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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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2,276 1,216
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Tiësto Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

2
2,846 1,422
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Avicii Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

3
2,669 1,455
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Skrillex Dubstep, Piano, Emo

4
2,397 1,204
Joel Thomas Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Deadmau5 Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

5
2,709 1,230
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Daft Punk Electronic music, House music, French house

6
2,496 947
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Calvin Harris Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

7
2,632 1,075
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Zedd Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

8
2,373 738
Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best EDM Artists
rummy1good added Martin Garrix Electro house, Progressive house, Microhouse

9
1,464 583
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Hardwell Progressive House, Electro House

10
1,715 796
Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Swedish House Mafia Dubstep, Euro-trance, Tech house

11
1,031 563
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Alesso Progressive house, Electro house, EDM

12
1,820 922
David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best EDM Artists
David Guetta Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

13
1,318 684
Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Knife Party Dubstep, Electro house, House music

14
1,200 581
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Armin van Buuren Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

Famous Schizophrenics

15
1,058 504
Major Lazer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Major Lazer Hip hop music, Trap, Dubstep

16
632 228
Galantis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Galantis Progressive House

17
1,386 500
Diplo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Diplo Hip hop music, Dubstep, Dancehall

18
822 403
Porter Robinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Porter Robinson Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

19
816 294
Kygo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best EDM Artists
ChrisGoodwin added Kygo Deep house, Tropical house, Downtempo

20
884 456
The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best EDM Artists
liltrut added The Chainsmokers Disco, Rock music, Hip Hop

21
640 439
Madeon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Madeon Pop music, Electro house

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22
1,481 694
Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Steve Aoki Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

23
544 461
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best EDM Artists
The Prodigy Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

24
944 455
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Kaskade Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

25
451 256
Nicky Romero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Nicky Romero EDM, Electro house, Progressive house

26
1,168 605
Afrojack is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Afrojack Hip hop music, Pop music, Tech house

27
474 291
Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best EDM Artists
NickPyle added Disclosure Synthpop, Deep house, Electronic music

28
901 505
Flux Pavillion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Flux Pavillion Dubstep, Drum and bass, Electronica

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29
531 268
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
716 418
Nero is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Nero Dubstep, Synthpop, Electronic music

31
414 192
Axwell and Ingrosso is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Axwell ^ Ingrosso Progressive House, Electro House

32
475 380
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
1,150 666
Krewella is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Krewella Dubstep, Synthpop, Electro house

34
463 425
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Fatboy Slim Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

35
472 168
DJ Snake is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best EDM Artists
DJ Snake Trap, EDM

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36
323 231
Deorro is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Deorro Electro House, Melbourne Bounce

37
906 457
Bassnectar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Bassnectar Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electronic dance music

38
448 247
R3hab is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added R3hab Trap, Electro house, House music

39
575 357
Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Benny Benassi Dubstep, Electro, Electro house

40
396 219
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
273 217
Oliver Heldens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Oliver Heldens Future house, Tech house, EDM

42
406 277
Adventure Club is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best EDM Artists
WoutervanderHorst added Adventure Club Dubstep

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43
259 211
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
273 323
Moby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Moby Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

45
424 66
Marshmello is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Gbi KalibataCity added Marshmello Future bass, Electronic, Progressive house

46
199 168
Dash Berlin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Dash Berlin Trance music

47
293 190
Axwell is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Axwell Acid house, Deep house, Electro house

48
291 279
Eric Prydz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Eric Prydz Tech house, Electro house, House music

49
159 138
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
291 312
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