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

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114 55
Kumbia Kings is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Kumbia Kings Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

3
49 26
Celso Piña is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Celso Piña Vallenato, Cumbia

4
43 25
Kumbia All Starz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

5
37 20
Grupo Bronco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Grupo Bronco Norteño, Cumbia

6
30 14
Totó la Momposina is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

7
42 25
A.B. Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
A.B. Quintanilla Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

8
40 24
Joe Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Joe Arroyo Porro, Salsa music, Cumbia

9
39 25
Los Temerarios is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Los Temerarios Latin pop, Ranchera, Cumbia

10
18 7
Bomba Estéreo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Bomba Estéreo Electro, Alternative dance, Cumbia

11
19 10
Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Chris Pérez Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal

12
22 13
Grupo Bryndis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Grupo Bryndis Latin American music, Cumbia, Grupera

13
22 13
Juanes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Juanes Thrash metal, Pop music, Rock music

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19 12
Chicos De Barrio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Chicos De Barrio Hip hop music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues

15
13 7
La Sombra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
La Sombra Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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23 18
La Mano Ajena is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
La Mano Ajena Klezmer, Romani music, World music

17
14 9
Banda Machos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Banda Machos Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

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19 15
Supermerka2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Supermerka2 Cumbia

19
11 7
Los Super Reyes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Los Super Reyes Hip hop music, Cumbia rap, Rhythm and blues

20
12 9
DJ Kane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
DJ Kane Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

21
5 2
El Hijo De La Cumbia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added El Hijo De La Cumbia

22
3 0
Los Daddys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Los Daddys

23
3 0
Cumbia Cosmonauts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Cumbia Cosmonauts

24
3 0
Money Chicha is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Money Chicha

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3 0
Los Mirlos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Los Mirlos

26
34 33
Pee Wee is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pee Wee Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

27
13 11
Very Be Careful is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Very Be Careful Vallenato, Cumbia

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

29
2 0
Los De Abajo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Los De Abajo

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30
2 0
Andres Landero is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Andres Landero

31
2 0
Balkumbia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Balkumbia

32
2 0
Rolando Bruno is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Rolando Bruno

33
2 0
Sonido Gallo Negro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Sonido Gallo Negro

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2 0
Juaneco is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Juaneco

35
2 0
Vox Urbana is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Vox Urbana

36
2 0
Kumbia Queers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Kumbia Queers

37
2 0
Chicha Libre is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Chicha Libre

38
2 0
Los Wemblers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Los Wemblers

39
9 8
Andrés Cabas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andrés Cabas Rock en Español, Cumbia

40
8 7
Abel Talamantez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Abel Talamantez Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

41
7 6
Agua Bella is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Agua Bella Cumbia

42
7 6
Karamelo santo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Karamelo santo Hip hop music, Ska, Reggae

43
7 6
Nando y Solja Kingz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

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7 6
Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

45
6 5
Alma Bella is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Alma Bella Cumbia

46
2 1
Chancha Via Circuito is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Chancha Via Circuito

47
2 1
Grupo Celeste is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Grupo Celeste

48
2 1
Señor Coconut is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Señor Coconut

49
2 1
Los Chapillacs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Los Chapillacs

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