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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 (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is known for her unconventionality, provocative work and visual experimentation. Gaga began performing as a teenager, singing at open mic nights and acting in school plays. She studied at Collaborative Arts Project 21, through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, before dropping out to pursue a music career. When Def Jam Recordings canceled her contract, she worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, where Akon helped her sign a joint deal with Interscope Records and his own label KonLive Distribution in 2007. She rose to ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 32

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

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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 (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter. Starting with his 1999 debut album Who Needs Pictures, he has released eleven 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 US Billboard Country Airplay chart, 19 of which have reached number 1. He set a new record in 2009 for the most consecutive singles (10) reaching the top spot on that chart. Paisley has sold over 11 million albums and has won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and two American Music Awards. ...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 (born October 19, 1969) is an American animator, director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and composer. He is known for co-creating South Park (1997–) and co-developing the Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon (2011) with his creative partner Matt Stone. Parker was interested in film and music as a child and at high school, and attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he met Stone. The two collaborated on various short films, and starred in the feature-length musical Cannibal! The Musical (1993). Parker and Stone moved to Los Angeles and wrote their second film, Orgazmo (1997). Before the premiere of the film, South Park premiered on ...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 (born June 28, 1979) is an American actress, writer, and web series creator. She is the creator, star, writer, and producer of the original web series The Guild (2007–2013), a show loosely based on her life as a gamer. She also wrote and starred in the Dragon Age web series Dragon Age: Redemption (2011). 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.On television, she has played Vi in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2003) and Dr. Holly Marten in Eureka (2011), and had a recurring role as Charlie Bradbury on Supernatural (2012–2015, 2018). She has also acted in movies such ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

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