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The Best Adult Contemporary Artists 

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Updated March 18, 2020 8.9k votes 873 voters 51.8k views 61 items

List Rules Upvote your favorite AC artists. Only artists who are popular and featured or have been featured on AC radio stations

Adult contemporary music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good adult contemporary 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 adult contemporary music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Adult contemporary 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 adult contemporary music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest adult contemporary music bands of all time, since the most famous adult contemporary music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best adult contemporary music music.

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

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

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

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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Laura Pausini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Air Supply is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Richard Marx is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Amy Grant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Andrea Bocelli is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Michael Bolton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Carly Simon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Anita Baker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Cher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Ike & Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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The Carpenters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Dionne Warwick is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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John Legend is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists
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Sting is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adult Contemporary Artists