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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.

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4 Out of 5 Doctors is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: 2nd Opinion

Labels: CBS Records

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
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A Band Called O is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: A Smile Is Diamond

Labels: United Artists Records, CBS Records, Deram Records, Epic Records

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 ...more
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Adam and The Ants is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Kings of the Wild Frontier, Dirk Wears White Sox, Prince Charming, Marquee Club, London - 12.01.1978, + more

Labels: Decca Records, CBS Records, Do It Records, Columbia

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. ...more
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Adam Ant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: New Wave, Pop music & Power pop; Nationality: England

Albums: Manners & Physique, Goody Two Shoes, Vive le Rock, Strip, Wonderful, + more

Labels: MCA Records, CBS Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Epic Records, Do It Records, + more

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

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After the Fire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: ATF, 80-f, Signs of Change, Laser Love, Batteries Not Included, + more

Labels: CBS Records, Epic Records, Columbia

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 ...more
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Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Disco, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: Sweden

Albums: Nu tändas tusen juleljus, Eyes of a Woman, My Love, My Life, My Colouring Book, + more

Labels: CBS Records, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, Polar Music

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

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Al McKay is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Rhythm and blues, Jazz & Soul music; Nationality: United States of America

Labels: CBS Records, American Record Corporation, Columbia

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 ...more
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Alan Silva is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Avant-garde jazz, Jazz & Free jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Ongoing Strings, Skilfullness

Labels: Blue Note Records, CBS Records, Black Saint/Soul Note, ESP-Disk, Sony Music Entertainment, + more

Alan Silva (born Alan Lee da Silva; January 22, 1939 in Bermuda) is an American free jazz double bassist and keyboard player.
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Alice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Pop music, Traditional music & Rock music; Nationality: Italy

Albums: Gioielli rubati, Viaggio in Italia, Il sole nella pioggia, Mezzogiorno sulle Alpi, Park Hotel, + more

Labels: CBS Records, Nun Music, Warner Music Group, EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, + more

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
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Alta Moda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Alta Moda

Labels: CBS Records

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 ...more
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Alun Davies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Skiffle, Pop music & Folk music; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: Relax Your Mind

Labels: Decca Records, Atlantic Records, Island Records, CBS Records, Fontana Records, + more

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 ...more
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André Watts is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Classical music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The 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, + more

Labels: CBS Records, Columbia

André Watts (born June 20, 1946) is a classical pianist and professor at the Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University.
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Arc Angel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Arc Angel

Albums: Arc Angel

Labels: CBS Records, Portrait Records

Arc Angel is an AOR rock band that was formed by musicians Jeff Cannata and Michael Soldan.
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Ariel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Ariel

Albums: Rock & Roll Scars, A Strange Fantastic Dream, The Jellabad Mutant

Labels: CBS Records, EMI

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 ...more
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Ariel Zilber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Rock music, Folk music & World music; Nationality: Israel

Albums: Live, Ba-De-Di-Dia, Rutzi Shmulik, Politically Correct, Ariel Zilber, + more

Labels: CBS Records

Ariel Zilber (Hebrew: אריאל זילבר‎; born September 23, 1943) is an Israeli singer-songwriter and composer.
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Azúcar Moreno is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Ojos Negros, Carne De Melocotón, Con La Miel En Los Labios, Olé, Estimúlame, + more

Labels: CBS Records, EMI, Sony Music Entertainment, Epic Records, Capitol Records

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 ...more
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Barbara is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Chanson and French pop music; Nationality: France

Albums: L'aigle noir, Barbara, Barbara singt Barbara, Barbara chante Barbara, Lily Passion, + more

Labels: Decca Records, CBS Records, EMI France, Phonogram Records, Mercury, + more

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 ...more
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Barrabas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Desperately, Heart of the City, ¡Soltad a Barrabás!, Bestial, Power, + more

Labels: CBS Records, Columbia, RCA Records

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 ...more
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Belle & The Devotion... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Belle & The Devotions

Labels: CBS Records

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 ...more
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Berlin Airlift is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Berlin Airlift, Professionally Damaged

Labels: CBS Records

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
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Bifrost is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster

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

Labels: CBS Records, Mercury

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 ...more
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Big Audio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: F-Punk, Kool-Aid, Megatop Phoenix, Higher Power, This Is Big Audio Dynamite, + more

Labels: Radioactive Records, MCA Records, CBS Records, Sony Music Entertainment, Columbia

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 ...more
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Bill Nelson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: New Wave, Experimental rock & Art rock; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: Noise Candy, Sound on Sound, The Practice of Everyday Life, Confessions of a Hyperdreamer: My Secret Studio, Volume II, + more

Labels: CBS Records, Enigma Records, EMI, Twentythree Records, EMI Records

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 ...more
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Billy Bass Nelson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Psychedelic soul, Soul music & Psychedelic rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Out of the Dark

Labels: CBS Records, Rykodisc, Westbound Records, Warner Bros. Records, Casablanca Records

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 ...more
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Billy Griffin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list CBS Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Disco, Pop music & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Respect

Labels: Motorcity Records, Atlantic Records, CBS Records, Motown Records, CBS, + more

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