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List of famous arrangers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top arrangers in the world? This includes the most prominent arrangers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable arrangers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic arrangers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned arrangers.

List people range from Prince to Ray Charles.

From reputable, prominent, and well known arrangers to the lesser known arrangers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the arranger field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous arrangers ever?" and "What are the names of famous arrangers?" then you're in the right place. (959 items)

Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal ...more

Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Florence Welch Florence Leontine Mary Welch is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead vocalist of the indie rock band Florence + the Machine. The band's debut album, Lungs, ...more

David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
David Bowie David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the ...more

Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, jazz and reggae. Winehouse's 2003 ...more

Adele is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, MBE is a British singer and songwriter. Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. In 2007, she received ...more

Lenny Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Lenny Kravitz Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actor and arranger, whose "retro" style incorporates elements of ...more

Prince is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Prince Prince Roger Nelson, known by his mononym Prince, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. A major figure in popular music for over three decades, Prince is renowned ...more

Quincy Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Quincy Jones Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company ...more

Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Harry Connick, Jr. Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. is an American singer, musician and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the ...more

Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Ray Charles Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician and composer, who is sometimes referred to as "The Genius". He pioneered the ...more

Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Brian Wilson Brian Douglas Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the rock band the Beach Boys.

Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Paul Simon Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, actor and singer-songwriter. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with ...more

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Kara DioGuardi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Kara DioGuardi Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, composer and TV personality. She writes music primarily in the pop rock genre. ...more

Donnie Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Donnie Wahlberg Donald Edmond "Donnie" Wahlberg, Jr. is an American singer, actor, and film producer. He is a founding member of the boy band New Kids on the Block. Outside of music, Wahlberg has had ...more

A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
A. R. Rahman Allah-Rakha Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist. Described as the world's most prominent and prolific film composer by Time, Rahman's ...more

Steven Van Zandt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Steven Van Zandt Steven Van Zandt is an American musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, and radio disc jockey, who frequently goes by the stage names Little Steven or Miami Steve. He is a member ...more

Michael Blakey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Michael Blakey Michael Blakey is a record producer, composer, musician, arranger, songwriter and artist manager. Blakey has either produced musical tracks or worked as a musician for a number of notable ...more

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Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Randy Newman Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer, and pianist who is known for his distinctive voice, mordant pop songs, and for film scores. Since ...more

Pete Townshend is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Pete Townshend Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, known principally as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock group the ...more

Isaac Hayes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Isaac Hayes Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer. Hayes was one of the creative forces behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an ...more

Josh Dolgin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Josh Dolgin Josh Dolgin, better known by his stage name Socalled, is a Canadian rapper and record producer, known for his eclectic mix of hip hop, klezmer, and other styles such as drum & bass and folk ...more

Ennio Morricone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Ennio Morricone Ennio Morricone, Grand Officer OMRI is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor and former trumpet player, who has written music for more than 500 motion pictures and television series, as ...more

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Rain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Rain Jung Ji-Hoon, better known by his stage name Rain, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and music producer. Rain's musical career includes seven albums, 28 singles and numerous concert ...more

Henry Mancini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Henry Mancini Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini was an American composer, conductor and arranger, who is best remembered for his film and television scores. Often cited as one of the greatest composers ...more

Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Dusty Springfield Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien OBE, known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English pop singer and record producer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. ...more

Matthew Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Matthew Bellamy Matthew James Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He is best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist, pianist, and principal songwriter of ...more

Barry White is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Barry White Barry White, was an American composer and singer-songwriter. A 3-time Grammy Award-winner known for his distinctive bass-baritone voice and romantic image, White's greatest success came in the ...more

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Owen Pallett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Owen Pallett Michael James Owen Pallett is a Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist, who performs solo as Owen Pallett or, before 2010, under the name Final Fantasy. As Final Fantasy, he won ...more

Ricky Skaggs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Ricky Skaggs Ricky Lee Skaggs is an American country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar, mandocaster and banjo.

Ben Folds is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Ben Folds Benjamin Scott "Ben" Folds is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. From 1995 to 2000, Folds was the frontman and pianist of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five. ...more

Artie Shaw is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Artie Shaw Artie Shaw was an American clarinetist, composer, and bandleader. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction. Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists," Shaw ...more

Martie Maguire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Martie Maguire Martie Maguire is an American musician who is a founding member of the female alternative country band, Dixie Chicks. She won awards in national fiddle championships while still a teenager. ...more

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Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Burt Bacharach Burt Freeman Bacharach is an American singer, songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, he is known for his popular ...more

Richard Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Richard Carpenter Richard Lynn Carpenter is an American pop musician, best known as one half of the brother/sister duo the Carpenters, along with his sister Karen Carpenter. He was a record producer, arranger, ...more

Ike Turner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Ike Turner Ike Wister Turner was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, arranger, talent scout, and record producer. An early pioneer of fifties rock and roll, he is most popularly known for his ...more

André Previn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
André Previn André George Previn, KBE is a German-American pianist, conductor, and composer. He is considered one of the most versatile musicians in the world and is the winner of four Academy Awards ...more

Max Steiner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Max Steiner Maximilian Raoul "Max" Steiner was an Austrian-born American composer of music for theatre and films. He was a child prodigy who conducted his first operetta when he was twelve and ...more

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Harry Chapin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Harry Chapin Harry Forster Chapin was an American singer-songwriter best known for his folk rock songs including "Taxi," "W*O*L*D," "Sniper", "Flowers Are Red," and ...more

Marc Shaiman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Marc Shaiman Marc Shaiman is an Grammy, Emmy, Tony winning, and multi Oscar nominated American composer, lyricist, arranger and performer for films, television, and theatre. He is perhaps best known for ...more

George Martin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
George Martin Sir George Henry Martin CBE is an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. He is sometimes referred to as "the Fifth Beatle" in reference to ...more

John Zorn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
John Zorn John Zorn is a film score composer, screenwriter, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, saxophonist, record producer and a composer.

Steve Lukather is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Steve Lukather Steven Lee "Luke" Lukather is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger and record producer, best known for his work with the rock band Toto. A prolific session musician, ...more

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Eumir Deodato is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Eumir Deodato Eumir Deodato de Almeida, also known as Eumir Deodato, is a Brazilian pianist, composer, record producer and arranger, primarily based in the jazz realm but who historically has been known for ...more

Billy Goldenberg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Billy Goldenberg William Leon "Billy" Goldenberg is an American composer most known for his work on television and film. Among his most noteworthy were his collaborations with Steven Spielberg on his ...more

Ben Tankard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Ben Tankard Ben Tankard is a 6'6" former professional basketball player and an American gospel, jazz keyboardist producer, author, recording artist, and songwriter with over 200 songs recorded. Tankard ...more

Xavier Cugat is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Xavier Cugat Xavier Cugat was a Spanish-American bandleader who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba. A trained violinist and arranger, he was a personality in the spread of Latin music in United States ...more

Ted Sperling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Ted Sperling Ted Sperling is a Musical Director, conductor, orchestrator, arranger, stage director and musician, primarily for the stage and concerts. He won the Tony Award for Best Orchestrations and the ...more

Herb Alpert is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Herb Alpert Herb Alpert is a theatrical producer.

Maurice White is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Maurice White Maurice White is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He is the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire. He is also the older brother of current ...more

Michel Legrand is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
Michel Legrand Michel Jean Legrand is a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist. Legrand is a prolific composer, having written over 200 film and television scores in addition to many ...more