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.
Nipsey HussleNipsey Hussle
15 August 1985
Rapper
Billie EilishBillie Eilish
18 December 2001
Singer-Songwriter

Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989
Actress

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter

Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986
Singer-songwriter
Joe JonasJoe Jonas
15 August 1989
Singer

Doris DayDoris Day
03 April 1922
Film actress

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer
XXXTentacionXXXTentacion
23 January 1998
Rapper

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971
Rapper

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer
Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Katy PerryKaty Perry
25 October 1984
Singer-songwriter
R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper

Post MalonePost Malone
04 July 1995
Rapper
Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992
Actress

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981
Pop Singer
6ix9ine6ix9ine
08 May 1996
Rapper

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter
Kanye WestKanye West
08 June 1977
Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer
Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper

Finneas O'ConnellFinneas O'Connell
30 July 1997
Singer

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor

Travis ScottTravis Scott
30 April 1992
Rapper
Lil WayneLil Wayne
27 September 1982
Hip-hop artist

Mariah CareyMariah Carey
27 March 1970
 

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979
Singer, Dancer, Actor & Model

Selena QuintanillaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer, Songwriter

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Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter
Brendon UrieBrendon Urie
12 April 1987
Singer, Musician

Johnny CashJohnny Cash
26 February 1932
Singer-Songwriter
Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz
02 March 1917
 

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

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
08 December 1982
Rapper
Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980
Actress, Singer

Kelly ClarksonKelly Clarkson
24 April 1982
Singer
Jay-ZJay-Z
04 December 1969
Rapper

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
 

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922
Singer

John LegendJohn Legend
28 December 1978
Singer

Bob DylanBob Dylan
24 May 1941
Singer & Songwriter
Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor

Adam LambertAdam Lambert
29 January 1982
Singer

Isabela MonerIsabela Moner
10 July 2001
Actress, Singer & Voice Artist

Terry MelcherTerry Melcher
08 February 1942
Musician
Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963
Singer

Bruno MarsBruno Mars
08 October 1985
Singer-songwriter
Lionel RichieLionel Richie
20 June 1949
Singer-Songwriter

YNW MellyYNW Melly
01 May 1999
Rapper

Mac MillerMac Miller
19 January 1992
American Rapper, Singer
Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
 

LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer
J. Cole J. Cole
28 January 1985
Rapper, Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter

Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Musician

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician
Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Bebe RexhaBebe Rexha
30 August 1989
Singer
Billy Ray CyrusBilly Ray Cyrus
25 August 1961
American singer-songwriter

Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Actor, Rapper

Lil PumpLil Pump
17 August 2000
Rapper

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988
Film actress
Diana RossDiana Ross
26 March 1944
American singer
Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953
TV Host, Actress

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946
Singer

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

John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter
Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey
21 June 1985
Singer

Luke BryanLuke Bryan
17 July 1976
Singer-Songwriter

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

Mandy MooreMandy Moore
10 April 1984
 

Hilary DuffHilary Duff
28 September 1987
Actress
Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976
 

Ice CubeIce Cube
15 June 1969
American rapper
Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942
American singer-songwriter

Kodak BlackKodak Black
11 June 1997
Rapper

Lauren DaigleLauren Daigle
09 September 1991
Singer
Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
02 April 1939
Singer, Musician

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
16 May 1966
Singer-Songwriter
Blake SheltonBlake Shelton
18 June 1976
Singer

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969
Actor, Singer, Producer

Kane BrownKane Brown
21 October 1993
Singer

50 cent50 Cent
06 July 1975
Rapper, Composer, Businessperson, Record producer
Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Dancer,

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin
25 March 1942
Singer
Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper, Record Producer

Milla JovovichMilla Jovovich
17 December 1975
Actress

Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter

Charlie PuthCharlie Puth
02 December 1991
Singer
Kendrick LamarKendrick Lamar
17 June 1987
Rapper