Find out more about the greatest 20th Century American Musicians, including Taylor Swift, Taj Mahal, Eminem, Scott Weiland and Young Thug.
EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper
Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress
Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Singer-songwriter

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
Actor

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

Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979
Guitarist
Chris DaughtryChris Daughtry
26 December 1979
Vocalist, Guitarist

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935
American bass guitarist

Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz
26 May 1964
Musician

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941
Singer, Songwriter

Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson
05 January 1969
Singer-songwriter
Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964
musician

SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer

Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Singer-songwriter

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter
Suge KnightSuge Knight
19 April 1965
Record Producer & Music Executive

Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor, Producer, Singer, Songwriter
Willie NelsonWillie Nelson
29 April 1933
Musician

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932
Composer
Ray CharlesRay Charles
23 September 1930
Singer and Composer

Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper
Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter

John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter

Krysten RitterKrysten Ritter
16 December 1981
Actress
Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941
Singer, Songwriter

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Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer
Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953
Singer

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

Quincy JonesQuincy Jones
14 March 1933
Musician, Conductor, Producer, Arranger, Composer,

Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
 
Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
Singer-songwriter
John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949
Comedian

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937
Comedian

Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper
22 June 1953
Actress, Singer

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

Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939
Record Producer

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942
Musician, Singer

Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Aactress,
Michael PeñaMichael Peña
13 January 1976
Actor

Oscar IsaacOscar Isaac
09 March 1979
Actor
Miles DavisMiles Davis
26 May 1926
Jazz Trumpeter

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
03 October 1962
Musician

J. Cole J. Cole
28 January 1985
Rapper, Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter
Dave GrohlDave Grohl
14 January 1969
 

Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
04 August 1901
Musician
Billy Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe Armstrong
17 February 1972
Singer, Musician, Guitarist

Axl RoseAxl Rose
06 February 1962
 

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946
Singer

Tom WaitsTom Waits
07 December 1949
Singer, Composer, Actor

Hank WilliamsHank Williams
17 September 1923
Father of contemporary country music
Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967
Musician

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

Tech N9neTech N9ne
08 November 1971
Rapper

Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow
11 February 1962
Musician, Singer-songwriter
Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
07 April 1915
Musician

David ByrneDavid Byrne
14 May 1952
American-Scottish musician
Little RichardLittle Richard
05 December 1932
 

Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937
Singers

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter
Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer
Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Rock & Roll Singer. Pianist

Sonny BonoSonny Bono
16 February 1935
Singer-songwriter

Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 
BeckBeck
08 July 1970
Musician

Nat King ColeNat King Cole
17 March 1919
Vocalist, Pianist
Aaron CarterAaron Carter
07 December 1987
Rapper

Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958
Singer, Composer

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
 

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer
Carole KingCarole King
09 February 1942
Composer
Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964
Musician

Chris JerichoChris Jericho
09 November 1970
Wrestler

Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman
29 May 1953
Composer

Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
24 January 1941
Singer-songwriter
Iggy PopIggy Pop
21 April 1947
Singer

Jeff BuckleyJeff Buckley
17 November 1966
Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist

Ross LynchRoss Lynch
29 December 1995
Singer

Jack WhiteJack White
09 July 1975
Singer, Guitarist

Jackson BrowneJackson Browne
09 October 1948
Singer-songwriter
Terry MelcherTerry Melcher
08 February 1942
Musician

Rick JamesRick James
01 February 1948
Musician
Chuck BerryChuck Berry
18 October 1926
Guitarist

Glenn FreyGlenn Frey
06 November 1948
Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
04 March 1969
Actor, LGBT Rights Activist
Faith EvansFaith Evans
10 June 1973
American singer