American Female Pianists

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 1 
Aretha Franklin
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists in the World & 'Queen of Soul')
Aretha Franklin
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Birthdate: March 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 16, 2018

Widely regarded as the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin was a singer-songwriter, actress, and civil rights activist. Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Aretha was ranked number one on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list in 2010. Having sold over 75 million records, she is also one of the best-selling musicians ever.

 2 
Toni Braxton
(One of the Best-Selling Female R&B Artist In History)
Toni Braxton
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Birthdate: October 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Severn, Maryland, United States
Soul and R&B sensation Toni Braxton initially performed with her sisters in The Braxtons. She won three of her seven Grammys with her debut album. Known for her Billboard-charters such as Un-break My Heart, she also collaborated with Babyface, competed in Dancing with the Stars, and produced Braxton Family Values.
 3 
Fiona Apple
(Singer-songwriter)
Fiona Apple
5
Birthdate: September 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, United States
 4 
Norah Jones
(One of the Best-Selling Jazz Artists & Daughter of Indian Sitarist and Composer Ravi Shankar)
Norah Jones
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Birthdate: March 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

Norah Jones is an American singer, pianist, and songwriter. Having sold over 50 million records worldwide, Jones is one of the most successful and best-selling singers of her generation. She was ranked 60th on the artists of the 2000s decade list published by Billboard magazine. Norah Jones has won several prestigious awards including multiple Grammy Awards and Billboard Music Awards.

 5 
Alicia Witt
(Actress)
Alicia Witt
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Birthdate: August 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
 6 
Debbie Gibson
(Singer-songwriter, Actress)
Debbie Gibson
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Birthdate: August 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 7 
Tori Amos
(Musician and Singer)
Tori Amos
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Birthdate: August 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton
Alternative rock singer Tori Amos is known for her songs that highlight issues such as feminism. Amos was the youngest to win a music scholarship to the Peabody Institute. She performed with the group Y Kant Tori Read before going solo. She is associated with RAINN, a sexual abuse helpline. 
 8 
Teddy Geiger
(Musician)
Teddy Geiger
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Birthdate: September 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA
 9 
Vanessa Carlton
(Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Famous for Her Debut Single, 'A Thousand Miles')
Vanessa Carlton
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Birthdate: August 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milford, Pennsylvania, United States
Vanessa Carlton is known for her Billboard-charting debut single, A Thousand Miles, and her platinum-certified debut album, Be Not Nobody. Her album Rabbits on the Run was inspired by A Brief History of Time. The three-time Grammy nominee is also openly bisexual and married to Deer Tick member John McCauley.
 10 
Rita Coolidge
(Musician)
Rita Coolidge
5
Birthdate: May 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lafayette, Tennessee, United States
 11 
Amanda Palmer
(Singer, Street artist, Composer, Pianist, Musician, Playwright, Blogger, Songwriter)
Amanda Palmer
5
Birthdate: April 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
 12 
Joan Bennett Kennedy
(American musician)
Joan Bennett Kennedy
4
Birthdate: September 2, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
 13 
Colbie Caillat
(Singer-songwriter)
Colbie Caillat
4
Birthdate: May 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States
 14 
Liz Phair
(Singer)
Liz Phair
4
Birthdate: April 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
 15 
Ève Curie
(Journalist and Pianist Best Known for Writing a Biography of Her Mother “Madame Curie”)
Ève Curie
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Birthdate: December 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 22, 2007

French and American writer, journalist, and pianist Ève Curie was one of the daughters of scientists Marie Curie and Pierre Curie. She was the only one in the Curie family who did not choose a career in science. She authored her mother’s biography and was actively involved with UNICEF, helping women and children in developing countries.

 16 
Alison Sudol
(Actress)
Alison Sudol
5
Birthdate: December 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
 17 
Laura Nyro
(Songwriter)
Laura Nyro
3
Birthdate: October 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: April 8, 1997
 18 
Dinah Washington
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Birthdate: August 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Died: December 14, 1963
 19 
Yvonne Elliman
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Birthdate: December 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
 20 
Phyllis Hyman
3
Birthdate: July 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: June 30, 1995
 21 
Mia Zapata
(Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist)
Mia Zapata
4
Birthdate: August 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 7, 1993
 22 
Toni Tennille
(Singer-songwriter)
Toni Tennille
3
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
 23 
Angela Marie DiFranco
3
Birthdate: September 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
 24 
Jody Watley
(Singer)
Jody Watley
3
Birthdate: January 30, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 25 
Danielle Bradbery
3
Birthdate: July 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: League City, Texas, United States
 26 
Sophie B. Hawkins
(Singer-songwriter)
Sophie B. Hawkins
3
Birthdate: November 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
 27 
Nadia Bjorlin
(Actress)
Nadia Bjorlin
3
Birthdate: August 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newport, Rhode Island, USA
 28 
Melody Gardot
(Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Singer, Composer, Pianist)
Melody Gardot
3
Birthdate: February 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Jersey
 29 
Lari White
(Country Singers)
Lari White
3
Birthdate: May 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dunedin, Florida, USA
Died: January 23, 2018
 30 
Lisa Coleman
(Musician)
Lisa Coleman
3
Birthdate: August 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, United States
 31 
Lola Astanova
(Pianist)
Lola Astanova
3
Birthdate: July 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
 32 
Alana Haim
(Grammy Award for Album of the Year nomination for Women in Music Part III.)
Alana Haim
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Birthdate: December 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 33 
Andy Allo
(Actress, Singer)
Andy Allo
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Birthdate: January 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bamenda, Cameroon
 34 
Melissa Manchester
(Singer-songwriter)
Melissa Manchester
2
Birthdate: February 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York
 35 
Lisa Hannigan
(Singer-songwriter)
Lisa Hannigan
3
Birthdate: February 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kilcloon, County Meath, Ireland
 36 
Kate Higgins
(Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Pianist)
Kate Higgins
3
Birthdate: August 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charlottesville
 37 
Wanda Jackson
(Singer-songwriter)
Wanda Jackson
3
Birthdate: October 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maud, Oklahoma, United States
 38 
Hazel Scott
(Jazz Pianist)
Hazel Scott
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Birthdate: June 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port au Spain, Trinidad
Died: October 2, 1981
 39 
Sandi Patty
(Singer)
Sandi Patty
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Birthdate: July 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
 40 
Ruth Brown
(Singer-songwriter)
Ruth Brown
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Birthdate: January 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Died: November 17, 2006
 41 
Judee Sill
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Pianist)
Judee Sill
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Birthdate: October 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oakland
Died: November 23, 1979
 42 
Blossom Dearie
(Jazz musician)
Blossom Dearie
2
Birthdate: April 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Durham, New York, United States
Died: February 7, 2009
 43 
Valentina Lisitsa
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Birthdate: March 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
 44 
Emilie Autumn
(Singer, Poet, Violinist, Pianist)
Emilie Autumn
2
Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles
 45 
Francesca Battistelli
(Singer, Composer, Pianist, Songwriter)
Francesca Battistelli
2
Birthdate: May 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
 46 
Natasha Shneider
(Actor, Musician, Pianist)
Natasha Shneider
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Birthdate: May 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Riga
Died: July 2, 2008
 47 
Amy Beach
(Composer)
Amy Beach
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Birthdate: September 5, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Henniker, New Hampshire, United States
Died: December 27, 1944
 48 
Neyla Pekarek
(Cellist)
Neyla Pekarek
2
Birthdate: September 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
 49 
Florence Price
(Composer)
Florence Price
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Birthdate: 1887 AD
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1953 AD
 50 
Jo Ann Castle
(Pianist)
Jo Ann Castle
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Birthdate: September 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States