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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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176 50
La Sonora Dinamita is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

2
131 60
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
60 28
Celso Piña is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Celso Piña Vallenato, Cumbia

4
41 16
Totó la Momposina is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

5
44 23
Grupo Bronco is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Grupo Bronco Norteño, Cumbia

6
49 28
A.B. Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
A.B. Quintanilla Hip hop music, Pop music, Latin pop

7
46 26
Joe Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Joe Arroyo Porro, Salsa music, Cumbia

8
49 31
Kumbia All Starz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

9
44 27
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
23 9
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
28 15
Grupo Bryndis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Grupo Bryndis Latin American music, Cumbia, Grupera

12
24 13
Chris Pérez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Chris Pérez Rock music, Rock en Español, Heavy metal

13
23 14
Chicos De Barrio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Chicos De Barrio Hip hop music, Reggae, Rhythm and blues

14
23 15
Juanes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Juanes Thrash metal, Pop music, Rock music

The Best New Country Artists

15
17 11
Banda Machos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Banda Machos Ballad, Bolero, Ranchera

16
24 20
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
13 9
Los Super Reyes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Los Super Reyes Hip hop music, Cumbia rap, Rhythm and blues

18
13 9
La Sombra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
La Sombra Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

19
19 16
Supermerka2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Supermerka2 Cumbia

20
5 2
El Hijo De La Cumbia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added El Hijo De La Cumbia

21
4 1
Cumbia Cosmonauts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Cumbia Cosmonauts

The Greatest Rock Stars Who Died Before 30

22
4 1
Money Chicha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Money Chicha

23
35 34
Pee Wee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Pee Wee Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

24
12 10
DJ Kane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
DJ Kane Hip hop music, Latin pop, Reggae

25
10 8
Andrés Cabas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andrés Cabas Rock en Español, Cumbia

26
5 3
Grupo Fantasma is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Grupo Fantasma

27
4 2
Los Daddys is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Los Daddys

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

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

29
13 12
Very Be Careful is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Very Be Careful Vallenato, Cumbia

30
8 7
Abel Talamantez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Abel Talamantez Pop music, Latin pop, Cumbia

31
7 6
Agua Bella is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Agua Bella Cumbia

32
7 6
Nando y Solja Kingz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

33
7 6
Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time

34
7 6
Karamelo santo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Karamelo santo Hip hop music, Ska, Reggae

35
6 5
Alma Bella is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Alma Bella Cumbia

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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2 1
Los De Abajo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Los De Abajo

37
2 1
Balkumbia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Balkumbia

38
2 1
Chancha Via Circuito is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Chancha Via Circuito

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

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

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

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

Rock Stars Who Died at Age 30

43
2 1
Juaneco is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Juaneco

44
2 1
Grupo Celeste is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Grupo Celeste

45
2 1
Vox Urbana is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Andujar added Vox Urbana

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

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

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
11 11
Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time
Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno Merengue music, Cuarteto, Salsa music

50
7 7
Maricarmen Marín is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cumbia Bands/Artists of All Time