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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 Wayne1

    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 Domino2

    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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    #184 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time#196 of 603 The Best Rock Vocalists

  • Down3


    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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    #24 of 83 The Best Music Side Projects#55 of 133 The Best Stoner Rock Bands

  • Louis Armstrong4

    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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  • Galactic5


    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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    #1429 of 1,728 The Best Rock Bands of All Time#39 of 57 The Best Jazz-Funk Bands/Artists

  • Dr. John6

    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 Anselmo7

    Phil Anselmo

    Glam metal, Doom metal
    Philip Hansen Anselmo (born June 30, 1968) is an American heavy metal musician who is best...  more

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  • Gnarls Barkley8

    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
  • Lonnie Johnson9

    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)

    Lonnie Johnson may refer to: Lonnie Johnson (musician) (1899-1970), American blues and jazz...  more

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  • Master P10

    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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    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
  • Mystikal12


    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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  • Superjoint Ritual13

    Superjoint Ritual

    Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

    AlbumsA Lethal Dose of American Hatred, Use Once and Destroy

    Superjoint, formerly known as Superjoint Ritual, was an American heavy metal band formed by...  more

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    #263 of 392 The Greatest Heavy Metal Bands Of All Time#9 of 31 Best Metal Bands From The American South

  • Curren$y14


    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.15

    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$16

    Hot Boy$

    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

    AlbumsLet '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,...  more

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    #106 of 123 The Best Hip Hop Groups of All Time#26 of 38 The Best Boy Bands Wink

  • Juvenile17


    Hip hop music, Dirty rap

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

    Terius Gray, better known by his stage name Juvenile, is an American rapper, songwriter and...  more
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  • The Meters18

    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 Ezra19

    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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    #168 of 383 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s#34 of 110 The Best Musical Trios Of All-Time

  • The Twilight Singers20

    The Twilight Singers

    Rock music, Alternative rock

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

    The Twilight Singers is an American indie rock band. The group was initially formed as a side...  more
  • Lil Romeo21

    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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  • Mannie Fresh22

    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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  • Silkk the Shocker23

    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
  • C-Murder24


    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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  • Earl King25

    Earl King

    Rhythm and blues, Blues

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

    Earl Silas Johnson IV (February 7, 1934 – April 17, 2003), known as Earl King, was an American...  more