Bands/Musicians The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers  

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

You can click on the balkan pop band names to see more information about that particular notable balkan pop group. If they're near the top of the best balkan pop artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. Balkan pop is particularly popular in Southeastern Europe, so many of the bands come from there, but they may come from all over the world. All the top balkan pop bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the balkan pop band names themselves.

List features Balkanpop stars Zdravko Čolić, Elena Paparizou and more. Every time you vote for an item you think deserves to be at the top, that item can rank higher. Downvote the artists you like the least, like Zana or Eleftheria Arvanitaki. If you do like them, then vote them up.

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

The list includes all new balkan pop 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 balkan pop, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into balkan pop 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 balkan pop bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent balkan pop bands.

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

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27 7
Toše Proeski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
CofiMarojevic added Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

2
56 49
Dino Merlin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Kenan Podzic added Pop rock

3
50 46
Svetlana Ražnatović is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Sasha Trep Bojic added Pop music, Turbo-folk, Folk music

4
38 38
Zdravko Čolić is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Disco, Pop music

5
42 44
Lepa Brena is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Pop music, Balkan pop

6
38 42
Nedeljko Bajić Baja is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Balkan pop, Pop folk

7
38 44
Mile Kitić is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Turbo-folk, Balkan pop

8
24 32
Sinan Sakić is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Balkan pop, Folk music

9
27 37
Goran Bregović is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
floryn-wagenaar added Rock music, Folk music, World music

10
31 47
Elena Paparizou is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Laïko, Pop-folk, Pop music

11
23 36
Dara Bubamara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Pop music, Balkan pop

12
27 43
Adelina Ismajli is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Turbo-folk, Balkan pop

13
27 46
Dado Polumenta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Balkan pop, Pop folk

14
19 34
Jana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Turbo-folk, Balkan pop, Folk music

15
18 34
Andrea is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Balkan pop, Chalga

16
15 31
Leonora Jakupi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Balkan pop

17
13 28
Vesna Zmijanac is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Pop music, Turbo-folk

18
11 25
Funky G is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Balkan pop

19
14 31
Greta Koci is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Balkan pop

20
13 31
Desi Slava is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Pop music, Balkan pop

21
10 26
Dragan Kojić Keba is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Balkan pop, Folk music

22
7 21
Zana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

23
7 23
Ivana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Balkan pop, Pop folk

24
5 20
Goga Sekulić is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop music, Turbo-folk, Balkan pop

25
8 28
Siniša Vuco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Pop music, Turbo-folk

26
5 22
Eleftheria Arvanitaki is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Laïko, Pop music, Balkan pop

27
5 25
The Weepies is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Indie, Pop music, Balkan pop

28
5 25
Haris Alexiou is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Laïko, Balkan pop, Folk music

29
4 22
Kelly Kelekidou is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Laïko, Pop-folk, Balkan pop

30
4 23
Sonia Nemska is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Balkan pop, Folk music

31
1 11
Brkovi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
TarzanWild added

32
2 17
Luiz Ejlli is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Pop music, Balkan pop

33
3 22
Steve Tannen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Balkan pop, Folk rock

34
2 18
All Stars Osvajači is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop music, Balkan pop, Rock music

35
2 19
Бьянка is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
floryn-wagenaar added

36
2 19
Royal Wood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop music, Balkan pop, Pop folk

37
2 19
Deb Talan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Balkan pop, Indie folk

38
1 15
Backseat Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Pop music, Balkan pop

39
1 15
Taberna Mylaensis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Balkan pop, Folk music, Italian folk music

40
1 16
Zvonko Pantović is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Glam metal, Balkan pop, Rock music

41
1 17
Yıldız Tilbe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Balkan pop, Pop folk

42
1 18
Bruce Woodley is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Balkan pop, Jazz

43
0 17
X Darawish is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Balkan pop, World fusion music, World music

44
0 18
みなを is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Balkan Pop Groups/Singers
Pop-folk, Pop music, Balkan pop