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

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

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 - NerdyPweeps

6 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.
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 UVERworld
9 Misia

Her songs are so inspiring - NerdyPweeps

10 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.

The Contenders

11 T.M. Revolution
12 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

13 Maaya Sakamoto
14 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.

15 Ikimono-gakari

How could this band be so low?!

They're great!

Kiyoe san is so cute

16 Flow
17 Do As Infinity

Make great music!

18 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

19 AKB48

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

Best JPOP band yet

20 Noa Nowa

I love their songs, - NerdyPweeps

21 Porno Graffitti

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

THE DAY HAS COMEEE - AnimeSportsFan619

22 Nogizaka46
23 Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

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

Her songs are just ≧﹏≦

24 Capsule
25 Ayumi Hamasaki


26 Sawa

Electro vibes, but still have a meaning - NerdyPweeps

27 Namie Amuro
28 Hearts Grow
29 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

30 E-Girls
31 Hey! Say! Jump
32 SKE48
33 NMB48
34 Chemistry
35 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!

36 Kalafina


37 Anly

She is such a great singer with an amazing voice. It's hard to imagine Jpop without Anly. My favorite is Beautiful but her most overrated is Karano Kokoro. It's super great so go listen to it now!

I also think anly is great

38 Hikaru Utada Hikaru Utada

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

39 hitomi
40 HKT48
41 Eir Aoi
42 Maximum The Hormone
43 Fear, and Loathing In Las Vegas
44 Supercell

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

45 Sendai Kamotsu
46 Aimer
47 Luna Haruna
48 Haruka Tomatsu
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Top Remixes

1. Ikimono-gakari
2. Porno Graffitti
3. Nico Touches the Walls
1. Baby Metal
2. Perfume
3. Nightmare
1. L'Arc-en-Ciel
2. UVERworld
3. T.M. Revolution


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