Male Pop Musicians

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 1 Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Composer, singer, songwriter, and record producer, Danny Elfman is best known for his association with the new wave band Oingo Boingo. He has written over 100 feature film scores and has composed music for numerous TV shows and stage productions. He is the recipient of two Emmy Awards and one Grammy and has been nominated for the Academy Award.

 2 Travis Barker

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fontana, California, United States

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is known for his mohawk and tattoos. He has also been part of bands such as The Transplants+44, and Box Car Racer, and starred in the reality series Meet the Barkers. He owns a record label and a clothing brand, and has written a memoir.

 3 David Foster

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Famous As: Musician who Chaired Verve Records (2012 to 2016)
Birthdate: November 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Victoria, Canada

Canadian musician, composer, and arranger David Foster is a prominent figure in the international music scene and has worked with the likes of  Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, and Madonna. The winner of 16 Grammy Awards, he has also been nominated for the Academy Awards thrice. He launched the David Foster Foundation to help sick children.

 4 Nick Carter

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jamestown, New York, United States

Nick Carter is an American singer, musician, and actor. Best known for his association with the popular vocal group the Backstreet Boys, Carter achieved popularity as a teen idol throughout the mid and late-1990s. Also known for his charity work, Nick Carter has been playing an important role in raising awareness about the environment and its oceans.

 5 Elvis Costello

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Birthdate: August 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England

Regarded as one of the greatest artists of all time, Elvis Costello is a British singer-songwriter. Often counted among British cultural icons, Costello is also known for his humanitarian efforts; a prominent member of the Jazz Foundation of America, Costello has played a crucial role in saving the lives of many elderly blues and jazz musicians in America.

 6 Andrew Ridgeley

Andrew Ridgeley
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: January 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Windlesham

 7 Andy Williams

Andy Williams
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Famous As: Singer, Art collector, Musician, Putita
Birthdate: December 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wall Lake
Died: September 25, 2012
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 8 Mick Fleetwood

Mick Fleetwood
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Redruth, Cornwall, England

 9 Kevin Richardson

Kevin Richardson
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Famous As: singer, musician, model, songwriter
Birthdate: October 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lexington

 10 Max Martin

Max Martin
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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: February 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

Record producer and songwriter Karl Martin Sandberg, better known as Max Martin, has created many 90s’ masterpieces such as Baby One More Time by Britney Spears and I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys. He is also an 11-time winner of the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award.

 11 Richard Carpenter

Richard Carpenter
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Famous As: conductor, singer, songwriter, jazz musician, pianist, record producer
Birthdate: October 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Haven

 12 Davido

Davido
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: November 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
American-born Nigerian artist David Adedeji Adeleke, better known as Davido, studied business before venturing into music. He soared to fame with his hit tracks Dami Duro and If. He owns a record label, too. His song Fall was the longest-charting Nigerian pop track in the history of Billboard.

 13 Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson
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Famous As: American musician
Birthdate: December 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hawthorne, California
Died: February 6, 1998

 14 Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Urtijëi, South Tyrol

Italian composer and record producer Giovanni Moroder, also known as the Father of Disco, produced Take My Breath Away, the Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning track by Berlin, which was part of the Top Gun soundtrack. His scores for Flashdance and Midnight Express, too, won Academy Awards.

 15 Lukasz Gottwald

Lukasz Gottwald
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Famous As: Record producer, singer songwriter
Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States

 16 Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Vic Mignogna is an American musician and voice actor. He is renowned for providing the English dubs for characters from Japanese anime shows and films like Dragon Ball, Ouran High School Host Club, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, and Digimon Adventure tri. His voice-over work in Fullmetal Alchemist, where he voiced Edward Elric, earned him the American Anime Award in 2007.

 17 Perry Como

Perry Como
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: May 13, 2001

 18 Paul Young

Paul Young
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer
Birthdate: January 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Luton

 19 Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London Borough of Harrow
Tom Fletcher, lead vocalist and guitarist of the band McFly, has also written for several artists and bands, such as Busted, One Direction, and The Vamps. A successful YouTube vlogger, too, he has documented and shared all three pregnancies of his wife, Giovanna. He has also written several children’s books.

 20 Sting

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Famous As: Musician & Singer
Birthdate: October 2, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
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.

 21 Pete Burns

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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port Sunlight
Died: October 23, 2016

Dead or Alive lead vocalist Pete Burns was a legendary musician of the 1980s. The son of a Holocaust survivor mother, he had a troubled childhood and quit school. He made his androgynous looks and his bisexuality his signature style. Plagued with surgery-related health issues, he died of a cardiac arrest at 57.

