19 Famous Musicians Who Are Democrats

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Last updated on May 25th, 2023 at 08:51 am

Although many singers choose to stay out of politics, others want to be a part of the ever-changing political landscape. There are many Republican musicians, but there are others who are well-known for their support of the Democrat party.

Take a seat and get ready to learn something you didn’t know as we talk about famous musicians who are Democrats.

1. Dixie Chicks

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The Dixie Chicks are some of the famous musicians who are democrats, well-known for their concert where they were boycotted by radio after reporting they were ashamed that the president at the time, Bush, was from Texas. They have always had a hand in various political initiatives for Democrats.

2. Bruce Springsteen

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For a long time, Bruce Springsteen was only a thematic supporter of the democratic party in his songs. Eventually, he came out in support of John Kerry in 2004 and even played for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2016 to back up his position in the political landscape.

3. Demi Lovato

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The former Disney star is an outspoken Democrat, even performing for a Hillary Clinton rally in Iowa while she was running for president. Lovato reportedly appreciates the powerful influence female democrats like Clinton have on the culture and the future of the country. 

4. Bette Midler

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Bette Midler is an outspoken Democrat, often turning to Twitter as a means to get her political voice out into the world. She famously insulted West Virginia, which caused quite a stir on the internet as normal people who were not celebrities interpreted her statement.

5. Cher

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Once upon a time, Cher was not very loud about her political opinions, but she spoke up in recent years and has been open about her democratic beliefs on Twitter. She has talked out against Trump and publicly called for the democratic party to do a better job in their positions.

6. Jason Mraz

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Next on our list of famous musicians who are democrats is the love song master, Jason Mraz of “I’m Yours” fame. The icon spoke out about his support for Bernie Sanders during the last election cycle, reporting his desire to get Trump out of office as soon as possible.

7. Beyonce

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Beyonce and her husband, Jay-Z, are two well-known celebrity democrats who make large contributions to the party, particularly during the era Barack Obama was president. She’s made millions in fundraisers to give to the party as a token of support.

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8. Cardi B

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Cardi B is another strong Democrat, switching from support for Bernie Sanders in 2020 to Joe Biden once the tides took a turn. She famously loathes Donald Trump and most aspects of the republican party, leading to her political stance. 

9. Randy Newman

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Randy Newman is a composer known for composing music in the Toy Story trilogy and Marriage Story. He’s also a Democrat, donating $7,000 to the party in 2012 and publicly giving his support for Barack Obama as president. 

10. Taylor Swift

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Once upon a time, Taylor Swift was very quiet about her political beliefs and tried to keep her personal opinions to the side as she performed. Now, she is one of the most vocal supporters of the democrats onstage, calling out Trump and endorsing seats for the Senate and Congress.

11. America Ferrara

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Our final selection of our famous musicians who are democrats is America Ferrera, an actress who also has experience singing in a Broadway capacity. She marched with other celebrities in 2018 and even called Joe Biden on the phone with other Latin individuals. 

12. Lenny Kravitz

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The rock singer performed at the Democratic National Convention in 2016, pushing the idea that all political parties should be able to get along through love. He often shows solidarity with the Democrat Party through his political posts and captions on social media. 

13. Miley Cyrus

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The singer and actress Miley Cyrus is not very quiet about anything she believes in, and that includes her political beliefs. She posted a video supporting Bernie Sanders back in the previous election cycle as a way to set her political stance in a fiery political climate. 

14. Gwen Stefani

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Gwen Stefani is a legendary and another well-known Democrat, throwing many campaigns and offering a chunk of money to support the moves of the party. In 2012, she reportedly donated around $5,000 in support of Barack Obama and the Democrat campaign.

15. John Legend

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Next on our list of famous musicians who are Democrats is John Legend, known for his generous gifts in support of the democratic party. While Barack Obama was running for president in 2012, Legend provided $25,000 to the democratic party.

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16. Alicia Keys

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Alicia Keys is very outspoken about her democratic state, performing at the Democratic National Convention in 2016 and speaking out about criminal justice reform. She is very open about her support for left-leaning policies and was loud about wanting Trump out of office as soon as possible.

17. James Taylor

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James Taylor is well-known for his sweet songs, but he’s also taken up quite the stance in politics. In 2012, he reportedly donated about $30,800 in support of the endeavors of the democratic party and their pursuits in the future.

18. Katy Perry

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The “I Kissed A Girl” singer is a loud democrat, speaking out about topics including gun control, LGBTQ rights, and more. Katy Perry also performed at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, appearing with Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail as a show of support. 

19. Questlove

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Questlove has risen higher in fame in recent years as a drummer for the house band on Jimmy Fallon’s evening talk show. In 2012, he reportedly donated $5,000 to Obama and $1,000 to the democratic party as a unit.

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Written by Hope Davis

Long-time music lover Hope became a full-time writer in 2020 after being laid off from her regular job due to COVID-19. She now spends her time traveling the world to see her favorite bands while writing about them!


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