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Originating in Jamaica in the late 1960s, reggae music has been a powerful vehicle to teach, uplift, and inspire people - especially those from poor neighborhoods in Jamaica. Reggae's influence reaches much further than that, though - many of the best reggae artists are known all over the world are some of the greatest musicians of all time. Though some may consider reggae Jamaican dance music, it is actually a genre influenced by mento and calypso music as well as ska, rocksteady, American jazz and R&B. The offbeat rhythms, staccato chords and a heavy bass sound have come to define the sound associated with reggae bands. Over time, reggae music has come to have both fun and relaxed songs, and serious political music as well. No matter what side of the fence you are on, famous reggae artists have turned their music into an international movement.

So, what are the best reggae artists? Any list of reggae bands has to include the likes of Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Toots & the Maytals, Lee "Scratch" Perry and Damian Marley. These reggae singers are among the most recognizable in the genre and with good reason. These reggae artists have some of the biggest and most famous reggae songs of all time. Without these reggae artists, it's unlikely that the genre wouldn't have the strong, devoted following that it has today. 

That said, it's up to you to determine who is the best reggae artist. If you're familiar with the top reggae artists, then feel free to cast your vote. If you think that someone is missing, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best reggae bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest reggae musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular reggae bands that you might've heard of.
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Julian Marley is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Julian Marley Reggae, Roots reggae

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Michael Rose is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Michael Rose Reggae

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Junior Reid is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Junior Reid Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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Rebelution is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
lenzoco added Rebelution Traditional music, Folk music, Reggae

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King Tubby is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
King Tubby Reggae, Dub

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Augustus Pablo is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Augustus Pablo Reggae, Roots reggae, Dub

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Capleton is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Capleton Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae

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Half Pint is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Half Pint Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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Alton Ellis is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Alton Ellis Ska, Reggae, Rocksteady

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Sly Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Sly Dunbar Reggae

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Super Cat is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Super Cat Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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Pato Banton & The Reggae Revol... is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists

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U Roy is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
U Roy Dancehall, Reggae, Dub

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Horace Andy is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Horace Andy Trip hop, Reggae

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Katchafire is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Katchafire Reggae

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Garnett Silk is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Garnett Silk Dancehall, Reggae

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Wailers Band is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Wailers Band Reggae

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The Black Seeds is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
The Black Seeds Ska, Rock music, Reggae

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Slightly Stoopid is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Slightly Stoopid Ska punk, Rock music, Folk music

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Jah Cure is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Jah Cure Reggae, Reggae fusion

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Beres Hammond is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
MsinternationalJayDee added Beres Hammond Reggae

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Ky-Mani Marley is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Ky-Mani Marley Hip hop music, Dancehall, Reggae

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Beenie Man is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Beenie Man Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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John Holt is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
John Holt Reggae

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Protoje is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Diego Varela added Protoje Reggae, Reggae fusion

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Tanya Stephens is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Tanya Stephens Dancehall, Reggae

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Iration is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
lenzoco added Iration Rock music, Reggae, Dub

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Mikey Dread is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Mikey Dread Reggae, Dub

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Dr. Alimantado is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists

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Ranking Joe is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Ranking Joe Reggae

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Derrick Morgan is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Derrick Morgan Blue Beat, Ska, Reggae

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Dawn Penn is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Dawn Penn Dancehall, Reggae, Rocksteady

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Tiken Jah Fakoly is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists

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Marcia Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Marcia Griffiths Reggae, Roots reggae

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Gyptian is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Gyptian Dancehall, Reggae, Rhythm and blues

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Prince Buster is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Prince Buster Blue Beat, Ska, Reggae

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Mr. Vegas is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Mr. Vegas Dancehall, Reggae, Soca music

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Ijahman Levi is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Ijahman Levi Reggae

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Eddy Grant is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Eddy Grant 2 Tone, Rock music, Reggae

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Sean Paul is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Sean Paul Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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Elephant Man is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Elephant Man Dirty rap, Dancehall, Pop music

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Gondwana is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Gondwana Reggae

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Musical Youth is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Musical Youth Disco, Pop music, Reggae

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ThreePeace is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Terrence Sheehan added ThreePeace Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/0zje0iQ1fZ9CIEgIWV7CNF - iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/threepeace/id134756649 YouTube - https://youtu.be/sJT8wh19_Ns ThreePeace is an American Reggae ...

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Richie Spice is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Richie Spice Reggae

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Spragga Benz is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Spragga Benz Dancehall, Reggae

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Eric Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists

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Mad Professor is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Mad Professor Oldschool jungle, Reggae, Dub

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Linval Thompson is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Linval Thompson Reggae, Dub

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Chronixx is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Reggae Bands/Artists
Diego Varela added Chronixx