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List of Famous Bands from New Orleans

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List of New Orleans bands, listed by their level of fame. This New Orleans musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous New Orleans bands are included, as well as many New Orleans musicians of underground status. This list of New Orleans musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous New Orleans bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: Hip hop, Trap & Pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Tha Carter III, Tha Carter II, Tha Carter, Tha Carter IV, I Am Not a Human Being, + more

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor. His career began in ...more

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Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music & Boogie-woogie; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Here Comes... Fats Domino, This Is Fats, Essential Hits and Early Recordings, This Is Fats / Rock and Rollin’ With Fats Domino, Blueberry Hill, + more

Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017) was an American pianist and singer-songwriter. One of the pioneers of rock and roll music, Domino sold more than 65 ...more

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Down is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans

Albums: Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow..., Down III: Over the Under, NOLA, Down IV Part I - The Purple EP, Down IV, + more

Down is an American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist Bobby ...more

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Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: Swing music, Traditional pop music & Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Hot Fives and Hot Sevens, American Freedom, C'est si bon, Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, Porgy & Bess, + more

Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer, vocalist and occasional actor who was one of the most influential ...more

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Galactic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans

Albums: The Other Side Of Midnight: Live In New Orleans, Ruckus, Coolin' Off, Crazyhorse Mongoose, From the Corner to the Block, + more

Galactic is an American jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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Dr. John is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Gris-Gris, Locked Down, Dr. John's Gumbo, Tribal, Television, + more

Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019), better known by his stage name Dr. John, was an American singer and songwriter. His music combined blues, pop, jazz, boogie-woogie, ...more

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Phil Anselmo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: Glam metal, Doom metal & Heavy metal; Nationality: United States of America
Philip Hansen Anselmo (born June 30, 1968) is an American heavy metal musician who is best known as the lead vocalist for Pantera, Down, and Superjoint Ritual. He is also the owner of Housecore ...more

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Gnarls Barkley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans

Albums: St. Elsewhere, The Odd Couple, Crazy, Smiley Faces, Run, + more

Gnarls Barkley is an American soul duo, composed of singer-songwriter CeeLo Green and producer Danger Mouse. They released their debut studio album, St. Elsewhere, in 2006. It contained their ...more
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Lonnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: St. Louis blues, Jazz blues & Piedmont blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: He's a Jelly Roll Baker, The Complete Folkways Recordings, Hot Fingers, Complete Recorded Works, Volume 7 (1925-32), + more

Lonnie Johnson may refer to: Lonnie Johnson (musician) (1899-1970), American blues and jazz singer, guitarist, and songwriter Lonnie Johnson (inventor) (born 1949), American inventor of the ...more

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Master P is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap & Southern hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Ghetto D (bonus disc), MP Da Last Don, Make Em Say Uhh!, Only God Can Judge Me, Ghetto Postage, + more

Percy Robert Miller (born April 29, 1970), also known by his stage name Master P, is an American rapper, actor, businessman, record producer, philanthropist, and former basketball player. He is ...more

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MUTEMATH is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans

Albums: MUTEMATH, Reset EP, Armistice, Odd Soul, Flesh and Bones Electric Fun, + more

Mutemath (sometimes styled as MuteMath or MUTEMATH) is an American alternative rock band from New Orleans that formed in 2002. The band currently only consists of lead vocalist and keyboardist ...more
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Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Mystikal Genre: Hip hop music, Horrorcore & Hardcore hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Shake Ya Ass, Tarantula, Let's Get Ready, Ghetto Fabulous, Stutter, + more

Michael Lawrence Tyler (born September 22, 1971), known professionally as Mystikal, is an American rapper and actor from New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Superjoint Ritual is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans

Albums: A Lethal Dose of American Hatred, Use Once and Destroy

Superjoint, formerly known as Superjoint Ritual, was an American heavy metal band formed by Phil Anselmo, Joe Fazzio, and Jimmy Bower in the early 1990s, later to be joined by Hank Williams III, ...more

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Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Jet World Order 2, Muscle Car Chronicles, The Stoned Immaculate, Pilot Talk, Community Service 3, + more

Shante Scott Franklin (born April 4, 1981), better known by his stage name Currensy (stylized as Curren$y) is an American rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur and record executive. He was one of the ...more

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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: Jazz-funk, Swing music & Traditional pop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: What a Night! A Christmas Album, When My Heart Finds Christmas, Blue Light, Red Light, When Harry Met Sally..., + more

Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is a Grammy and Emmy-award winning American singer, composer, actor, and television host. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. ...more

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Hot Boy$ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans

Albums: Let 'Em Burn, Guerilla Warfare, Get It How U Live!

The Hot Boys (often styled as Hot Boy$) are an American Hip Hop group formed in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1997. The group is made up of Lil Wayne, Juvenile, B.G. and Turk. The group was ...more

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Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: Hip hop music, Dirty rap & Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: 400 Degreez, Reality Check, Juve the Great, Gotta Get It, Playaz of da Game (feat. DJ Jimi), + more

Terius Gray, better known by his stage name Juvenile, is an American rapper, songwriter and actor who is best known for his work with Cash Money Records in the late 1990s and early 2000s both ...more

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The Meters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans

Albums: Rejuvenation, Fire on the Bayou, The Meters, Cabbage Alley, Uptown Rulers!: The Meters Live on the Queen Mary, + more

The Meters are an American funk band formed in 1965 by Zigaboo Modeliste (drums), George Porter Jr. (bass), Leo Nocentelli (guitar), and Art Neville (keyboards) in New Orleans. The band ...more

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Better Than Ezra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans

Albums: Deluxe, Before the Robots, Friction, Baby, How Does Your Garden Grow?, + more

Better Than Ezra is an American alternative rock band based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and signed to The End Records. The band formed in 1988 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The current band consists ...more

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The Twilight Singers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans

Albums: Powder Burns, She Loves You, Blackberry Belle, Twilight as Played by the Twilight Singers, Dynamite Steps, + more

The Twilight Singers is an American indie rock band. The group was initially formed as a side project of The Afghan Whigs leader Greg Dulli in 1997. After the Afghan Whigs disbanded, Dulli used ...more
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Lil Romeo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Lil' Romeo, Lottery, Romeoland, Game Time, God's Gift, + more

Percy Romeo Miller (born August 19, 1989), formerly known as Lil' Romeo, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and model. Miller gained fame as a rapper in the early 2000s after signing ...more

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Mannie Fresh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: Hip hop music, Bounce music & Southern hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Mind of Mannie Fresh, Return of the Ballin', From Big To Huge

Byron Otto Thomas (born March 20, 1969), better known by his stage name Mannie Fresh, is an American rapper, record producer and DJ who is best known for his work with Cash Money Records from ...more

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Silkk the Shocker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap & Rap music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Made Man, My World, My Way, Charge It 2 Da Game, The Shocker, + more

Vyshonne King Miller (born June 18, 1978), better known by his stage name Silkk the Shocker, is an American rapper and actor. He originally went under the stage name Silkk, but later adopted ...more

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C-Murder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap & Rap music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: C-P-3.com, Screamin' 4 Vengeance, Life or Death, The TRU Story... Continued, Tru Dawgs, + more

Corey Miller (born March 9, 1971), better known by his stage name C-Murder, is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and author. He initially gained fame in the mid-1990s as a part of his ...more

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Earl King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Genre: Rhythm and blues and Blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Earl's Pearls, Come On:, King of New Orleans, Street Parade, Sexual Telepathy, + more

Earl Silas Johnson IV (February 7, 1934 – April 17, 2003), known as Earl King, was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music. A composer of blues standards such ...more

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