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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.

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

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    Lil Wayne

    Hip hop, Trap

    AlbumsTha Carter III, Tha Carter II, Tha Carter, Tha Carter IV, I Am Not a Human Being

    Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an...  more

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    Fats Domino

    New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music

    AlbumsHere Comes... Fats Domino, This Is Fats, Essential Hits and Early Recordings, This Is Fats / Rock and Rollin’ With Fats Domino, Blueberry Hill

    Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017) was an American pianist and...  more

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  • 3


    Doom metal, Groove metal

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

    Down is an American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The...  more

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    Louis Armstrong

    Swing music, Traditional pop music

    AlbumsHot Fives and Hot Sevens, American Freedom, C'est si bon, Louis Armstrong and King Oliver, Porgy & Bess

    Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops,...  more

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  • 5


    Hip hop music, Jazz rap

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

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

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    Dr. John

    New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music

    AlbumsGris-Gris, Locked Down, Dr. John's Gumbo, Tribal, Television

    Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019), better known by his stage name...  more

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    Phil Anselmo

    Glam metal, Doom metal
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  • 8

    Gnarls Barkley

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsSt. Elsewhere, The Odd Couple, Crazy, Smiley Faces, Run

    Gnarls Barkley is an American soul duo, composed of singer-songwriter CeeLo Green and producer...  more

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  • 9

    Lonnie Johnson

    St. Louis blues, Jazz blues

    AlbumsHe's a Jelly Roll Baker, The Complete Folkways Recordings, Hot Fingers, Complete Recorded Works, Volume 7 (1925-32)

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  • 10

    Master P

    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

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

    Percy Robert Miller (born April 29, 1970), also known by his stage name Master P, is an...  more

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  • 11


    Psychedelic soul, Trip hop

    AlbumsMUTEMATH, Reset EP, Armistice, Odd Soul, Flesh and Bones Electric Fun

    Mutemath (sometimes styled as MuteMath or MUTEMATH) is an American alternative rock band from...  more
  • 12


    Hip hop music, Horrorcore

    AlbumsShake Ya Ass, Tarantula, Let's Get Ready, Ghetto Fabulous, Stutter

    Michael Lawrence Tyler (born September 22, 1971), known professionally as Mystikal, is an...  more


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  • 13

    Superjoint Ritual

    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

    AlbumsA Lethal Dose of American Hatred, Use Once and Destroy

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  • 14


    Hip hop music

    AlbumsJet World Order 2, Muscle Car Chronicles, The Stoned Immaculate, Pilot Talk, Community Service 3

    Shante Scott Franklin (born April 4, 1981), better known by his stage name Currensy (stylized...  more

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    Harry Connick, Jr.

    Jazz-funk, Swing music

    AlbumsWhat a Night! A Christmas Album, When My Heart Finds Christmas, Blue Light, Red Light, When Harry Met Sally...

    Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is a Grammy and Emmy-award winning...  more

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    Hot Boy$

    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

    AlbumsLet 'Em Burn, Guerilla Warfare, Get It How U Live!

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  • 17


    Hip hop music, Dirty rap

    Albums400 Degreez, Reality Check, Juve the Great, Gotta Get It, Playaz of da Game (feat. DJ Jimi)

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    The Meters

    New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsRejuvenation, Fire on the Bayou, The Meters, Cabbage Alley, Uptown Rulers!: The Meters Live on the Queen Mary

    The Meters are an American funk band formed in 1965 by Zigaboo Modeliste (drums), George...  more

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    Better Than Ezra

    Rock music, Post-grunge

    AlbumsDeluxe, Before the Robots, Friction, Baby, How Does Your Garden Grow?

    Better Than Ezra is an American alternative rock band based in New Orleans, Louisiana, and...  more

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  • 20

    The Twilight Singers

    Rock music, Alternative rock

    AlbumsPowder Burns, She Loves You, Blackberry Belle, Twilight as Played by the Twilight Singers, Dynamite Steps

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  • 21

    Lil Romeo

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsLil' Romeo, Lottery, Romeoland, Game Time, God's Gift

    Percy Romeo Miller (born August 19, 1989), formerly known as Lil' Romeo, is an American...  more

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  • 22

    Mannie Fresh

    Hip hop music, Bounce music

    AlbumsThe 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...  more

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  • 23

    Silkk the Shocker

    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

    AlbumsMade Man, My World, My Way, Charge It 2 Da Game, The Shocker

    Vyshonne King Miller (born June 18, 1978), better known by his stage name Silkk the Shocker,...  more
  • 24


    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Screamin' 4 Vengeance, Life or Death, The TRU Story... Continued, Tru Dawgs

    Corey Miller (born March 9, 1971), better known by his stage name C-Murder, is an American...  more

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  • 25

    Earl King

    Rhythm and blues, Blues

    AlbumsEarl's Pearls, Come On:, King of New Orleans, Street Parade, Sexual Telepathy

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