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

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While this isn't a list of all female multi-instrumentalists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female multi-instrumentalists?" and "Who are the best female multi-instrumentalists?"
Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Multi-instrumentalists
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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

Also Ranked

#19 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#44 on The Best Singers of All Time

#9 on The Best Current Female Singers

#59 on The Best Female Rock Singers

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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Multi-instrumentalists
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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 first commercial successes were as a songwriter. She rose to prominence in 1967 as a featured performer on singer Porter Wagoner's weekly syndicated TV program; their first duet single, a cover of Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind", was a top-ten hit on the country singles chart and led to several successful albums before they ended their partnership in 1974. Moving towards mainstream ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Sevierville, Tennessee, United States of America

Also Ranked

#29 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#50 on The Best Singers of All Time

#1 on The Top Female Country Singers

#7 on Who's The Most Famous Musician From Every State?

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Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Multi-instrumentalists
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Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, as of 2009, she has sold over 40 million albums worldwide. McLachlan's best-selling album to date is Surfacing, for which she won two Grammy Awards and four Juno Awards. In addition to her personal artistic efforts, she founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians on a scale that had never been attempted before. The Lilith Fair concert tours took place from 1997 to 1999, and resumed in the summer of 2010. On May 6, 2014, she released her first album of original music in four years, titled Shine On. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

Also Ranked

#43 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#95 on The Best Singers of All Time

#35 on The Best Female Rock Singers

#49 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

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Peaches is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Multi-instrumentalists
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Merrill Beth Nisker, better known by her stage name Peaches, is a Canadian electronic musician and performance artist who lives in Berlin, Germany. Her songs are noted for disregarding traditional gender norms, and for their use of sexually explicit lyrics. She plays her own instruments for her songs, programs her own electronic beats, and produces her own albums. Her songs have been featured in movies such as Mean Girls, Waiting..., Jackass Number Two, My Little Eye, Drive Angry, and Lost in Translation. Her music has also been featured on television shows such as Lost Girl, The L Word, Ugly Betty, South Park, 30 Rock, True Blood and has been used for the promotion of Dirt. Peaches ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Also Ranked

#62 on The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time

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