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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)
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Brad Paisley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Brad Douglas Paisley is an American country music singer-songwriter and musician. Starting with his 1999 debut album, Who Needs Pictures, he has released 10 studio albums and a Christmas ...more
Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, film producer, and author. He is known for his ...more
Adam Yauch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Adam Nathaniel Yauch was an American rapper, musician, film director, and human rights activist. He was best known as a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys. He was frequently known ...more
Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter, and stage actor. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana and raised in San Diego, California, he performed in amateur theatrical productions as a ...more
Billy Ray Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Musicians
William "Billy" Ray Cyrus is an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Having released twelve studio albums and forty-four singles since 1992, he is best known for his number one ...more
Benji Madden is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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
Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Brian Douglas Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the rock band the Beach Boys.
Björk is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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) 34 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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
Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. ...more
Bebe Neuwirth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Beatrice "Bebe" Neuwirth is an American actress, musician and dancer. She has worked in television and is known for her portrayal of Dr. Lilith Sternin, Dr. Frasier Crane's wife, on ...more
Benny Hill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Alfred Hawthorne Hill, known by his stage name Benny Hill, was an English comedian and actor, best remembered for his long-running television programme The Benny Hill Show.
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and occasional actor whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa ...more
Bret Michaels is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Bret Michael Sychak, professionally known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and reality television personality. The band has ...more
Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Musicians
David A. J. "Andy" Samberg is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. He is a member of the comedy group The Lonely Island and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, ...more
Berry Gordy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Berry Gordy, Jr. is an American record producer, and songwriter. He is best known as the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries.
Allen West is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Allen Bernard West is an American political commentator, former member of the United States House of Representatives, and retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. A member of the Republican Party, ...more
Billy West is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Musicians
William Richard "Billy" West is an American voice actor, singer and comedian best known for his voice-over work in a number of television series, films and commercials. He has done ...more
Alan Moore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Alan Moore is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history, ...more
Alan Jackson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Alan Eugene Jackson is an American singer, songwriter and musician, known for blending traditional honky tonk and mainstream country sounds and penning many of his own hits. He has recorded 15 ...more
A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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
Brian Eno is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI, professionally known as Brian Eno or simply Eno, is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, and visual artist, known ...more
Billy Corgan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Musicians
William Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. is an American musician, songwriter, producer, and poet, best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing ...more
Bruce Forsyth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE, commonly known as Bruce Forsyth, is an English television presenter and entertainer whose career spans 75 years. In 2012, the Guinness World Records ...more
Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & ...more