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The Best Musical Artists From Florida  

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List Rules Only artists born or raised in Florida and bands formed in Florida.

Here are the best artists and bands from Florida. Home to some of the most talented and popular musical artists in the world, the Sunshine State, more specifically Orlando, was also where many boy bands, like Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, were formed. Featuring pop stars, rappers, country musicians, EDM artists, and more, this list of famous Florida artists includes both music legends and new artists. 

Established in Jacksonville, Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of many notable Florida rock bands. Including artists from Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Miami, Tampa, and Tallahassee, other well-known artists from Florida include Ariana Grande, Yellowcard, Ray Charles, Underoath, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. 

Vote up the best Florida muscial artists, and any other singers, rappers, musicians, or bands who deserve to be on this list.  

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Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music
Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is best known as the lead vocalist of Tom Petty and the ...more
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Lynyrd Skynyrd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock
Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the southern hard-rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1966 as The Pretty Ones in Jacksonville, Florida, they ...more
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Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. In 1976, the band's original lineup was Tom Petty as the primary vocalist and guitar player, Mike Campbell as ...more
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Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music
Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician and composer, who is sometimes referred to as "The Genius". He pioneered the ...more
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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock
James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, poet and songwriter best remembered as the lead vocalist of the Doors. Due to his songwriting, baritone voice, wild personality and ...more
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The Allman Brothers Band is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman, as well as Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks, and Jai ...more
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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock
Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. As one of the world's leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for her wide vocal range. Grande has ...more
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Matchbox Twenty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
Matchbox Twenty (originally spelled officially, and still sometimes known, as Matchbox 20) is an American rock band, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1995. The group currently comprises Rob Thomas ...more
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KC and the Sunshine Band is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues
KC and the Sunshine Band is an American musical group. Founded in 1973 in Hialeah, Florida, its style has included funk, R&B, and disco. Their most well known songs include the disco hits ...more
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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music
The Backstreet Boys are an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group consists of A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell. The ...more
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Gloria Estefan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Pop music, Latin pop, Dance-pop
Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan, known professionally as Gloria Estefan, is a Cuban American singer, songwriter, actress, and entrepreneur. She is one of the ...more
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Rick Ross is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Mafioso rap
William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper. In 2009, Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums ...more
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Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house
Steven Hiroyuki "Steve" Aoki is an American electro house musician, record producer, and music executive. Known for energetic live shows, in 2012 Pollstar designated Aoki as the ...more
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Diplo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Hip hop music, Dubstep, Dancehall
Thomas Wesley Pentz (born November 10, 1978), better known by his stage name Diplo, is an American DJ, record producer and rapper based in Los Angeles, California. He is the co-creator and lead ...more
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'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop
NSYNC was an American boy band formed in Orlando, Florida in 1995 and launched in Germany by BMG Ariola Munich. *NSYNC consisted of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, ...more
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Flo Rida is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music
Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida, is an American rapper. He is known for hit songs such as "Low", featuring T-Pain, which was a number 1 hit for 10 weeks ...more
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Creed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal
Creed is an American post-grunge and hard rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band's best-known line-up consists of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist and vocalist Mark ...more
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Camila Cabello is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Pop, Latin pop
Karla Camila Cabello Estrabao (born March 3, 1997) is a Cuban-American singer and songwriter. She rose to fame as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, formed during the second season of The ...more
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Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Rock music, Southern rock
Ronald Wayne "Ronnie" Van Zant was an American lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and a founding member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. He was the older brother of current lead ...more
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Jake Owen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Country
Joshua Ryan "Jake" Owen is an American country music artist. Signed to RCA Nashville in 2006, he released his debut album Startin' with Me that year. This album produced three singles, ...more
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T-Pain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro hop
Faheem Rashad Najm better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor. His debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, was released in 2005. In ...more
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Gram Parsons is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Rock music, Country rock, Country
Ingram Cecil Connor III, known professionally as Gram Parsons, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist. Parsons is best known for his work within the country music genre; he ...more
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Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music
Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and fashion designer. Raised in Florida, Moore first came to prominence with her 1999 debut single, ...more
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Yellowcard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Pop punk, Emo, Melodic hardcore
Yellowcard is an American pop punk/alternative rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1997 and based in Los Angeles since 2000. Their music features the use of a violin, which brings a ...more
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Rob Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Rock music
Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas is an American singer and songwriter. He is the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty. Thomas also records and performs as a solo ...more