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List of Famous Musicians

Updated October 13, 2018 15.3k views1.7k items

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. {#nodes}
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  • Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Brittany Murphy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Bono is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Boy George is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Adele is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Bill Hicks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Billy Bob Thornton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Abigail Breslin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Bill Kaulitz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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  • Adam Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Musicians
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