Musicians From Florida

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Florida has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include XXXTentacion, Ariana Grande, Jim Morrison, Tom Petty, Debbie Harry and others.
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 1 
Jim Morrison
(Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Doors')
Jim Morrison
39
Birthdate: December 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 3, 1971

Considered the prototypical rock star, Jim Morrison remains one of the most influential singer-songwriters, almost five decades after his death. Jim influenced the counterculture of the 1960s as he embodied the hippie counterculture rebellion. Due to his erratic performances and wild personality, he is regarded as one of the most iconic frontmen in rock history.

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Don Felder
(Musician)
Don Felder
6
Birthdate: September 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
 3 
Gary Rossington
(Musician)
Gary Rossington
4
Birthdate: December 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 4 
Johnny Van Zant
4
Birthdate: February 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
 5 
Debbie Harry
(Singer-songwriter)
Debbie Harry
5
Birthdate: July 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer

Debbie Harry is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is credited with co-founding the popular rock band Blondie, which pioneered the American punk rock and later the new wave genre. Also a well-known philanthropist, Debbie Harry works with charities that fight against endometriosis and cancer.

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Dickey Betts
(Guitarist)
Dickey Betts
3
Birthdate: December 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 7 
Jason Derulo
(Best Known for His Singles “Whatcha Say,” "In My Head" and "Wiggle")
Jason Derulo
6
Birthdate: September 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo

American singer Jason Derulo is one of the best-selling and popular musicians of present times. His forte is pop, but his music also encompasses R&B and hip-hop. Whatcha Say, Don't Wanna Go Home, Talk Dirty, In My Head, Savage Love, The Other Side and Wiggle are some of his smash hit songs. He also acts in movies and television shows.

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Danielle Bregoli
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Birthdate: March 26, 2003
Sun Sign: Aries
 9 
Steve Aoki
(DJ, Record Producer, Music Programmer, Record Executive)
Steve Aoki
8
Birthdate: November 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
DJ and music producer Steve Aoki had already soared to fame with I'm in the House by the time his first album, the Grammy-nominated and Billboard-charting Wonderland, released. He is known for his collaborations with artists such as Kid Cudi. Steve has also established a charity and authored a memoir.
 10 
Derek Trucks
(Bandleader, composer, guitarist, conductor)
Derek Trucks
4
Birthdate: June 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
 11 
Rickey Medlocke
(Musician)
Rickey Medlocke
3
Birthdate: February 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 12 
Ronnie Van Zant
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Guitarist)
Ronnie Van Zant
4
Birthdate: January 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 20, 1977
 13 
Aaron Carter
(Rapper)
Aaron Carter
7
Birthdate: December 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Aaron Carter is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, actor, and record producer. Carter became popular among pre-teen and teenage audiences after having released his debut studio album at the age of nine. An openly bisexual musician, Aaron Carter serves as an inspiration to the LGBTQ community.

 14 
Tom Petty
(Rock Singer, Guitarist)
Tom Petty
7
Birthdate: October 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 2, 2017

A rock icon and creator of sprit-lifting songs, Thomas Earl Petty was one of the defining musicians of the 1970s and the lead vocalist and guitarist of the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Writing songs and creating music up till his last breath, Petty is noted for positivity and self- liberation themed songs, a rarity in rock music.

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T-Pain
(Rapper who Popularized Auto-Tune pitch Correction Effect)
T-Pain
7
Birthdate: September 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Faheem Rasheed Najm, better known as T-Pain, shot to fame with the US Billboard 200-topping album Epiphany. The two-time Grammy-winning artist is known for his signature use of the auto-tune effect. He has delivered hit singles such as I'm on a Boat and has played minor roles in several films.
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Amy Dumas (Lita)
(Four-time WWE Women's Champion and One of the Greatest Female Superstars in WWE)
Amy Dumas (Lita)
5
Birthdate: April 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries

 Amy Dumas (Lita) is an animal welfare activist, singer, and retired professional wrestler. Beginning her career as a wrestler, she was a full-time wrestler with WWE for a few years. After her retirement, she embarked on her second career as a singer and founded the punk rock band, The Luchagors. She is a dedicated animal lover as well.

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XXXTentacion
(Rapper Well Known for His Depressing, and at Times Devastating Music)
XXXTentacion
10
Birthdate: January 23, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 18, 2018

A rapper and singer, XXXTentacion, gained fame with the success of the song, Look at Me, and release of albums like 17 and ?. In his personal life, he faced multiple legal issues from the beginning. He was shot dead at the young age of 20. XXXTentacion had a cult following among the youth owing to his depression and alienation thematic driven music.

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Don Shirley
(Classical and Jazz Pianist and Composer)
Don Shirley
8
Birthdate: January 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 6, 2013

Don Shirley was an American jazz and classical pianist and composer. He is best remembered for his association with Cadence Records where he recorded many albums during the 1950s and 1960s. Apart from performing in numerous concert tours, Shirley also wrote organ symphonies and piano concerti. Shirley's friendship with his bodyguard Tony Lip was dramatized in the film Green Book.

