Musicians have been part of our culture for thousands of years. A musician writes music or plays instruments, or sings and dances. Each culture has its own particular type of music, written and performed by musicians. Nowadays, musicians are often referred to as part of pop culture. Genres of music including rock, pop, classical, punk, electronic, world, jazz, reggae and hip hop. People can like all sorts of music, but often only listen to one or two genres. Aretha Franklin was an excellent musician, one of the best ever.

How do you become a musician?

Become a musician by practicing as much as you can either by playing an instrument or singing. Take lessons with a professional instructor if you can and join a band or orchestra. Also, study music theory, music education, musical history or music performance as it’ll expand your knowledge. A strong work ethic and skills will help you achieve your dreams of becoming a musician. Try to gain exposure through auditions, recitals or through your school.

How do musicians make money?

Musicians make money from music through various sources. They traditionally make money by recording and writing music, and earn royalties by their music being played by different venues. They also make money by performing that music live and advertising it. Musicians can further make money by producing other artists music. Today musicians can expand their money revenues through merchandise, movies and TV licensing, and fashion and perfume lines.

What are common qualities in a successful musician?

Common qualities of successful musicians include being confident, strong work ethic, and making enough time to practice. Other common qualities include being modest as being a musician does not guarantee becoming rich, patience, creativity, and educating themselves on the current trends and business. Musicians are also persistent, adventurous, are good with budgets, and are friendly with their audiences and fans.

