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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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
43 81
Ninel Conde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin pop, Cumbia, Grupera
3
29 54
Ana Bárbara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Banda music, Latin pop, Ranchera
4
71 136
Los Temerarios is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin pop, Ranchera, Cumbia
5
43 82
Grupo Bryndis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin American music, Cumbia, Grupera
6
46 88
Pee Wee is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia
7
80 155
Grupo Bronco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Norteño, Cumbia
8
42 83
Juanes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Thrash metal, Pop music, Rock music
9
103 206
Celso Piña is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vallenato, Cumbia
10
34 68
Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal
11
16 33
Very Be Careful is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vallenato, Cumbia
12
14 29
Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Merengue music, Cuarteto, Salsa music
13
10 21
Kumbia Queers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added
14
32 66
Bomba Estéreo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Electro, Alternative dance, Cumbia
15
52 107
Joe Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Porro, Salsa music, Cumbia
16
15 32
La Sombra is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues
17
27 57
La Mano Ajena is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Klezmer, Romani music, World music
18
24 51
Supermerka2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia
19
50 105
Totó la Momposina is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
20
14 31
DJ Kane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae
21
168 352
Kumbia Kings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae
22
12 27
Abel Talamantez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia
23
7 18
Karamelo santo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Ska, Reggae
24
21 48
Banda Machos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera
25
11 27
Andrés Cabas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock en Español, Cumbia