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
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922
Singer

Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989
Actress

Finneas O'ConnellFinneas O'Connell
30 July 1997
Singer

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper
Post MalonePost Malone
04 July 1995
Rapper

XXXTentacionXXXTentacion
23 January 1998
Rapper

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter
LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer
Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946
Singer

Camila CabelloCamila Cabello
03 March 1997
Singer
Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979
American singer

Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter

Mariah CareyMariah Carey
27 March 1970
 
Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971
Rapper

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992
Actress
Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980
Actress, Singer

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

Nipsey HussleNipsey Hussle
15 August 1985
Rapper
Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986
Singer-songwriter

Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger
29 June 1978
Singer
Mac MillerMac Miller
19 January 1992
American Rapper, Singer

Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988
Actress

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
12 March 1946
Actress, Singer
Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963
Singer

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Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer
Johnny CashJohnny Cash
26 February 1932
Singer-Songwriter

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

Doja CatDoja Cat
21 October 1995
Singer

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor
Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey
21 June 1985
Singer-songwriter

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor

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

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
08 December 1982
Rapper
Lil WayneLil Wayne
27 September 1982
Hip-hop artist

R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter

Alicia KeysAlicia Keys
25 January 1981
Singer-songwriter

6ix9ine6ix9ine
08 May 1996
Rapper

Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer
Bob DylanBob Dylan
24 May 1941
Singer & Songwriter

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

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
Actor

DaBabyDaBaby
22 December 1991
Rapper
Bing CrosbyBing Crosby
03 May 1903
American singer

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter
Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980
Rapper

Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981
Pop Singer

Katy PerryKaty Perry
25 October 1984
Singer-Songwriter

Hilary DuffHilary Duff
28 September 1987
Actress

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
Singer
Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Rapper

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969
Actor

Roddy RicchRoddy Ricch
22 October 1998
Rapper

Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer
John LegendJohn Legend
28 December 1978
Singer

50 cent50 Cent
06 July 1975
Rapper
The Notorious B.I.G.The Notorious B.I.G.
21 May 1972
Rapper

YNW MellyYNW Melly
01 May 1999
Rapper

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician
Joe JonasJoe Jonas
15 August 1989
Singer

Megan Thee StallionMegan Thee Stallion
15 February 1995
Rapper
Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper

Chris DaughtryChris Daughtry
26 December 1979
Vocalist, Guitarist

Steven TylerSteven Tyler
26 March 1948
 
Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941
Singer, Songwriter

Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera
18 December 1980
Singer-songwriter
Jessica SimpsonJessica Simpson
10 July 1980
Singer, Actress

Jonathan GroffJonathan Groff
26 March 1985
Actor

Blake SheltonBlake Shelton
18 June 1976
Singer

Dr. DreDr. Dre
18 February 1965
American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur
Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976
Singer-Songwriter
Marc AnthonyMarc Anthony
16 September 1968
 

Kane BrownKane Brown
21 October 1993
Singer

SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan
02 July 1986
Actress
Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969
Singer-songwriter

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
23 September 1949
Singer

Ice CubeIce Cube
15 June 1969
Rapper

Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
13 May 1950
Singer-songwriter

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter
Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor, Producer, Singer, Songwriter

Bebe RexhaBebe Rexha
30 August 1989
Singer
Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

Bruno MarsBruno Mars
08 October 1985
Singer-songwriter
Ray CharlesRay Charles
23 September 1930
Singer and Composer
Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper