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List of Famous Record Producers

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List of famous record producers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top record producers in the world? This includes the most prominent record producers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable record producers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic record producers 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 record producers.

Items here include everything from Jimi Hendrix to Britney Spears.

From reputable, prominent, and well known record producers to the lesser known record producers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the record producer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous record producers ever?" and "What are the names of famous record producers?" then you're in the right place. (1439 items)


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    Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears's first and second studio albums, ...Baby One More Time ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter, Television producer, + more
    • Credits: Austin Powers: Goldmember, Crossroads, The Mickey Mouse Club, Britney and Kevin: Chaotic, Pauly Shore Is Dead, + more
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    Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester and Wexford, Pennsylvania, she appeared on the television series Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club in her early years. After recording "Reflection", the theme for Disney's ...more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Shark Tale, The Voice, Get Him to the Greek, Burlesque, MMC, + more
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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: age 31
    • Birthplace: Canada, Ontario, Hastings County, Americas, Belleville
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: American Idol, Over the Hedge, Fast Food Nation, Going the Distance, The Flock, + more
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    Ashley Michelle Tisdale is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows. In 2004, she was cast as Maddie Fitzpatrick in Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and rose to prominence ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: West Deal, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Donnie Darko, A Bug's Life, Phineas and Ferb, High School Musical, An All Dogs Christmas Carol, + more
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    Alicia Keys
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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: age 34
    • Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Smokin' Aces, The Secret Life of Bees, The Nanny Diaries, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, America: A Tribute to Heroes, + more
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    Christopher Maurice Brown "Chris" Brown is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his ...more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Tappahannock, Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Stomp the Yard, This Christmas, Takers, Think Like A Man, Into the Woods, + more
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    Courtney Love
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    Courtney Michelle Love is an American alternative rock singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and visual artist. Prolific in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s as the frontwoman of Hole, Love became a fixture in alternative music, drawing public attention for her uninhibited stage presence and ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area, + more
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, + more
    • Credits: The People vs. Larry Flynt, Sid and Nancy, Man on the Moon, Basquiat, Feeling Minnesota, + more
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    Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Pinner, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Dog Day Afternoon, Brüno, Lethal Weapon 3, The Road to El Dorado, Tommy, + more
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    Christina Milian
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    Christine Flores, better known as Christina Milian, is an American actress and singer-songwriter. At the age of 19, Milian signed a contract with Def Jam. In 2001, Milian released her self-titled debut album, which featured the singles "AM to PM" and "When You Look at Me"; "AM to PM" charted with in the ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: USA, New Jersey, Jersey City
    • Profession: Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Model, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: American Pie, A Bug's Life, The Voice, Be Cool, Love Don't Cost a Thing, + more
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    Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of the group D12, as well as one half of the hip hop duo Bad Meets Evil. He is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: 8 Mile, Funny People, The Interview, The Wash, Pauly Shore Is Dead, + more
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    David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, + more
    • Credits: The Prestige, Labyrinth, Zoolander, The Last Temptation of Christ, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, + more
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    Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he ...more

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Poet, Guitarist, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Dont Look Back, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, No Direction Home, I'm Not There, Masked and Anonymous, + more
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    Ciara Princess Harris, known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and fashion model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, eventually moving to Atlanta, Georgia where she joined the girl group Hearsay; however, ...more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Fashion Model, Actor, Music video director, + more
    • Credits: That's My Boy, All You've Got, Mama, I Want to Sing!, Rip the Runway
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    Cher is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model, fashion designer, television host, comedian, dancer, businesswoman, philanthropist, author, film producer, director, and record producer. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: USA, California, El Centro
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Moonstruck, The Witches of Eastwick, Stuck on You, Silkwood, Zookeeper, + more
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    Axl Rose
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    W. Axl Rose is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is the lead vocalist and only remaining original member of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Due to his powerful and wide vocal range and energetic live performances, Rose has been named one of the greatest singers of all time by various ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Lafayette, Fairfield Township, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: The Dead Pool, Touch and Go
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    Casandra Elizabeth Ventura, known mononymously as Cassie, is an American recording artist, dancer, actress and model. Born in New London, Connecticut, she began her career as a result of meeting record producer Ryan Leslie in late 2002, who later signed her to NextSelection Lifestyle Group. During this ...more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, New London
    • Profession: Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Model, Actor, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Step Up 2: The Streets
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    Boy George is a British singer-songwriter, who was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the late 1970s to the early 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae. His 1990s and 2000s-era solo music has glam influences, ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Bexley, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Performer, Fashion designer, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Disc jockey, + more
    • Credits: Electric Dreams, The Wolves of Kromer, Slaves of New York, Twice Upon a Time, The House That Made Me, + more
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    Dolly Parton
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    Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. Her career began as a child performer on the radio, then recording a few singles from the age of 13. Relocating to Nashville at age 18 in 1964, her ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Sevierville, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, Singer-songwriter, + more
    • Credits: Steel Magnolias, 9 to 5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Gnomeo & Juliet, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, + more
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    Diana Ross
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    Diana Patience Beverly Ross, relative of Robert Ross, was an English children's author and occasional and longtime resident of Shaw, near Melksham, in Wiltshire. A graduate of the Central School of Art in London, she also worked on sculpture and graphic arts and illustrated several of her own books ...more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1910-2000)
    • Birthplace: Valletta
    • Profession: Illustrator, Writer
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    William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States. His compilation album Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, + more
    • Credits: Oliver & Company, America: A Tribute to Heroes, Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, Last Play at Shea, Elton John: One Night Only: The Greatest Hits, + more
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