Musicians From Washington

Washington has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Jimi Hendrix, Layne Staley, Courtney Stodden and others.

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 Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter & Musician
Birthdate: February 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 5, 1994

Gaining fame as a member of the rock band Nirvana, singer-songwriter and musician Kurt Cobain was often heralded as a spokesman of Generation X. He is considered to be one of the most influential musicians in the history of alternative rock. He enjoyed tremendous professional success, but his personal life was troubled. He died of suicide at just 27.

 2 Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix.
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Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 18, 1970

One of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. As his career progressed, he became the first musician to use stereophonic phasing effects in recordings. Rolling Stone ranked him as the greatest guitarist and the sixth greatest artist of all time. He died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 27.

 3 Duff McKagan

Duff McKagan.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician, Autobiographer, Singer, Journalist
Birthdate: February 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 4 Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 18, 2017

Singer, songwriter, and musician Chris Cornell rose to fame as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. One of the key figures of the 1990s grunge movement, he also had a successful solo career. Unfortunately, he suffered from depression and died of suicide at the peak of his career.

 5 Layne Staley

Layne Staley.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 5, 2002

Layne Staley was an American musician best known for his tenor voice and distinct vocal style. The original lead singer of the band Alice in Chains, Layne Staley is credited with the success of the rock band in the early-1990s. His untimely demise at age 34 has inspired several songs, such as Bleeding The Orchid, and a couple of biographies.

 6 Lil Mosey

Lil Mosey.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 26, 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Lil Mosey is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. Known for his melodic flow of music, Mosey has released singles, such as Blueberry Faygo, which featured on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number eight. The song has been certified platinum in the US and Australia and 4× platinum in Canada.

 7 Brandi Carlile

Brandi Carlile
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Famous As: Folk Rock Singers
Birthdate: June 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
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 8 Kenny G

Kenny G.
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Famous As: Saxophonist
Birthdate: June 5, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini

Kenneth Bruce Gorelick, better known as Kenny G, is a best-selling jazz saxophonist who has sold over 75 million records and even owns a line of saxophones. He is also a certified pilot and a skilled golfer who has participated in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am seven times.

 9 Mýa

Mýa.
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: October 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra

Singer Mýa initially gained fame with Teen Summit and then released hit singles such as Case of the Ex. She earned her first Grammy for the recreation of the 1975 hit Lady Marmalade, with Pink, Lil' Kim, and Christina Aguilera. She has also appeared in film such as Chicago.

 10 Kenny Loggins

Kenny Loggins
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Composer
Birthdate: January 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 11 Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Actor, Writer, Musician, Blogger, Television actor
Birthdate: September 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra

 12 Ginuwine

Ginuwine
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra

 13 Courtney Stodden

Courtney Stodden.
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Famous As: Media Personality
Birthdate: August 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo

Courtney Stodden gained fame as a model and singer, before she made headlines for marrying actor Doug Hutchison, 34 years her senior, at age 16, with her mother’s consent. She later appeared on reality shows such as Couples Therapy, Celebrity Big Brother, and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.

 14 Michael Winslow

Michael Winslow
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo

 15 Phil Elverum

Phil Elverum
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini

 16 John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa.
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Famous As: Conductor, Composer
Birthdate: November 6, 1854
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 6, 1932

 17 Carol Kaye

Carol Kaye
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries

 18 Mark Lanegan

Mark Lanegan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 19 Ryan Lewis

Ryan Lewis.
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Famous As: Hip-hop Artist & DJ
Birthdate: March 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

 20 Alison Sudol

Alison Sudol
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 21 Rostam Batmanglij

Rostam Batmanglij.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 22 Jennifer Warnes

Jennifer Warnes
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces

 23 Judy Collins

Judy Collins
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Famous As: Singer, Street artist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Guitarist, Pianist
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus

 24 Gregg Rolie

Gregg Rolie.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini

Gregg Rolie is a singer and keyboardist. He gained international popularity as the frontman of the bands Santana and Journey. He was a co-founder of both as well. He currently performs with his Gregg Rolie Band and also collaborates with Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Rolie has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. 

 25 Stone Gossard

Stone Gossard
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer

 26 Brian Stokes Mitchell

Brian Stokes Mitchell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 31, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 27 Jake Shears

Jake Shears
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra

 28 Larry Hovis

Larry Hovis.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 9, 2003

 29 Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: December 8, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 30 Nate Mendel

Nate Mendel
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 31 Buzz Osborne

Buzz Osborne
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: March 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries

 32 Dylan Carlson

Dylan Carlson
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: March 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces

 33 Sean Kinney

Sean Kinney
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini

 34 Eldon Hoke

Eldon Hoke
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 23, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 19, 1997

 35 Billy Tipton

Billy Tipton
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 29, 1914
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 21, 1989

 36 Brandy Clark

Brandy Clark
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra

 37 Warrel Dane

Warrel Dane
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces

 38 A.B. Quintanilla

A.B. Quintanilla.
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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: December 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
A. B. Quintanilla is the brother of the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, who was murdered by her manager. He was part of the band Los Dinos, which included Selena, their other sister, and their father, and later Selena’s husband, too. He later went solo and released a few albums.

 39 Matty Mullins

Matty Mullins.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer

 40 Scott Rockenfield

Scott Rockenfield
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini

 41 Phil Driscoll

Phil Driscoll
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Famous As: Trumpeter
Birthdate: November 9, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 42 Jenny Conlee

Jenny Conlee
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Famous As: Musician, Accordionist
Birthdate: December 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 43 Chiwoniso Maraire

Chiwoniso Maraire
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 24, 2013

 44 Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor
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Famous As: Record Producer, Guitarist
Birthdate: August 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

 45 William Bolcom

William Bolcom
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 26, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini

 46 Jason Webley

Jason Webley
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini

 47 Ricky Horror

Ricky Horror.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo

 48 Mark Morris

Mark Morris
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: August 29, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo

 49 Tamara Gee

Tamara Gee
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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: October 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra

 50 Lanny Ross

Lanny Ross
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 25, 1988