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Throughout history, there have been many Pop musicians who have made significant contribution to the field of Pop music. The list includes many familiar and great Pop musicians, such as Taylor Swift, Rita Ora, Ringo Starr, Charli XCX and Elvis Costello.
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Britney Spears
(Singer-Songwriter)
Britney Spears
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Birthdate: December 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States

Internationally recognised American singer, songwriter and actress, Britney Spears entered the entertainment industry at an early age and later became highly successful as a solo artist with her albums, Baby One More Time, and Oops!…I Did It Again. The Princess of Pop has since released a number of albums and dabbled with acting. Her personal life has also garnered frequent media attention.

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Sia
(Australian Pop Singer Known for Such Hits as 'Chandelier,' 'Elastic Heart' and 'Clap Your Hands')
Sia
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Birthdate: December 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Australian singer-songwriter, voice-actress and director Sia Furler rose to fame with albums like We Are Born. Moving on, she bolstered her career with albums like 1000 Forms of Fear that debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and singles like Cheap Thrills, her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one. Furler has also co-written hit songs like Diamonds, Titanium and Wild Ones.

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Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
(Hawaiian Musician Best Known for His Medley 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow')
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
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Birthdate: May 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: June 26, 1997

Hawaiian musician Israel Kamakawiwoʻole began his career as part of the Makaha Sons. He later went solo with the albums Ka 'Ano'I and Facing Future and also lent his support to the Hawaiian independence movement. His ever-increasing weight caused him chronic issues and eventually led to his death at 38.

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Danny Elfman
(Singer-Songwriter for the New Wave Band 'Oingo Boingo')
Danny Elfman
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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.

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David Foster
(Musician who Chaired 'Verve Records' (2012 to 2016))
David Foster
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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.

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Dusty Springfield
(Singer, Artist, Cleric)
Dusty Springfield
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Birthdate: April 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London,England
Died: March 2, 1999
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Emma Bunton
(Actor, Television presenter, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Model, Karateka)
Emma Bunton
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Birthdate: January 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Finchley

Part of the iconic British all-girl pop band of the 1990s, Spice Girls, Emma Bunton was nicknamed Baby Spice, for being the youngest in the group. Known for her signature pigtails and bright blue eyes, she later went solo and also appeared in the BBC One series Absolutely Fabulous.

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Nick Carter
(Musician)
Nick Carter
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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.

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
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Birthdate: June 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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.

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Andrew Ridgeley
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician)
Andrew Ridgeley
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Birthdate: January 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Windlesham
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Mick Fleetwood
(Musician)
Mick Fleetwood
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Birthdate: June 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Redruth, Cornwall, England
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Andy Williams
(Singer, Art collector, Musician, Putita)
Andy Williams
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Birthdate: December 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wall Lake
Died: September 25, 2012
 14 
Alex Wolff
(Actor)
Alex Wolff
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Birthdate: November 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Mika
(Brit Award-Winning Singer Known for His Breakthrough EP 'Dodgy Holiday')
Mika
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Birthdate: August 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
 16 
That Poppy
(First and Currently Only Female Artist to Be Nominated in a Metal Category)
That Poppy
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Birthdate: January 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 17 
Richard Carpenter
(conductor, singer, songwriter, jazz musician, pianist, record producer)
Richard Carpenter
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Birthdate: October 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Haven
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Carl Wilson
(American musician)
Carl Wilson
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Birthdate: December 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hawthorne, California
Died: February 6, 1998
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Giorgio Moroder
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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.

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Tori Amos
(Musician and Singer)
Tori Amos
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Birthdate: August 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton
Alternative rock singer Tori Amos is known for her songs that highlight issues such as feminism. Amos was the youngest to win a music scholarship to the Peabody Institute. She performed with the group Y Kant Tori Read before going solo. She is associated with RAINN, a sexual abuse helpline. 
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Davido
(Singer-Songwriter)
Davido
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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.
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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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Lukasz Gottwald
(Record producer, singer songwriter)
Lukasz Gottwald
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Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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Kevin Richardson
(singer, musician, model, songwriter)
Kevin Richardson
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Birthdate: October 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lexington
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Pete Burns
(Singer, Composer, Singer-songwriter)
Pete Burns
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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.

