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

Paris Hilton and Jimi Hendrix are only the beginning of the people on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known musicians to the lesser known musicians of today, these are some of the best professionals in the musician field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous musicians ever?" and "What are the names of famous musicians?" then you're in the right place. (1698 items)
Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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Cameron Michelle Diaz is an American actress, producer and former fashion model. She rose to stardom in the 1990s with roles in The Mask, My Best Friend's Wedding and There's Something About Mary. Other high-profile credits include Charlie's Angels and its sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: There's Something About Mary, Shrek, Gangs of New York, Being John Malkovich

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#88 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

#64 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#90 on The Best Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#19 on The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

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Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian-French singer and songwriter. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, and spent most of her youth in the town of Napanee. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more ...more

Age: 32

Birthplace: Belleville, Canada

Profession: Fashion designer, Record producer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Alice in Wonderland, Bruce Almighty, American Wedding, Eragon

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#25 on The Best Current Female Singers

#94 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#67 on The Most Powerful Women In The World

#53 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office. He is best known for ...more

Age: 50

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

Profession: Songwriter, Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore

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#33 on The Funniest People of All Time

#74 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#11 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

#49 on Celebrities Who Just Seem Crazy to You

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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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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#47 on The Best Singers of All Time

#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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