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music The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

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List Rules 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.

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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
Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul Disco

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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music Soft rock

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Madonna Pop music, Rock music Electronic music

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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop Rhythm and blues

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Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Barbra Streisand Adult contemporary music, Show tune Traditional pop music

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The Carpenters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
The Carpenters Adult contemporary music, Pop music Rock music

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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Celine Dion Adult contemporary music, Pop music Rock music

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Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Linda Ronstadt New Wave, Rock music Latin American music

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Cher Hip hop music, Rock music Dance-pop

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Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

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Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Bryan Adams Adult contemporary music, Pop music Heartland rock

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Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Bette Midler Adult contemporary music, Pop music Rock music

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James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
James Taylor Blues-rock, Disco Pop music

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Neil Diamond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Neil Diamond Pop music, Rock music Folk music

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Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Robbie Williams Hip hop music, Swing music Rock music

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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music Rock music

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Seal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Seal Adult contemporary music, Pop music House music

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Sting is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Sting Medieval music, Classic rock New Wave

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Air Supply is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Air Supply Adult contemporary music, Pop music Pop rock

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Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Sheryl Crow Blues-rock, Pop music Rock music

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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music Contemporary R&B

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Jason Mraz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Jason Mraz Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul Pop music

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Elton John Pop music, Rock music Piano rock

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Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Lionel Richie Adult contemporary music, Pop music Rock music

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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music Rock music

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Michael Bublé is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Michael Bublé Adult contemporary music, Lounge music Pop music

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Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Carly Simon Adult contemporary music, Pop music Rock music

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Carole King is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Carole King Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul Pop music

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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists

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Amy Grant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Amy Grant Adult contemporary music, Christian music Pop music

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Richard Marx is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Richard Marx Adult contemporary music, Pop music Rock music

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Robert Palmer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Robert Palmer Blue-eyed soul, New Wave Pop music

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LeAnn Rimes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
LeAnn Rimes Adult contemporary music, Country pop Pop music

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Taylor Dayne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Taylor Dayne Urban contemporary, Rock music Dance-pop

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Sara Bareilles is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Sara Bareilles Adult contemporary music, Adult album alternative Blue-eyed soul

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Kenny G is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Kenny G Adult contemporary music, Smooth jazz

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Michael McDonald is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Michael McDonald Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul Pop music

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Martina McBride is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Martina McBride Adult contemporary music, Country pop Country

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Michael Bolton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Michael Bolton Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul Pop music

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Anita Baker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Anita Baker Adult contemporary music, Quiet storm Smooth jazz

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Melissa Etheridge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Melissa Etheridge Blues-rock, Heartland rock Rock music

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Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Mandy Moore Bubblegum pop, Pop music Rock music

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Dionne Warwick is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Dionne Warwick Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music Pop music

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Jody Watley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Jody Watley Urban contemporary, Hip hop music Adult contemporary music

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Joe Jackson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Joe Jackson New Wave, Pop music Ska

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Adele Southern soul, Neo soul Rock music

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Peabo Bryson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Peabo Bryson Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music Rock music

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Engelbert Humperdinck is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Engelbert Humperdinck Adult contemporary music, Pop music Traditional pop music

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John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
John Mayer Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul Pop music

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Enrique Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
Enrique Iglesias Synthpop, Pop music Rock music