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.
Naya RiveraNaya Rivera
12 January 1987
Actress, Singer
6ix9ine6ix9ine
08 May 1996
Rapper

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

Jonathan GroffJonathan Groff
26 March 1985
Actor

Billie EilishBillie Eilish
18 December 2001
Singer-Songwriter

Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter
Megan Thee StallionMegan Thee Stallion
15 February 1995
Rapper

Daveed DiggsDaveed Diggs
24 January 1982
Actor
Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971
Rapper

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981
Pop Singer

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

XXXTentacionXXXTentacion
23 January 1998
Rapper
Katy PerryKaty Perry
25 October 1984
Singer-Songwriter

Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986
Singer-songwriter

Leslie Odom Jr.Leslie Odom Jr.
06 August 1981
Actor

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
08 December 1982
Rapper
Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922
Singer

August Anthony Alsina, Jr. August Alsina
03 September 1992
Singer, Songwriter

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper
Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor

Lea MicheleLea Michele
29 August 1986
Actress
Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Bob DylanBob Dylan
24 May 1941
Singer & Songwriter

Doja CatDoja Cat
21 October 1995
Singer
Johnny CashJohnny Cash
26 February 1932
Singer-Songwriter

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Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper
Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Rapper

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963
Singer

Charlie DanielsCharlie Daniels
28 October 1936
Musician

Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989
Actress
Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992
Actress
Post MalonePost Malone
04 July 1995
Rapper

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976
Singer-Songwriter

Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

Mariah CareyMariah Carey
27 March 1970
 

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter

Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980
Actor
AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979
American singer

Idina MenzelIdina Menzel
30 May 1971
Actress
Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

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

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946
Singer
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
Actor

Travis ScottTravis Scott
30 April 1992
Rapper
Jay-ZJay-Z
04 December 1969
Rapper

John LegendJohn Legend
28 December 1978
Singer

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

Tory LanezTory Lanez
27 July 1992
Rapper

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980
Actress, Singer
Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
Singer

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

Lil WayneLil Wayne
27 September 1982
Hip-hop artist

G-EazyG-Eazy
24 May 1989
Rapper
Ice CubeIce Cube
15 June 1969
Rapper

Mac MillerMac Miller
19 January 1992
American Rapper, Singer
R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter

Mary Elizabeth WinsteadMary Elizabeth Winstead
28 November 1984
Actress

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988
Actress
Jordan FisherJordan Fisher
24 April 1994
Singer-songwriter

Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress
50 cent50 Cent
06 July 1975
Rapper

Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey
21 June 1985
Singer-songwriter

Tom PettyTom Petty
20 October 1950
Singer
Bobby ShmurdaBobby Shmurda
04 August 1994
Rapper

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter
Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942
American singer-songwriter

Mandy MooreMandy Moore
10 April 1984
 

Gerard WayGerard Way
09 April 1977
Singer

Jamie Lynn SpearsJamie Lynn Spears
04 April 1991
Actress & Singer
Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer
Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Musician

Eazy-EEazy-E
07 September 1964
Rapper

Nipsey HussleNipsey Hussle
15 August 1985
Rapper

Willow SmithWillow Smith
31 October 2000
Singer
Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan
02 July 1986
Actress

Brian Austin GreenBrian Austin Green
15 July 1973
Actor

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
23 September 1949
Singer

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946
Actress, Singer

Kelly ClarksonKelly Clarkson
24 April 1982
Singer, Actress
Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger
29 June 1978
Singer
Sabrina CarpenterSabrina Carpenter
11 May 1999
Singer

Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood
11 February 1979
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record
Diana RossDiana Ross
26 March 1944
American singer
Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
08 December 1943
Singer-songwriter