Bands/Musicians The Best Soca Bands/Artists  

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Soca music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good Soca bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top Soca bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Soca groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all Soca bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest Soca music bands of all time, since the most famous Soca artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best Soca music .

You can click on the Soca band names to see more information about that particular notable Soca group. If they're near the top of the best Soca artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top Soca bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the Soca band names themselves. If you're looking for a list of old time Soca, you can find it here too along with photos of Antigua's female Calypso artists. 

A factual list, featuring famous Soca artists like Baha Men and Collie Buddz. Upvote your favorite artists and downvote the worst to see the best at the top. If you like Major Lazer or Beenie Man, then make your voice heard.

All important, significant and iconic names in soca music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new Soca bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of Soca , as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into Soca . 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 soca bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent Soca bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best Soca bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Soca 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 Soca bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Machel Montano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Soca music

2
197 39
Destra Garcia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Soca music

3
187 36
Kes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Dancehall, Rock music, Soca music

4
211 47
Bunji Garlin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Dancehall, Reggae, Soca music

5
141 44
Alison Hinds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Dancehall, Reggae, Soca music

6
95 30
Mighty Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Calypso music, Soca music

7
87 28
Patrice Roberts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Soca music

8
86 33
Rupee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Reggae, Soca music

9
68 24
Mighty Shadow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Calypso music, Soca music

10
64 23
Shurwayne Winchester is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists

11
77 34
Fay-Ann Lyons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Soca music

12
61 23
Kevin Lyttle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Dancehall, Contemporary R&B, Soca music

13
48 14
David Rudder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Calypso music, Soca music

14
62 24
Denise Belfon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Contemporary R&B, Soca music, Gospel music

15
53 20
Arrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Soca music

16
58 25
Busy Signal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Dancehall, Reggae, Soca music

17
47 17
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Mento, Blue Beat, Ska

18
83 45
Mr. Vegas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Dancehall, Reggae, Soca music

19
57 27
Beenie Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

20
33 12
Byron Lee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Ska, Reggae, Calypso music

21
28 12
Square One is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Soca music

22
31 17
KMC is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists

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6 2
Nailah Blackman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
JessicaSankar added Soca -

Sokah, Baila Mami, 

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18 16
Shontelle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Reggae

25
16 14
Hypasounds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Soca music

26
1 0
Elizabeth Watley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Elizabeth Watley added

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1 0
Elizabeth Watley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Elizabeth Watley added

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22 23
Collie Buddz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Dancehall, Reggae, Soca music

29
2 2
GBM Nutron is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
JessicaSankar added

Fire, Bacchanal, Scene, On D Side, Gyal Season, Come Over

30
15 17
Antigua Carnival is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Calypso music, Soca music

31
3 4
Razor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Rayzor added

32
8 10
Fabulous Five Inc. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Reggae, Soca music, Roots reggae

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12 15
Baha Men is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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9 13
Rudy Grant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Reggae, Soca music

35
7 11
Romantic Rhythms Music Festiva... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Soca music, Rhythm and blues

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11 16
Rock City is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Reggae

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10 15
Adrian Dutchin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Reggae, Contemporary R&B

38
9 14
MINMI is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, J-pop, Rap music

39
6 14
Oberlin Steel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Soca music

40
5 13
JFC is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Reggae, Calypso music, Soca music

41
4 13
Dj Buddha is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Merengue music, Dancehall

42
5 15
Rebel Krown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Hip hop music, Baltimore club, Reggae

43
4 15
Jah Bami is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Hip Hop, Reggae, Soca music

44
4 16
Magnet Man is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Ragga, Pop music, Rock music

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4 19
Kenja is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
ken jarvis added

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3 20
Steven Springer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soca Bands/Artists
Reggae, Calypso music, Soca music