Famous American Pop Musicians

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 1 Jessica Jung

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actress, Model
Birthdate: April 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Korean-American entertainer Jessica Jung is a former member of the South Korean girl band Girls' Generation. She has also appeared as Elle Woods in the Korean version of Legally Blonde and has starred in the series Wild Romance. She owns a fashion brand and has released a bestselling novel, too.

 2 Brian Wilson

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Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: June 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Inglewood

Brian Wilson is a singer-songwriter and record producer. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band, The Beach Boys. Referred to as a genius, Wilson serves as an inspiration to several indie musicians. Regarded as one of the most significant songwriters of his generation, Wilson is often featured in lists, such as the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.

 3 Kevin Jonas

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States

Musician, singer, and songwriter Kevin Jonas rose to fame as a member of the pop-rock band, the Jonas Brothers, with his younger brothers, Joe and Nick. Also an actor, he has appeared in many Disney Channel productions. He is involved in business ventures as well and is the founder of a construction company, JonasWerner.

 4 Eddie Fisher

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Famous As: Traditional pop music
Birthdate: August 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: September 22, 2010

 5 Paula Abdul

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Fernando, California, United States

Starting her career as a cheerleader, Paula Abdul went on to choreograph music videos for Janet Jackson. She then tried her hand at singing-songwriting and released a highly successful debut studio album. Also an award-winning actress, Paula was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has also appeared in TV shows like American Idol.

 6 Adrienne Bailon

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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Dancer, Television actor
Birthdate: October 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lower East Side

 7 Nick Carter

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States

Nick Carter is an American singer, musician, and actor. Best known for his association with the popular vocal group the Backstreet Boys, Carter achieved popularity as a teen idol throughout the mid and late-1990s. Also known for his charity work, Nick Carter has been playing an important role in raising awareness about the environment and its oceans.

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 8 Kacey Musgraves

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Golden, Texas, United States
Country singer Kacey Musgraves has won six Grammys, including one for her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. She had started as part of the children’s country duo Texas Two Bits and explored a solo career later. She has also appeared on the singing reality show Nashville Star.

 9 Sheryl Crow

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Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kennett, Missouri, United States

Sheryl Crow is an American musician, actress, and singer-songwriter. Over the years, Crow has contributed to several film soundtracks, including the iconic theme song for the popular James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies. After being diagnosed with intraductal carcinoma, a form of breast cancer, Sheryl Crow opened the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center by joining hands with her surgeon Kristi Funk.

 10 Michelle Phillips

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Famous As: Television actor, Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Model
Birthdate: June 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Long Beach

 11 Dennis Wilson

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Famous As: Record producer, Singer, Drummer, Surfer, Composer
Birthdate: December 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inglewood
Died: December 28, 1983

 12 Bobby Darin

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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Jazz musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 20, 1973

 13 Chynna Phillips

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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: February 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 14 Alex Wolff

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 15 Debbie Gibson

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer, Film producer, Musician, Record producer, Pianist, Television actor
Birthdate: August 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn

 16 AJ Michalka

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Torrance, California

AJ Michalka is an American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter. She is credited with forming the popular pop duo Aly & AJ along with her sister Alyson Renae Michalka. Also a respected actress and voice actress, AJ Michalka has contributed to the success of several TV series, such as Steven Universe and The Goldbergs.

 17 Kevin Richardson

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Famous As: singer, musician, model, songwriter
Birthdate: October 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lexington

 18 Andy Williams

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Famous As: Singer, Art collector, Musician, Putita
Birthdate: December 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wall Lake
Died: September 25, 2012

 19 Lukasz Gottwald

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Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Providence

 20 Richard Carpenter

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Famous As: conductor, singer, songwriter, jazz musician, pianist, record producer
Birthdate: October 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Haven

 21 Mike Love

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Mike Love is an American singer-songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band, The Beach Boys. Over the years, Love has contributed to the success of the band as one of their main vocalists and lyricists. Although his lyrics reflected the youth culture throughout the 1960s, they started accommodating themes like meditation after he started practicing Transcendental Meditation.

 22 Carl Wilson

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Famous As: Musician, Guitarist, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: December 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hawthorne
Died: February 6, 1998

 23 Tori Amos

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Famous As: Musician and Singer
Birthdate: August 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton
Alternative rock singer Tori Amos is known for her songs that highlight issues such as feminism. Amos was the youngest to win a music scholarship to the Peabody Institute. She performed with the group Y Kant Tori Read before going solo. She is associated with RAINN, a sexual abuse helpline. 

 24 Emily Kinney

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Famous As: actor, musician, singer, stage actor, television actor
Birthdate: August 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nebraska

 25 Clairo

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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: August 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carlisle, Massachusetts, US
Indie singer Clairo began posting songs on SoundCloud at age 13. She initially recorded covers and soared to fame with her viral track Pretty Girl, a song recorded for the Transgender Law Center, in 2017. Her single Sofia was a Billboard Hot 100-charter. She came out as bisexual on Twitter

 26 Vic Mignogna

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

 27 Perry Como

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: May 13, 2001

 28 Vanessa Carlton

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Famous As: American singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milford
Vanessa Carlton is known for her Billboard-charting debut single, A Thousand Miles, and her platinum-certified debut album, Be Not Nobody. Her album Rabbits on the Run was inspired by A Brief History of Time. The three-time Grammy nominee is also openly bisexual and married to Deer Tick member John McCauley.

 29 Tommy DeVito

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Famous As: singer, musician, guitarist
Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belleville

 30 Aimee Mann

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Famous As: Alternative Artist
Birthdate: September 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Richmond

Aimee Mann is an American singer and songwriter whose song Save Me, which she recorded for the soundtrack of the film Magnolia, earned her a Grammy Award and Academy Award nomination. Apart from being a singer and songwriter, Aimee Mann has also made several appearances on film and television. She also appears on the albums of other artists.

 31 Stewart Copeland

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 32 Lesley Gore

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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Actor
Birthdate: May 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 16, 2015

 33 Freddy Moore

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

 34 Dee Dee Ramone

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Lee, Virginia, United States
Died: June 5, 2002

Douglas Glenn Colvin, or Dee Dee Ramone, was a co-founder, bassist, and singer of the punk rock band The Ramones. He had also written some of the band’s hits such as Wart Hog and Rockaway Beach. He had a lifelong struggle with heroin addiction and died of a drug overdose.

 35 Howie Dorough

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Birthdate: August 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orlando

 36 Brett Young

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Anaheim, Orange County, California, USA

 37 Darlene Love

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Famous As: Singer, Film actor
Birthdate: July 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 38 Jim Steinman

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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 39 Miles Robbins

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 40 Cassidy Freeman

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 41 Tom Fogerty

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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: November 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berkeley
Died: September 6, 1990

 42 Jane Wiedlin

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, United States

Jane Wiedlin is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. She achieved popularity as the backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the popular band The Go-Go's. Jane Wiedlin is also an ardent animal rights activist; she works closely with organizations, such as PETA. An openly bisexual musician, Jane Wiedlin serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

 43 Katelyn Nacon

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 11, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 44 Gavin Creel

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Findlay, Ohio, USA

 45 Bruce Johnston

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 46 Cassie Scerbo

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States

 47 Robert Schwartzman

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 48 David Paich

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 49 Rick Nielsen

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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: December 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Elmhurst, Illinois, United States

 50 Devon Werkheiser

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States