Indie Pop Singers

Indie pop is a music genre that combines guitar pop with DIY ethic. As compared to indie rock, it is is more melodic, less abrasive, and relatively angst-free. We have compiled a list of famous indie pop singers from all over the world. The list contains famous indie pop singers, such as Penn Badgley, Ezra Koenig, Jack Antonoff, Justin Vernon and Nat Wolff.
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 1 Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson
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Famous As: Singer & Songwriter
Birthdate: December 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Doncaster

Louis Tomlinson is best known for his association with the popular boy band One Direction. A multi-talented personality, he is also known for his acting and footballing skills; while he started his career as an actor, he was later signed by the Doncaster Rovers Football Club. He is regarded as one of the most influential people in the UK.

 2 Deborah Ryan

Deborah Ryan
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama

Deborah Ryan is an American singer and actress who started her career as a child artist before going on to establish herself as a successful adult actress in the TV and film industry. A multi-talented personality, Ryan can also play the guitar, keyboard, and piano. Also a well-known philanthropist, Ryan has been working on various causes, such as ocean conservation.

 3 Penn Badgley

Penn Badgley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

 4 King Princess

King Princess
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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 5 Dan Reynolds

Dan Reynolds
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Dan Reynolds is an American singer, record producer, and songwriter. He is credited with founding the popular pop-rock band, Imagine Dragons, for which he serves as the lead vocalist. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Reynolds helped form The Tyler Robinson Foundation, which helps young people battling cancer. He also supports people struggling with mental health.

 6 Conan Gray

Conan Gray
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Diego, California

An American singer-songwriter, Conan Gray's life is a testimony to the fact that talent alone can help anyone succeed. From being a YouTuber who uploaded original songs to his channel to becoming an artist with a record deal under his belt, Conan Gray's amazing story is out there for anyone seeking inspiration.

 7 Jack Antonoff

Jack Antonoff
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bergenfield, New Jersey, USA
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 8 Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, U.S.
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 9 Toni Watson

Toni Watson
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mount Martha, Australia

Toni Watson is an Australian singer-songwriter whose single, Dance Monkey, broke Bing Crosby's all-time Australian record by spending 24 weeks at number one position on the ARIA Singles Chart. The single also earned Toni Watson several prestigious awards, such as APRA Music Award and ARIA Music Award.

 10 Julian Casablancas

Julian Casablancas
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Famous As: Lead Vocalist and Primary Songwriter of Rock Band 'The Strokes'
Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Julian Casablancas is an American record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the rock band The Strokes. Thanks to his success as a singer and songwriter, Casablancas has inspired many other musicians, such as Alex Turner. In 2004, Courtney Love released a song about Julian Casablancas titled But Julian, I'm a Little Bit Older Than You.

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 11 Clairo

Clairo
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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: August 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carlisle, Massachusetts, US
Indie singer Clairo began posting songs on SoundCloud at age 13. She initially recorded covers and soared to fame with her viral track Pretty Girl, a song recorded for the Transgender Law Center, in 2017. Her single Sofia was a Billboard Hot 100-charter. She came out as bisexual on Twitter

 12 Florence Welch

Florence Welch
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Camberwell, London, England
English singer, Florence Welch, is the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of the indie rock band Florence and the Machine. The band’s debut album was a massive hit and reached the top position on the UK Albums Chart. She is also a solo performer known for her Bohemian way of dressing. She is a vocal advocate for LGBTQA+ rights.
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 13 Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco
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Famous As: Musician Know for His Albums 'Rock and Roll Night Club', 'Salad Days', 'Another One'
Birthdate: April 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Duncan, Canada

Canadian singer Mac DeMarco is best known as the pioneer of the blue wave or slacker rock type of music. He described his music as jizz jazz. A multi-instrumentalist, too, he is skilled in the guitar, the drums, and the keyboards. He is fond of vintage musical equipment.

 14 Nat Wolff

Nat Wolff
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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 15 Nate Ruess

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Nate Ruess is best known as the lead vocalist of the Grammy-winning indie-pop band Fun and of the indie-rock band The Format. He is part of the labor-oriented non-profit organization Democratic Socialists of America. He was featured on Pink’s multi-platinum track Just Give Me a Reason and Eminem’s hit Headlights.

 16 Girl in Red

Girl in Red
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 16, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Horten, Norway

Girl in Red is an indie-pop music project by Norwegian singer-songwriter Marie Ulven Ringheim. She became interested in music and songwriting as a teenager. With her family’s encouragement, she began releasing Norwegian music and soon earned a decent following. She has also appeared in a TV program. She is openly queer and is considered a queer icon. 

 17 Regina Spektor

Regina Spektor
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: February 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 18 Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara
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Famous As: Indie Pop Singers
Birthdate: September 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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 19 Ezra Koenig

Ezra Koenig
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Famous As: Lead Vocalist, Guitarist, & Main Songwriter for The New York-Based Band 'Vampire Weekend'
Birthdate: April 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Ezra Koenig is an American musician, television producer, rapper, radio personality, and record producer. Over the years, Ezra Koenig has been contributing immensely to the success of the band Vampire Weekend where he serves as the primary songwriter, lead vocalist, and guitarist. He is also credited with creating the animated series Neo Yokio for Netflix.

