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

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

XXXTentacionXXXTentacion
23 January 1998
Rapper

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer
Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922
Singer

Camila CabelloCamila Cabello
03 March 1997
Singer

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer
Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986
Singer-songwriter

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer
Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980
Actress, Singer

Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey
21 June 1985
Singer

Johnny CashJohnny Cash
26 February 1932
Singer-Songwriter
EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper

Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper
Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971
Rapper

Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter

Finneas O'ConnellFinneas O'Connell
30 July 1997
Singer
Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
08 December 1982
Rapper

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress
Post MalonePost Malone
04 July 1995
Rapper

LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer

Katy PerryKaty Perry
25 October 1984
Singer-Songwriter

ASAP RockyASAP Rocky
03 October 1988
Rapper
Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992
Actress
Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor

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

Bob DylanBob Dylan
24 May 1941
Singer & Songwriter
AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979
American singer

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Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963
Singer

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981
Pop Singer

Brian Austin GreenBrian Austin Green
15 July 1973
 

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

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper
Jay-ZJay-Z
04 December 1969
Rapper

6ix9ine6ix9ine
08 May 1996
Rapper

Travis ScottTravis Scott
30 April 1992
Rapper
Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter

Kris KritoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor
Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 

Billy Ray CyrusBilly Ray Cyrus
25 August 1961
American singer-songwriter

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor

Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer
Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946
Actress, Singer

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

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
23 September 1949
Singer-songwriter

Joe JonasJoe Jonas
15 August 1989
Singer
Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946
Singer

Mariah CareyMariah Carey
27 March 1970
 
Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Rapper

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976
 

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
 
Nipsey HussleNipsey Hussle
15 August 1985
Rapper

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

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

The Notorious B.I.G.The Notorious B.I.G.
21 May 1972
Rapper
Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger
29 June 1978
Singer

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
 
Lil WayneLil Wayne
27 September 1982
Hip-hop artist

Missy ElliottMissy Elliott
01 July 1971
Rapper

Hilary DuffHilary Duff
28 September 1987
Actress

Selena QuintanillaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer, Songwriter
Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988
Film actress
Aaron CarterAaron Carter
07 December 1987
Rapper

Janis JoplinJanis Joplin
19 January 1943
Singer

Chance the RapperChance the Rapper
16 April 1993
Hip-hop artist

Lea MicheleLea Michele
29 August 1986
Actress, Singer, Composer
Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand
24 April 1942
American singer-songwriter

Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan
02 July 1986
 

Ice CubeIce Cube
15 June 1969
American rapper

Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Singer-songwriter
YNW MellyYNW Melly
01 May 1999
Rapper

Eazy-EEazy-E
07 September 1964
Rapper
Megan Thee StallionMegan Thee Stallion
15 February 1995
Rapper

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
08 December 1943
Singer, Lyricist, Poet, Musician, Filmmaker

Kane BrownKane Brown
21 October 1993
Singer
Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter

Lauren DaigleLauren Daigle
09 September 1991
Singer
Kodak BlackKodak Black
11 June 1997
Rapper

John LegendJohn Legend
28 December 1978
Singer

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969
Actor, Singer, Producer

RZARZA
05 July 1969
Rapper
Dr. DreDr. Dre
18 February 1965
American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur

Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera
18 December 1980
Singer-songwriter
Bebe RexhaBebe Rexha
30 August 1989
Singer

Mandy MooreMandy Moore
10 April 1984
 
Kevin JonasKevin Jonas
05 November 1987
Musician

Bruno MarsBruno Mars
08 October 1985
Singer-songwriter
Shirley TempleShirley Temple
23 April 1928
Actress