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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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2,989 1,435
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Avicii Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

2
2,309 1,272
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Tiësto Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

3
2,695 1,483
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Skrillex Dubstep, Piano, Emo

4
2,423 1,220
Joel Thomas Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Deadmau5 Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

5
2,732 1,242
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

6
2,521 957
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Calvin Harris Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

7
2,655 1,085
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Zedd Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

8
2,405 745
Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best EDM Artists
rummy1good added Martin Garrix Electro house, Progressive house, Microhouse

9
1,474 593
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Hardwell Progressive House, Electro House

10
1,732 803
Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Swedish House Mafia Dubstep, Euro-trance, Tech house

11
1,043 570
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Alesso Progressive house, Electro house, EDM

12
1,836 934
David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best EDM Artists
David Guetta Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

13
1,322 692
Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Knife Party Dubstep, Electro house, House music

14
1,206 591
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Armin van Buuren Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

The Youngest EDM Artists

15
1,068 514
Major Lazer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Major Lazer Hip hop music, Trap, Dubstep

16
1,399 504
Diplo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Diplo Hip hop music, Dubstep, Dancehall

17
639 235
Galantis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Galantis Progressive House

18
826 412
Porter Robinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Porter Robinson Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

19
832 299
Kygo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best EDM Artists
ChrisGoodwin added Kygo Deep house, Tropical house, Downtempo

20
900 465
The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best EDM Artists
liltrut added The Chainsmokers Disco, Rock music, Hip Hop

21
641 448
Madeon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Madeon Pop music, Electro house

The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

22
1,494 698
Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Steve Aoki Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

23
546 467
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best EDM Artists
The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

24
950 461
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Kaskade Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

25
455 260
Nicky Romero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Nicky Romero EDM, Electro house, Progressive house

26
1,171 611
Afrojack is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Afrojack Hip hop music, Pop music, Tech house

27
475 297
Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added Disclosure Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

28
910 507
Flux Pavillion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Flux Pavillion Dubstep, Drum and bass, Electronica

The Best EDM Songs of 2018

29
535 271
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Electro House, Big Room House, Dutch House

30
423 195
Axwell and Ingrosso is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Axwell ^ Ingrosso Progressive House, Electro House

31
722 421
Nero is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Nero Dubstep, Synthpop, Electronic music

32
476 385
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best EDM Artists
The Chemical Brothers Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

33
1,155 670
Krewella is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Krewella Dubstep, Synthpop, Electro house

34
466 427
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Fatboy Slim Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

35
479 172
DJ Snake is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best EDM Artists
DJ Snake Trap, EDM

The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

36
912 459
Bassnectar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Bassnectar Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electronic dance music

37
324 233
Deorro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Deorro Electro House, Melbourne Bounce

38
452 249
R3hab is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added R3hab Trap, Electro house, House music

39
577 360
Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Benny Benassi Dubstep, Electro, Electro house

40
398 223
Above & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Above & Beyond Vocal trance, Electronic music, Uplifting trance

41
274 222
Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Oliver Heldens Future house, Tech house, EDM

42
407 282
Adventure Club is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Adventure Club Dubstep

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261 216
W & W is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added W & W Trance music, Progressive house music, Tech trance

44
276 327
Moby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Moby Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

45
444 71
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Gbi KalibataCity added Marshmello Future bass, Electronic, Progressive house

46
200 172
Dash Berlin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Dash Berlin Trance music

47
296 194
Axwell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Axwell Acid house, Deep house, Electro house

48
291 282
Eric Prydz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Eric Prydz Tech house, Electro house, House music

49
161 140
Martin Solveig is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Martin Solveig Pop music, Deep house, Electronic music

50
293 314
Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Paul van Dyk Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music