1 Linkin Park
Linkin Park is an American rock band formed in Agoura Hills, California, in 1996. The members currently include Mike Shinoda (vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar), Brad Delson (guitar), Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bass), Joe Hahn (DJ) and Rob Bourdon (drums). Linkin Park are associated with a mixture of Alternative Rock, Hip Hop and Techno. Some of their influences include Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, The Roots and Aphex Twin.
The band rose to international fame with their debut album Hybrid Theory, which was released in 2000. The album was certified diamond by the RIAA in 2005 and multi-platinum in several other countries. Their song ‘In the End’ is considered to be one of the best rock songs of the 21st century. Linkin Park has sold over 68 million albums worldwide and have won two Grammy Awards. They released 7 studio albums, and their most popular songs include “Numb”, “In The End”, “What I’ve Done”, and “New Divide”. ...read more.
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.
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 not the expected result!
It is agreed that 30 seconds to mars is a great band...
But Linkin Park is the best rock band ever, not only in 21st century, but also since rock music was originated!
Linkin Park is NO. 1!
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!
2 30 Seconds to Mars
Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band currently consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto.
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.
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
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 da 5'9") half of the hip-hop duo Bad Meets Evil.
Rolling Stone ranked him 83rd on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, calling him the King of Hip Hop. Including his work with D12 and Bad Meets Evil, Eminem has had ten number-one albums on the Billboard 200 and 5 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, and 13 worldwide.
This guy is the best selling artist of the 21st century, so therefore he should be #1. For 5 years, he had problems with drugs and his best friend being killed, he had 3 classics in a row, 2 of them becoming diamond albums and has even won an oscar for best original song. And there are people like Bon Jovi and Michael Jackson who haven't done anything in the 21st century are above this talented guy.
Almost every single rap artist looks up to him. He dominates the game in every aspect: Lyricism, beat, and tone. Because of this, he is the greatest selling rapper of all time, which is made even more impressive by the fact that he is in a genre composed of mostly African Americans, who often don't buy his songs purely because he is white.
First three were amazing yes, encore wasnt that great but still alright. Relapse I think was his worst album, I mean there was a few god songs like, beautiful, underground, crack a bottle and 3 am, but the rest of the album was just funny voices whcih made it bad. But I think recovery was up their with his earlier albums, he really brought it back with that album and I can't wait for his next album due this autumn
Eminem is amazing. His story is incredible, and every song he makes is good, with amazing rhymes, and he can alternate speeds. He got popular in around 2000 and ever since, he has been the #1 rapper in my opinion, and I think he is the number one rapper of all time, and he is just an incredible artist. Other artists should look up to him.
4 Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi is a hard rock/pop 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 most famous album is Slippery When Wet, released in 1986, and had multiple hit singles such as "You give love a bad name", "Livin' On A Prayer", and "Wanted Dead Or Alive". The band's success continued well into the 1990s and 2000s, and the group still makes music to this day. They have sold around around 83 million albums worldwide.The band's first four albums blended the glam metal and hard rock genres. Their first two albums used a heavier mixture of glam metal and hard rock while their follow up which were Slippery When Wet and New Jersey featured a more mainstream commercialized mixture of glam metal and hard rock. They had shed the glam metal sound by their fifth studio album, ...read more.
Always the best
5 Green Day
Green Day are an American pop punk/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 include The Ramones, Sex Pistols, NOFX and Bad Religion. They are best known for their songs like ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’, ‘Basket Case’ and their ‘American Idiot’ & ‘Dookie’ albums. American Idiot sold 6 million copies in the U.S. and won a Grammy Award for "Best Rock Album". Green Day have sold over 75 million records worldwide and have won 5 Grammy Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
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!
They Rock! This list should not have Heart and Daughtry on the list as they are both awful!
6 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 the initials MJ.
He is the creator of the best-selling album of all time, Thriller (1982), awarded 30 times platinum at the beginning of 2016. His other albums Bad, Dangerous and History are all among the best charting albums of all time and all reached the number one position in the US charts. ...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!
There is no current artist that even comes close to his genius and progress of modern music. #1
How is he not in the top three?
7 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...
She started in her career with best performance, still its continue...
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 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 Brit Awards, and 2 Grammy Awards.
