Singers Whose First Name Starts With R

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Rihanna
(One of the Best-Selling Female Pop and R&B Artist In History)
Rihanna
158
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados

For anyone who has a penchant for music, Rihanna needs no introduction. Born as Robyn Rihanna Fenty, Rihanna is one of the most influential names in the music and fashion industry. Her effortless singing, catchy tunes and inimitable dance moves have won her eight Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards and two BRIT Awards.

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Ray Charles
(Singer-songwriter)
Ray Charles
40
Birthdate: September 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
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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Rita Ora
(Singer, Actress)
Rita Ora
101
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.

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Reba McEntire
(One of the Most Popular Female Country Vocal Artists of the Late 20th Century)
Reba McEntire
50
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: McAlester, Oklahoma, United States
The Queen of Country Reba McEntire initially performed with the family band the Singing McEntires. She was discovered by Red Steagall and has since delivered 24 number one singles and 16 number one albums. She has won 12 American Music Awards for Favorite Country Female Artist, the highest to date.
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Rick Astley
(Singer)
Rick Astley
45
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newton-le-Willows

Rick Astley went from being a high-school drop-out and a driver, to becoming a music sensation. He turned into a global phenomenon with his 1987 track Never Gonna Give You Up, which topped charts in 25 countries. Years later, in 2007, the video was part of the viral meme “rickrolling.”

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Ritchie Valens
(A 'Rock and Roll' Pioneer and a Forefather of the 'Chicano Rock' Movement)
Ritchie Valens
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 3, 1959

Widely regarded as the pioneer of Latin rock and Chicano rock, Ritchie Valens was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. Since his untimely death at the age of 17, Ritchie Valens has inspired several musicians and bands like Carlos Santana, Los Lonely Boys, and Los Lobos. Valens also inspired Robert Quine, Jimi Hendrix, Keith O'Conner Murphy, and Chris Montez among others.

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Robert Plant
(Lead Singer and Lyricist of the English Rock Band 'Led Zeppelin')
Robert Plant
43
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Bromwich, England, United Kingdom

Regarded as one of the most influential music artists of all time, Robert Anthony Plant was the lead singer and song writer of the extremely successful rock group Led Zeppelin. After the band disbanded, the Grammy award winning artist, with his powerful and wide vocal range, established a successful solo career. He has also collaborated with other artists and bands.

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Ricky Martin
(Singer-songwriter Known For his Biggest Hit Song "Livin' la Vida Loca")
Ricky Martin
44
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
The King of Latin Pop Ricky Martin ruled the music scene of the 1990s, with hits such as Livin' La Vida Loca and The Cup of Life. He began performing with the band Menudo at age 12 and later released multiple Billboard number 1 albums as a solo artist.
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Ricky Nelson
(Musician)
Ricky Nelson
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 31, 1985

Ricky Nelson was an American pop pioneer, rock & roll star, and singer-songwriter. After establishing himself as a top teen idol during the 1950s, Ricky Nelson went on to release several chartbusting songs. He achieved great popularity and was ranked 91st on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.

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Rod Stewart
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Rod Stewart
40
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Highgate

British rock and pop singer and songwriter, Rod Stewart has sold over 250 million records worldwide and is counted among the best-selling music artists of all time. During his extensive career that spans almost six decades, he has won numerous awards and accolades. He was mentioned on the "Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists" list in 2008.

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Richard Harris
(One of Ireland's Greatest Film Actors)
Richard Harris
25
Birthdate: October 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: October 25, 2002

A multitalented personality, Richard Harris was an Irish actor, singer, director and writer. He began as a stage actor and later moved to films. His famous films include This Sporting Life, Camelot, A Man Called Horse, Gladiator and the first two Harry Potter films. He released numerous musical albums, published a poetry book and ventured into film direction with Bloomfield.

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Roy Orbison
(Known as 'The Caruso of Rock' & Famous for Songs 'Only the Lonely' and 'Running Scared')
Roy Orbison
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vernon, Texas, United States
Died: December 6, 1988
Six-time Grammy-winner Texan rocker Roy Orbison gained fame with songs such as Oh, Pretty Woman and Drove All Night. His shyness and stage fright made him dye his hair black and wear sunglasses. The "Caruso of Rock" was part of the Traveling Wilburys, along with legends such as Bob Dylan.
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Ross Lynch
(Lead Vocalist of the Pop Rock Band ‘R5’)
Ross Lynch
62
Birthdate: December 29, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Littleton, Colorado, United States
Ross Lynch made his debut as Austin Moon in the Disney series Austin & Ally. He also appeared as Brady in the Teen Beach TV films and as Harvey Kinkle in the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. He has also delivered a Billboard-topping album with the band R5.
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Rebecca Marie Gomez
(Hip-Hop Singer who Gained from Her Single 'Shower')
Rebecca Marie Gomez
37
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Inglewood, California, United States

Singer, songwriter, and actress Rebecca Marie Gomez first gained prominence when she started posting her covers of popular songs online. Some of these uploads went viral and gained her mainstream attention. She has since released many songs and albums and has worked in collaboration with musical stars like Cody Simpson and Cher Lloyd. 

