Famous American Pop Musicians

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 1 Britney Spears

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: December 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States

Internationally recognised American singer, songwriter and actress, Britney Spears entered the entertainment industry at an early age and later became highly successful as a solo artist with her albums, Baby One More Time, and Oops!…I Did It Again. The Princess of Pop has since released a number of albums and dabbled with acting. Her personal life has also garnered frequent media attention.

 2 Danny Elfman

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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer, Danny Elfman is best known for his association with the new wave band Oingo Boingo. He has written over 100 feature film scores and has composed music for numerous TV shows and stage productions. He is the recipient of two Emmy Awards and one Grammy and has been nominated for the Academy Award.

 3 Travis Barker

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fontana, California, United States

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is known for his mohawk and tattoos. He has also been part of bands such as The Transplants+44, and Box Car Racer, and starred in the reality series Meet the Barkers. He owns a record label and a clothing brand, and has written a memoir.

 4 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.

 5 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

 6 Kevin Richardson

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

 7 Normani Hamilton

Normani Hamilton
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Normani Hamilton is an American dancer and singer. Hamilton, who was part of the popular girl group Fifth Harmony, has won several awards, such as BMI Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards. Also a philanthropist, Hamilton has been involved with charities like the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Since 2017, she has been serving as a global ambassador for the American Cancer Society.

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 8 Richard Carpenter

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

 9 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. 

 10 Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson
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Famous As: American musician
Birthdate: December 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hawthorne, California
Died: February 6, 1998

 11 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

 12 Vic Mignogna

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

Vic Mignogna is an American musician and voice actor. He is renowned for providing the English dubs for characters from Japanese anime shows and films like Dragon Ball, Ouran High School Host Club, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, and Digimon Adventure tri. His voice-over work in Fullmetal Alchemist, where he voiced Edward Elric, earned him the American Anime Award in 2007.

 13 Daya (Singer)

Daya (Singer)
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: October 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 14 Lukasz Gottwald

Lukasz Gottwald
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Famous As: Record producer, singer songwriter
Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States

 15 Perry Como

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

 16 Chynna Phillips

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Famous As: Singer best known as a member of the singing group Wilson Phillips
Birthdate: February 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 17 Alex Wolff

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

 18 Emily Kinney

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

 19 Stewart Copeland

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

 20 Mika

Mika
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Famous As: Recording artist
Birthdate: August 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

 21 Darlene Love

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

 22 Brett Young

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

 23 Tony Kanal

Tony Kanal
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingsbury, London, England

 24 Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rhinebeck Village, Rhinebeck, New York, United States

Rufus Wainwright is an American-Canadian composer, singer, and songwriter. In 1998, Wainwright was recognized as the Best New Artist by Rolling Stone magazine. Over the years, he has received several awards like Juno Awards and GLAAD Media Awards. He has also received nominations for prestigious awards like the Grammys and BRIT Awards.

 25 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.

 26 Tom Fogerty

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

 27 Gene Pitney

Gene Pitney
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 5, 2006

 28 Freddy Moore

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

 29 Jim Steinman

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

 30 Scott Walker

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Died: March 22, 2019

 31 Bruce Johnston

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

 32 Miles Robbins

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

 33 Rick Nielsen

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

 34 David Paich

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

 35 Mickey Gilley

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA

 36 Lee Greenwood

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Famous As: Country music artist.
Birthdate: October 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

 37 Nick Massi

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Famous As: Guitarist, Bassist
Birthdate: September 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 24, 2000

 38 Ray Parker Jr.

Ray Parker Jr.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

 39 Gavin Creel

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

 40 Harry Wayne Casey

Harry Wayne Casey
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 31, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hialeah, Florida, USA

 41 Carol Kaye

Carol Kaye
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 24, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Everett, Washington, USA

 42 Farrah Franklin

Farrah Franklin
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 43 Willa Ford

Willa Ford
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ruskin, Florida, United States

 44 Don Ho

Don Ho
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Famous As: Best known for theme song Tiny Bubbles
Birthdate: August 13, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kaka'ako, Hawaii, United States
Died: April 14, 2007

 45 Cindy Herron

Cindy Herron
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

 46 Spencer Fox

Spencer Fox
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 47 Cuco

Cuco
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Famous As: Musical Artist
Birthdate: June 26, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hawthorne, California, United States

 48 Hal Blaine

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 5, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 11, 2019

 49 Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke Parks
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States

 50 David Sanborn

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Famous As: Saxophonist
Birthdate: July 30, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States