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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 Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant ...more

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Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Adele is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Lenny Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Prince is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Quincy Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Kara DioGuardi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Donnie Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Steven Van Zandt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Michael Blakey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Pete Townshend is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Isaac Hayes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Josh Dolgin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Ennio Morricone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Rain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Henry Mancini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Arrangers
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