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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3,272 135
Kim Ryeowook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop

2
2,000 285
Yesung is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

3
1,524 413
Cho Kyuhyun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop

4
230 283
Bonnie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music

5
136 186
TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added C-pop, Hip hop music, Popular music

6
139 206
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
mwlittletreasures added Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

7
94 172
SMTOWN is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Bubblegum pop, Ballad, Pop music

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25 43
G4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

9
5 5
Bob Seger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Phillip Fontenot added Blue-eyed soul, Heartland rock, Rock music

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4 3
Heo Young-saeng is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
RadhikaRenganathan added J-pop, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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63 126
F.T. Island is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

12
83 170
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul

13
68 145
Kim Jong-kook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Trot

14
76 164
Jaejoong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Pop music, Rock music, Contemporary R&B

15
48 109
Junsu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Ballad, Pop music, J-pop

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54 129
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

17
42 102
Girls' Generation is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Pop punk, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

18
55 136
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Country pop, Pop music

19
54 136
Davichi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance music

20
47 123
Lee Joon-gi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Dance-pop, K-pop

21
40 107
Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

22
42 118
BoA is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
C-pop, Ballad, Synthpop

23
33 100
IU is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, K-pop

24
35 113
Lee Sun Hee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists

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26 89
Seo In Guk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music

26
9 39
Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Torch song, Ballad, Swing music

27
27 100
Juan Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera

28
25 95
Westlife is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Synthpop

29
5 27
Colbie Caillat is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Country pop

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22 87
2AM is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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25 100
Tim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

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16 70
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Ska, Rock music

33
11 52
Sarah Geronimo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Ballad

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22 91
Jun Jin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, J-pop

35
17 75
Yeng Constantino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

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15 68
Marc Anthony is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Latin American music

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13 62
Ricardo Arjona is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music

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16 74
Take That is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music

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16 75
Ana Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

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16 75
Younha is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Piano rock

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16 75
José José is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

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13 65
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
tracy jane added Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

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3 22
Angeline Quinto is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Rhythm and blues, Pop rock

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15 75
4men is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music

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1 12
Sonja Aldén is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Schlager music

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1 12
Marie Lindberg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Soul music

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12 65
Baek Ji-young is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Rhythm and blues, K-pop

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2 18
So Chan-Whee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music

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10 57
Alejandro Fernández is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

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8 48
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Elazul Clarius added Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll