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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
(American)

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

Aaron Carter Aaron Carter
(American)

A teenage heartthrob, Aaron Charles Carter rose ...

Aaron Neville Aaron Neville
(American)

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

Abbey Lincoln Abbey Lincoln
(American)

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

Abida Parveen Abida Parveen
(Pakistani)

Abida Parveen is a Pakistani singer counted ...

Adam Levine Adam Levine
(American)

Adam Noah Levine is an American singer, ...

Adam Pascal Adam Pascal
(American)

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

Adam Rickitt Adam Rickitt
(British)

Adam Rickitt was a troubled teenager who sought ...

Adele Adele
(British)

Adele is an English singer and songwriter who ...

Agnetha Faltskog Agnetha Faltskog
(Swedish)

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

Aimee Mann Aimee Mann
(American)

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

Al Yankovic Al Yankovic
(American)

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

Alan Jackson Alan Jackson
(American)

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

Alan Lomax Alan Lomax
(American)

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

Alan Vega Alan Vega
(American)

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

Alanis Morisette Alanis Morisette
(Canadian)

Alanis Morissette changed the way female singers ...

Alannah Myles Alannah Myles
(Canadian)

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

Alberta Hunter Alberta Hunter
(American)

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

Alicia Keys Alicia Keys
(American)

Alicia Keys is a Grammy Award winning American ...

Alma Gluck Alma Gluck
(American)

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

Amy Grant Amy Grant
(American)

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

Amy Lee Amy Lee
(American)

Amy Lynn Hartzler, professionally known as Amy ...

Anastacia Anastacia
(American)

A popular singer and songwriter, Anastacia is ...

Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli
(Italian)

Andrea Angel Bocelli is an Italian tenor and ...

Anna Held Anna Held
(French)

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

Annie Lennox Annie Lennox
(Scottish)

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

Anthony Kiedis Anthony Kiedis
(American)

Anthony Kiedis is the vocalist cum lyricist of ...

Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin
(American)

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

Asha Bhosle Asha Bhosle
(Indian)

With a career spanning over six decades over ...

Ashlee Simpson Ashlee Simpson
(American)

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

Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne
(Canadian,French)

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

Axl Rose Axl Rose
(American)

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

B.B. King B.B. King
(American)

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

Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand
(American)

One of the highest-selling female recording ...

Barry Gibb Barry Gibb
(American)

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

Barry Manilow Barry Manilow
(American)

Barry Manilow is a universally celebrated ...

Barry White Barry White
(American)

Perhaps no other artist in the music industry ...

Begum Akhtar Begum Akhtar
(Indian)

Begum Akhtar, also known as Akhtari Bai ...

Ben Harper Ben Harper
(American)

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

Bessie Smith Bessie Smith
(American)

Known as the ‘Empress of Blues’, Bessie Smith ...

Bette Midler Bette Midler
(American)

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

Beyonce Knowles Beyonce Knowles
(American)

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

Bhimsen Joshi Bhimsen Joshi
(Indian)

One of the foremost exponents of Hindustani ...

Bhupen Hazarika Bhupen Hazarika
(Indian)

Bhupen Hazarika was a multifaceted Indian artist, ...

Bill Withers Bill Withers
(American)

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

Billy Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong
(American)

Billy Joe Armstrong is an American singer, ...

Billy Ray Cyrus Billy Ray Cyrus
(American)

Any follower of country music would have heard ...

Bing Crosby Bing Crosby
(American)

Bing Crosby was one of the finest American ...

Birgit Nilsson Birgit Nilsson
(Swedish)

Birgit Nilsson was a prominent 20th century ...

Bjork Bjork
(Icelander)

Bjork Guomundsdottie is a famous Icelander singer ...

Black Francis Black Francis
(American)

Black Francis is an American singer, songwriter ...

Bob Geldof Bob Geldof
(Irish)

‘It’s a rat trap Judy, and we’ve been ...

Bob Marley Bob Marley
(Jamaican)

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

Bobby Brown Bobby Brown
(American)

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

Bon Scott Bon Scott
(Australian,Scottish)

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

Bono Bono
(Irish)

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

Boy George Boy George
(British)

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

Brad Douglas Paisley Brad Douglas Paisley
(American)

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

Brian Austin Green Brian Austin Green
(American)

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

Britney Spears Britney Spears
(American)

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

Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen
(American)

Rock star Bruce Springsteen is a popular American ...

Bruno Mars Bruno Mars
(American)

Bruno Mars is a Grammy Award winning ...

Bryan Adams Bryan Adams
(Canadian)

Bryan Adams is a renowned international ...

Buddy Holly Buddy Holly
(American)

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

Cab Calloway Cab Calloway
(American)

Cab Calloway is remembered as a singer, ...

Carla Bruni Carla Bruni
(French,Italian)

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

Carly Simon Carly Simon
(American)

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

Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood
(American)

Carrie Underwood is a contemporary American ...

Cat Stevens Cat Stevens
(British)

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

Celine Dion Celine Dion
(Canadian)

Celine Dion is a Canadian singer counted among ...

Chantal Kreviazuk Chantal Kreviazuk
(Canadian,British)

Chantal Kreviazuk is a Canadian singer-songwriter ...

Charles Aznavour Charles Aznavour
(French)

Charles Aznavour is a French and Armenian ...

Charles Brown Charles Brown
(American)

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

Charlie Daniels Charlie Daniels
(American)

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

Charlotte Church Charlotte Church
(British,Welsh)

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

Chester Bennington Chester Bennington
(American)

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

Chris Daughtry Chris Daughtry
(American)

Chris Daughtry was born Christopher Adam Daughtry ...

Chris LeDoux Chris LeDoux
(American)

Chris LeDoux was an American country music singer ...

Chris Martin Chris Martin
(American)

Christopher Anthony Martin, better known to his ...

Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera
(American)

Christina Maria Aguilera is a well known American ...

Christina Milian Christina Milian
(American)

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

Chuck Berry Chuck Berry
(American)

Chuck Berry or Charles Edward Anderson Berry is ...

Chuck D Chuck D
(American)

Born Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, he adopted the ...

Clay Aiken Clay Aiken
(American)

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

Cliff Richard Cliff Richard
(British)

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

Connie Stevens Connie Stevens
(American)

Connie Stevens is an American actress and singer ...

Conor Oberst Conor Oberst
(American)

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

Coolio Coolio
(American)

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

Corey Feldman Corey Feldman
(American)

Corey Scot Feldman is a well-known American actor ...

Dave Grohl Dave Grohl
(American)

Dave Grohl is an American rock musician, ...

Dave Matthews Dave Matthews
(American,South African)

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

David Bowie David Bowie
(British)

David Bowie was an English singer and songwriter ...

David Coverdale David Coverdale

David Coverdale is an English rock singer and ...

Debbie Harry Debbie Harry
(American)

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

Demi Lovato Demi Lovato
(American)

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

Desi Arnaz Desi Arnaz
(Cuban,American)

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

Diana Ross Diana Ross
(American)

Golden Globe winning actress, Diana Ross has ...

Dolly Parton Dolly Parton
(American)

Dolly Parton is a woman with multiple talents; ...

Don Johnson Don Johnson
(American)

Donald Wayne Johnson, popularly known as Don, is ...

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