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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)
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Christina MarĂ­a Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Staten Island, New York and raised in Rochester and Wexford, Pennsylvania, she appeared on the television series Star Search and The Mickey Mouse Club in her early years. After recording "Reflection", the theme for Disney's 1998 film Mulan, Aguilera signed with RCA Records and rose to prominence with her 1999 teen pop self-titled debut album, which debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and spawned the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Genie in a Bottle", "What a Girl Wants", and "Come On Over Baby". A year later, she released her first Spanish-language album Mi Reflejo, which sold over three ...more

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Hilary Duff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Hilary Erhard Duff is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model and fashion designer. Duff began her acting career at a young age, and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the starring titular character in the television series Lizzie McGuire. The series proved to be a hit, leading to a film adaptation of the series to be released. Duff began working on numerous projects with the Disney channel, including the film Cadet Kelly. She later began work on an album, releasing the Christmas themed Santa Claus Lane through Walt Disney Records. Upon signing with Hollywood Records, Duff began working on her second studio album, Metamorphosis. The album achieved critical and commercial success, ...more

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Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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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 stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million. In 2002, when she was 17 years old, Lavigne entered the music industry with her debut album Let Go, becoming one of the most popular pop punk artists, a reason she earned her reputation of a 'skater punk' persona and "pop punk princess". Since her professional debut she has sold more than 30 million albums and over 50 million singles worldwide. Let Go made Lavigne the youngest ...more

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Emmy Rossum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Emmanuelle Grey "Emmy" Rossum is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She has starred in movies including Songcatcher, An American Rhapsody, and Passionada. Her role in Mystic River garnered her wider recognition. She starred in the blockbuster film The Day After Tomorrow and received critical acclaim for her performance in The Phantom of the Opera. She has since starred in Poseidon, Dragonball: Evolution, Dare and Beautiful Creatures. In 2007, Rossum released her debut album, Inside Out. She also released a Christmas EP the same year, titled Carol of the Bells. In 2013 she released a follow up album called Sentimental Journey. She currently stars as Fiona Gallagher, the main ...more

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