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Rita Moreno
(Puerto Rican Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Role as 'Anita' in 'West Side Story')
Rita Moreno
30
Birthdate: December 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Humacao, Puerto Rico

Rita Moreno is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Renowned for her work in film, television, and theater in a career spanning more than seven decades, Rita is among a few elite performers to have received all four major American entertainment awards: Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and an Oscar. Among Rita Moreno’s numerous accolades is the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Robin Gibb
(Member of the ‘Bee Gees’ Pop Group)
Robin Gibb
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: May 20, 2012
Robin Gibb was part of the Bee Gees, an iconic pop/rock/disco band of the 1960s and the 1970s and makers of hits such as Stayin' Alive. Robin, a Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and a CBE-awardee, also had a successful solo career and was the president of the Heritage Foundation.
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Rick Ross
(Rapper, Songwriter)
Rick Ross
50
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coahoma County, Mississippi
Named the "Hottest MC in the Game" in 2012 by MTV, Rick Ross soared to fame with his first single, Hustlin. He launched the label Maybach Music Group and once owned several Wingstop restaurant outlets. He is also known for his feuds and legal issues with other artists.
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Roddy Ricch
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His Single ’Die Young’)
Roddy Ricch
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
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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Robert Johnson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16, 1938

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson is remembered as a Delta blues legend. Lack of proper documentation of his early life led to various legends surrounding him, such as one that claimed he had made a deal with the Devil to excel in music. He also inspired an award-winning biography. 

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Rosemary Clooney
(Actress and Singer)
Rosemary Clooney
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Birthdate: May 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Maysville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 29, 2002
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Rosemary Clooney, aunt of George Clooney, was known for her roles in movies such as White Christmas and for her hit jazz/pop tracks such as This Ole House. She chaired a foundation for the brain-injured, in memory of her sister, and also authored two autobiographies. 
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Rosalia
(Singer)
Rosalia
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 25, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sant Esteve Sesrovires, Spain

Grammy-winning Spanish flamenco singer Rosalia is quite a sensation in Latin music and has often experimented with R&B, hip-hop, and electronic music, too. She gained global fame with the single Malamente and also scripted history as the first-ever Spanish-language artist to gain a Best New Artist nomination at the Grammys.

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Russ
(Famous for His Hit Singles "What They Want", "Losin Control" and "Best on Earth")
Russ
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
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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Robert Palmer
(Snger)
Robert Palmer
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Batley, England
Died: September 26, 2003
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Regis Philbin
(Actor)
Regis Philbin
21
Birthdate: August 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Roselyn Sánchez
(Singer-songwriter, Actress)
Roselyn Sánchez
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Roselyn Sánchez is a Puerto Rican singer, dancer, songwriter, actress, model, producer, and writer. She is best known for playing Elena Delgado in the popular police procedural drama TV series Without a Trace, for which she received the 2008 ALMA Award. Roselyn Sánchez also works with organizations like Fundación de Niños San Jorge, which helps sick children from poor families.

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Rob Zombie
(Founding Member of the Heavy Metal band 'White Zombie')
Rob Zombie
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States

The founding member of the popular heavy metal band White Zombie, Rob Zombie is an American singer-songwriter, voice actor, and filmmaker. Having incorporated horror and sci-fi themes into his music and lyrics from the beginning of his career, Zombie often entertains his audience visually in his live shows; he is credited with popularizing shock rock theatricality.

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Rick James
(American Singer-Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist and Record Producer.)
Rick James
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: August 6, 2004

Rick James was an American multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and record producer. He is credited with forming several bands, including The Mynah Birds and Stone City Band. His career was hampered by his controversial personal life and drug addiction problems; he was convicted of kidnapping and torturing women on two separate instances under the influence of crack.

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RM (Rap Monster)
(Leader of the South Korean Boy Group 'BTS')
RM (Rap Monster)
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yeoui-dong, Seoul, South Korea
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Roseanne Park
(Korean-New Zealand Singer and Dancer Known for Her Single ‘On the Ground’)
Roseanne Park
120
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Roseanne Park , better known as Rosé, gained fame as part of the South Korean girl group Blackpink. She was featured on G-Dragon's hit track Without You. She has also endorsed Kiss Me and Yves Saint Laurent. As of 2021, she was the most-followed Korean personality on Instagram
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Renee Elise Goldsberry
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Birthdate: January 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

Actress, singer, and songwriter, Renee Elise Goldsberry, is a popular figure in Broadway theater. She is best known for her role in the musical Hamilton, for which she won a Tony Award. She is also active in films and TV shows. As a singer and songwriter, she is the winner of one Grammy Award. 

