The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers Bands/Musicians

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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    the people's #1 & added by Derrick Deane
    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Electronic music

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    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Eurobeat

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    Pop music, Rock music, Garage rock

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    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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    J Pop, Idol

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    Girl group, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

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    Pop music, Folk music, J-pop

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    Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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    E-Girls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers

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    J-pop

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    Girl group, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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    Synthpop, Lounge music, Electronic music

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    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music

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    Eurobeat, Ballad, Pop music

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    J-pop, Pop rock, Soft rock

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    J pop, Idol Pop

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    Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Hip hop music, Synthpop, Rock music

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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

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    Pop music, J-pop, Contemporary R&B

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    added by ルエル サントス

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    Nogizaka46 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers

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    Pop music

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    Berryz Kobo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers


    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

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    Urban contemporary, Pop music, J-pop

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    miwa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers

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    Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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    Rock music, J-pop

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    Music in Japanese animation, Rock music, J-pop

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    added by ルエル サントス

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    ranked low on reranks & added by gone girl
    Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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    added by ルエル サントス

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    J-pop

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    Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Eurobeat

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    Ska, Rock music, J-pop

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    J-pop

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    Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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    Pop music, J-pop

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    J-pop

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    Sekai no Owari is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best J-Pop Bands & Singers


    Indie pop, J-pop, Pop rock

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    added by ルエル サントス

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    Synthpop, Rock music, J-pop

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    Pop music, J-pop

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    Pop music, J-pop

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    Pop music, J-pop

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    Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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    Eurobeat, Synthpop, Pop music

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    Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, New Prog

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    J-pop

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    Pop music, Rock music, J-pop

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