Find out more about the greatest 20th Century American Musicians, including Taylor Swift, Taj Mahal, Eminem, Scott Weiland and Young Thug.
Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
07 April 1915
Musician
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress

Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986
Singer-songwriter
Kanye WestKanye West
08 June 1977
Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer

Travis BarkerTravis Barker
14 November 1975
Musician

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer
EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper

PrincePrince
07 June 1958
African-American Singer
Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992
Singer-songwriter

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968
Actor
Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Rapper

HalseyHalsey
29 September 1994
Singer
Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964
musician

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
Actor
Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

Milla JovovichMilla Jovovich
17 December 1975
Actress

Suge KnightSuge Knight
19 April 1965
Record Producer & Music Executive
Dave GrohlDave Grohl
14 January 1969
Musician

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter
Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter

John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
02 April 1939
Singer, Musician
Eazy-EEazy-E
07 September 1964
Rapper

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Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
08 December 1943
Singer-songwriter
Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
14 March 1933
Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer,

Willie NelsonWillie Nelson
29 April 1933
Musician

James BrownJames Brown
03 May 1933
Musician, recording artist, producer, dancer,

Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor
Tyler, The CreatorTyler, The Creator
06 March 1991
Rapper
Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper

Ice-TIce-T
16 February 1958
Rapper

Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz
26 May 1964
Musician

Luther VandrossLuther Vandross
20 April 1951
Singer
Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter

Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
Actress

David Keith LynchDavid Lynch
20 January 1946
Filmmaker

Miles DavisMiles Davis
26 May 1926
Jazz Trumpeter

Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
Singer-songwriter
Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
04 August 1901
Trumpeter

Christopher Maurice BrownChristopher Maurice Brown
05 May 1989
American singer-songwriter
Frank Vincent ZappaFrank Vincent Zappa
21 December 1940
American musician

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor

Carole KingCarole King
09 February 1942
Composer
Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Musician

Ray CharlesRay Charles
23 September 1930
Singer-songwriter
Mary SteenburgenMary Steenburgen
08 February 1953
Actress

Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer

Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939
Record Producer

Steven TylerSteven Tyler
26 March 1948
Singer

Eddie Van HalenEddie Van Halen
26 January 1955
Guitarist
Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941
Musician

Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison
23 April 1936
Singer-Songwriter

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942
Musician, Singer

Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer
Patrick WilsonPatrick Wilson
03 July 1973
Actor

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
03 October 1962
Musician
Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Axl RoseAxl Rose
06 February 1962
Musician

Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938
Singer-Songwriter
PitbullPitbull
15 January 1981
Rapper

Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter
Layne StaleyLayne Staley
22 August 1967
Musician

Faith EvansFaith Evans
10 June 1973
American singer

SlashSlash
23 July 1965
Musician
Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958
Singer, Composer

Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
30 July 1941
Singer, Songwriter
Glenn FreyGlenn Frey
06 November 1948
Songwriter

Michael PeñaMichael Peña
13 January 1976
Actor

Vanessa Lynn WilliamsVanessa Lynn Williams
18 March 1963
Singer

André PrevinAndré Previn
06 April 1929
Musician
John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932
Composer
Lil DurkLil Durk
19 October 1992
Rapper

Miranda LambertMiranda Lambert
10 November 1983
Singer-Songwriter

Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Singer

Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945
 
Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979
Guitarist

Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper
22 June 1953
Actress, Singer

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

Billy Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe Armstrong
17 February 1972
Singer, Musician, Guitarist

Future (Rapper)Future (Rapper)
20 November 1983
Rapper
Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965
Musician & Filmmaker

Rick JamesRick James
01 February 1948
Musician
Krysten RitterKrysten Ritter
16 December 1981
Actress

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
Musician
Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter
Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941
Singer