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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
Salsa, Merengue music, Salsa music
2
Frankie Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
JoSe1997JvT added Salsa, Salsa music
3
Ishmael Rivera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
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El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa, Salsa music
5
Celia Cruz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa, Salsa music, Bolero
6
Willie Colón is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa, Salsa music, Bolero
7
Rubén Blades is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Latin pop, Salsa music, World music
8
Fania All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music
9
Cheo Feliciano is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa, Salsa music
10
Oscar D'León is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
rnk79 added Salsa music
11
Marc Anthony is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Ballad, Pop music, Latin American music
12
Gilberto Santa Rosa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music, Bolero
13
Ray Barretto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
phil-bastian added Latin American music, Salsa music, Jazz
14
Tito Puente is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Mambo, Salsa music, Latin jazz
15
Eddie Santiago is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music
16
Ismael Miranda is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
rnk79 added Salsa, Salsa music
17
Victor Manuelle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music
18
Grupo Niche is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa, Salsa music
19
Tito Rojas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Salsa music
20
Johnny Pacheco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Tito Martinez added Salsa, Guaracha, Pachanga
21
Joe Arroyo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Porro, Salsa music, Cumbia
22
Pete
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La India is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Latin pop, Salsa music, House music
24
Papo Lucca is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Tito Martinez added
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Buena Vista Social Club is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Salsa Artists and Groups
Rumba, Salsa music, Bolero