Bands/Musicians The Best Bachata Bands/Artists  

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While there are tons of great bachata artists, when it comes down to it some are just better than others. This list is designed to let the fans of bachata separate the absolute best bachata bands and artists from all of the rest. Bachata is a Latino genre of music that came from the Dominican Republic. It’s corresponding style of dance and syncopated rhythm made bachata grow in popularity throughout the 20th century. Romeo Santos and Aventura are classic examples of the genre, but are they the top bachata artists of all time? 

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different good bachata artists, including Wyclef Jean and Pitbull. You decide which of these artists are the best ones by casting your votes. List has artists like Kat DeLuna and Juan Francisco Ordóñez, so you don't have to add them. This list also answers the questions "who are the best bachata bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest bachata musician ever?"

The list includes all new bachata bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them. 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 bachata, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into bachata 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 bachata bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent bachata bands.

Whether you’re a bachata aficionado or a new fan of bachata, please vote for the best bachata groups and artists - not just the most popular bachata bands that you never actually listened to. 

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425 79
Romeo Santos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Merengue music, Contemporary R&B

2
422 82
Aventura is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Latin pop, Rhythm and blues, Bachata

3
414 109
Prince Royce is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Latin pop, Rhythm and blues, Bachata

4
247 67
Xtreme is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Urban contemporary, Latin American music, Bachata

5
183 42
Antony Santos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Bachata

6
132 38
Monchy & Alexandra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists

7
142 49
Juan Luis Guerra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Christian music, Merengue music, Latin pop

8
177 85
Don Omar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

9
153 67
Toby Love is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Bachata

10
121 43
Frank Reyes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Bachata

11
68 42
Henry Santos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Bachata

12
80 58
Rakim y Ken-Y is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Pop music, Bachata, Tropical

13
116 102
Pitbull is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Electro hop, Latin American music

14
39 41
Lenny Santos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Rhythm and blues, Bachata

15
39 41
Leonardo Paniagua is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists

16
21 34
Fernando Villalona is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Merengue music, Bolero, Bachata

17
22 38
Max Santos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Rock music, Latin hip hop

18
27 47
Kat DeLuna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Dancehall, Pop music

19
14 27
Grupo Montez de Durango is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
EdgarMata added

20
5 13
La Verduga (Vanessa Verduga) is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
LaVerduga added Bachata, Urban Latin fusion of Cumbia, Reggaeton

La Veduga is a NYC-LA reggaeton singer, songwriter, producer and actor. La Verduga famously known as Vanessa Veduga is the kind of artist who has dedicated her talent to doing just that. She represents what hasn’t been represented, bringing a much needed feminine gravitas to the often male-dominated urban Latino genre. It would seem almost serendipitous for a woman whose last name means ‘executioner’, to be the one cutting through. 

Having originally been all about musical theatre and Broadway show tunes, it was Vanessa’s mother who got her hooked on urban Latino. Her own talent as a songwriter came to her as a surprise outpouring of lyrics in the form of spoken poetry and rap, which of course shouldn’t have astonished any Bronx girl who grew up with hip-hop in her heart. These days she’s all about finding a groove and making you dance, with a sound that’s a fusion of reggaeton, Latin, and bachatas – think somewhere between Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, J Balvin, Nicky Jam, and Gente de Zona.

Know more about La Verduga here: http://vanessaverduga.com/LaVerduga/

21
19 37
Daniel Santacruz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Merengue music, Latin pop, Bachata

22
10 35
Marcy Place is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Rhythm and blues, Bachata

23
11 44
Wyclef Jean is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Dancehall, Folk music

24
7 36
Trio Reynoso is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Merengue típico, Bachata

25
5 36
Dj Buddha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bachata Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Merengue music, Dancehall