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

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2,411 1,261
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Skrillex Dubstep, Piano, Emo

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2,205 1,050
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Deadmau5 Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

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2,608 1,262
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Avicii Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

5
2,399 963
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Zedd Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

6
2,046 1,047
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Tiësto Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

7
2,043 664
Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best EDM Artists
rummy1good added Martin Garrix Electro house, Progressive house, Microhouse

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2,288 852
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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1,333 509
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Hardwell Progressive House, Electro House

10
1,616 718
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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957 497
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Alesso

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1,251 607
Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Knife Party Dubstep, Electro house, House music

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1,110 526
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Armin van Buuren Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

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1,276 453
Diplo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Diplo Hip hop music, Dubstep, Dancehall

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1,693 854
David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best EDM Artists
David Guetta Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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950 456
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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665 255
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ChrisGoodwin added Kygo

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1,365 648
Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Steve Aoki Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

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521 188
Galantis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Galantis Progressive House

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730 371
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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1,111 563
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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743 358
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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893 414
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Kaskade Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

24
848 467
Flux Pavillion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best EDM Artists

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692 380
Nero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Nero Dubstep, Synthpop, Electronic music

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441 260
Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added Disclosure Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

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590 396
Madeon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Madeon Pop music, Electro house

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1,094 627
Krewella is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Krewella Dubstep, Synthpop, Electro house

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411 222
Nicky Romero is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Nicky Romero

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509 425
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best EDM Artists
The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

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477 237
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Electro House, Big Room House, Dutch House

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851 433
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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378 137
DJ Snake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best EDM Artists

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343 168
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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364 189
Above & Beyond is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Above & Beyond Vocal trance, Electronic music, Uplifting trance

36
393 224
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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440 386
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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446 350
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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550 330
Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Benny Benassi Dubstep, Electro, Electro house

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381 251
Adventure Club is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Adventure Club Dubstep

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301 207
Deorro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Deorro Electro House, Melbourne Bounce

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252 190
Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Oliver Heldens

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201 31
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Gbi KalibataCity added Marshmello

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325 179
DVBBS is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added DVBBS Electro house, Progressive house

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264 168
Axwell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Axwell Acid house, Deep house, Electro house

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259 290
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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279 282
Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Paul van Dyk Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

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226 191
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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109 88
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Aphex Twin Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

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310 240
Wolfgang Gartner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Wolfgang Gartner Electro house, Progressive house music