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Singers

The dictionary definition of singers states that they are people who use their voice to produce musical sounds through modulation in tone and pitch however a layman’s definition of a singer is worded in a slightly different manner. Singers are people who have always been with us through the joyous times and through the times we’d rather wish we didn’t remember. They have even accompanied us when we have felt like a rebel and done our bit to revolt against the rules. For many, when they have failed to find the words to express their feeling or love, admiration or even exasperation, singers have stepped forward with their songs to lend suitable words to those feelings. The art of singing has been around for centuries, and practically every culture and civilization has had its share of singers. From throaty growls to melodic voices the list of notable singers from around the world would include the names of people like Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, a famous opera singer, and Eddie Vedder, the famous rock singer from the band Pearl Jam. The history of music has also seen people who have been loved for their singing but have also been acknowledged to have had very bad singing voices. What follows now, is a collection of biographies of some of the most memorable singers from around the world which includes their life stories, timelines and some interesting trivia about them.
AaliyahAaliyah
As one hums the song “Age ain't nothing but a number”, memories flashback of the “Princess of R&B”, who with her debut album broke all records ...
Aaron CarterAaron Carter
A teenage heartthrob, Aaron Charles Carter rose to fame as a pop and hip-hop singer in the first decade of the 21st century. Right from his ...
Aaron NevilleAaron Neville
American soul and R&B singer and musician, Aaron Neville is a name to reckon with in the world of music. Through his sheer talent and ...
Abbey LincolnAbbey Lincoln
A singer with a touch of emotion, Abbey Lincoln created a niche for herself in the world of music. She was a legendary jazz vocalist who brought ...
Agnetha Fältskog Agnetha Faltskog
Although she has made a name for herself as a solo artist in Sweden, Agnetha Fältskog will always be best known as a member of ‘ABBA’, one of ...
Al YankovicAl Yankovic
Al Yankovic, popular as "Weird Al", is the legend of the new age musical satires which have created a rage among the present generation. With a ...
Alanis MorissetteAlanis Morisette
Alanis Morissette changed the way female singers were perceived in the world of music. She led from the front and diversified the avenues of ...
Alberta HunterAlberta Hunter
Alberta Hunter was a well known blues singer, songwriter and nurse of American origin. Spanning a career of six decades, she surpassed many ...
Alma GluckAlma Gluck
The rags to riches story of the humble Alma Gluck is worth a read. A dutiful housewife, this simple woman became one of the greatest opera ...
Amy GrantAmy Grant
Amy Grant became one of the first faces to give life and meaning to contemporary Christian music in the 20th century. She is also one of the ...
Amy LeeAmy Lee
Amy Lynn Hartzler, professionally known as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter. She is the founder and lead singer of the rock band, ...
Anastacia Anastacia
A popular singer and songwriter, Anastacia is world renowned for her excellence at music and exceptional voice quality. She is blessed with an ...
Andrea BocelliAndrea Bocelli
Andrea Angel Bocelli is an Italian tenor and singer who music covers the genres of both pop and classical styles. He is regarded a highly ...
Annie LennoxAnnie Lennox
Ann “Annie” Lennoz is a singer known for her innovative musical style and sweet, melodious voice which enabled her to become one of the most ...
Anthony KiedisAnthony Kiedis
Anthony Kiedis is the vocalist cum lyricist of the alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers which produced hit albums like ‘Blood Sugar Sex ...
Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin
Aretha Louise Franklin is known as ‘The Queen of Soul’, the first woman ever to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She was born in a ...
Avril Ramona LavigneAvril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne came to limelight at a very young age and was signed by Arista records when she turned 16. Her grungy pop-rock sound appealed to ...
Axl RoseAxl Rose
Love him or hate him; Axl Rose is an illustrious but controversial figure in the world of rock. There have always been two extremes for this ...
Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
One of the highest-selling female recording artists of all time, Barbra Streisand, has sold a total of 71.5 million albums in the United States ...
Barry WhiteBarry White
Perhaps no other artist in the music industry enjoyed the huge cross-sectional popularity and following as did Barry White. The winner of two ...
Ben HarperBen Harper
Ben Harper, a versatile singer-song writer, is a native of California, USA. He grew up in a family of music lovers, listening to an array of ...
Bette MidlerBette Midler
Winner of Grammy and Golden Globe Awards, Bette Midler is an American singer-songwriter, actress and entrepreneur. One of the bestselling female ...
Beyonce KnowlesBeyonce Knowles
Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter, a singer more popularly known just as Beyonce, is a R&B artist who rose to fame as the lead singer of the ...
Bill WithersBill Withers
Bill Withers is one of the most renowned names in the Rhythm & Blues music genre. In his active career of two decades, he came up with some ...
Bing CrosbyBing Crosby
Bing Crosby was one of the finest American singers of the early 20th century known for his baritone voice. His ‘archetypal crooning’ was ...
Bjork Guomundsdottie Bjork
Bjork Guomundsdottie is a famous Icelander singer of the alternative music. She is also known for writing her own songs and producing her ...
Bon ScottBon Scott
Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott was an Australian musician of Scottish origins who rose to fame as the leading singer and songwriter of the hugely ...
BonoBono
Paul David Hewson, nicknamed Bono, is one of the most eminent singers and musicians of Irish origin and is best known as the lead vocalist of ...
Boy GeorgeBoy George
Boy George, born as George Alan O’Dowd, is internationally known for emerging as a creative artist from England during the English New ...
Brad Douglas PaisleyBrad Douglas Paisley
Think country music, think cowboy-hat Brad Paisley. His name is synonymous with this genre of music that it is difficult to separate these two ...
Britney SpearsBritney Spears
Britney Jean Spears is a famous American pop star who will go down in the history as one of the greatest pop artists from the west. She was ...
Carla BruniCarla Bruni
Carla Bruni is a former model turned singer who rose to worldwide prominence after her wedding to the then President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, ...
Carly SimonCarly Simon
Carly Simon is an American singer who rose to fame in the 1970’s with back-to-back hit records. She has written many of her own songs and has ...
Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood is a contemporary American country singer. Hailing from a small town, this singer took her first step towards stardom after ...
Chantal KreviazukChantal Kreviazuk
Chantal Kreviazuk is a Canadian singer-songwriter of adult contemporary music genre who is also a trained classical pianist. Her music potential ...
Charlie DanielsCharlie Daniels
Charlie Daniels, born as Charles Edward Daniels, is an American musician known for his characteristically southern rock, country and bluegrass ...
Charlotte ChurchCharlotte Church
Charlotte Church is a Welsh music artist who rose to fame with her debut album ‘Voice of an Angel’ when she was only 12 years old. She is a ...
Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
One of the lead singers of the legendary rock band, ‘Linkin Park’, Chester Bennington is best known for his trademark high pitched voice that ...
Chris LeDouxChris LeDoux
Chris LeDoux was an American country music singer famous for his cowboy folk and rodeo rock ‘n’ roll. He had been a professional rodeo champion ...
Chris MartinChris Martin
Christopher Anthony Martin, better known to his fans as Chris Martin is a co-founder and talented member of the alternative rock band Coldplay, ...
Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera
Christina Maria Aguilera is a well known American singer, songwriter, producer and a movie actress. She was born in New York to an army man and ...
Chuck DChuck D
Born Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, he adopted the stage name, Chuck D, and became the leader of the band, ‘Public Enemy’. His lyrics are socially ...
Cliff RichardCliff Richard
Cliff Richard, the British Elvis Presley as he is known as, is one of the most famous pop singers and has sold a whopping 250 million records in ...
Dave Grohl Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist and song-writer. He started playing guitar at a very young age, and is ...
Debbie HarryDebbie Harry
Deborah Ann Harry, better known by her stage name Debbie Harry, was the lead singer of the punk rock and new wave band, Blondie. She loved ...
Desiderio Arnaz - Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz was a famous musician, actor and television producer of America. He was the founder of the successful Latin music band, the Desi ...
Edith Piaf Edith Piaf
Edith Piaf was a French singer. She is considered the greatest icon of French popular music. Albeit her short physical stature, audiences the ...
Elliott SmithElliott Smith
Elliott Smith, born as Steven Paul Smith, was a talented musician and singer who rose to fame with his song ‘Miss Misery’ featured in the ...
