Taurus Musicians

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 1 Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter and Musician
Birthdate: May 13, 1950
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States

American singer and songwriter, Stevie Wonder, is one of most influential and the best-selling musicians of all time. That Girl, Gotta Have You, I Just Called to Say I Love You, Part-Time Lover and Happy Birthday are some of his chartbuster songs. He has won many awards and accolades, including 25 Grammy Awards.

 2 Billy Joel

Billy Joel
Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: May 9, 1949
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Popularly known as the Piano Man, Billy Joel is a singer-songwriter and musician. Having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, Billy is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. He is also America's third best-selling solo artist and the sixth best-selling recording artist. He is also known for his multiple relationships with popular women.

 3 Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: April 23, 1936
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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 4 Bono

Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 10, 1960
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
U2 frontman Bono he has earned more than 20 Grammys and has been named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with the band. An avid philanthropist, he has also been associated with projects such as the ONE Campaign and Product Red, to aid countries such as Africa.
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 5 Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
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. 

 6 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Famous As: Composer of the Romantic period
Birthdate: May 7, 1840
Birthplace: Votkinsk, Russia
Died: November 6, 1893

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was the first Russian composer to place Russian music on the international stage. Often described as a musician who transcended the stereotypes of classical Russian music, Tchaikovsky is credited with making the Western world take note of Russian music. Although he was criticized by the critics, his popularity among the public never faded.

 7 Ricky Nelson

Ricky Nelson
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
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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 8 Trent Reznor

Trent Reznor
Famous As: Frontman and founder of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails
Birthdate: May 17, 1965
Birthplace: New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States

Trent Reznor is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and composer. Reznor is credited with founding the popular band Nine Inch Nails, where he serves as the principal songwriter, lead vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. Trent Reznor is also credited with mentoring Marilyn Manson and has contributed to the latter's albums. . 

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 9 David Byrne

David Byrne
Famous As: American-Scottish musician
Birthdate: May 14, 1952
Birthplace: Dumbarton, Scotland
Talking Heads lead vocalist and avant-garde musician David Byrne has won several awards, including the Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe. He has spoken at TED Talks, launched his own record label, and held visual arts exhibitions. He advocates for cycling and has mostly used a bike throughout his life.

 10 James Brown

James Brown
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 3, 1933
Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina, United States
Died: December 25, 2006

Referred to by honorific nicknames, such as Godfather of Soul, James Brown was a prominent figure of 20th century music. A progenitor of funk music, Brown influenced the development of many music genres. An inductee of the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame, Brown is ranked seventh in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.

 11 Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 19, 1945
Birthplace: London, England

Pete Townshend is an English guitarist, composer, and singer. He is credited with co-founding and leading one of the most influential and important rock bands of the 20th century, The Who. Also an influential guitarist, Pete Townshend was ranked 10th in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 greatest guitarists of all time list published in 2011.

 12 Brian Eno

Brian Eno
Famous As: Musician, Record producer
Birthdate: May 15, 1948
Birthplace: Melton, Suffolk, England
Brian Eno created "The Microsoft Sound" for Windows 95 and co-developed the card-based creativity-improving technique Oblique Strategies. His ambient music album Reflection was nominated for a Grammy, and his visual installations have been projected on structures such as the Sydney Opera House. He also co-founded the Long Now Foundation.

 13 Björn Ulvaeus

Björn Ulvaeus
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 25, 1945
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Singer and songwriter Björn Ulvaeus is perhaps best known as a member of the ABBA, one of the most successful musical groups of all time. Equally famous as a co-composer and co-producer of several films and musicals, he is currently serving as the President of CISAC, trying to ensure that creators are fairly compensated and properly credited for their works.

 14 Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach
Famous As: Pianist, Composer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 12, 1928
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Legendary musician and songwriter Burt Bacharach teamed up with lyricist Hal David and created many popular songs from the 1950s to the 1980s, including countless Billboard charters. He has won six Grammys and three Academy Awards for his tracks, and most of his songs were sung by Dionne Warwick. 

 15 Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms
Famous As: Composer, Conductor, Pianist
Birthdate: May 7, 1834
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: April 3, 1897
German composer, conductor, and pianist Johannes Brahms is considered as one of the "Three Bs" of music, the other two being Bach and Beethoven. He was known for his perfectionism. Some of his best-known works are Saint Anthony Variations and A German Requiem. His work mingled traditional and modern elements.

 16 Adele

Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 5, 1988
Birthplace: Tottenham, London, England

Adele is one of the most successful female music artists from England. She is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 120 million records. The recipient of numerous awards, Adele also holds several Guinness World Records. In 2012 and 2016, she was named in Time magazine's list of most influential people in the world.