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6’0” | 1.83 m
March 18, 1979
Adam Levine
183.000
1979.00
320000
3D
Adam Levine
Adele
522000
5’9” | 1.75 m
May 5, 1988
Adele
175.000
1988.00
522000
3D
Adele
5’3” | 1.60 m
September 14, 1983
Amy Winehouse
160.000
1983.00
207000
3D
Amy Winehouse
5’0” | 1.52 m
June 26, 1993
Ariana Grande
152.000
1993.00
1850000
3D
Ariana Grande
Bad Bunny
386000
5’11” | 1.80 m
March 10, 1994
Bad Bunny
180.000
1994.00
386000
3D
Bad Bunny
Beyoncé
847000
5’7” | 1.70 m
September 4, 1981
Beyoncé
170.000
1981.00
847000
3D
Beyoncé
6’2” | 1.88 m
May 21, 1972
Biggie Smalls
188.000
1972.00
136000
3D
Biggie Smalls
5’3” | 1.60 m
December 18, 2001
Billie Eilish
160.000
2001.00
3500000
3D
Billie Eilish
6’4” | 1.93 m
June 18, 1976
Blake Shelton
193.000
1976.00
410000
3D
Blake Shelton
Bob Dylan
333000
5’7” | 1.70 m
May 24, 1941
Bob Dylan
170.000
1941.00
333000
3D
Bob Dylan
5’7” | 1.70 m
February 6, 1945
Bob Marley
170.000
1945.00
207000
3D
Bob Marley
Bono
74000
5’6” | 1.68 m
May 10, 1960
Bono
168.000
1960.00
74000
3D
Bono
5’4” | 1.63 m
December 2, 1981
Britney Spears
163.000
1981.00
936000
3D
Britney Spears
5’10” | 1.78 m
September 23, 1949
Bruce Springsteen
178.000
1949.00
222000
3D
Bruce Springsteen
5’5” | 1.65 m
October 8, 1985
Bruno Mars
165.000
1985.00
562000
3D
Bruno Mars
Cardi B
1670000
5’3” | 1.60 m
October 11, 1992
Cardi B
160.000
1992.00
1670000
3D
Cardi B
5’3” | 1.60 m
March 10, 1983
Carrie Underwood
160.000
1983.00
369000
3D
Carrie Underwood
Cher
428000
5’9” | 1.75 m
May 20, 1946
Cher
175.000
1946.00
428000
3D
Cher
5’9” | 1.75 m
September 25, 1983
Childish Gambino
175.000
1983.00
153000
3D
Childish Gambino
6’1” | 1.85 m
March 2, 1977
Chris Martin
185.000
1977.00
89000
3D
Chris Martin
5’2" | 1.57 m
December 18, 1980
Christina Aguilera
157.000
1980.00
217000
3D
Christina Aguilera
6’1” | 1.85 m
October 18, 1926
Chuck Berry
185.000
1926.00
103000
3D
Chuck Berry
DMX
135000
5’10” | 1.78 m
December 18, 1970
DMX
178.000
1970.00
135000
3D
DMX
DaBaby
298000
5’8” | 1.73 m
December 22, 1991
DaBaby
173.000
1991.00
298000
3D
DaBaby
6’0” | 1.83 m
January 14, 1969
Dave Grohl
183.000
1969.00
150000
3D
Dave Grohl
5’10” | 1.78 m
January 8, 1947
David Bowie
178.000
1947.00
436000
3D
David Bowie
5’0” | 1.52 m
January 19, 1946
Dolly Parton
152.000
1946.00
632000
3D
Dolly Parton
Dr. Dre
238000
6’1” | 1.85 m
February 18, 1965
Dr. Dre
185.000
1965.00
238000
3D
Dr. Dre
Drake
890000
6’0” | 1.83 m
October 24, 1986
Drake
183.000
2001.00
890000
3D
Drake
Dua Lipa
883000
5’8” | 1.73 m
August 22, 1995
Dua Lipa
173.000
1995.00
883000
3D
Dua Lipa
5’8” | 1.73 m
March 25, 1947
Elton John
173.000
1947.00
340000
3D
Elton John
6’0” | 1.83 m
January 8, 1935
Elvis Presley
183.000
1935.00
381000
3D
Elvis Presley
Eminem
1240000
5’8” | 1.73 m
October 17, 1972
Eminem
173.000
1972.00
1240000
3D
Eminem
5’10” | 1.78 m
September 5, 1946
Freddie Mercury
178.000
1946.00
1360000
3D
Freddie Mercury
6’0” | 1.83 m
February 7, 1962
Garth Brooks
183.000
1962.00
248000
3D
Garth Brooks
6’0” | 1.83 m
June 25, 1963
George Michael
183.000
1963.00
245000
3D
George Michael
5’10” | 1.78 m
May 18, 1952
George Strait
178.000
1952.00
173000
3D
George Strait
5’6” | 1.68 m
October 3, 1969
Gwen Stefani
168.000
1969.00
411000
3D
Gwen Stefani
5’11” | 1.80 m
February 1, 1994
Harry Styles
180.000
1994.00
1100000
3D
Harry Styles
Ice Cube
277000
5’8” | 1.73 m
June 15, 1969
Ice Cube
173.000
1969.00
277000
3D
Ice Cube
5’9” | 1.75 m
December 13, 1967
Jamie Foxx
175.000
1967.00
232000
3D
Jamie Foxx
Jay-Z
211000
6’2” | 1.88 m
December 4, 1969
Jay-Z
188.000
1969.00
211000
3D
Jay-Z
5’5” | 1.65 m
July 24, 1969
Jennifer Lopez
165.000
1969.00
408000
3D
Jennifer Lopez
5’11” | 1.80 m
December 8, 1943
Jim Morrison
180.000
1943.00
158000
3D
Jim Morrison
5’11” | 1.80 m
November 27, 1942
Jimi Hendrix
180.000
1942.00
247000
3D
Jimi Hendrix
JoJo Siwa
399000
5’9” | 1.75 m
May 19, 2003
JoJo Siwa
175.000
2003.00
399000
3D
JoJo Siwa
5’11” | 1.8 m
March 14, 1963
Joe Exotic
180.000
1963.00
13000
3D
Joe Exotic
