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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Hip hop, Trap, Pop
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
New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Boogie-woogie
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
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 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
Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Jazz-funk
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
New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
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
Glam metal, Doom metal, Heavy metal
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
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul
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
St. Louis blues, Jazz blues, Piedmont blues
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
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop
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
Psychedelic soul, Trip hop, Rock music
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 Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
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
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Groove metal
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$y is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from New Orleans
Hip hop music
Shante Scott Franklin (born April 4, 1981), better known by his stage name Currensy (stylized as Curren$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
Jazz-funk, Swing music, Traditional pop music
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
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, New Orleans hip hop
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
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap
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
New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rhythm and blues, Funk
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
Rock music, Post-grunge, Alternative rock
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
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 (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
Hip hop music, Bounce music, Southern hip hop
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
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music
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
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music
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
Rhythm and blues, Blues
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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