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List of famous female keyboard players, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female keyboard players list contains the most prominent and top females known for being keyboard players. There are thousand of females working as keyboard players in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic keyboard players have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a keyboard player then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all female keyboard players, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female keyboard players?" and "Who are the best female keyboard players?"
Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Keyboard Players
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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 success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'" becoming the second American recording artist to win five Grammys in one night. Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 37

Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Keyboard Players
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Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. She is a classically-trained musician and has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. She has been nominated eight times for a Grammy Award. Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, the youngest person ever to have been admitted, at age five. She was expelled at age eleven for, in her own words, insisting on playing by ear and because of her interest in popular rock music. Amos originally served as the lead singer of short-lived 1980s pop group Y Kant Tori Read before achieving her breakthrough as a solo artist at the forefront of a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: Newton, North Carolina, United States of America

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Linda McCartney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Keyboard Players
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Linda Louise, Lady McCartney was an American musician, photographer and animal rights activist, and was married to Paul McCartney, of the Beatles. In 1969, Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman, and their marriage was blessed at St John's Wood Church. Later, they formed McCartney's band, Wings. In the same year Paul adopted Heather Louise, Linda's daughter from her first marriage to Joseph Melville See. The McCartneys had three children: Mary Anna, Stella Nina, and James Louis. She wrote several vegetarian cookbooks, became a business entrepreneur, and was a professional photographer, publishing Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era. McCartney was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 57 (1941-1998)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Keyboard Players
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Catherine "Kate" Bush, CBE is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer known for her eclectic musical style and her idiosyncratic soprano vocal performances. In 1978, at the age of 19, Bush topped the UK Singles Chart for four weeks with her debut single, "Wuthering Heights", becoming the first woman to have a UK number one with a self-written song. She has since released ten albums, three of which topped the UK Albums Chart. She has had 25 UK Top 40 hit singles, including the Top 10 hits "Wuthering Heights", "The Man with the Child in His Eyes", "Babooshka", "Running Up That Hill", "Don't Give Up" and "King of the Mountain". Bush has been nominated 13 times for British ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

Birthplace: Welling, United Kingdom

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#94 on The Best Pop Artists of the 1980s

#79 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

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