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The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists 

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Updated June 14, 2019 467 votes 74 voters 11.8k views 166 items

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
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M. S. Subbulakshmi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Balabhaskar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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D K Pattammal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Madhu Balakrishnan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Kadri Gopalnath is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Nithyasree Mahadevan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Chembai is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Anuradha Sriram is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Bombay Jayashri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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T. N. Seshagopalan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Nedunuri Krishnamurthy ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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M. L. Vasanthakumari is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Palghat Mani Iyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Karaikudi Mani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Charulatha Mani is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Aswathi Thirunal Rama Va... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Swarnalatha is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Alathur Srinivasa Iyer ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Alathur Venkatesa Iyer ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Annamacharya is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Arunachala Kavi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Aruna Sairam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Balasaraswati is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists
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Chinmayi Sripada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Carnatic Bands/Artists