Best J-pop Artists and Bands

This is a subjective list of my and maybe even your favorite J-pop bands or solo singers.

The Top Ten

Babymetal Babymetal is a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of Suzuka Nakamoto as "Su-metal", Yui Mizuno as "Yuimetal", and Moa Kikuchi as "Moametal".

The only Japanese band that reached worldwide mainstream music (at least for the genre) and still nowhere near their peak. Highest respect

They only one on the list I know so Baby Metal gets my vote

Never heard the songs, but the band name has moxy.

I love baby metal!

Kim Hyun Joong Kim Hyun-Joong is a South Korean entertainer, actor, singer, dancer, and the leader and main rapper of boyband SS501.

Very talented artist, singer, and nice man KHJ!


I have been listening to Perfume since 2013 and they really don't get as much recognition as they should (if that makes sense). Their performances are creative and they make me smile every time I listen to them sing. If you know someone who is interested in electropop, techno, Jpop or pop in general, let them know about Perfume. It might be strange to them at first because they don't understand (I'm learning Japanese) but its worth listening to ^_^

I think Perfume got all in jpop : music, voice, dance, video music, live are amazing! And not forget, looks are important in Jpop industry but I rather the music and live.

Their songs are so catchy!

They're my favorite artists ever, they're so awesome and talented, even kind of random, and their choreography is so well done and- NOCCHI YAY


Scary, yet quite catchy

L'Arc-en-Ciel L'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, founded in Osaka in 1991. With a reported 40 million records sold, they were the first Japanese act to headline at Madison Square Garden.

I was introduced to Jpop and Ceui was among the first that I listened to. I continue to explore more songs but Ceui is one of my favorites and comes in my top 3 list! Even still, I listen to her great songs and they just calm me down if I am in an angry mood (two great calming songs are God Bless and Energy). Her songs are great, calming, and soothing. Some can even make you cry because of the words and flow. Highly recommended! In the future, please continue to look for more great songs by one of my favorites, Ceui!

Her songs are a masterpiece


I love Dream when they are just three members... First Japanese girlgroup that I know, bring so much memory especially in anime InuYasha and Hikaru no Go great high pitch vocal, I actually prefer Dream than Ayumi Hamasaki in avex trax.

Dream all the way :D I still sing there songs bout anywhere I go lol.
Was my first group too go figure.
I remember listening to them so much my brother that hated jpop started learning the songs haha was so funny back then.

They're old, yet still sound good

T.M. Revolution

Her songs are so inspiring

The Contenders


I like their music and all the members are adorable. I especially love Jun and Sho

Arashi are probably one of most successful Japanese boy bands of all time.

Went to see them in Hawaii it was great

I absolutely adore their songs

Maaya Sakamoto

Her songs actually have a story to them instead of just random words shoved in there for no reason.

I love their song Connect


Everything about m.o.v.e is great. It's hard to put them in just one genre. Yuri sings beatifully and motsu is an amazing rapper. Truly a great group and it's a shame they disbanded.


How could this band be so low?!

My favorite band

Ikimonogakari is my favorite band

Kiyoe san is so cute

Porno Graffitti

Their songs are so catchy like Melissa for example was a masterpiece.

Do As Infinity

Make great music!

Nico Touches the Walls

It was for this band I would have never gotten through some of the hardest moments of my life

Have best live performance ever I give my vote to nttw

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

You can't have a best of J-pop without Kyary.

Her songs are just ≧﹏≦

Noa Nowa

I love their songs,


Best Jpop band ever! Their songs and girls are excellent!

Best girl group in asia

Best JPOP band yet

Kenshi Yonezu

Boi why is he down here

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