Famous New Zealander Musicians

Find out more about the greatest New Zealander Musicians, including Lorde, Russell Crowe, Keith Urban, Jemaine Clement and Hayley Westenra.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Active in the film industry for over 35 years, Russell Crowe is an actor, film producer, director, and musician. Gaining international fame with his role in the epic historical film Gladiator in 2000, he is the recipient of several awards, including an Academy Award and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award.

 2 Benee

Benee.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 30, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

Benee is a New Zealand singer-songwriter who achieved international recognition after the release of her 2019 single Supalonely, which went viral on TikTok. In 2019 and 2020, she won almost all the major awards at the New Zealand Music Awards, becoming a national celebrity at the age of 20.

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 3 Neil Finn

Neil Finn.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Te Awamutu

Crowded House member Neil Finn is all set to perform in a radio series for his lockdown-hit fans on his Mixlr broadcast Fangradio. The New Zealand singer is also associated with Fleetwood Mac and was previously part of Split Enz. He also formed the project Pajama Club with his wife.

 4 Bret McKenzie

Bret McKenzie.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 29, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wellington

Bret McKenzie is a New Zealand actor, comedian, musician, and producer. Along with Jemaine Clement, he is one-half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. He is a former member of the musical group The Black Seeds. As an actor, he appeared in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. 

 5 Brooke Fraser

Brooke Fraser.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer
Birthdate: December 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wellington

 6 Fran Walsh

Fran Walsh
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Famous As: Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer, Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist
Birthdate: January 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wellington

 7 Willy Moon

Willy Moon
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand
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 8 Alannah Currie

Alannah Currie
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: September 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Auckland

 9 Gin Wigmore

Gin Wigmore
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Famous As: Singer, Jazz musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Auckland

 10 Hayley Westenra

Hayley Westenra
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Famous As: Singer, Street artist, Opera singer
Birthdate: April 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Christchurch

 11 Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke
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Famous As: singer, songwriter
Birthdate: July 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Masterton

 12 Joel Little

Joel Little
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Famous As: Record producer, Songwriter
Birthdate: February 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland

 13 Savage

Savage
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Famous As: rapper
Birthdate: June 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: South Auckland

 14 Graeme Revell

Graeme Revell
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Famous As: Composer, Film score composer, Pianist
Birthdate: October 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Auckland

 15 Dave Dobbyn

Dave Dobbyn
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auckland

 16 Jenny Morris

Jenny Morris
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Famous As: singer, songwriter
Birthdate: September 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tokoroa

 17 Margaret Urlich

Margaret Urlich
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 18 Anika Moa

Anika Moa
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Auckland

 19 Douglas Lilburn

Douglas Lilburn
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Whanganui, New Zealand
Died: June 6, 2001