music The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers  

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Japanese pop music (known as J-pop) is a mashup of traditional Japanese music influenced by 1960s American pop and rock music and modern pop music. While the J-pop genre was initially influenced by foreign music (The Beatles were are huge influence in the 60s), these days, J-pop artists have a sound that is all their own and highly influential in their own right. J-pop music has been immensely influential to other musicals styles - especially those in other parts of Asia. Fittingly, the term J-pop has changed from describing just Western-style Japanese music to many other genres of Japanese music. 

So who are the best J pop bands? To answer this, we've created this J-pop artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. This list of the top J-pop bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Good J-pop 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 J-pop bands on this list got started. 

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

Everything from Jackie Chan, Aya Ueto, and Kou Shibasaki to Japanese girl bands like Ayumi Hamasaki are included on this list of jpop groups. The list order changes if enough people vote for the right artists, so cast your vote now.

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

So who are the best j-pop bands of all time? Who is the greatest j-pop 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 j-pop bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Perfume is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Perfume Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Electronic music

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Babymetal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Babymetal Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Eurobeat

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Scandal Pop music, Rock music, Garage rock

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Sakura Gakuin J Pop, Idol

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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Hatsune Miku is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers

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Muto Ayami J pop, Idol Pop

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YUI is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
YUI Pop music, Folk music, J-pop

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E-Girls is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
E-Girls J-pop

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Morning Musume is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Morning Musume Girl group, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

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℃-ute is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
℃-ute Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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Arashi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Arashi Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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AKB48 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
AKB48 Girl group, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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One Ok Rock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
One OK Rock Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Ikimono-gakari is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Ikimono-gakari J-pop, Pop rock, Soft rock

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capsule is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
capsule Synthpop, Lounge music, Electronic music

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AAA is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
AAA Eurobeat, Ballad, Pop music

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Ayumi Hamasaki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Ayumi Hamasaki Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Nogizaka46 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Nogizaka46 Pop music

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Hikaru Utada is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Hikaru Utada Hip hop music, Synthpop, Rock music

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Momoiro Clover Z is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Momoiro Clover Z Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

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miwa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
miwa Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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Kana Nishino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Kana Nishino Pop music, J-pop, Contemporary R&B

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Exile is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Exile Urban contemporary, Pop music, J-pop

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Reina Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Reina Tanaka Rock music, J-pop

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Nana Mizuki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Nana Mizuki Music in Japanese animation, Rock music, J-pop

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Berryz Kobo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Berryz Kobo Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

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Sayumi Michishige is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers

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Airi Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Airi Suzuki J-pop

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Namie Amuro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Namie Amuro Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Eurobeat

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Stereopony is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Stereopony Rock music, Garage rock, Pop rock

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Do As Infinity is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Do As Infinity Ska, Rock music, J-pop

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Lady Baby is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers

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Minami Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers

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Risa Niigaki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Risa Niigaki Pop music, J-pop

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KAT-TUN is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
KAT-TUN Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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Superfly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Superfly Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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Sekai no Owari is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Sekai no Owari Indie pop, J-pop, Pop rock

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Tsunku is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Tsunku Synthpop, Rock music, J-pop

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L'Arc-en-Ciel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
L'Arc-en-Ciel Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, New Prog

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Rika Ishikawa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Rika Ishikawa Pop music, J-pop

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Team Syachihoko is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Team Syachihoko Pop music, J-pop

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Satoshi Ohno is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers
Satoshi Ohno Pop music, J-pop