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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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2,492 1,325
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Skrillex Dubstep, Piano, Emo

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2,093 1,083
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Tiësto Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

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2,674 1,310
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Avicii Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

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2,464 997
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Zedd Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

5
2,252 1,089
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Deadmau5 Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

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2,534 1,128
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

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2,129 682
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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2,348 869
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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1,367 525
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Hardwell Progressive House, Electro House

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1,635 745
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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981 516
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Alesso

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1,730 869
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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1,270 632
Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Knife Party Dubstep, Electro house, House music

14
1,312 469
Diplo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Diplo Hip hop music, Dubstep, Dancehall

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1,130 546
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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985 470
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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705 266
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ChrisGoodwin added Kygo

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1,397 659
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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560 201
Galantis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Galantis Progressive House

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778 391
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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1,127 577
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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761 374
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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863 481
Flux Pavillion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best EDM Artists

24
905 432
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Kaskade Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

25
455 273
Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added Disclosure Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

26
697 397
Nero is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Nero Dubstep, Synthpop, Electronic music

27
606 408
Madeon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Madeon Pop music, Electro house

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1,108 641
Krewella is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Krewella Dubstep, Synthpop, Electro house

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420 234
Nicky Romero is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Nicky Romero

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411 146
DJ Snake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best EDM Artists

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517 438
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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494 246
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Electro House, Big Room House, Dutch House

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870 444
Bassnectar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Bassnectar Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electronic dance music

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363 178
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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371 200
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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408 232
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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443 399
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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451 361
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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556 343
Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Benny Benassi Dubstep, Electro, Electro house

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389 262
Adventure Club is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Adventure Club Dubstep

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309 217
Deorro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Deorro Electro House, Melbourne Bounce

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257 40
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Gbi KalibataCity added Marshmello

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255 201
Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Oliver Heldens

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272 177
Axwell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Axwell Acid house, Deep house, Electro house

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328 188
DVBBS is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added DVBBS Electro house, Progressive house

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263 300
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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282 292
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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147 49
Dillon Francis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best EDM Artists
ethan117 added Dillon Francis

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237 199
W & W is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added W & W Trance music, Progressive house music, Tech trance

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196 156
Vicetone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Vicetone