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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. 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 Krewella 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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Zedd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Zedd Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

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2,568 1,147
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

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2,169 695
Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best EDM Artists
rummy1good added Martin Garrix Electro house, Progressive house, Microhouse

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2,712 1,330
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Avicii Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

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2,533 1,349
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Skrillex Dubstep, Piano, Emo

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2,278 1,104
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Deadmau5 Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

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2,124 1,102
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Tiësto Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

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2,384 882
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Calvin Harris Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

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1,385 538
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Hardwell Progressive House, Electro House

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1,653 753
Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Swedish House Mafia Dubstep, Euro-trance, Tech house

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994 524
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Alesso

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1,754 878
David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best EDM Artists
David Guetta Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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1,332 477
Diplo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Diplo Hip hop music, Dubstep, Dancehall

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1,286 640
Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Knife Party Dubstep, Electro house, House music

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1,144 551
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Armin van Buuren Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

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1,006 475
Major Lazer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Major Lazer Hip hop music, Trap, Dubstep

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730 274
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ChrisGoodwin added Kygo

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575 205
Galantis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Galantis Progressive House

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1,411 665
Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Steve Aoki Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

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804 406
The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best EDM Artists
liltrut added The Chainsmokers Disco, Rock music, Hip Hop

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1,136 585
Afrojack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Afrojack Hip hop music, Pop music, Tech house

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771 378
Porter Robinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Porter Robinson Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

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876 485
Flux Pavillion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best EDM Artists

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914 436
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Kaskade Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

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461 276
Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added Disclosure Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

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705 402
Nero is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Nero Dubstep, Synthpop, Electronic music

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614 413
Madeon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Madeon Pop music, Electro house

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1,114 647
Krewella is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Krewella Dubstep, Synthpop, Electro house

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430 152
DJ Snake is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best EDM Artists

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427 240
Nicky Romero is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Nicky Romero

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525 442
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best EDM Artists
The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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885 447
Bassnectar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Bassnectar Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electronic dance music

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500 252
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Electro House, Big Room House, Dutch House

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373 182
Axwell ^ Ingrosso is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Axwell ^ Ingrosso Progressive House, Electro House

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380 203
Above & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Above & Beyond Vocal trance, Electronic music, Uplifting trance

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418 237
R3hab is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added R3hab Trap, Electro house, House music

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455 404
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Fatboy Slim Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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460 365
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best EDM Artists
The Chemical Brothers Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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562 346
Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Benny Benassi Dubstep, Electro, Electro house

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396 265
Adventure Club is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Adventure Club Dubstep

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293 48
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Gbi KalibataCity added Marshmello

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313 222
Deorro is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Deorro Electro House, Melbourne Bounce

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278 180
Axwell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Axwell Acid house, Deep house, Electro house

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256 207
Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Oliver Heldens

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332 193
DVBBS is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added DVBBS Electro house, Progressive house

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267 306
Moby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Moby Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

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157 52
Dillon Francis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best EDM Artists
ethan117 added Dillon Francis

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243 203
W & W is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added W & W Trance music, Progressive house music, Tech trance

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285 296
Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Paul van Dyk Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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198 161
Vicetone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Vicetone