Bands/Musicians List of Famous Musicians

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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 Diaz 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 Lavigne 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 Sandler 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 Keys 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
Bruce Willis 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
Aly Michalka 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 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
Bill Murray 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 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
Andy Dick 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
Axl Rose 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
Bono 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 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 Levine 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 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
Bill Hicks 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
Bob Marley 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 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 Springsteen 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
Bob Newhart 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 Breslin 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 Lee 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
Billy Connolly 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 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
Adam Goldstein 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

Brad Paisley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Brad Paisley 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

"Weird Al" Yankovic 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 Yauch 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 Lambert 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
Billy Ray Cyrus 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
Benji Madden 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 Wilson 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 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 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 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
Bebe Neuwirth 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
Benny Hill 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 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 Michaels Bret Michael Sychak, professionally known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and reality television personality. He first ...more

Andy Samberg is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Musicians
Andy Samberg 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 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 West 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
Billy West 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 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 Jackson 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
A. R. Rahman 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 Eno 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
Billy Corgan 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
Bruce Forsyth 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
Art Garfunkel 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