Bands/Musicians The Best EDM Artists  

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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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4,274 1,778
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

2
2,846 1,718
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

3
3,123 966
Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best EDM Artists
rummy1good added Electro house, Progressive house, Microhouse

4
3,242 1,972
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Piano, Emo

5
3,309 1,527
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electronic music, House music, French house

6
3,169 1,320
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

7
2,888 1,594
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

8
3,032 1,179
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

9
2,053 994
Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Euro-trance, Tech house

10
1,772 802
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive House, Electro House

11
1,272 759
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive house, Electro house, EDM

12
2,207 1,117
David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

13
1,682 654
Diplo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hip hop music, Dubstep, Dancehall

14
1,475 721
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

15
1,472 887
Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electro house, House music

16
1,334 659
Major Lazer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hip hop music, Trap, Dubstep

17
906 383
Galantis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive House

18
1,020 558
Porter Robinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

19
1,270 702
The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best EDM Artists
liltrut added Disco, Rock music, Hip Hop

20
1,254 406
Kygo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best EDM Artists
ChrisGoodwin added Deep house, Tropical house, Downtempo

21
1,731 840
Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

22
745 591
Madeon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Pop music, Electro house

23
820 518
Nero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Synthpop, Electronic music

24
622 601
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

25
1,104 566
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house