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Bethany Joy Lenz
(Actress, Singer-Songwriter & Filmmaker Known for Her Role as ‘Haley James’ in The TV Series ‘One Tree Hill’)
Bethany Joy Lenz
5
Birthdate: April 2, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries

Bethany Joy Lenz is an American filmmaker, singer-songwriter, and actress best known for playing Haley James Scott on the popular drama television series One Tree Hill. As a musician, Lenz is credited with forming the now-defunct folk musical duo Everly. Also known for her philanthropic activities, Bethany Joy Lenz has been actively supporting the non-profit human rights organization, Love146.

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Pat Boone
(Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)
Pat Boone
5
Birthdate: June 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
 21 
Lauren Jauregui
4
Birthdate: June 27, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer

A former member of the all-girl Fifth Harmony group, the Cuban American millennial is a singer and songwriter with a husky voice. Lauren Jauregui, who has songs Expectations and More Than That to her credit, is also an activist and a known critic of former US president Donald Trump’s policies. She says she takes pride in being a bisexual.

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A. J. McLean
(Singer-Songwriter)
A. J. McLean
4
Birthdate: January 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 23 
Blackbear
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of Hip-Hop/R&B Duo 'Mansionz')
Blackbear
4
Birthdate: November 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Matthew Tyler Musto, better known as Blackbear, has had a successful solo career and is also part of the hip hop/R&B duo Mansionz, with rapper Mike Posner. He has also written songs such as Boyfriend for Justin Bieber and My Ex's Best Friend for Machine Gun Kelly.
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Flo Rida
(Musician, Rapper)
Flo Rida
7
Birthdate: September 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Ski Mask the Slump God
5
Birthdate: April 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries

Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, popularly known by his stage name Ski Mask the Slump God, is an American rapper. He is credited with co-founding a hip hop collective called Members Only. A controversial figure, Goulbourne has been on the wrong side of the law on a couple of occasions. In 2016, he was arrested for robbery and driving without a license.

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Ariana Grande
(The Most Streamed Female Artist Ever)
Ariana Grande
9
Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer

A talented youngster, Ariana Grande first stepped into the world of entertainment through Broadway musical 13 and later shot to fame with television series Victorious and its spinoff, Sam & Cat. Her television series also kick started her musical career which flourished with the release of her five commercially successful and critically applauded albums and collaborations with various other artists.

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Trina
(Rapper)
Trina
5
Birthdate: December 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 28 
Mindy McCready
(Platinum-selling country music singer who is known for albums like 1996's Ten Thousand Angels)
Mindy McCready
5
Birthdate: November 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 17, 2013
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Ghostemane
(Rapper)
Ghostemane
3
Birthdate: April 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Eric Whitney, better known as Ghostemane, started his career playing guitar covers and then moved to metalcore. He gained fame with his signature style of merging rap and metal. He later delivered hits such as John Dee and has been part of groups such as Nemesis and Seven Serpents.
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David Archuleta
(Singer-songwriter)
David Archuleta
4
Birthdate: December 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 31 
Sean Kingston
(Rapper Best Known for His Hit Songs: 'Beautiful Girls', 'Fire Burning' and 'Take You There')
Sean Kingston
11
Birthdate: February 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Jamaican-American singer and rapper Kisean Paul Anderson, better known as “Sean Kingston,” is best known for his chart-topping tracks Beautiful Girls and Eenie Meenie. He has campaigned for PETA and the non-profit Do Something. He launched the Professional Rapper Boxing League in 2020 and guest-starred in Black Dynamite.
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Mike McCready
(Musician)
Mike McCready
3
Birthdate: April 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
 33 
Dominic Fike
(Singer)
Dominic Fike
4
Birthdate: December 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 34 
Howie Dorough
(Singer, Actor)
Howie Dorough
3
Birthdate: August 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
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Mase
(Musician, Actor, Rapper, Singer, Songwriter)
Mase
4
Birthdate: August 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Allen Collins
(Guitarist)
Allen Collins
3
Birthdate: July 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 23, 1990
 37 
Persia White
(Actress)
Persia White
5
Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 38 
Plies
(Rapper)
Plies
3
Birthdate: July 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
 39 
Chase Rice
(Singer)
Chase Rice
3
Birthdate: September 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Jonathan Jackson
3
Birthdate: May 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
 41 
Donnie Van Zant
(Vocalist & Music Composer)
Donnie Van Zant
3
Birthdate: June 11, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
 42 
Mel Tillis
(Country Singer)
Mel Tillis
4
Birthdate: August 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 19, 2017
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Jessie Andrews
4
Birthdate: March 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
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Cassadee Pope
3
Birthdate: August 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Betty Wright
(R&B and Soul Singer Known for Singles: ‘Tonight Is the Night’ and ‘Clean up Woman')
Betty Wright
3
Birthdate: December 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 10, 2020

Bessie Regina Norris, better known as Betty Wright, ruled the American gospel, R&B, and soul scene for 6 decades. The Grammy-winning artist joined her family gospel group at age 2, gained fame with the track Clean Up Woman at 17, and had her own record label by the 1980s.

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Ace Hood
(Rapper)
Ace Hood
3
Birthdate: May 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
 47 
Willa Ford
(Singer-songwriter)
Willa Ford
3
Birthdate: January 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 48 
Luther Campbell
(Music executive, Actor, Record producer, Composer)
Luther Campbell
3
Birthdate: December 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 49 
Jessica Sutta
3
Birthdate: May 15, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Butch Trucks
(Musician)
Butch Trucks
3
Birthdate: May 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 24, 2017