 17 Marshmello

Famous As: DJ Famous for Wearing a Helmet Resembling a Marshmallow
Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Marshmello is an American DJ and electronic music producer. In 2017, he was named as one of the world's highest-paid DJs by Forbes magazine. He wears a custom helmet, which looks like a marshmallow, for public appearances, and his identity was unknown at the beginning of his career. He is also a well-known philanthropist and a generous donator.

 18 Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 7, 1861
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: August 7, 1941

Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian polymath who contributed greatly to the fields of literature, art, and philosophy. Referred to as the Bard of Bengal, Tagore is credited with reshaping Bengali literature and music. The first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, Tagore is also credited with composing the national anthems of India and Bangladesh.

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 19 Christopher Maurice Brown

Christopher Maurice Brown
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 5, 1989
Birthplace: Tappahannock, Virginia, United States

 20 Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 8, 1975
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

One of the most popular Spanish singer-songwriters of all time, Enrique Iglesias is widely known as the King of Latin Pop. Having sold more than 180 million records worldwide, Enrique Iglesias is among the best-selling Latin music artists list. He often uses his popularity to help raise funds to benefit humanitarian organizations like the American Red Cross.

 21 Meek Mill

Meek Mill
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 6, 1987
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Rapper Meek Mill initially performed with the group The Bloodhoundz. His debut album was featured at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. He has released Billboard-charting tracks such as Amen and Going Bad, both featuring Drake. His brushes with the law inspired the documentary Free Meek.

 22 Erik Satie

Erik Satie
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 17, 1866
Birthplace: Honfleur, France
Died: July 1, 1925

Erik Satie was a French pianist and composer. An influential artist during his time, Satie's works served as a predecessor to later artistic movements like repetitive music, minimalism, and the Theatre of the Absurd. Apart from being a musician, Erik Satie was also a prolific writer, who contributed to publications, such as Vanity Fair and 391.

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 23 Lizzo

Famous As: Rapper Know for Her Hit Songs "Good as Hell" "Truth Hurts" & "Juice"
Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Three-time Grammy-winning rap and hip-hop sensation Lizzo is also a queer and body-positivity icon. She began singing with groups such as The Chalice and Grrrl Prty, and graced the Billboard 200 with the album Cuz I Love You. Time’s 2019 Entertainer of the Year, Lizzo is also a talented flute-player.

 24 Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev
Famous As: Composer and pianist
Birthdate: April 23, 1891
Birthplace: Krasne, Ukraine
Died: March 5, 1953

Sergei Prokofiev was a Russian Soviet pianist, composer, and conductor. Renowned for creating masterpieces across various genres, Prokofiev is widely considered one of the 20th century's major composers. Many other composers like Arthur Honegger have called Prokofiev the greatest contemporary musician of all time. An open pianists' competition, which is held every year in Ukraine, is named after Sergei Prokofiev.

 25 Glen Campbell

Glen Campbell
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: April 22, 1936
Birthplace: Billstown, Arkansas, United States
Died: August 8, 2017

Glen Campbell was an American TV host, actor, singer-songwriter, and guitarist. Regarded as one of the most successful musicians ever, Campbell sold more than 45 million records, which included a double-platinum album, four platinum albums, and 12 gold albums, in a career spanning 50 years. In 2014, he became the subject of a documentary titled Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me.

 26 Kehlani

Famous As: Famous for Her Performance on America's Got Talent With The Band 'Poplyfe'
Birthdate: April 24, 1995
Birthplace: Oakland, California, United States
Kehlani Ashley Parrish soared to fame on America's Got Talent, performing with the teen pop band Poplyfe. The Grammy-nominated artist is known for her chartbusting tracks 1st Position and Raw & True. She is pansexual and is known for her love for tattoos. She is also a sexual-assault survivor.

 27 Alex van Halen

Alex van Halen
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 8, 1953
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Alex Van Halen is an American musician known for his drumming skills. He is credited with co-founding the now-defunct band, Van Halen. The band's self-titled debut album influenced several musicians in hard rock at the time of its release in 1978. Alex is also credited with coining the term brown sound, which was usually associated with his late-brother Eddie's guitar.

 28 Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 13, 1941
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.

 29 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 20, 1959
Birthplace: Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
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.

 30 Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 21, 1947
Birthplace: Muskegon, Michigan, United States

Iggy Pop is an American singer-songwriter, actor, musician, and record producer. Nicknamed the Godfather of Punk, Iggy Pop was an important member of the proto-punk band Iggy and the Stooges. One of the first singers to perform stage-dive, Pop is credited with popularizing the activity. A culture icon, Iggy Pop has had a major influence on musicians of various genres.

