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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Prince and Stevie Wonder.

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
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 ...more

Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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 ...more

Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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 ...more

Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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 ...more

Adele is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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

Nelly Furtado is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Nelly Kim Furtado is a Canadian singer and songwriter. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide and more than 20 million singles, bringing her total sales to over 40 million records around the ...more

Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Robert James Ritchie, known by his stage name Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor. His 1998 studio album Devil Without a Cause sold 13 ...more

Sting is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known on stage as Sting, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor and philanthropist. He was principal songwriter, lead ...more

Lenny Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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) 10 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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

Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of ...more

Trent Reznor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, he has led the industrial ...more

Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins, LVO, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and actor. He gained fame as both the drummer and lead singer for the ...more

Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist. She is co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence. She cites ...more

George Michael is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, widely known by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to superstardom during the ...more

Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer-songwriter, the lead vocalist, and co-founder of the band Coldplay.

Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her career began when she met record producer Starsmith and Frankmusik, and she was later ...more

Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Pharrell Williams, also known simply as Pharrell, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo the ...more

Skylar Grey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Holly Brook Hafermann, who goes by the stage name Skylar Grey, is an American singer and songwriter from Mazomanie, Wisconsin. In 2004, under the moniker Holly Brook, at the age of 17, she ...more

Ben Harper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Benjamin Chase "Ben" Harper is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Harper plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae and rock music and is known for his ...more

R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper and former professional basketball player. A native of Chicago, Illinois, ...more

Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown Records. ...more

Björk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and occasional actress. She initially became known as ...more

Billie Joe Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Billie Joe Armstrong is an American singer, songwriter, musician, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He is best known as the lead vocalist, principal songwriter, and guitarist of the ...more

Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer who is best known as the former drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the ...more

John Legend is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He has won nine Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe and one Academy Award. In 2007, ...more

A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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

Madlib is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Otis Jackson Jr., known professionally as Madlib, is an American DJ, multi-instrumentalist, rapper, and music producer. He is one of the most prolific and critically acclaimed hip hop producers ...more

Jack White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Jack White is an American musician, record producer, and occasional actor. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the The White Stripes, although he has had success in other bands ...more

Sarah McLachlan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC, OBC is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter, and pianist. Known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, as of 2009, she has sold over 40 million ...more

Damon Albarn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Damon Albarn is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is the frontman of the Alternative rock band Blur as well as co-founder, vocalist and ...more

Lionel Hampton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Lionel Leo Hampton was an American jazz vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist, bandleader and actor. Hampton worked with jazz musicians from Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich to ...more

Pete Townshend is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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

John Frusciante is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
John Anthony Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, producer and composer. He is best known as the former guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, from 1988 until 1992, and again ...more

Gotye is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Wouter Andre "Wally" De Backer, better known as Gotye, is a Belgian-Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. The name "Gotye" is a pronunciation respelling of ...more

Vince Gill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Vincent Grant "Vince" Gill is an American country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has achieved commercial success and fame both as frontman to the country rock band ...more

Ville Valo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Ville Hermanni Valo is a Finnish singer, songwriter, artist, and multi instrumentalist. He is the frontman of the Finnish rock band HIM. Valo has a baritone voice type and has maintained a wide ...more

D'Angelo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Michael Eugene Archer, better known by his stage name D'Angelo, is an American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.

Patrick Stump is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Patrick Martin Stumph, known professionally as Patrick Vaughn Stump, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, actor and music critic, best known as the lead vocalist, ...more

Andrea Bocelli is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM is an Italian classical tenor, recording artist and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became blind at the age of 12 following an association football ...more

André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
André Lauren Benjamin, better known by his stage name André 3000, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor, best known for being ...more

Cat Stevens is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. His 1967 debut album reached ...more

Peaches is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Merrill Beth Nisker, better known by her stage name Peaches, is a Canadian electronic musician and performance artist who lives in Berlin, Germany. Her songs are noted for disregarding ...more

Joshua Homme is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Joshua Michael "Josh" Homme is an American musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He is the founder and only continuous member of the rock band ...more

Matthew Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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

Bruce Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Bruce Randall Hornsby is an American singer and keyboardist known for the spontaneity and creativity of his live performances. Hornsby draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, ...more

Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Beck Hansen, known by the stage name Beck, is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style, ...more

Ricky Skaggs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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.

St. Vincent is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Anne Erin "Annie" Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. She began her music career as a member of ...more

Richie Sambora is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora is an American rock guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter who was longtime lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for thirty years. He and ...more