Songs 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)

Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Christina Aguilera Christina María 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 ...more

Hilary Duff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Hilary Duff 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 ...more

Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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

Emmy Rossum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Emmy Rossum 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 ...more

Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Demi Lovato Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American actress, singer, and songwriter who made her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends. In 2008, Lovato rose to prominence in the ...more

Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Gwen Stefani Gwen Renée Stefani is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band No Doubt. During the band's hiatus, Stefani ...more

Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Carrie Underwood Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Underwood has set and broke several records ...more

Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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

Cheryl Cole is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Cheryl Cole Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini is an English recording artist, dancer, and television personality who is known by the mononym Cheryl in the context of her recording promotions. She rose to fame in ...more

Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Chris Brown Christopher Maurice Brown "Chris" Brown is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was ...more

Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Courtney Love Courtney Michelle Love is an American alternative rock singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and visual artist. Prolific in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s as the frontwoman of Hole, ...more

Fergie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Fergie Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, rapper, television host, and actress. She is the female vocalist for the hip hop group The Black Eyed ...more

Heidi Montag is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Heidi Montag Heidi Blair Pratt is an American television personality, singer, fashion designer, and author. Born and raised in Crested Butte, Colorado, she befriended Lauren Conrad in 2005. In 2006, Montag ...more

Aly Michalka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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

Elton John is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since ...more

Christina Milian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Christina Milian Christine Flores, better known as Christina Milian, is an American actress and singer-songwriter. At the age of 19, Milian signed a contract with Def Jam. In 2001, Milian released her ...more

Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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

Ciara is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Ciara Ciara Princess Harris, known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and fashion model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world ...more

Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Hayley Williams Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter and musician who is best known as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the American rock band Paramore.

Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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) 21 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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

Cassie Ventura is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Cassie Ventura Casandra Elizabeth Ventura, known mononymously as Cassie, is an American recording artist, dancer, actress and model. Born in New London, Connecticut, she began her career as a result of meeting ...more

Boy George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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

Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Dolly Parton Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, actress, author, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. Her career began as a child performer ...more

Adele is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
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

Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Freddie Mercury 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
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

Carla Bruni is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Carla Bruni 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 Streisand 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
Geri Halliwell 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 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

Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Singer-songwriters
Billy Joel 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 Duff 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 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 Norwood 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
Bruno Mars 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 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 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
Dave Mustaine 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 Morissette 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
George Michael 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 Bunton 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
Ellie Goulding 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
Bing Crosby 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 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
Skylar Grey 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 Criss 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
Bobby Brown 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 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 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