Music Famous People who Majored in Music

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List of famous people who majored in music, including photos when available. This list of famous music majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in music. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in music you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were music majors?" and "Which famous people studied music?"
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Music
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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer and songwriter. She initially performed in theater, appearing in high school plays, and studied at CAP21 through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before dropping out to pursue a musical career. After leaving a rock band, participating in the Lower East Side's avant garde performance art circuit, and being dropped from a contract with Def Jam Recordings, Gaga worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. There, recording artist Akon noticed her vocal abilities and helped her to sign a joint deal with Interscope Records and his own KonLive Distribution. Gaga rose to ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 29

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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Brad Paisley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Music
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Brad Douglas Paisley is an American country music singer-songwriter and musician. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released 10 studio albums and a Christmas compilation on the Arista Nashville label, with all of his albums certified Gold or higher by the RIAA. He has scored 32 Top 10 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 18 of which have reached #1. He holds the record for most consecutive singles, ten, reaching the top spot on that chart. Paisley has sold over 12 million albums and won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards. He has earned country music's ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Glen Dale, West Virginia, United States of America

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Trey Parker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Music
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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 along with his creative partner and best friend Matt Stone, as well as co-writing and co-directing the 2011 musical The Book of Mormon. Parker grew up in Conifer, Colorado and was interested in film and music growing up. He attended the University of Colorado, Boulder following high school, where he met Stone. The two collaborated on various short films, and starred in a feature-length musical, titled Cannibal! The Musical, in 1993. The duo moved to Los Angeles and later premiered South Park on Comedy Central in ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

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Felicia Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Music
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Kathryn Felicia Day is an American actress, comedian, and writer. On TV, she has played Vi in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Holly Marten in Eureka, and currently has a recurring role as Charlie on Supernatural. She has acted in movies such as Bring It On Again and June, as well as the Internet musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. She is the star, writer, and producer of the original web series The Guild, a show loosely based on her life as a gamer. She also wrote and starred in the Dragon Age web series Dragon Age: Redemption. Day was a member of the board of directors of the International Academy of Web Television beginning December 2009 until the end of July 2012. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

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