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
Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989
Actress

Doris DayDoris Day
03 April 1922
Film actress

Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter

Joe JonasJoe Jonas
15 August 1989
Singer

XXXTentacionXXXTentacion
23 January 1998
Rapper
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986
Singer-songwriter

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992
Actress
Kevin JonasKevin Jonas
05 November 1987
Musician

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper
Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971
Rapper

Finneas O'ConnellFinneas O'Connell
30 July 1997
Singer
Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress

Camila CabelloCamila Cabello
03 March 1997
Singer
Kanye WestKanye West
08 June 1977
Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer

Bob DylanBob Dylan
24 May 1941
Singer & Songwriter

Post MalonePost Malone
04 July 1995
Rapper

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922
Singer
LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer
Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

Nipsey HussleNipsey Hussle
15 August 1985
Rapper

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981
Pop Singer

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980
Actress, Singer
Katy PerryKaty Perry
25 October 1984
Singer-Songwriter

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
08 December 1982
Rapper

Johnny CashJohnny Cash
26 February 1932
Singer-Songwriter

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor

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Jay-ZJay-Z
04 December 1969
Rapper
Mariah CareyMariah Carey
27 March 1970
 

Billy Ray CyrusBilly Ray Cyrus
25 August 1961
American singer-songwriter
John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

6ix9ine6ix9ine
08 May 1996
Rapper

ASAP RockyASAP Rocky
03 October 1988
Rapper
Travis ScottTravis Scott
30 April 1992
Rapper

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963
Singer
Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter

Mac MillerMac Miller
19 January 1992
American Rapper, Singer

Terry MelcherTerry Melcher
08 February 1942
Musician

Brendon UrieBrendon Urie
12 April 1987
Singer, Musician
Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Actor, Rapper

Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Musician

Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey
21 June 1985
Singer

Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress
Hilary DuffHilary Duff
28 September 1987
Actress

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter
Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
 

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
23 September 1949
Singer-songwriter
The Notorious BThe Notorious B.I.G.
21 May 1972
Rapper

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
 
Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976
 

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter
Lil WayneLil Wayne
27 September 1982
Hip-hop artist

Vince NeilVince Neil
08 February 1961
Musician
Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988
Film actress

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946
Singer

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

Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer
Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942
American singer-songwriter
Ice CubeIce Cube
15 June 1969
American rapper

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979
Singer, Dancer, Actor & Model

R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter

YNW MellyYNW Melly
01 May 1999
Rapper
Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow
11 February 1962
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Megan Thee StallionMegan Thee Stallion
15 February 1995
Rapper

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Dancer,

Kane BrownKane Brown
21 October 1993
Singer

Bruno MarsBruno Mars
08 October 1985
Singer-songwriter
Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969
Actor, Singer, Producer

Willow SmithWillow Smith
31 October 2000
Singer, Actress
Lauren DaigleLauren Daigle
09 September 1991
Singer

Kodak BlackKodak Black
11 June 1997
Rapper

Janis JoplinJanis Joplin
19 January 1943
Singer
Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
16 May 1966
Singer-Songwriter

Katharine McPheeKatharine McPhee
25 March 1984
Actress
Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan
02 July 1986
 

John LegendJohn Legend
28 December 1978
Singer

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946
Actress, Singer

Bebe RexhaBebe Rexha
30 August 1989
Singer
John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943
Singer-songwriter

Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
 
Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
08 December 1943
Singer, Lyricist, Poet, Musician, Filmmaker

T.I.T.I.
25 September 1980
Hip-hop Artist

Adam LambertAdam Lambert
29 January 1982
Singer

Kendrick LamarKendrick Lamar
17 June 1987
Rapper
Dr. DreDr. Dre
18 February 1965
American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur