Bands/Musicians 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.

A factual list, featuring bands like Lil Wayne and Fats Domino.

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash ...more

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Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Boogie-woogie Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. Domino released five gold records before 1955. He also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based ...more

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Down is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Doom metal, Groove metal, Grunge 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
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Jazz Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet ...more

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Galactic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Jazz-funk Galactic is a 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
New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Malcolm John Rebennack, better known by his stage name Dr. John, is an American singer and songwriter. His music combines blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock and roll. Active as a session ...more

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Phil Anselmo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Glam metal, Doom metal, Heavy metal Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead singer of the heavy metal band Pantera. He is currently the frontman for the Louisiana-based ...more

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Gnarls Barkley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul Gnarls Barkley is an American soul music duo, composed of music producer Brian Joseph Burton and singer-songwriter Thomas DeCarlo Callaway. Their debut studio album St. Elsewhere, was released ...more

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Lonnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
St. Louis blues, Jazz blues, Piedmont blues Alonzo "Lonnie" Johnson was an American blues and jazz singer/guitarist, violinist and songwriter who pioneered the role of jazz guitar and jazz violin, and is recognized as the first ...more

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Master P is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop Percy Robert Miller known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, author, filmmaker, record producer, philanthropist. He ...more

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MUTEMATH is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Psychedelic soul, Trip hop, Rock music Mutemath is an American alternative rock band from New Orleans that formed in 2003. The group consists of lead vocalist and keyboardist Paul Meany, drummer Darren King, guitarist Todd Gummerman, ...more

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Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop Michael Lawrence Tyler, better known by his stage name Mystikal, is an American rapper and actor from New Orleans.

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Superjoint Ritual is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal Superjoint Ritual is an American metal band formed by Phil Anselmo, Joe Fazzio, and Jimmy Bower in the early 1990s, later to be joined by Hank Williams III, and Kevin Bond. Their style can be ...more

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Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Hip hop music Shante Scott Franklin, better known by his stage name Curren$y is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Jazz-funk, Swing music, Traditional pop music Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. is an American singer, musician and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the ...more

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Hot Boy$ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, New Orleans hip hop Add my Instagram!- kobie_sc. :For other uses of Hot Boy or Hot Boys, refer to Hot Boy The Hot Boys is an American hip hop group active from 1996 to 2001 then reformed in 2007 and is currently on ...more

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Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap Terius Gray, better known by his stage name Juvenile, is an American rapper, actor, and songwriter. He is also a former member of hip-hop group the Hot Boys. At the age of 19, he began recording ...more

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The Meters is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rhythm and blues, Funk The Meters are an American funk band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Meters performed and recorded their own music from the late 1960s until 1977. The band played an influential role as ...more

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Better Than Ezra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock Better Than Ezra is an American alternative rock trio based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and signed to The End Records.

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The Twilight Singers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock 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
Hip hop music Percy Romeo Miller, Jr., better known by his stage name Romeo or Maserati Rome, is an American rapper, actor, basketball player, entrepreneur, and model. Miller is the son of well known rap ...more

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Mannie Fresh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Hip hop music, Bounce music, Southern hip hop Byron O. Thomas, professionally known by his stage name Mannie Fresh, is a rapper and hip-hop producer who is best known for his work with Cash Money Records from 1993 to 2005 and one half of ...more

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Silkk the Shocker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music Vyshonne King Miller, 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 The Shocker after the release ...more

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C-Murder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music Corey Miller, better known by his stage name, C-Murder, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and actor who is currently serving a life sentence in prison for murder. C-Murder is the brother ...more

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Earl King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Rhythm and blues, Blues Earl King was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music. A composer of well known standards such as "Come On" and Professor Longhair's "Big ...more