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A list of twin musicians, with photos! This list includes both fraternal and identical twins. Only 2% of the world's population are twins, and only 0.2% are identical twins. Why have a singleton when you can double the kids for double the fun? Twin singers are extra rare, but there are many twins music groups and bands with twins to learn about here.

To this day, twins are considered exotic. Couples trying for their first child often muse that fraternal twins (one boy, one girl) would be ideal. In scientific terms, identical twins are known as "monozygotic" and fraternal twins as "dizygotic". While twins may be unusual, some researchers suggest that as many as 1 in 8 pregnancies begin as twins, however, only one fetus is brought to full term as the other disintegrates. This is known as "Vanishing Twin Syndrome." There is also such a thing as semi-identical twins in which the twins inherit identical genes from their mother, but different genes from their father.

This list includes all types of twins, male and female, and they have all done something notable in the world of music.
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Alex Cline is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Twin Musicians
Alex Cline (born January 4, 1956) is an American jazz drummer.
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Nels Cline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Noise, Jazz fusion & Noise music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Sad, The Inkling, Destroy All Nels Cline, New Monastery: A View into the Music of Andrew Hill, Angelica, + more

Nels Courtney Cline (born January 4, 1956) is an American guitarist and composer. He has been the guitarist for the band Wilco since 2004. In the 1980s he played jazz, often in collaboration ...more
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Kelley Deal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Boom! Boom! Boom!, Go to the Sugar Altar

Kelley Jeannine Deal (born June 10, 1961) is an American musician. She has been lead guitarist and co-vocalist of The Breeders since 1992, and has formed her own side-projects with bands such as ...more
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Kim Deal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Rock music and Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Walking With a Killer

Kimberley Ann Deal (born June 10, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter. She rose to prominence as bassist and co-vocalist in the alternative rock band the Pixies, before forming the Breeders ...more

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Aaron Dessner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Twin Musicians

Albums: Music for Heart and Breath

Aaron Brooking Dessner (born April 23, 1976) is an American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is best known as a member of the rock band The National, and co-founder of ...more
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Bryce Dessner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Twin Musicians
Bryce David Dessner (born April 23, 1976) is an American composer and guitarist based in Paris, also known as a member of the rock band the National. Dessner's brother Aaron is also a member of ...more
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Robin Gibb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul & Synthpop; Nationality: Isle of Man

Albums: Magnet, Sing Slowly Sisters, The Titanic Requiem, Robin's Reign, How Old Are You, + more

Robin Hugh Gibb (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012) was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, who gained worldwide fame as a member of the pop group the Bee Gees with older brother ...more

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Maurice Gibb is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock & Blue-eyed soul; Nationality: Isle of Man

Albums: A Breed Apart

Maurice Ernest Gibb (; 22 December 1949 – 12 January 2003) was a British musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, who achieved fame as a member of the pop group Bee Gees. Although his ...more

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Matt Goss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Twin Musicians

Albums: Early Side of Later, Life You Imagine, The Key, The Key

Matthew Weston Goss (born 29 September 1968) is an English singer-songwriter and musician, currently based in Las Vegas. He is the lead singer of 1980s pop group Bros, which also features his ...more
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Luke Goss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Twin Musicians
Luke Damon Goss (born 29 September 1968) is an English actor, and drummer of the 1980s band Bros. He has appeared in numerous films including Blade II (2002) as Jared Nomak, One Night with the ...more
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Ryan Jarman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Power pop, Punk rock & Indie rock; Nationality: United Kingdom
Ryan James Jarman (born 20 October 1980 in Wakefield, United Kingdom) is the guitarist and vocalist with English lo-fi indie rock band The Cribs.
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Gary Jarman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Power pop, Punk rock & Indie rock; Nationality: United Kingdom
Gary John Jarman is a British multi-instrumentalist, best known for being bassist and singer in the Wakefield music group The Cribs. Formed in 2002, The Cribs have released six albums to date, ...more
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Ben Johnston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Twin Musicians

Albums: String Quartets Nos. 2, 3, 4 & 9 (Kepler Quartet)

Benjamin Burwell Johnston Jr. (March 15, 1926 – July 21, 2019) was an American contemporary music composer using just intonation. He was called "one of the foremost composers of microtonal ...more
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James Johnstone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Rock music, New Prog & Experimental rock; Nationality: Scotland
James Robert Johnston (born 25 April 1980) is a bassist, vocalist, and songwriter, best known for his work with Scottish group Biffy Clyro. He is also known as Jim or Jimbo and sometimes signs ...more
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Bill Kaulitz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Pop punk, Synthpop & Emo; Nationality: Germany
Bill Kaulitz (born September 1, 1989), also known mononymously as Billy (stylized as BILLY) for his solo act, is a German singer, songwriter, voice actor, designer, and model. He is best known ...more

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Tom Kaulitz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Pop punk, Synthpop & Emo; Nationality: Germany
Tokio Hotel is a German pop rock band, founded in 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom Kaulitz, drummer Gustav Schäfer, and bassist Georg Listing. Its sound encompasses multiple ...more
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Nathan Leone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Pop punk, Post-grunge & Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America
Nathan Daniel Leone ( lee-OHN-ee) is a songwriter and the lead singer of rock band Madina Lake. He was born on May 31, 1975. Nathan is three minutes younger than his identical twin Matthew ...more
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Matthew Leone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Pop punk, Post-grunge & Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America
Matthew Jon Leone ( lee-OHN-ee) is the bassist of rock band Madina Lake. He was born on May 31, 1975. Matthew is three minutes older than his identical twin Nathan Leone, who is the lead ...more
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Benji Madden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Pop punk, Ska punk & Pop rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Come Back Down

Benjamin Levi Madden (né Combs; born March 11, 1979) is an American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. He is the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the band Good ...more

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Joel Madden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Pop punk, Alternative hip hop & Dance-punk; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: City of Sin

Joel Rueben Madden (né Combs; March 11, 1979) is the lead vocalist for the American pop punk band Good Charlotte, as well as a record producer, actor, DJ, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. ...more

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Wendy Melvoin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: New Wave, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
Wendy Ann Melvoin (born January 26, 1964) is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter, best known for her work with Prince as part of his backing band The Revolution, and for her ...more
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Susannah Melvoin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Twin Musicians
Susannah Melvoin (born January 26, 1964) is an American vocalist and songwriter, best known for her association with Prince in the mid-1980s. Coming from a musical family, Melvoin is the twin ...more
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Gunnar Nelson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Sonic Heroes Official Soundtrack

Gunnar Nelson may refer to: Gunnar Nelson (musician), an American musician, singer, and songwriter Gunnar Nelson (fighter), an Icelandic mixed martial artist
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Matthew Nelson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Twin Musicians
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
Nelson is an American rock band founded by singer/songwriters Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (twin sons of Ricky Nelson and Kristin Nelson). The band achieved success during the early 1990s with ...more
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Charles Panozzo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Twin Musicians
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