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Eminem
(One of the Most Influential and Popular Rappers of All Time)
Eminem
157
Birthdate: October 17, 1972
Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States

Amongst the biggest rappers of all time, Eminem gained worldwide popularity with the release of albums like The Slim Shady LP and The Marshall Mathers LP. His subsequent albums became huge successes further making him a bigger sensation and one of the bestselling music artists of all time. His fame greatly inspired other white rappers to succeed in popular music.

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Ray Charles
(Singer-songwriter)
Ray Charles
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Birthdate: September 23, 1930
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Died: June 10, 2004

Ray Charles went on to become a great singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist, despite suffering blindness due to glaucoma early in his life. One of the most respected and decorated musicians of all time, Ray Charles has been named in lists, such as 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. He pioneered the soul music genre, which remains his greatest contribution.

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Bruce Springsteen
(One of the Best-Selling Rock Singer-Songwriters and Founder of the Rock Band 'E Street Band')
Bruce Springsteen
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Birthdate: September 23, 1949
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

Considered one of the greatest rock stars, Bruce Springsteen’s catalogue of songs over many decades is unparalleled. His fame skyrocketed in 1975 after the release of his third album, Born to Run, and it reached dizzying heights with his seventh album, Born in the USA, in 1984. He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

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Chuck Berry
(One of the Most Influential “Rock 'n' Roll” Performers in Music History)
Chuck Berry
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Birthdate: October 18, 1926
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry was an American singer-songwriter. Referred to as the Father of Rock and Roll, Berry is credited with pioneering rock and roll music. He is also credited with influencing the attitude with which the rock music lifestyle is usually associated. Also revered for his guitaring skills, Berry is often included in lists like the Greatest Artists of All Time.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan
(Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
17
Birthdate: October 3, 1954
Birthplace: Dallas
Died: August 27, 1990

Stevie Ray Vaughan was an American musician. Stevie achieved so much in his mainstream career, that spanned only seven years, that he is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists ever and one of the most influential and iconic musicians in the blues music history. He is credited with reviving blues-rock and his work continues to influence several artists.

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Jerry Lee Lewis
(Singer-Songwriter and One of the Most Influential Pianists of the 20th Century)
Jerry Lee Lewis
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Birthdate: September 29, 1935
Birthplace: Ferriday, Louisiana, United States
Four-time Grammy-winner Jerry Lee Lewis, nicknamed “The Killer,” is best known for his track Great Balls of Fire. A controversy surrounding his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin Myra destroyed his career. Named to Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, he was also part of the Million Dollar Quartet.
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Sting
(Musician & Singer)
Sting
18
Birthdate: October 2, 1951
Birthplace: Wallsend, England

Sting is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. Credited with co-founding the popular rock band, The Police, Sting played an important role in the band's success from 1977 to 1984 during which he served as the band's bassist, lead singer, and principal songwriter. Also known for his work as an activist, Sting has shown interest in political and social issues.

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Paul Simon
(American Singer-Songwriter)
Paul Simon
22
Birthdate: October 13, 1941
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

One half of the popular musical duo Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is a singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists and songwriters of all time. His career, which has spanned more than 60 years, has been so influential that Time named him among the 100 People Who Shaped the World in 2006.

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Tommy Lee
(Founding Member of the Heavy Metal Band 'Mötley Crüe')
Tommy Lee
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Birthdate: October 3, 1962
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Best known as the drummer and founding member of the bands Mötley Crüe and Methods of Mayhem, Tommy Lee Bass has been riddled with major controversies and has even spent time in jail for spousal abuse. Brash and bold, he has also been named to VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists list.
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Lindsey Buckingham
(Singer, Musician)
Lindsey Buckingham
11
Birthdate: October 3, 1949
Birthplace: Palo Alto

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Lindsey Buckingham ruled the American rock scene with the band Fleetwood Mac, performing with his then-girlfriend, Stevie Nicks. Rolling Stone named him one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. After a brief hiatus, he rejoined the band but was fired eventually.

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Thom Yorke
(Singer, Musician, Songwriter)
Thom Yorke
12
Birthdate: October 7, 1968
Birthplace: Wellingborough

English musician, Thom Yorke, is the main vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Radiohead. He is a multi-instrumentalist as well. Active in the music industry for over 35 years, he performs both as part of his band and as a solo artist. He is a human rights activist and also supports animal rights, environmental and anti-war causes.

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Franz Liszt
(Composer, Pianist and Teacher of the Romantic Era)
Franz Liszt
9
Birthdate: October 22, 1811
Birthplace: Raiding, Austria
Died: July 31, 1886

Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer, conductor, arranger, music teacher, and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era. Considered one of the greatest pianists ever, Liszt's works influenced his contemporaries and successors alike. Perhaps his greatest legacy is his work as a teacher, although his rich body of work might suggest otherwise; he taught people like Karl Klindworth among other pianists.