5’9” | 1.75 m
December 31, 1943
John Denver
175.000
1943.00
171000
3D
John Denver
6’2” | 1.88 m
February 26, 1932
Johnny Cash
188.000
1932.00
404000
3D
Johnny Cash
5’9” | 1.75 m
March 1, 1994
Justin Bieber
175.000
1994.00
942000
3D
Justin Bieber
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 31, 1981
Justin Timberlake
185.000
1981.00
472000
3D
Justin Timberlake
5’5” | 1.65 m
August 21, 1988
Kacey Musgraves
165.000
1988.00
400000
3D
Kacey Musgraves
5’8” | 1.73 m
June 8, 1977
Kanye West
173.000
1977.00
806000
3D
Kanye West
5’7” | 1.70 m
October 25, 1984
Katy Perry
170.000
1984.00
809000
3D
Katy Perry
5’9” | 1.75 m
December 18, 1943
Keith Richards
175.000
1943.00
163000
3D
Keith Richards
5’10” | 1.78 m
October 26, 1967
Keith Urban
178.000
1967.00
162000
3D
Keith Urban
5’6” | 1.68 m
June 17, 1987
Kendrick Lamar
168.000
1987.00
750000
3D
Kendrick Lamar
6’0” | 1.83 m
August 21, 1938
Kenny Rogers
183.000
1938.00
155000
3D
Kenny Rogers
5’9” | 1.75 m
February 20, 1967
Kurt Cobain
175.000
1967.00
362000
3D
Kurt Cobain
Lady Gaga
819000
5’1” | 1.55 m
March 28, 1986
Lady Gaga
155.000
1986.00
819000
3D
Lady Gaga
Lil Pump
630000
5’6” | 1.68 m
August 17, 2000
Lil Pump
168.000
2000.00
630000
3D
Lil Pump
5’3” | 1.60 m
July 31, 1994
Lil Uzi Vert
160.000
1994.00
379000
3D
Lil Uzi Vert
Lizzo
244000
5’10” | 1.78 m
April 27, 1988
Lizzo
178.000
1988.00
244000
3D
Lizzo
5’2" | 1.57 m
April 14, 1932
Loretta Lynn
157.000
1932.00
224000
3D
Loretta Lynn
6’0” | 1.83 m
July 17, 1976
Luke Bryan
183.000
1976.00
214000
3D
Luke Bryan
Madonna
371000
5’5” | 1.65 m
August 16, 1958
Madonna
165.000
1958.00
371000
3D
Madonna
6’1” | 1.85 m
January 5, 1969
Marilyn Manson
185.000
1969.00
327000
3D
Marilyn Manson
5’9” | 1.75 m
August 29, 1958
Michael Jackson
175.000
1958.00
645000
3D
Michael Jackson
5’10” | 1.78 m
July 26, 1943
Mick Jagger
178.000
1943.00
302000
3D
Mick Jagger
5’5” | 1.65 m
November 23, 1992
Miley Cyrus
165.000
1992.00
848000
3D
Miley Cyrus
5’4” | 1.63 m
November 10, 1983
Miranda Lambert
163.000
1983.00
286000
3D
Miranda Lambert
5’2" | 1.57 m
July 1, 1971
Missy Elliott
157.000
1971.00
82200
3D
Missy Elliott
Nas
207000
5’8” | 1.73 m
September 14, 1973
Nas
173.000
1973.00
207000
3D
Nas
5’5” | 1.65 m
February 20, 2003
Olivia Rodrigo
165.000
2003.00
393000
3D
Olivia Rodrigo
5’10” | 1.78 m
December 3, 1948
Ozzy Osbourne
178.000
1948.00
452000
3D
Ozzy Osbourne
P Diddy
108000
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 4, 1969
P Diddy
178.000
1969.00
108000
3D
P Diddy
P!nk
161000
5’4” | 1.63 m
September 8, 1979
P!nk
163.000
1979.00
161000
3D
P!nk
6’2” | 1.88 m
Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (1909), The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Phantom of the Opera
188.000
1909.00
201000
3D
Phantom of the Opera
6’0” | 1.83 m
July 4, 1995
Post Malone
183.000
1995.00
876000
3D
Post Malone
Prince
2000000
5’2" | 1.57 m
June 7, 1958
Prince
157.000
1958.00
2000000
3D
Prince
5’7” | 1.70 m
March 28, 1955
Reba McEntire
170.000
1955.00
163000
3D
Reba McEntire
Rihanna
834000
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 20, 1988
Rihanna
173.000
1988.00
834000
3D
Rihanna
Shakira
297000
5’2" | 1.57 m
February 2, 1977
Shakira
157.000
1977.00
297000
3D
Shakira
5’4” | 1.63 m
August 28, 1965
Shania Twain
163.000
1965.00
262000
3D
Shania Twain
6’2” | 1.88 m
August 8, 1998
Shawn Mendes
188.000
1998.00
592000
3D
Shawn Mendes
6’4” | 1.93 m
October 20, 1971
Snoop Dogg
193.000
1971.00
335000
3D
Snoop Dogg
5’10” | 1.78 m
December 13, 1989
Taylor Swift
178.000
1989.00
1900000
3D
Taylor Swift
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 16, 1990
The Weeknd
173.000
1990.00
490000
3D
The Weeknd
6’0” | 1.83 m
May 1, 1967
Tim McGraw
183.000
1967.00
149000
3D
Tim McGraw
5’9” | 1.75 m
June 16, 1971
Tupac Shakur
175.000
1971.00
358000
3D
Tupac Shakur
5’6” | 1.68 m
April 29, 1933
Willie Nelson
168.000
1933.00
394000
3D
Willie Nelson
Marilyn Manson
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Marilyn Manson in relation to other musicians

Marilyn Manson, born Brian Huge Warner, is best known for his controversial performances, heavy music, and white face made with dark eyes and red lips. Marilyn Manson made huge impacts on the music world in the 1990s with the release of albums such as Portrait of an American Family and Mechanical Animals. While parents saw Marilyn Manson as a threat and negative influence on the kids, Manson made it into the top ten more than 8 times. While many view Marilyn Manson as the antichrist, he is actually a spiritual person who believes in the creation of art and its positive impact on the world.

Marilyn Manson has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Marilyn Manson labeled with overall height
Marilyn Manson, born Brian Huge Warner, is best known for his controversial performances, heavy music, and white face made with dark eyes and red lips. Marilyn Manson made huge impacts on the music world in the 1990s with the release of albums such as Portrait of an American Family.

Marilyn Manson has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Marilyn Manson labeled with overall height
Marilyn Manson
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Years Active: 1989-present

Given Name
Brian Hugh Warner
Birthday
January 5, 1969

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Elton John
Height comparison diagram of Elton John compared to other musicians

Elton John is a British singer, songwriter and entertainer. He learned to play the piano at an early age and met his future lyricist partner, Bernie Taupin, when he was 20 when they both answered the same local call for songwriters. He rose to fame during the 1970s with a series of top hits, including Your Song, I’m Still Standing and Tiny Dancer.  His re-release of Candle in the Wind—which was performed at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997—is the top selling single of all time in both the UK and the US. Elton John is the subject of the 2019 musical film, Rocketman.

Elton John has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Elton John with overall height
Elton John is a British singer, songwriter and entertainer. He learned to play the piano at an early age and met his future lyricist partner, Bernie Taupin, when he was 20 when they both answered the same local call for songwriters. He rose to fame during the 1970s with a series of top hits.

Elton John has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Elton John with overall height
Elton John
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Years Active: 1962-present

Given Name
Reginald Kenneth Dwight
Birthday
March 25, 1947

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P Diddy | Sean Combs
Scaled height comparison illustrations of P Diddy in relation to other musicians

Sean Combs goes by many names, including Puff Daddy, P Diddy and Diddy. He is an American rapper, singer/songwriter, record producer and record executive. He released his first album No Way Out in 1997 and went on to critical and commercial success. In 1993, Combs established his own record label, Bad Boy Entertainment which has been home to many musical artists including the Notorious B.I.G, Ma$e, and Janelle Monae. His most famous songs and collaborations include No Money No Problems with the Notorious B.I.G, I’ll Be Missing You with Faith Evans and Hello Good Morning with Niki Minaj and Rick Ross.

P Diddy has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of P Diddy labeled with overall height
Sean Combs goes by many names, including Puff Daddy, P Diddy and Diddy. He is an American rapper, singer/songwriter, record producer and record executive. He released his first album No Way Out in 1997 and went on to critical and commercial success. In 1993, Combs established his own record label.

P Diddy has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

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P Diddy | Sean Combs
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Years Active: 1988-present

Given Name
Sean John Combs
Birthday
November 4, 1969

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Johnny Cash
Height comparison diagram of Johnny Cash compared to other musicians

Johnny Cash is a country legend. He rose to fame as part of the rockabilly scene in the 1950s and became known for his deep rich baritone voice, the sombre tone of many of his songs, and the distinctive backing sound of his backing band, named the Tennessee Three. Some of his most famous songs include ‘Walk The Line’, ‘Get Rhythm’ and ‘Man in Black’. He has sold over 90 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He married twice, first to Vivian Roberto, and later to June Carter, who he collaborated with musically for many years. He died in Nashville, in 2003.

Johnny Cash had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Johnny Cash with overall height
Johnny Cash is a country legend. He rose to fame as part of the rockabilly scene in the 1950s and became known for his deep rich baritone voice, the sombre tone of many of his songs, and the distinctive backing sound of his backing band, named the Tennessee Three.

Johnny Cash had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Johnny Cash with overall height
Johnny Cash
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Years Active: 1954-2003

Death: September 12, 2003 (71)

Given Name
John R. Cash
Birthday
February 26, 1932

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Biggie Smalls | The Notorious B.I.G.
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Biggie Smalls in relation to other musicians

Biggie Smalls is an American rapper. His real name is Christopher George Latore Wallace but he is better known by his numerous stage names which also include The Notorious B.I.G and Biggie. Born in New York City in 1972, he was central to the East Coast Hip-hop scene and was known for his laidback rapping style and complex lyrics. His most famous tracks include Juicy and Big Poppa. Biggie was awarded the Billboard Music Awards' Rapper of the Year in 1995. In 1997, he was killed in a drive by shooting. His second album entitled Life After Death was released two weeks later to critical success.

Biggie Smalls had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Biggie Smalls labeled with overall height
Biggie Smalls is an American rapper. His real name is Christopher George Latore Wallace but he is better known by his numerous stage names which also include The Notorious B.I.G and Biggie. Born in New York City in 1972, he was central to the East Coast scene and was known for his laidback style.

Biggie Smalls had a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Biggie Smalls labeled with overall height
Biggie Smalls | The Notorious B.I.G.
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Years Active: 1992-1997

Death: March 9, 1997 (24)

Given Name
Christopher George Latore Wallace
Birthday
May 21, 1972

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