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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1
209 63
La Sonora Dinamita is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

2
152 64
Kumbia Kings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

3
76 29
Celso Piña is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vallenato, Cumbia

4
49 20
Totó la Momposina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

5
50 25
Grupo Bronco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Norteño, Cumbia

6
50 26
Joe Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Porro, Salsa music, Cumbia

7
54 30
A.B. Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

8
33 16
Grupo Bryndis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin American music, Cumbia, Grupera

9
48 29
Los Temerarios is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Latin pop, Ranchera, Cumbia

10
28 12
Bomba Estéreo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Electro, Alternative dance, Cumbia

11
52 34
Kumbia All Starz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

12
27 13
Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal

13
26 15
Chicos De Barrio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues

14
27 16
Juanes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Thrash metal, Pop music, Rock music

15
22 16
Supermerka2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia

16
18 14
Banda Machos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

17
8 4
El Hijo De La Cumbia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

18
5 1
Sonido Gallo Negro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

19
25 23
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
14 12
Very Be Careful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Vallenato, Cumbia

21
13 11
La Sombra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

22
5 3
Carlos Vives is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Porro, Bambuco, Rock music

23
5 3
Money Chicha is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

24
5 3
Cumbia Cosmonauts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

25
4 2
Los Mirlos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

26
3 1
Los Wemblers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

27
3 1
Grupo Celeste is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

28
3 1
Rolando Bruno is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

29
3 1
Chancha Via Circuito is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

30
35 36
Pee Wee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

31
11 10
Andrés Cabas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rock en Español, Cumbia

32
9 8
Abel Talamantez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

33
8 7
Agua Bella is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia

34
7 6
Ana Bárbara is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Banda music, Latin pop, Ranchera

35
7 6
Karamelo Santo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Ska, Reggae

36
7 6
Alma Bella is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Cumbia

37
13 13
Los Super Reyes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Cumbia rap, Rhythm and blues

38
12 12
DJ Kane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

39
2 1
Buyepongo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

40
2 1
Los De Abajo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

41
2 1
Klezperanto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

42
2 1
Juaneco is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

43
7 7
Nando y Solja Kingz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

44
7 7
Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

45
7 7
Maricarmen Marín is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

46
6 6
Ricky Rick is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Urban contemporary, Cumbia

47
5 5
Grupo Fantasma is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

48
4 4
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

49
4 4
Los Daddys is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added

50
11 12
Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Merengue music, Cuarteto, Salsa music