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George Gershwin
(Pianist and Composer Best Known for His Orchestral Compositions ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and ‘An American in Paris’)
George Gershwin
6
Birthdate: September 26, 1898
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 11, 1937

George Gershwin was an American pianist, composer, and painter. His work Porgy and Bess is widely regarded as an American cultural classic and one of the 20th century's most important American operas. Many of his compositions have been used in films and television series. His life and work inspired the 1945 biographical movie, Rhapsody in Blue.

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Yo-Yo Ma
(American Grammy-Award Winning Cellist )
Yo-Yo Ma
7
Birthdate: October 7, 1955
Birthplace: Paris, France
French-born Chinese cellist Yo-Yo Ma was a child prodigy and later won 18 Grammys for his works. The Juilliard and Harvard alumnus has experimented with various types of music, including Brazilian and Chinese music. Named to Time 100 in 2020, he is also a U.N. Messenger of Peace.
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Robert Trujillo
(Bassist for American heavy metal band Metallica)
Robert Trujillo
6
Birthdate: October 23, 1964
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
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John Entwistle
(Musician & Songwriter who was The Bassist ‍for The Rock Band 'The Who')
John Entwistle
5
Birthdate: October 9, 1944
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: June 27, 2002

John Entwistle was an English singer-songwriter, bass guitarist, and music producer. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band, The Who, for which he served as the original bass guitarist and backing vocalist. Nicknamed Thunderfingers, Entwistle was named in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Bass Players list. He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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John Lennon
(The Founder, Co-Songwriter, Co-Lead Vocalist & Rhythm Guitarist of 'The Beatles')
John Lennon
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Birthdate: October 9, 1940
Birthplace: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Died: December 8, 1980

John Lennon was part of the hugely successful and popular music band, Beatles. It became the first British band to break out big in the US. However, they eventually broke up. Subsequently, Lennon went solo, with 1971 album, Imagine, being his most successful and acclaimed post-Beatles efforts. Sadly he was shot dead by a deranged fan in New York.

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Will Smith
(Actor)
Will Smith
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Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The charismatic, versatile and bankable American artist, Will Smith, tasted early success with rapping. A successful transition into films and television soon followed and made Smith a phenomenal success. With solid earnings, he has also frequently secured himself a place in the list of highest paid actors in world.

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Olivia Newton-John
(One of the Best-selling Artists, Who Starred in the Musical 'Grease')
Olivia Newton-John
6
Birthdate: September 26, 1948
Birthplace: Cambridge, England, US
Died: August 8, 2022

Olivia Newton-John's breathy voice and stunning beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the 1970s. She charmed generations of movie viewers in the blockbuster film Grease. Following a string of country and soft-rock hits, Newton-John starred opposite John Travolta in the 1978  blockbuster Grease, considered as one the most popular movie musicals of all time.

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Giuseppe Verdi
(One of the Greatest Opera Composers of the 19th Century)
Giuseppe Verdi
5
Birthdate: October 10, 1813
Birthplace: Le Roncole, Italy
Died: January 27, 1901

Legendary Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi is best remembered for his masterpieces such as Requiem, Rigoletto, Falstaff, and Otello. He was also briefly associated with the Risorgimento movement meant to unify Italy and thus composed many choruses reflecting the spirit. He was inspired by composers such as Bellini and Donizetti.

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Doja Cat
(For Her song "Candy" which set off the "Sweet Spot" viral dance on TikTok)
Doja Cat
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Birthdate: October 21, 1995
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Singer and rapper, Doja Cat, is best known for the music video for her song Mooo!, which went viral in 2018 and made her an international sensation. She subsequently went on to become a social media celebrity with millions of followers across platforms. She often kindles controversies because of her social media comments on sensitive issues.

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John Mayer
(Pop-Rock Singer Known for His Albums 'Room for Squares' and 'Heavier Things')
John Mayer
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Birthdate: October 16, 1977
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
John Mayer went from working at a gas station to producing the multi-platinum albums Room for Squares and Heavier Things and winning multiple Grammys. He has worked with bands such as the John Mayer Trio and Dead & Company. He has written for Esquire, donates to charities, and collects watches. 
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NBA YoungBoy
(Rapper Known for His Albums: 'Until Death Call My Name' and 'Top')
NBA YoungBoy
24
Birthdate: October 20, 1999
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

NBA YoungBoy is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. He garnered a cult following between 2015 and 2017, during which he released eight successful, independent mixtapes. Rated highly among America's most controversial rappers, NBA YoungBoy has been arrested on a couple of occasions for charges, including attempted first degree murder.

