The Best Adult Contemporary Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

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List Criteria: Upvote your favorite AC artists. Only artists who are popular and featured or have been featured on AC radio stations

Adult contemporary music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good adult contemporary music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top adult contemporary music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Adult contemporary music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all adult contemporary music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest adult contemporary music bands of all time, since the most famous adult contemporary music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best adult contemporary music music.

You can click on the adult contemporary music band names to see more information about that particular notable adult contemporary music group. If they're near the top of the best adult contemporary music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top adult contemporary music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the adult contemporary music band names themselves.

Examples include Miley Cyrus and Jessica Simpson. Rank your favorites using the thumbs up and thumbs down buttons. Is Christina Aguilera better than Michael Jackson?

All important, significant and iconic names in adult contemporary music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new adult contemporary music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of adult contemporary music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into adult contemporary music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good adult contemporary music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent adult contemporary music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best adult contemporary music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest adult contemporary music musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular adult contemporary music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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    Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

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    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    The Carpenters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Elton John is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

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    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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    Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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    Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Country

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    Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

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    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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    Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

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    Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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    Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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    Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

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    Carole King is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Cher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

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    Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Sting is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

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    Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Michael McDonald is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Natalie Cole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Quiet storm

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    Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Opera

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    Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

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    Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

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    Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

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    Air Supply is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock

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    Perry Como is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Sacred music, Pop music

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    Adult contemporary music, New Age music

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    Adult contemporary music, Christian music, Pop music

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    Taylor Dayne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Urban contemporary, Rock music, Dance-pop

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    John Legend is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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    Jewel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Traditional music

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    LeAnn Rimes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music

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    Adult contemporary music, Lounge music, Pop music

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    Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

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    Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

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    Michael Bolton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Marc Cohn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Folk rock

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    Jody Watley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music

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    Babyface is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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    Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

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    New Wave, Pop music, Ska

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    Anita Baker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Quiet storm, Smooth jazz

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    Robert Palmer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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    James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Blues-rock, Disco, Pop music

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    Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock

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    James Blunt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Folk music

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    Richard Marx is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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