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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Héctor Lavoe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Héctor Lavoe Salsa, Merengue music, Salsa music

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396 97
Celia Cruz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Celia Cruz Salsa, Salsa music, Bolero

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362 88
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico Salsa, Salsa music

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176 29
Frankie Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
JoSe1997JvT added Frankie Ruiz Salsa, Salsa music

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274 81
Willie Colón is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Willie Colón Salsa, Salsa music, Bolero

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252 76
Rubén Blades is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Rubén Blades Latin pop, Salsa music, World music

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

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220 78
Tito Puente is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Tito Puente Mambo, Salsa music, Latin jazz

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185 60
Fania All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Fania All-Stars Salsa music

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Gilberto Santa Rosa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Gilberto Santa Rosa Salsa music, Bolero

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192 71
Victor Manuelle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Victor Manuelle Salsa music

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167 58
Eddie Santiago is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Eddie Santiago Salsa music

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Grupo Niche is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Grupo Niche Salsa, Salsa music

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

The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

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Tito Rojas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Tito Rojas Salsa music

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Ray Barretto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
phil-bastian added Ray Barretto Latin American music, Salsa music, Jazz

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Joe Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Joe Arroyo Porro, Salsa music, Cumbia

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Ishmael Rivera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups

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La India is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
La India Latin pop, Salsa music, House music

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Oscar D'León is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
rnk79 added Oscar D'León Salsa music

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

The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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

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Pete

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The Lebron Brothers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
The Lebron Brothers Salsa, Boogaloo, Salsa music

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Johnny Pacheco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Tito Martinez added Johnny Pacheco Salsa, Guaracha, Pachanga

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

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

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

The Best East Coast Rappers of All Time

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Los Van Van is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Diego Alberto Flores Leon added Los Van Van

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Maelo Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Maelo Ruiz Salsa music

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

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DLG is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
DLG Salsa music, Reggae

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N'Klabe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
N'Klabe Salsa music

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Sonora Carruseles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Sonora Carruseles Boogaloo, Salsa music

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17 14
Justo Betancourt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Tito Martinez added Justo Betancourt

Catchiest Viral Internet Songs of All Time

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Grupo Gale is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
JairoPalomares added Grupo Gale Salsa

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Son by Four is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Son by Four Christian music, Ballad, Latin pop

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

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Ranker Video
descarga added Barrio Latino Hungría

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

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Cayito Y La Distinguida is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
fflo111 added Cayito Y La Distinguida Tropical Salsa - The Hottest Salsa Band In Chicago Ever

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NG2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
NG2 Salsa music

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

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MioSoty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
MioSotySongz added MioSoty Salsa, Merengue, Latin Jazz - Salsa, Merengue, Pop, Latin Jazz

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

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

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Puya is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Puya Nu metal, Latin metal, Salsa music