Just as music evolves, so do the artists that make it. You can’t expect a band or musician to stick with the same style forever, they’re artists after all. They need to experiment, try new things, and work on what they are most passionate about. Change is healthy for a musician so they’re not stuck playing the same thing for ten years in a row. For some artists, change means switching genres entirely. Whether it’s from rap to reggae or rock to pop, the music industry has seen it all. Here are some of the most notable musicians that changed up their genre.
Taylor Swift’s music has been changing by the album recently.
Gwen Stefani Went From Punk Rock Girl To Pop Goddess
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When Gwen Stefani first started making music in the late 1980s, she was the lead singer for the ska/punk band No Doubt. After some pitfalls, they began to receive serious recognition and became widely successful during the mid-1990s.
However, in 2002, Stefani changed up her style and began making pop music and released her first pop solo album Love Angel Music Baby. Her pop music was also widely well-received which she continues to work on today. Now, Stefani jumps between her solo pop projects as well as collaborating with her old band No Doubt.