Singers From California

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California has produced a number of Singers who have made it big. These include Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman, Billie Eilish, Jennette McCurdy, Snoop Dogg, Doja Cat and others.
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Snoop Dogg
(Rapper)
Snoop Dogg
384
Birthdate: October 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra

Snoop Dogg is a famous American rapper whose life is a perfect example of rags-to-riches story. As a child, he did various odd jobs to help his family make ends meet. He started rapping as a young boy to distract himself from his unstable family life. He ran into trouble with the law as a teenager. However, once he released his debut album, there was no looking back.

 

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Katy Perry
(Singer-songwriter)
Katy Perry
273
Birthdate: October 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio

A name that has found a place in the Forbes list of highest-earning women in music continuously for 9 years in a row, Katy Perry is a one of America’s most beloved pop singers. An inspiration to upcoming singers, Perry has established herself in the music industry through her edgy tunes and empowering tracks.

 3 
Dr. Dre
(Rapper, Record producer & Entrepreneur)
Dr. Dre
180
Birthdate: February 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Rapper, record producer, and audio engineer, Dr. Dre, is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He is credited with the popularization of  West Coast G-funk, a sub-genre of hip hop. After establishing himself in the music industry, he promoted the careers of many other rappers, including 2Pac and Snoop Dogg.

 4 
Ice Cube
(Rapper - Contributed Significantly to the Development of 'Gangsta Rap')
Ice Cube
172
Birthdate: June 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini

Ice Cube played an important role in contributing to gangsta rap's popularity. His lyrics for N.W.A's album Straight Outta Compton redrew boundaries and shaped West Coast rap's identity. Because of his lyrics, that explain black nationalism and black struggle, Ice Cube went on to influence a host of rappers and is considered one of the greatest rappers ever.

 5 
Eazy-E
(Rapper Known as the 'Godfather of Gangsta Rap')
Eazy-E
97
Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 26, 1995

Widely regarded as the godfather of gangsta rap, Eazy-E was a rapper and record producer. He played a major role in popularizing gangsta rap and West Coast rap by forming N.W.A, which is considered one of the most influential and greatest hip hop groups of all time. Eazy-E died at the age of 30 after being diagnosed with AIDS.

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Kendrick Lamar
(Regarded As One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time)
Kendrick Lamar
109
Birthdate: June 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini

Kendrick Lamar is regarded as one of the greatest lyricists and rappers of all time. He is also considered one of the most influential celebrities of his generation; such has been his impact on the music industry. In 2016, he was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 7 
Gwen Stefani
(Co-founder of Band 'No Doubt')
Gwen Stefani
167
Birthdate: October 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra

The co-founder of the popular band No Doubt, Gwen Stefani is a famous singer, songwriter, and record producer. One of the most decorated singer-songwriters, Stefani was ranked 13th in VH1's list of 100 Greatest Women in Music in 2012. Having sold over 30 million albums worldwide, she is also one of the most successful female artists.

 8 
Cherilyn Sarkisian
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists and 'Goddess of Pop')
Cherilyn Sarkisian
41
Birthdate: May 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
The “Goddess of Pop” Cher began her career with the folk-rock duo Sonny & Cher. She also appeared on Broadway and delivered an Oscar-winning performance in the film Moonstruck. Her track Believe was the biggest-selling single by a female artist in the U.K. and popularized the auto-tune, or "Cher effect.”
 9 
Adam Levine
(Lead Vocalist of the Pop Rock Band 'Maroon 5'.)
Adam Levine
91
Birthdate: March 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces

Three-time Grammy-winning Maroon 5 singer and guitarist Adam Levine had started his career with the band Kara's Flowers, which went defunct later. He has also judged the reality show The Voice. Adam owns a production company and a music label. He also has his own fragrance line and clothing collection.

 10 
Steve Perry
(Singer-songwriter)
Steve Perry
23
Birthdate: January 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Stephen Perry, the lead vocalist of the rock band Journey, was named "The Voice" by legendary singer Jon Bon Jovi. One of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time,” Perry also had a successful solo career. He is part of the Songwriter's and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
 11 
James Hetfield
(Guitarist, Co-Founder and Main Songwriter of Heavy Metal Band 'Metallica')
James Hetfield
22
Birthdate: August 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo

James Hetfield is an American songwriter and musician. He is credited with co-founding one of the most popular heavy metal bands of all time, Metallica. James Hetfield is often regarded as one of the greatest guitarists and vocalists ever. Since the 1980s, Hetfield has played a key role in the success of ESP Guitars, as one of its major endorsers.

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Billie Eilish
(The Youngest Recipient of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and Record of the Year)
Billie Eilish
280
Birthdate: December 18, 2001
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

A young singer and songwriter who rose to international fame while still in her teens, Billie Eilish is blessed with a soprano vocal range and an ethereal voice. Already the recipient of numerous accolades, including five Grammy awards, she was named in Time magazine’s  inaugural "Time 100 Next" list in 2019.

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Etta James
(Singer-Songwriter Know for Hits Such as "The Wallflower", "At Last", "Tell Mama")
Etta James
25
Birthdate: January 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 20, 2012

Etta James was an American singer whose powerful, deep voice bridged the gap between rock and roll and rhythm and blues. Her ability to perform in various genres earned her a spot in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time list. Her work has influenced several musicians, including Christina Aguilera, Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Adele, and Rita Ora.

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Nate Dogg
(Rapper Best Known for His Song ‘Regulate')
Nate Dogg
27
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 15, 2011

Nicknamed King of Hooks, American singer and rapper Nate Dogg is best known for his collaborations with other celebrated rappers like Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Dr. Dre.  Equally successful as a solo artist, he had recorded three solo albums as well as a string of singles, concurrently charting 16 times on the Billboard Hot 100 as a featured artist.

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Doja Cat
(For Her song "Candy" which set off the "Sweet Spot" viral dance on TikTok)
Doja Cat
61
Birthdate: October 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra

Singer and rapper, Doja Cat, is best known for the music video for her song Mooo!, which went viral in 2018 and made her an international sensation. She subsequently went on to become a social media celebrity with millions of followers across platforms. She often kindles controversies because of her social media comments on sensitive issues.

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Donald Glover
(Rapper & Actor)
Donald Glover
54
Birthdate: September 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

The actor, rapper, writer and director, Donald Glover Jr became famous after playing the role of a college student In the sitcom, Community, from 2009 to 2013. He also stars in the FX series Atlanta. He has also acted in a number of commercially successful films. His albums have done well and he won a Grammy award for the single Redbone.

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Olivia Rodrigo
(Singer-Songwriter & Actress Best Known for Her Single 'Drivers Licence')
Olivia Rodrigo
17
Birthdate: February 20, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Olivia Rodrigo is best known as Paige Olvera from Bizaardvark and as Nini Salazar-Roberts from High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. Her debut single, Drivers License, reached the top spot of charts in the U.S. She is associated with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
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Hailee Steinfeld
(Actress Known for Her Films: 'True Grit', 'The Edge of Seventeen' and the Series 'Hawkeye')
Hailee Steinfeld
11
Birthdate: December 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Actress, singer, and songwriter Hailee Steinfeld first gained fame as Mattie Ross in the drama western film True Grit. Some of her family members are in the entertainment field and they introduced her to acting when she was a child. She also has a keen interest in music and has released two extended plays and 17 singles.

 19 
Nipsey Hussle
183
Birthdate: August 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 31, 2019

Nipsey Hussle was an American rapper who left behind quite a legacy when he was fatally shot at the age of 33. His death was met with a strong artistic response as more than 50 murals dedicated to him were painted in Los Angeles alone within a few months after his death. As a rapper and activist, Hussle influenced several youngsters.

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Finneas O'Connell
(Pop Musician Known for His Collaboration with His Sister 'Billie Eilish' and Their Song 'No Time to Die')
Finneas O'Connell
26
Birthdate: July 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo

Finneas O'Connell is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and record producer. He has played an important role in the success of his younger sister Billie Eilish's career as he has written and produced many of her popular songs. He has written and produced songs for other famous music artists as well.

 21 
Nick Cannon
(TV Host, Actor and Rapper)
Nick Cannon
131
Birthdate: October 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra

Nicholas Cannon is a comedian, rapper and television host. The Nick Cannon Show, America's Got Talent and The Masked Singer are some of his popular TV shows. He has also acted in films like Drumline, Love Don't Cost a Thing and Roll Bounce. Cannon has been accused of making racist and anti-Semitic remarks. He has called White people ‘savages’.

 22 
Fergie
(Famous as the Member of Hip-Hop Group 'Black Eyed Peas')
Fergie
66
Birthdate: March 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Fergie soared to fame as part of the hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas, which has delivered hits such as Boom Boom Pow. She was initially a child star in Kids Incorporated. She has also released solo hits such as Big Girls Don't Cry and owns a line of fragrances. 
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Tyler, The Creator
(Co-Founder of The Alternative Hip Hop Group 'Odd Future')
Tyler, The Creator
51
Birthdate: March 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Miranda Cosgrove
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role of 'Carly Shay' in the Teen Sitcom 'iCarly')
Miranda Cosgrove
8
Birthdate: May 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus

An American actress and singer, Miranda Cosgrove started out as a child actress. In 2010, she became the second-highest-paid child star, having earned $180,000 per episode for the TV series iCarly. Also a philanthropist, Miranda Cosgrove supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and is a spokesperson for an organization called Light the Night Walk which raises awareness for blood cancer.

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Jaden Smith
(American Rapper, Actor and Son of Actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith )
Jaden Smith
135
Birthdate: July 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer

Jaden Smith, son of the famous Hollywood actor Will Smith, made his big screen debut with his father in The Pursuit of Happyness at a young age. Later, The Karate Kid proved to be a big movie for him. The young star, since then, has continued his acting career and simultaneously released two albums and launched his own clothing line.

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H.E.R.
(R&B Singer Known for Her Abum 'H.E.R')
H.E.R.
14
Birthdate: June 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer

R&B singer Gabriella “Gabi” Wilson, better known to her fans as H.E.R., had initially released a few works under her real name. However, she gained fame only after the release of her first EP, H.E.R. Volume 1, in 2016. The two-time Grammy-winner performed at the 2020 Primetime Emmy Award ceremony.

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G-Eazy
(Rapper Best Known for His Album 'These Things Happen')
G-Eazy
42
Birthdate: May 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini

G-Eazy’s success as a rapper can be gauged from the performance of his studio albums, such as When It's Dark Out and The Beautiful & Damned. Although a socially responsible person, G-Eazy was arrested in 2018 on suspicion of assault and use of narcotics. He later pleaded guilty to assault against an official, narcotics possession, and violent resistance.

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Frank Ocean
(Rapper and Grammy Award Winner for His Album 'Channel Orange')
Frank Ocean
42
Birthdate: October 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Regarded as one of the most acclaimed musical artists of his generation, Frank Ocean is recognized for his unconventional production techniques and wide vocal range. He is credited with revitalizing and popularizing jazz and funk-influenced R&B. He is also regarded as a representative of alternative R&B. He was named in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world list.

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Kesha
(Singer & Songwriter Whose 2009 Single 'Tik Tok' Was the Best-Selling Digital Single in History at that Time)
Kesha
46
Birthdate: March 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces

Kesha is an American singer-songwriter. Having sold more than 134 million records, Kesha is one of the best-selling singers of her generation. As a songwriter, she has contributed to the success of songs recorded by artists like Britney Spears, Miranda Cosgrove, Miley Cyrus, and Ariana Grande. As an openly bisexual musician, she serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

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Liza Minnelli
(American Actress, Singer and One of the Rare Performers Awarded With EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony))
Liza Minnelli
6
Birthdate: March 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces

The daughter of popular actress and singer Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli followed in her mother's footsteps to become an award-winning actress and singer. Known for her powerful contralto singing voice and energetic stage presence, Liza Minnelli is the recipient of an Academy Award and Tony Award. Also a known philanthropist, Minnelli spends much of her time with various nonprofit organizations.

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 31 
Tyga
(Rapper)
Tyga
158
Birthdate: November 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Tyga is a singer-songwriter, rapper, television personality, and actor. Although Tyga had a promising start to his music career, he faced a setback when he had to endure a long period of negative reviews and poor sales. He was also troubled by a series of legal issues. Despite his struggles, Tyga proved his mettle by releasing his hit album Legendary.

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Katey Sagal
(Actress and Singer)
Katey Sagal
9
Birthdate: January 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Talented film and television actress Katey Sagal’s big break came with the popular comedy series Married.... with Children. Later, she lent her voice for the animated series Futurama and gave an award winning performance in the drama series Sons of Anarchy. Her film credits include Futurama: Bender's Big Score and Pitch Perfect 2. She has also released two music albums.

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Willow Smith
(Singer, Daughter of Actors 'Will Smith' and 'Jada Pinkett Smith')
Willow Smith
13
Birthdate: October 31, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio

The daughter of popular American actors, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, Willow Smith has established herself as a singer-songwriter and rapper. Mentored by rapper Jay-Z, Smith became the youngest artist to be signed to the former's label Roc Nation in 2010. In 2019, she came out as bisexual and expressed her desire to be in a polyamorous relationship.

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Jhené Aiko
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Songs ‘The Worst’ and ‘Sail Out’)
Jhené Aiko
12
Birthdate: March 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces

American singer and songwriter Jhené Aiko's musical style is associated with PBR&B, a new wave of music viewed as an alternative to contemporary R&B. Her personal life, which includes an early pregnancy at the age of 20, the death of her brother Miyagi, a major car accident, and troubled relationships, has not affected her impressive music career.

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Jennette McCurdy
(Filmmaker, Podcaster and Former Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Sam Puckett’ in the Nickelodeon Sitcom ‘iCarly’)
Jennette McCurdy
21
Birthdate: June 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer

An American actress, singer, songwriter, filmmaker, writer, and YouTuber, Jennette McCurdy is truly an inspiration to several young girls and women; despite suffering from conditions like obsessive-compulsive disorder, anorexia, and bulimia, McCurdy has managed to establish herself as a successful entertainer. As a writer, she has contributed immensely to publications like The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Seventeen.

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Rebecca Marie Gomez
(Hip-Hop Singer who Gained from Her Single 'Shower')
Rebecca Marie Gomez
18
Birthdate: March 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces

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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Ann Wilson
(Musician, Singer)
Ann Wilson
8
Birthdate: June 19, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
 38 
Saweetie
(Rapper and Songwriter Known for Her Single ‘Icy Grl’)
Saweetie
140
Birthdate: July 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer

Saweetie is an American rapper gained recognition when she posted her debut single Icy Grl on SoundCloud. Subsequently, the video of the song broke the internet as it went on to gather 100 million views on YouTube. She was then signed by Warner Records, which increased her popularity. She is also signed to Artistry Worldwide, her manager Max Gousse's record label.

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Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman
49
Birthdate: September 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo

Actress and singer Zendaya is best known for her role in the Disney Channel sitcom, Shake It Up. She began her career as a model and is trained in different forms of dance. As a singer, she has released one studio album and several singles. She identifies as a feminist and has shown support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement.

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John Fogerty
(Singer, Musician)
John Fogerty
7
Birthdate: May 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
 41 
Randy Newman
(Singer-songwriter & Pianist)
Randy Newman
8
Birthdate: November 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 42 
Kehlani
(Famous for Her Performance on America's Got Talent With The Band 'Poplyfe')
Kehlani
12
Birthdate: April 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
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.
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Paula Abdul
(Her Album 'Forever Your Girl' was One of The Most Successful Albums in 1988)
Paula Abdul
12
Birthdate: June 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini

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.

 44 
Tori Kelly
(Known for Her Debut Album 'Unbreakable Smile')
Tori Kelly
70
Birthdate: December 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Tori Kelly was initially spotted on Star Search and won America's Most Talented Kid. She failed to make it to the "Top 24" of American Idol but later released Billboard Hot 100-charting singles such as Nobody Love. The two-time Grammy-winner has also voiced Meena in Sing and its sequel.

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Ritchie Valens
(A 'Rock and Roll' Pioneer and a Forefather of the 'Chicano Rock' Movement)
Ritchie Valens
14
Birthdate: May 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
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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Vanessa Hudgens
88
Birthdate: December 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Hollywood actress Vanessa Hudgens’s breakout roles were Disney Channel’s film High School Musical and Netflix’s The Princess Switch, both in 2006. She subsequently went on to act in a range of films cutting across various genres. She courted controversy in 2007 when her nude photos from her phone were leaked on the internet, for which she apologised to her fans.

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Billie Joe Armstrong
(Lead Vocalist, Songwriter and Guitarist of the Rock Band 'Green Day')
Billie Joe Armstrong
15
Birthdate: February 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician and record producer. He is credited with co-founding and popularizing the rock band, Green Day. As a guitarist and vocalist, he has also contributed immensely to the success of the punk rock band Pinhead Gunpowder. In 1997, Armstrong founded Adeline Records to help support contemporary bands; the record company was closed in 2017.

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Molly Ringwald
(Actress and Singer)
Molly Ringwald
7
Birthdate: February 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Molly Ringwald is best known for her award-winning portrayals in the movies Sixteen Candles, For Keeps, and The Breakfast Club. She is part of the “Brat Pack,” which stars mostly in coming-of-age/teenage movies. She has also appeared in the series Riverdale, released a jazz record, and translated a French book.
 49 
Tyrese Gibson
(Rapper, Actor)
Tyrese Gibson
96
Birthdate: December 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Grammy-nominated singer/rapper Tyrese Gibson is best known for his chartbusting track Sweet Lady. Fans also loved him as Roman Pearce in the Fast & Furious franchise and as Robert Epps in the Transformers movies. He has also written a three-volume comic book series and two New York Times bestsellers.
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Weird Al Yankovic
(Known for his Album 'Mandatory Fun')
Weird Al Yankovic
14
Birthdate: October 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Five-time Grammy-winning artist Al Yankovic, or “Weird Al,” is known for his parodies of popular tracks and his trademark accordion. His hits include Eat It and Like a Surgeon, parodies of hits by Michael Jackson and Madonna, respectively. He has appeared in The Weird Al Show and written children's books.