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

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

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

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress
Aaron CarterAaron Carter
07 December 1987
Rapper

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter

Kris KritoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor

Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 
Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz
26 May 1964
Musician
Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

Willie NelsonWillie Nelson
29 April 1933
Musician

Selena QuintanillaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer, Songwriter
Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935
American bass guitarist

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
 
Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965
Musician & Filmmaker

Hank WilliamsHank Williams
17 September 1923
Father of contemporary country music

Missy ElliottMissy Elliott
01 July 1971
Rapper
Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson
05 January 1969
Musician, Songwriter, Actor

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter
Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964
musician

Suge KnightSuge Knight
19 April 1965
Record Producer & Music Executive

Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
 

Method ManMethod Man
01 April 1971
Hip Hop Artist
Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter

Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958
Singer, Composer

Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Singer-songwriter

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
03 October 1962
Musician
Merle HaggardMerle Haggard
06 April 1937
 

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Krysten RitterKrysten Ritter
16 December 1981
Actress

Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
 

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Aactress,

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
02 April 1939
Singer, Musician
Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor, Producer, Singer, Songwriter

Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper, Record Producer
John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937
Comedian

B.B. KingB.B. King
16 September 1925
Singer-songwriter
Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937
Singers

Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941
Singer, Songwriter
Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Singer-songwriter

Dave GrohlDave Grohl
14 January 1969
 

James HetfieldJames Hetfield
03 August 1963
Musician, Songwriter

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

Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967
Musician
Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter

Ray CharlesRay Charles
23 September 1930
Singer and Composer

Oscar IsaacOscar Isaac
09 March 1979
Actor

Iggy PopIggy Pop
21 April 1947
Singer
Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter

Axl RoseAxl Rose
06 February 1962
 
John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949
Comedian

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer

Gwen VerdonGwen Verdon
13 January 1925
Actress
Chris JerichoChris Jericho
09 November 1970
Wrestler

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

J. Cole J. Cole
28 January 1985
Rapper, Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter

Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman
29 May 1953
Composer
Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

emily osmentEmily Osment
10 March 1992
Actress, Singer, and Songwriter
Tammy WynetteTammy Wynette
05 May 1942
Singer

Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939
Record Producer

Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979
Guitarist

James BrownJames Brown
03 May 1933
Musician, recording artist, producer, dancer,
Tom WaitsTom Waits
07 December 1949
Singer, Composer, Actor
Tech N9neTech N9ne
08 November 1971
Rapper

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
 

Jack WhiteJack White
09 July 1975
Singer, Guitarist

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942
Musician, Singer
Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Rock & Roll Singer. Pianist

Travis BarkerTravis Barker
14 November 1975
Musician

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

Lindsey BuckinghamLindsey Buckingham
03 October 1949
Singer, Musician

Carole KingCarole King
09 February 1942
Composer
Jeff BuckleyJeff Buckley
17 November 1966
Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941
Singer, Songwriter
Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Dancer,

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

Michael PeñaMichael Peña
13 January 1976
Actor
Vince NeilVince Neil
08 February 1961
Musician

BeckBeck
08 July 1970
Musician
Miles DavisMiles Davis
26 May 1926
Jazz Trumpeter

Sonny BonoSonny Bono
16 February 1935
Singer-songwriter

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

Layne StaleyLayne Staley
22 August 1967
 
Glenn FreyGlenn Frey
06 November 1948
Singer, Songwriter, Actor

John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932
Composer
Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
24 January 1941
Singer-songwriter

Terry MelcherTerry Melcher
08 February 1942
Musician
Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
04 August 1901
Musician

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946
Singer
Little RichardLittle Richard
05 December 1932