Coolest Music Artists of the 21st Century

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1Jackie EvanchoJacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

It's just crazy how talented she is and blessed to have this amazingly beautiful and unique voice. I hope she sticks to what she's doing now and not going mainstream like a lot of artists nowadays.

Her newest release "the Rains of Castamere" from Game of Thrones is haunting, beautiful, and oh so cool.

The drought is ending!
The lost generation's auto-tuned low-qual compressed-for-download angst-amplifying sausage music has lined the music moguls pockets.
But the backlash has begun, and the next generation (with eardrums still intact) is returning to Music.
Jackie bears the flag, with humility and respect, and millions rally.
So cool.

Jackie is now 16 years old, but she has always been cool. Listen to her new song "Apocalypse" to hear how she tackles a song with a contemporary feel. - BobG

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2EminemEminem, 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.

This guy is the definition of a cool musician! Oh yeah, there's also the fact that he's a genius!

Eminem is the greatest rapper of all time! - EpicJake

Best Singer ever! Lose yourself-Stan-Not Afraid-Bitch Please 2 - fatihfurkanu00c7olakou011flu

Absolutely undisputed best artist in the world

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3Linkin 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.

Linkin Park is just classic.They should have their own genre.

Jackie is good but she shouldn't be above the legendary Eminem and Linkin Park

"In the End" and "Faint" that's all I have to say.

Better than anybody

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4Adam LambertAdam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 2.5 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.

I'd absolutely choose him for American Idol, All his music videos are so Cool, and his fashion is amazingly fantastic... Black looks great on him! - darknessmaster909

He's just amazing! He is such a good singer, and he's very open. He is live just as good, maybe even better than on cd! So he's not a autotuned person you see sometime... He's just the World Idol!

5Justin Timberlake

I like his style and how he has evolved in such an astounding way.

6One DirectionOne Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) are an British-Irish pop boy band based in London, composed of Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and previously, Zayn Malik until his departure from the band on 25 March 2015 . The group signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records ...read more.

They are the best in the world; including zayn

This band is the best I just love one way or another and they are so cheeky and British also Irish. They have come so far and I'm really proud of their charity work!

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8Black Eyed PeasThe Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

If your music can receive high marks from a critic like Robert Christgau, then you are an amazing artist.

9Robbie WilliamsRobert Peter "Robbie" Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

His songs are the most amazing I've ever heard

Robbie I love you for ever - you are a legend

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10RihannaRobyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.

Shes this far down. She has 11 #1 hits. Most in pop 2000-2013. She is actually in the top ten most number one pop hits of all time. - westofohio

Now as of 2015 she has 13 #1 hits, and is #5 on the all-time pop artist's most #1's in pop - westofohio

How is he still here? Just as I say about Eminem the fact that she is just crazy is what is lovely about her and make her songs sooo damn cool! Eminem and Rihanna for the podium!

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11Britney SpearsBritney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.
12MetallicaMetallica 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.

I love their music and the way they give their message out to the public

13ParamoreParamore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.
14PinkAlecia Beth Moore known professionally as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
15EvanescenceEvanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
16Three Days GraceThree Days Grace is a Canadian rock band formed in Norwood, Ontario in 1997 with a line-up consisting of guitarist and lead vocalist Adam Gontier, drummer and backing vocalist Neil Sanderson, and bassist Brad Walst.
17ColdplayColdplay 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.

They are the coolest they deserve number 1 chris martin so stylish!

18Shadmehr Aghili

He is the best he is a brave man because when in Iran somebody didn't can see his talent in music but he never stopped his works so we proud to him and we want that he wins because he should get first in list!

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19Avril Lavigne
20Bruno MarsPeter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.
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