How many band today can compete with this guys? How many of you can look cool when wearing matthew bellamy bling2 jackets without being called suck? Haha
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.
The first band to ever sell out the new wembley stadium? In my opinion the best band since the beatles!
Ever heard a song turn into a living, breathing thing all on its own? That's muse right there!
Coldplay are a British pop 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.
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
Currently the best and the most popular band on the face of planet earth.
Not only the best band on this planet b4t the best artist!
Coldplay own the century
10 Justin Timberlake
Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.
Metallica is an American Heavy/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".
With their first two albums, Kill 'Em All and Ride The Lightning reaching underground success, their third effort, Master of Puppets has since become one of the most important heavy metal albums ever, as it became the first thrash metal album to be certified platinum. The title track has since become the band's most played song live.
On September 27, 1986, bass player Cliff Burton was killed after he was crushed to death by Metallica’s tour bus. ...read more.
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.
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.
12 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, backing vocalist) and Nick O'Malley (bassist, backing vocalist). A former member, Andy Nicholson (also a bassist and backing vocalist) left the band shortly after the release of the band's debut album and before Nick took his position to patch the line-up. ...read more.
If you want raw talent stick with bands like Arctic Monkeys, Muse and Kasabian.
"Brian... top marks for not trying! "
They deserve top 3 for the accents alone! haha
This is the band that seem to have won more Brit Awards than anyone the the 21st century so far at 5
13 Kanye West
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.
Kanye is the GOAT in any century! Go back and listen to his massive discography. You can't compare him to people who make 1 or 2 decent albums. Redo the entire list.
Listen to his catalogue. It shows the growth of the modern day 21st century young adult on his quest to take over the world. What an artist.
Why is he only at number 47? He should be in the top 5 at least and deserves to be number 1!
Greatest and most influential!
McFly are an English pop band formed in London in 2003. The band took their name from the Back to the Future character Marty McFly.
Tool is an American alternative metal/progressive metal band, that was formed in 1990.
The band is set together between Maynard James Keenan (Vocals), Danny Carey (Drums), Adam Jones (Guitar) and since 1995 Justin Chancellor (Bass).
The band is known for their influences from electronic sounds and their overly complex and strangely structured songs.
They released their debut album "Undertow" in 1993 and later put out other famous albums, like "Lateralus" and "10,000 Days".
The band has established a legacy as one of the most well-known and beloved progressive metal and alternative metal bands of all time.
The music contains so much detail and some of the best lyrics ever to be written, best band of the 21st century, without a doubt! Personally I think its sad that so few people understand this music and gives it the time it deserves.
Nightwish is a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. The band was formed in 1996 by lead songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and lead singer Tarja Turunen. It's currently formed by Tuomas, Emppu, lead vocalist Floor Jansen, bassist and vocalist Marco Hietala, ...read more.
17 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 1999 to 2004. After they broke up in 2006, Beyonce pursued her solo career, creating smash hits such as "Crazy In Love", "Single Ladies", "Halo", "Partition", "Irreplaceable", "Drunk In Love", "Baby Boy", "Beautiful Liar", "7/11", and "Run The World (Girls)", and has since become one of the most influential performers and biggest celebrities of the 21st century.
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 has dominated music for almost 15 years. She has had hit after hit and remained a humble, kind, and generous. She's the greatested of my generation hands dow. THE QUEEN!
With a cartload of awards accomplished within this period and counting, Beyonce always keep herself at the top of her game. She's irreplaceable
The top of the list is an absolute joke!
18 Alice In Chains
Alice in Chains is an American grunge/alternative metal band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley.
19 Katy Perry
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, professionally known by her stage name Katy Perry, was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. She is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) 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 ...read more.
Best selling artist of the 21st century.
Busted are an English pop rock band from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, consisting of James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson.
22 Imagine Dragons
Imagine Dragons is an American pop rock band from Provo, Utah, and are now based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup consists of lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman. The band first gained exposure with the release of their ...read more.
So many great songs in such a short time. Should be top 10 of this decade.
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.
Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer/pianist Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody.
She's the best! Amy Lee's the whole package... She's cute she has an incredible voice & their lyrics are so meaningful!
25 Maroon 5
Maroon 5 is an American pop/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. Especially Adam. Great band. (and admit it Adam is hot)
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