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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 (born January 25, 1981), known professionally as Alicia Keys, is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. A classically-trained pianist, Keys was composing songs by age ...more

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as bass player for the Beatles. His ...more

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Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Steven Tyler (born Steven Victor Tallarico; March 26, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and former television panelist. He is best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock ...more

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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her ...more

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer-songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a recording contract with XL Recordings. In 2007, she ...more

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Nelly Furtado is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Nelly Kim Furtado (, Portuguese: [fuɾˈtaðu]; born December 2, 1978) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Furtado first gained fame with her debut album, Whoa, Nelly! (2000), which was a ...more

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Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), known professionally as Kid Rock, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician, record producer, and actor. In a career spanning over 20 ...more

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Sting is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English musician and actor. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band the ...more

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Lenny Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Leonard Albert Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. His "retro" style incorporates elements of rock, blues, ...more

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, dancer, actor, and filmmaker. With a career spanning four decades, Prince was ...more

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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Stevland Hardaway Morris (born May 13, 1950), better known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. A prominent figure in popular music, ...more

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Trent Reznor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Michael Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and film score composer. He is the founder, lead vocalist, and principal songwriter of the ...more

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Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the drummer and later became singer of ...more

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Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Amy Lynn Hartzler (née Lee; born December 13, 1981), known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock ...more

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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016) was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the ...more

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Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Christopher Anthony John Martin (born 2 March 1977) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and philanthropist. He is the lead singer and co-founder of the rock band ...more

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Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Elena Jane Goulding (born 30 December 1986) is an English singer and songwriter. Her career began when she met record producers Starsmith and Frankmusik, and she was later spotted by Jamie ...more

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Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Pharrell Lanscilo Williams (; born April 5, 1973) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Williams and Chad Hugo formed the record production duo The Neptunes in 1992, ...more

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Skylar Grey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Holly Brook Hafermann (born February 23, 1986), known professionally as Skylar Grey, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and model from Mazomanie, Wisconsin. In 2004, at the age ...more
Ben Harper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Benjamin Chase Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Harper plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae, and rock music and is known ...more

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R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Richie's style of ballads with the Commodores and in his solo career launched him ...more

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Björk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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Billie Joe Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
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Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Multi-instrumentalists
David Eric Grohl (born January 14, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and director. He is the founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and primary songwriter of the rock band Foo ...more

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