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Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Columbia Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Columbia Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia Records.

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Alexis Korner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Blues-rock, Blues; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: The Party Album, Alexis Korner And... 1972-1983, 1961-1972, Alexis Korner Blues, Bootleg Him!, + more

Labels: Decca Records, 77 Records, Rak Records, Transatlantic Records, Fontana Records, + more

Alexis Andrew Nicholas Koerner (19 April 1928 – 1 January 1984), known professionally as Alexis Korner, was a British blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as ...more
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Ali Vegas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Heir to the Throne, ALU, Generation Gap 2: The Prequel, Ali Vegas: Bridging The Gap, Veganomics, + more

Labels: Universal Music Group, Trackmasters Entertainment, Casablanca Records, Columbia

Ollie Williams (born February 23, 1983), better known by his stage name, Ali Vegas is an American rapper from Queens, New York and founder of the record labels Council Recordings and Rich Soil ...more
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Alice Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Kozmigroov, Avant-garde jazz, Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Cosmic Music, The Elements, Illuminations, A Monastic Trio, Eternity, + more

Labels: Warner Bros. Records, Impulse! Records, Columbia

Alice Coltrane (née McLeod, August 27, 1937 – January 12, 2007), also known by her adopted Sanskrit name Turiyasangitananda or Turiya Alice Coltrane, was an American jazz musician and ...more

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Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Dirt, Alice in Chains, Facelift, Jar of Flies, Black Gives Way to Blue, + more

Labels: Columbia, EMI Records, Virgin Records, Capitol Records

Alice in Chains (often abbreviated as AIC) is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1987 by guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, who later recruited ...more

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Alice Mudgarden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster

Labels: Columbia

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Remixed & Unplugged in A minor, As I Am, Unplugged, Girl On Fire, The Diary of Alicia Keys, + more

Labels: Star Mark Compilations, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, LaFace Records, Sony Music Entertainment, BMG JAPAN, + more

Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. A classically-trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age ...more

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Alison Moyet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music; Nationality: England

Albums: Raindancing, The Turn, Essex, Voice, The Minutes, + more

Labels: Cooking Vinyl, Sony Music Entertainment, Sanctuary Records Group, Columbia

Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet ( MOY-ay; born 18 June 1961) is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her powerful bluesy contralto voice. She came to prominence as half of ...more

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Amen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: We Have Come for Your Parents, Slave, Pisstory: A Catalogue of Accidents/A Lifetime of Mistakes, Amen, Death Before Musick, + more

Labels: Roadrunner Records, Columbia, Virgin Records

Amen is a declaration of affirmation found in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. Amen may also refer to:
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Amerie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Hip hop music, New Wave, Pop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Touch, Touch, All I Have, In Love & War, Because I Love It, + more

Labels: Sony Urban Music, Def Jam Recordings, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Columbia

Amerie Mi Marie Rogers (born January 12, 1980), is an American recording artist, author and actress. Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and raised in the Washington metropolitan area, Amerie ...more

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Amil Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: All Money Is Legal

Labels: Roc-A-Fella Records, Columbia

Amil is a name of Arabic and Indian origin.

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Anaïs Lameche is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster

Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia

Anaïs Helena Lameche Bonnier (née Kretz Lameche) (born 19 August 1987) is a Swedish pop singer and former original member of the Swedish pop group Play. She is the only member of ...more
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André Cymone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Urban contemporary, New Wave, Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: A.C., Survivin' in the 80's, Livin' in the New Wave, The Stone

Labels: Columbia

André Cymone (born Andre Simon Anderson; June 27, 1958) is an American bassist, songwriter and record producer. Cymone was a bass guitarist for recording artist Prince's touring band, ...more
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André Watts is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Columbia 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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Andreas Vollenweider is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: New Age, World music, Classical music; Nationality: Switzerland

Albums: ...Behind the Gardens-Behind the Wall-Under the Tree..., Caverna Magica, Dancing With the Lion, Kryptos, Down to the Moon, + more

