List of Famous Singers

famous singers list

The list of famous singers on this page encompasses biographical sketches of the leading singers of the past and present; in a wide variety of musical genres, including blues, country, folk, funk, gospel, opera, pop, reggae, rhythm and blues, rock, and soul.

You may explore the list and click a particular singer to learn about his/her life, career and achievements. The given list may be sorted genre-wise or you may view it in an alphabetical order.
 


 

 


 

SORT BY GENRES

ARABIC

Abdel Halim Hafez
Umm Kulthum

BLUES

B.B. King
Bobby Bland
Bonnie Raitt
Dinah Washington
Etta James
Howlin’ Wolf
John Lee Hooker
LaVern Baker
Muddy Waters
Solomon Burke

COUNTRY

Alison Krauss
Dolly Parton
George Jones
Hank Williams
Johnny Cash
Merle Haggard
Patsy Cline
Shania Twain
Taylor Swift
Willie Nelson

DISCO

Donna Summer

EASTERN

Lata Mangeshkar
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

FOLK

Bob Dylan
David Crosby
Emmylou Harris
Joni Mitchell
Leonard Cohen
Ray LaMontagne
Tim Buckley

GOSPEL

Dionne Warwick

JAZZ

Billie Holiday
Darlene Love
Ella Fitzgerald
Jimmy Scott
Johnny Hartman
Katie Melua
Lena Horne
Nana Mouskouri
Nina Simone
Norah Jones
Sarah Vaughan

OPERA

Enrico Caruso
José Carreras
Leontyne Price
Luciano Pavarotti
Maria Callas
Plácido Domingo
Renata Tebaldi

POP

Agnetha Fältskog
Anastacia
Annie Lennox
Antony Hegarty
Avril Lavigne
Ayumi Hamasaki
Britney Spears
Carole King
Celine Dion
Christina Aguilera
Dido
Dusty Springfield
Fergie
Frank Sinatra
George Michael
Gwen Stefani
Harry Nilsson
Hikaru Utada
Janet Jackson
Jennifer Lopez
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake
Karen Carpenter
Kate Bush
Katy Perry
Kelly Clarkson
Kylie Minogue
Lady Gaga
Laura Nyro
Leona Lewis
Madonna
Michael Jackson
Miley Cyrus
Mylène Farmer
Nelly Furtado
Olivia Newton-John
Prince
Robbie Williams
Rufus Wainwright
Scott Walker
Shakira
Tom Jones

R&B

Alicia Keys
Beyoncé Knowles
Diana Ross
Lauryn Hill
Levi Stubbs
Little Richard
Luther Vandross
Mariah Carey
Marvin Gaye
Mary J. Blige
Mavis Staples
Natasha Bedingfield
Patti LaBelle
Ray Charles
Rihanna
Ruth Brown
Sam Moore
Smokey Robinson
Tina Turner
Whitney Houston

REGGAE

Bob Marley
Horace Andy
Toots Hibbert

ROCK

Amy Lee
Ann Wilson
Art Garfunkel
Axl Rose
Barry Gibb
Beth Gibbons
Björk
Bon Scott
Bono
Brian Wilson
Bruce Springsteen
Bryan Ferry
Buddy Holly
Carl Wilson
Carly Simon
Cat Stevens
Chris Cornell
Chuck Berry
Dave Gahan
David Bowie
Dion DiMucci
Don Everly
Don Henley
Elizabeth Fraser
Elvis Costello
Elvis Presley
Eric Burdon
Frank Black
Frankie Valli
Freddie Mercury
Gregg Allman
Ian Curtis
Ian Gillan
Ian McCulloch
Iggy Pop
Jack White
James Taylor
Janis Joplin
Jeff Buckley
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jim Morrison
Joe Cocker
Joe Strummer
John Fogerty
John Lennon
John Lydon
Kurt Cobain
Levon Helm
Liam Gallagher
Lou Reed
Meat Loaf
Michael Stipe
Mick Jagger
Morrissey
Neil Young
Nick Cave
Nico
Patti Smith
Paul McCartney
Paul Rodgers
Paul Weller
Phil Everly
PJ Harvey
Richard Ashcroft
Robert Plant
Rod Stewart
Roger Daltrey
Ronnie Spector
Roy Orbison
Steve Perry
Steve Winwood
Steven Tyler
Stevie Nicks
Thom Yorke
Tom Waits
Tori Amos
Van Morrison

