Best Artists and Bands of the 21th Century

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130 Seconds to MarsThirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.

MARS owns the 21st century, having released their second album 'A Beautiful Lie' containing hits such as 'The Kill' and their third album 'This Is War' with hits such as 'Kings And Queens' and 'Closer To The Edge'. They've more than proven why they are the best.

No way is that number 1. Most people don't know who they even are. There songs haven't been super hits like other people

THeir second album 'a beautiful lie' consists of rock hits.. Song like the story, the kill, the fantasy, attack, a beautiful lie, was it a dream, r-evolve. And other songs as well like a brand new name, and hurricane.
I'm not suprised their voted the best rock band

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2Linkin ParkLinkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members include Chester Bennington (vocals), Mike Shinoda (rapping vocals, pianist), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture ...read more.

These guys have brought new genre to world that is Linkin Park. This is the only band which can give you any taste of music. If anyone is fan of music then he should know Linkin Park "RESPECT Linkin Park" if you are music addicted

This is the best band man. Amazing voice chester and great rap by mike. They are many rocking songs like numb, in the end, new divide, what I've done, faint etc. This band deserves the first place. Those who dint vote this band are not humans at all, they don't have taste.

I've listened to Linkin Park and a lot of their music sounds very original. Plus they stand out more than other bands. Although I like other bands, this band has to be the top on my list!

Best ever rock band particularly like their new divide song

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3Bon JoviBon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.V2 Comments
4EminemEminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 172 million albums making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

What Eminem at 10 :O Can't be like this man he is the star of this world the only man who can make any sucking song to become one of the best in world come on fellows vote EMINEM.

He has 3 classic hip-hop albums and they were all in a row. Other than that trainwreck encore he has nothing but amazing work. Stan is just amazing to. One of the 5 best rappers of all time

That early stuff was all amazing. Maybe encore and the re-up and that's it. He carried a crew of wack rappers by himself in D12 to actually make there first album good. The only other rapper in D12 with skill was probably proof that's it. - Chris-1

He is the fire in my campfire

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5Green DayGreen Day are an American punk rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock . Some of their influences ...read more.

What is this? Green Day is an awesome band and one of the best artist in the 21st century. No one compares to them, they just rock. Their songs are so meaningful and full with emotion. They just rocked the 90's and the 00's. Their lyrics, song, music are so good. Albums like American Idiot, Dookie,21st century Breakdown are the one of the best rock album in the present era!

Green Day are the best band ever end of. By the way, where are queens of the stone age? The strokes? Biffy Clyro? Weezer? On this list? Also, a7x should be higher up. Syn is an amazing guitarist. YES Green Day!

Who Can compare green day with other bands they are far better than any other bands of 2000's or even the 90's as well. Both their original as well as live albums are BOOMBASTIC!

Just the best

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6Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.

Michael Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. I love you Michael!

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7K.S. ChithraKrishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

She is not single day famous or best She is best in 80's, best in 90's, best in 2000's and continues... Chithra is the best in century in the real meaning... - bradman

She started in her career with best performance, still its continue... - clinten

8MuseMuse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, ...read more.

The first band to ever sell out the new wembley stadium? IMO the best band since the beatles!

Really good bassist, and most of these bands here have no measurable talents except Avenged Sevenfold and bon jovi

I'm sorry why is Muse 6th on the list?!?! They are the best band over all on this list. And they deserve more respect.

Muse deserve the top spot on this list.

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9MetallicaMetallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

What's amazing is how much this band has not changed, look at guns n roses, as well as many other bands and you'll see, if they are still releasing albums, then they have changed a lot. Metallica has not changed all too much.

Metallica has been the best from the start of its career. I never knew a band names 30 Seconds to Mars before Toptens. Slipknot should also be in the list.
- Slashhead

10Blink-182Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

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11HeartHeart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide.

They Rock too! Just saw them live. And YES! They should definitely be on this list. - Scorpion

12Sugar Ray
13Shaggy
14ColdplayColdplay are a British rock band formed in 1996. The band consists of Chris Martin (lead vocalist and pianist), Jonny Buckland (lead guitarist), Guy Berryman (bassist) and Will Champion (drummer and backing vocalist). Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed ...read more.

Currently the best and the most popular band on the face of planet earth.

Coldplay simply is one of the best bands of all time...they easily have 15 songs I adore. No other artist has that for me

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15Chris BrownChristopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.
16Arctic MonkeysThe Arctic Monkeys, otherwise known as the Death Ramps, are a British indie rock band formed in 2002 in Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocalist, songwriter, electric and rhythm guitarist), Jamie Cook (electric and rhythm guitarist, songwriter), Matt Helders (percussionist, ...read more.

"Brian... top marks for not trying! "
They deserve top 3 for the accents alone! haha - Uzzy101

This is the band that seem to have won more Brit Awards than anyone the the 21st century so far at 5 - Skinner

If you want raw talent stick with bands like Arctic Monkeys, Muse and Kasabian.

17ShakiraShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.
18McFly
19'N Sync
20Lil' WayneV1 Comment
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