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Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Berklee College of Music and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Berklee College of Music, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Berklee College of Music include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Berklee College of Music alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Berklee College of Music are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Berklee College of Music.

John Mayer and Steven Tyler are just two examples of some of the famous BCM alums, the famous music school in Boston.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Berklee College of Music?” and “Which celebrities are Berklee College of Music alumni?”

Check out this list of notable Berklee College of Music alumni. BCM is one of the world's most famous music colleges.
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John Mayer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
John Clayton Mayer is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in nearby Fairfield. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, ...more
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Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Blues-rock, Pop music, Heavy metal
Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the frontman of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which ...more
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Melissa Etheridge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music
Melissa Lou Etheridge is an American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album was released in 1988 and became an underground hit. The album peaked at #22 on ...more
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Quincy Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music
Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company ...more
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Tony Bennett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Pop music, Traditional pop music, Easy listening
Anthony Dominick "Tony" Benedetto, stage name Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, show tunes, and jazz. Bennett is also an accomplished painter, having ...more
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Psy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Dance-pop
Park Jae-sang, hangul: 박재상, hanja: 朴載相, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, record producer and rapper. Psy is known domestically for his ...more
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Natalie Maines is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Blue-eyed soul, Rock music, Folk music
Natalie Louise Maines Pasdar is an American singer-songwriter and activist who achieved success as the lead vocalist for the female alternative country band the Dixie Chicks. Born in Lubbock, ...more
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Rivers Cuomo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Pop punk, Progressive metal, Rock music
Rivers Cuomo is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Weezer. Raised in an ...more
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Chaka Khan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Disco
Chaka Khan is an American singer-songwriter whose career has spanned four decades, beginning in the 1970s as the frontwoman and focal point of the funk band Rufus. Often dubbed the "Queen ...more
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Aimee Mann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Rock music, Folk music
Aimee Mann is an American rock singer, singer-songwriter, bassist and guitarist.
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Steve Vai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Progressive metal, Experimental rock, Instrumental rock
Steven Siro Vai is an American guitarist, songwriter, singer, and producer who has sold over 15 million albums. After starting his career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, he recorded ...more
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Meghan Trainor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
IsaMarie added R&B, Pop, Doo wop
Meghan Elizabeth Trainor (born December 22, 1993) is an American singer and songwriter. Trainor's work has been recognized with several awards and nominations, including a Grammy Award, Music ...more
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Diana Krall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Traditional pop music, Jazz, Bossa nova
Diana Jean Krall, OC, OBC is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer, known for her contralto vocals. She has sold more than 6 million albums in the US and over 15 million worldwide. On December 11, ...more
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St. Vincent is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Indie pop, Downtempo, Folk music
Anne Erin "Annie" Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She began her music career as a member of ...more
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Trey Parker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Randolph Severn "Trey" Parker III is an American actor, animator, screenwriter, director, producer, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for being the co-creator of South Park ...more
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Lisa Loeb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Rock music, Folk music, Country
Lisa Anne Loeb is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She launched her career in 1994 with the song "Stay", which was included in the film Reality Bites. She was the first ...more
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Melissa Ferrick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Melissa Ferrick is an American singer-songwriter.
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Neil Peart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Progressive metal, Swing music, Heavy metal
Neil Ellwood Peart, OC, is a Canadian musician and author. He is the drummer and lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances, and is known ...more
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Jan Hammer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Synthpop, Pop music, Jazz fusion
Jan Hammer is a composer, pianist and keyboardist. He first gained his most visible audience while playing keyboards with the Mahavishnu Orchestra in the early 1970s, as well as his film scores ...more
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Donald Fagen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock
Donald Jay Fagen is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the co-founder and lead singer of the rock band Steely Dan. Following the initial breakup of Steely Dan in 1981, he ...more
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Mike Portnoy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Metalcore
Michael Stephen "Mike" Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater. Known ...more
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Gary Burton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Jazz
Gary Burton is an American jazz vibraphonist, composer and jazz educator. Burton developed a pianistic style of four-mallet technique as an alternative to the prevailing two-mallet technique. ...more
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Joe Walsh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock
Joseph Fidler "Joe" Walsh is an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Walsh has been a member of ...more
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Joey Kramer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal
Joseph Michael "Joey" Kramer is the drummer for the American hard rock band Aerosmith. Kramer was born in The Bronx, New York City. His memoir, Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock Bottom ...more
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Will Calhoun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Berklee College Of Music Alumni
William "Will" Calhoun is an American drummer, who graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music. He is best known as a member of the hard rock/metal band Living Colour.