 22 José Feliciano

José Feliciano
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Famous As: Musician, singer and composer, best known for many international hits, including his rendition of the Doors'
Birthdate: September 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lares, Puerto Rico

 23 Alex Wolff

Alex Wolff
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 24 Stewart Copeland

Stewart Copeland
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA

 25 Mika

Mika
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Famous As: Recording artist
Birthdate: August 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

 26 Ringo Starr

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dingle, Liverpool, England

English musician, singer, and songwriter, Ringo Starr, gained international fame as the drummer for the rock band, the Beatles. Raised by a single mother, he had a difficult childhood. He sought solace in music and it became his vocation. After finding success with the Beatles, he embarked on a solo career as well.

 27 Jay Sean

Jay Sean
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Beatboxing
Birthdate: March 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hounslow

 28 Gary Numan

Gary Numan
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Famous As: Singer, composer, and musician who produced commercial electronic music, including the hits "Cars" and "Are 'Friends' Electric"
Birthdate: March 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

 29 Brett Young

Brett Young
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Anaheim, Orange County, California, USA

 30 Marc Almond

Marc Almond
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: July 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southport, England

 31 Tony Kanal

Tony Kanal
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 27, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kingsbury, London, England

 32 Conchita Wurst

Conchita Wurst
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Famous As: Singer, Model
Birthdate: November 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gmunden

Born Thomas Neuwirth, Austrian singer, recording artist, and drag queen faced discrimination as a child because of his sexual orientation.  Around the age of nineteen, he embarked on his singing career, shortly developing the drag persona of a bearded woman called Conchita Wurst, gaining international attention when he won Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with his song Rise Like a Phoenix.

 33 Vince Clarke

Vince Clarke
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Famous As: Composer, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: July 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Basildon

 34 Diego Boneta

Diego Boneta
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Famous As: Actor who gained wider recognition after starring in Rock of Ages alongside Tom Cruise and the Netflix biographical series Luis Miguel: The Series
Birthdate: November 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican singer and actor Diego Boneta rose to prominence starring in the 2012 American jukebox musical comedy film Rock of Ages. Boneta then furthered his acting career featuring in several films and television series, particularly playing the titular character in the Spanish-language American biographical television series Luis Miguel: The Series. Boneta has also released the studio albums Diego and Indigo.

 35 Tom Fogerty

Tom Fogerty
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: November 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berkeley
Died: September 6, 1990

 36 Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rhinebeck Village, Rhinebeck, New York, United States

Rufus Wainwright is an American-Canadian composer, singer, and songwriter. In 1998, Wainwright was recognized as the Best New Artist by Rolling Stone magazine. Over the years, he has received several awards like Juno Awards and GLAAD Media Awards. He has also received nominations for prestigious awards like the Grammys and BRIT Awards.

 37 Markus Feehily

Markus Feehily
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sligo, Ireland

 38 Joan Sebastian

Joan Sebastian
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Record producer
Birthdate: April 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guerrero
Died: July 13, 2015

Known as the king of Mexican rodeo, for performing in concerts on horseback, Mexican singer Joan Sebastian won the highest number of Grammy awards from his country. Over 20 of his songs made it to the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart. An actor, too, he was seen in the telenovela Tú y yo.

 39 Gene Pitney

Gene Pitney
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 5, 2006

 40 Freddy Moore

Freddy Moore
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

 41 Paul Nicholas

Paul Nicholas
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Famous As: Actor starring in the 1983 BBC sitcom Just Good Friends, for which he is best known
Birthdate: December 3, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Peterborough, England, United Kingdom

 42 Denny Laine

Denny Laine
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Birmingham, England

 43 Jim Steinman

Jim Steinman
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 44 Kang Min-hyuk

Kang Min-hyuk
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Famous As: South Korean Musician, Actor
Birthdate: June 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ilsan-gu, Goyang, South Korea

Kang Min-hyuk is a South Korean singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He is best known for his association with the popular rock band CNBLUE, for which he plays the drums. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Kang Min-hyuk donated 10 million won to help those affected by forest fires in Sokcho and Goseong County. 

 45 Scott Walker

Scott Walker
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Died: March 22, 2019

 46 Limahl

Limahl
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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: December 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wigan

 47 Colin Hay

Colin Hay
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kilwinning

Colin Hay is an Australian-American musician, actor, singer, and songwriter. Known for his work with popular bands like Men at Work, Hay's music has been immortalized by actor-director Zach Braff, who has used his music in many of his own works. In 2020, Hay was honored at the APRA Awards with the Distinguished Services Award for his contribution to music.

 48 Chris Lowe

Chris Lowe
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK

 49 Bruce Johnston

Bruce Johnston
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 50 Gareth Gates

Gareth Gates
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter who was the runner-up in the first series of the ITV talent show Pop Idol in 2002
Birthdate: July 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Bowling, England, United Kingdom