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CBS Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of CBS Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This CBS Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular CBS Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these CBS Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by CBS Records.

These artists, like Paul McCartney and U2 include images when available.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best CBS Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by CBS Records?"

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  • 1
    Rock music, Power pop

    Albums2nd Opinion

    4 Out of 5 Doctors was a Washington D.C. based power pop band. They released an eponymous LP in 1980 produced by Alan Winstanley, and a second LP in 1982. The Doctors toured the United States...  more
  • 2
    Disco, Soft rock

    AlbumsA Smile Is Diamond

    A Band Called O were a band from Jersey, Channel Islands. Originally known as "The Parlour Band", playing progressive rock, they renamed to "A Band Called O" for two albums on CBS/Epic and later to...  more
  • 3
    New Wave, Gothic rock

    AlbumsKings of the Wild Frontier, Dirk Wears White Sox, Prince Charming, Marquee Club, London - 12.01.1978

    Adam and the Ants were an English new wave band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The group, which lasted from 1977 to 1982, existed in two incarnations, both fronted by Adam Ant. The...  more

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  • 4
    New Wave, Pop music

    AlbumsManners & Physique, Goody Two Shoes, Vive le Rock, Strip, Wonderful

    NationalityEngland

    Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard; 3 November 1954) is an English singer and musician. He gained popularity as the lead singer of new wave group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist,...  more

    #90 of 206 The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time#194 of 220 The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time#119 of 280 The Best Pop Artists of the 1980s

  • 5
    New Wave, Rock music

    AlbumsATF, 80-f, Signs of Change, Laser Love, Batteries Not Included

    After the Fire (or ATF) were a British rock band that transitioned from playing progressive rock to new wave over their initial 12-year career, while having only one hit in the United States ("Der...  more

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  • 6
    Disco, Pop music

    AlbumsNu tändas tusen juleljus, Eyes of a Woman, My Love, My Life, My Colouring Book

    NationalitySweden

    Åse Agneta Fältskog (born 5 April 1950), better known as Agnetha Fältskog (Swedish pronunciation: [aŋ²neːta ²fɛltskuːɡ] (listen)), is a Swedish singer, songwriter, musician and actress. She achieved...  more

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  • 7
    Rhythm and blues, Jazz

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Al McKay (born February 2, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American guitarist, songwriter, producer, and former member of the American soul/funk/rock/pop band Earth, Wind & Fire, and a...  more
  • 8
    Avant-garde jazz, Jazz

    AlbumsThe Ongoing Strings, Skilfullness

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alan Silva (born Alan Lee da Silva; January 22, 1939 in Bermuda) is an American free jazz double bassist and keyboard player....  more
  • 9
    Pop music, Traditional music

    AlbumsGioielli rubati, Viaggio in Italia, Il sole nella pioggia, Mezzogiorno sulle Alpi, Park Hotel

    NationalityItaly

    Alice (Italian pronunciation: [aˈliːtʃe]; born Carla Bissi on 26 September 1954), also known as Alice Visconti, is an Italian singer-songwriter and pianist, active since 1971. Alice had her...  more
  • 10
    Rock music, Funk

    AlbumsAlta Moda

    Alta Moda were a Canadian funk-rock band formed in 1979 in Toronto. It originally consisted of singer Molly Johnson and guitarist Norman Orenstein. Drummer Steven Gelineau and bassist Etric Lyons...  more
  • 11
    Skiffle, Pop music

    AlbumsRelax Your Mind

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Alun Davies (born 1942) is a Welsh guitarist, studio musician, recording artist, and composer who rose to fame primarily with his supporting guitar work and backing vocals as accompanist for English...  more
  • 12
    Classical music

    AlbumsThe Royal Edition, Volume 22: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Haydn Variations, Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor / Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor, The Chopin Recital, André Watts Plays Liszt

    NationalityUnited States of America

    André Watts (born June 20, 1946) is a classical pianist and professor at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University....  more
  • 13
    Rock music, Hard rock