 20 Christine and the Queens

Christine and the Queens
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France

Hélöise Letissier, also known as Christine and the Queens and Chris, often challenges gender stereotypes through her music. The queer electropop and indie artist was inspired by drag queens in London, after she quit theater school following a break-up. Known for her chart-busting debut album, Chaleur humaine, she identifies as pansexual.

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 21 Olly Alexander

Olly Alexander
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrogate, Yorkshire, England

British musician, singer-songwriter, and actor, Olly Alexander, is the lead singer of the synth-pop trio Years & Years. As a child, he developed a love for singing and took part in school plays. He studied performing arts at the Hereford College of Arts before beginning his career. He is homosexual and an outspoken LGBTQIA+ advocate.

 22 Lauren Mayberry

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Lauren Mayberry is a Scottish singer, songwriter, and musician. Mayberry, who possesses a soprano singing voice, is the lead vocalist of the popular Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches, where she also plays keyboards and drums. One-third of the band, Mayberry co-produces and co-writes the songs along with Martin Doherty and Iain Cook. A vocal feminist, Mayberry runs the feminist collective, TYCI.

 23 Marina Diamandis

Marina Diamandis
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brynmawr, Wales
Welsh singer Marina Diamandis initially soared to fame as Marina and the Diamonds. Though she studied classic composition in university, she dropped out later to create her own music. She created the character Electra Heart to promote her album of the same name. She claims she is synesthetic.

 24 Marcus Mumford

Marcus Mumford
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States
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 25 Sierra Deaton

Sierra Deaton
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Famous As: Pop Singer
Birthdate: February 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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MØ
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ubberud, Denmark

MØ is a Danish singer-songwriter best known for her collaborations with world-renowned artistes like Iggy Azalea, Justin Bieber, and DJ Snake. She achieved international recognition in 2015 when she co-wrote and provided vocals for Lean On, which featured on music charts around the world. MØ has won several prestigious awards such as the Billboard Music Award and Danish Music Awards.

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 27 Vance Joy

Vance Joy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Though equipped with a degree in law, Australian singer Vance Joy doesn’t see himself working as a lawyer ever. The singer who has released chart-topping hits such as Riptide was also a promising footballer before he plunged into music full-time, and played for the Coburg Tigers.

 28 Reeve Carney

Reeve Carney
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

 29 Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States

 30 Kathleen Hanna

Kathleen Hanna
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA

 31 Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Muswell Hill, London, England

 32 Kate Nash

Kate Nash
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrow, London, England, UK

 33 Amy Macdonald

Amy Macdonald
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bishopbriggs, Scotland

 34 Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, United States

 35 Alec Benjamin

Alec Benjamin
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States

 36 Bishop Briggs

Bishop Briggs
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

 37 Lena Meyer-Landrut

Lena Meyer-Landrut
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

Lena Meyer-Landrut is a German singer-songwriter who rose to fame after participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Her debut album peaked at No.1 in Germany and was accredited Platinum. She has since released many hit albums and singles. Besides singing, she has also served as a coach on five seasons of the reality TV series The Voice Kids.  

 38 Lykke Li

Lykke Li
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ystad, Sweden

Swedish indie-pop singer Lykke Li was born into a musical family, her father being a member of the band Dag Vag. Known for her award-winning tracks such as I Follow Rivers and Sadness Is a Blessing, she is also an advocate of transcendental meditation. She has a son with musician Jeff Bhasker.

 39 Jamie xx

Jamie xx
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London

 40 Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clifton, Nottingham, England

Jake Bugg is an English singer, musician, and songwriter. His self-titled debut studio album peaked at number one on the Official Albums Chart in the UK and was certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Jake Bugg has also won many prestigious awards like the Silver Clef Award, NME Award, Japan Gold Disc Award, and Q Award.  

 41 Rostam Batmanglij

Rostam Batmanglij
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Famous As: Founding Member of the Band 'Vampire Weekend' and Member of Electro-soul Group 'Discovery'
Birthdate: November 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 42 Arlo Parks

Arlo Parks
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Poet
Birthdate: August 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

 43 Maddie Poppe

Maddie Poppe
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Clarksville, Iowa, United States

 44 Børns

Børns
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grand Haven, Michigan, United States

 45 Josh Tillman

Josh Tillman
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Famous As: American Singer-songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist
Birthdate: May 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rockville, Maryland, United States

 46 Gary Lightbody

Gary Lightbody
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bangor, Northern Ireland, UK

 47 Tyler Hilton

Tyler Hilton
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palm Springs, California, USA

 48 Damien Rice

Damien Rice
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Celbridge, Ireland

 49 King Krule

King Krule
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England, United Kingdom

 50 Nate Mendel

Nate Mendel
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA