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".