bands/musicians The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time  

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While there are tons of fantastic Latin American artists, some acts are just better than others. This list is designed to let the fans of Latin American music separate the absolute best Latino bands and artists from all of the rest. Latin American music includes all singer and performers who are from Latin American countries. Often singing in Spanish and drawing from the many genres associated with South and Central America, there is a huge diversity of styles in Latin American music. Selena and Shakira are classic examples of the Latin singers, but are they the top Latin American music artists of all time? 

This list of the top Latin American bands in the world includes all Hispanic and Latino musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. These are truly the greatest Latin American bands of all time, since the most famous Latin American music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best Latin American music.

Famous Hispanic singers like Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez are included on this list. Upvote the best artists to see them rise closer to the top of the list. The best artists on this list are the ones with the most votes, so show musicians like Nelly Furtado and Enrique Iglesias some love. All important, significant and iconic names in Latin American music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new Latin American music groups, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. These are the best examples of Latin American music, as well as a good place to start if you want to listen to more Hispanic singers. The Latino and Latina singers who are at the top of the list will be the best choices if you're looking to listen to good Latin American music. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent Latin American music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best Latin American bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Latin American singer ever?" It can even provide a good answer for the question "Who are famous Spanish singers?"

Whether you’re a Latin American music aficionado or a newer fan, please vote for the best Latin American artists - not just the most popular Latin American music singers that you never actually listened to. 




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Angélica María is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

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+ - 369 216
Estela Nunez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

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+ - 387 237
Rocío Dúrcal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Rocío Dúrcal Ranchera, Mariachi

4
+ - 276 199
Camilo Sesto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Camilo Sesto Pop music, Rock music

5
+ - 206 136
Juan Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Juan Gabriel Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera

6
+ - 284 206
Raphael is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

7
+ - 253 212
José José is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
José José Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

8
+ - 270 202
Javier Solís is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Javier Solís Popular music, Bolero, Ranchera

9
+ - 341 223
Luis Miguel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Luis Miguel Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

10
+ - 274 210
Lupita D'lessio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

11
+ - 287 190
Marta Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Marta Sánchez Ballad, Pop music, Latin American music

12
+ - 264 176
Los Terricolas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

13
+ - 199 163
Rocío Jurado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Rocío Jurado Ballad

14
+ - 239 166
Maite Perroni is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Maite Perroni Pop music, Latin American music

15
+ - 209 143
Diego Torres is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Diego Torres Rumba, Ballad, Pop music

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+ - 60 57
Paco de Lucía is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Paco de Lucía Flamenco, World music, Classical music

17
+ - 253 344
Julio Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Julio Iglesias Adult contemporary music, Latin American music, Latin pop

18
+ - 23 15
Carlos Gardel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

19
+ - 28 19
Soda Stereo Argentinian Rock B... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

20
+ - 22 25
Maná is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Maná Chicano rock, Pop music, Rock music

21
+ - 219 481
Selena is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Selena Mexican cumbia, Pop music, Latin American music

22
+ - 15 9
Gloria Estefan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Gloria Estefan Pop music, Latin pop, Dance-pop

23
+ - 14 15
Buena Vista Social Club is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Buena Vista Social Club Rumba, Salsa music, Bolero

24
+ - 262 507
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Shakira Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

25
+ - 8 7
Sandro de América is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Sandro de América Latin pop, Rock and roll

26
+ - 53 85
Ástor Piazzolla is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Ástor Piazzolla Nuevo tango, Opera, Jazz

27
+ - 8 8
Daniela Romo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

28
+ - 11 27
Arturo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Arturo Sandoval Latin jazz, Jazz

29
+ - 52 137
Celia Cruz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Celia Cruz Salsa, Salsa music, Bolero

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30
+ - 7 9
Nino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Nino Bravo Ballad, Pop music, Easy listening

31
+ - 6 7
Jeanette is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Jeanette Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music

32
+ - 53 116
Belinda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Belinda Synthpop, Pop music, Latin American music

33
+ - 8 11
Ana Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Ana Gabriel Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

34
+ - 7 10
Grupo Niche is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Grupo Niche Salsa, Salsa music

35
+ - 9 13
Anahí is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Anahí Pop music, Electronic music, Latin American music

36
+ - 8 12
RBD is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
RBD Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

37
+ - 4 6
Angela Carrasco is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

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+ - 6 10
Dulce María is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Dulce María Pop music, Rock music, Latin pop

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+ - 35 63
La 5ª Estación is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
La 5ª Estación Pop music, Latin American music, Latin pop

40
+ - 5 10
Los Temerarios is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Los Temerarios Latin pop, Ranchera, Cumbia

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+ - 219 427
Yuridia Gaxiola is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Yuridia Gaxiola Indie pop, Pop music, Latin American music

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+ - 2 7
Daniel Magal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

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+ - 2 7
Christina Rosenvinge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

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+ - 3 9
Kaoma is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Kaoma Worldbeat, Zouk, Lambada

45
+ - 23 48
Los Bukis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Los Bukis Latin American music

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+ - 2 9
Los Dandys is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

47
+ - 55 84
Alexandre Pires is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Alexandre Pires Pop music, Pagode, Latin American music

48
+ - 2 10
Los Cuates de Sinaloa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

49
+ - 14 38
Ry Cooder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Ry Cooder Americana, Rock music, Latin American music

50
+ - 9 28
Edmundo Ros is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Edmundo Ros Latin American music