Find out more about the greatest 20th Century American Musicians, including Taylor Swift, Taj Mahal, Eminem, Scott Weiland and Young Thug.
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

Travis BarkerTravis Barker
14 November 1975
Musician
Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986
Singer-songwriter

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper, Songwriter

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

Kanye WestKanye West
08 June 1977
Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer
Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992
Singer-songwriter

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer-songwriter & Musician

Bob DylanBob Dylan
24 May 1941
Singer & Songwriter

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968
Actor

MadonnaMadonna
16 August 1958
Singer-songwriter
Johnny CashJohnny Cash
26 February 1932
Country Singer-Songwriter

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer & Activist

J. Cole J. Cole
28 January 1985
Rapper, Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter
Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
07 April 1915
Musician

Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964
musician
Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
02 April 1939
Singer, Musician

The Notorious B.I.G.The Notorious B.I.G.
21 May 1972
Rapper, Songwriter

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
Actor
HalseyHalsey
29 September 1994
Singer

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946
Singer-songwriter
Mariah CareyMariah Carey
27 March 1969
Singer-Songwriter

Jay-ZJay-Z
04 December 1969
Rapper

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician
Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

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Suge KnightSuge Knight
19 April 1965
Record Producer & Music Executive
Dr. DreDr. Dre
18 February 1965
Rapper, Record producer, and entrepreneur

Chris PérezChris Pérez
14 August 1969
Guitarist

Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer-songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter
Milla JovovichMilla Jovovich
17 December 1975
Actress
Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
08 December 1943
Singer-songwriter

R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter

Eazy-EEazy-E
07 September 1964
Rapper

Willie NelsonWillie Nelson
29 April 1933
Musician, Activist
Tommy LeeTommy Lee
03 October 1962
Musician

Dave GrohlDave Grohl
14 January 1969
Musician & Singer

Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
04 August 1901
Musicain & Singer

JoJoJoJo
20 December 1990
Singer-songwriter

Tyler, The CreatorTyler, The Creator
06 March 1991
Rapper
Sam CookeSam Cooke
22 January 1931
Singer-songwriter

John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter & Musician
Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Singer-songwriter

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

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor
Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
14 March 1933
Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer,

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Rapper
Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
Actress

Luther VandrossLuther Vandross
20 April 1951
Singer

Aaron CarterAaron Carter
07 December 1987
Rapper

Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer

Christopher Maurice BrownChristopher Maurice Brown
05 May 1989
American singer-songwriter
Tom PettyTom Petty
20 October 1950
Singer

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
23 September 1949
Singer-songwriter

Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper

Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz
26 May 1964
Musician
David Keith LynchDavid Lynch
20 January 1946
Filmmaker

Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
Singer-songwriter
Patrick WilsonPatrick Wilson
03 July 1973
Actor

Ice-TIce-T
16 February 1958
Rapper

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Musician
Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor

Frank Vincent ZappaFrank Vincent Zappa
21 December 1940
American musician
Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941
Musician

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942
Musician, Singer

Lil DurkLil Durk
19 October 1992
Rapper
Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
Musician

Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Glenn FreyGlenn Frey
06 November 1948
Singer-songwriter

Eddie Van HalenEddie Van Halen
26 January 1955
Guitarist

Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison
23 April 1936
Singer-Songwriter

Mary SteenburgenMary Steenburgen
08 February 1953
Actress
Ray CharlesRay Charles
23 September 1930
Singer-songwriter & Musician
Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter

Joan Chandos BaezJoan Chandos Baez
09 January 1941
Singer

Layne StaleyLayne Staley
22 August 1967
Musician

Axl RoseAxl Rose
06 February 1962
Musician
PitbullPitbull
15 January 1981
Rapper

Steven TylerSteven Tyler
26 March 1948
Singer-songwriter

Lindsey BuckinghamLindsey Buckingham
03 October 1949
Singer, Musician

Jon Bon JoviJon Bon Jovi
02 March 1962
 

Ricky MartinRicky Martin
24 December 1971
Singer-songwriter
Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939
Record Producer

Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow
11 February 1962
Musician, Singer-songwriter
Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper
22 June 1953
Actress, Singer

Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938
Singer-Songwriter
Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter
Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer