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 1 
Ray Charles
(Singer-songwriter)
Ray Charles
45
Birthdate: September 23, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
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.

 2 
Little Richard
(Known for His Hit Single 'Long Tall Sally' & Regarded as the 'Architect of Rock and Roll')
Little Richard
21
Birthdate: December 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 9, 2020
The Architect of Rock and Roll Little Richard is best known for his track Tutti Frutti, which was included in the National Recording Registry. His music was characterized by energetic piano and back beats. His songs broke all racial barriers and were equally appreciated by white and black listeners.
 3 
Michael Stipe
(Musician, Visual Artist, Lead Singer and Lyricist of Alternative Rock Band ‘R.E.M’)
Michael Stipe
5
Birthdate: January 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Michael Stipe is best known as the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band R.E.M., which has released hits such as Losing my Religion. He has a signature “mumbling” and “wailing” style of singing. He has also directed several videos for the band and owns two movie production studios.

 4 
Kanye West
(One of the Greatest and Most Influential Hip Hop Musicians of All Time)
Kanye West
38
Birthdate: June 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini

Creative from a very young age, Kanye West dreamed of becoming a rapper since very early in his life. He became an award winning American rapper whose creativity in music is widely appreciated by critics. However, his outspoken views, comments and behaviour have quite often landed him controversies.

 5 
Lil Nas X
(First Gay Artist To Have #1 Record on Billboard Hot 100)
Lil Nas X
112
Birthdate: April 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries

Montero Lamar Hill, better known as Lil Nas X, soared to fame with his US Billboard Hot 100 charter country rap track Old Town Road. The gay singer initially became viral for his comedy videos on Facebook and Vine and then soared to fame on Spotify.

 6 
Otis Redding
(Singer-songwriter)
Otis Redding
5
Birthdate: September 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 10, 1967
The King of Soul Otis Redding, who had performed with the Pinetoppers, among others, is remembered for his track (Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay, released after his death in a plane crash. It became the first posthumous Billboard R&B- and Hot 100-topping record. He also won two posthumous Grammys
 7 
T.I.
(Rapper, Record Producer, and Actor Who is One of the Highest Selling Hip-Hop Artists of All Time)
T.I.
7
Birthdate: September 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra

Rapper T.I., also known as TIP, is one of the pioneers of trap music. The three-time Grammy-winner owns a music label and has seven “Top 5” Billboard 200 albums. He has starred in his own reality series, has written two novels, and has appeared in films such as Ant-Man.

 8 
Kirshnik Ball
(American Rapper and Member of the Hip Hop Group ‘Migos’)
Kirshnik Ball
5
Birthdate: June 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini

Kirshnik Ball, better known by his stage name Takeoff, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper. He is known for forming the hip hop trio Migos along with Offset and Quavo. Over the years, Kirshnik Ball has achieved success as part of the Migos. He stirred controversy in 2017 when he refused to use an overhead storage bin in an airplane.

 9 
Kiari Cephus
(Rapper and Member of the Hip Hop Trio 'Migos')
Kiari Cephus
8
Birthdate: December 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Grammy-nominated artist Kiari Cephus, better known as Offset, is part of the hip-hop group Migos, which has delivered hits such as Versace. He has also invested in the e-sports brand FaZe Clan. Offset has also been in the news for reportedly cheating on his wife Cardi B.
 10 
Gladys Knight
(Singer-Songwriter)
Gladys Knight
6
Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 11 
2 Chainz
(Rapper Best Known for His Single ‘Duffle Bag Boy’)
2 Chainz
12
Birthdate: September 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo

2 Chainz is an American rapper, media personality, songwriter, and basketball player. One-half of the now-defunct hip hop duo Playaz Circle, 2 Chainz is credited with founding The Real University, his own independent record label. Also an entrepreneur, 2 Chainz owns Dabbing Sweaters, his own line of sweaters, and CEO Millionaires, a line of hoodies.

 12 
Kelly Rowland
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of One of the Best-Selling Girl Groups of All Time ‘Destiny's Child’)
Kelly Rowland
5
Birthdate: February 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Four-time Grammy-winning artist Kelly Rowland was part of the R&B group Destiny’s Child, along with Beyoncé. Kelly has also had a successful solo career and has starred in films such as Freddy vs. Jason. She has been a judge on The X Factor and a coach on The Voice

 13 
Alan Jackson
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Alan Jackson
4
Birthdate: October 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra

Singer and songwriter Alan Jackson is famous for popularizing the “neotraditional country” genre of music that has elements of traditional honky-tonk and mainstream country-pop sounds. Having sold over 75 million records worldwide, he is one of the best-selling music artists of all-time. In 2017, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

 14 
Jason Aldean
(Top-Selling Country Music Artist Known for Hit Singles like 'Why,' 'The Truth' and 'Dirt Road Anthem')
Jason Aldean
7
Birthdate: February 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces

Jason Aldean is an American singer and songwriter known for his work in the country music genre. One of the most decorated male country music singers of his generation, Aldean has many platinum-certified albums under his belt. Also a philanthropist, Aldean has raised nearly $4 million for cancer research and continues to work towards raising awareness about breast cancer research.

 15 
Thomas Rhett
(American Country Music Singer-Songwriter)
Thomas Rhett
6
Birthdate: March 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries

Country singer Thomas Rhett, son of singer Rhett Akins, has delivered countless chartbusting tracks such as Crash and Burn, Unforgettable, and It Goes Like This. The Grammy-nominated singer has also won honors such as the BMI Award, the Billboard Music Award, and the Academy of Country Music Award.

