Check out the list of prominent Black musicians

Blacks have revolutionized the music industry with their extraordinary blend of jazz, soul, rock, gospel, and R&B genres. During the 1980’s, people were fascinated with Prince’s music, which included elements of rock, jazz and blues. His music won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. Louis Armstrong, one of the prominent musicians known for jazz is a trumpeter. He was one of those persons, who was socially accepted by whites during the racism period. Whitney Houston, another musician from 1980’s has her name printed in the Guinness book of world records as the most-awarded female artist of all time in 2006. Other black musicians including Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole, James Brown, Francis Johnson, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Tina Turner have showcased to the world their innate talent.
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
(Singer)

29 August 1958

25 June 2009

Gary

American

Virgo

Janet JacksonJanet Jackson
(Singer-Songwriter)

16 May 1966

Gary, Indiana, U.S.

American

Taurus

Kanye WestKanye West
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer)

08 June 1977

Atlanta

American

Gemini

Bob MarleyBob Marley
(Singer)

06 February 1945

11 May 1981

Nine Mile

Jamaican

Aquarius

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
(Singer & Musician)

27 November 1942

18 September 1970

Seattle, Washington, US

American

Sagittarius

Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye
(Singer, Musician)

02 April 1939

01 April 1984

Washington, D.C., United States

American

Aries

Stevie WonderStevie Wonder
(Musician)

13 May 1950

Saginaw

American

Taurus

The Notorious BThe Notorious B.I.G.
(Rapper)

21 May 1972

09 March 1997

Clinton Hill, New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Taurus

Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
(Singer)

09 August 1963

11 February 2012

Newark

American

Leo

Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
(Musician)

04 August 1901

06 July 1971

New Orleans

American

Leo

James BrownJames Brown
(Musician, recording artist, producer, dancer, bandleader)

03 May 1933

25 December 2006

Barnwell

American

Taurus

Tina TurnerTina Turner

26 November 1939

Nutbush, Tennessee

American

Sagittarius

Ray CharlesRay Charles
(Singer and Composer)

23 September 1930

10 June 2004

Albany

American

Virgo

Chuck BerryChuck Berry
(Guitarist)

18 October 1926

18 March 2017

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

American

Libra

Aretha FranklinAretha Franklin

25 March 1942

Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

American

Aries

John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
(Jazz saxophonist and composer)

23 September 1926

17 July 1967

Hamlet

American

Virgo

Little RichardLittle Richard

05 December 1932

Macon, Georgia, U.S.A

American

Sagittarius

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
(Musician, Songwriter)

08 May 1911

16 August 1938

Hazlehurst, Mississippi

American

Taurus

Nat King ColeNat King Cole
(Vocalist, Pianist)

17 March 1919

15 February 1965

Montgomery

American

Pisces

Sam CookeSam Cooke
(Singer and Songwriter)

22 January 1931

11 December 1964

Clarksdale

American

Aquarius

Otis ReddingOtis Redding
(Singer)

09 September 1941

10 December 1967

Dawson, Georgia, U.S.

American

Virgo

Duke EllingtonDuke Ellington
(Composer, Pianist and Bandleader)

29 April 1899

24 May 1974

Washington, D.C.

American

Taurus

Etta JamesEtta James
(Singer)

25 January 1938

20 January 2012

Los Angeles

American

Aquarius

PrincePrince
(Singer)

07 June 1958

21 April 2016

Minneapolis

American

Gemini

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
(Jazz saxophonist, composer)

29 August 1920

12 March 1955

Kansas City

American

Virgo

Bessie SmithBessie Smith
(Singer)

15 April 1894

26 September 1937

Chattanooga

American

Aries

Thelonious MonkThelonious Monk
(Jazz Pianist & Composer)

10 October 1917

17 February 1982

Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States

American

Libra

Mahalia JacksonMahalia Jackson
(Singer, Television Personality)

26 December 1911

27 January 1972

New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

American

Capricorn

Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie
(Bandleader)

21 October 1917

06 January 1993

Cheraw, South Carolina, United States

American

Libra

Lena HorneLena Horne
(Singer)

30 June 1917

09 May 2010

Bedford-Stuyvesant

American

Cancer

Scott JoplinScott Joplin
(Composer and Pianist)

1868 AD

01 April 1917

Texas

American

Charles MingusCharles Mingus
(Jazz Musician)

22 April 1922

05 January 1979

Arizona, United States

American

Taurus

Cab CallowayCab Calloway
(Singer)

25 December 1907

18 November 1994

Rochester

American

Capricorn

Marian AndersonMarian Anderson
(Singer)

27 February 1897

08 April 1993

Philadelphia

American

Pisces

Nina SimoneNina Simone
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Pianist, Autobiographer, Jazz musician, Singer)

21 February 1933

21 April 2003

Tryon

American

Pisces

Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald
(Singer-songwriter, Composer, Conductor, Bandleader, Jazz musician, Singer)

25 April 1917

15 June 1996

Newport News

American

Taurus

Harry BelafonteHarry Belafonte
(Singer, Actor, Stage actor)

01 March 1927

New York City

American

Pisces

Fats DominoFats Domino
(Singer, Pianist, Jazz musician, Songwriter)

26 February 1928

New Orleans

American

Pisces

Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron
(Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist)

01 April 1949

27 May 2011

Chicago

American

Aries

Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Pianist, Musician, Songwriter, Composer, Record producer)

03 June 1942

26 December 1999

Chicago

American

Gemini

Bo DiddleyBo Diddley
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)

30 December 1928

02 June 2008

McComb

American

Capricorn

Jackie WilsonJackie Wilson
(Singer)

09 June 1934

21 January 1984

Detroit

American

Gemini

Sarah VaughanSarah Vaughan
(Singer, Jazz musician, Pianist)

27 March 1924

03 April 1990

Newark

American

Aries

Jelly Roll MortonJelly Roll Morton
(Pianist, Bandleader, Composer, Conductor, Jazz musician)

20 October 1890

10 July 1941

Gulfport

American

Libra

Jimmy CliffJimmy Cliff
(Singer, Actor, Music artist, Artist, Musician)

01 April 1948

Saint James Parish

Jamaican

Aries

Dinah WashingtonDinah Washington
(Singer, Jazz musician)

29 August 1924

14 December 1963

Tuscaloosa

American

Virgo

Charley PrideCharley Pride
Elmore JamesElmore James
(Guitarist)

27 January 1918

24 May 1963

American

Aquarius

Louis JordanLouis Jordan
(Singer, Actor, Saxophonist, Jazz musician)

08 July 1908

04 February 1975

Arkansas

American

Cancer

Ma RaineyMa Rainey
(Street artist, Musician)

26 April 1886

22 December 1939

Alabama

American

Taurus

Charley PattonCharley Patton
(Guitarist, Singer)

1934 AD

W.C. HandyW.C. Handy
(Songwriter)

1873 AD

1958 AD

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