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The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time  

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Over the past 20 years, electronic dance music or EDM, has become one of the most popular music genres in the world. In fact, in many circles, electronic dance music artists are considered the new incarnation of rock stars. Including the best young EDM artists, electronic music duos, and EDM trios, these artists have struck a chord with their most ardent supporters and are currently producing some of the best EDM songs of 2018. The biggest and best EDM artists have the rare ability to command big dollars at their club and festival appearances, and are often listed near the top of richest musicians. Their songs are considered some of the best EDM music out today.

So who is the best EDM artist? There are many types of edm music, so it is difficult to name the best electronic artists without delving deeper into the subgenres. The question of who is the best is one that fans of the many subgenres of dance music have been trying to answer for some time. Some would call comparing the best house artist to other electronic dance music artists extremely difficult. Yet the beauty of determining who should be at the top of this list is that it includes all musicians who fall under the umbrella of dance music, electronic (or electro) and club music. But, seeing the legends who populate this list, like Daft Punk and Tiesto, to superstars like Avicii and Skrillex to the next generation dance music artists like Martin Garrix are all on this list. If you love EDM music artists and can't wait to get to see your favorite DJ perform, then you're definitely going to want to vote on this list. Some of the best EDM music is represented on this list.

The list should include most of the popular good electronica artists, so if there are any missing, please feel free to add them  So, "who are the best electronic dance artists of all time?" and "Who is the greatest EDM music artists ever?" These are the questions this list seeks to answer, and it's up to you to decide.

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Avicii is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Zedd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Galantis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Porter Robinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Illenium is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Alesso is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Diplo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Major Lazer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Kygo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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DJ Snake is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Nero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time
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Madeon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest EDM Artists Of All-Time