Find out more about the greatest 20th Century American Musicians, including Taylor Swift, Taj Mahal, Eminem, Scott Weiland and Young Thug.
Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper

Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress
Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
 

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Singer-songwriter

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter
Willie NelsonWillie Nelson
29 April 1933
Musician

Chris DaughtryChris Daughtry
26 December 1979
Vocalist, Guitarist
Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935
American bass guitarist

Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor, Producer, Singer, Songwriter

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician
Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979
Guitarist

Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson
05 January 1969
Singer-songwriter
Selena QuintanillaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter
Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964
musician

Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz
26 May 1964
Musician
Suge KnightSuge Knight
19 April 1965
Record Producer & Music Executive

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter

Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper

John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932
Composer
Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
 
Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941
Singer, Songwriter

Krysten RitterKrysten Ritter
16 December 1981
Actress

John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter

Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
 
Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter

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Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Singer-songwriter

Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941
Singer, Songwriter

John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949
Comedian

Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
14 March 1933
Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer,
Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967
Musician

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937
Comedian
Ray CharlesRay Charles
23 September 1930
Singer and Composer

Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper
22 June 1953
Actress, Singer

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
02 April 1939
Singer, Musician
Kris KritoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer
Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Aactress,

Tom WaitsTom Waits
07 December 1949
Singer, Composer, Actor

Oscar IsaacOscar Isaac
09 March 1979
Actor

Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939
Record Producer

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942
Musician, Singer
Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter

Dave GrohlDave Grohl
14 January 1969
 

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
03 October 1962
Musician

Aaron CarterAaron Carter
07 December 1987
Rapper
BeckBeck
08 July 1970
Musician

J. Cole J. Cole
28 January 1985
Rapper, Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter
Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow
11 February 1962
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Hank WilliamsHank Williams
17 September 1923
Father of contemporary country music

Billy Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe Armstrong
17 February 1972
Singer, Musician, Guitarist
Chris JerichoChris Jericho
09 November 1970
Wrestler

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946
Singer
Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter

Tech N9neTech N9ne
08 November 1971
Rapper

Axl RoseAxl Rose
06 February 1962
 
Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 

James BrownJames Brown
03 May 1933
Musician, recording artist, producer, dancer,
David ByrneDavid Byrne
14 May 1952
American-Scottish musician

Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
04 August 1901
Musician

Michael PeñaMichael Peña
13 January 1976
Actor

Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
Sonny BonoSonny Bono
16 February 1935
Singer-songwriter
Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958
Singer, Composer

Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman
29 May 1953
Composer

Miles DavisMiles Davis
26 May 1926
Jazz Trumpeter

Little RichardLittle Richard
05 December 1932
 
Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Rock & Roll Singer. Pianist

Nat King ColeNat King Cole
17 March 1919
Vocalist, Pianist

Carole KingCarole King
09 February 1942
Composer

Jeff BuckleyJeff Buckley
17 November 1966
Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist

Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937
Singers
Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
04 March 1969
Actor, LGBT Rights Activist

Faith EvansFaith Evans
10 June 1973
American singer
Glen CampbellGlen Campbell
22 April 1936
Singer

Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
24 January 1941
Singer-songwriter

Glenn FreyGlenn Frey
06 November 1948
Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964
Musician

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
 
Tim McGrawTim McGraw
01 May 1967
Singer-songwriter, Musician

Vince NeilVince Neil
08 February 1961
Musician

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

Iggy PopIggy Pop
21 April 1947
Singer
Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938
Singer-Songwriter

emily osmentEmily Osment
10 March 1992
Actress, Singer, and Songwriter
Jack WhiteJack White
09 July 1975
Singer, Guitarist

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
07 April 1915
Musician
LiberaceLiberace
16 May 1919
Pianist

Jackson BrowneJackson Browne
09 October 1948
Singer-songwriter
Lou ReedLou Reed
02 March 1942
Musician