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

Judy GarlandJudy Garland
10 June 1922
Singer

Dolly PartonDolly Parton
19 January 1946
Singer

XXXTentacionXXXTentacion
23 January 1998
Rapper

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter
Kanye WestKanye West
08 June 1977
Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Camila CabelloCamila Cabello
03 March 1997
Singer

Kristen BellKristen Bell
18 July 1980
Actress, Singer
Ariana Grande Ariana Grande
26 June 1993
Singer, Actress

Selena GomezSelena Gomez
22 July 1992
Actress
Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

Elvis PresleyElvis Presley
08 January 1935
Singer

Mariah CareyMariah Carey
27 March 1970
 
Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger
29 June 1978
Singer

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper
Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez
24 July 1969
Singer, Actress, Dancer

AaliyahAaliyah
16 January 1979
American singer

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Finneas O'ConnellFinneas O'Connell
30 July 1997
Singer

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress
Lady GagaLady Gaga
28 March 1986
Singer-songwriter

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971
Rapper

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra
12 December 1915
Singer and Actor

Post MalonePost Malone
04 July 1995
Rapper
LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer
Johnny CashJohnny Cash
26 February 1932
Singer-Songwriter

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter

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

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Bob DylanBob Dylan
24 May 1941
Singer & Songwriter

Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

John LegendJohn Legend
28 December 1978
Singer

R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter
Vanessa HudgensVanessa Hudgens
14 December 1988
Actress

Lana Del ReyLana Del Rey
21 June 1985
Singer-songwriter
Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg
05 June 1971
Actor, Singer

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor

Bing CrosbyBing Crosby
03 May 1903
American singer
6ix9ine6ix9ine
08 May 1996
Rapper

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
08 December 1982
Rapper
Blake SheltonBlake Shelton
18 June 1976
Singer

Travis ScottTravis Scott
30 April 1992
Rapper

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter

Zac EfronZac Efron
18 October 1987
Actor, Singer

Tina TurnerTina Turner
26 November 1939
Singer
Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980
Rapper

Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
13 December 1967
 

Hilary DuffHilary Duff
28 September 1987
Actress

Katy PerryKaty Perry
25 October 1984
Singer-Songwriter
Nipsey HussleNipsey Hussle
15 August 1985
Rapper

Jay-ZJay-Z
04 December 1969
Rapper
Britney SpearsBritney Spears
02 December 1981
Pop Singer

Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Rapper

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen
23 September 1949
Singer-songwriter
Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor, Producer, Singer, Songwriter

Kelly ClarksonKelly Clarkson
24 April 1982
Singer, Actress
Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

Chris DaughtryChris Daughtry
26 December 1979
Vocalist, Guitarist

Loretta LynnLoretta Lynn
14 April 1932
American singer-songwriter
Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper

Kacey MusgravesKacey Musgraves
21 August 1988
Singer-Songwriter
Chance the RapperChance the Rapper
16 April 1993
Hip-hop artist

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

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

Selena QuintanillaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer
Mac MillerMac Miller
19 January 1992
American Rapper, Singer
Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

Patsy ClinePatsy Cline
08 September 1932
Country Singer

Jack BlackJack Black
28 August 1969
Actor

Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer
RZARZA
05 July 1969
Rapper

50 cent50 Cent
06 July 1975
Rapper

Lil WayneLil Wayne
27 September 1982
Hip-hop artist

YNW MellyYNW Melly
01 May 1999
Rapper

Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera
18 December 1980
Singer-songwriter
Megan Thee StallionMegan Thee Stallion
15 February 1995
Rapper

Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan
02 July 1986
 
Kane BrownKane Brown
21 October 1993
Singer

Dean MartinDean Martin
07 June 1917
Actor, Comedian, Singer

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

Chester BenningtonChester Bennington
20 March 1976
Singer-Songwriter
Aaron CarterAaron Carter
07 December 1987
Rapper

Bebe RexhaBebe Rexha
30 August 1989
Singer

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter

Lea MicheleLea Michele
29 August 1986
Actress, Singer, Composer
Diana RossDiana Ross
26 March 1944
American singer

Mandy MooreMandy Moore
10 April 1984
 
T.I.T.I.
25 September 1980
Hip-hop Artist

Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
 
Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
 

Janis JoplinJanis Joplin
19 January 1943
Singer
Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969
Singer-songwriter