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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4,493 1,836
Avicii is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electro house, Alternative dance, House music

2
2,926 1,807
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

3
3,265 1,025
Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best EDM Artists
rummy1good added Electro house, Progressive house, Microhouse

4
3,344 2,052
Skrillex is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Piano, Emo

5
3,409 1,578
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Electronic music, House music, French house

6
3,264 1,366
Zedd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

7
2,958 1,651
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

8
3,109 1,225
Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

9
2,116 1,026
Swedish House Mafia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Euro-trance, Tech house

10
1,822 832
Hardwell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive House, Electro House

11
1,321 791
Alesso is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive house, Electro house, EDM

12
2,283 1,150
David Guetta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

13
1,741 688
Diplo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hip hop music, Dubstep, Dancehall

14
1,524 755
Armin van Buuren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Vocal trance, Electro house, Neo-trance

15
1,501 933
Knife Party is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electro house, House music

16
1,380 697
Major Lazer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Hip hop music, Trap, Dubstep

17
960 413
Galantis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best EDM Artists
MarioArley added Progressive House

18
1,057 591
Porter Robinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

19
1,337 749
The Chainsmokers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best EDM Artists
liltrut added Disco, Rock music, Hip Hop

20
1,332 429
Kygo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best EDM Artists
ChrisGoodwin added Deep house, Tropical house, Downtempo

21
1,780 867
Steve Aoki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Electronic music, Electro house

22
766 617
Madeon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Pop music, Electro house

23
635 629
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

24
1,137 586
Kaskade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Lounge music, Deep house

25
836 543
Nero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best EDM Artists
Dubstep, Synthpop, Electronic music