Indie Pop Singers

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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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Louis Tomlinson
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of the British Boy Band 'Once Direction')
Louis Tomlinson
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Birthdate: December 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Doncaster, United Kingdom

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.

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Willow Smith
(Singer, Daughter of Actors 'Will Smith' and 'Jada Pinkett Smith')
Willow Smith
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Birthdate: October 31, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

The daughter of popular American actors, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, Willow Smith has established herself as a singer-songwriter and rapper. Mentored by rapper Jay-Z, Smith became the youngest artist to be signed to the former's label Roc Nation in 2010. In 2019, she came out as bisexual and expressed her desire to be in a polyamorous relationship.

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Penn Badgley
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Birthdate: November 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
 4 
Conan Gray
(Singer)
Conan Gray
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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.

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Deborah Ryan
(Actress and Singer)
Deborah Ryan
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Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States

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.

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Jack Antonoff
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Birthdate: March 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bergenfield, New Jersey, USA
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King Princess
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Birthdate: December 19, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 8 
Phoebe Bridgers
(Singer-songwriter)
Phoebe Bridgers
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Birthdate: August 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, U.S.
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Julian Casablancas
(Lead Vocalist & Primary Songwriter of the Rock Band 'The Strokes')
Julian Casablancas
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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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Gotye
(Founding Member of The Melbourne Indie-Pop Trio 'The Basics')
Gotye
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Birthdate: May 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bruges, Belgium
Belgian-born Australian singer Gotye initially formed the indie-pop group The Basics. The three-time Grammy-winning artist has also had a successful solo career and is best known for his Billboard-topping track Somebody That I Used to Know, which made him the fifth Australian artist to top the Billboard charts.
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Mac DeMarco
(Canadian Singer-Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist and Producer)
Mac DeMarco
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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.

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Clairo
(Record Producer)
Clairo
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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
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 13 
Nate Ruess
(Founder and Lead Singer of the Indie Pop Band 'Fun' & 'The Format')
Nate Ruess
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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.

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Girl in Red
(Singer)
Girl in Red
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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. 

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 15 
Regina Spektor
(Singer-Songwriter)
Regina Spektor
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Birthdate: February 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
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(Singer-songwriter)
MØ
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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.

 17 
Tegan and Sara
(Indie Pop Singers)
Tegan and Sara
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Birthdate: September 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 18 
Nat Wolff
(Actor)
Nat Wolff
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Birthdate: December 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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 19 
Dee Dee Ramone
(Founding Member and Bassist of the Punk Rock Band the 'Ramones')
Dee Dee Ramone
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Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Lee, Virginia, United States
Died: June 5, 2002

Douglas Glenn Colvin, or Dee Dee Ramone, was a co-founder, bassist, and singer of the punk rock band The Ramones. He had also written some of the band’s hits such as Wart Hog and Rockaway Beach. He had a lifelong struggle with heroin addiction and died of a drug overdose.

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Ezra Koenig
(Lead Vocalist, Guitarist, & Main Songwriter for The New York-Based Band 'Vampire Weekend')
Ezra Koenig
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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.

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 21 
Vance Joy
(Australian Singer and Songwriter)
Vance Joy
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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.
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Marcus Mumford
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Birthdate: January 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States
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Reeve Carney
(Singer)
Reeve Carney
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Birthdate: April 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
 24 
Sky Ferreira
(Singer-songwriter)
Sky Ferreira
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Birthdate: July 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Melanie Martinez
(Known for Her Studio album 'Cry Baby')
Melanie Martinez
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Birthdate: April 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Astoria, New York, United States

Melanie Martinez is an American actress, photographer, visual artist, screenwriter, director, singer, and songwriter. Characterized by her baby doll-inspired outfits and unique hair color, Martinez claims to have an alter ego, a fairy tale version of herself. Melanie Martinez is also renowned for putting together impressive visuals in her music videos. 

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Kathleen Hanna
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Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
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Michael Kiwanuka
(Singer-songwriter)
Michael Kiwanuka
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Birthdate: May 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Muswell Hill, London, England
 28 
Kate Nash
(Singer-songwriter)
Kate Nash
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Birthdate: July 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Harrow, London, England, UK
 29 
Alec Benjamin
(Best Known for His Breakthrough Single "Let Me Down Slowly.")
Alec Benjamin
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Birthdate: May 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
 30 
Kurt Vile
(Singer-songwriter)
Kurt Vile
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Birthdate: January 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, United States
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Amy Macdonald
(Singer-songwriter)
Amy Macdonald
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Birthdate: August 25, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bishopbriggs, Scotland
 32 
Bishop Briggs
(Musician)
Bishop Briggs
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Birthdate: July 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
 33 
Lena Meyer-Landrut
(German Singer Best Known as the Winner of the 'Eurovision Song Contest 2010' for Her Song 'Satellite')
Lena Meyer-Landrut
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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.  

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Jamie xx
(Musician)
Jamie xx
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Birthdate: October 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
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Arlo Parks
(Singer-songwriter, Poet)
Arlo Parks
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Birthdate: August 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
 36 
Rostam Batmanglij
(Founding Member of the American Rock Band 'Vampire Weekend')
Rostam Batmanglij
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Birthdate: November 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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Maddie Poppe
(Singer)
Maddie Poppe
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Birthdate: December 5, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Clarksville, Iowa, United States
 38 
Josh Tillman
(American Singer-songwriter and Multi-instrumentalist)
Josh Tillman
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Birthdate: May 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rockville, Maryland, United States
 39 
Børns
(Singer-songwriter)
Børns
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Birthdate: January 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Grand Haven, Michigan, United States
 40 
Ty Segall
(Singer-songwriter)
Ty Segall
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Birthdate: June 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Laguna Beach, California, United States
 41 
Damien Rice
(Singer)
Damien Rice
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Birthdate: December 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Celbridge, Ireland
 42 
Tyler Hilton
(Singer-songwriter)
Tyler Hilton
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Birthdate: November 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palm Springs, California, USA
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Gary Lightbody
(Lead Singer, Rhythm Guitarist of Alternative Rock Band 'Snow Patrol' and Founder of Supergroup 'Reindeer Section')
Gary Lightbody
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Birthdate: June 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bangor, Northern Ireland, UK
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Nate Mendel
(Musician)
Nate Mendel
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Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
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Jamie Hince
(Musician)
Jamie Hince
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Birthdate: December 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buckinghamshire, England
 46 
Scott Hutchison
(Founding Member and Primary Songwriter of Indie Rock Band 'Frightened Rabbit')
Scott Hutchison
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Birthdate: November 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Selkirk, Scottish Borders, Scotland, UK
Died: May 10, 2018
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Spencer Fox
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Birthdate: May 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 48 
King Krule
(Singer-Songwriter)
King Krule
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Birthdate: August 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Southwark, London, England, United Kingdom
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Caroline Polachek
(Singer, Songwriter)
Caroline Polachek
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Birthdate: June 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Soccer Mommy
(Musician)
Soccer Mommy
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Birthdate: May 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Switzerland