Best Jpop Artists and Bands

This is a subjective list to my and maybe even your favoriite jpop band or solo singer

The Top Ten

1 Kim Hyun Joong 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! - ZsuzsannaAndreaVarga

Very talented artist,singer,and nice man KHJ! - ZsuzsannaAndreaVarga

2 Baby Metal

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 - FrankP

I absolutely love their songs! :3 - NerdyPweeps

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

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3 Perfume

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! - NerdyPweeps

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 love it

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4 Nightmare

Scary, yet quite catchy - NerdyPweeps

5 Ceui

Her songs are a masterpiece - NerdyPweeps

6 Misia

Her songs are so inspiring - NerdyPweeps

7 Arashi

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 - NerdyPweeps

8 ClariS

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

I love their song Connect

Love it

9 Dream

They're old, yet still sound good - NerdyPweeps

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.

10 Ikimono-gakari

How could this band be so low?!

They're great!

Kiyoe san is so cute

The Contenders

11 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

12 Noa Nowa

I love their songs, - NerdyPweeps

13 Porno Graffitti

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

THE DAY HAS COMEEE - AnimeSportsFan619

14 AKB48

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

Best JPOP band yet

15 Nogizaka46
16 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

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

Her songs are just ≧﹏≦

17 Sawa

Electro vibes, but still have a meaning - NerdyPweeps

18 Namie Amuro
19 Hearts Grow
20 Do As Infinity

Make great music!

21 Chemistry
22 E-Girls
23 Hey! Say! Jump
24 Ayumi Hamasaki


25 SKE48
26 NMB48
27 LiSA

I guess she mostly improved over the years and some of her songs somehow grew on me. She is currently a decent artist for now. - SelfDestruct


What? You never heard of her? Come on, her songs are phenomenal in their presentation and the amount of energy and emotion LiSA puts into her singing. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

28 AAA

I never saw a fantastic group like AAA in my life. Their voices are all great especially Nissy. You should listen to AAA's songs.


AAA banzai!

29 L'Arc-en-Ciel 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.
30 Kalafina


31 Hikaru Utada Hikaru Utada

Utada is a very important female artist in the J-pop world, basically J-pop royalty.

32 hitomi
33 HKT48
34 Eir Aoi
35 Flow
36 Maximum The Hormone
37 M.O.V.E.

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.

38 Fear, and Loathing In Las Vegas
39 Capsule
40 Supercell

One of the best Jpop bands to date, their songs are amazinngly unique, mixing calm intros with upbeat choruses. I LOVE SUPERCELL

41 Sendai Kamotsu
42 T.M. Revolution
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