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Top 10 Most Influential Music Artists in Miami

Updated: Jun 4



Music is a total brain stimulant, helping one with joy, entertainment, supporting quality of sleep, reducing stress, enhancing mood, giving psychological alertness and more. Either it be "All I Do Is Win" by DJ Khaled, “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias or “Party Time” by Gloria Estafan, music has everything to offer as long as you are ready to have your mind invigorated. I am listing down the top Miami musically acclaimed artists whose’ music has been hitting the Miami waves and the world for decades. These popular Miami musicians and artists give us all a surge of inspiration.


1: Enrique Miguel Iglesias


The "Rhythm Divine" singer, the King of Latin Pop, born in Spain, studied at 'University of Miami', became the biggest star in Latin America, surely he "Ring my bells", just like a "Hero". This best-selling Latin music artist is top-notch with sales' estimates of over 70 million records. His song "Move to Miami" is certainly dedicated to the lovers of Miami.

2: Pitbull (Rapper)


"The international love", an American rapper, a singer, a dashing songwriter with his debut album M.I.A.M.I. was influenced by the Miami bass genre of pop music. This "I Know You Want Me" artist has been one of his kind rappers globally. His "On the Floor" stage performances are killer and he has sold over 7.5 million studio albums, over 100 million singles worldwide.


3: Camila Cabello



The pretty young Cuban-American singer/songwriter, a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony, the "Señorita" singer topped the Billboard Hot 100, Cabello won many awards, including two Latin Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and one Billboard Music Award. When Cabello was five, she relocated to Miami, Florida, in the United States, with her mother. She is a big name belonging to Miami itself. The "Havana" artist is the hot crush of youth.

She is totally "worth it", and has received three Grammy Award nominations as well. I am sure in these challenging times, she would suggest you to "work from home".


4: Jason Derulo



Jason Joel Desrouleaux is an American singer, a songwriter, and a dancer who has sold over 30 million singles and has achieved eleven Platinum singles, including "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "In My Head", and "Whatcha Say".

The Florida born “swalla la la” artist is a big name of Miami. This pop, hip hop and R&B guy did breathtaking performances and is unstoppable.


5: DJ Khaled



Khaled Mohamed Khaled is among the world's highest-paid hip-hop artists. He is an American DJ, record executive and a songwriter who earned early popularity as a radio host in the 1990s on Miami hip hop station 99 Jamz. Since Miami is his hometown, he is making Miami a world renowned hot spot. The song "I'm on One" became his first top ten hit. He owns a waterfront home in Miami for $25.9 million.


6: Flo Rida (Rapper)



Flo Rida's net worth is estimated to be roughly $30 million. He is an American rapper, singer and songwriter Carol City, Florida. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists. His hit and the most popular singles include "Right Round", "Club Can't Handle Me", "Good Feeling", "Wild Ones", "Whistle", "I Cry", "G.D.F.R." and "My House".


7: Ricky Martin


The artist of the song “Maria” is a Puerto Rican pop musician, actor and author who has a net worth of $60 million dollars. He holds dual American and Spanish citizenship, Ricky Martin has become one of the best-selling Latin music artists of all time with over 70 million records worldwide. She's All I Ever Had" peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. "Livin' la Vida Loca" is Ricky Martin's biggest hit.


8: Gloria Estefan


A Cuban-American singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman who started her career as the lead singer in the group Miami Latin Boys, which later became known as Miami Sound Machine. Many of her songs, such as "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You", "1-2-3", "Don't Wanna Lose You", "Get On Your Feet", "Here We Are", "Coming Out of the Dark", "Bad Boy", "Oye!", "Party Time" and a remake of "Turn the Beat Around" became international chart-topping hits. Gloria Estefan has won three Grammy Awards and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Las Vegas Walk of Fame. She studied from the University of Miami and also worked as an English/Spanish/French translator at Miami International Airport Customs Department.

9: Sean Kingston



Sean Kingston is an American-Jamaican singer, songwriter and a popular rapper. The Eenie Meenie” singer has a net worth of $2 million. He is Miami, FL born and has been nominated for a handful of awards, including Best Reggae Video for "Back 2 Life (Live It Up)" at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and Outstanding New Artist at the 2008 Image Awards.

10: Iggy Azalea


Amethyst Amelia Kelly is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, model and music video director. At the age of 16, Azalea moved to the United States to pursue a career in music.


When she first arrived in the United States in 2006, she stayed in Miami, Florida. Azalea earned public recognition after releasing the viral music videos for her songs "Pussy" and "Two Times" on YouTube.


Azalea has sold 48 million records worldwide, with 22 million singles in the United States alone. Her accolades include 2 American Music Awards, 3 Billboard Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, a People's Choice Award, four Teen Choice Awards, and four Grammy Award nominations.


Words By Sumbal Kuraishi, a Writing Maestro, Roll of Honor awarded, Founder of Modernfashionblog, Co-Founder of Designbolts and CEO of Fabnailartdesigns.