Find out more about the greatest 20th Century American Musicians, including Taylor Swift, Taj Mahal, Eminem, Scott Weiland and Young Thug.
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer
Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter

August Anthony Alsina, Jr. August Alsina
03 September 1992
Singer, Songwriter

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper
Lea MicheleLea Michele
29 August 1986
Actress

Charlie DanielsCharlie Daniels
28 October 1936
Musician

Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964
musician
Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935
American bass guitarist

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter
Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
Actor

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter
Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937
Comedian

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Musician

Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz
26 May 1964
Musician

Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson
05 January 1969
Singer-songwriter
Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
14 March 1933
Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer,

Suge KnightSuge Knight
19 April 1965
Record Producer & Music Executive
Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949
Comedian

James BrownJames Brown
03 May 1933
Musician, recording artist, producer, dancer,
Willie NelsonWillie Nelson
29 April 1933
Musician

Ray CharlesRay Charles
23 September 1930
Singer-songwriter
Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Singer-songwriter

AkonAkon
16 April 1973
Singer

Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor
John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter

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Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
02 April 1939
Singer, Musician
Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941
Musician

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
04 March 1969
Actor, LGBT Rights Activist

Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer

J. Cole J. Cole
28 January 1985
Rapper, Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter
Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
Singer-songwriter
SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer

Glenn FreyGlenn Frey
06 November 1948
Songwriter

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor

Dave GrohlDave Grohl
14 January 1969
Musician
Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979
Guitarist

Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer

Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
Actress

Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison
23 April 1936
Singer-Songwriter
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942
Musician, Singer

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
03 October 1962
Musician
Zack de la RochaZack de la Rocha
12 January 1970
 

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer

Axl RoseAxl Rose
06 February 1962
Musician
Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper

Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938
Singer-Songwriter
Oscar IsaacOscar Isaac
09 March 1979
Actor

Steven TylerSteven Tyler
26 March 1948
Singer

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
07 April 1915
Musician

Miles DavisMiles Davis
26 May 1926
Jazz Trumpeter

B.B. KingB.B. King
16 September 1925
Singer-songwriter
Mary SteenburgenMary Steenburgen
08 February 1953
Actress

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Rapper

Hank WilliamsHank Williams
17 September 1923
Father of contemporary country music

Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942
Musician
Ricky MartinRicky Martin
24 December 1971
Singer-songwriter

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress
Little RichardLittle Richard
05 December 1932
 

Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
04 August 1901
Trumpeter

Sonny BonoSonny Bono
16 February 1935
Singer-songwriter
Michael PeñaMichael Peña
13 January 1976
Actor

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941
Singer
Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Singer

Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
24 January 1941
Singer-songwriter

John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932
Composer
Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958
Singer, Composer

Layne StaleyLayne Staley
22 August 1967
Musician
Lindsey BuckinghamLindsey Buckingham
03 October 1949
Singer, Musician

Tom WaitsTom Waits
07 December 1949
Singer, Composer, Actor

Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper
22 June 1953
Actress, Singer

LiberaceLiberace
16 May 1919
Pianist
Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
08 May 1911
Singer
Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter

Jackson BrowneJackson Browne
09 October 1948
Singer-songwriter

Krysten RitterKrysten Ritter
16 December 1981
Actress
Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939
Record Producer

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964
Musician

Frank Sinatra Jr.Frank Sinatra Jr.
10 January 1944
Singer

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
30 July 1941
Singer, Songwriter
Henry RollinsHenry Rollins
13 February 1961
Musician, Actor, Writer, Radio Host

Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937
Singers
Toni BraxtonToni Braxton
07 October 1967
American R&B Singer-songwriter & Musician

Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967
Musician
Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945
 
BeckBeck
08 July 1970
Musician