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
65 128
Los Temerarios is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin pop, Ranchera, Cumbia

3
73 144
Grupo Bronco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Norteño, Cumbia

4
99 196
Celso Piña is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vallenato, Cumbia

5
34 67
Ninel Conde is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin pop, Cumbia, Grupera

6
39 77
Grupo Bryndis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin American music, Cumbia, Grupera

7
40 80
Pee Wee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

8
37 74
Juanes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Thrash metal, Pop music, Rock music

9
22 44
Ana Bárbara is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Banda music, Latin pop, Ranchera

10
31 63
Bomba Estéreo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Electro, Alternative dance, Cumbia

11
26 53
La Mano Ajena is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Klezmer, Romani music, World music

12
23 47
Supermerka2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia

13
15 31
Very Be Careful is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vallenato, Cumbia

14
13 27
Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Merengue music, Cuarteto, Salsa music

15
31 64
Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal

16
50 103
Totó la Momposina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

17
14 30
La Sombra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

18
51 106
Joe Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Porro, Salsa music, Cumbia

19
8 18
Kumbia Queers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

20
21 45
Banda Machos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

21
164 340
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
11 25
Andrés Cabas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock en Español, Cumbia

23
8 19
El Hijo De La Cumbia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

24
7 17
Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

25
7 17
Karamelo Santo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Ska, Reggae