50+ Musicians of Irish Descent

This list of famous musicians of Irish descent is loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Many famous musicians are of Irish descent. Some of them have a mixed heritage while others are 100 percent Irish. Singers and musicians of Irish descent have had successful careers in rock, punk, and pop music. Several Grammy Award winners are of Irish ancestry as well.

Who is the most famous musician of Irish descent? Britney Spears tops this list. The “Toxic” singer is of primarily English descent, but she also has Maltese, Scottish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Irish, French, Welsh and Italian ancestry. She made her TV debut on the talent competition program "Star Search" and was a member of the Mickey Mouse Club as well.

Many Irish musicians have won Grammy Awards. Justin Timberlake has won 6 Grammys thus far in his career and is of English, Scottish, Irish, German, Dutch and Norwegian descent. Other Grammy Award winning Irish musicians include Bono, Elvis Presley, and Shania Twain, among others.

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