Coolest Music Artists of the 21st Century


The Top Ten

1 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline 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.

Best ever. Bar none. I have seen her live 5 times and nobody comes close. Jackie connects to my soul. She moves me like no other. Rest of the pack just spout music. Jackie transforms me.

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2 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.

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 best story teller the realest artist alive in this era

Eminem is the greatest rapper of all time! - EpicJake

This guy is the definition of a cool and popular artist. Oh yeah, there's also the fact that he's a genius! Heck of a professional, top lyrics on the market, coolest colab's, and funnyest ever! Simply Shady!

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3 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.

I kind of like them and kind of don't. Can't really make up my mind it depends on how I feel that day so whatever.

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

They should be number 1 according to me as they are the only artist from 21st Century present in "Legendary Music Artists of All Time List"

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4 Adam Lambert Adam Lambert Adam 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!

5 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake

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

6 One Direction One Direction One Direction (commonly abbreviated as 1D) were a 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 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!

We love them

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8 Black Eyed Peas Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers,, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

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

9 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.

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!

10 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams

His songs are the most amazing I've ever heard

Robbie I love you for ever - you are a legend

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The Contenders

11 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney 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 more.
12 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.

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

My mom loves Metallica and I do to.

13 Paramore Paramore Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Hayley Williams and guitarist Taylor York.
14 Pink Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
15 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.

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

16 Evanescence Evanescence Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
17 Three Days Grace Three Days Grace Three 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. In 2013 Gontier left the band due to creative differences. He was replaced with Brad's more.
18 Shadmehr Aghili Shadmehr Aghili Shadmehr Aghili an Iranian singer composer, arranger, musician, songwriter and actress . He was born in 1973 in Tehran . He started his career with the release of several albums in Iran . His second album, his music became famous mosafer . more.

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!

Shadmehr I love you

19 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne
20 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.
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1. Adam Lambert
2. Eminem
3. Linkin Park
1. Metallica
2. Three Days Grace
3. Justin Timberlake
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