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The Best Musical Artists From Florida

Updated February 27, 2020 7.6k votes 536 voters 22.3k views119 items

List RulesOnly 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.  

  • Ray Charles1
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    Ray Charles

    Soul blues, Pop music

    AlbumsThe Birth of Soul, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, The Spirit of Christmas, Ray Charles at Newport, Genius Loves Company

    Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004), professionally known as simply Ray...  more
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd2
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    Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Outlaw country, Blues-rock

    Albums(pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd), Second Helping, Gold, Christmas Time Again, Nuthin' Fancy

    Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the southern hard-rock...  more
  • Tom Petty3
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    Tom Petty

    Blues-rock, Heartland rock

    AlbumsFull Moon Fever, Wildflowers, Highway Companion, Mary Jane's Last Dance, Free Fallin'

    Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter,...  more
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers4
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    AlbumsThe Last DJ, Damn the Torpedoes, Into the Great Wide Open, Southern Accents, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (alternately Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) were an American...  more
  • Jim Morrison5
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    Jim Morrison

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsParis Jim, Dionysus

    James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer, songwriter...  more
  • The Allman Brothers Band6
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    The Allman Brothers Band

    Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    AlbumsAt Fillmore East, Beginnings, Eat a Peach, Brothers and Sisters, Hittin’ the Note

    The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Macon, Georgia, in 1969 by...  more
  • KC and the Sunshine Band7
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    KC and the Sunshine Band

    Disco, Pop music

    AlbumsOh Yeah!, The Sound of Sunshine, Do You Wanna Go Party, All in a Night's Work, KC & The Sunshine Band

    KC and the Sunshine Band is an American disco and funk band, founded in 1973 in Hialeah,...  more
  • Ariana Grande8
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    Ariana Grande

    Pop, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsMy Everything, Yours Truly, Christmas Kisses, Baby I, Right There

    Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. A...  more
  • T-Pain9
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    T-Pain

    Hip hop music, Pop music

    AlbumsRappa Ternt Sanga, Epiphany, Revolver, Three Ringz, No Love Without Pain

    Faheem Rasheed Najm (born September 30, 1985), better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an...  more
  • Matchbox Twenty10
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    Matchbox Twenty

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsYourself or Someone Like You, More Than You Think You Are, Mad Season, North, Exile on Mainstream

    Matchbox Twenty is an American rock band, formed in Orlando, Florida, in 1995. The group...  more
  • Duane Allman11
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    Duane Allman

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsDuane Allman: An Anthology, Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective, Ton-Ton Macoute!, Duane & Greg Allman, Duane Allman: An Anthology

    Howard Duane Allman (November 20, 1946 – October 29, 1971) was an American guitarist, session...  more
  • Ronnie Van Zant12
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    Ronnie Van Zant

    Rock music, Southern rock
    Ronald Wayne Van Zant (January 15, 1948 – October 20, 1977) was an American musician, known as...  more
  • Backstreet Boys13
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    Backstreet Boys

    Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop

    AlbumsNever Gone, Backstreet Boys, I Want It That Way, Black & Blue, Backstreet's Back

    Backstreet Boys (often abbreviated as BSB) is an American vocal group, formed in Orlando,...  more
  • Marilyn Manson14
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    Marilyn Manson

    Glam metal, Nu metal

    AlbumsHoly Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death), Smells Like Children, Portrait of an American Family, Eat Me, Drink Me

    Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an...  more
  • XXXTentacion15
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    Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, was an American rapper,...  more
  • Creed16
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    Creed

    Rock music, Grunge

    AlbumsMy Own Prison, Weathered, Human Clay, Higher, Greatest Hits

    Creed is an American post-grunge and hard rock band, formed in 1993 in Tallahassee, Florida....  more
  • Debbie Harry17
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    Debbie Harry

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsKooKoo, Def Dumb & Blonde, Debravation, Necessary Evil, Rockbird

    Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945), born Angela Tremble, is an American singer, songwriter,...  more
  • Stephen Stills18
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    Stephen Stills

    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsCarry On, Super Session, Stephen Stills 2, Live, Just Roll Tape

    Stephen Arthur Stills (born January 3, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, and...  more
  • Shinedown19
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    Shinedown

    Nu metal, Rock music

    AlbumsLeave a Whisper, The Sound of Madness, Us and Them, Stripped - Raw and Real, Amaryllis

    Shinedown is an American rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed by singer Brent Smith in...  more
  • Denzel Curry20
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    Denzel Curry

    Hip hop

    AlbumsNostalgic 64

    Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter....  more
  • Gloria Estefan21
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    Gloria Estefan

    Pop music, Latin pop

    AlbumsChristmas Through Your Eyes, Anything for You, Gloria!, Amor y Suerte: Éxitos Románticos, Destiny

    Gloria Estefan (born September 1, 1957) is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress, and...  more
  • Ski Mask The Slump God22
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    Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne (born April 18, 1996), known professionally as Ski Mask the Slump...  more
  • Pitbull23
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    Pitbull

    Latin pop, Hip hop

    AlbumsGive Me Everything, M.I.A.M.I, Mr. Worldwide, The Boatlift, El Mariel

    Armando Christian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), known professionally as Pitbull, is an...  more
  • Yellowcard24
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    Yellowcard

    Pop punk, Emo

    AlbumsOcean Avenue, Paper Walls, Lights and Sounds, One for the Kids, Where We Stand

    Yellowcard was an American rock band that formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1997 and were...  more
  • Dashboard Confessional25
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    Dashboard Confessional

    Rock music, Emo

    AlbumsREM / [MTV | 2 Album Covers], Dusk and Summer, The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most, The Swiss Army Romance, The Shade of Poison Trees

    Dashboard Confessional is an American emo band from Boca Raton, Florida, led by...  more