We're ranking the best Cumbian bands and solo artists of all time, with the order decided by fans worldwide. While there are tons of fantastic Cumbia musicians, when it comes down to it, some are just better than others. This list is designed to separate and differentiate the absolute best Cumbia singers and groups from the rest. Originally established in Colombia in the 1940s, Cumbia serves as a folkloric, musical fusion of African dance, native Colombian culture, and a mixture of Latin American, Spanish, and Mexican influences. The Kumbia Kings, Celso Piña, and the late Selena Quintanilla-Perez are classic examples of the genre, as well as La Sonora Dinamita, Thalía, Ninel Conde, and Juanes.
This list answers the questions "what are the top Cumbia bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Cumbia musician ever?" Whether you’re a Cumbias aficionado or a newer listener of the Colombian genre, please vote for the best Cumbia artists and sonideras based on their music (i.e. albums and songs) and their overall influence, rather than simply the most popular or famous Cumbia musicians that you've never actually listened to.