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
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221 83
La Sonora Dinamita is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

3
159 84
Kumbia Kings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

4
81 47
Celso Piña is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vallenato, Cumbia

5
58 34
A.B. Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

6
49 27
Totó la Momposina is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

7
52 31
Grupo Bronco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Norteño, Cumbia

8
51 31
Joe Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Porro, Salsa music, Cumbia

9
50 34
Los Temerarios is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin pop, Ranchera, Cumbia

10
52 37
Kumbia All Starz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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34 21
Grupo Bryndis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin American music, Cumbia, Grupera

12
29 17
Bomba Estéreo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Electro, Alternative dance, Cumbia

13
28 18
Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal

14
28 21
Chicos De Barrio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues

15
27 20
Juanes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Thrash metal, Pop music, Rock music

16
22 20
Supermerka2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia

17
18 18
Banda Machos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

18
25 27
La Mano Ajena is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Klezmer, Romani music, World music

19
6 5
Sonido Gallo Negro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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36 40
Pee Wee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

21
14 15
Very Be Careful is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vallenato, Cumbia

22
8 8
El Hijo De La Cumbia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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13 14
La Sombra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

24
6 6
Cumbia Cosmonauts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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5 5
Carlos Vives is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Porro, Bambuco, Rock music

26
14 16
Los Super Reyes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Cumbia rap, Rhythm and blues

27
13 15
DJ Kane is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

28
5 6
Money Chicha is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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4 5
Rolando Bruno is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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7 9
Alma Bella is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia

31
7 9
Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

32
7 9
Karamelo Santo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Ska, Reggae

33
7 9
Los Auténticos Decadentes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Ska, Rock music, Reggae

34
7 9
Maricarmen Marín is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

35
7 9
Nando y Solja Kingz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

36
7 9
Ana Bárbara is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Banda music, Latin pop, Ranchera

37
2 3
Balkumbia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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2 3
El Buga is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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2 3
Chicha Libre is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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2 3
Vox Urbana is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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2 3
Señor Coconut is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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42
2 3
Juaneco is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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43
2 3
Buyepongo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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2 3
G-flux is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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2 3
Gonzalo Martinez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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46
2 3
Klezperanto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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47
2 3
Los De Abajo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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48
2 3
Los Chapillacs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
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49
11 14
Andrés Cabas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock en Español, Cumbia

50
11 14
Thalía is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Banda music, Adult contemporary music, Mexican cumbia