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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 is an American jazz drummer.
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Nels Cline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Twin Musicians
Noise, Jazz fusion, Noise music
Nels Courtney Cline is an American guitarist and composer. He first came to prominence in the 1980s playing jazz, often in collaboration with his identical twin brother Alex Cline, a drummer. ...more
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Kelley Deal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Twin Musicians
Alternative rock
Kelley Deal is an American musician. The identical twin sister of Kim Deal, she is the lead guitarist of The Breeders, besides having a solo career.
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Kim Deal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Twin Musicians
Rock music, Alternative rock
Kimberley Ann Deal, known as Kim Deal, is an American singer, songwriter and musician, best known as the former bassist and backup vocalist of the alternative rock band Pixies, and the lead ...more
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Aaron Dessner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Twin Musicians
Aaron Brooking Dessner is a Brooklyn-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is best known as a member of the acclaimed rock band The National. Aaron writes the majority of the ...more
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Bryce Dessner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Twin Musicians
Film score
Bryce David Dessner is a Brooklyn based composer, guitarist, and curator primarily known as a member of the Grammy Award-nominated band The National. In addition to his work with The National, ...more
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Robin Gibb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Twin Musicians
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop
Robin Hugh Gibb, CBE was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, best known as a member of the Bee Gees. He gained worldwide fame with his brothers Barry and Maurice Gibb. Besides, ...more
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Maurice Gibb is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Twin Musicians
Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul
Maurice Ernest Gibb, CBE was a British musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international fame in the Bee Gees. Although his brothers Barry and Robin Gibb were the ...more
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Matt Goss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Twin Musicians
Matthew Weston "Matt" Goss is an English singer-songwriter and musician, currently based in Los Angeles. He was the lead singer of 1980s pop group Bros, which also featured his twin ...more
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Luke Goss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Twin Musicians
Luke Damon Goss is an English actor. He has appeared in numerous films including Blade II as Jared Nomak, One Night with the King as King Xerxes, Hellboy II: The Golden Army as Prince Nuada, ...more
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Ryan Jarman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Twin Musicians
Power pop, Punk rock, Indie rock
Ryan James Jarman is the guitarist and vocalist with English lo-fi indie rock band The Cribs. Jarman now resides in Brooklyn, New York.
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Gary Jarman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Twin Musicians
Power pop, Punk rock, Indie rock
Gary John Jarman is a British multi-instrumentalist, best known for being bassist and singer in the Wakefield music group The Cribs. The band consists of his twin brother Ryan and his younger ...more
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Ben Johnston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Twin Musicians
Benjamin Burwell Johnston, Jr. is a composer of contemporary music in just intonation: "one of the foremost composers of microtonal music". He was called, "one of the best ...more
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James Johnstone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Twin Musicians
Rock music, New Prog, Experimental rock
James Robert Johnston 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 his name as such.
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Bill Kaulitz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Twin Musicians
Pop punk, Synthpop, Emo
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.
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Tom Kaulitz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Twin Musicians
Pop punk, Synthpop, Emo
Tom Kaulitz (born September 1, 1989) is a German musician and the guitarist of the band Tokio Hotel. He has an identical twin brother, Bill, who is the lead singer of the band.
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Nathan Leone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Twin Musicians
Pop punk, Post-grunge, Alternative rock
Nathan Daniel Leone was the lead singer of rock band Madina Lake. He was born on May 13, 1981. Nathan is three minutes younger than his identical twin Matthew Leone, who played bass in Madina
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Matthew Leone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Twin Musicians
Pop punk, Post-grunge, Alternative rock
Matthew Jon Leone was the bassist of rock band Madina Lake. He was born on May 13, 1981. Matthew is three minutes older than his identical twin Nathan Leone, who was the lead vocalist in Madina
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Benji Madden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Twin Musicians
Pop punk, Ska punk, Pop rock
Benjamin Levi "Benji" Madden is an American guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and producer. He is the guitarist for the band Good Charlotte, as well as pop rock collaboration The Madden ...more
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Joel Madden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Twin Musicians
Pop punk, Alternative hip hop, Dance-punk
Joel Rueben Madden is the lead vocalist for the American pop punk band Good Charlotte, as well as a record producer, actor, DJ, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He is married to television ...more
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Wendy Melvoin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Twin Musicians
Wendy Melvoin New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
Wendy Melvoin 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 collaboration with Lisa Coleman as one ...more
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Susannah Melvoin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Twin Musicians
Susannah Melvoin 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 sister of musician Wendy ...more
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Gunnar Nelson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Twin Musicians
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music
Gunnar Eric Nelson is an American musician, singer, and songwriter and international multi-platinum recording artist.
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Matthew Nelson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Twin Musicians
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music
Matthew Gray Nelson is an American singer-songwriter, musician and international multi-platinum recording artist. He is the son of actress Kristin Harmon and the late teen idol Ricky Nelson. ...more
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Charles Panozzo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Twin Musicians
Charles Panozzo