Bands/Musicians The Best Ballad Bands/Artists  

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

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of artists, like Chicago and Dolly Parton, in it. Downvote your least favorite artists and upvote the best ones. If you don't like Lenny Kravitz or Billie Holiday, then give them a thumbs down.

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

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

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

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3,889 194
Kim Ryeowook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop

2
2,002 345
Yesung is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

3
1,527 471
Cho Kyuhyun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop

4
231 340
Bonnie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music

5
137 244
TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added C-pop, Hip hop music, Popular music

6
142 262
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
mwlittletreasures added Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

7
96 228
SMTOWN is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Bubblegum pop, Ballad, Pop music

8
12 36
Manolo Escobar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Rumba, Ballad, Pop music

9
57 154
BoA is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
C-pop, Ballad, Synthpop

10
18 56
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Elazul Clarius added Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

11
83 228
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

12
62 178
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

13
64 184
F.T. Island is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

14
69 200
Kim Jong-kook is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Trot

15
60 183
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

16
58 184
Davichi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance music

17
50 163
Lee Joon-gi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Dance-pop, K-pop

18
43 143
Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

19
45 149
Girls' Generation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Pop punk, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

20
27 95
G4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

21
49 162
Junsu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Ballad, Pop music, J-pop

22
8 37
Bob Seger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Phillip Fontenot added Blue-eyed soul, Heartland rock, Rock music

23
36 143
Lee Sun Hee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists

24
29 122
Tim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

25
26 120
Seo In Guk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music