American singers hailing from different cultural heritages undoubtedly play a major role in the development of world music. The Americans’ love for music is well known and it comes as no surprise that the country has produced some of the finest singers over the past centuries. Flora Batson, nicknamed "The Double-Voiced Queen of Song" because of her soprano-baritone range, was a 19th century black concert singer who overcame racism to become an internationally well-known star. In the 20th century the American music industry developed a series of new forms of music, and styles such as heavy metal, punk, soul, and hip hop. Louis Armstrong was one of the pivotal and most influential figures in jazz music and became one of the first truly popular African-Americans in the racially divided society. Another one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century was Frank Sinatra who was called "the greatest singer of the 20th century" by a music critic. The mid 20th century in American music was dominated by Elvis Presley often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", while the later part of the century saw the emergence of singers like Aaliyah, Lance Bass, and Sonny Curtis. Read on to discover about the life and works of famous American singers.
Billie EilishBillie Eilish
18 December 2001
Singer-Songwriter
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922
Singer

Cardi BCardi B
11 October 1992
Rapper

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress

Megan Thee StallionMegan Thee Stallion
15 February 1995
Rapper
Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

XXXTentacionXXXTentacion
23 January 1998
Rapper
Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986
Singer-songwriter
6ix9ine6ix9ine
08 May 1996
Rapper

Kanye WestKanye West
08 June 1977
Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971
Rapper

Katy PerryKaty Perry
25 October 1984
Singer-Songwriter

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper
Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946
Singer

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981
Pop Singer
Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992
Actress

Johnny CashJohnny Cash
26 February 1932
Singer-Songwriter

Travis ScottTravis Scott
30 April 1992
Rapper
Mariah CareyMariah Carey
27 March 1970
 

Naya RiveraNaya Rivera
12 January 1987
Actress, Singer
Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
08 December 1982
Rapper

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress
Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

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Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Doja CatDoja Cat
21 October 1995
Singer

Post MalonePost Malone
04 July 1995
Rapper

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963
Singer

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician
Bob DylanBob Dylan
24 May 1941
Singer & Songwriter
Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

MadonnaMadonna
16 August 1958
Singer-songwriter

Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989
Actress

Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper
Mac MillerMac Miller
19 January 1992
American Rapper, Singer

Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Rapper

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
Actor

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
23 September 1949
Singer
Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979
American singer
Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
Singer

YNW MellyYNW Melly
01 May 1999
Rapper

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946
Actress, Singer
John LegendJohn Legend
28 December 1978
Singer

Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood
11 February 1979
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record
Jonathan GroffJonathan Groff
26 March 1985
Actor

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980
Actress, Singer

Dr. DreDr. Dre
18 February 1965
American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976
Singer-Songwriter

Mary Elizabeth WinsteadMary Elizabeth Winstead
28 November 1984
Actress
Tom PettyTom Petty
20 October 1950
Singer

The Notorious B.I.G.The Notorious B.I.G.
21 May 1972
Rapper

Jay-ZJay-Z
04 December 1969
Rapper

Idina MenzelIdina Menzel
30 May 1971
Actress
Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey
21 June 1985
Singer-songwriter

Brian Austin GreenBrian Austin Green
15 July 1973
Actor
Jordan FisherJordan Fisher
24 April 1994
Singer-songwriter

Lil WayneLil Wayne
27 September 1982
Hip-hop artist

Gerard WayGerard Way
09 April 1977
Singer
SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer

Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer
Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger
29 June 1978
Singer

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988
Actress

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Musician
50 cent50 Cent
06 July 1975
Rapper

Tory LanezTory Lanez
27 July 1992
Rapper
Sabrina CarpenterSabrina Carpenter
11 May 1999
Singer

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter

R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942
American singer-songwriter
Janis JoplinJanis Joplin
19 January 1943
Singer
Daveed DiggsDaveed Diggs
24 January 1982
Actor

Ice CubeIce Cube
15 June 1969
Rapper

Mandy MooreMandy Moore
10 April 1984
 

Blake SheltonBlake Shelton
18 June 1976
Singer
Bobby ShmurdaBobby Shmurda
04 August 1994
Rapper

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
02 April 1939
Singer, Musician

Jon Bon JoviJon Bon Jovi
02 March 1962
 

Camila CabelloCamila Cabello
03 March 1997
Singer

Katharine McPheeKatharine McPhee
25 March 1984
Actress
Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969
Actor

Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Singer-songwriter
Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera
18 December 1980
Singer-songwriter

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan
02 July 1986
Actress
Elle KingElle King
03 July 1989
Singer, Actress
Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
Singer-songwriter