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List of Def Jam Recordings artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Def Jam Recordings roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Def Jam Recordings bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Def Jam Recordings band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Def Jam Recordings.

Artists include everything from Jennifer Lopez to Rihanna.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Def Jam Recordings bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Def Jam Recordings?"

If any musical artists are missing from this Def Jam Recordings artists list, you can add them at the bottom of the list. (236 items)

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112 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
112 Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
2 Chainz Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

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3rd Bass is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
3rd Bass Hip hop music

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Ace Hood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Ace Hood Hip hop music, Rap music, Contemporary R&B

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Adam Horovitz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Adam Horovitz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rap rock

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Adam Yauch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Adam Yauch Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rap rock

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Ahmir-Khalib Thompson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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AI is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
AI Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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Amerie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Amerie Hip hop music, New Wave, Pop music

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Ashanti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Ashanti Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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Asher Roth is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Asher Roth Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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B.G. Knocc Out is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
B.G. Knocc Out Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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Beanie Sigel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Beanie Sigel Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Beastie Boys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Beastie Boys Hip hop music, Pop punk, Alternative hip hop

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Big Boi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Big Boi Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Southern hip hop

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Big K.R.I.T. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Big K.R.I.T. Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Big Sean Hip hop music

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Black Buddafly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Black Buddafly Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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Black Child is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Black Child Hip hop music

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Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Black Thought Hip hop music

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Blood Raw is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Blood Raw Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

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Capone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Capone Hip hop music, Dubstep, Electro hop

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Bobby V is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Bobby V Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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Boss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Boss Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop

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Bravehearts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Bravehearts Hip hop music

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Burnham is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Burnham Pop music

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Cam'ron is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Cam'ron Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

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Capone-N-Noreaga is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Capone-N-Noreaga Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Case is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Case Hip hop music, Downtempo, Rhythm and blues

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Chad I Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Chad I Ginsburg Rock music, Experimental rock, Heavy metal

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Chingy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Chingy Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Dance-pop

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Chrisette Michele is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Chrisette Michele Pop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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Christina Milian is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Christina Milian Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Christion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster

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Comp is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster

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Cormega is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Cormega Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Cory Gunz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Cory Gunz Hip hop music, Pop music, East Coast hip hop

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CRU is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
CRU Hip hop music

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Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Curren$y Hip hop music

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Cyhi the Prynce is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Cyhi the Prynce Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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Daddy Rich is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Daddy Rich Hip hop music

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Dappy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Dappy Hip hop music, Rap music, Rhythm and blues

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David Reeves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
David Reeves Old-school hip hop, Electro

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De La Ghetto is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
De La Ghetto Urban contemporary, Rhythm and blues, Reggaeton

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Def Squad is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Def Squad Hip hop music

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Dice Raw is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
Dice Raw Hip Hop

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DJ Clue is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
DJ Clue Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues

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DJ Enuff is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
DJ Enuff Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B

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DJ Envy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
DJ Envy Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues

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DJ Green Lantern is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Def Jam Recordings Complete Artist Roster
DJ Green Lantern Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues