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Best Popular Music Bands/Artists

Popular music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good popular music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top popular music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Popular music 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 popular music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest popular music bands of all time, since the most famous popular music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best popular music music.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, like The Who and Eddie Van Halen. Upvoting your favorites gets them to rise to the top of the list. The fun of voting on multiple items is that you get to make choices like "do I like Max Weinberg more than Barry Manilow?"

All important, significant and iconic names in popular 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 popular music bands, 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 popular music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into popular music 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 popular music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent popular music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best popular music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest popular music 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 popular music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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    Hip hop music, Popular music, Pop music

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    Popular music, New Wave, Pop music

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    Hip hop music, Popular music, Pop music

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    Café Popular music, Afrobeat, Jazz

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    Popular music

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    Popular music, Rock music, Classical music

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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Popular music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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    Arija Popular music

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    Bill Atwood Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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    Popular music, Swing music, Folk music

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    Popular music, Chanson, Disco

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    Popular music, Traditional music, Folk music

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    Chester Gaylord Popular music

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    Popular music, Pop music

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    Popular music, Pop music

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    Cassell Webb Popular music, Folk music

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    Popular music, Western music, Folk music

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    Bodhi Jones Popular music, Indie, Folk rock

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    Charles B. Lawlor Popular music

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    Popular music, Folk music, Dansband

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    Gernot Pachernigg Popular music, Rock music, Austropop

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    Francesca & Mikaela Popular music

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    Popular music, Operetta

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    Popular music, Vocal jazz

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    Craig Leon Popular music, Modern music, Folk music

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    Corale Alpina Savonese Popular music, A cappella

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    Popular music, Soundtrack, Classical music

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    Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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    Popular music, Swing music, Rhythm and blues

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    Deanna Summers Popular music, Rock and roll

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    Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Country

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    Popular music, Musical

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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    Popular music, Jazz

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    Emily Biggs Popular music

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    Popular music, Classical music

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    Popular music, Traditional pop music

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    David N. Cole Popular music, Rock and roll, Country

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    Popular music, Musical theatre, Vocal jazz

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    Ernest Pike Popular music, Opera

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    David Bedford Popular music, Classical music

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    Popular music, Ska

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    Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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    Elena Velevska Popular music, Folk music, Music of the Republic of Macedonia

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    James Thornton Popular music

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    Popular music, Opera, Rock opera

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    Popular music, Jump blues

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    Roberta Donnay Popular music, Jazz

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    Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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