelly Clarkson
Pop -> Country

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