Most Talented Musicians
The Contenders: Page 3
41 Tupac Shakur
Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.
The greatest rapper of all time and the most passionate musician of all time. He was misunderstood by those who only saw the "thug life" side of him and not the deep and insightful poetic side. Listen to " Dear Mama", "Keep ya Head up, "Brenda's Got a Baby" or one of his many poems and see for yourself that rappers really do have talent.
42 David Bowie
David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
David Bowie is one of the most talented musicians ever
43 Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
Why is he so low? He revolutionized and shaped classic rock, which is the root of all greatness!
Hendrix was no doubt the greatest guitar player that the world has seen. Confused as to why he's behind "Ed Sheeran"...
Why is he not top 10?
44 John Mayer
45 Thom Yorke
Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.
Great vocalist, producer, guitarist, pianist, drummer, amasing lyricist and artist, his best quality being his extremely broad, creative style
Personally think he is one of the few genius' of our generation. his multi instrumental abilities are freakish, coupled with his timing and co-ordination put him in a class only few have and ever will achieve. legend
46 Billie Joe Armstrong
Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.
Harmonica and others. He is the best and most talented musician ever!
Kyo is a Japanese musician, poet and singer-songwriter. He is best known as the vocalist of the metal band Dir en grey. He has been with the band since its inception in 1997 and was formerly in La:Sadie's.
Huge vocal range, very versatile and is a genius with his lyrics. Everything from soft rock to extreme metal.
48 Chuck Schuldiner
Charles Michael "Chuck" Schuldiner was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known as the founder and vocalist, guitarist and bassist of the American heavy metal band Death. He is considered the most influential figure in Death Metal, with some publications referring to Chuck as the "Godfather ...read more.
49 John Cena
John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host signed to WWE, where he is assigned to the SmackDown brand. ...read more.
50 Brendon Urie
Brendon Boyd Urie, more commonly known as Brendon Urie, was born April 12, 1987, in St. George, Utah. He is an American singer, songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is best own as the lead singer of the American pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco. He is the only original remaining member. ...read more.
He's so amazing! He can play guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion, organ, cello, violin, trumpet piano, accordion, keyboards, synthesizer, programming, and don't even get me started on his sexy, heavenly vocals!
Can play pretty much any instrument you throw at him, and has hella good vocals too.
He's better than most on this list.
Best singer I know, fantastic at songwriting, can play every instrument ever, can also backflip, displayed great acting skills in kinky boots, all while suffering anxiety attacks and dealing with adhd. strong, talented, amazing, underrated.
51 Frederic Chopin
Frédéric François Chopin (1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849), born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin, was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for the solo piano. He gained and has maintained renown worldwide as a leading musician of his era, whose "poetic genius ...read more.
52 Steven Wilson
Steven John Wilson is an English musician and record producer, most associated with the progressive rock genre.
This is actually a list of most famous musicians of all time, more or less. Steven Wilson and Devin Townsend's music speaks to me personally a whole lot more than the other folks
53 Chris Brown
Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.
Can sing, dance, rap, direct, write. He has been involved in a lot of feuds such as the famous Rihanna incident, but you've got to admire his talent. - Forhad_765
54 Keith Richards
Keith Richards is an English musician—primarily a guitarist—singer, songwriter, best-selling memoirist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.
55 Myles Kennedy
Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current band: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.
The best vocalist ever, his guitar playing abilities have been praised by Slash and Jimmy Page, and he is one of the most uplifting lyricists ever
56 Jackie Wilson
Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr . was an American soul singer-songwriter and performer . A tenor with a four octave vocal range, he was nicknamed "Mr . Excitement", and was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul.
This man needs to be checked out; if you have not done it. He was MJ before MJ, he was a dancer, singer, complete entertainer;
57 David Garrett
Worlds fastest classical crossover violinist
Best musician ever
58 Steve Vai
Steven Siro "Steve" Vai is an American guitarist, composer, singer, songwriter, and producer, born and raised on Long Island, New York.
Steve Vai is clearly one of the greatest musicians still alive today. Not only for his technicality on his instrument of choice, but also for the complexity in his general music theory. SALES do not determine a good musician, it is a persons understanding of music theory and to me, someone who stays true to the music. It is not about record sales, it is about what music is to you, and what your interpretation of it is. Steve Vai has always done exactly what he wanted to do and played what he wanted to play; meaning sales are not the basis of his inspiration.
59 Trent Reznor
Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.
60 John Buckland