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.
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28 March 1986

R. KellyR. Kelly

08 January 1967

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson

29 August 1958

Brie LarsonBrie Larson

01 October 1989

AaliyahAaliyah

16 January 1979

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande

26 June 1993

Billie EilishBillie Eilish

18 December 2001

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez

24 July 1969

Nick JonasNick Jonas

16 September 1992

XXXTentacionXXXTentacion

23 January 1998

Post MalonePost Malone

04 July 1995

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley

08 January 1935

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6ix9ine6ix9ine

08 May 1996

Dolly PartonDolly Parton

19 January 1946

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus

23 November 1992

Adam LevineAdam Levine

18 March 1979

Travis ScottTravis Scott

30 April 1992

EminemEminem

17 October 1972

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Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift

13 December 1989

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

Joe JonasJoe Jonas

15 August 1989

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg

05 June 1971

Donald GloverDonald Glover

25 September 1983

Zac EfronZac Efron

18 October 1987

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Danielle BregoliDanielle Bregoli

26 March 2003

Katy PerryKaty Perry

25 October 1984

Diana RossDiana Ross

26 March 1944

Tina TurnerTina Turner

26 November 1939

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys

25 January 1981

Mac MillerMac Miller

19 January 1992

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John CenaJohn Cena

23 April 1977

Kristen BellKristen Bell

18 July 1980

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj

08 December 1982

Selena GomezSelena Gomez

22 July 1992

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley

01 February 1968

Ja RuleJa Rule

29 February 1976

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Bebe RexhaBebe Rexha

30 August 1989

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens

14 December 1988

H.E.R.H.E.R.

27 June 1997

Mariah CareyMariah Carey

27 March 1970

J. Cole J. Cole

28 January 1985

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston

09 August 1963

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John LegendJohn Legend

28 December 1978

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain

20 February 1967

Kanye WestKanye West

08 June 1977

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg

20 October 1971

Johnny CashJohnny Cash

26 February 1932

Mandy MooreMandy Moore

10 April 1984

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Britney SpearsBritney Spears

02 December 1981

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg

17 August 1969

Lil PumpLil Pump

17 August 2000

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra

12 December 1915

Adam LambertAdam Lambert

29 January 1982

Judy GarlandJudy Garland

10 June 1922

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Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand

24 April 1942

Gerard WayGerard Way

09 April 1977

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan

02 July 1986

Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz

02 March 1917

Jay-ZJay-Z

04 December 1969

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Bruno MarsBruno Mars

08 October 1985

Chaka KhanChaka Khan

23 March 1953

Bob DylanBob Dylan

24 May 1941

YNW MellyYNW Melly

01 May 1999

Camila CabelloCamila Cabello

03 March 1997

Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger

29 June 1978

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Soulja BoySoulja Boy

28 July 1990

Lil WayneLil Wayne

27 September 1982

Selena QuintanillaSelena

16 April 1971

Isabela MonerIsabela Moner

10 July 2001

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix

27 November 1942

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Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani

03 October 1969

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato

20 August 1992

Dr. DreDr. Dre

18 February 1965

Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera

18 December 1980

Sam CookeSam Cooke

22 January 1931

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks

26 May 1948

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Jack BlackJack Black

28 August 1969

Kelly ClarksonKelly Clarkson

24 April 1982

50 cent50 Cent

06 July 1975