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Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)
Ronnie Van Zant
15
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jacksonville
Died: October 20, 1977
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Ronnie Radke
(Lead Singer Of Rock Band 'Falling in Reverse')
Ronnie Radke
24
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Ronald Radke was the co-founder of the post-hardcore band Escape the Fate. After a prison sentence in his early career, he joined the band Falling in Reverse. He has also had a fairly successful solo career and was part of Revolver Magazine's list of 100 Greatest Living Rock Stars.
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Rachel Platten
(Singer-songwriter)
Rachel Platten
31
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Roger Daltrey
10
Birthdate: March 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hammersmith Hospital, London, England

Roger Daltrey is an English actor, film producer, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band The Who. Renowned for his soulful voice, Daltrey was named in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest singers of all-time list in 2010. Also known for his charity work, Daltrey has been a patron of the Children's Respite Trust since 2011.

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Randy Travis
(Country Singer Known for His Album 'Storms of Life' & Single 'Three Wooden Crosses')
Randy Travis
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Marshville, North Carolina, United States
Randy Travis is a country music singer and songwriter. He is widely regarded as an important figure in country music history and his debut studio album Storms of Life played a major role in the neotraditional country movement. Randy Travis has sold more than 25 million records and has several prestigious awards under his belt.
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Roger Waters
(English Musician and Singer-songwriter)
Roger Waters
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 6, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Great Bookham, England

Co-founder of the rock band, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters is celebrated singer, songwriter and composer. Beginning his career with rhythm guitar, he initially served solely as a bassist in Pink Floyd before emerging as their lyricist, co-lead vocalist, and conceptual leader. Later he left the group due to creative difference and embarked on his solo career, releasing numerous albums and singles

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Rich Brian
(Known for His Viral Debut Single "Dat $tick")
Rich Brian
26
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 3, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesian rapper/comedian Brian Imanuel, also known as Rich Brian or Rich Chigga, initially gained popularity with his skits on Vine. He has a self-titled YouTube channel. His gold-certified debut song, Dat $tick, made it to the American R&B charts. His music style is inspired by artists such as Young Thug.
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Robert Smith
(Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist)
Robert Smith
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Blackpool, England

English singer-songwriter and musician Robert Smith gained fame as a co-founder and member of the rock band, The Cure. He was also the lead guitarist for the band, Siouxsie and the Banshees, for a few years. He became an influential figure in the goth subculture in the 1980s and was later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Richard Marx
(Singer-songwriter)
Richard Marx
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago

Richard Marx is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In 1987, his self-titled debut album was certified triple-platinum, following which he went on to work on several chart-busting hits. As a songwriter, Marx worked on Luther Vandross' Dance with My Father, which earned him the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 2004.

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Robbie Williams
(Member of the Pop Group ‘Take That’ & Guinness World Record Holder for Selling 1.6 Million Tickets in a Single Day)
Robbie Williams
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

Robbie Williams is one of the most popular and successful English singer-songwriters of his generation. Having sold 75 million records, Williams is one of the best-selling music artists ever. His lasting impact on British culture earned him the 2017 Brits Icon Award. Also a well-known philanthropist, Williams has established a charity organization called Give It Sum in his home town.

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Rick Springfield
(Actor, Musician and Member of the Pop Rock Group ‘Zoot’)
Rick Springfield
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Rick Springfield is best known for his Grammy-winning single Jessie's Girl. He also gained fame for his portrayal of Noah Drake in the soap General Hospital and Dr. Irving Pitlor in True Detective. He has also written an autobiography and a novel, both New York Times bestsellers.
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RuPaul
(Drag Queen & Producer, Host and Judge of the Reality TV Show 'RuPaul's Drag Race')
RuPaul
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Birthdate: November 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States

Drag queen, actor, model, singer, and songwriter RuPaul is best known for hosting the reality competition series RuPaul's Drag Race. Considered the most commercially successful drag queen in the United States, he is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. As an actor, he has appeared in many TV shows and films, often playing himself.

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Richard Wright (Musician)
(One of the Founders of the Progressive Rock Band ‘Pink Floyd’)
Richard Wright (Musician)
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hatch End, Middlesex, England
Died: September 15, 2008

Richard Wright was an English musician. He is credited with co-founding the popular band ,Pink Floyd, for which he also served as a vocalist and keyboardist. Wright contributed immensely to the success of Pink Floyd and his distinctive keyboard playing was a key component of the music produced by the band.

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Richard Chamberlain
(Actor and Singer Known for His TV Series: ‘Shōgun’ and ‘The Thorn Birds’)
Richard Chamberlain
4
Birthdate: March 31, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, California, United States
With a career spanning over forty decades, Richard Chamberlain first rose to fame in the 1980s. He became a teen idol and also won a Golden Globe Award for his performance in Dr. Kildare. He gained prominence for his performances in The Bourne Identity, The Thorne Birds and Shogun.
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Romeo Santos
(Lead Member and Vocalist of the Bachata Group 'Aventura')
Romeo Santos
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Rex Orange County
(English Singer, Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist)
Rex Orange County
15
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grayshott, Hampshire, England
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Randy Newman
(Singer-songwriter & Pianist)
Randy Newman
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Roberta Flack
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Robert Englund
(Actor)
Robert Englund
7
Birthdate: June 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Roy Clark
(Singer)
Roy Clark
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Meherrin, Virginia, United States
Died: November 15, 2018
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)