Bands/Musicians 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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'Little' Jimmy Dickens is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Country
James Cecil Dickens, better known as Little Jimmy Dickens, was an American country music singer famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4'11", and his rhinestone-studded ...more
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Carl Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Rockabilly, Country
Carl Milton Smith was an American country music singer. Known as "Mister Country," Smith was the husband of June Carter and Goldie Hill, and the father of Carlene Carter. He was one of ...more
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3rd Bass is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music
3rd Bass was an American hip-hop group that rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and was notable for being one of the first successful interracial hip-hop groups. They split up in ...more
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Big Miller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Big Miller Jump blues, Blues
Clarence Horatius "Big" Miller was a Sioux City, Iowa-born American blues singer. By 1949, "Big" began singing with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and became a feature ...more
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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap
Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, entrepreneur investor and actor from New York City. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the ...more
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Daze is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Daze Eurodance, Europop
Daze is a Danish Eurodance/bubblegum dance band whose 1997 debut album Super Heroes became a double platinum international hit. The band is a trio composed of Lucas Sieber, Jesper Tønnov, ...more
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Don Shirley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Classical music, Jazz
Donald Walbridge Shirley was an American-Jamaican jazz pianist and composer. Shirley's prodigious piano skills were recognized early and he began his career as a composer and virtuoso performer ...more
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70 Volt Parade is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Jam band
70 Volt Parade was Trey Anastasio's backing band in 2005, formed after the breakup of Phish in August of the previous year. After writing and recording new material in late 2004 and early 2005, ...more
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A Static Lullaby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Emo, Metalcore, Screamo
A Static Lullaby was an American post-hardcore band formed in Chino Hills, California, in 2001.
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Joe Wilder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Jazz
Joseph Benjamin Wilder was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Wilder was awarded the Temple University Jazz Master's Hall of Fame Award in 2006. The National Endowment for the ...more
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Joy Lynn White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Joy Lynn White Country
Joy Lynn White is an American country music singer-songwriter. White was born in Arkansas but raised in Mishawaka, Indiana. Signed to Columbia Records in 1992, she released her debut album ...more
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Aaron Copland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Opera, Ballet, Ballet
Aaron Copland was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music. Instrumental in forging a distinctly American style ...more
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RoBERT is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Electronic music, Baroque music
Robert, or RoBERT, is a French singer, composer and lyricist. An independent artist and songwriter, Robert's musical style is described as fairy-like, halfway between the tragic and the gothic, ...more
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AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. Commonly referred to ...more
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Acceptance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Alternative rock
Acceptance is an American alternative rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1998. They released their first EP, Lost for Words, in 2000, followed by Black Lines to Battlefields in 2003. ...more
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Trey Anastasio Band is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Since 1998, Trey Anastasio, best known from Phish, has toured and recorded with several backup musicians, including several side-projects organized and led by the guitarist and composer. While ...more
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Acda en De Munnik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Acda en De Munnik Pop music
Acda en De Munnik was a Dutch cabaret and musical duo, consisting of Thomas Acda and Paul de Munnik. Their songs are generally seen as simply and expertly arranged, so that the attention of the ...more
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Turma do Balão Mágico is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Turma do Balão Mágico Pop music
Balão Mágico was a very famous children's television program in Brazil. The children that were the main stars of the program were also part of a musical group singing children's ...more
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Adele is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, MBE is a British singer and songwriter. Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. In 2007, she received ...more
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Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano Country, Música sertaneja
Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano are a famous Brazilian sertanejo/country duo. The two brothers were born in Pirenópolis, Goiás. Zezé is the artistic name for Mirosmar ...more
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Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band." Their style, which is rooted in ...more
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Al Jolson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Traditional pop music, Jazz
Al Jolson was an American singer, film actor, and comedian. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". His performing style was brash and extroverted, ...more
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A3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Acid house, Electronic music, Alternative rock
Alabama 3 is an English band mixing rock, electronic, blues, country, gospel, and spoken word styles, founded in Brixton, London in 1995. In the United States, the band is known as A3, allegedly ...more
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Alana Grace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock
Alana Grace is an American actress and singer-songwriter who is best known for her song "Black Roses Red" featured on the soundtrack of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. She released ...more
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Alberta Hunter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Blues
Alberta Hunter was an American blues singer, songwriter, and nurse. Her career had started back in the early 1920s, and from there on, she became a successful jazz and blues recording artist, ...more