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.
Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938
Singer-Songwriter
Little RichardLittle Richard
05 December 1932
 

Billie EilishBillie Eilish
18 December 2001
Singer-Songwriter

Doja CatDoja Cat
21 October 1995
Singer

Katy PerryKaty Perry
25 October 1984
Singer-Songwriter

Post MalonePost Malone
04 July 1995
Rapper
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper
Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986
Singer-songwriter

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922
Singer
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

XXXTentacionXXXTentacion
23 January 1998
Rapper

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971
Rapper
Bill WithersBill Withers
04 July 1938
American singer-songwriter

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946
Singer
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Bob DylanBob Dylan
24 May 1941
Singer & Songwriter
John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

Travis ScottTravis Scott
30 April 1992
Rapper

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981
Pop Singer
Johnny CashJohnny Cash
26 February 1932
Singer-Songwriter

Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer
Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Lil DickyLil Dicky
15 March 1988
Rapper, Comedian
Kanye WestKanye West
08 June 1977
Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer

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Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992
Actress
Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988
Actress

James TaylorJames Taylor
12 March 1948
Singer

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980
Actress, Singer
Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor
AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979
American singer

Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger
29 June 1978
Singer

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963
Singer

SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer
Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter

Ricky MartinRicky Martin
24 December 1971
Singer-songwriter

R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Jesse McCartneyJesse McCartney
09 April 1987
Singer/Songwriter, Actor, Voice Actor
AkonAkon
16 April 1973
Rapper

Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey
21 June 1985
Singer-songwriter
Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989
Actress

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

John LegendJohn Legend
28 December 1978
Singer
Mariah CareyMariah Carey
27 March 1970
 

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
08 December 1982
Rapper
Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Singer-songwriter

Camila CabelloCamila Cabello
03 March 1997
Singer

Nipsey HussleNipsey Hussle
15 August 1985
Rapper

6ix9ine6ix9ine
08 May 1996
Rapper

The Notorious B.I.G.The Notorious B.I.G.
21 May 1972
Rapper
Mandy MooreMandy Moore
10 April 1984
 

Megan Thee StallionMegan Thee Stallion
15 February 1995
Rapper

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

Idina MenzelIdina Menzel
30 May 1971
Actress
Jay-ZJay-Z
04 December 1969
Rapper

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

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

Mac MillerMac Miller
19 January 1992
American Rapper, Singer
Ice CubeIce Cube
15 June 1969
Rapper

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946
Actress, Singer
Blake SheltonBlake Shelton
18 June 1976
Singer

Finneas O'ConnellFinneas O'Connell
30 July 1997
Singer

Kelly ClarksonKelly Clarkson
24 April 1982
Singer, Actress
Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942
American singer-songwriter

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969
Actor
Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
23 September 1949
Singer

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976
Singer-Songwriter

Ezra KoenigEzra Koenig
08 April 1984
Musician

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter
Lionel RichieLionel Richie
20 June 1949
Singer-Songwriter
Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan
02 July 1986
Actress

Lil Uzi VertLil Uzi Vert
31 July 1994
Rapper

Lil WayneLil Wayne
27 September 1982
Hip-hop artist

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969
Singer-songwriter
Bret MichaelsBret Michaels
15 March 1963
Singer

Joe JonasJoe Jonas
15 August 1989
Singer

Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Rapper

Jhené AikoJhené Aiko
16 March 1988
Singer

Mary Elizabeth WinsteadMary Elizabeth Winstead
28 November 1984
Actress
Eazy-EEazy-E
07 September 1964
Rapper

Madison BeerMadison Beer
05 March 1999
Singer
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
Actor

Corey FeldmanCorey Feldman
16 July 1971
Actor & Singer
Hilary DuffHilary Duff
28 September 1987
Actress
Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter