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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3,415 181
Kim Ryeowook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop

2
2,000 331
Yesung is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

3
1,525 458
Cho Kyuhyun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop

4
231 327
Bonnie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music

5
137 231
TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added C-pop, Hip hop music, Popular music

6
77 128
IU is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, K-pop

7
140 250
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
mwlittletreasures added Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

8
96 215
SMTOWN is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Bubblegum pop, Ballad, Pop music

9
83 215
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

10
63 171
F.T. Island is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

11
68 188
Kim Jong-kook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Trot

12
77 212
Jaejoong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary R&B

13
49 150
Junsu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Ballad, Pop music, J-pop

14
55 167
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

15
25 85
G4 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

16
55 172
Davichi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance music

17
55 172
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

18
43 138
Girls' Generation is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Pop punk, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

19
48 153
Lee Joon-gi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Dance-pop, K-pop

20
41 133
Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

21
42 146
BoA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
C-pop, Ballad, Synthpop

22
6 30
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
35 136
Lee Sun Hee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists

24
26 111
Seo In Guk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music

25
27 117
Juan Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera

26
26 115
Tim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

27
25 113
Westlife is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Synthpop

28
10 54
Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Torch song, Ballad, Swing music

29
17 84
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Ska, Rock music

30
17 85
José José is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

31
22 105
2AM is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

32
4 28
Heo Young-saeng is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
RadhikaRenganathan added J-pop, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

33
14 73
Ricardo Arjona is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

34
14 74
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
tracy jane added Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

35
22 107
Jun Jin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, J-pop

36
17 88
Yeng Constantino is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

37
11 63
Alejandro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

38
9 54
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Elazul Clarius added Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

39
16 86
Younha is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Piano rock

40
16 86
Ana Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

41
16 86
Take That is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music

42
13 73
Baek Ji-young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

43
8 50
Steve Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

44
15 82
Marc Anthony is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Latin American music

45
11 65
Sarah Geronimo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Ballad

46
15 84
4men is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music

47
13 79
박기영 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Pop music, Ballad

48
12 75
Wheesung is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

49
13 80
Kim Tae-Woo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, K-pop

50
13 81
AAA is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Eurobeat, Ballad, Pop music