Bands/Musicians The Best A Cappella Groups  

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What is cooler than a group of great singers harmonizing with only their voices? This a cappella artists list ranks all the top a cappella groups and bands by votes. With the huge success of acts like Pentatonix and Straight No Chaser, a cappella groups have broken into the mainstream and spread into genres like acapella Christian music. But what a cappella group is the best? This list of the best a cappella acts in the world includes mouth musicians who have released recordings or performed live. These are truly the greatest a cappella bands of all time, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best a cappella music.

Examples of great a capella groups include Manhattan Transfer and The Real Group. Rank the best artists on this list to see their way to the top of the list. If you don't like Home Free Vocal Band or The Ambassadors of Harmony, then give them a thumbs down.

All important, significant and iconic names in a cappella music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new acappella 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 a cappella, as well as a good place to start if you're interested in getting into a cappella music. Especially since the singing groups at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good a cappella singers with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent a cappella bands. If you're curious about non-professional a capella groups, check out the best collegiate a capella bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best a cappella bands of all time?" and "who are the greatest a cappella group ever?" If you consider yourself a fan of a cappella, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular a cappella groups.

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5,224 1,748
Pentatonix is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
DovyPaukstys added Electronic music, A cappella, Cover band

2
5,259 1,718
Home Free Vocal Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
AbbyZee added

3
2,080 1,129
Straight No Chaser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
SamRogalsky added

4
1,598 1,068
Peter Hollens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, A cappella

5
1,591 1,046
Rockapella is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
A cappella

6
442 344
The Filharmonic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
AndrewBolo added a capella

7
819 479
Take 6 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
SpencerVerMeer added Pop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel

8
846 711
Street Corner Symphony is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

9
1,093 816
The Manhattan Transfer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Jazz fusion, Jazz

10
403 240
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KimAlexander added

11
749 592
The Swingle Singers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Overzeetop added

12
1,078 770
The Real Group is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Vocal jazz, A cappella

13
827 413
THUMMp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
GregVaden added A cappella

14
737 562
Fool Moon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
A cappella

15
824 552
The King's Singers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
browncatt added

16
665 546
Brigham Young University Vocal... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

17
141 55
Bobby McFerrin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
info12 added Pop music, World music, Classical music

18
1,360 1,130
The Vocal Majority is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Barbershop music, A cappella

19
1,292 978
The Rich-Tone Chorus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

20
503 505
The House Jacks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Vocal jazz, A cappella

21
958 699
The Ambassadors of Harmony is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
AlStanger added

22
678 767
Blue Jupiter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop rock, A cappella

23
1,972 1,663
Perpetuum Jazzile is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
Pop music, Jazz, Soul music

24
472 517
University of Southern Califor... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups

25
569 525
Evynne Hollens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best A Cappella Groups
greyeyedsagittarius added A cappella, pop vocalist