Find out more about the greatest 20th Century American Musicians, including Taylor Swift, Taj Mahal, Eminem, Scott Weiland and Young Thug.
Little RichardLittle Richard
05 December 1932
 
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

Bill WithersBill Withers
04 July 1938
American singer-songwriter

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper
Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter

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

Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938
Singer-Songwriter
Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Singer-songwriter
Chris CornellChris Cornell
20 July 1964
musician

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

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Musician

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935
American bass guitarist

SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
Actor

Willie NelsonWillie Nelson
29 April 1933
Musician

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

Ricky MartinRicky Martin
24 December 1971
Singer-songwriter
Bret MichaelsBret Michaels
15 March 1963
Singer

Bill CosbyBill Cosby
12 July 1937
Comedian
Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
02 April 1939
Singer, Musician

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942
Musician, Singer
Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson
05 January 1969
Singer-songwriter

Suge KnightSuge Knight
19 April 1965
Record Producer & Music Executive
Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964
Musician

Lenny KravitzLenny Kravitz
26 May 1964
Musician

Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor

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Ray CharlesRay Charles
23 September 1930
Singer-songwriter
Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
Singer-songwriter

John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter

Dave GrohlDave Grohl
14 January 1969
Musician

Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941
Singer, Songwriter
Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter
Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer

Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper

John BelushiJohn Belushi
24 January 1949
Comedian

Tommy LeeTommy Lee
03 October 1962
Musician
James BrownJames Brown
03 May 1933
Musician, recording artist, producer, dancer,

Oscar IsaacOscar Isaac
09 March 1979
Actor

Miles DavisMiles Davis
26 May 1926
Jazz Trumpeter

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941
Singer

Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
09 September 1991
Country Singer, Musician
Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer
Axl RoseAxl Rose
06 February 1962
Musician

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
07 April 1915
Musician

Billy Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe Armstrong
17 February 1972
Singer, Musician, Guitarist
Keith UrbanKeith Urban
26 October 1967
Musician

Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow
11 February 1962
Musician, Singer-songwriter
Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
Actress

Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
29 May 1961
Singer-songwriter

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Rapper

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

Michael PeñaMichael Peña
13 January 1976
Actor
Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Singer

Zack de la RochaZack de la Rocha
12 January 1970
 

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter

John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932
Composer
Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
04 March 1969
Actor, LGBT Rights Activist

Steven TylerSteven Tyler
26 March 1948
Singer
Chuck BerryChuck Berry
18 October 1926
Guitarist

Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
30 July 1941
Singer, Songwriter

Benji MaddenBenji Madden
11 March 1979
Guitarist
Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958
Singer, Composer

Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
04 August 1901
Trumpeter
Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Hank WilliamsHank Williams
17 September 1923
Father of contemporary country music

Krysten RitterKrysten Ritter
16 December 1981
Actress
Travis BarkerTravis Barker
14 November 1975
Musician

Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945
 
Tom WaitsTom Waits
07 December 1949
Singer, Composer, Actor

Glenn FreyGlenn Frey
06 November 1948
Songwriter

Layne StaleyLayne Staley
22 August 1967
 

Chris JerichoChris Jericho
09 November 1970
Wrestler
Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
08 May 1911
Singer
Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939
Record Producer

Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937
Singers

Jackson BrowneJackson Browne
09 October 1948
Singer-songwriter

Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter
Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper
22 June 1953
Actress, Singer

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter

Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
24 January 1941
Singer-songwriter

Jeff BuckleyJeff Buckley
17 November 1966
Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953
Singer
Lou ReedLou Reed
02 March 1942
Musician

Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 
Sonny BonoSonny Bono
16 February 1935
Singer-songwriter

Young ThugYoung Thug
16 August 1991
Rapper
Iggy PopIggy Pop
21 April 1947
Singer
Tim McGrawTim McGraw
01 May 1967
Singer-songwriter, Musician