Bands/Musicians King Records Complete Artist Roster

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

List is made up of many different artists, including James Brown and John Lee Hooker.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best King Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by King Records?"

If any musical artists are missing from this King Records artists list, you can add them at the bottom of the list. (161 items)

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Abu Talib is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Jazz Abu Talib was an African American blues and jazz guitarist, singer, and harmonica player.

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Aice5 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Aice5 J-pop, Alternative rock Aice⁵ is an all-female Japanese J-pop group that comprises five voice actresses: Yui Horie, Chiaki Takahashi, Akemi Kanda, Masumi Asano and Madoka Kimura. Yui Horie founded the group on October ...more

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AKB48 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Girl group, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop AKB48 is a Japanese idol girl group named after the Akihabara area of Tokyo, where the group's theater is located, and its original roster of 48 members. As of August 2014, the group has ...more

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Aki Takajō is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
J-pop Aki Takajo is a Japanese idol singer who is a member of the girl groups AKB48 and JKT48. She auditioned for AKB48's sixth generation and was promoted to member of Team A. Her talent agency is ...more

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Alice Nine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock A9, previously known as Alice Nine, is a Japanese visual kei rock band formed in Tokyo in 2004. Originally signed to PS Company, they signed to King Records until 2010 when the joined Tokuma ...more

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Angela is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Angela Pop music, J-pop angela is a Japanese pop band, notable for having their music portrayed as theme songs for several anime television shows. The main members are Atsuko and Katsu. Their signature upbeat tunes and ...more

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Anri Kumaki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
J-pop Anri Kumaki is a Japanese pop female singer-songwriter currently signed on unBORDE Records, a division of Warner Music Group Japan.

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Asia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Arena rock, Pop rock Asia is a British progressive rock band. The band was formed in 1981 as a supergroup of four members from different progressive rock bands, namely John Wetton, Steve Howe, Geoff Downes and ...more

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Asuka Kuramochi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
J-pop Asuka Kuramochi is a singer, actress, and a member of the idol group AKB48 under Team K.

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Atsuko Maeda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
J-pop Atsuko Maeda is a Japanese singer and actress known for her work in the Japanese idol group AKB48. Maeda was one of the most prominent members in the group, and placed first among all AKB48 and ...more

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Ayaka Kikuchi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
J-pop Ayaka Kikuchi is a member of the musical group AKB48.

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Ayaka Umeda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, J-pop Ayaka Umeda is a Japanese idol and singer from the girl group NMB48, in which she is the co-captain of Team BII. She is also a member of the AKB48 subunit DiVA.

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B.A.P is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Rock music, Contemporary R&B B.A.P is a six-member hip-hop South Korean group formed in 2011 under the management of TS Entertainment. On January 26, 2012, B.A.P made their recording debut with the single ...more

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Beau Dollar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll William Hargis Bowman, Jr., better known by his stage name, Beau Dollar, was a soul vocalist and drummer for King Records. He performed on many studio albums for various artists under contract ...more

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Big Maybelle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Gospel music, Blues Mabel Louise Smith, known professionally as Big Maybelle, was an American R&B singer and pianist. Her 1956 hit single "Candy" received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.

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Bill Carlisle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Comedy, Country William Toliver "Jumpin' Bill" Carlisle was an American country music singer, songwriter, comedian and guitarist popular in the late 1940s and 1950s but who influenced the genre for ...more

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Bill Doggett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Jazz Bill Doggett was an American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist. He is best known for his compositions "Honky Tonk" and "Hippy Dippy", and variously working with ...more

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Billy
Rockabilly, Country Billy "Crash" Craddock is an American country and rockabilly singer. He first gained popularity in Australia in the 1950s with a string of rockabilly hits, including the Australian ...more

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Bobby Byrd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk Bobby Howard Byrd, better known as Bobby Byrd, was an American R&B/soul singer, songwriter, bandleader, talent scout, record producer, and musician, who played an integral and important part ...more

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Bobby Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Robert James Byrd, known by the stage name Bobby Day, was an American rock and roll and R&B musician.

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Bonnie Lou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Rockabilly, Rock and roll Bonnie Lou is an American rock and roll and country music singer. A musical pioneer, Bonnie Lou is recognized as one of first female rock and roll singers. She is also one of the first artists ...more

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Boyd Bennett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Boyd Bennett Rockabilly Boyd Byron Bennett was an American rockabilly songwriter and singer. His two biggest hit singles, both written and performed by him, were "Seventeen" with his band, the Rockets; and ...more

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Carter Stanley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Traditional bluegrass, Old-time music, Bluegrass Carter Glen Stanley was a bluegrass music lead singer, songwriter, and rhythm guitar player. He formed "The Stanley Brothers and The Clinch Mountain Boys" band together with his ...more

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Charles Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Blues Tony Russell "Charles" Brown, born in Texas City, Texas was an American blues singer and pianist whose soft-toned, slow-paced blues-club style influenced the development of blues ...more

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Charlie Ryan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Rockabilly Charles "Charlie" Ryan was an American singer and songwriter, best known for co-writing and first recording the rockabilly hit single "Hot Rod Lincoln".