 31 Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 10, 1957
Birthplace: Lewisham, South London
Died: February 2, 1979
Punk rock legend Sid Vicious was the lead singer and bassist of the Sex Pistols. He had a tumultuous life and was also accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death. He eventually died of a heroin overdose. His unreleased solo singles were collated and released as a posthumous album. 

 32 IU

Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1993
Birthplace: Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea

 33 George Strait

George Strait
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 18, 1952
Birthplace: Poteet, Texas, United States

Country music singer, songwriter, and actor George Strait is regarded as one of the most influential recording artists of all time. Lovingly nicknamed the "King of Country", he has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and is certified as the 12th-best selling artist in American history. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006. 

 34 Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 20, 1951
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 1, 2005

Luther Vandross was an American record producer and singer-songwriter. As a background vocalist, Vandross contributed to the success of several songs recorded by artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Judy Collins. Regarded as a singer with one of the greatest voices in recorded history, Luther Vandross' works have influenced many artists like D'Angelo, Jaheim, Ne-Yo, John Legend, and Usher.

 35 Mick Mars

Mick Mars
Famous As: Guitarist and Co-Founder of The Heavy Metal Band 'Mötley Crüe'
Birthdate: May 4, 1951
Birthplace: Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
Mick Mars gained fame as the guitarist for the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe and came to be known for his aggressive style of playing the instrument. He has also written songs for bands such as Crashdïet. He has suffered from ankylosing spondylitis since his teenage years. 

 36 Enya

Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 17, 1961
Birthplace: Gweedore, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Known for her unique blend of Celtic and folk tunes, Irish singer Enya has been dubbed the Queen of New Age. The Academy Award-nominated singer is also a 4-time Grammy winner and soared to fame with tracks such as Only Time and Orinoco Flow. She is the best-selling Irish solo artist ever.

 37 Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 1, 1967
Birthplace: Delhi, Louisiana, United States
Three-time Grammy-winning country artist Tim McGraw has released 15 albums, 10 of which have topped the Top Country Albums chart. He also has 25 Hot Country Songs chart-toppers. He has also appeared in movies such as The Blind Side and Tomorrowland and is a minority owner of the Nashville Kats.

 38 Crispin Glover

Crispin Glover
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 20, 1964
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Crispin Glover is known for his Saturn Award-nominated performances in Back to the Future and Willard. He is mostly seen in roles of eccentric men. Fans loved him in American Gods and as Andy Warhol in the movie The Doors. He owns the production and publishing company Volcanic Eruptions

 39 Bob Seger

Bob Seger
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: May 6, 1945
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Singer, songwriter, and musician, Bob Seger, first gained fame in the 1960s as a heartland rock artist. Known for his classic raspy and powerful voice, he recorded many songs that dealt with themes like love and women. With worldwide sales of more than 75 million records, he is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

 40 Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington
Famous As: Greatest Jazz Composer & Bandleader
Birthdate: April 29, 1899
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: May 24, 1974
Jazz legend Duke Ellington managed his orchestra till his death, and over a 6-decade-long career. He is known for his collaborations with legends such as pianist and composer Billy Strayhorn. He termed his music “American music” and refused to attach any category to it. He received a posthumous Pulitzer Prize.

 41 Robert Fripp

Robert Fripp
Famous As: Guitarist, Composer, Motivational speaker, Record producer
Birthdate: May 16, 1946
Birthplace: Wimborne Minster

 42 Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 20, 1972
Birthplace: East Flatbush, New York, United States

 43 Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix
Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: May 14, 1996
Birthplace: Amstelveen, Netherlands

Dutch DJ and record producer Martin Garrix has been ranked No.1 on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs list. He decided to become a DJ when he was a child, and at the age of 17, he became the youngest DJ to headline the 2014 Ultra Music Festival. He has performed at many music festivals including Coachella and Electric Daisy Carnival.

 44 Phil Rudd

Phil Rudd
Famous As: Drummer, best known as the drummer of AC/DC across three stints
Birthdate: May 19, 1954
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

 45 Master P

Master P
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

 46 Randy Travis

Randy Travis
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 4, 1959
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.

 47 Liberace

Famous As: Pianist, Singer
Birthdate: May 16, 1919
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 4, 1987
Known as “Mr. Showmanship,” pianist, singer, and actor Liberace shot to fame with The Liberace Show, which he ended regularly with his theme song I'll Be Seeing You. The highest-paid entertainer from the 1950s-1970s, he performed in concerts and tours frequently. He also released several autobiographies and cookbooks.

 48 Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 28, 1953
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, USA

 49 Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 13, 1966
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina
Darius Rucker gained fame as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish. He then launched a solo career, releasing Billboard-charting hits such as Wagon Wheel and True Believers. He became the first Black American singer to win the Country Music Association New Artist Award.

 50 Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Birthplace: Sneedville, Tennessee, United States