The Best Ballad Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Ballad Bands/Artists

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Ballad artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good ballad 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 ballad bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Ballad 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 ballad bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest ballad bands of all time, since the most famous ballad artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best ballad music.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of artists, like Chicago and Dolly Parton, in it. Downvote your least favorite artists and upvote the best ones. If you don't like Lenny Kravitz or Billie Holiday, then give them a thumbs down.

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

The list includes all new ballad 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 ballad, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into ballad 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 ballad bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent ballad bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best ballad bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest ballad 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 ballad bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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    Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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    C-pop, Hip hop music, Popular music

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    Bubblegum pop, Ballad, Pop music

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    Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

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    Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

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    Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary R&B

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    Ballad, Pop music, Trot

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    Ballad, Dance-pop, K-pop

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    Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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    Ballad, Pop music, Dance music

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    Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

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    Pop punk, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

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    C-pop, Ballad, Synthpop

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    Ballad, Pop music, J-pop

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    Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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    Ballad, Pop music

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    Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera

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    Ballad, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

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    Ballad, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Ballad, Pop music

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    Ballad, Pop music, J-pop

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    Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

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    Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

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    Ballad, Pop music, Piano rock

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    Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

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    Ballad, Pop music, Latin American music

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    Ballad, K-pop

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    Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Synthpop

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    Torch song, Ballad, Swing music

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    Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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    Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music

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    Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Ballad, New Wave

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    Ballad, Pop music, K-pop

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    Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music

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    Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Ballad

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    Ballad, Folk music, Light music

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    Ballad, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

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    Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

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    Eurobeat, Ballad, Pop music

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    Ballad, Pop music

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    Pop music, Ballad

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    Ballad, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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    Christian music, Ballad, Pop music

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