Find out more about the greatest 21st Century Composers, including Paul McCartney, Elton John, John Williams, David Gilmour and James Horner.
Elton JohnElton John

25 March 1947

British

Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney

18 June 1942

British

Chaka KhanChaka Khan

23 March 1953

American

Phil CollinsPhil Collins

30 January 1951

British

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams

05 November 1959

Canadian

David FosterDavid Foster

01 November 1949

Canadian

André PrevinAndré Previn

06 April 1929

German,American

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford

16 August 1953

French,American

Paul SimonPaul Simon

13 October 1941

American

John WilliamsJohn Williams

08 February 1932

American

David McCallumDavid McCallum

19 September 1933

British,American,Scottish

Lea MicheleLea Michele

29 August 1986

American

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Andrew Lloyd WebberAndrew Lloyd Webber

22 March 1948

British

Luther VandrossLuther Vandross

20 April 1951

American

Rick RubinRick Rubin

10 March 1963

American

Bret MichaelsBret Michaels

15 March 1963

American

Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim

22 March 1930

American

Ennio MorriconeEnnio Morricone

10 November 1928

Italian

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YanniYanni

14 November 1954

Greek

Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka

13 March 1939

American

Aimee OsbourneAimee Osbourne

02 September 1983

British

Tori AmosTori Amos

22 August 1963

American

Ludovico EinaudiLudovico Einaudi

23 November 1955

Italian

Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar

09 June 1981

Indian,British

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Rostam BatmanglijRostam Batmanglij

28 November 1983

American

Jean-Michel JarreJean-Michel Jarre

24 August 1948

French

Jeff RichmondJeff Richmond

07 January 1961

American

Pat MethenyPat Metheny

12 August 1954

American

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher

17 July 1985

British

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Hariprasad ChaurasiaHariprasad Chaurasia

01 July 1938

Indian

Marcel KhalifeMarcel Khalife

10 June 1950

Lebanese

James McBrideJames McBride

11 September 1957

American

Edward JeffriesEdward Jeffries

01 August 1987

Australian

Wesley StrombergWesley Stromberg

06 December 1993

American

Brad Douglas PaisleyBrad Douglas Paisley

28 October 1972

American

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Ruben RadaRuben Rada

17 July 1943

Uruguayan

Goran BregovićGoran Bregović

22 March 1950

Yugoslav

Emina JahovićEmina Jahović

15 January 1982

Serbian

Exzavier WhitleyExzavier Whitley

24 May 1997

American

Jeff MagidJeff Magid

26 March 1977

American

Gladys KnightGladys Knight

28 May 1944

American

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Kacey MusgravesKacey Musgraves

21 August 1988

American

CherCher

20 May 1946

American

Kevin JonasKevin Jonas

05 November 1987

American

La Toya JacksonLa Toya Jackson

29 May 1956

American

Celine DionCeline Dion

30 March 1968

Canadian

A. R. RahmanA. R. Rahman

06 January 1967

Indian

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Damon DashDamon Dash

03 May 1971

American

Big BoiBig Boi

01 February 1975

American

Alanis MorissetteAlanis Morissette

01 June 1974

Canadian,American

Iwan RheonIwan Rheon

13 May 1985

British

Liam HowlettLiam Howlett

21 August 1971

British

Steven Van ZandtSteven Van Zandt

22 November 1950

American

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Debby RyanDebby Ryan

13 May 1993

American

Alan ThickeAlan Thicke

01 March 1947

Canadian

JC ChasezJC Chasez

08 August 1976

American

Kamal HaasanKamal Haasan

07 November 1954

Indian

Linda PerryLinda Perry

15 April 1965

American

David GilmourDavid Gilmour

06 March 1946

British

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Roger WatersRoger Waters

06 September 1943

British

Rivers CuomoRivers Cuomo

13 June 1970

American

Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghoshal

12 March 1984

Indian

Ashley TisdaleAshley Tisdale

02 July 1985

American

Adrienne BailonAdrienne Bailon

24 October 1983

American

Trent ReznorTrent Reznor

17 May 1965

American

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Alejandro González IñárrituAlejandro González Iñárritu

15 August 1963

Mexican

Shruti HaasanShruti Haasan

28 January 1986

Indian

Sonu NigamSonu Nigam

30 July 1973

Indian

Tom MorelloTom Morello

30 May 1964

American

Joan BaezJoan Baez

09 January 1941

American

Joe WalshJoe Walsh

20 November 1947

American

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John FogertyJohn Fogerty

28 May 1945

American

Don HenleyDon Henley

22 July 1947

American

Sammy HagarSammy Hagar

13 October 1947

American

Pat BoonePat Boone

01 June 1934

American

Richard PerryRichard Perry

18 June 1942

American

Maynard James KeenanMaynard James Keenan

17 April 1964

American

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Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman

29 May 1953

American

Anirudh RavichanderAnirudh Ravichander

16 October 1990

Indian

S. P. BalasubrahmanyamS. P. Balasubrahmanyam

04 June 1946

Indian