The Most Famous Busker: Profiles of Remarkable Street Performers

Choose the busker you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 07:03
Welcome to StrawPoll, where the world's most talented and captivating buskers take center stage in our latest ranking showdown! From the melodic tunes of subway musicians to the mesmerizing displays of street performers, we've gathered an eclectic mix of the most famous buskers who have captured our hearts and left us in awe. Join the excitement as you vote for your favorite or suggest an unsung hero who deserves the spotlight. Don't miss your chance to be part of this harmonious battle for the ultimate busker crown. So, tune up your senses, let the rhythm take control, and dive into the world of captivating busking talent that awaits your vote!

Who Is the Most Famous Busker?

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    Ed Sheeran
    Harald Krichel · CC BY-SA 3.0

    Ed Sheeran

    Ed Sheeran
    He started his career as a busker on the streets of London and has since become one of the biggest names in music.
    Ed Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter known for his pop and acoustic sound. He rose to fame in the early 2010s with his hit singles and albums. His music blends elements of pop, folk, and hip-hop, often featuring catchy melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Sheeran's distinctive raspy voice and ability to write relatable songs have garnered him a massive fanbase worldwide.
    • Melodies: Catchy
    • Lyrics: Meaningful
    • Musical Blending: Pop, Folk, Hip-Hop elements
    • Genre: Pop, Acoustic, Folk, Hip-Hop
    • Vocal Style: Raspy
    Ed Sheeran in other rankings
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    Tracy Chapman
    Hans Hillewaert · CC BY-SA 4.0
    She began performing as a busker in Harvard Square in the 1980s and her hit song "Fast Car" was inspired by her experiences as a street musician.
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    Rod Stewart
    Helge Øverås · CC BY 2.5
    Before he became a rock star, Rod Stewart was a busker in London's Leicester Square.
    Rod Stewart in other rankings
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    She spent years performing as a busker in San Diego before she was discovered by a record label.
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    He started his career as a busker in Dublin and his first album "O" was a critical and commercial success.
    Damien Rice in other rankings
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    He is a British singer-songwriter who gained fame as a busker on the streets of Australia. His song "Let Her Go" was a huge hit.
    Passenger is a popular song by the American alternative metal band Deftones. It is the seventh track from their third studio album, White Pony, released in 2000. The song features guest vocals by Maynard James Keenan, the lead singer of Tool and A Perfect Circle.
    • Album: White Pony
    • Release Year: 2000
    • Genre: Alternative Metal
    • Length: 6:07
    • Guest Vocals: Maynard James Keenan
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    He began his musical career as a busker on the streets of Memphis and went on to become one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time.
    B.B. King in other rankings
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    She first gained attention as a busker playing violin on the streets of Boston. Her hit song "Mother Mother" was a staple of 90s alternative radio.
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    He started out playing guitar on the streets of Los Angeles and his eclectic style has made him a critical darling for over two decades.
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    He was a pioneer of the electric blues and started his career as a busker in Dallas. He influenced countless musicians, including Jimi Hendrix and B.B. King.

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Ranking factors for famous busker

  1. Popularity
    The popularity of the busker among the public, including the number of views on their social media accounts or videos.
  2. Skill and Talent
    The level of skill and talent the busker displays with their music or performance.
  3. Creativity
    The originality and creativity of the busker's music or performance.
  4. Performance Venues
    The number of different locations and venues the busker has performed in.
  5. Awards and Accolades
    Any awards or recognition the busker has received for their performances.
  6. Cultural Influence
    The impact the busker has had on the cultural or music scene in their region or globally.
  7. Years of Experience
    The number of years the busker has been performing and the consistency of their performances.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous busker. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or Busker is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


  • 183 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each Busker once every 24 hours. The rank of each Busker is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous busker

Buskers, also known as street performers, have been a part of the cultural landscape for centuries. They bring joy to passersby with their unique talents and skills, and often rely on the generosity of others for their livelihood. While there are countless talented buskers around the world, there are a few who have risen to fame and become household names. From the legendary guitar-playing of Eddie Vedder to the haunting vocals of Tracy Chapman, buskers have become icons in their own right. But who is the most famous busker? That's a difficult question to answer, as there are so many talented performers out there. However, we've compiled a list of some of the most well-known buskers in the world, and we're excited to share their stories with you. Whether you're a fan of music, dance, or performance art, there's sure to be something on this list that will inspire you. So sit back, relax, and let's take a look at some of the most famous buskers of all time.

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