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

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2,579 1,149
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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2,716 1,334
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Avicii Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

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2,538 1,352
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Skrillex Dubstep, Piano, Emo

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2,283 1,106
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Deadmau5 Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

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2,127 1,104
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Tiësto Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

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2,176 699
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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2,389 884
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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1,387 540
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Hardwell Progressive House, Electro House

10
1,656 755
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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996 525
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Alesso Progressive house, Electro house, EDM

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1,758 880
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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1,148 551
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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1,290 641
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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1,334 478
Diplo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Diplo Hip hop music, Dubstep, Dancehall

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1,008 476
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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733 275
Kygo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best EDM Artists
ChrisGoodwin added Kygo Deep house, Tropical house, Downtempo

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578 206
Galantis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Galantis Progressive House

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1,414 668
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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807 410
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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776 379
Porter Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Porter Robinson Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

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1,137 586
Afrojack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Afrojack Hip hop music, Pop music, Tech house

23
879 488
Flux Pavillion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Flux Pavillion Dubstep, Drum and bass, Electronica

24
916 437
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Kaskade Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

25
461 277
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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705 403
Nero is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Nero Dubstep, Synthpop, Electronic music

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615 414
Madeon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Madeon Pop music, Electro house

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1,117 648
Krewella is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Krewella Dubstep, Synthpop, Electro house

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433 153
DJ Snake is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best EDM Artists
DJ Snake Trap, EDM

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428 242
Nicky Romero is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Nicky Romero EDM, Electro house, Progressive house

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525 443
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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885 448
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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503 253
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

34
375 181
Axwell and 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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380 205
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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421 239
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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455 405
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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460 366
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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303 47
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Gbi KalibataCity added Marshmello Future bass, Electronic, Progressive house

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562 347
Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Benny Benassi Dubstep, Electro, Electro house

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396 267
Adventure Club is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Adventure Club Dubstep

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314 222
Deorro is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Deorro Electro House, Melbourne Bounce

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280 181
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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258 207
Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Oliver Heldens

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334 193
DVBBS is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added DVBBS Electro house, Progressive house

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267 309
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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158 53
Dillon Francis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best EDM Artists
ethan117 added Dillon Francis

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244 203
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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285 297
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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200 162
Vicetone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Vicetone Progressive house, Electro house, Deep house