Bands/Musicians The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time  

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This is a Cumbia artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. While there are tons of fantastic cumbia artists, when it comes down to it, some are just better than others. This list is designed to let the fans of cumbia separate the absolute best cumbia bands and artists from all of the rest. Cumbia was created in Colombia as a fusion of African, native Colombian, and Spanish influences. Kumbia Kings and Celso Piña are classic examples of the genre, but are they the top cumbia bands of all time?

This list of the top cumbia bands in the world includes all musicians who have released songs and albums that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Cumbia 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 cumbia bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest cumbia bands of all time, since the most famous cumbia artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best cumbia music.

List ranges from La Sonora Dinamita to Juanes, and more. Rank the best singers and groups to see them rise to the top. Is Thalía a better choice for the top of the list than Ninel Conde? Vote accordingly. All important, significant and iconic names in Mexican and Colombian cumbia music deserve your votes. You can only vote once on this list. Bands at the top of the list will  be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good cumbia bands with which to start out. 

This list answers the questions "who are the best cumbia bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest cumbia musician ever?" Whether you’re a cumbia aficionado or a new fan of cumbia music, please vote for the best cumbia artists - not  just the most popular cumbia bands that you never actually listened to. 

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426 4
La Sonora De Meno Escobedo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
olivajinc added Cumbia -

La Sonora De Meno - La Cumbia del Tubo

2
224 349
La Sonora Dinamita is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

3
37 68
Pee Wee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

4
32 60
Juanes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Thrash metal, Pop music, Rock music

5
88 169
Celso Piña is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vallenato, Cumbia

6
57 109
Los Temerarios is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin pop, Ranchera, Cumbia

7
60 115
Grupo Bronco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Norteño, Cumbia

8
29 55
Bomba Estéreo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Electro, Alternative dance, Cumbia

9
12 22
Ana Bárbara is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Banda music, Latin pop, Ranchera

10
50 96
Totó la Momposina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

11
162 314
Kumbia Kings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

12
51 98
Joe Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Porro, Salsa music, Cumbia

13
54 104
Kumbia All Starz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

14
35 67
Grupo Bryndis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin American music, Cumbia, Grupera

15
60 116
A.B. Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

16
19 36
Ninel Conde is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin pop, Cumbia, Grupera

17
20 38
Banda Machos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

18
23 44
Supermerka2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia

19
25 48
La Mano Ajena is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Klezmer, Romani music, World music

20
30 58
Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal

21
15 30
Los Super Reyes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Cumbia rap, Rhythm and blues

22
14 29
Very Be Careful is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vallenato, Cumbia

23
12 26
Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Merengue music, Cuarteto, Salsa music

24
13 29
La Sombra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

25
13 29
DJ Kane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae