Famous Black Vocalists

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Louis Armstrong
(American Writer & Professor of Biochemistry Best Known for His Hard Science Fiction Novels)
Louis Armstrong
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Birthdate: August 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: July 6, 1971

Louis Armstrong was an American trumpeter and singer who played an important role in the development of jazz. Thanks to his playing, trumpet became known as a solo instrument and jazz, which was previously known as a collectively improvised folk music, became a soloist's art form. Not surprisingly, Louis Armstrong is widely accepted as the embodiment of jazz. 

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Isaac Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)
Isaac Hayes
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Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 10, 2008
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Charley Pride
(Country Singer and One of Three African-American Members of the 'Grand Ole Opr')
Charley Pride
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Birthdate: March 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sledge, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 12, 2020
Charley Pride was an American professional baseball player, guitarist, and singer. During the 1970s, Pride became the best-selling singer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. In his illustrious career, Pride won many awards including three American Music Awards and four Grammy Awards. In 2000, Pride was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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Normani Hamilton
(Member of One of the Best-Selling Girl Groups of All Time 'Fifth Harmony')
Normani Hamilton
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Birthdate: May 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Normani Hamilton is an American dancer and singer. Hamilton, who was part of the popular girl group Fifth Harmony, has won several awards, such as BMI Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards. Also a philanthropist, Hamilton has been involved with charities like the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Since 2017, she has been serving as a global ambassador for the American Cancer Society.

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Nichelle Nichols
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Birthdate: December 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Robbins, Illinois, United States
Died: July 30, 2022
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Romeo Santos
(Lead Member and Vocalist of the Bachata Group 'Aventura')
Romeo Santos
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Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
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LeToya Luckett
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Birthdate: March 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
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Leslie Uggams
(Actress)
Leslie Uggams
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Birthdate: May 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
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Michael Kiwanuka
(Singer-songwriter)
Michael Kiwanuka
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Birthdate: May 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Muswell Hill, London, England
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Sylvester
(Singer-songwriter)
Sylvester
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Birthdate: September 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Watts, California, United States
Died: December 16, 1988
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Ella Eyre
(Singer-songwriter)
Ella Eyre
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Birthdate: April 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
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Fredro Starr
(Rapper)
Fredro Starr
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Birthdate: April 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA
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William DuVall
(Musician)
William DuVall
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Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Taral Hicks
(Actress)
Taral Hicks
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Birthdate: September 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
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Farrah Franklin
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Birthdate: May 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Blu Cantrell
(Singer-songwriter)
Blu Cantrell
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Birthdate: March 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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Kele Okereke
(Musician)
Kele Okereke
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Birthdate: October 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
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Albert Collins
(Musician)
Albert Collins
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Birthdate: October 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Leona, Texas, United States
Died: November 24, 1993
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Big Bill Broonzy
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Birthdate: June 26, 1893
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lake Dick, Arkansas, United States
Died: August 15, 1958
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Lloyd Price
(Singer)
Lloyd Price
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Birthdate: March 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kenner, Louisiana, U.S.
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Jimmy Scott
(Vocalist)
Jimmy Scott
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Birthdate: July 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died: June 12, 2014
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Jimmy Rogers
(Singer)
Jimmy Rogers
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Birthdate: June 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ruleville, Mississippi, U.S.
Died: December 19, 1997
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Bobby Short
(Singer)
Bobby Short
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Birthdate: September 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Danville, Illinois, United States
Died: March 21, 2005
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Lord Kitchener
(Calypsonian)
Lord Kitchener
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Birthdate: April 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arima, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: February 11, 2000
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Lawrence Payton
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Birthdate: March 2, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died: June 20, 1997
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Richard Berry
(Singer-songwriter)
Richard Berry
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Birthdate: April 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Extension, Louisiana, United States
Died: January 23, 1997
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Sonny Terry
(Musician)
Sonny Terry
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Birthdate: October 24, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greensboro, Georgia, United States
Died: March 11, 1986
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Tabu Ley Rochereau
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Birthdate: November 13, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: bagata, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Died: November 30, 2013
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Mory Kanté
(He was best known internationally for his 1987 hit song)
Mory Kanté
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Birthdate: March 29, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Albadaria,Guinea
Died: May 22, 2020
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Shirley Horn
(Musician)
Shirley Horn
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Birthdate: May 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: October 20, 2005
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Clifton Chenier
(Musician)
Clifton Chenier
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Birthdate: June 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Opelousas, Louisiana, United States
Died: December 12, 1987
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Oscar Cicero Brown, Jr.
(Singer-songwriter)
Oscar Cicero Brown, Jr.
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Birthdate: October 10, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 29, 2005
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Thelma Carpenter
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Birthdate: January 15, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: May 14, 1997
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Florence Mills
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Birthdate: January 25, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: November 1, 1927
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Magic Slim
(Musician)
Magic Slim
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Birthdate: August 7, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yalobusha County, Mississippi, United States
Died: February 21, 2013
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Afric Simone
(Vocalist)
Afric Simone
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Birthdate: July 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Inhambane, Mozambique
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Harry Burleigh
(Composer)
Harry Burleigh
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Birthdate: December 2, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 12, 1949
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David Lutalo
(Singer)
David Lutalo
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Birthdate: September 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luwero, Uganda
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Jay McShann
(Musician)
Jay McShann
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Birthdate: January 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
Died: December 7, 2006
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Tsidii Le Loka
(Actress, Vocalist)
Tsidii Le Loka
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Birthdate: April 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lesotho
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Louisiana Red
(Guitarist)
Louisiana Red
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Birthdate: March 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States
Died: February 25, 2012
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Hamza El Din
(Composer)
Hamza El Din
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Birthdate: July 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kingdom of Egypt
Died: May 22, 2006
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Lionel Loueke
(Guitarist and Vocalist)
Lionel Loueke
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Birthdate: April 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cotonou, Benin
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Gloria Lynne
(Vocalist)
Gloria Lynne
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Birthdate: November 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: October 15, 2013
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Yanick Etienne
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Birthplace: Hait
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Boozoo Chavis
(Accordion player)
Boozoo Chavis
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Birthdate: October 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 5, 2001
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Daudi Kabaka
(Singer)
Daudi Kabaka
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Birthdate: 1939 AD
Birthplace: Kenya
Died: 2001 AD
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Maryam Mursal
(Composer)
Maryam Mursal
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Birthdate: January 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Somaliland, Somalia
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CB Milton
(Singer known for the singles)
CB Milton
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Birthdate: April 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Suriname
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Vee Mampeezy
(Musician)
Vee Mampeezy
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Birthdate: May 17, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hukuntsi, Botswana