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List of famous backing vocalists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top backing vocalists in the world? This includes the most prominent backing vocalists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable backing vocalists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic backing vocalists 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 backing vocalists.

Examples of people on this list include Ryan Ross and Korey Cooper.

From reputable, prominent, and well known backing vocalists to the lesser known backing vocalists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the backing vocalist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous backing vocalists ever?" and "What are the names of famous backing vocalists?" then you're in the right place. (214 items)
Carol Vorderman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
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Carol Jean Vorderman MBE RAFVR is a British media personality, best known for co-hosting the popular game show Countdown for 26 years from 1982 until 2008. Vorderman's career took off in 1982 when she joined Channel 4 game show Countdown. She co-hosted the show most recently with Des O'Connor; before that Vorderman was co-host with Des Lynam and Richard Whiteley. She left the show in 2008 and was replaced by Rachel Riley. Whilst appearing on Countdown, Vorderman began presenting other shows for various broadcasters including Better Homes and The Pride of Britain Awards for ITV, as well as guest hosting shows such as Have I Got News for You, The Sunday Night Project and Lorraine. Vorderman ...more

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Benji Madden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
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Benjamin Levi "Benji" Madden is an American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. He is the guitarist for the band Good Charlotte, as well as pop rock collaboration The Madden Brothers. He formed both of these acts with his identical twin brother, Joel Madden. Benji is now a judge on The Voice Australia. He is married to actress Cameron Diaz. ...more

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Malcolm Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
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Malcolm Mitchell Young is a retired guitarist best known as a founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. Except for a brief absence in 1988, he was with the band from its November 1973 beginning until retiring permanently in 2014, due to health reasons. Young and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. Though his younger brother Angus is the more visible of the brothers, Malcolm has been described as the businessman behind AC/DC. As the rhythm guitarist, he was responsible for the broad sweep of the band's sound, developing many of their guitar riffs and co-writing the band's material with ...more

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Eleanor Louise "Ellie" Greenwich was an American pop music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She wrote or co-wrote "Be My Baby", "Christmas", "Da Doo Ron Ron", "Leader of the Pack", "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", and "River Deep, Mountain High", among others. ...more

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