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List and Biographies of World Famous Singers

The dictionary definition of singers states that they are people who use their voice to produce musical sounds through modulation in tone and pitch however a layman’s definition of a singer is worded in a slightly different manner. Singers are people who have always been with us through the joyous times and through the times we’d rather wish we didn’t remember. They have even accompanied us when we have felt like a rebel and done our bit to revolt against the rules. For many, when they have failed to find the words to express their feeling or love, admiration or even exasperation, singers have stepped forward with their songs to lend suitable words to those feelings. The art of singing has been around for centuries, and practically every culture and civilization has had its share of singers. From throaty growls to melodic voices the list of notable singers from around the world would include the names of people like Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, a famous opera singer, and Eddie Vedder, the famous rock singer from the band Pearl Jam. The history of music has also seen people who have been loved for their singing but have also been acknowledged to have had very bad singing voices. What follows now, is a collection of biographies of some of the most memorable singers from around the world which includes their life stories, timelines and some interesting trivia about them.
Aaliyah Aaliyah

As one hums the song “Age ain't nothing but a ...

Aaron Carter Aaron Carter

A teenage heartthrob, Aaron Charles Carter rose ...

Aaron Neville Aaron Neville

American soul and R&B singer and musician, Aaron ...

Abbey Lincoln Abbey Lincoln

A singer with a touch of emotion, Abbey Lincoln ...

Adam Pascal Adam Pascal

Adam Pascal is one of the most talented and ...

Adam Rickitt Adam Rickitt

Adam Rickitt was a troubled teenager who sought ...

Adele Adele

Adele is an English singer and songwriter who ...

Agnetha Fältskog Agnetha Faltskog

Although she has made a name for herself as a ...

Aimee Mann Aimee Mann

At a time when independent music, especially the ...

Al Yankovic Al Yankovic

Al Yankovic, popular as "Weird Al", is the legend ...

Alan Jackson Alan Jackson

In a world dominated by genres such as Rock, Alan ...

Alan Lomax Alan Lomax

Alan Lomax is famous to this day for being one of ...

Alan Vega Alan Vega

Sculptor, singer, song-writer and photographer, ...

Alanis Morissette Alanis Morisette

Alanis Morissette changed the way female singers ...

Alannah Myles Alannah Myles

Alannah Myles can be termed as one of the most ...

Alberta Hunter Alberta Hunter

Alberta Hunter was a well known blues singer, ...

Alicia Keys Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is a Grammy Award winning American ...

Alma Gluck Alma Gluck

The rags to riches story of the humble Alma Gluck ...

Amy Grant Amy Grant

Amy Grant became one of the first faces to give ...

Amy Lee Amy Lee

Amy Lynn Hartzler, professionally known as Amy ...

Anastacia Anastacia

A popular singer and songwriter, Anastacia is ...

Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Angel Bocelli is an Italian tenor and ...

Anna Held Anna Held

Helene Anna Held, better known as Anna Held, was ...

Annie Lennox Annie Lennox

Ann “Annie” Lennoz is a singer known for her ...

Anthony Kiedis Anthony Kiedis

Anthony Kiedis is the vocalist cum lyricist of ...

Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin is known as ‘The Queen ...

Asha Bhosle Asha Bhosle

With a career spanning over six decades over ...

Ashlee Simpson Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson rose to fame as a participant in ...

Avril Ramona Lavigne Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne came to limelight at a very young ...

Axl Rose Axl Rose

Love him or hate him; Axl Rose is an illustrious ...

B.B. King B.B. King

B.B. King was an American singer and guitarist, ...

Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand

One of the highest-selling female recording ...

Barry Gibb Barry Gibb

Barry Gibb is a famous singer-songwriter, known ...

Barry Manilow Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow is a universally celebrated ...

Barry White Barry White

Perhaps no other artist in the music industry ...

Ben Harper Ben Harper

Ben Harper, a versatile singer-song writer, is a ...

Bette Midler Bette Midler

Winner of Grammy and Golden Globe Awards, Bette ...

Beyonce Knowles Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter, a singer more ...

Bhimsen Joshi Bhimsen Joshi

One of the foremost exponents of Hindustani ...

Bhupen Hazarika Bhupen Hazarika

Bhupen Hazarika was a multifaceted Indian artist, ...

Bill Withers Bill Withers

Bill Withers is one of the most renowned names in ...

