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.
Billie EilishBillie Eilish
18 December 2001
Singer-Songwriter
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922
Singer

Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989
Actress

XXXTentacionXXXTentacion
23 January 1998
Rapper

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946
Singer
Kanye WestKanye West
08 June 1977
Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress
Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980
Actress, Singer
Camila CabelloCamila Cabello
03 March 1997
Singer

Johnny CashJohnny Cash
26 February 1932
Singer-Songwriter

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992
Actress
Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer
Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey
21 June 1985
Singer-songwriter

Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986
Singer-songwriter

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper
Finneas O'ConnellFinneas O'Connell
30 July 1997
Singer

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971
Rapper
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress

Post MalonePost Malone
04 July 1995
Rapper

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979
American singer

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
08 December 1982
Rapper
LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer
Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946
Actress, Singer

R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter

Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger
29 June 1978
Singer

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor
John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

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Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter

Bob DylanBob Dylan
24 May 1941
Singer & Songwriter

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963
Singer
RZARZA
05 July 1969
Rapper

Aaron CarterAaron Carter
07 December 1987
Rapper
Katy PerryKaty Perry
25 October 1984
Singer-Songwriter

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

Blake SheltonBlake Shelton
18 June 1976
Singer
John LegendJohn Legend
28 December 1978
Singer

6ix9ine6ix9ine
08 May 1996
Rapper
Loretta LynnLoretta Lynn
14 April 1932
American singer-songwriter

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
Singer

Kris KritoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter

Travis ScottTravis Scott
30 April 1992
Rapper
Mariah CareyMariah Carey
27 March 1970
 

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981
Pop Singer

Patsy ClinePatsy Cline
08 September 1932
Country Singer

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
23 September 1949
Singer-songwriter
Kelly ClarksonKelly Clarkson
24 April 1982
Singer, Actress

Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer
Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988
Actress

Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Rapper

Mac MillerMac Miller
19 January 1992
American Rapper, Singer
Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Nipsey HussleNipsey Hussle
15 August 1985
Rapper

Jay-ZJay-Z
04 December 1969
Rapper

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter
Chance the RapperChance the Rapper
16 April 1993
Hip-hop artist

Selena QuintanillaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer
The Notorious B.I.G.The Notorious B.I.G.
21 May 1972
Rapper

Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 

50 cent50 Cent
06 July 1975
Rapper, Composer, Businessperson, Record producer

Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper
Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor, Producer, Singer, Songwriter
Lil WayneLil Wayne
27 September 1982
Hip-hop artist

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan
02 July 1986
 

Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer

Mandy MooreMandy Moore
10 April 1984
 
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
 

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976
Singer-Songwriter

YNW MellyYNW Melly
01 May 1999
Rapper

Hilary DuffHilary Duff
28 September 1987
Actress

Method ManMethod Man
01 April 1971
Hip Hop Artist
Megan Thee StallionMegan Thee Stallion
15 February 1995
Rapper

June Carter CashJune Carter Cash
23 June 1929
Singer-Songwriter
Kane BrownKane Brown
21 October 1993
Singer

Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
 

Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980
Rapper
Lauren DaigleLauren Daigle
09 September 1991
Singer

Kodak BlackKodak Black
11 June 1997
Rapper
Diana RossDiana Ross
26 March 1944
American singer

Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
 

Bebe RexhaBebe Rexha
30 August 1989
Singer

Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera
18 December 1980
Singer-songwriter
Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Janis JoplinJanis Joplin
19 January 1943
Singer
Billy Ray CyrusBilly Ray Cyrus
25 August 1961
American singer-songwriter

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter
Kacey MusgravesKacey Musgraves
21 August 1988
Singer-Songwriter

Tom PettyTom Petty
20 October 1950
Singer
Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969
Singer-songwriter