Musicians in the New Millenium

Musicians in the New Millenium April 20, 2021

With more and more music released each year, it’s a near-impossible task to keep track of everything that’s coming. From pop to hip-hop to alternative to K-pop to country, the choices made available feel endless — not to mention vinyl, re-releases and collectible editions.-Billboard Music

In Still Singing After These Years I highlighted Musical Artists who still have new or repackaged music still hitting digital shelves today in the 2020s (2018 -2021). These are artists from the ’50s through the ’90s. But what about those who came after the year 2000?

21 years ago we started a new century and a new millennium. Those who survived the disastrous Y2K disaster took to picking up their guitars and harmonized their singing voices to soothe an aching world and buy it a coke. The 21st century brought a new era of singers and songwriters to our jukeboxes which are now all online on Apple Music and other platforms. These are men and women who hope so eagerly that you would listen to their tunes and hum their new material while your exercising, going food shopping, or driving your car cruising down the highway.  Half a century or more from now, they may be playing these songs in nursing homes.
Here We Go.


Coldplay: Parachutes (2000) Flags-single (2020) Slimey Award Season
One of my favorite modern bands of the modern era.
In a 2008 interview, Chris Martin stated that he wanted to see more Coldplay songs in karaoke books. “Whenever I open a karaoke book, there’s always a million Beatles song, and like two Coldplay ones.”

Lifehouse: No Name Face (2000 ) Cut & Run – Single (2021)

Jeremy Camp: Burdan Me (2000) Out of My Hands-Single (2020
I Still Believe is a movie about American contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter Jeremy Camp and his first wife, Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer shortly before they married.

Linkin Park: Hybrid Theory (2000) One Step Closer (100 gecs Reanimation) – Single (2021)

Pink: Can’t Take Me Home (2000) Cover Me In Sunshine – Single with Willow Sage Hart (2021)

Planetshakers: When the Planet Rocked (live, January 2000) All (Live) – Single (2020)

Rachael Lampa: Live For You (2000) Higher – Single (2020)

Relient K: Relient K (2000) Live (2020)

Fruit Bats: Echolocation (2001) The Pet Parade (2021)  March Music Madness

Josh Groban: Josh Groban (2001) Harmony (2021)

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up, to walk on stormy sea
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up to more than I can be.

Manafest: Misled Youth EP (2001) Stronger – Single with UNSECRET (2021)

Matt Maher: The End and the Beginning (2001) Alive & Breathing (2020) 2020 Vision in Hindsight Part 2 March Music Madness

Nappy Roots: Awnaw – Single (2001) Passport (feat. Andrew Weaver) – Single (2021)

NEEDTOBREATHE: The Feature (2001) The Drive-EP (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Sarah Hart: Obvious (2001) Love as Never Before (2020)

Katy Perry: Katy Hudson (2001) Smile (2020)

50 Cent: God’s Plan with DJ Whoo Kid (2002)  Part of the Game (Extended Version) [feat. NLE Choppa & Rileyy Lanez] – Single (2021)

Avril Lavigne: Let Go (2002) We Are Warriors-Single (2020)

Maroon 5: Songs About Jane (2002) Beautiful Mistakes-Single (2021)

Norah Jones: Come Away With Me (2002) ‘Til We Meet Again (2021)

OK Go: OK Go (2002) This Will Be Our Year (Lo-Fi & Hi-Fi Versions) – Single (2020) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Wendy Goodwin: Intrinsic Journeys: Guided Meditations for Healthy Organs (2002) Kohelet with Jeff Johnson, Brian Dunning (2019)

Beyoncé: Dangerously In Love (2003) The Lion King: The Gift [Deluxe Edition] (2020)

Casting Crowns: Casting Crowns (2003) Start Right Here (HGA Version) – Single with KB (2021)

Fall Out Boy: Take This to Your Grave (2003) Church (Remix) [feat. nothing,nowhere.]-Single (2019)

Kelly Clarkson: Thankful (2003) All I Want For Christmas is You-Single (2020)

Sidewalk Prophets: Sidewalk Prophets (2003) The Things That Got Us Here (2020)

Epica: The Phantom Agony (2003) Omega (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Henry Jackman: Utopia (2003) Louisiana Hero (From “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”) – Single (2021) March Music Madness

Alex Boyé:  Testimony (2004) Class of 2020 (Forever) – Single (2020)

Francesca Battistelli: Just a Breath (2004) This Christmas  (2020)

Gwen Stefani: Love Angel Music Baby (Deluxe International Version) (2004) Slow Clap-Single (2021)

Hawk Nelson: Letters to the President (2004) Miracles (2018)

Kanye West: The College Dropout (2004) Wash Us in the Blood (feat. Travis Scott) – Single

Lecrae: Real Talk (2004)Reasons – Single with Hulvey & Svrcina (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Matisyahu: Shake Off the Dust… Arise (2004) For the Ones (feat. Kosha Dillz  ) – Single (2019)

Sia: Breathe Me – Single (2004) Floating Through Space (feat. David Guetta) [JIM OUMA Remix] – Single (2021)

The Afters: I Wish We All Could Win (2005) Moment’s Like This – Single with DNA (2020)

Aly & AJ: Into the Rush (2005) A Touch of the Beat Gets You Up on Your Feet Gets You Out and Then Into the Sun (2021)

Annie Moses Band: Eden (2005) Tales From My Grandpa’s Pulpit (2021)

Augustana: All the Stars and Boulevards (2005) Live (Recorded from a Livestream Event) (2021)

Carrie Underwood: Some Hearts (2005) My Savior (2021) March Music Madness

Jon Batiste: Times In New Orleans (2005) We Are (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Six13: Six13 (2005) Red Sea Shanty (2021) March Music Madness

Panic! At the Disco: A Fever You Can’t (2005) Pray for the Wicked (2018)

Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Shooting for the stars when I couldn’t make a killing
Didn’t have a dime but I always had a vision
Always had high, high hopes
Had to have high, high hopes for a living
Didn’t know how but I always had a feeling
I was gonna be that one in a million
Always had high, high hopes

Daughtry: Daughtry (2006) Heavy is the Crown (2021)

The Jonas Brothers: It’s About Time (2006) I Need You Christmas-Single (2020)

Portugal. The Man: Waiter: “You Vultures!” (2006) Oregon City Sessions (2021)
One of their singles from 2020 (Who’s Gonna Stop Me) features Weird Al, My all time favorite recording artist

Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift (2006) Fearless (Taylor’s Version)  (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music Slimey Award Season

OneRepublic: Dreaming Out Loud (2007) Human (2021) Slimey Award Season
This is another one of my favorite modern bands.

Miley Cyrus: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007) Plastic Hearts (2020) Prisoner (feat. Dua Lipa) [Jax Jones Remix] (2021)

Ryan Stevenson: Running to You (2007) Wildest Dreams (2020)

Walk Off the Earth: Smooth Like Stone On a Beach (2007) Anthem – Single (2021)

The High Kings: The  High Kings (2008) Home From Home (2021)

Kosha Dillz: Freestyle Vs. Written (2008) Big Matzah (feat. Hila the Killa) – Single (2021)

Straight No Chaser: Holiday Spirits (2008) You Get What You Give-Single (2021)

Lady Gaga: The Fame (2008) Cromatica (2020)

The White Tie Affair: Walk This Way (2008) Seasons – Single with Chris Wallace (2021)

Adam Lambert: For Your Entertainment (2009) Live Around the World with Queen (2020)

Drake: So Far Gone (2009) Scarey Hours 2 (2020

The Joy Formidable: A Balloon Called Moaning (2009) Into the Blue – Single (2021)

The Gregory Brothers: Meet the Gregory Brothers! – EP (2009) Just Push Through It (feat. jacknjellify) – Single (2021)

Major Lazer: Guns Don’t Kill People (2009) Music is the Weapon (2021)

The Baseballs: Strike! (2009) Hot Shots (2021)

Mumford and Sons: Sigh No More (2009)  Delta Tour-EP (2021) Who By Fire (2021)

SHEL: Mad King – EP (2009) Wild Child – EP (2020)

Susan Boyle: I Dreamed a Dream (2009) Ten (2019)

Twenty One Pilots: Twenty One Pilots (2009) Scaled and Icy (2021)

First Part of the 2010’s

Bruno Mars: Leave The Door Open (Live) – Single with Anderson Paak & Silk Sonic (2021) Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010)

Danny Gokey: My Best Days (2010) We All Need Jesus – Singlewith Koryn Hawthorne (2021)

First Aid Kit: The Big Black and Blue (2010) Sisters of Mercy (Live) (2021)

Fitz and the Tantrums: Pickin’ Up the Pieces (2010) Head Up High (2021) Fitz Solo Album Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Justin Bieber: My World 2.0 (2010) Freedom-EP (2021)

Maria Miller: Without You-EP (2010) Brighter Days-Single (2021)

NF: Moments (as Nathan Feuerstein) (2010) Clouds (The Mixtape) (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Rend Collective: Organic Family Hymnal (2010)YEAR OF VICTORY – Single (2021)

2CELLOS: iTunes Festival: London 2011 – EP (2011) Livin’ on a Prayer – Single (2021)

Andy Grammer: Andy Grammer (2011) Thousand Faces (2020) with Don Diablo

Andy Mineo: In My City (feat. Efrain of Doubledge) – Single (2011) We Against The World-Single with Hulvey (2021)

Anthem Lights: Anthem Lights (2011) Fearless Medley: Fearless / You Belong With Me / Love Story / Today Was a Fairytale – Single (2021)

Ed Sheeran: + (2011) Afterglow – Single (2020)

Harry Styles: Up All Night-With One Direction (2011) Fine Line-Solo (2019)

Nathan Carter: Nathan Carter Live (2011) Wings To Fly – Single (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Piano Guys: Hits Volume 1 (2011) 10 (2020)

The Fisherman’s Friends: Shanties and Songs of the Sea (2011) Sea Shanties (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

For King & Country: Crave (2012) Amen (Reborn) – Single with Lecrae & The WRLDFMS Tony Williams Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Linsey Stirling: Linsey Stirling (Deluxe) (2012) League of Legends: Wild Rift-Single (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

The Lumineers: The Lumineers (2012) Silent Night-Single (2020)

Imagine Dragons: Night Visions (2012) Follow You-Single (2021) March Music Madness
Another of my favorite modern bands.

MonaLisa Twins: When We’re Together (2012) The MonaLisa Twins Club Duo Sessions  (2020)

Project Pigeon: A Project Pigeon Christmas (2012) Misty Mountains (feat. Adam Chance) – Single (2013)

The Strumbellas: My Father and the Hunter (2012) Greatest Enemy-Single (2021)

Walk the Moon: Walk the Moon (2012) Eat Your Heart Out – Single (2020)

The Weekend: Trilogy (2012) House of Ballons (2021)  Slimey Award Season

Adam Chance: Misty Mountains (feat. Project Pigeon) – Single (2013) If I Could Only Fly – Single (2021)

Alina Gingertail: Harp Madskillz-Youtube (2013) Hades – In the Blood (Gingertail Cover) -Youtube (2021) March Music Madness

AJ Smith: Dragons in the Sky (2013) Roommate-Single (2021)

BTS: 2 Cool 4 for Skool (2013) Film Out-Single (2021)  2020 Vision in Hindsight Part 2 Slimey Award Season

Nick Pitera: Imagine-Single (2013) If I Never Knew You (from Pocahontas) 2021

X Ambassadors: Litost (2013) Torture (2021)

BastilleBad Blood (2013) Roots Of ReOrchestrated – EP (2021)

Echosmith: Talking Dreams (2013) Tell Her You Love Her (feat. Mat Kearney) (2021)

Parsonsfield: Poor Old Shine (2013) Happy Hour on the Floor (2020)

Karliene: Dreams of Fire (2013) Kissed by Wolf-Single (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

The Longest Johns: Bones in the Ocean-EP (2013) Santiano-Single (2021)

Mako: Search1(2013) Ocelot (Rat City Remix) – Single (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

The National Parks: Young (2013) Open Skies (Wildflower) – Single (2021)

Sarah Kroger: Hallelujah Is Our Song (2013) No Hay Temor En Tu Amor (feat. Blest) – Single

Youngblood Hawke: Youngblood Hawke  (2013) Eyes Closed-Single (2021)

5 Seconds of Summer: 5 Seconds of Summer (2014) CALM (2020)

American Authors: Oh, What a Life (2014) Brick by Brick-Single (2020)

Amy Shark: Spits on Girls-Single  (2014) Cry Forever (2021)

Dan + Shay: Where It All Began (2014) Glad You Exist (Acoustic) – Single (2021)

Home Free: Crazy Life (2014) Never Gonna Give You Up-Single (2021) March Music Madness

PentatonixPTX, Vols. 1 & 2 (2014) The Lucky Ones (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Sam Smith: In the Lonely Hours (2014) Love Goes: Live at Abbey Road Studios (2021)

Sheppard: Bombs Away (2014) Kaleidoscope Eyes (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music
Another one of my favorite modern bands.

Jhené Aiko: Souled Out (2014) Lead the Way from Raya and the Last Dragon (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Tessa Violet: Maybe Trapped Mostly Troubled (2014) Games – Single with lovelytheband (2021)

Second Part of the 2010’s

Dermot Kennedy: An Evening I Will Not Forget (Acoustic) – Single (2015) History – EP (2021)

I AM THEY: I Am They (2015) Christ Might Be Magnified: Song Session (2021)

AJR: Living Room (2015) OK Orchestra (2021)  2020 Vision in Hindsight Part 2 Makes You Way Less Sad Music
My newest discovery of a band I really like.

Laura Daigle: How Can It Be? (2015) Hold On To Me: featuring AHI (2021)

Meghan Trainor: Title (2015) Love Train (2021)

Shawn Mendes: Show You-Single (2015) Wonder (2020)

Taylor Tripodi: Be Glorified-EP (2015) Little-Single (2020)

Whitney Woerz: Live from Muscle Shoals: The Fame Sessions (2015)  Weirdos (NOW What’s Next!) (2020)

Billie Eilish: Six Feet Under-Single (2016) ilomilo (Live From the Film – Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry) – Single (2021)

The Band CAMINO: My Thoughts On You (2016) 1 Last Cigarette (2021)-Single Makes You Way Less Sad Music

FINNEAS: New Girl (2016) Till Forever Falls Apart – Single (2021) with ASHE March Music Madness

Olivia Rodrigo: Bizaardvark (Music from the TV Series) with Madison Hu- EP (2016) *O*R (2021)

Grace VanderWaal: Perfectly Imperfect-EP (2016) Don’t Assume What You Don’t Know – Single (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Jessamyn Rains: All My Secrets (2016) Holy-Single (2020)  March Music Madness

Maren Morris: Hero (2016) Chasing After You (2021)

Post Malone: Stoney (2016) Life’s a Mess II-Single (2021) Slimey Award Season

Shirazee: Different (Dan E Remix) – Single (2016) Englishman / African in New York with Sting (2021)  March Music Madness

Storm Seeker: Pirate Scum-EP  (2016) Guns Don’t Cry (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

UNSECRET: Point of No Return (feat Sam Tinnesz) – Single (2016)  Stronger – Single with Manafest (2021)

We Are Messengers: We Are Messengers (2016) Image of God (feat. Vince Gill) – Single (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Ashe: Used To It-Single (2017)  Till Forever Falls Apart – Single (2021) with FINNEAS March Music Madness

JP Saxe: Changed (2017) Line By Line (2021) with Maren Morris

Julia Michaels: Nervous System-EP (2017) All Your Exes – Single (2021)

lovelytheband: Everything I Could Never Say… – EP (2017)  Games – Single with Tessa Violet  (2021)

Koryn Hawthorne : Koryn Hawthorne – EP (2017) We All Need Jesus – Single with Danny Gokey (2021)

MALINDA: Danny Boy (2017) If She’s Anything Like Me – Single (2021)  March Music Madness

Zach Williams: Chain Breaker (2017) Stand My Ground-Single (2021) Slimey Award Season

Nashville Life Music: All Power-Single (2017) Here For Jesus (2020) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Sam Tinnesz: Babel (2017) Walk – Acoustic – Single with Saint Chaos (2021)

The Snuts: The Matador-EP (2017) W.L. (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Pale Waves: My Mind Makes Noises (2018) Who Am I? (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Pat Barrett: Pat Barrett (2018) Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly (2021)

Sarcastic Sounds: Jealousy-Single (2018) Change ur Mind (2021)

Saint Chaos: Better Days – Single (2018) Walk – Acoustic – Single with Sam Tinnesz (2021)

Tenille Townes: Living Room Work Tapes-EP (2018) Lemonade Stand (2020) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Svrcina: Svrcina (2018) Upside of Down – Single (2021) March Music Madness

Hulvey: Wasted Times-Single (2019) Christopher (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Lisa Marie Nicole: King of Kings-Single (2019) In My Time Child (2021) March Music Madness

We The Kingdom: Live at the Wheelhouse-EP (2019) Holy Water (2020) Makes You Way Less Sad Music Slimey Award Season


Katie Curtis: A Song to Sing in the Dark (2020) Remember the Year (Acoustic, Live in Studio) – Single (2021)  March Music Madness

NiziU: Make You Happy-EP (2020) Poppin’ Shakin’-Single (2021) Makes You Way Less Sad Music

Carolyn Sloan: Give Love – Single (feat. Cassandra Star) – Single (2021)  March Music Madness

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