Billy Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong

Billy Joe Armstrong is an American singer, ...

Billy Ray Cyrus Billy Ray Cyrus

Any follower of country music would have heard ...

Bing Crosby Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby was one of the finest American ...

Bjork Bjork

Bjork Guomundsdottie is a famous Icelander singer ...

Black Francis Black Francis

Black Francis is an American singer, songwriter ...

Bob Marley Bob Marley

Bob Marley's name resounds in the minds of many, ...

Bobby Brown Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown popularized new jack swing, a blend ...

Bon Scott Bon Scott

Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott was an Australian ...

Bono Bono

Paul David Hewson, nicknamed Bono, is one of the ...

Boy George Boy George

Boy George, born as George Alan O’Dowd, is ...

Brad Douglas Paisley Brad Douglas Paisley

Think country music, think cowboy-hat Brad ...

Brian Austin Green Brian Austin Green

Do you remember the character of David Silver of ...

britnet spears Britney Spears

Britney Jean Spears is a famous American pop star ...

Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen

Rock star Bruce Springsteen is a popular American ...

Bruno Mars Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars is a Grammy Award winning ...

Bryan Adams Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams is a renowned international ...

Buddy Holly Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly, born as Charles Hardin Holley, was ...

Cab Calloway Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway is remembered as a singer, ...

Carla Bruni Carla Bruni

Carla Bruni is a former model turned singer who ...

Carly Simon Carly Simon

Carly Simon is an American singer who rose to ...

Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is a contemporary American ...

Cat Stevens Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens is a British singer-songwriter, ...

Celine Dion Celine Dion

Celine Dion is a Canadian singer counted among ...

Chantal Kreviazuk Chantal Kreviazuk

Chantal Kreviazuk is a Canadian singer-songwriter ...

Charles Aznavour Charles Aznavour

Charles Aznavour is a French and Armenian ...

Charles Brown Charles Brown

Through his music, Charles Brown brought about an ...

Charlie Daniels Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels, born as Charles Edward Daniels, ...

Charlotte Church Charlotte Church

Charlotte Church is a Welsh music artist who rose ...

Chester Bennington Chester Bennington

One of the lead singers of the legendary rock ...

Chris Daughtry Chris Daughtry

Chris Daughtry was born Christopher Adam Daughtry ...

Chris LeDoux Chris LeDoux

Chris LeDoux was an American country music singer ...

Chris Martin Chris Martin

Christopher Anthony Martin, better known to his ...

Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera

Christina Maria Aguilera is a well known American ...

Christina Milian Christina Milian

Not many can claim to have the best of both ...

Chuck Berry Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry or Charles Edward Anderson Berry is ...

Chuck D Chuck D

Born Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, he adopted the ...

Clay Aiken Clay Aiken

Clay Aiken is a prodigious singer, who rose to ...

Cliff Richard Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard, the British Elvis Presley as he is ...

Connie Stevens Connie Stevens

Connie Stevens is an American actress and singer ...

Conor Oberst Conor Oberst

Independent music has quite a lot to offer in ...

Coolio Coolio

Coming from a broken home, Coolio fought poverty ...

Dave Grohl Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl is an American rock musician, ...

Dave Matthews Dave Matthews

For many centuries now, the world has seen the ...

David Coverdale David Coverdale

David Coverdale is an English rock singer and ...

Debbie Harry Debbie Harry

Deborah Ann Harry, better known by her stage name ...

Demi Lovato Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato is one of the few artists who managed ...

Desiderio Arnaz - Desi Arnaz Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz was a famous musician, actor and ...

Diana Ross Diana Ross

Golden Globe winning actress, Diana Ross has ...

Doris Day Doris Day

Doris Day is an American actress, singer and ...

Dr. Dre Dr. Dre

Dr Dre is truly a Godfather of the American hip ...

Edith Piaf Edith Piaf

Edith Piaf was a French singer. She is considered ...

Elliott Smith Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith, born as Steven Paul Smith, was a ...

Emina JahoviÄ Emina JahoviÄ

Emina Jahović Sandal is a worldly woman of many ...

Emmy Rossum Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum is one of the established actresses ...

Emmylou Harris Emmylou Harris

Blessed with the uncanny ability to interpret the ...

Enrique Iglesias Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, more popularly ...

Eric Idle Eric Idle

Eric Idle is a popular English entertainer who ...

Etta James Etta James

Etta James was born Jamesetta Hawkins in Los ...