SOUL

Al Green
Aretha Franklin
David Ruffin
Donny Hathaway
Gladys Knight
Jackie Wilson
James Brown
Otis Redding
Sam Cooke
Sly Stone
Stevie Wonder
Wilson Pickett

 

SORT BY ALPHABETICAL ORDER

A

Abdel Halim Hafez
Agnetha Fältskog
Al Green
Alicia Keys
Alison Krauss
Amy Lee
Anastacia
Ann Wilson
Annie Lennox
Antony Hegarty
Aretha Franklin
Art Garfunkel
Avril Lavigne
Axl Rose
Ayumi Hamasaki

B

B.B. King
Barry Gibb
Beth Gibbons
Beyoncé Knowles
Billie Holiday
Björk
Bob Dylan
Bob Marley
Bobby Bland
Bon Scott
Bonnie Raitt
Bono
Brian Wilson
Britney Spears
Bruce Springsteen
Bryan Ferry
Buddy Holly

C

Carl Wilson
Carly Simon
Carole King
Cat Stevens
Celine Dion
Chris Cornell
Christina Aguilera
Chuck Berry

D

Darlene Love
Dave Gahan
David Bowie
David Crosby
David Ruffin
Diana Ross
Dido
Dinah Washington
Dion DiMucci
Dionne Warwick
Dolly Parton
Don Everly
Don Henley
Donna Summer
Donny Hathaway
Dusty Springfield

E

Elizabeth Fraser
Ella Fitzgerald
Elvis Costello
Elvis Presley
Emmylou Harris
Enrico Caruso
Eric Burdon
Etta James

F

Fergie
Frank Black
Frank Sinatra
Frankie Valli
Freddie Mercury

G

George Jones
George Michael
Gladys Knight
Gregg Allman
Gwen Stefani

H

Hank Williams
Harry Nilsson
Hikaru Utada
Horace Andy
Howlin’ Wolf

I

Ian Curtis
Ian Gillan
Ian McCulloch
Iggy Pop

J

Jack White
Jackie Wilson
James Brown
James Taylor
Janet Jackson
Janis Joplin
Jeff Buckley
Jennifer Lopez
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jim Morrison
Jimmy Scott
Joe Cocker
Joe Strummer
John Fogerty
John Lee Hooker
John Lennon
John Lydon
Johnny Cash
Johnny Hartman
Joni Mitchell
José Carreras
Justin Bieber
Justin Timberlake

K

Karen Carpenter
Kate Bush
Katie Melua
Katy Perry
Kelly Clarkson
Kurt Cobain
Kylie Minogue

L

Lady Gaga
Lata Mangeshkar
Laura Nyro
Lauryn Hill
LaVern Baker
Lena Horne
Leona Lewis
Leonard Cohen
Leontyne Price
Levi Stubbs
Levon Helm
Liam Gallagher
Little Richard
Lou Reed
Luciano Pavarotti
Luther Vandross

M

Madonna
Maria Callas
Mariah Carey
Marvin Gaye
Mary J. Blige
Mavis Staples
Meat Loaf
Merle Haggard
Michael Jackson
Michael Stipe
Mick Jagger
Miley Cyrus
Morrissey
Muddy Waters
Mylène Farmer

N

Nana Mouskouri
Natasha Bedingfield
Neil Young
Nelly Furtado
Nick Cave
Nico
Nina Simone
Norah Jones
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

O

Olivia Newton-John
Otis Redding

P

Patsy Cline
Patti LaBelle
Patti Smith
Paul McCartney
Paul Rodgers
Paul Weller
Phil Everly
PJ Harvey
Plácido Domingo
Prince

R

Ray Charles
Ray LaMontagne
Renata Tebaldi
Richard Ashcroft
Rihanna
Robbie Williams
Robert Plant
Rod Stewart
Roger Daltrey
Ronnie Spector
Roy Orbison
Rufus Wainwright
Ruth Brown

S

Sam Cooke
Sam Moore
Sarah Vaughan
Scott Walker
Shakira
Shania Twain
Sly Stone
Smokey Robinson
Solomon Burke
Steve Perry
Steve Winwood
Steven Tyler
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Wonder

T

Taylor Swift
Thom Yorke
Tim Buckley
Tina Turner
Tom Jones
Tom Waits
Toots Hibbert
Tori Amos

U

Umm Kulthum

V

Van Morrison

W

Whitney Houston
Willie Nelson
Wilson Pickett

 

COMPILATIONS & OTHER RESOURCES

Famous Singers’ Birthdays
The 25 Greatest Blues Singers in History
The 25 Greatest Rock Singers of All Time