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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4,178 200
Kim Ryeowook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop

2
2,002 352
Yesung is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

3
1,528 478
Cho Kyuhyun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop

4
231 345
Bonnie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music

5
139 248
TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added C-pop, Hip hop music, Popular music

6
143 267
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
mwlittletreasures added Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

7
98 232
SMTOWN is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Bubblegum pop, Ballad, Pop music

8
61 158
BoA is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
C-pop, Ballad, Synthpop

9
12 40
Manolo Escobar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Rumba, Ballad, Pop music

10
83 232
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

11
65 187
F.T. Island is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

12
62 182
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

13
18 60
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Elazul Clarius added Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

14
69 203
Kim Jong-kook is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Trot

15
60 186
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

16
51 166
Lee Joon-gi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Dance-pop, K-pop

17
58 187
Davichi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance music

18
46 152
Girls' Generation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Pop punk, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

19
43 146
Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

20
49 165
Junsu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Ballad, Pop music, J-pop

21
27 98
G4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

22
8 40
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
3 20
Nino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Easy listening

24
36 146
Lee Sun Hee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists

25
29 125
Tim is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Rhythm and blues, K-pop