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.
SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer
Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946
Singer

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress

Billie EilishBillie Eilish
18 December 2001
Singer-Songwriter

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922
Singer

Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986
Singer-songwriter

Mariah CareyMariah Carey
27 March 1970
 
Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

XXXTentacionXXXTentacion
23 January 1998
Rapper
EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

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

Juice WRLDJuice WRLD
02 December 1998
Rapper
Zendaya Maree Stoermer ColemanZendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
01 September 1996
Actress, Singer

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

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963
Singer

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer
Barry GibbBarry Gibb
01 September 1946
Musician

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992
Actress
HalseyHalsey
29 September 1994
Singer

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971
Rapper
Megan Thee StallionMegan Thee Stallion
15 February 1995
Rapper

Johnny CashJohnny Cash
26 February 1932
Singer-Songwriter
Jenni RiveraJenni Rivera
02 July 1969
Singer

Bing CrosbyBing Crosby
03 May 1903
American singer

Sam CookeSam Cooke
22 January 1931
Singer-songwriter
PrincePrince
07 June 1958
Singer

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Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer
G-EazyG-Eazy
24 May 1989
Rapper

Lil WayneLil Wayne
27 September 1982
Hip-hop artist

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988
Actress

Cherilyn SarkisianCherilyn Sarkisian
20 May 1946
Singer
Bob DylanBob Dylan
24 May 1941
Singer & Songwriter
Dr. DreDr. Dre
18 February 1965
American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur

6ix9ine6ix9ine
08 May 1996
Rapper

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
08 December 1982
Rapper
Cardi BCardi B
11 October 1992
Rapper

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
23 September 1949
Singer

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter

Katy PerryKaty Perry
25 October 1984
Singer-Songwriter

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter
Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989
Actress

Mac MillerMac Miller
19 January 1992
American Rapper, Singer
Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter

Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Justin Randall TimberlakeJustin Randall Timberlake
31 January 1981
American singer-songwriter
Lin-Manuel MirandaLin-Manuel Miranda
16 January 1980
Composer

Doja CatDoja Cat
21 October 1995
Singer
Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Rapper

Taylor MomsenTaylor Momsen
26 July 1993
TV Actress, Singer-songwriter, Actress

Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper

Lynda CarterLynda Carter
24 July 1951
Actress

Post MalonePost Malone
04 July 1995
Rapper
Naya RiveraNaya Rivera
12 January 1987
Actress, Singer

Rosemary ClooneyRosemary Clooney
23 May 1928
Singer

LeAnn RimesLeAnn Rimes
28 August 1982
Country Singer

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979
American singer
Travis ScottTravis Scott
30 April 1992
Rapper

Troyal Garth BrooksTroyal Garth Brooks
07 February 1962
American singer-songwriter
Mary SteenburgenMary Steenburgen
08 February 1953
Actress

Dave GrohlDave Grohl
14 January 1969
Musician

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980
Actress, Singer
Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger
29 June 1978
Singer

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Camila CabelloCamila Cabello
03 March 1997
Singer

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

Mary Elizabeth WinsteadMary Elizabeth Winstead
28 November 1984
Actress
Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942
American singer-songwriter

Tori KellyTori Kelly
14 December 1992
Singer
John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter

Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey
21 June 1985
Singer-songwriter

Blake SheltonBlake Shelton
18 June 1976
Singer

RuPaulRuPaul
17 November 1960
Drag Queen
Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer
Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

John LegendJohn Legend
28 December 1978
Singer

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Musician

Quando RondoQuando Rondo
23 March 1999
Rapper
Bobby BrownBobby Brown
05 February 1969
Singer-Songwriter

Daveed DiggsDaveed Diggs
24 January 1982
Actor

Marilyn MansonMarilyn Manson
05 January 1969
Singer-songwriter

Mandy MooreMandy Moore
10 April 1984
 

Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
30 July 1941
Singer, Songwriter
Dean MartinDean Martin
07 June 1917
Actor, Comedian, Singer

Bruno MarsBruno Mars
08 October 1985
Singer-songwriter
Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
Singer
R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter
Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976
Singer-Songwriter