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
jsnungaray added Angélica María

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Rocío Dúrcal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Rocío Dúrcal Ranchera, Mariachi

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

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Luis Miguel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Luis Miguel Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

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Estela Nunez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Estela Nunez

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Camilo Sesto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Camilo Sesto Pop music, Rock music

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Raphael is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Raphael

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José José is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
fabianmelhem added José José Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

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Javier Solís is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Javier Solís Popular music, Bolero, Ranchera

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Lupita D'lessio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Lupita D'lessio

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Marta Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Marta Sánchez Ballad, Pop music, Latin American music

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

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

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

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

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

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Paco de Lucía is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
slaft added Paco de Lucía Flamenco, World music, Classical music

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Julio Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Julio Iglesias Adult contemporary music, Latin American music, Latin pop

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

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Soda Stereo Argentinian Rock B... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

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

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

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

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

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

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RBD is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
GustavoMorales added RBD Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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Wisin y Yandel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jere77pr added Wisin y Yandel Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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Ana Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Ana Gabriel Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

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Sandro de América is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
LaphaetonZ added Sandro de América Latin pop, Rock and roll

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Juanes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
sanlucax added Juanes Thrash metal, Pop music, Rock music

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Ástor Piazzolla is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Ástor Piazzolla Nuevo tango, Opera, Jazz

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Arturo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
yyyuuuuuucccaa added Arturo Sandoval Latin jazz, Jazz

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Daniela Romo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

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Grupo Niche is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
LaphaetonZ added Grupo Niche Salsa, Salsa music

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Anahí is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
GustavoMorales added Anahí Pop music, Electronic music, Latin American music

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Daddy Yankee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jere77pr added Daddy Yankee Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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Dulce María is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
GustavoMorales added Dulce María Pop music, Rock music, Latin pop

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Nino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
LaphaetonZ added Nino Bravo Ballad, Pop music, Easy listening

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Los Bukis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
LaphaetonZ added Los Bukis Latin American music

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Jeanette is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
LaphaetonZ added Jeanette Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music

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Belinda is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
sk8erhorse added Belinda Synthpop, Pop music, Latin American music

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Angela Carrasco is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

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La 5ª Estación is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
GustavoMorales added La 5ª Estación Pop music, Latin American music, Latin pop

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Los Temerarios is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
LaphaetonZ added Los Temerarios Latin pop, Ranchera, Cumbia

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Café Tacuba is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
KamalRaj1 added Café Tacuba Alternative hip hop, Latin American music, Electronic music

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Enrique Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
pray4cristian added Enrique Iglesias Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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Yuridia Gaxiola is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Yuridia Gaxiola Indie pop, Pop music, Latin American music

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Alexandre Pires is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Alexandre Pires Pop music, Pagode, Latin American music

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Luis Fonsi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
pray4cristian added Luis Fonsi Latin pop, Rock en Español

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Juan Luis Guerra is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
pray4cristian added Juan Luis Guerra Christian music, Merengue music, Latin pop