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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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'Little' Jimmy Dickens ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Country Boy, Out Behind the Barn (disc 1), Comes Callin', Handle With Care, Take Me as I Am / Black Eyed Joes, + more

James Cecil Dickens (December 19, 1920 – January 2, 2015), better known by his stage name, Little Jimmy Dickens, was an American country music singer and songwriter famous for his humorous ...more

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Carl Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Rockabilly and Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Golden Sounds of Country Music, Satisfaction Guaranteed [Box Set], Be Good to Her, The Essential Carl Smith (1950-1956), Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way / Me and My Broken Heart, + more

Carl Milton Smith (March 15, 1927 – January 16, 2010) was an American country music singer. Known as "Mister Country," Smith was the husband of June Carter (later June Carter Cash) and ...more

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3rd Bass is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Derelicts of Dialect, The Cactus Album, Dust To Dust, The Cactus Revisited, Brooklyn‐Queens, + more

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 dissolved in ...more

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Big Miller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Big Miller Genre: Jump blues and Blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Jazz Canada Montreux 1978

Clarence Horatius "Big" Miller (December 18, 1922 – June 9, 1992) was an American jazz and blues singer and bassist, chiefly associated with the Kansas City blues style.
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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Hip hop music and Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Get Rich or Die Tryin', Get Rich or Die Tryin' / The Massacre, Street King Immortal, Power of the Dollar, Before I Self Destruct, + more

Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, television producer, entrepreneur and investor. Born in the South ...more

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Daze is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Daze

Albums: Super Heroes, They Came to Rule, 15 Minutes of Fame, Superhero, Tamagotchi, + more

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
Genre: Pop music, Classical music & Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Pianist Extraordinary, Piano Perspectives, Plays Love Songs / Don Shirley Trio, Piano Arrangements of Famous Spirituals

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
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

Albums: ...And Don't Forget to Breathe, Faso Latido, Rattlesnake!, A Static Lullaby, Withered

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
Genre: Swing music and Jazz; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Hangin' Out, Wilder 'n' Wilder

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 Genre: Country; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Between Midnight & Hindsight, The Lucky Few, Wild Love

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
Genre: Opera, Ballet & Ballet; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, El salón México / Appalachian Spring / Rodeo / Dance Symphony / Fanfare for the Common Man (Detroit Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Antal Doráti), Fanfare For The Common Man, Copland: Quiet City, Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson / Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, + more

Aaron Copland (; November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later a conductor of his own and other American music. Copland was referred to ...more

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RoBERT is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Electronic music and Baroque music; Nationality: France

Albums: Celle qui tue, Princesse de rien, Six pieds sous terre, Ange Et Démon, Unutma (N'oublie pas), + more

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

Albums: Back in Black, Highway to Hell, Let There Be Rock, The Razors Edge, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, + more

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

Albums: Black Lines to Battlefields, Phantoms, Lost for Words, Unreleased

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

Albums: 2002-06-01: Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2006-07-19: Plain Dealer Pavilion, Cleveland, + more

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

Albums: Adem: Het beste van Acda en De Munnik, Op voorraad live, Trilogie, Deel I: Zwerf'on, Trilogie, + more

Acda en De Munnik (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑɡdaː ʔɛn də ˈmʏnɪk]) was a Dutch cabaret and musical duo, consisting of Thomas Acda and Paul de Munnik. Their songs are generally seen as simply and ...more
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Turma do Balão M&... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
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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
Genre: Pop, R&B & Soul; Nationality: England

Albums: 21, 19, Make You Feel My Love, Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Cold Shoulder, + more

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer-songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a recording contract with XL Recordings. In 2007, she ...more

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Zezé Di Camargo &... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano

Albums: As vinte mais, Pão de Mel, Zeze di Camargo & Luciano (1992), Double Face, Bailao do Zeze, + more

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

Albums: Toys in the Attic, Pump, Permanent Vacation, Aerosmith, Get a Grip, + more

Aerosmith is an American rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1970. The group consists of Steven Tyler (vocals, keyboards), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums), ...more

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Al Jolson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Pop music, Traditional pop music & Jazz; Nationality: Lithuania

Albums: Mammy, The Very Best of Al Jolson, Cocktail Hour, Al Jolson: Duets, Let Me Sing and I'm Happy: Al Jolson at Warner Bros. 1926 - 1936, + more

Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson; May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer, comedian, and actor. At the peak of his career, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". ...more

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A3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster

Albums: Exile on Coldharbour Lane, M.O.R., La Peste, Outlaw, Power in the Blood, + more

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
Genre: Rock music, Pop rock & Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: With One Word, Break the Silence

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. Alana Grace ...more
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Alberta Hunter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster
Genre: Jazz and Blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Downhearted Blues: Live At The Cookery, Amtrak Blues, The Legendary Alberta Hunter, Classic Alberta Hunter: The Thirties, Young Alberta Hunter: The Twenties, + more

Alberta Hunter (April 1, 1895 – October 17, 1984) was an American jazz singer and songwriter who had a successful career from the early 1920s to the late 1950s, and then stopped performing. ...more