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Clairo
(Record Producer)
Clairo
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Birthdate: August 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carlisle, Massachusetts, US
Indie singer Clairo began posting songs on SoundCloud at age 13. She initially recorded covers and soared to fame with her viral track Pretty Girl, a song recorded for the Transgender Law Center, in 2017. Her single Sofia was a Billboard Hot 100-charter. She came out as bisexual on Twitter
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Perry Como
(Singer)
Perry Como
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Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: May 13, 2001
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Patsy Kensit
(Actor, Singer)
Patsy Kensit
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Birthdate: March 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hounslow
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Emily Kinney
(actor, musician, singer, stage actor, television actor)
Emily Kinney
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Birthdate: August 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nebraska
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Kim Wilde
(Singer, Landscape architect, Songwriter, Television presenter)
Kim Wilde
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Birthdate: November 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chiswick
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Daya (Singer)
(Pop Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Hit Single 'Hide Away')
Daya (Singer)
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Birthdate: October 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Paul Young
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)
Paul Young
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Birthdate: January 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Luton
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Tom Fletcher
(Musician)
Tom Fletcher
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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.
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Sting
(Musician & Singer)
Sting
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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.

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José Feliciano
(Musician, singer and composer, best known for many international hits, including his rendition of the Doors')
José Feliciano
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Birthdate: September 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lares, Puerto Rico
 36 
Chynna Phillips
(Singer best known as a member of the singing group Wilson Phillips)
Chynna Phillips
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Birthdate: February 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Stewart Copeland
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Birthdate: July 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
 38 
Ringo Starr
(The Drummer of the Rock Band 'The Beatles')
Ringo Starr
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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.

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Alexandra Burke
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Birthdate: August 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greater London
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Jay Sean
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Beatboxing)
Jay Sean
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Birthdate: March 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hounslow
 41 
Natasha Bedingfield
(Singer-songwriter known for her debut album, Unwritten, in 2004, which contained primarily up-tempo pop songs and was influenced by R&B music)
Natasha Bedingfield
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Birthdate: November 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Kiki Dee
(Singer. Known for her blue-eyed soul vocals)
Kiki Dee
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Birthdate: March 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
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Diego Boneta
(Actor who gained wider recognition after starring in Rock of Ages alongside Tom Cruise and the Netflix biographical series Luis Miguel: The Series)
Diego Boneta
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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.

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Kym Marsh
(Actor, Singer)
Kym Marsh
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Birthdate: June 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whiston
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Darlene Love
(Singer, Film actor)
Darlene Love
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Birthdate: July 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles
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Sarah Harding
(Actor, Singer)
Sarah Harding
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Birthdate: November 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ascot
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Gary Numan
(Singer, composer, and musician who produced commercial electronic music, including the hits "Cars" and "Are 'Friends' Electric")
Gary Numan
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Birthdate: March 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
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Marc Almond
(Singer-Songwriter)
Marc Almond
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Birthdate: July 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Southport, England
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Brett Young
(Singer)
Brett Young
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Birthdate: March 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Anaheim, Orange County, California, USA
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Tony Hadley
(Best Known as the Lead Vocalist for New Romantic Band 'Spandau Ballet')
Tony Hadley
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Birthdate: June 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Islington, London, England

Tony Hadley is a British singer-songwriter and radio presenter. He is best known for his association with the New Romantic band Spandau Ballet where he was the lead singer. Tony Hadley is also well-known for his humanitarian efforts; he is a patron of many charitable organizations like Shooting Star Chase, The Huntington's Disease Association (HDA), and The Lowe Syndrome Trust.