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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

2
393 248
Rocío Dúrcal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Rocío Dúrcal Ranchera, Mariachi

3
371 232
Estela Nunez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Estela Nunez

4
215 145
Juan Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Winston Legthigh added Juan Gabriel Ballad, Latin pop, Ranchera

5
280 211
Camilo Sesto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Camilo Sesto Pop music, Rock music

6
289 220
Raphael is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Raphael

7
259 226
José José is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
fabianmelhem added José José Ballad, Latin pop, Bolero

8
349 237
Luis Miguel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Luis Miguel Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

9
274 214
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

10
275 220
Lupita D'lessio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Lupita D'lessio

11
289 199
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

12
265 184
Los Terricolas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Los Terricolas

13
200 173
Rocío Jurado is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jsnungaray added Rocío Jurado Ballad

14
241 177
Maite Perroni is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Maite Perroni Pop music, Latin American music

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15
210 151
Diego Torres is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Diego Torres Rumba, Ballad, Pop music

16
64 67
Paco de Lucía is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
slaft added Paco de Lucía Flamenco, World music, Classical music

17
260 356
Julio Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Julio Iglesias Adult contemporary music, Latin American music, Latin pop

18
27 22
Carlos Gardel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
GustavoMorales added Carlos Gardel Tango

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34 26
Soda Stereo Argentinian Rock B... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

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241 488
Selena is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Peque12 added Selena Mexican cumbia, Pop music, Latin American music

21
27 32
Maná is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
GustavoMorales added Maná Chicano rock, Pop music, Rock music

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19 17
Gloria Estefan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Krasi Dimitrova added Gloria Estefan Pop music, Latin pop, Dance-pop

23
286 512
Shakira is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Shakira Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

24
21 21
Buena Vista Social Club is listed (or ranked) 24 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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10 9
Sandro de América is listed (or ranked) 25 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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14 15
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

27
56 87
Ástor Piazzolla is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Ástor Piazzolla Nuevo tango, Opera, Jazz

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13 28
Arturo Sandoval is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
yyyuuuuuucccaa added Arturo Sandoval Latin jazz, Jazz

The Greatest American Rock Bands

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57 138
Celia Cruz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
yyyuuuuuucccaa added Celia Cruz Salsa, Salsa music, Bolero

30
9 10
Daniela Romo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

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12 16
Anahí is listed (or ranked) 31 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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10 14
Ana Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Ana Gabriel Ballad, Pop music, Latin pop

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6 8
Angela Carrasco is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

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8 12
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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8 12
Dulce María is listed (or ranked) 35 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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53 119
Belinda is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
sk8erhorse added Belinda Synthpop, Pop music, Latin American music

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7 12
Nino Bravo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
LaphaetonZ added Nino Bravo Ballad, Pop music, Easy listening

38
37 64
La 5ª Estación is listed (or ranked) 38 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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6 10
Jeanette is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
LaphaetonZ added Jeanette Ballad, Synthpop, Pop music

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5 11
Los Temerarios is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
LaphaetonZ added Los Temerarios Latin pop, Ranchera, Cumbia

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2 8
Daniel Magal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

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219 428
Yuridia Gaxiola is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Yuridia Gaxiola Indie pop, Pop music, Latin American music

Bands/Artists With Only One Great Album

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2 8
Christina Rosenvinge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time

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2 8
Angels is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
GustavoMorales added Angels

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3 10
Kaoma is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
GustavoMorales added Kaoma Worldbeat, Zouk, Lambada

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23 49
Los Bukis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
LaphaetonZ added Los Bukis Latin American music

47
41 85
Wisin y Yandel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
jere77pr added Wisin y Yandel Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

48
57 85
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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2 10
Los Dandys is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
LaphaetonZ added Los Dandys

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15 39
Ry Cooder is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Latin American Artists of All Time
Ry Cooder Americana, Rock music, Latin American music