 16 
Jerry Reed
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Jerry Reed
7
Birthdate: March 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 1, 2008

Jerry Reed was an American guitarist, country music singer, songwriter, composer, and actor. He won three Grammy Awards and two Country Music Association awards during his illustrious career. In 2017, he was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Jerry Reed was also inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

 17 
Kandi Burruss
(Singer-songwriter)
Kandi Burruss
4
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 18 
Summer Walker
(Singer)
Summer Walker
4
Birthdate: April 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
 19 
Davido
(Singer-Songwriter)
Davido
8
Birthdate: November 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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.
 20 
Josh Kelley
(Famous for His Pop-Rock Hit Singles “Amazing” and “Only You”)
Josh Kelley
5
Birthdate: January 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 21 
Killer Mike
(American Rapper and Actor)
Killer Mike
5
Birthdate: April 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
 22 
Normani Hamilton
(Member of One of the Best-Selling Girl Groups of All Time 'Fifth Harmony')
Normani Hamilton
7
Birthdate: May 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini

Normani Hamilton is an American dancer and singer. Hamilton, who was part of the popular girl group Fifth Harmony, has won several awards, such as BMI Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards. Also a philanthropist, Hamilton has been involved with charities like the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Since 2017, she has been serving as a global ambassador for the American Cancer Society.

 23 
Sam Hunt
(Singer-songwriter)
Sam Hunt
4
Birthdate: December 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 24 
Monica
(Singer)
Monica
5
Birthdate: October 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 25 
Big Boi
(Rapper)
Big Boi
6
Birthdate: February 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 26 
Lil Jon
(Rapper)
Lil Jon
5
Birthdate: January 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Grammy-winning rapper and DJ Jonathan H. Smith, better known as Lil Jon, previously performed as the frontman of the group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz. He is considered a pioneer of crunk, a hip-hop sub-genre, and has scored Billboard-charting hits such as Cyclone, Yeah!, and Goodies
 27 
Jennifer Nettles
(Singer-Songwriter)
Jennifer Nettles
4
Birthdate: September 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 28 
Ma Rainey
(Street artist, Musician)
Ma Rainey
12
Birthdate: April 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 22, 1939
 29 
Quavo Marshall
(Rapper Known as The Co-Founder and Current Frontman of Hip Hop Trio 'Migos')
Quavo Marshall
0
Birthdate: April 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
 30 
Keri Hilson
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Album ‘In a Perfect World’)
Keri Hilson
4
Birthdate: December 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Keri Hilson is an American singer, vocal arranger, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She is known for writing songs for popular artists like Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears. She often creates music that glorifies love, sexual intimacy, and womanhood. Also a well-known philanthropist, Hilson has contributed to various charities and relief efforts for natural disasters.

 31 
Lauren Alaina
(Singer-songwriter)
Lauren Alaina
4
Birthdate: November 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 32 
Chris Robinson
(Musician)
Chris Robinson
4
Birthdate: December 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 33 
Rich Homie Quan
4
Birthdate: October 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 34 
Travis Tritt
(Singer-songwriter)
Travis Tritt
3
Birthdate: February 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Brantley Gilbert
(Singer-songwriter)
Brantley Gilbert
3
Birthdate: January 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 36 
Future (Rapper)
(One of the Most Influential Rappers of His Generation)
Future (Rapper)
2
Birthdate: November 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Future is an American rapper, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with founding a record label named Freebandz. Having released many gold-certified singles and albums, Future is a popular rapper and his music is often characterized as trap music.

 37 
Erika Jayne
(Singer)
Erika Jayne
4
Birthdate: July 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 38 
Chris Kelly
(Musical artist)
Chris Kelly
5
Birthdate: August 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 1, 2013
 39 
Rhett Akins
(Country singer and musician who released the 1996 #1 single "Don't Get Me Started.")
Rhett Akins
3
Birthdate: October 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
 40 
Laura Slade Wiggins
(Actress)
Laura Slade Wiggins
3
Birthdate: August 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 41 
Cole Swindell
(Singer)
Cole Swindell
3
Birthdate: June 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
 42 
Cat Power
(American singer-songwriter)
Cat Power
3
Birthdate: January 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 43 
Ray Stevens
(Singer)
Ray Stevens
3
Birthdate: January 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 44 
Mike Will Made It
(Music executive, Businessperson, Record producer, Composer)
Mike Will Made It
3
Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
 45 
Tyler Hubbard
(Musician)
Tyler Hubbard
5
Birthdate: January 31, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Tyler Hubbard is best known as part of the country music duo Florida Georgia Line, which also consists of music artist Brian Kelley. He has also released solo tracks. He and Kelley own the music publishing company Tree Vibez Music and the independent label Round Here Records.
 46 
Johnny Mercer
(Lyricist, songwriter,)
Johnny Mercer
3
Birthdate: November 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 25, 1976
 47 
Porter Robinson
(DJ)
Porter Robinson
3
Birthdate: July 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
 48 
Laura Jane Grace
(Musician)
Laura Jane Grace
4
Birthdate: November 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 49 
Dallas Austin
(Record producer)
Dallas Austin
3
Birthdate: December 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 50 
Devon Werkheiser
3
Birthdate: March 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)