Bands/Musicians Famous Bands from Jamaica

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List famous Jamaican bands and solo musicians, listed by popularity with photos when available. These popular bands from Jamaica come from a number of different musical genres, including rock, pop, metal, electronic, jam, punk and acoustic. These might not necessarily be the best Jamaican bands, but this list contains a majority of the greatest bands from Jamaica. Music lovers who are looking for new music to listen to can use this list of talented Jamaican musicians to discover some great new bands and artists.

This list contains bands like Big Joe and Little John.

This list answers the questions, "Which bands are from Jamaica?" and "Which bands are popular in Jamaica?"

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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Reggae

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Jimmy Cliff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Ska, Reggae

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Lee
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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Peter Tosh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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Ziggy Marley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Reggae

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Sean Paul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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Heavy D is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing

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Damian Marley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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Eek-a-Mouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Reggae

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Toots Hibbert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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Lynval Golding is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
New Wave, Ska, Rock music

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Buju Banton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae

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Sandy Denton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Hip hop music, Dance music

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Ky-Mani Marley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Hip hop music, Dancehall, Reggae

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Jepther McClymont is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica

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Danny Ray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Danny Ray

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Carlton
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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Joe Harriott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica

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Yellowman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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Shabba Ranks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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Junior Marvin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Rock music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues

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Desmond Dekker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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Don Carlos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Reggae

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Stranger Cole is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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Barrington Levy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Dancehall, Reggae, Ragga jungle

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Cutty Ranks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Dancehall, Reggae

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Alton Ellis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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Augustus Pablo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Reggae, Roots reggae, Dub

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Beenie Man is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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Bunny Wailer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Ska, Reggae, Roots reggae

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Glen Washington is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Glen Washington

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Tanya Stephens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Dancehall, Reggae

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Dawn Penn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Dancehall, Reggae, Rocksteady

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Judy Mowatt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Reggae, Roots reggae, Gospel music

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Louie Rankin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica

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Dizzy Reece is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica

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Max Romeo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Reggae, Roots reggae

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Mutabaruka is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica

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Rico Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Ska, Reggae, Jazz

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Elephant Man is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Dirty rap, Dancehall, Pop music

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Dr. Alimantado is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica

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Leroy Sibbles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Reggae

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Bounty Killer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Dancehall, Reggae

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Tami Chynn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Dancehall, Pop music, Reggae

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Sizzla is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae

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Mavado is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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Sasha is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Reggae

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Ken Boothe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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Cham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Bands from Jamaica
Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae