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List of Famous Musicians

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List of famous musicians, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top musicians in the world? This includes the most prominent musicians, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable musicians is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic musicians were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned musicians.

Paris Hilton and Jimi Hendrix are only the beginning of the people on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known musicians to the lesser known musicians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the musician field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous musicians ever?" and "What are the names of famous musicians?" then you're in the right place. (1698 items)
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    Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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    Cameron Michelle Diaz is an American actress, producer and former fashion model. She rose to stardom in the 1990s with roles in The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About Mary. Other high-profile credits include Charlie's Angels and its sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, voicing ...more

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    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: There's Something About Mary, Shrek, Gangs of New York, Being John Malkovich
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    Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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    Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian-French singer and songwriter. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, and spent most of her youth in the town of Napanee. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more ...more

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    • Age: 31
    • Birthplace: Belleville, Canada
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Alice in Wonderland, Bruce Almighty, American Wedding, Eragon
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    Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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    Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office. He is best known for his ...more

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    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore
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    Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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    Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial ...more

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    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Men in Black, The Great Gatsby, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Ali
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    Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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    Walter Bruce Willis is an American actor, producer and singer. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage and then in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison in Moonlighting. He is perhaps best known for his role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and ...more

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    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Idar-Oberstein, West Germany
    • Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Sixth Sense, Die Hard, The Fifth Element, Armageddon
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    Aly Michalka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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    Alyson Renae "Aly" Michalka is an American actress and recording artist. Michalka gained fame for playing the role of Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel original series Phil of the Future. She is also known for her roles as Marti Perkins in the CW television drama Hellcats, Taylor Callum in the Disney ...more

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    • Age: 26
    • Birthplace: Torrance, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, + more
    • Credits: Easy A, The Roommate, Bandslam, Phil of the Future
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    Brittany Murphy-Monjack, known professionally as Brittany Murphy, was an American film and stage actress, singer, and voice artist. Murphy, a native of Atlanta, moved to Los Angeles as a teenager, and pursued a career in acting. Her breakthrough role was in Amy Heckerling's Clueless, followed by ...more

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    • Age: Died at 32 (1977-2009)
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Musician, Actor, Voice acting, Singer
    • Credits: King of the Hill, 8 Mile, Clueless, Girl, Interrupted
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    William James "Bill" Murray is an American actor and comedian. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live for which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in comedy films, including Meatballs, Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters, What About Bob?, and Groundhog Day. Murray garnered ...more

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    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation, Ghostbusters II
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