Pop Musicians

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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 1 Rita Ora

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia

Rita Ora is a popular singer and actress who became the first British female solo artist to release 13 top ten songs in the UK. Also a well-known philanthropist, Rita Ora was appointed as one of the ambassadors for UNICEF UK in 2019. She performs quite frequently in charity concerts and supports several charity organizations.

 2 David Foster

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Victoria, British Columbia, 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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 3 Brian Wilson

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Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: June 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Inglewood

Brian Wilson is a singer-songwriter and record producer. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band, The Beach Boys. Referred to as a genius, Wilson serves as an inspiration to several indie musicians. Regarded as one of the most significant songwriters of his generation, Wilson is often featured in lists, such as the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time.

 4 Kevin Jonas

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States

Musician, singer, and songwriter Kevin Jonas rose to fame as a member of the pop-rock band, the Jonas Brothers, with his younger brothers, Joe and Nick. Also an actor, he has appeared in many Disney Channel productions. He is involved in business ventures as well and is the founder of a construction company, JonasWerner.

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 5 Sinead O’Connor

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glenageary, County Dublin, Ireland

Sinead O’Connor is an Irish singer and songwriter known for her controversial statements as much as for her work as a musician. Apart from releasing solo albums and singles, she has also collaborated with other artists and recorded songs for films. She often makes headlines for expressing views on subjects, such as women's rights, child abuse, sexuality, and organized religion.

 6 Eddie Fisher

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Famous As: Traditional pop music
Birthdate: August 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: September 22, 2010
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 7 Paula Abdul

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Fernando, California, United States

Starting her career as a cheerleader, Paula Abdul went on to choreograph music videos for Janet Jackson. She then tried her hand at singing-songwriting and released a highly successful debut studio album. Also an award-winning actress, Paula was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has also appeared in TV shows like American Idol.

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 8 Adrienne Bailon

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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Dancer, Television actor
Birthdate: October 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lower East Side
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 9 Sade Adu

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria

 10 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.

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 11 Kacey Musgraves

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: August 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Golden, Texas, United States
Country singer Kacey Musgraves has won six Grammys, including one for her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. She had started as part of the children’s country duo Texas Two Bits and explored a solo career later. She has also appeared on the singing reality show Nashville Star.

 12 Taylor Swift

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States

American pop and country music singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift is a multiple Grammy award winning artist who has inspired a number of hopeful musicians. A talented artist since a young age, she achieved success with her first single and debut album in 2006. Since then, the Fearless star has not looked back and also made her acting debut in 2009.

 13 Sheryl Crow

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Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kennett, Missouri, United States

Sheryl Crow is an American musician, actress, and singer-songwriter. Over the years, Crow has contributed to several film soundtracks, including the iconic theme song for the popular James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies. After being diagnosed with intraductal carcinoma, a form of breast cancer, Sheryl Crow opened the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center by joining hands with her surgeon Kristi Funk.

 14 Phil Collins

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Famous As: Drummer, Singer
Birthdate: January 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chiswick, Middlesex, London, United Kingdom

Phil Collins is best known for his work with the popular rock band Genesis. Having sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, he is one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Phil is one of three recording artists who have sold more than 100 million records both as principal members of a band and as solo artists.

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 15 Charli XCX

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Charli XCX began her career by posting songs on Myspace. She then began performing at parties, eventually gaining fame with collaborations such as I Love It, with Icona Pop, and Fancy, with Iggy Azalea. She released Billboard charters such as Boom Clap and co-wrote the Shawn Mendes-Camila Cabello hit Señorita.

 16 Emma Bunton

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Famous As: Actor, Television presenter, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Model, Karateka
Birthdate: January 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Finchley

 17 Ringo Starr

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

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.

 18 Michelle Phillips

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Famous As: Television actor, Singer, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Model
Birthdate: June 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Long Beach
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 19 Dennis Wilson

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Famous As: Record producer, Singer, Drummer, Surfer, Composer
Birthdate: December 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inglewood
Died: December 28, 1983

 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.

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 21 Bobby Darin

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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Jazz musician, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 14, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 20, 1973

 22 Anni-Frid Lyngstad

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bjørkåsen, Ballangen, Norway

 23 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.

 24 Kim Seok-jin

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

As a member of the popular South Korean boy band BTS, Kim Seok-jin is idolized in Korea and drooled over by girls across Asia. One of the most popular singer-songwriters in Korea, Kim Seok-jin is popular for his falsetto voice. Also a well-known philanthropist, Kim is a UNICEF Honors Club inductee.

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 25 Chynna Phillips

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Famous As: Singer, Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: February 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 26 Andrew Ridgeley

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

 27 Dusty Springfield

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Famous As: Singer, Artist, Cleric
Birthdate: April 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Hampstead, London,England
Died: March 2, 1999

 28 Max Martin

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

 29 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

 30 Alex Wolff

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

 31 Mika

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

 32 Mick Fleetwood

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

 33 Vera Lynn

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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Ham

 34 Debbie Gibson

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Actor, Composer, Film producer, Musician, Record producer, Pianist, Television actor
Birthdate: August 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn

 35 AJ Michalka

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Torrance, California

AJ Michalka is an American actress, musician, and singer-songwriter. She is credited with forming the popular pop duo Aly & AJ along with her sister Alyson Renae Michalka. Also a respected actress and voice actress, AJ Michalka has contributed to the success of several TV series, such as Steven Universe and The Goldbergs.

 36 Kevin Richardson

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

 37 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

 38 Lukasz Gottwald

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Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Providence

 39 Jessica Jung

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actress, Model
Birthdate: April 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Korean-American entertainer Jessica Jung is a former member of the South Korean girl band Girls' Generation. She has also appeared as Elle Woods in the Korean version of Legally Blonde and has starred in the series Wild Romance. She owns a fashion brand and has released a bestselling novel, too.

 40 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

 41 Mike Love

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Mike Love is an American singer-songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band, The Beach Boys. Over the years, Love has contributed to the success of the band as one of their main vocalists and lyricists. Although his lyrics reflected the youth culture throughout the 1960s, they started accommodating themes like meditation after he started practicing Transcendental Meditation.

 42 Natalia Tena

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Natalia Tena is an English actress and musician,  best known for playing Nymphadora Tonks in the Harry Potter film series. She was interested in the performing arts since childhood. She began her career as a street musician, working as a busker on the London Underground. She then joined a theater group and soon branched out into acting.

 43 George Martin

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Famous As: Record Producer, Musician, Composer
Birthdate: January 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Highbury, London, England
Died: March 8, 2016

George Martin was an English composer, conductor, arranger, record producer, and audio engineer. Due to his involvement on each of the Beatles' albums, Martin was often referred to as the Fifth Beatle. In 1996, George Martin was made a Knight Bachelor for his contribution to the music industry. Apart from being a musician, Martin also contributed to several charitable causes.

 44 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.

 45 Carl Wilson

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Famous As: Musician, Guitarist, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: December 21, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hawthorne
Died: February 6, 1998

 46 Tori Amos

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Famous As: Musician and Singer
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. 

 47 Patsy Kensit

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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: March 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hounslow

 48 Sarah McLachlan

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Canadian singer Sarah Ann McLachlan is best known for her signature ballads and her bestselling album Surfacing. The three-time Grammy-winning and nine-time Juno-winning artist has also launched a free music school for disadvantaged youth and works against animal cruelty. She also launched the Lilith Fair, to promote female music artists.

 49 Emily Kinney

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Famous As: actor, musician, singer, stage actor, television actor
Birthdate: August 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nebraska

 50 Clairo

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Famous As: Record Producer
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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