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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
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 ...more

Benji Madden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
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 ...more

Malcolm Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
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 ...more

Ellie Greenwich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
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 ...more

Nick Hodgson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Nicholas James David Hodgson is a drummer, backing vocalist, and lyricist, formerly of English indie band Kaiser Chiefs. He attended St. Mary's Menston with Nick Baines and Simon Rix. He then ...more

Aaron Escolopio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Aaron Escolopio is the current drummer of the band Wakefield. He joined Wakefield after leaving his previous band, Good Charlotte, to play with his brother. Aaron also went to La Plata High ...more

Marina Schiptjenko is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Anna Marina Schiptjenko is the only female member of the Swedish electronic pop group Bodies Without Organs. Her mother is Swedish but her father was a Ukrainian refugee from the Soviet Union, ...more

Dave Douglas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Dave Douglas is a musician, most widely known for being in the Christian music industry as the former drummer of the Christian rock band Relient K. Douglas joined the band after their former ...more

P.P. Arnold is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
P.P. Arnold is an American soul singer who enjoyed considerable success in the United Kingdom in the 1960s and beyond.

Chas Chandler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Bryan James "Chas" Chandler was an English musician, record producer and manager, best known as the original bassist in the Animals, and manager of Jimi Hendrix. Chandler grew up, ...more

Lucy Walsh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Lucy Walsh is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and pianist. She is the daughter of Eagles' guitarist Joe Walsh, and the niece of Ringo Starr.

Cliff Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Clifford "Cliff" Williams is an English musician who has been a member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC as their bassist and backing vocalist since mid-1977. He had started his ...more

Atsuko Yamano is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Atsuko Yamano is a founding member of the Japanese rock trio Shonen Knife. When the band was first started, Atsuko played drums and provided backup vocals. A former fashion designer, she was ...more

Simone Battle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Simone Sherise Battle was an American actress and singer from Los Angeles, California. She was a finalist on The X Factor in 2011 and a member of the pop group G.R.L.

Randy Torres is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Randy Torres is a guitarist, drummer, keyboardist and background vocalist from Seattle. He has previously played for the bands Project 86, a Christian rock group, and Crash Rickshaw. He has ...more

Ryan Ross is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
George Ryan Ross III is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter most known for his work as the lead guitarist, backup vocalist and main songwriter for the band Panic! at the Disco, before ...more

Vicki Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Vicki Brown was an English pop, rock and contemporary classical singer. She is best known for her membership of both The Vernons Girls and The Breakaways, and as one of the UK's most enduring ...more

Cory Churko is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Cory Churko is an actor, violinist, guitarist and a backing vocalist.

Korey Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Korey Cooper is the keyboardist, guitarist, and backing vocalist for the Christian Rock band Skillet. Her husband, John Cooper, is the lead singer and bassist of the band, as well as one of the ...more

Catherine Popper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Catherine Popper is a singer and musician.

Erik Ohlsson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Erik Ohlsson is the lead and rhythm guitarist of Swedish punk rock band Millencolin. He currently resides in Örebro, Sweden. He designs most all of the band's artwork, including their ...more

Billy Hinsche is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
William "Billy" Hinsche is an American musician who was part of the singing group Dino, Desi & Billy.

Vicki Sue Robinson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Vicki Sue Robinson was an American theatre and film actress and singer, closely associated with the disco era of late 1970s pop music; she is most famous for her 1976 hit, "Turn the Beat

Neil Perry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Neil Perry is a member of the country music group The Band Perry.

Andy Soukal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists

Jessica Harp is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Jessica Leigh Harp is an American songwriter and former country artist from Kansas City, Missouri. Between 2005 and 2007, Harp and Michelle Branch recorded and performed as The Wreckers, a duo ...more

Markus Grosskopf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Markus Peter Großkopf is a German musician and songwriter, best known as the bass guitarist, backing vocalist and founding member of power metal band Helloween, and one of only two ...more

Ericka Yancey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Ericka Yancey is an American R&B singer who signed to RCA Records in 1996. Her debut album Ericka was slated to be released in 1997, but was ultimately shelved after her lead singles, ...more

Jack Golly is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Jack Golly was a musician, trumpeter, saxophonist, clarinetist and vocalist.

Nicole Lai is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Nicole Lai was a Singapore-based Malaysian Chinese singer-songwriter, backing vocalist, vocal trainer and performer. Her nickname Niguolai was given to her by her good friend and ...more

Chris Shiflett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Christopher Aubrey "Chris" Shiflett is best known as the lead guitarist for the rock band Foo Fighters since 1999, and the punk rock band No Use for a Name, as well as the punk rock ...more

Cian Ciaran is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Cian Ciaran (born 16 June 1976, Bangor, Cymru ) is the keyboard player in the band, Super Furry Animals. He plays keyboards, guitar, drums and vocals. He is also currently producing under the ...more

Reid Perry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Reid Perry is a member of the country music group The Band Perry.

Kevin 'Noodles' Wasserman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Kevin John Wasserman, best known by his stage name Noodles, is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for The Offspring. The nickname "Noodles" is the result of his frequent noodling

Melinda Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Melinda Marie Doolittle is an American singer who finished as the third place finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. Prior to her appearance on American Idol, Doolittle worked as a ...more

Del Porter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Del Porter Del Porter was an American jazz vocalist, saxophonist, and clarinetists who, in the 1930s, performed on Broadway, toured with Glenn Miller, and recorded with Bing Crosby, Dick Powell, and Red ...more

Russell Leetch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Russell Jonathan Leetch is the bass guitarist for Birmingham-based indie rock band Editors. He studied music technology at Staffordshire University where he met his fellow Editors band members. ...more

Ian Keaggy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists

Susan Cowsill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Susan Claire Cowsill is a musician, vocalist and songwriter.

Lars Løberg Tofte is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Lars Løberg Tofte plays the bass, samples, and keys of the Norwegian rock band Heroes & Zeros. He also sings the backing vocals for the band.

Pia Maiocco is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Pia Maiocco Pia Maiocco is an American former bass guitarist and backing vocals for the heavy metal band Vixen. She is married to the guitarist Steve Vai, whom she met while they both attended the Berklee ...more

Huw Bunford is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Huw "Bunf" Bunford is the guitarist in the rock band, Super Furry Animals.

Jack Mooring is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Jack Mooring is a member of the musical group, Leeland.

Jenny Hsu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Jenny Hsu Jenny Hsu is a member of the musical group, Other Lives.

Brad Vander Lugt is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Brad Vander Lugt is a member of the musical group, La Dispute.

Edward Lay is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Edward Lay is a musician.

Adam Vass is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Adam Vass is a member of the musical group, La Dispute.

Brian Talbot is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Brian Talbot is a musician, drummer and backing vocalist.

Chris Götte is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Chris Götte Chris Götte is a percussionist and backing vocalist.

Takahiro Yamada is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Backing Vocalists
Takahiro Yamada is the bass player and backing singer of the Japanese rock band Asian Kung-Fu Generation. Yamada met fellow band members Masafumi Gotō and Kensuke Kita while attending a music ...more