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

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From reputable, prominent, and well known multi-instrumentalists to the lesser known multi-instrumentalists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the multi-instrumentalist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous multi-instrumentalists ever?" and "What are the names of famous multi-instrumentalists?" then you're in the right place. (624 items)
Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial ...more

Age: 36

Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Credits: Men in Black, The Great Gatsby, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Ali

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#11 on The Best Current Female Singers

#20 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#27 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: North West England, Walton, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom, + more

Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Businessperson, Record producer, Television director, + more

Credits: A Hard Day's Night, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, American Hustle, Vanilla Sky

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#44 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#7 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#10 on The Best Singers of All Time

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Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the frontman of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is known as the "Demon of Screamin'" ...more

Age: 69

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

Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, + more

Credits: American Idol, Charlie's Angels, Shanghai Noon, Sex and the City

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#8 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#44 on The Best Singers of All Time

#39 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

#8 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. Her career began as a child performer on the radio, then recording a few singles from the age of 13. Relocating to Nashville at age 18 in 1964, ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Sevierville, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Record producer, Musician, Film Producer, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: The Porter Wagoner Show, Transamerica, Moulin Rouge!, Sweet Home Alabama

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#53 on The Best Singers of All Time

#40 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#9 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

#33 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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