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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4,367 226
Kim Ryeowook is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop
2
2,003 382
Yesung is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B
3
1,529 506
Cho Kyuhyun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance-pop
4
231 373
Bonnie Tyler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music
5
139 275
TVXQ is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added C-pop, Hip hop music, Popular music
6
143 294
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
mwlittletreasures added Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
7
98 259
SMTOWN is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Bubblegum pop, Ballad, Pop music
8
61 185
BoA is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
C-pop, Ballad, Synthpop
9
83 260
Maroon 5 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Jazz rap, Ballad, Neo soul
10
65 214
F.T. Island is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music
11
69 230
Kim Jong-kook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Trot
12
62 210
Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
13
60 213
Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Country pop, Pop music
14
58 215
Davichi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Dance music
15
47 180
Girls' Generation is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Pop punk, Bubblegum pop, Ballad
16
51 194
Lee Joon-gi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Dance-pop, K-pop
17
49 193
Junsu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Lushlush added Ballad, Pop music, J-pop
18
43 174
Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music
19
18 88
Roberto Carlos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Elazul Clarius added Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll
20
27 125
G4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Pop music, Rock music
21
12 68
Manolo Escobar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Rumba, Ballad, Pop music
22
36 174
Lee Sun Hee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
23
30 153
Tim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Rhythm and blues, K-pop
24
122 551
IU is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, K-pop
25
28 155
Juan Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ballad Bands/Artists
Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera