Famous Jewish Singers Of All Time

The one thing the whole world can collectively agree upon is probably music. Music is everywhere, in so many forms, from the chirping of birds to the cackling streams, music is omnipresent and eternal. It breaks through religious, racial and demographic barriers and is practiced by everyone. Many notable Jewish individuals have gone on to contributing to and conquering the world of music. Several famous Jews have taken the world by a storm with their astounding voices, incredible melodies and powerful words. From the iconic Billy Joel to the best-selling Neil Diamond, both of them were born into Jewish families. Even popular artists such as Adam Levine, Adam Lambert, David Lee Roth, Gene Simmons and P!nk descent from Jewish families. Keep reading this list to know more Jewish singers who enchanted the world with their music.
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 1 
Bob Dylan
(One of the Greatest Songwriters of All Time)
Bob Dylan
107
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States

Singer-songwriter and author, Bob Dylan, is widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Active in the music industry for almost six decades, he is a major pop culture icon who introduced a range of political, social, and literary influences to pop music. He is a Nobel laureate and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 2 
Pink
(Singer and Songwriter Known for Her Rock-Influenced Pop Songs, Distinctive Raspy Voice and Acrobatic Stage Presence)
Pink
117
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States

Pink is an American singer-songwriter known for her acrobatic stage presence and raspy voice. Having sold more than 90 million records worldwide, Pink is one of the best-selling musicians in the world. A recipient of several prestigious awards, Pink was named in VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music list. Her work has inspired many other artists like Taylor Swift.

 3 
Barbra Streisand
(One of the Few Performers Who Have Been Awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT))
Barbra Streisand
83
Birthdate: April 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Barbra Streisand is one of the most popular American entertainers and one of the few women to win four major entertainment awards - Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award (EGOT). Apart from being a great entertainer, she has also played a major role as a philanthropist; she has raised $25 million for charity organizations through live performances.

 4 
Neil Diamond
(Singer-songwriter Known for the Hit Song 'Sweet Caroline')
Neil Diamond
25
Birthdate: January 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Neil Diamond has sold more than 125 million records and has had 10 Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary chart-topping singles. The Lifetime Achievement Grammy-winner was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His song Sweet Caroline was preserved in the National Recording Registry for being culturally relevant.
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 5 
Art Garfunkel
(Best Known for His Partnership with Paul Simon in the Folk Rock Duo 'Simon & Garfunkel')
Art Garfunkel
32
Birthdate: November 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Eight-time Grammy winner Art Garfunkel is part of the folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, along with Paul Simon. He has had a successful solo career, too. One of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, he also earned a Golden Globe nomination for playing Sandy in Carnal Knowledge.
 6 
David Lee Roth
(Singer, Musician)
David Lee Roth
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

David Lee Roth is an American rock singer, songwriter, musician, and former radio personality. Renowned for his energetic stage persona, Roth was a long-time member of the popular hard rock band Van Halen where he served as the lead singer. In 2007, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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 7 
Cass Elliot
(American Singer Who was a Member of the Folk-Rock Band 'The Mamas & the Papas')
Cass Elliot
32
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: July 29, 1974

Cass Elliot was a popular American singer and actress. As part of the famous folk-rock vocal group The Mamas and the Papas, Cass Elliot played an important role in influencing the counterculture of the 1960s and its music scene. She had a great impact on the American entertainment industry of the 1960s.

 8 
Adam Lambert
(Singer-Songwriter Known for His Dynamic Vocal Performances)
Adam Lambert
67
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

American singer-songwriter and actor, Adam Lambert, serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community; he became the first openly gay musician to top the U.S. Billboard 200 charts with the release of his second studio album Trespassing. Also a well-known philanthropist, Adam Lambert helps raise money for various charitable causes.

 9 
Troye Sivan
(Australian Singer-Songwriter, Actor and YouTuber)
Troye Sivan
87
Birthdate: June 5, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Singer, actor, and YouTuber Troye Sivan is best known for his Golden Globe-nominated song Revelation from the movie Boy Erased. He played the younger Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and the titular role in the Spud movie franchise. His YouTube video The Boyfriend Tag won him a Teen Choice Award.
 10 
Danielle Bregoli
144
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 26, 2003
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
 11 
Carly Simon
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Songs: ‘You're So Vain’, ‘Nobody Does It Better’ & ‘Let the River Run’)
Carly Simon
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Carly Simon began as part of the Simon Sisters, with her sister Lucy. She won a Grammy with her first album and has since delivered many chartbusting tracks, including Nobody Does It Better from the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. She has also written several children’s books.
 12 
Adam Yauch
(Founding Member of the Hip Hop Group ‘Beastie Boys’)
Adam Yauch
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 4, 2012

Rapper and bass guitarist Adam Yauch, better known by his pseudonym, “MCA,” was a founding member of the hip-hop and rap rock Beastie Boys. He also owned a film distributing company and was a practicing Buddhist who supported the Tibetan independence movement. He died of parotid cancer.

 13 
Harry Connick Jr.
(American singer)
Harry Connick Jr.
17
Birthdate: September 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Grammy-winning singer-actor Harry Connick Jr. was born to a lawyer mother and an attorney father, who also owned a record store. He mastered the piano as a child and formed his first jazz band at 10. He later soared to fame with the multi-platinum soundtrack of When Harry Met Sally...

 14 
Donald Fagen
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist)
Donald Fagen
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Michael Bolton
(Member of the Rock Band 'Blackjack' Who Became Known for His Series of 'Pop Rock Ballads')
Michael Bolton
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Michael Bolton is an American singer-songwriter who has sold over 75 million records so far. Apart from recording several top 10 albums on the Billboard charts, Bolton also has several prestigious awards under his belt, such as Grammy Awards. Also known for his charity work, Bolton set up the Michael Bolton Foundation in order to aid children and women.

 16 
Serge Gainsbourg
(One of the World's Most Influential Pop Musicians)
Serge Gainsbourg
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: March 2, 1991
French musician, singer, and actor Serge Gainsbourg had experimented with a variety of music forms, such as jazz, pop, and reggae. Renowned for songs such as Bonnie and Clyde, he also included sexual overtones in his lyrics. He had also acted in and directed films and written a short novel.
 17 
Susanna Hoffs
(Singer-songwriter best known as a co-founder of the Bangles)
Susanna Hoffs
17
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 18 
Dinah Shore
(Singer and Actress Who was the Top Charting Female Vocalist of the 1940s)
Dinah Shore
14
Birthdate: February 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States
Died: February 24, 1994

Dinah Shore initially launched a solo career after failing to qualify for Benny Goodman’s band. After delivering hits such as Blues in the Night, she appeared in a few films and ventured into a successful TV career. She also hosted shows such as The Dinah Shore Chevy Show.

 19 
Richard Marx
(Singer-songwriter)
Richard Marx
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago

Richard Marx is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In 1987, his self-titled debut album was certified triple-platinum, following which he went on to work on several chart-busting hits. As a songwriter, Marx worked on Luther Vandross' Dance with My Father, which earned him the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 2004.

 20 
Stephen Sondheim
(American composer)
Stephen Sondheim
53
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 26, 2021

Stephen Sondheim is an American lyricist and composer. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most prominent figures in musical theatre, Sondheim is credited with reinventing the American musical. In 1981, he founded Young Playwrights Inc. to encourage young people to write for the theatre. An openly gay composer, Sondheim also serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

 21 
Corey Hart
(Pop Singer Known for His Hit Singles 'Sunglasses at Night' and 'Never Surrender')
Corey Hart
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Corey Hart is a Canadian singer-songwriter best known for his hit singles, Never Surrender and Sunglasses at Night. In a career spanning over 35 years, Hart has released successful albums like Boy in the Box which peaked at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart. He has been inducted into the Canada's Walk of Fame and Canada's Music Hall of Fame.

 22 
Rachel Platten
(Singer-songwriter)
Rachel Platten
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 23 
Joey Ramone
(Lead vocalist of the punk rock band the Ramones)
Joey Ramone
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Forest Hills, New York, United States
Died: April 15, 2001
Joey Ramone revolutionized punk rock with his band the Ramones. He was known for his distinctive hiccups, croons, and snarls, which he incorporated in his songs. He was also part of the activist group Artists United Against Apartheid. He died at 49, after a 7-year struggle with lymphoma.
 24 
Jess Glynne
(English Singer Best Known for Her Singles: ‘Hold My Hand’ and ‘Don't Be So Hard on Yourself)
Jess Glynne
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England
Jess Glynne, named one of Forbes’s Most Influential People Under 30 in 2019, initially rose to fame as a featured artist on tracks such as Rather Be and My Love. She became the first British female solo singer with seven number one UK Singles Chart tracks.
 25 
Keren Peles
(Singer)
Keren Peles
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yavne'el, Israel

Keren Peles is an Israeli pianist, singer-songwriter, and poet. Over the course of her songwriting career, Peles has contributed immensely to the success of other popular singers like Shiri Maimon and Miri Mesika by writing the lyrics of some of their hit songs. She has also found success as a singer as many of her albums have been certified gold.  

 26 
Mike Bloomfield
(singer, musician, guitarist, pianist)
Mike Bloomfield
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: February 15, 1981
 27 
Lisa Loeb
(American singer-songwriter)
Lisa Loeb
16
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
 28 
Domino Kirke
(Pop Singer & Co-founder of the Indie Pop Band, 'Domino')
Domino Kirke
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England

Domino Kirke was scouted by producer Andres Levin while performing at a pub and later released her own music. She is also the girlfriend of Penn Badgley, better known as Joe Goldberg from the Netflix series You. She is a doula, too, and co-owns the doula agency Carriage House Birth.

 29 
Janis Ian
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician & Author)
Janis Ian
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Farmingdale, New Jersey, United States
 30 
Jim Steinman
(Composer)
Jim Steinman
5
Birthdate: November 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 31 
David Draiman
(Singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Disturbed since 1996)
David Draiman
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 32 
Ezra Koenig
(Lead Vocalist, Guitarist, & Main Songwriter for The New York-Based Band 'Vampire Weekend')
Ezra Koenig
10
Listed In: Singers
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.

 33 
Peter Yarrow
(Singer-songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary)
Peter Yarrow
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 31, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 34 
Barry Mann
(Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist)
Barry Mann
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 9, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 35 
Barbara
(Singer)
Barbara
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 9, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: November 24, 1997
 36 
Brooks Wackerman
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United States of America
 37 
Peter Wolf
(Musician)
Peter Wolf
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
 38 
David Knopfler
(British Singer and Founder of the Popular Rock Band 'Dire Straits')
David Knopfler
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

David Knopfler is a British singer and songwriter. He is credited with founding the popular rock band Dire Straits. David Knopfler embarked upon a solo career after leaving Dire Straits in the early 1980s. He then went on to release albums like Release, Behind the Lines, and Lips Against the Steel.

 39 
Shyne
(Musician)
Shyne
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belize City, Belize
 40 
Helen Shapiro
(British Pop and Jazz Singer and Actress)
Helen Shapiro
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bethnal Green, London, England
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 41 
Carmit Bachar
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 42 
Norman Greenbaum
(Singer)
Norman Greenbaum
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Malden, Massachusetts, USA
 43 
Samantha Ronson
(Singer-Songwriter and DJ Who Became Known for the Song ‘Pull My Hair Out')
Samantha Ronson
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

Samantha Ronson is an English singer, songwriter, and DJ. Best known for her work as a DJ, Ronson spins at high-profile gigs across the world. She has also played private events for popular personalities like Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, and Ellen DeGeneres among others. Samantha Ronson is also known for getting entangled in several controversies including lawsuits. 

 44 
Al Kooper
(Musician, Music educator, Pianist, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Al Kooper
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 45 
Vladimir Vysotsky
(Best Known for His Unique Singing Style and Lyrics and an Influential Figure in Soviet Culture)
Vladimir Vysotsky
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: July 25, 1980

A Soviet cultural icon, singer Vladimir Vysotsky was known for his social commentary in his songs. In his early years, he quit engineering to study acting. He later ruled the stage as an actor, before stepping into music. He even distributed his recordings after being banned in the country.

 46 
Bruce Kulick
(Guitarist)
Bruce Kulick
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 47 
Jean-Jacques Goldman
(French Singer-Songwriter and Music Record Producer)
Jean-Jacques Goldman
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France

Jean-Jacques Goldman is a French record producer, singer, and songwriter. One of the most popular and highest-grossing French pop rock musicians of his generation, Goldman was honored with the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1997. He is also credited with writing successful songs and albums for several international artists like Céline Dion.

 48 
Elkie Brooks
(English Rock, Blues and Jazz Singer)
Elkie Brooks
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salford, England, United Kingdom
 49 
Johnny Clegg
(South African Singer-Songwriter and Musician )
Johnny Clegg
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rochdale, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 16, 2019

Johnny Clegg was a South African singer-songwriter, musician, dancer, anti-apartheid activist, and anthropologist. An important white figure in the internal resistance to apartheid and a prominent figure in South African popular music, Johnny Clegg formed the band Juluka which became the first South African group in the apartheid era to have a black man as well as a white man.

 50 
Jerome Kern
(Composer, Songwriter, Film score composer, Coin collecting)
Jerome Kern
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 27, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 11, 1945