Bands/Musicians The Best Salsa Artists and Groups  

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This salsa singers list ranks the best salsa artists and singers by votes. This list of good salsa bands and singers let’s you see who salsa fans think are the best salsa music artists. From Marc Anthony to Celia Cruz, and everyone in between - this is the definitive salsa music artists list. This list of good salsa music bands shows who fans of the genre believe to be the best salsa musicians and singers. This list of the top salsa music bands in the world includes musicians from a wide variety of countries. Whether they are from Puerto Rico, Cuba, or the United States - all the best salsa artists and groups are here. 
 

These are truly the greatest salsa music bands of all time, since the most famous salsa music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best salsa music music. You can click on the salsa music band names to see more information about that particular notable salsa music group. If they're near the top of the best salsa music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top salsa music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the salsa music band names themselves. The list you're viewing is made up of many different artists, like Tito Puente and Héctor Lavoe. 

Upvote your favorites to see them rise to the top. Are you one of those people that doesn't like Tego Calderón or Manu Chao? Then vote those things down to have your voice heard. All important, significant, and iconic names in salsa music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. If you don't see any new salsa bands, add them to the list. If you're not an expert on Salsa songs and singers, this list is a good place to start if you're wondering how to get into salsa music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good salsa music bands with which to start out. 

This list answers the questions "who are the best salsa music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest salsa music 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 salsa music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote. 
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1
554 115
Héctor Lavoe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa, Merengue music, Salsa music

2
423 112
Celia Cruz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa, Salsa music, Bolero

3
385 99
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa, Salsa music

4
211 39
Frankie Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
JoSe1997JvT added Salsa, Salsa music

5
302 85
Willie Colón is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa, Salsa music, Bolero

6
278 84
Rubén Blades is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Latin pop, Salsa music, World music

7
399 152
Marc Anthony is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Ballad, Pop music, Latin American music

8
208 62
Fania All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music

9
215 68
Gilberto Santa Rosa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music, Bolero

10
237 81
Tito Puente is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Mambo, Salsa music, Latin jazz

11
180 62
Eddie Santiago is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music

12
205 79
Victor Manuelle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music

13
100 19
Ishmael Rivera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups

14
104 23
Cheo Feliciano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa, Salsa music

15
176 70
Grupo Niche is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa, Salsa music

16
162 67
Tito Rojas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music

17
101 27
Ray Barretto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
phil-bastian added Latin American music, Salsa music, Jazz

18
92 22
Oscar D'León is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
rnk79 added Salsa music

19
136 54
Joe Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Porro, Salsa music, Cumbia

20
175 82
La India is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Latin pop, Salsa music, House music

21
66 20
Ismael Miranda is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
rnk79 added Salsa, Salsa music

22
116 75
Luis Enrique is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music

23
55 22
Pete

24
47 15
Johnny Pacheco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Tito Martinez added Salsa, Guaracha, Pachanga

25
71 45
The Lebron Brothers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa, Boogaloo, Salsa music

26
91 68
Juan Luis Guerra is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Christian music, Merengue music, Latin pop

27
76 54
Buena Vista Social Club is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Rumba, Salsa music, Bolero

28
32 15
Papo Lucca is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Tito Martinez added

29
60 48
Maelo Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music

30
72 69
DLG is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music, Reggae

31
24 17
Los Van Van is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Diego Alberto Flores Leon added

32
31 25
Orquesta Guayacán is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
JairoPalomares added Salsa

33
47 45
Sonora Carruseles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Boogaloo, Salsa music

34
20 17
Justo Betancourt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Tito Martinez added

35
51 53
N'Klabe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music

36
42 48
Son by Four is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Christian music, Ballad, Latin pop

37
19 23
Grupo Gale is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
JairoPalomares added Salsa

38
16 23
La 33 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
JairoPalomares added

39
13 24
Ranker Video
descarga added

40
17 42
Calle Real is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music, Timba

41
18 44
NG2 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music

42
19 47
MioSoty is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
MioSotySongz added Salsa, Merengue, Latin Jazz - Salsa, Merengue, Pop, Latin Jazz

43
16 44
Grupo Latin Vibe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music

44
6 26
Cayito Y La Distinguida is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
fflo111 added Tropical Salsa

45
10 41
Candela is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music

46
9 47
De Facto is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Chicano rock, Salsa music, Electronic dance music