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Over the past 20 years, electronic dance music or EDM, has become one of the most popular music genres in the world. In fact, in many circles, electronic dance music artists are considered the new incarnation of rock stars. Between the thumping beats, the bright lights and music that gets people shaking their hips and flailing their arms, these artists have struck a chord with their most ardent supporters. The biggest and best EDM artists have the rare ability to command big dollars at their club and festival appearances, and are often listed near the top of richest musicians. Their songs are considered some of the best EDM music out today.

So who is the best EDM artist? There are many types of edm music, so it is difficult to name the best electronic artists without delving deeper into the subgenres. The question of who is the best is one that fans of the many subgenres of dance music have been trying to answer for some time. Some would call comparing the best house artist to other electronic dance music artists extremely difficult. Yet the beauty of determining who should be at the top of this list is that it includes all musicians who fall under the umbrella of dance music, electronic (or electro) and club music. But, seeing the legends who populate this list, like Daft Punk and Tiesto, to superstars like Avicii and Skrillex to the next generation dance music artists like Krewella are all on this list. If you love EDM music artists and can't wait to get to see your favorite DJ perform, then you're definitely going to want to vote on this list. Some of the best EDM music is represented on this list.

The list should include most of the popular good electronica artists, so if there are any missing, please feel free to add them  So, "who are the best electronic dance artists of all time?" and "Who is the greatest EDM music artists ever?" These are the questions this list seeks to answer, and it's up to you to decide.
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Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Tiësto Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

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Zedd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Zedd Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

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Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Deadmau5 Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

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Avicii is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Avicii Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

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Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

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Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Skrillex Dubstep, Piano, Emo

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Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Calvin Harris Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

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Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Martin Garrix Electro house, Progressive house, Microhouse

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Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hardwell Progressive House, Electro House

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Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Swedish House Mafia Dubstep, Euro-trance, Tech house

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Alesso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best EDM Artists

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Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Knife Party Dubstep, Electro house, House music

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Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Armin van Buuren Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

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Diplo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Diplo Hip hop music, Dubstep, Dancehall

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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best EDM Artists
David Guetta Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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Major Lazer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Major Lazer Hip hop music, Trap, Dubstep

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Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Steve Aoki Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

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The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best EDM Artists
The Chainsmokers Disco, Rock music, Hip Hop

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Galantis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Galantis Progressive House

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Afrojack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Afrojack Hip hop music, Pop music, Tech house

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Porter Robinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Porter Robinson Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

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Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Kaskade Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

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+ - 835 453
Flux Pavillion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best EDM Artists

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Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Disclosure Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

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Nero is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Nero Dubstep, Synthpop, Electronic music

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+ - 576 382
Madeon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Madeon Pop music, Electro house

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+ - 1,082 612
Krewella is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Krewella Dubstep, Synthpop, Electro house

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Nicky Romero is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best EDM Artists

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The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best EDM Artists
The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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Bassnectar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Bassnectar Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electronic dance music

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Electro House, Big Room House, Dutch House

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DJ Snake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best EDM Artists

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Above & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Above & Beyond Vocal trance, Electronic music, Uplifting trance

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+ - 324 159
Axwell ^ Ingrosso is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Axwell ^ Ingrosso Progressive House, Electro House

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+ - 382 215
R3hab is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best EDM Artists
R3hab Trap, Electro house, House music

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+ - 431 377
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Fatboy Slim Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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+ - 438 342
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best EDM Artists
The Chemical Brothers Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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+ - 543 322
Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Benny Benassi Dubstep, Electro, Electro house

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+ - 377 242
Adventure Club is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Adventure Club Dubstep

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+ - 293 200
Deorro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Deorro Electro House, Melbourne Bounce

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+ - 314 172
DVBBS is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best EDM Artists
DVBBS Electro house, Progressive house

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+ - 238 185
Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best EDM Artists

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Axwell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Axwell Acid house, Deep house, Electro house

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Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best EDM Artists

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Moby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Moby Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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+ - 275 273
Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Paul van Dyk Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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+ - 307 231
Wolfgang Gartner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Wolfgang Gartner Electro house, Progressive house music

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+ - 219 185
W & W is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best EDM Artists
W & W Trance music, Progressive house music, Tech trance

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+ - 175 138
Dash Berlin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dash Berlin Trance music