Bands/Musicians The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists  

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Carnatic music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good carnatic music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top carnatic music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Carnatic music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all carnatic music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest carnatic music bands of all time, since the most famous carnatic music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best carnatic music music.

You can click on the carnatic music band names to see more information about that particular notable carnatic music group. If they're near the top of the best carnatic music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top carnatic music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the carnatic music band names themselves.

Examples include M. S. Subbulakshmi and K.S. Chithra. Make sure to rock the vote by clicking the thumbs up button on the artists you like. Thumbs up artists you like -- Gayatri Asokan and Madhu Balakrishnan for example.

All important, significant and iconic names in carnatic music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new carnatic music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of carnatic music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into carnatic music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good carnatic music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent carnatic music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best carnatic music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest carnatic music musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular carnatic music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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K.S. Chithra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

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12 2
M. S. Subbulakshmi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

3
10 3
D K Pattammal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

4
8 2
Balabhaskar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Fusion, Carnatic music

5
6 3
Chembai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

6
6 3
Kadri Gopalnath is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Indian classical music, Carnatic music, Jazz fusion

7
5 3
Nithyasree Mahadevan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

8
3 1
Nedunuri Krishnamurthy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

9
3 1
Bombay Jayashri is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

10
3 1
Ranjani - Gayatri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists

11
2 0
P. Susheela is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

12
2 0
S. Sowmya is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

13
2 1
Palghat Mani Iyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

14
2 1
T. N. Seshagopalan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

15
2 1
Shashank Subramanyam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

16
2 1
M. L. Vasanthakumari is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

17
2 1
Concerts of Chembai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

18
1 0
M. Balamuralikrishna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

19
1 0
Remember Shakti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music, World music, Jazz fusion

20
1 0
Mysore Vasudevachar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

21
1 0
Sanjay Subrahmanyan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

22
1 0
V. Selvaganesh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music, Film score

23
2 2
Karaikudi Mani is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

24
2 2
Aswathi Thirunal Rama Varma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists

25
1 1
Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists

26
1 1
T. N. Krishnan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

27
1 1
OliviaT is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music, World music

28
1 1
S. R. D. Vaidyanathan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

29
1 1
Neyyattinkara Vasudevan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

30
1 1
G. J. R. Krishnan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Fusion, Carnatic music, Classical music

31
1 1
Veenai Dhanammal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

32
1 1
T. R. Mahalingam is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

33
1 1
M. D. Ramanathan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

34
1 1
Madhu Balakrishnan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

35
1 1
Patnam Subramania Iyer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

36
1 1
K. V. Narayanaswamy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

37
1 1
Lalgudi Jayaraman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Fusion, Indian classical music, Carnatic music

38
1 1
Veena Venkatagiriyappa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

39
1 1
L. Subramaniam is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Fusion, Carnatic music, World music

40
0 0
V. Dakshinamoorthy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music, Film score

41
0 0
Pradip Somasundaran is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

42
0 0
Subbarama Dikshitar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

43
0 0
Syama Sastri is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

44
0 0
Poochi Srinivasa Iyengar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

45
0 0
Pattabhiramayya is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

46
0 0
Sripada Pinakapani is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

47
0 0
Pallavi Seshayyar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

48
0 0
Thetakudi Harihara Vinayakram is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists

49
0 0
Gopalakrishna Bharathi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Carnatic music

50
0 0
Susheela Raman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
Folk music, Carnatic music, Jazz