    AlbumsArc Angel

    Arc Angel is an AOR rock band that was formed by musicians Jeff Cannata and Michael Soldan....  more
  • 14
    Progressive rock

    AlbumsRock & Roll Scars, A Strange Fantastic Dream, The Jellabad Mutant

    Ariel was an Australian progressive rock band based around the duo Mike Rudd and Bill Putt, who formed the band in 1973 after the breakup of their previous group Spectrum. The original Ariel line-up...  more
  • 15
    Rock music, Folk music

    AlbumsLive, Ba-De-Di-Dia, Rutzi Shmulik, Politically Correct, Ariel Zilber

    NationalityIsrael

    Ariel Zilber (Hebrew: אריאל זילבר‎; born September 23, 1943) is an Israeli singer-songwriter and composer....  more
  • 16
    Ballad, Pop music

    AlbumsOjos Negros, Carne De Melocotón, Con La Miel En Los Labios, Olé, Estimúlame

    Azúcar Moreno is a Spanish music duo consisted of sisters Antonia "Toñi" and Encarnación "Encarna" Salazar. The duo has sold more than 3 million albums and singles since 1984 domestically, and became...  more
  • 17
    Chanson, French pop music

    AlbumsL'aigle noir, Barbara, Barbara singt Barbara, Barbara chante Barbara, Lily Passion

    NationalityFrance

    Monique Andrée Serf (June 9, 1930 – November 24, 1997) was a French singer. She took her stage name, Barbara, from her grandmother, Varvara Brodsky, a native of Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). ...  more
  • 18
    Disco, Rock music

    AlbumsDesperately, Heart of the City, ¡Soltad a Barrabás!, Bestial, Power

    Barrabás are a Spanish musical group, most successful in the 1970s and 1980s, when they were led by drummer Fernando Arbex. The group's musical style was initially Latin rock with jazz and funk...  more
  • 19
    Belle and the Devotions was a British pop group, ostensibly a group name for the singer Kit Rolfe. Under this name she released the singles "Where Did Love Go Wrong?" and "Got to Let You Know" in...  more
  • 20
    Rock music, Rock and roll

    AlbumsBerlin Airlift, Professionally Damaged

    Berlin Airlift was a popular Boston band in the early 1980s whose name refers both to frontman Rick Berlin's surname and the Allied mission to fly food and supplies to blockaded West Berlin in...  more
  • 21
    Folk rock

    AlbumsTil en sigøjner, Kassen & hjertet / En tro kopi, Bifrost's Bedste, Hjerte til salg

    Bifrost is a Danish rock band that was considered one of the last of the Danish flower power revolution bands. The band is best known for the songs Hej Maria and Det er morgen, both written and sung...  more
  • 22
    New Wave, Rock music

    AlbumsF-Punk, Kool-Aid, Megatop Phoenix, Higher Power, This Is Big Audio Dynamite

    Big Audio Dynamite (later known as Big Audio Dynamite II and Big Audio, and often abbreviated BAD) are an English band formed in London in 1984 by Mick Jones, the former lead guitarist of the Clash,...  more
  • 23
    New Wave, Experimental rock

    AlbumsNoise Candy, Sound on Sound, The Practice of Everyday Life, Confessions of a Hyperdreamer: My Secret Studio, Volume II

    NationalityEngland

    William Nelson (born 18 December 1948 in Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England) is an English singer, guitarist, songwriter, producer, painter, video artist, writer and experimental musician....  more
  • 24
    Psychedelic soul, Soul music

    AlbumsOut of the Dark

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William "Billy Bass" Nelson (born January 28, 1951) is a U.S. musician, who was the original bassist for Funkadelic. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 1997 with fifteen...  more

    #79 of 104 The Best Funk Bands/Artists#20 of 34 The Best Psychedelic Soul Bands/Artists

  • 25
    Disco, Pop music

    AlbumsRespect

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William L. "Billy" Griffin (born August 15, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known for replacing Smokey Robinson as lead singer of The Miracles in 1972....  more