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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. (1572 items)
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Hilary Duff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Emmy Rossum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Cheryl Cole is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Stacy Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Heidi Montag is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Aly Michalka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Christina Milian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Ciara is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Bono is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Cassie Ventura is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Boy George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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Adele is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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