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List of Famous Singer-songwriters

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

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From reputable, prominent, and well known singer-songwriters to the lesser known singer-songwriters of today, these are some of the best professionals in the singer-songwriter field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous singer-songwriters ever?" and "What are the names of famous singer-songwriters?" then you're in the right place. (1575 items)
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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Freddie Mercury was a British singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona ...more
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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
Carla Bruni is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Carla Bruni, now known by her name of use Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, is an Italian-French singer-songwriter and former model. She is married to former French president and Co-Prince of Andorra Nicolas ...more
Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Barbra Joan Streisand is an American singer, songwrighter, actress, director, writer, composer, producer, designer, author, photographer, and activist. During a career spanning six decades, she ...more
Geri Halliwell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Geraldine Estelle "Geri" Halliwell is an English pop singer-songwriter, clothes designer, author and actress. Halliwell came to international prominence in the 1990s as Ginger Spice, a ...more
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth ...more
Haylie Duff is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Haylie Katherine Duff is an American actress, television presenter, author, singer, songwriter, film producer, businesswoman and food blogger. She is the older sister of actress and ...more
Fiona Apple is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and record producer. Classically trained on piano as a child, Apple began composing her own songs when she was eight years ...more
Brandy Norwood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979), known professionally as Brandy, is an American R singer-songwriter, record producer, television entertainer, actress, and film producer. In 2009, ...more
Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, voice actor, and choreographer. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii ...more
Ashanti is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. Ashanti is most famous for her eponymous debut album, which featured the hit song ...more
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
George Harrison, MBE was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. ...more
Dave Mustaine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
David Scott "Dave" Mustaine is an American musician. He was the original lead guitarist for the American heavy metal band Metallica and is the co-founder, rhythm and lead guitarist, ...more
Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for ...more
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, widely known by his stage name George Michael, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to superstardom during the ...more
Emma Bunton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Emma Lee Bunton is an English pop singer, best known as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls formed in the 1990s. Bunton is known as Baby Spice as she is the youngest member. In 2009 she ...more
Ellie Goulding is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her career began when she met record producer Starsmith and Frankmusik, and she was later ...more
Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, ...more
Bill Kaulitz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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.
Skylar Grey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Holly Brook Hafermann, who goes by the stage name Skylar Grey, is an American singer and songwriter from Mazomanie, Wisconsin. In 2004, under the moniker Holly Brook, at the age of 17, she ...more
Darren Criss is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Darren Everett Criss is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and musician. One of the founding members and co-owners of StarKid Productions, a musical theater company based in Chicago, ...more
Bobby Brown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Robert Barisford "Bobby" Brown is an American R&B singer-songwriter, rapper, dancer, and actor. Brown started his career as one of the frontmen of the R&B/pop group New ...more
Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Emilie Autumn Liddell, better known by her stage name Emilie Autumn, is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and violinist. Autumn draws influence for her music—the style of which she has ...more
Emmylou Harris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Emmylou Harris is an American singer and songwriter. She has released many popular albums and singles over the course of her career, and as of 2015 she has won 13 Grammys as well as numerous ...more