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Japanese music can encompasses a wide number of genres and artists. For some, music of Japan could signify the traditional music that's associated with Japanese history. For others, it can allude to Japanese bands and Japanese pop singers. While traditional Japanese music is obviously different than the Western influenced Japanese bands that emerged during the last century, Japanese music artists' sound varies and thus, generations of Japanese people are attracted to the sounds that come from their native land. No matter what your definition is - either old or new - Japanese bands and singers are some of the most popular in the world. 

So, what are the best Japanese bands? On such a widely defined list of Japanese music artists has to include the likes of the GazettE, YUI, Nightmare, Alice Nine, NEWS, SMAP and Stereopony. While some of these Japanese bands are from the new generation, they're still considered to be some of the best that Japan has to offer. These Japanese bands have catchy songs and have charted multiple times. This includes all good Japanese music and the best Japanese music.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Japanese bands. The music of Japan varies widely, so pick who you think should be considered the best. This list answers the questions "who are the best music of Japan bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest music of Japan 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 music of japan bands that you might've heard of. (163 items)

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YUI is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
YUI Pop music, Folk music J-pop

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Perfume is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Perfume Bubblegum pop, Synthpop Electronic music

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Scandal Pop music, Rock music Garage rock

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Babymetal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Babymetal Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop Eurobeat

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the GazettE is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
the GazettE Nu metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Asian Kung-Fu Generation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Asian Kung-Fu Generation Pop punk, Rock music Emo

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Flow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Flow Pop punk, Rock music Alternative rock

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Ikimono-gakari is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Ikimono-gakari J-pop, Pop rock Soft rock

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Arashi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Arashi Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop Pop music

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UVERworld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
UVERworld Hip hop music, Noise rock Pop music

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AKB48 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
AKB48 Girl group, Bubblegum pop Synthpop - Labrador RetrieverBillboard Japan Music AwardsHot 100 Single Sales of the Year

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Namie Amuro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Namie Amuro Urban contemporary, Hip hop music Eurobeat

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Sid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Sid Ska punk, Ska Rock music

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Ringo Sheena is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Ringo Sheena Hip hop music, Rock music Kayōkyoku

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Stereopony is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Stereopony Rock music, Garage rock Pop rock

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Aqua Timez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Aqua Timez Pop music, Rock music J-pop

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Hikaru Utada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Hikaru Utada Hip hop music, Synthpop Rock music

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miwa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
miwa Pop music, Rock music J-pop

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Mika Nakashima is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Mika Nakashima Adult contemporary music, Pop music Rock music

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Mayu Watanabe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists

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X Japan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
X Japan Glam metal, Thrash metal Progressive metal

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Orange Range is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Orange Range Hip hop music, Noise rock Pop music

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Morning Musume is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Morning Musume Girl group, Bubblegum pop Ballad

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Bump of Chicken is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Bump of Chicken Rock music, J-pop Alternative rock

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Porno Graffitti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Porno Graffitti Pop music, Rock music J-pop

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Rie fu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Rie fu Pop music, Rock music Folk music

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Kana Nishino is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Kana Nishino Pop music, J-pop Contemporary R&B

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SKE48 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
SKE48 Pop music, J-pop

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Vivid is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Vivid Pop punk, Nu metal Rock music

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Yutaka Ozaki is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Yutaka Ozaki Music of Japan

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Zard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Zard Pop music, Rock music J-pop

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Puffy AmiYumi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Puffy AmiYumi Pop punk, Ska punk Rock music

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Princess Princess is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Princess Princess Pop music, Rock music J-pop

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Nogizaka46 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Nogizaka46 Pop music

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Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Nightmare Rock music, Heavy metal Jazz fusion

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L'Arc-en-Ciel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
L'Arc-en-Ciel Neo-progressive rock, Rock music New Prog

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Do As Infinity is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Do As Infinity Ska, Rock music J-pop

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Momoiro Clover Z is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Momoiro Clover Z Bubblegum pop, Pop music Teen pop

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The Brilliant Green is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
The Brilliant Green Pop music, J-pop Pop rock

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Malice Mizer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Malice Mizer Neoclassical Dark Wave, Synthpop Gothic rock

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Tomoko Kawase is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Tomoko Kawase Pop punk, Synthpop New Wave

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HKT48 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
HKT48 Pop music, J-pop

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SMAP is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
SMAP Bubblegum pop, Synthpop Pop music

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Alice Nine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Alice Nine Pop music, Rock music Pop rock

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Kumi Koda is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Kumi Koda Urban contemporary, Hip hop music Synthpop

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Antic Cafe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Antic Cafe Pop punk, Pop music Rock music

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Sharam Q is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Sharam Q Rock music, J-pop Pop rock

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Ayaka is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Ayaka Pop music, J-pop Music of Japan

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Younha is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
Younha Ballad, Pop music Piano rock

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High and Mighty Color is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Japanese Music Artists
High and Mighty Color Rock music, J-pop Metalcore