Bands/Musicians The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time  

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While there are tons of fantastic Latin American artists, some acts are just better than others. This list is designed to let the fans of Latin American music separate the absolute best Latino bands and artists from all of the rest. Latin American music includes all singer and performers who are from Latin American countries. Often singing in Spanish and drawing from the many genres associated with South and Central America, there is a huge diversity of styles in Latin American music. Selena and Shakira are classic examples of the Latin singers, but are they the top Latin American music artists of all time? 

This list of the top Latin American bands in the world includes all Hispanic and Latino musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. These are truly the greatest Latin American bands of all time, since the most famous Latin American music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best Latin American music.

Famous Hispanic singers like Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez are included on this list. Upvote the best artists to see them rise closer to the top of the list. The best artists on this list are the ones with the most votes, so show musicians like Nelly Furtado and Enrique Iglesias some love. All important, significant and iconic names in Latin American music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new Latin American music groups, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. These are the best examples of Latin American music, as well as a good place to start if you want to listen to more Hispanic singers. The Latino and Latina singers who are at the top of the list will be the best choices if you're looking to listen to good Latin American music. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent Latin American music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best Latin American bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Latin American singer ever?" It can even provide a good answer for the question "Who are famous Spanish singers?"

Whether you’re a Latin American music aficionado or a newer fan, please vote for the best Latin American artists - not just the most popular Latin American music singers that you never actually listened to. 


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Angélica María is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
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2
400 266
Luis Miguel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

3
250 168
Juan Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Winston Legthigh added Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera

4
411 283
Rocío Dúrcal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Ranchera, Mariachi

5
379 271
Estela Nunez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
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6
284 246
José José is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
fabianmelhem added Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

7
309 242
Raphael is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
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8
285 227
Javier Solís is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Popular music, Bolero, Ranchera

9
294 239
Camilo Sesto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Pop music, Rock music

10
282 239
Lupita D'lessio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
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11
299 219
Marta Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Ballad, Pop music, Latin American music

12
273 204
Los Terricolas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added

13
255 195
Maite Perroni is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Pop music, Latin American music

14
216 167
Diego Torres is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Rumba, Ballad, Pop music

15
205 191
Rocío Jurado is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Ballad

16
301 500
Selena is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Peque12 added Mexican cumbia, Pop music, Latin American music

17
282 371
Julio Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Adult contemporary music, Latin American music, Latin pop

18
52 36
Soda Stereo Argentinian Rock B... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

19
48 47
Maná is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
GustavoMorales added Chicano rock, Pop music, Rock music

20
70 81
Paco de Lucía is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
slaft added Flamenco, World music, Classical music

21
88 149
Celia Cruz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
yyyuuuuuucccaa added Salsa, Salsa music, Bolero

22
335 527
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

23
36 33
Carlos Gardel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
GustavoMorales added Tango

24
36 28
Gloria Estefan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Krasi Dimitrova added Pop music, Latin pop, Dance-pop

25
32 32
Buena Vista Social Club is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
GustavoMorales added Rumba, Salsa music, Bolero