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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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Kim Ryeowook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Kim Ryeowook Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop

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1,818 275
Yesung is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Yesung Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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1,487 401
Cho Kyuhyun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Cho Kyuhyun Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop

4
223 269
Bonnie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Bonnie Tyler Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music

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133 194
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
mwlittletreasures added Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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117 179
TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added TVXQ C-pop, Hip hop music, Popular music

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25 37
G4 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
G4 Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

8
87 166
SMTOWN is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
SMTOWN Bubblegum pop, Ballad, Pop music

9
59 121
F.T. Island is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
F.T. Island Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

10
79 165
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Maroon 5 Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

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64 139
Kim Jong-kook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Kim Jong-kook Ballad, Pop music, Trot

12
63 141
Jaejoong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Jaejoong Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary R&B

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50 123
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Tom Jones Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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53 132
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Dolly Parton Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

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46 118
Lee Joon-gi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lee Joon-gi Ballad, Dance-pop, K-pop

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51 132
Davichi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Davichi Ballad, Pop music, Dance music

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35 98
Girls' Generation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Girls' Generation Pop punk, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

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39 115
BoA is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
BoA C-pop, Ballad, Synthpop

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35 105
Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ella Fitzgerald Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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35 105
Junsu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Junsu Ballad, Pop music, J-pop

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35 110
Lee Sun Hee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists

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25 86
Seo In Guk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Seo In Guk Ballad, Pop music

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27 96
Juan Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Juan Gabriel Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera

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25 97
Tim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Tim Ballad, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

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21 84
2AM is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
2AM Ballad, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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23 92
Westlife is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Westlife Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Synthpop

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24 96
IU is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
IU Ballad, K-pop

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21 88
Jun Jin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Jun Jin Ballad, Pop music, J-pop

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16 72
Take That is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Take That Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music

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14 65
Marc Anthony is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Marc Anthony Ballad, Pop music, Latin American music

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10 50
Sarah Geronimo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Sarah Geronimo Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Ballad

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16 73
Younha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Younha Ballad, Pop music, Piano rock

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16 73
Ana Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ana Gabriel Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

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16 73
José José is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
José José Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

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12 60
Ricardo Arjona is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ricardo Arjona Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

36
15 72
Yeng Constantino is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Yeng Constantino Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

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14 69
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Chicago Ballad, Ska, Rock music

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12 63
Baek Ji-young is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Baek Ji-young Ballad, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

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12 64
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
tracy jane added Robbie Williams Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

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4 28
Lupita D'Alessio is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lupita D'Alessio Ballad, Pop music

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14 73
4men is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
4men Ballad, Pop music

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13 70
박기영 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
박기영 Pop music, Ballad

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6 39
Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Billie Holiday Torch song, Ballad, Swing music

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13 71
Kim Tae-Woo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Kim Tae-Woo Ballad, Pop music, K-pop

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3 24
Ronnie Liang is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ronnie Liang Ballad

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3 24
Charice is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Charice Hip hop music, Ballad, Synthpop

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3 24
Colbie Caillat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Colbie Caillat Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Country pop

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3 24
Rey Valera is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Rey Valera Ballad, Manila Sound

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7 45
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Elazul Clarius added Roberto Carlos Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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8 50
Lenny Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lenny Kravitz Ballad, Neo soul, Rock music