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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
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 ...more
Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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 ...more
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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 ...more
Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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
Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Walter Bruce Willis is an American actor, producer and singer. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage and then in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison in Moonlighting. He ...more
Aly Michalka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Alyson Renae "Aly" Michalka is an American actress and recording artist. Michalka gained fame for playing the role of Keely Teslow in the Disney Channel original series Phil of the ...more
Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Brittany Murphy-Monjack, known professionally as Brittany Murphy, was an American film and stage actress, singer, and voice artist. Murphy, a native of Atlanta, moved to Los Angeles as a ...more
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Musicians
William James "Bill" Murray is an American actor and comedian. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live for which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in comedy ...more
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the ...more
Andy Dick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Andrew Roane "Andy" Dick is an American comedian, actor, musician and television/film producer. He is best known as a comic but is also known for his eccentric and controversial ...more
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Musicians
W. Axl Rose is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is the lead vocalist and only remaining original member of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Due to his powerful and wide vocal ...more
Bono is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the ...more
Boy George is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Boy George is a British singer-songwriter, who was part of the English New Romantic movement which emerged in the late 1970s to the early 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, ...more
Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Adam Noah Levine is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5. Born and raised in Los Angeles, ...more
Adele is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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
Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Musicians
William Melvin "Bill" Hicks was an American comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and ...more
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group the ...more
Billy Bob Thornton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, filmmaker, and singer-songwriter. Thornton made his first break with co-writing and starring in the 1992 thriller One False Move and came to ...more
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and humanitarian. He is best known for his work with his E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", Springsteen ...more
Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Musicians
George Robert "Bob" Newhart is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album ...more
Abigail Breslin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Abigail Kathleen Breslin is an American actress. She appeared in her first commercial when she was three years old, and in her first film, Signs, at the age of five. Her other film roles include ...more
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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
Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Musicians
William "Billy" Connolly, CBE is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname "The Big Yin". ...more
Bill Kaulitz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Bill Kaulitz is a German singer, songwriter, voice actor, designer, and model. He is best known for his work from 2001 to the present as the lead singer of the band Tokio Hotel.
Adam Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Musicians
DJ AM was an American DJ, remixer, record producer and musician. Goldstein was a member of the rock band Crazy Town, co-owner of a management company called Deckstar and worked on albums for ...more