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
Don Shirley 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

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Alexis Korner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Blues Alexis Korner was a British blues musician and radio broadcaster, who has sometimes been referred to as "a founding father of British blues". A major influence on the sound of the ...more

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Ali Vegas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop Ollie Williams, 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 Entertainment. After two ...more

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Alice Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Kozmigroov, Avant-garde jazz, Jazz Alice Coltrane, née McLeod was an American jazz pianist, organist, harpist, and composer, and the second wife of jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane. One of the few harpists in ...more

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Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist and songwriter Jerry Cantrell and original lead vocalist Layne Staley. The initial lineup was rounded ...more

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Alice Mudgarden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Grunge, Acoustic music

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record ...more

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Alison Moyet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice. She came to prominence as half of the duo Yazoo and since has mainly ...more

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Amen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Nu metal, Heavy metal, Punk rock Amen is an American hardcore punk/nu metal band formed in 1994.

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Amerie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, New Wave, Pop music Amerie Mi Marie Rogers, known professionally as Ameriie, is an American recording artist, record producer, and actress. She debuted in 2002 with the album All I Have, primarily co-written and ...more

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Amil Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap Amil appeared in the 2002 film State Property.

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Anaïs Lameche is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Dance music Anaïs Helena Kretz Lameche is an original member of the Swedish pop group Play. She is the only member of Play out of its seven different members to appear in all four different line-ups of ...more

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André Cymone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Urban contemporary, New Wave, Contemporary R&B André Cymone is an American bassist, songwriter and record producer. Cymone was a bass guitarist for recording artist Prince's touring band, pre-Revolution. Cymone began a solo career in ...more

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André Watts is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Classical music André Watts 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
New Age, World music, Classical music Andreas Vollenweider is a Swiss harpist, who is generally categorised as New Age and uses a modified, electroacoustic harp of his own design. He has collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Carly ...more

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Andrew Ridgeley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music Andrew John Ridgeley is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was a member of the music duo Wham!.

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Andy Cato is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Andy Cato Electronic music Andy Cato is an English musician, producer and DJ who is currently one half of the electronic dance band, Groove Armada, the other half being Tom Findlay. He was also involved with Rachel Foster ...more

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Andy Williams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening Howard Andrew "Andy" Williams was an American popular-music singer. He recorded forty-four albums in his career, seventeen of which have been Gold-certified and three of which have ...more

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Angélique Kidjo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Worldbeat, Latin American music, World fusion music Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, known as Angélique Kidjo, is a Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and activist from Benin, noted for her diverse ...more

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Anita Bryant is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music Anita Jane Bryant is an American singer, former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, former spokeswoman for the Florida Citrus Commission, and outspoken opponent of homosexuality. She scored ...more

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Anjani Thomas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Anjani Thomas Folk music, Jazz Anjani Thomas 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 Stanley Clarke. She became ...more

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Anna Nalick is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Adult album alternative, Pop rock Anna Christine Nalick is an American singer-songwriter. Her debut album, Wreck of the Day, featuring her first radio hit, "Breathe", was released on April 19, 2005. Nalick left her ...more

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Anna Sundstrand is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Dance music Anna Maria Carolina Sundstrand is a Swedish singer and model. She was a member of the Swedish pop group Play from the group's formation in 2001 when she was 12 until their breakup in 2005. ...more

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Anne Clark is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Electronic music, Avant-garde Anne Clark is an English poet and songwriter. Her first album, The Sitting Room, was released in 1982, and she has released over a dozen albums since then. Her experimental music occupies a ...more

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Aqualung is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock Matt Hales is an English songwriter, musician, and record producer who has been performing professionally under the name Aqualung since the early 2000s. Aqualung is best known in the UK for his ...more

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer and songwriter. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was ...more