Florence Ballard Chapman Florence Ballard
Florence Ballard Chapman was one of the founding members of the female-singing group, ‘The Supremes’. She was well-known for her deep, rich and ...
Gavin RossdaleGavin Rossdale
Gavin Rossdale is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the British rock band ‘Bush’. Although he is a native of London, he found bigger ...
Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
Gene Simmons, the lead singer and co-founder of the hard rock band Kiss was born as Chaim Witz in Israel and later migrated to the U.S. He had ...
George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
Popularly known as the Quiet Beatle, George Harrison is a name to reckon with even today. A powerful contributor in the field of music, Harrison ...
George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
George M. Cohan was an American entertainer, songwriter, actor, playwright, dancer and producer considered to be ‘the father of American Musical ...
George StraitGeorge Strait
George Harvey Strait is an American country music singer who is popularly referred to as the “King of Country” by his fans. In addition to being ...
Gloria EstefanGloria Estefan
Born as Gloria Maria Fajardo, this Cuban born, Grammy award winning singer is better known by the name Gloria Estefan. Considered to be the most ...
Grace SlickGrace Slick
As one of the first female rock stars in a world dominated by male singers, singer Grace Slick helped redefine the role of women in modern ...
Huey LewisHuey Lewis
Huey Lewis, born as Hugh Anthony Cregg, is an American musician, singer, lyricist and actor. He is the lead singer for the band ‘Huey Lewis and ...
Ian MacKayeIan MacKaye
Ian Thomas Garner MacKaye is a musician who redefined the musical genre of hardcore punk—his fans call him the unofficial Godfather of hardcore. ...
Ice CubeIce Cube
Widely regarded as the founding father of the genre of ‘gangsta rap’, Ice Cube is one of the top ‘A list’ hip hop artists in the music industry. ...
Ja RuleJa Rule
Ja Rule is regarded as one of the most successful rappers ever in the U.S. He has a musical style that combines hard core rap with heavy metal ...
Jackson BrowneJackson Browne
Jackson Browne is a legendary American singer and songwriter. He is one of the bestselling musicians in the United States and has sold more than ...
James BluntJames Blunt
James Blunt, an English singer-songwriter and musician, started his career as a commissioned officer in the British Army. He rose to the rank of ...
James TaylorJames Taylor
With a combined sale of more than a 100 million copies throughout his career, James Taylor is a sensitive and deep-rooted singer-songwriter who ...
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
Eric Marlon Bishop, better known by his screen name Jamie Foxx, is a multifaceted entertainer—he is an actor, comedian, musician and radio host ...
Joe CockerJoe Cocker
John Robert Cocker, popularly known to his fans as Joe Cocker is a rock and blues singer characterized by his gritty voice and peculiar body ...
Jon Bon JoviJon Bon Jovi
John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., famously known as Jon Bon Jovi, is one of the world’s best-selling music artists and the lead singer of the band ...
June Carter Cash June Carter Cash
June Carter Cash was a prominent American singer, songwriter, actress and author. She was born to Maybelle Addington Carter and Ezra Carter into ...
Justin Randall TimberlakeJustin Randall Timbe...
Six times Grammy Award winner and 20 times Grammy Award nominated singer, Justin Timberlake is one of the most popular and commercially ...
Kate BushKate Bush
Three-time Grammy Award nominated English singer, songwriter, music producer, director and musician, Kate Bush is revered as one of the most ...
Keith UrbanKeith Urban
Keith Urban is a country musician and guitarist who is famous not just in his native Australia but also in the U.S. and the rest of the world ...
Robert James Ritchie - Kid RockKid Rock
Kid Rock is a successful musician of America. Some of his well known albums include ‘The Polyfuze Method’ and ‘Devil Without a Cause’. His ...
Lauryn HillLauryn Hill
Lauryn Noelle Hill is a famous hip-hop female artist from America who is into singing, songwriting, rapping, production and acting. She was born ...
Liam GallagherLiam Gallagher
Liam Gallagher is a singer-songwriter and one of the front men of the now defunct and famous Britpop band - Oasis. When Oasis burst on to the ...
Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is undoubtedly one of the most-loved and most-controversial actresses of our time. Although her career began with modelling, she ...
Little RichardLittle Richard
Little Richard, born as Richard Wayne Penniman, is a musician who defined the rock and roll music scenario in the America of the 1950s with his ...
LL Cool JLL Cool J
LL Cool J is a ground-breaking hip-hop artist, most celebrated for popularizing hip-hop music all across the globe. The double-Grammy winner ...
Luciano PavarottiLuciano Pavarotti
Popularly known as ‘the King of the High Cs’, Luciano Pavarotti was a well-known operatic tenor. Blessed with a rare voice range, he left ...
LudacrisLudacris
Ludacris, the famous rapper considered to be one of the most influential of the ‘Dirty South’ artists was born as Christopher Brian Bridges. He ...
Mandy MooreMandy Moore
Amanda Leigh Moore, better known as Mandy Moore is a much loved singer and actress who rose to stardom with her debut single ‘Candy’ which made ...
Marc AnthonyMarc Anthony
Marco Antonio Muniz, popularly known as Marc Anthony, is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record and television producer. He was born ...
Mariah CareyMariah Carey
Mariah Carey is regarded as one of the most prominent singers and songwriters of the 21st century. During a career spanning across 20 years, she ...
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
“When they say the sky is the limit, to me that's really true”, these lines by Michael Jackson beautifully suffice his life and his love for ...
Michelle BranchMichelle Branch
Born as Michelle Jacquet DeSevren Branch, this young lady is a Grammy Award winning pop rock musician who rose to fame with her album ‘The ...
Mike LoveMike Love
Michael Edward ‘Mike’ Love is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and an important member of the 1960s band ‘The Beach Boys’. Love was born ...
Milla JovovichMilla Jovovich
Milla Jovovich, the American model, actress, fashion designer and musician is also known as, ‘the reigning queen of kick-butt’. Starting her ...
Natalie Jane Imbruglia - SingerNatalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia, the Australian beauty who took the world by storm with her brilliant singing talents, has risen to become of the most popular ...
Natalie MerchantNatalie Merchant
Natalie Merchant is an alternative rock singer and songwriter who rose to fame with her debut album ‘Tigerlily’. One the most accomplished ...
Nelly FurtadoNelly Furtado
Nelly Kim Furtado is a singing sensation who rose to fame with her debut album ‘Whoa, Nelly!’ which spawned two award winning hits. She is a ...
Nickolas Gene Nick Carter
Nick Carter, the youngest and arguably the most recognized member of the vocal harmony group Backstreet Boys, is known for his ravishing good ...
Ozzy OsbourneOzzy Osbourne
John Michael Osbourne, better known as Ozzy Osbourne, is a Grammy Award winning musician who rose to fame as the lead singer of the hard rock ...
Patti SmithPatti Smith
If you are of the belief that rock and roll is only about music and no poetry, and poetry only about verses and no music, you are in for a ...
Pete SeegerPete Seeger
Pete Seeger was one of the most illustrious folk singers of the 20th century. He was not only a singer but also a songwriter, labor activist, ...
Peter GabrielPeter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel is regarded as one of the most influential singer-songwriters and musicians of his time. One of his unforgettable hits is, ...
Ray CharlesRay Charles
Ray Charles was the forerunner of soul music, assimilating other genres like gospel, pop, R&B and country to create a new form of music, that ...
Reba McEntireReba McEntire
Reba Nell McEntire is a country music singer who has won numerous awards and accolades, thanks to her golden voice and immense talent. Born to a ...
Richard Wright (Musician)Richard Wright (Musi...
One of the founding members of the rock band ‘Pink Floyd’, Richard Wright was the competent keyboardist, whose wonderful tunes played a critical ...
Robbie WilliamsRobbie Williams
Robert Peter Williams, popularly known as Robbie Williams, is a BRIT Award-winning singer, dancer, and songwriter who garnered widespread ...
Rosanne CashRosanne Cash
Rosanne Cash is a celebrated American Singer and a prolific writer. Even today, she is best known for her worldwide hits ‘I Don’t Know Why You ...
Samantha FoxSamantha Fox
Samantha Fox is a popular English singer, glamour model and actress, and is best-known as the international singing sensation who shot to fame ...
Sammy Davis, Jr.Sammy Davis, Jr.
One of the most versatile entertainers to have ever graced the American entertainment industry, Sammy Davis, Jr. was a multifaceted personality. ...