Bands/Musicians 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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Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 1 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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24 7
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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23 7
Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 3 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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19 7
Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker... is listed (or ranked) 4 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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22 11
Ariana Grande is listed (or ranked) 5 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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16 6
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 6 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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12 6
The Allman Brothers Band is listed (or ranked) 7 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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15 9
T-Pain is listed (or ranked) 8 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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15 9
Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 9 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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12 7
Gram Parsons is listed (or ranked) 10 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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8 3
Duane Allman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz fusion
Howard Duane Allman was an American guitarist, session musician, co-founder and leader of the The Allman Brothers Band. The Allman Brothers Band was formed in 1969 and based in the Southeastern ...more
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14 9
'N Sync is listed (or ranked) 12 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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13 10
Quad City DJ’s is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Hip hop music, Miami bass, Southern hip hop
Quad City DJ's is a music artist and producer duo consisting of C.C. Lemonhead and Jay Ski, who produced the Miami bass hit "C'mon N' Ride It" in 1996. Female singer JeLana LaFleur has ...more
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12 9
KC and the Sunshine Band is listed (or ranked) 14 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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12 9
Jason Derulo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop
Jason Joel Desrouleaux (born September 21, 1989), known professionally as Jason Derulo, is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Since the start of his solo recording career in 2009, ...more
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10 7
Ronnie Van Zant is listed (or ranked) 16 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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8 5
Jake Owen is listed (or ranked) 17 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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10 8
Sam Moore is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Rhythm and blues
Samuel David Moore is an American Southern soul and R&B singer, musician, and songwriter, who was the tenor vocalist for the soul vocal duo Sam & Dave from 1961 to 1981. Sam Moore is a ...more
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9 7
Faith Evans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop
Faith Renée Evans (born June 10, 1973) is an American singer-songwriter, recording artist, record producer, actress and author. Born in Florida and raised in New Jersey, Evans relocated ...more
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7 5
Cassadee Pope is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Pop punk, Country pop, Emo
Cassadee Blake Pope is an American country music singer-songwriter, and musician. She is the lead vocalist of the pop punk band Hey Monday, which has been on hiatus since December 2011. With the ...more
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7 5
Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 21 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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7 5
Rick Ross is listed (or ranked) 22 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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7 5
Gary Rossington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Southern rock
Gary Robert Rossington is an American musician, best known as a founding member of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. He plays lead and occasional rhythm guitar. He is also a founding member of ...more
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11 10
Fifth Harmony is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Artists From Florida
Pop music, Dance music
Fifth Harmony is an American girl group formed on the second season of the X Factor USA. The group consists of members Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane Hansen, Camila Cabello, ...more
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11 10
Matchbox Twenty is listed (or ranked) 25 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