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Buddy Rich
(Musician)
Buddy Rich
6
Birthdate: September 30, 1917
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: April 2, 1987
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ASAP Rocky
(Member of The Hip-Hop Collective 'A$AP Mob')
ASAP Rocky
14
Birthdate: October 3, 1988
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Rapper ASAP Rocky gained fame with his debut mixtape, LiveLoveA$AP. He released two consecutive Billboard 200-topping albums, Long. Live. ASAP and At. Long. Last. A$AP. Fans loved his Grammy-nominated single Fuckin' Problems. He also produces using the pseudonym Lord Flacko and is part of the hip-hop collective A$AP Mob.
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Thundercat
(Musician)
Thundercat
5
Birthdate: October 19, 1984
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Lewis Capaldi
(Scottish Singer Best Known for His Hit Single 'Someone You Loved')
Lewis Capaldi
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Birthdate: October 7, 1996
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Lewis Capaldi's success story is one of the greatest testimonies to the fact that magical things can happen when talent meets opportunity. From being just another aspiring singer, he quickly became a popular singer-songwriter in the UK and the US after Ryan Walter stumbled upon his iPhone recording on his SoundCloud account. Subsequently, he was signed to Universal Music Group.

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Meat Loaf
(Singer)
Meat Loaf
6
Birthdate: September 27, 1947
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: January 20, 2022

Born Marvin Lee Aday, rock singer Meat Loaf was best known for his Bat Out of Hell trilogy. Famous for his wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows, this Grammy-winning performer also appeared in over 50 movies and television shows. 

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Weird Al Yankovic
(Known for his Album 'Mandatory Fun')
Weird Al Yankovic
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Birthdate: October 23, 1959
Birthplace: Downey, California, United States
Five-time Grammy-winning artist Al Yankovic, or “Weird Al,” is known for his parodies of popular tracks and his trademark accordion. His hits include Eat It and Like a Surgeon, parodies of hits by Michael Jackson and Madonna, respectively. He has appeared in The Weird Al Show and written children's books.
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Johnny Ramone
(Guitarist)
Johnny Ramone
5
Birthdate: October 8, 1948
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died: September 15, 2004
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Jimin
(Singer)
Jimin
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Birthdate: October 13, 1995
Birthplace: Geumjeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
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T.I.
(Rapper, Record Producer, and Actor Who is One of the Highest Selling Hip-Hop Artists of All Time)
T.I.
6
Birthdate: September 25, 1980
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Rapper T.I., also known as TIP, is one of the pioneers of trap music. The three-time Grammy-winner owns a music label and has seven “Top 5” Billboard 200 albums. He has starred in his own reality series, has written two novels, and has appeared in films such as Ant-Man.

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Toni Braxton
(One of the Best-Selling Female R&B Artist In History)
Toni Braxton
10
Birthdate: October 7, 1967
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.
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John Prine
(Known for an Often Humorous Style of Original Music That Has Elements of Protest and Social Commentary)
John Prine
12
Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Birthplace: Maywood, Illinois, United States
Died: April 7, 2020
 35 
Flea (Musician)
(Musician, Actor, a Member and Bassist of the Rock Band ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’)
Flea (Musician)
4
Birthdate: October 16, 1962
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Michael Balzary, or Flea, is best known as the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has also been part of the supergroup Atoms for Peace, appeared in films such as The Big Lebowski, and voiced Donnie Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys franchise. He also co-owns a music-oriented non-profit.
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Guy Pearce
(Actor)
Guy Pearce
5
Birthdate: October 5, 1967
Birthplace: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Guy Pearce is best known as Mike Young from the series Neighbours. Fans loved his Emmy-winning performance in the miniseries Mildred Pierce. He won a Saturn Award for his role in Memento and a SAG Award for his performance in The King’s Speech. Guy is also involved in animal welfare.
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John Mellencamp
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His singles ‘Jack & Diane’, ‘Hurts So Good’ and ‘Crumblin' Down’)
John Mellencamp
4
Birthdate: October 7, 1951
Birthplace: Seymour, Indiana, United States

John Mellencamp, also known as Johnny Cougar and John Cougar, has earned 13 Grammy nominations, winning one. He co-founded Farm Aid and helped raise funds for farmers through concerts. With 22 Top 40 hits in his kitty, he has also held painting exhibitions and acted in and directed movies.

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Roddy Ricch
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His Single ’Die Young’)
Roddy Ricch
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Birthdate: October 22, 1998
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States

Trap sensation Roddy Ricch is best known for his mixtape Feed Tha Streets II, which featured the Billboard Hot 100-charting track Die Young. Nipsey Hussle's track Racks in the Middle, featuring Ricch, got him a Grammy Award. Fans also loved Ricch's Hot 100-topping single The Box from his debut album.

