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  1. Nat Wolff

    Nat Wolff


    Nathaniel Marvin "Nat" Wolff (born December 17, 1994) is an American actor, singer-songwriter, composer, keyboardist, and guitarist. Wolff gained recognition for starring in and composing the music for the Nickelodeon musical comedy series The Naked Brothers Band (2007–09) which was created and produced by his actress mother Polly Draper; the series earned him a Broadcast Music, Inc. Cable Award in 2007. Wolff's jazz pianist father Michael Wolff co-produced the series' two soundtrack albums, the self-titled album The Naked Brothers Band (2007) ranking number 23 on the Top 200 Billboard Charts and the follow-up I Don't Want to Go to School (2008). Nat and Alex Wolff also formed the musical duo called Nat & Alex Wolff and they released an album titled Black Sheep in 2011.

  2. Willie Nelson

    Willie Nelson


    Willie Hugh Nelson (wɪli nɛlsən; born April 29, 1933) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.

  3. Carole King

    Carole King


    Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is a Grammy Award-winning New York born composer and singer-songwriter.

  4. Erika Sauerland

    Erika Sauerland


  5. Dallas Austin

    Dallas Austin


  6. Roberta Flack

    Roberta Flack


    Roberta Cleopatra Flack (born February 10, 1937 or 1939) is an American singer, and musician who is notable for jazz, Pop, R&B, and folk music. She is best known for her classic #1 singles "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly with His Song", and "Feel Like Makin' Love"; and for "Where Is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You", two of her many duets with the late Donny Hathaway.

  7. Johanna Bennett

    Johanna Bennett


    Johanna Bennett (born 30 September 1984 in Peterborough, England) co-wrote the Arctic Monkeys single "Fluorescent Adolescent" with her then-boyfriend Alex Turner. The song lyrics were developed during a word game while the couple were on holiday.

  8. Burt Bacharach

    Burt Bacharach


    Burt Freeman Bacharach (/ˈbækəræk/ BAK-ə-rak; born May 12, 1928) is an American singer, songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist. A six-time Grammy Award winner and three-time Academy Award winner, he is known for his popular hit songs and compositions from the late 1950s through the 1980s, many with lyrics written by Hal David as part of the duo Bacharach and David.

  9. Kara DioGuardi

    Kara DioGuardi


    Kara Elizabeth DioGuardi (ˈkærə dɵˈɡwɑrdi; born December 9, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, music publisher, A&R executive, composer and TV personality. She writes music primarily in the pop rock genre. DioGuardi has worked with many popular artists; sales of albums on which her songs appear exceed 159 million worldwide. DioGuardi is a Grammy-nominated writer, 2011 NAMM Music For Life Award winner, 2009 NMPA Songwriter Icon Award winner, 2007 BMI Pop Songwriter of the Year, and has received 15 BMI Awards for co-writing the most performed songs on the radio.

  10. Hikaru Utada

    Hikaru Utada


    Hikaru Utada (宇多田 ヒカル Utada Hikaru, born January 19, 1983), who also goes by the mononym Utada /ˈ tɑː də/, is a Japanese American singer and songwriter. After releasing the commercially unsuccessful English-language album Precious under the stage name "Cubic U" in 1998, she rose to prominence in 1999 with the release of her second album, First Love, which sold over seven million copies in Japan and became the best selling Japanese-language album of all time. With the release of First Love, Utada became a recognized pop icon in Japan, and experienced continued success with follow-ups Distance (2001) and Deep River (2002), the former of which sold over three million copies in one week, collecting the largest first-week sales of all time in Japan and in the world. Her first compilation, Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 1 (2004), charted for 149 weeks in Japan and became her longest-charting project.

  11. Savannah Snow

    Savannah Snow


  12. Beenie Man

    Beenie Man


    Anthony Moses Davis (born 22 August 1973), better known by his stage name Beenie Man, is a Grammy award-winning Jamaican reggae artist. He is referred to as the world's "King of Dancehall".

  13. Robert Palmer

    Robert Palmer


    Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003) was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was known for his distinctive soulful voice, eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues and sartorial acumen. He found success both in his solo career and with Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the UK and the US.