Labels: Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., SBK Records, Sony Masterworks, Edel AG, Sony Music Entertainment, + more

Andreas Vollenweider (born 4 October 1953) is a Swiss harpist. He is generally categorised as a new-age musician and uses a modified electroacoustic harp of his own design. He has collaborated ...more
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Andrew Ridgeley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: New Wave, Pop music, Rock music; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: Son of Albert

Labels: Innervision Records, Epic Records, Columbia

Andrew John Ridgeley (born 26 January 1963) is an English singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his work in the 1980s as a member of the musical duo Wham!.
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Andy Cato is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Andy Cato

Albums: Sessions: Andy Cato, Times & Places, Café Mambo Ibiza '08

Labels: Columbia

Andy Cato (born Andrew Derek Cocup; 7 June 1973) is an English musician, record producer and DJ who is currently one half of the electronic music band Groove Armada, the other half being Tom ...more
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Andy Williams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: We Need a Little Christmas, The Andy Williams Christmas Album, Moon River, Christmas Present, Music to Fall in Love By, + more

Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Cadence Records, Columbia

Howard Andrew Williams (December 3, 1927 – September 25, 2012) was an American singer. He recorded 43 albums in his career, of which 15 have been gold-certified and three platinum-certified. He ...more

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Angélique Kidjo ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Worldbeat, Latin American music, World fusion music; Nationality: Benin

Albums: Djin Djin, Black Ivory Soul, Fifa, Spirit Rising, Oyaya!, + more

Labels: Island Records, Mango Records, PolyGram, Columbia, Razor & Tie

Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, known as Angélique Kidjo (born July 14, 1960), is a Beninese-American singer-songwriter, actress, and activist who ...more

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Anita Bryant is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Pop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine: All the Hits and More, In My Little Corner of the World / Anyone Would Love You, Christmas with Anita Bryant, In a Velvet Mood

Labels: Word Records, Columbia

Anita Jane Bryant (born March 25, 1940) is an American singer and anti-gay rights activist. She scored four Top 40 hits in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including ...more
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Anjani Thomas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Anjani Thomas Genre: Folk music, Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Blue Alert, The Sacred Names, Anjani

Labels: Columbia

Anjani Thomas (born July 10, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist, best known for her work with singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, as well as Carl Anderson, Frank Gambale, and ...more
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Anna Nalick is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Adult album alternative, Pop rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Shine, Wreck of the Day, Broken Doll & Odds & Ends, Breathe (2 am)

Labels: Epic Records, Columbia

Anna Christine Nalick (born March 30, 1984) is an American singer, songwriter. Her debut album, Wreck of the Day, featuring her first radio hit, "Breathe (2 AM)", was released on April ...more
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Anna Sundstrand is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Pop music, Dance music; Nationality: Sweden

Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia

Anna Maria Karolina Sundstrand (born February 22, 1989) is Swedish singer. She is an original member of the Swedish pop group, Play.
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Anne Clark is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: New Wave, Electronic music, Avant-garde; Nationality: England

Albums: Wordprocessing, The Best of Anne Clark, THE LAW Is an Anagram of WEALTH, Letter of Thanks to a Friend, Psychometry: Live at the Passionskirche, + more

Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Alfa Matrix, EMI, SPV, Virgin Schallplatten, + more

Anne Clark or Annie Clark may refer to: Anne Clark (poet), English poet, songwriter and electronic musician Annie Clark (actress), Canadian actress known for Degrassi: The Next Generation Annie ...more
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Aqualung is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock; Nationality: England

Albums: Still Life, Aqualung, Memory Man, Strange and Beautiful, Magnetic North, + more

Labels: Sony BMG Music Entertainment, B-Unique Records, Verve Forecast Records, Columbia

Matt Hales (born 17 January 1972) is an English songwriter, musician, and record producer who has been performing professionally under the name Aqualung since the early 2000s. Aqualung is best ...more
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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Lady Soul, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Young, Gifted and Black, Respect, + more

Labels: Atlantic Records, Arista Records, Columbia, RCA Records

Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New ...more

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