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St. Vincent
(Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who was a member of the Polyphonic Spree as well as a collaborator with Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, and Kid Cudi)
St. Vincent
4
Birthdate: September 28, 1982
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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Brian Johnson
(Singer, Musician)
Brian Johnson
6
Birthdate: October 5, 1947
Birthplace: Dunston, County Durham, England

Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Johnson is credited with founding the popular rock band Geordie. Famous for his strong North East England accent and distinctive singing voice, he also played a major role in the success of the band AC/DC over the course of his career. Apart from music, Johnson supports the Yorkshire Dementia Charity.

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Dominic West
(Actor, Director and Musician Best Known for His Role as ‘Jimmy McNulty’ in the TV Series ‘The Wire’)
Dominic West
5
Birthdate: October 15, 1969
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Dominic West is best known as Jimmy McNulty from The Wire and Noah Solloway from The Affair. West has modeled for Carte Noire and has trekked to the South Pole as part of a fundraiser for wounded soldiers. His performance in Appropriate Adult won him a BAFTA TV award.
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Ne-Yo
(American Singer-songwriter And Record Producer)
Ne-Yo
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Birthdate: October 18, 1979
Birthplace: Camden, Arkansas, United States
Grammy-winning R&B/pop singer-songwriter Ne-Yo soared to fame with his debut album, In My Own Words, which included the Billboard 200-topping track So Sick. He is also known for his tracks Let Me Love You, Closer, and Miss Independent. He has been a judge on the show World of Dance.
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John Coltrane
(One of the Most Influential Saxophonists in Music History)
John Coltrane
6
Birthdate: September 23, 1926
Birthplace: HaHamlet, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 17, 1967
Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane is remembered for his significant influence on modern jazz. He was initially part of the Navy band and eventually collaborated with musicians such as Miles Davis. He won a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and was canonized by the African Orthodox Church.
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Ashanti
(Singer-songwriter and Actress Know for Her Hit Song "Foolish")
Ashanti
5
Birthdate: October 13, 1980
Birthplace: Glen Cove, New York, United States

Ashanti is an American singer, record producer, songwriter, model, and actress. A talented musician, Ashanti became the first woman to occupy the number one and number two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Also known for her humanitarian work, Ashanti works tirelessly towards several causes, including raising awareness about issues pertaining to domestic violence.

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Glenn Gould
(Canadian Classical Pianist)
Glenn Gould
4
Birthdate: September 25, 1932
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: October 4, 1982

Glenn Gould was a Canadian classical pianist, counted among the most celebrated pianists of the 20th century. He was also an interpreter of the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach. He was known for his remarkable technical proficiency and unorthodox musical interpretations. He was a writer and composer as well. The Glenn Gould Foundation was established in his honor.   

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Russ
(Famous for His Hit Singles "What They Want", "Losin Control" and "Best on Earth")
Russ
6
Birthdate: September 26, 1992
Birthplace: Secaucus, New Jersey, United States
Rapper Russell James Vitale, better known as Russ, soared to fame with his Billboard-charting tracks What They Want and Best on Earth. He is also part of an Atlanta-based indie music collective named Diemon. Following a controversial tweet in 2017, he became the center of the “fuck Russ” viral meme.
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Bob Geldof
(Lead Singer of The Irish Rock Band 'The Boomtown Rats')
Bob Geldof
4
Birthdate: October 5, 1951
Birthplace: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
Irish singer Bob Geldof gained fame as part of the rock band Boomtown Rats, which delivered hits such as Rat Trap. He formed the charity supergroup Band Aid and organized concerts to eradicate poverty in Africa. He also appeared as Pink in the movie Pink Floyd – The Wall.
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Julio Iglesias
(Singer-songwriter - One of The Best-Selling Hispanic Artist of All-Time)
Julio Iglesias
4
Birthdate: September 23, 1943
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Legendary Spanish singer Julio Iglesias, father of singer Enrique Iglesias, won the first Guinness Diamond Disc for selling the most albums in the most languages ever. A Hall of Fame of Latin Composers inductee, he initially played for Real Madrid Castilla before an accident ended his football career.
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Sammy Hagar
(Singer-Songwriter,)
Sammy Hagar
4
Birthdate: October 13, 1947
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
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Alan Jackson
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Alan Jackson
4
Birthdate: October 17, 1958
Birthplace: Newnan, Georgia, United States

Singer and songwriter Alan Jackson is famous for popularizing the “neotraditional country” genre of music that has elements of traditional honky-tonk and mainstream country-pop sounds. Having sold over 75 million records worldwide, he is one of the best-selling music artists of all-time. In 2017, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.