  14. Guy Sebastian

    Guy Sebastian


    Guy Theodore Sebastian (born 26 October 1981) is an Australian singer-songwriter. He was the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003, and is a judge on Australia's The X Factor. He represented Australia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in 5th place overall. Sebastian has released eight top ten albums including two number ones. The first seven all gained either platinum or multi-platinum certification. He has also achieved 12 top ten singles, including six number ones. Sebastian is the only Australian male artist in Australian chart history to achieve six number one singles, and places third overall for all Australian acts. Eight of his singles have been certified multi-platinum, including the 9× platinum "Battle Scars". His debut single "Angels Brought Me Here" was the highest selling song in Australia last decade. With 51 platinum and six gold certifications and combined album and single sales of over 3.7 million in Australia, he has the highest certifications and sales of any Australian Idol contestant.

  15. Ben Adams

    Ben Adams


    Ben Adams (born Benjamin Edward Stephens Adams, 22 November 1981, Ascot, Berkshire, England) is an English singer and songwriter, best known as a member of the boy band A1.

  16. Laura Nyro

    Laura Nyro


    Laura Nyro ˈnɪər NEAR-oh (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter, singer, and pianist. She achieved critical acclaim with her own recordings, particularly the albums Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968) and New York Tendaberry (1969), and had commercial success with artists such as Barbra Streisand and The 5th Dimension recording her songs. Her style was a hybrid of Brill Building-style New York pop, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, show tunes, rock, and soul.

  17. Peter Cetera

    Peter Cetera


    Peter Paul Cetera (səˈtɛrə sə-TERR; born September 13, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, bassist and producer best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago, before launching a successful solo career. As a solo artist, Cetera has scored six Top-40 singles, including two that reached number 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

  18. Robert John Lange

    Robert John Lange


    Robert John "Mutt" Lange (ˈlæŋ; born 11 November 1948) is a Zambian-born British record producer and songwriter. He has produced albums for artists such as AC/DC, City Boy, Def Leppard, The Boomtown Rats, Graham Parker and the Rumour, Outlaws, Foreigner, The Cars, Bryan Adams, Billy Ocean, Savoy Brown, The Corrs, Maroon 5, Nickelback and Muse. He also wrote and produced songs with his then-wife, Canadian country singer Shania Twain. Her 1997 album Come on Over, which he produced, is the all time best selling album by a female artist. Lange also worked on "You and I" from Lady Gaga's second studio album Born This Way.

  19. Travis Clark

    Travis Clark


  20. John Hiatt

    John Hiatt


    John Hiatt (born August 20, 1952) is an American rock guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter. He has played a variety of musical styles on his albums, including new wave, blues and country. Hiatt has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and has been awarded a variety of other distinctions in the music industry. He remains one of the most respected and influential American singer-songwriters.

  21. Dieter Bohlen

    Dieter Bohlen


    Dieter Günther Bohlen (7 February 1954, Berne, Lower Saxony, near Oldenburg) is a German songwriter, singer, musician, producer, entertainer, and TV personality. Bohlen is best known for being part of popular pop-duo Modern Talking during 1984 –1987 and 1998 – 2003.

  22. Roland Orzabal

    Roland Orzabal


    Roland Orzabal (born 22 August 1961) is a British musician, songwriter and record producer. He is known mainly as a co-founding member of Tears for Fears, of which he is the main songwriter and joint vocalist, but he has also achieved success as a producer of other artists. In 2014, Orzabal published his first novel.

  23. Cisco Adler

    Cisco Adler


    Cisco Sam Adler (born September 6, 1978) is an American musician and former frontman for the band Whitestarr.

  24. Johnny Mercer

    Johnny Mercer


    John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer (November 18, 1909 – June 25, 1976) was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. He was also the founder of Capitol Records.

  25. Natalie Grant

    Natalie Grant


    Natalie Diane Grant (born December 21, 1971) is a singer-songwriter of contemporary Christian music. She received the Gospel Music Association's Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year four consecutive years (2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009), and again in 2012. She was also nominated for a Grammy in 2012 for her performance of "Alive". Her signature song is "Held".

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