Famous Black Record Producers

 1 The Weeknd

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Canadian

One of the most successful Canadian recording artists, singer-songwriter, the Weeknd, holds several chart records and has won numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards. Despite a difficult childhood marred by drug abuse and violence, he persevered and worked hard to emerge as a beloved music star. He is actively involved in philanthropy.

 2 Brandy Norwood

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record producer
Birthdate: February 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

The singer of chartbuster songs like The Boy Is Mine, I Wanna be Down and Sittin' Up in My Room, Brandy Norwood is known for her raspy and husky voice. Most of her songs are about love, relationships and heartache. She was involved in a car accident in 2006, leading to multiple lawsuits, which were eventually settled out of court.

 3 Mona Lisa

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: November 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 4 50 Cent

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

From selling drugs and getting arrested in his teens to becoming one of the world’s best-selling rappers, Curtis James Jackson III’s journey has been an interesting one. Better known by his stage name 50 Cent, his albums have sold in millions. However, despite being one of the richest celebrities, he filed for bankruptcy protection in 2015 due to financial troubles.

 5 Akon

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

Akon is one of the most successful R&B, hip hop and rap singers in the world. His albums Trouble, Konvicted, Freedom, El Negreeto and Akonda have many chartbusters songs. He has also founded record labels Akonik Label Group, KonLive Distribution and Konvict Mizik. He courted controversy in 2007 for an onstage act involving simulated sex with a 15-year-old girl.

 6 Suge Knight

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Famous As: Record Producer & Music Executive
Birthdate: April 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

American businessman and co-founder of a successful music label. Death Row Records, Suge Knight has been a controversial figure. He had been in and out of prison for a number of years for charges like theft, racketeering, attempt to murder and parole violation, before he was sentenced to 28 years in prison for the a hit-and-run incident in October 2018.

 7 Master P

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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 8 Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 20, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 9 Sean Combs

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Three-time Grammy-winning hip-hop legend Sean Combs, known to fans as Puffy, Puff Daddy, or Diddy, started off as a talent director with Uptown and then launched his own record label. His debut album, No Way Out, was certified 7Xplatinum, and his song I'll Be Missing You topped the Billboard charts. 

 10 Marques Houston

Marques Houston
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 11 Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 12 Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: July 1, 2005

 13 Erykah Badu

Erykah Badu
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 14 Anderson Paak

Anderson Paak
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 15 Roddy Ricch

Roddy Ricch
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 16 André 3000

André 3000
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 17 Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 18 CeeLo Green

CeeLo Green
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 19 T-Pain

T-Pain
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 20 Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: August 10, 2008

 21 Berry Gordy

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Famous As: Record Executive
Birthdate: November 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 22 Michael Kiwanuka

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 23 Eve

Eve
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 24 Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 25 Fredro Starr

Fredro Starr
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 26 Davido

Davido
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: November 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Nigerian

 27 Macy Gray

Macy Gray
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 28 Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 29 Curtis Mayfield

Curtis Mayfield
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: June 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: December 26, 1999

 30 Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 31 D'Angelo

D'Angelo
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 32 Hit-Boy

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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: March 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 33 Big Boi

Big Boi
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 34 Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading
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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer, Music arranger
Birthdate: December 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

 35 Labrinth

Labrinth
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 36 Questlove

Questlove
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 37 Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: June 27, 2014

 38 Maurice White

Maurice White
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 4, 2016

 39 DJ Jazzy Jeff

DJ Jazzy Jeff
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Famous As: Club DJ, Disc jockey, Actor, Television actor, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: January 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 40 Lil Jon

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 41 Pusha T

Pusha T
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 42 Roger Troutman

Roger Troutman
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 25, 1999

 43 Ester Dean

Ester Dean
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 44 E-40

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 45 Rodney Jerkins

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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: July 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 46 DJ Yella

DJ Yella
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 47 Taio Cruz

Taio Cruz
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 48 DJ Screw

DJ Screw
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Famous As: Hip-hop DJ
Birthdate: July 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: November 16, 2000

 49 Chamillionaire

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 50 Dallas Austin

Dallas Austin
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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: December 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American