Best Artists and Bands of the 21th Century


The Top Ten

1 30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty 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

Absolutely the best :D

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2 Linkin Park Linkin Park Linkin 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 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!

What is 30 STM doing above them... Linkin park is greatest band ever

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3 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon 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 more.

Always the best


4 Eminem Eminem Eminem, 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 300 million records 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 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

I love Eminem!

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5 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative 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 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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6 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under 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!

I don't understand why Michael Jackson is on this list.

I love MJs music and THE ROLLING STONES the very most and QUEEN would come close after for me when it comes to favourites and I listen to Bruce Springsteen and some others too even listening to little heavy metal music and to Eminem I thought about it a lot and decided to give his music a chance when I listened to his album the Eminem show I thought it was great I would think Eminem would been the biggest music artist of the 2000s I do not say he's better than MJ, THE ROLLING STONES and QUEEN I think the same with ELVIS PRESLEY AND LED ZEPPELIN I would have placed Eminem on number 6 of greatest music artists of all time if I begin to like his music even more I did not like the song just loose it I can forgive Eminem and I do not intend to judge him because of talk about him sold his soul to illuminati I have listened to some music and I haven't felt brainwashed I have bought many
Albums even over 10 of MJs albums and 2 of his concert dvds and the rehearsals dvd named Michael ...more

7 K.S. Chithra K.S. Chithra Krishnan 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

8 Muse Muse Muse 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, 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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9 Blink-182 Blink-182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) more.
10 Sugar Ray

The Contenders

11 Metallica Metallica Metallica 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". 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

12 Shaggy Shaggy Orville Richard Burrell CD, known mostly by his stage name Shaggy, is a Jamaican-American singer, songwriter and deejay.
13 Coldplay Coldplay Coldplay 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 more.

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

Coldplay is simply awesome

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

Not only the best band on this planet b4t the best artist!

14 Chris Brown Chris Brown Christopher 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 more.
15 Arctic Monkeys Arctic Monkeys The 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, 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.

16 'N Sync
17 Heart Heart Heart 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

18 McFly
19 Lil' Wayne

He is so good at raping

20 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn 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 more.

Rihanna is the best pop singer of this generation. She has over 14 number one hits and has the most best selling songs of all time. She has done every genre under the sun. Pop, Rock, Regagge, Dance Hall, New Wave, Indie, Electronica, Dubstep, RnB, Hip Hop, Rap, Trap, Jazz, EDM and more. No artist has changed her look and sound so many times yet release smash hit after smash hit songs like Rihanna. Her album ANTI is one of the best albums I've ever heard and proves Rihanna is an ARTIST not just a manufactured pop star like many people think. Her music is incredible songs like Diamonds, STAY, LOVE ON THE BRAIN, UMBRELLA, REHAB, WE FOUND LOVE, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, NEEDED ME, KISS IT BETTER etc.

21 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. more.

She is so good at having no talent and ryhmimg words with themselves!

22 Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys
23 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.
24 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles more.

Best selling artist of the 21st century.

25 Busted Busted Busted are an English pop rock band from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, consisting of James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson.
26 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
27 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

I love maroon 5 a hole lot even sexy adam Levine <3. you guys are the best at pop. I thin they are better than 1 direction. you rock maroon 5

28 Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons is an American pop band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman.

So many great songs in such a short time. Should be top 10 of this decade.

29 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy more.
30 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.
31 Nelly Nelly Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., known professionally as, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St.
32 Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow. The band's original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy, and Paul Thomson.
33 Selena Gomez Selena Gomez Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sing in alto.
34 Usher Usher Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.
35 Band of Skulls
36 U2 U2 U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have more.
37 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian. He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. more.

Most talented 20 year old I've seen in a very long time. Despite his mistakes and bad choices, Justin Bieber is a very good singer and is very talented

38 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.
39 Crosses (†††)
40 Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold is an American alternative metal/metalcore (early) band, that was formed 1999 in California. Their longest lineup of members was M. Shadows (Vocals), Synyster Gates (Lead Guitar), Zacky Vengeance (Rhythm Guitar), Johnny Christ (Bass Guitar), and The Rev (Drums). more.

I can't believe A7X aren't on the top10 with bands such as Muse or Green Day which are just commercial unskilled bands are on it, considering A7X has got the most talented newcomers and each of their songs has got a meaning and are really complex.

respect to a7x, the most talented band in the present day

Are you drunk? A7x are the best guys in activity.

I absolutely adore Avenged 7X! I sing everyone of their songs at the top of my lungs...pure talent

41 Alicia Keys Alicia Keys Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress.
42 Slade Slade
43 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake
44 The Killers The Killers The Killers is an American indie rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers and Dave Keuning.

Definitely one of the best bands that appeared on 21st century. They really deserve top ten

Admittedly Brandon's solo stuff is **** but Hot Fuss is one of my favourite 00's albums

45 Jake Bugg Jake Bugg
46 Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback is a Canadian rock band formed in 1995 in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. The band is composed of guitarist and lead vocalist Chad Kroeger, guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist Ryan Peake, bassist Mike Kroeger, and drummer Daniel Adair.

def. nickelback and papa roach should be the first two 30 seconds to mars should not be before them! - a7xfan93

Nelly Furtado and Linkin Park are so mediocre compared to Nickelback - Bec

they are sweet music makers I like the newest album dark horse - seether62

47 OneRepublic OneRepublic OneRepublic is an American pop rock band. Formed in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2002 by lead singer Ryan Tedder and guitarist Zach Filkins, the band achieved commercial success on Myspace as an unsigned act.
48 Beyonce Knowles Beyonce Knowles Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from more.

She has been doing it for 15 years now and is still one THE TOP performers and one of the best vocalists on this decade. We have all scene new girls on the scene come and go! Bey is always here showing why she is QUEEN!

Beyonce is the Queen,y'all see the crown on right? She's been number 1 & will continue 2 be number 1! I LOVE YOU BEYONCE GISELLE KNOWLES CARTER! King Bey!

She's the Best, the only Queen. When Will this world wake up and realize that beyonce a.k.a. THE QUEEN OF PoP/RnB is the artist of the GENERATION.

Predictable. Overrated. Boring.

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49 Fun. Fun. Fun is an American indie pop band based in New York City. It was formed by Nate Ruess, former lead singer of The Format, with Andrew Dost of Anathallo and Jack Antonoff of Steel Train.
50 Peace
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