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Chiemi Eri is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Kayōkyoku, Enka Chiemi Eri, was a Japanese popular singer and actress. Eri was born as Chiemi Kubo on January 11, 1937 in Tokyo, Japan. She started her singing career at the age of 14 with her version of ...more

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Chihiro Yonekura is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Chihiro Yonekura J-pop Chihiro Yonekura is a Japanese singer and song-writer from Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

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Christine Kittrell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues Christine Kittrell was an American R&B singer, who first recorded tracks in 1951 with Louis Brooks and his Band. Kittrell was born in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, and made her ...more

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Cowboy Copas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Honky-tonk, Country Lloyd Estel Copas, "the Country Gentleman of Song", known by his stage name Cowboy Copas, was an American country music singer popular from the 1940s until his death in the 1963 plane ...more

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David Benoit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Smooth jazz, Jazz fusion, Easy listening David Benoit is an American jazz pianist, composer and producer from Los Angeles, California. Benoit has charted over 25 albums since 1980, and has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. He is ...more

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Divinefire is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal Divinefire is a Christian symphonic power/thrash metal group founded in the spring of 2004 by Finnish guitarist Jani Stefanovic, and Swedish singer Christian Liljegren. Liljegren is the former ...more

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Don Reno is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Bluegrass Don Wesley Reno was an American bluegrass and country musician best known as a banjo player in partnership with Red Smiley, and later with guitarist Bill Harrell.

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Dragonland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Power metal, Heavy metal, Symphonic metal Dragonland is a power metal band from Sweden. The group is most notable for basing their first two and fifth albums upon the self-produced The Dragonland Chronicles fantasy saga and for the ...more

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Earl Hooker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Chicago blues, Blues, Delta blues Earl Hooker was an American Chicago blues guitarist, perhaps best known for his slide guitar playing. Considered a "musician's musician", Hooker performed with blues artists such as ...more

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Eddie
Jump blues, Rhythm and blues, Jazz Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson was an American jump blues, jazz, bebop and R&B alto saxophonist and blues shouter. He was nicknamed Cleanhead after an incident in which his hair was ...more

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Elliot Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Big band, Jazz Elliot Lawrence is an American jazz pianist and bandleader. Son of the broadcaster Stan Lee Broza, Lawrence led his first dance band at age 20, but he played swing at the time its heyday was ...more

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Emi Hinouchi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Emi Hinouchi Hip hop music, J-pop Emi Hinouchi is a Japanese urban music singer-songwriter. She was formerly signed under King Records' sub-label Venus-B and Taku Takahashi's Tachytelic Records. She is best known for writing ...more

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Eri Kitamura is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Symphonic metal Eri Kitamura is a Japanese voice actress and singer. She is known for voicing prominent roles in anime such as Blood+, Toradora!, Highschool of the Dead, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica. In ...more

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Eternal Tears of Sorrow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Doom metal, Thrash metal, Melodic death metal Eternal Tears of Sorrow is a Finnish symphonic death metal band formed in Pudasjärvi in Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Romantic lyrics and soft keyboard melodies show gothic metal

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Etsuko Yakushimaru is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Etsuko Yakushimaru Pop music Etsuko Yakushimaru is the stage name of a Japanese singer, producer and composer. She is known for her solo works including theme songs in several anime series, as well as being the lead vocal ...more

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eufonius is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop rock, Progressive rock Eufonius is a Japanese progressive pop rock music group which debuted on October 11, 2003 with the release of their first album Eufonius which was also an independent release. The band has ...more

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Freddie King is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues Freddie King was an influential American blues guitarist and singer. He is often mentioned as one of "the Three Kings" of electric blues guitar along with Albert King and B.B. King. ...more

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Fureai is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Fureai Fureai was a Japanese music duo active from 1999 to 2003. The duo consisted of 2 childhood friends, forming the group in their 3rd year of high school. Their first mini-album and single were ...more

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Guy Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Traditional pop music, Big band Guy Mitchell was an American pop singer, successful in his homeland, the UK and Australia. He sold 44 million records, including six million-selling singles. In the fall of 1957, Mitchell ...more

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Hachiro Kasuga is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Hachiro Kasuga Enka Hachiro Kasuga, born Minoru Watabe, was a Japanese enka singer. He has been dubbed "the first enka singer". Having seen the stage of Ichiro Fujiyama, he attempted to become a popular ...more

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Hank Ballard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll Hank Ballard, born John Henry Kendricks, was a rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, the lead vocalist of Hank Ballard and The Midnighters and one of the first rock 'n' roll artists to emerge ...more

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Happy End is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk rock, Avant-garde music Happy End was a Japanese folk rock band, which existed from 1969 to 1972. The band's pioneering avant-garde sound is highly revered and they are considered to be among the most influential ...more

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Hardrock Gunther is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
Rockabilly, Rock and roll, Western swing Sidney Louie Gunter Jr., known as Hardrock Gunter, was a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music at the turn of the 1950s prefigured rock and roll and rockabilly music.

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Harley
Bluegrass, Country Harley Allen, better known as Red Allen, was an American bluegrass singer and guitarist known for his powerful tenor voice.

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Haruka Shimazaki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list King Records Complete Artist Roster
J-pop Haruka Shimazaki is a Japanese singer and member of the Japanese idol group AKB48. She is in Team A.