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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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Lynyrd Skynyrd is listed (or ranked) 1 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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music
Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the ...more
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Tom Petty and the Heartb... 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 (alternately Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) were an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. Formed in 1976, the band originally comprised Tom Petty ...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 (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), professionally known as simply Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. Among friends and fellow ...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 Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter and poet, who served as the lead vocalist of the rock band the Doors. Due to his poetic lyrics, ...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 Macon, Georgia, in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (founder, slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, ...more
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Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Pop, Contemporary R&B
Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. A multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist, she is known for her wide vocal range, which critics ...more
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Camila Cabello is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Pop, Latin
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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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 disco and funk band, founded in 1973 in Hialeah, Florida. Their best-known songs include the hits "That's the Way (I Like It)", "(Shake, ...more
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Gloria Estefan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Pop music, Latin pop, Dance-pop
Gloria Estefan (Spanish: [ˈɡloɾja esˈtefan]; born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo on September 1, 1957) is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. A contralto, she ...more
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Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Rock music, Southern rock
Ronald Wayne Van Zant (January 15, 1948 – October 20, 1977) was an American musician, known as the lead vocalist, primary lyricist, and founding member of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. ...more
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Matchbox Twenty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
Matchbox Twenty is an American rock band, formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1995. The group currently consists of Rob Thomas (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Brian Yale (bass guitar), Paul ...more
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Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Pop music
Backstreet Boys (often abbreviated as BSB) is an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group consists of AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and ...more
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Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave
Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945), born Angela Tremble, is an American singer, songwriter, model and actress, known as the lead singer of the new wave band Blondie. Her recordings with the ...more
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Duane Allman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz fusion
Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American guitarist, session musician, and founder and leader of the Allman Brothers Band. The Allman Brothers Band was formed in ...more
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Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music
Amanda Leigh Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She signed with Epic Records in 1999 and came to fame with the release of her debut single ...more
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Rick Ross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Mafioso rap
William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), known professionally as Rick Ross, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and record executive.After releasing his debut single, ...more
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Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Denzel Curry Hip hop
Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Raised in Carol City, Florida, Curry started rapping while in sixth grade and began working on his ...more
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Creed is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Ski Mask The Slump God ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
hip hop, trap, punk rap
Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne (born April 18, 1996), known professionally as Ski Mask the Slump God (formerly stylized as $ki Mask "The Slump God"), is an American rapper and songwriter. ...more
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Gram Parsons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Rock music, Country rock, Country
Ingram Cecil Connor III (November 5, 1946 – September 19, 1973), known professionally as Gram Parsons, was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist. Parsons is best known for his ...more
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Diplo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Trap, Dancehall, Moombahton
Thomas Wesley Pentz (November 10, 1978), known professionally as Diplo, is an American DJ, songwriter, and record producer based in Los Angeles, California. He is the co-creator and lead member ...more
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'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop
NSYNC (, ; also stylized as *NSYNC or 'N Sync) 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 ...more
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Gary Rossington is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Southern rock
Gary Robert Rossington (born December 4, 1951) is an American musician, best known as a founder of southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, in which he is the sole constant member. He plays lead and ...more
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Limp Bizkit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Nu metal, Rap rock, Rapcore
Limp Bizkit is an American rap rock band from Jacksonville, Florida. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst (lead vocals), Sam Rivers (bass, backing vocals), John Otto (drums, percussion), DJ ...more