Musicians From Georgia

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Georgia has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Kanye West, Little Richard, Young Thug, Ray Charles, Future (Rapper) and others.
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 1 
Ray Charles
(Singer-songwriter)
Ray Charles
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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.

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Little Richard
(Known for His Hit Single 'Long Tall Sally' & Regarded as the 'Architect of Rock and Roll')
Little Richard
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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 
Kanye West
(One of the Greatest and Most Influential Hip Hop Musicians of All Time)
Kanye West
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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.

 4 
Michael Stipe
(Singer-songwriter)
Michael Stipe
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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.

 5 
Lil Nas X
(First Gay Artist To Have #1 Record on Billboard Hot 100)
Lil Nas X
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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.

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Young Thug
(Rapper)
Young Thug
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Birthdate: August 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo

Rapper, singer, and songwriter, Young Thug, is considered to be one of the most influential rappers of his generation. Famous for his eccentric vocal style, he has inspired many others in the music industry. His debut studio album peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 and earned him international fame.

 7 
Kiari Cephus
(Rapper and Member of the Hip Hop Trio 'Migos')
Kiari Cephus
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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.
 8 
T.I.
(Rapper, Record Producer, and Actor Who is One of the Highest Selling Hip-Hop Artists of All Time)
T.I.
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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.

 9 
Luke Bryan
(Singer-Songwriter)
Luke Bryan
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Birthdate: July 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer

Luke Bryan is an American singer and songwriter. As a songwriter, Bryan has contributed to the success of songs recorded by musicians like Billy Currington and Travis Tritt. He is also an acclaimed singer with many prestigious awards under his belt. Also known for his philanthropic activities, Bryan has supported various charities, such as Red Cross and City of Hope.

 10 
André 3000
(Rapper)
André 3000
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Birthdate: May 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
 11 
Otis Redding
(Singer-songwriter)
Otis Redding
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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
 12 
2 Chainz
(Rapper Best Known for His Single ‘Duffle Bag Boy’)
2 Chainz
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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.

 13 
Gladys Knight
(Singer-Songwriter)
Gladys Knight
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Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
 14 
Jeff Daniels
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Birthdate: February 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces

Jeff Daniels is an American actor, playwright, and musician. Over the years, Daniels has played an influential role in the American entertainment business. In 1991, Daniels founded a not-for-profit organization called The Purple Rose Theatre Company, which offers an attractive apprenticeship program for youngsters looking for a career in theatre.

 15 
Kelly Rowland
(Singer-Songwriter and Member of One of the Best-Selling Girl Groups of All Time ‘Destiny's Child’)
Kelly Rowland
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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

 16 
Thomas Rhett
(American Country Music Singer-Songwriter)
Thomas Rhett
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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.

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Jason Aldean
(Top-Selling Country Music Artist Known for Hit Singles like 'Why,' 'The Truth' and 'Dirt Road Anthem')
Jason Aldean
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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.

 18 
Alan Jackson
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Alan Jackson
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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.

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Kandi Burruss
(Singer-songwriter)
Kandi Burruss
4
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
 20 
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.

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Summer Walker
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Birthdate: April 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
 22 
Davido
(Singer-Songwriter)
Davido
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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.
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Killer Mike
(Musician, Songwriter, Rapper, Singer)
Killer Mike
5
Birthdate: April 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
 24 
Josh Kelley
(Famous for His Pop-Rock Hit Singles “Amazing” and “Only You”)
Josh Kelley
4
Birthdate: January 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 25 
Sam Hunt
(Singer-songwriter)
Sam Hunt
4
Birthdate: December 8, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 26 
Monica
(Singer)
Monica
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Birthdate: October 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 27 
Normani Hamilton
(Member of One of the Best-Selling Girl Groups of All Time 'Fifth Harmony')
Normani Hamilton
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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.

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Erika Jayne
(Singer)
Erika Jayne
4
Birthdate: July 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Big Boi
(Rapper)
Big Boi
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Birthdate: February 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 30 
Jennifer Nettles
(Singer-Songwriter)
Jennifer Nettles
4
Birthdate: September 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Lil Jon
(Rapper)
Lil Jon
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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
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Lauren Alaina
(Singer-songwriter)
Lauren Alaina
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Birthdate: November 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 33 
Chris Robinson
(Musician)
Chris Robinson
4
Birthdate: December 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 34 
Keri Hilson
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Album ‘In a Perfect World’)
Keri Hilson
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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.

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 35 
Ma Rainey
(Street artist, Musician)
Ma Rainey
12
Birthdate: April 26, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 22, 1939
 36 
Chris Kelly
(Musical artist)
Chris Kelly
4
Birthdate: August 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 1, 2013
 37 
Rich Homie Quan
4
Birthdate: October 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
 38 
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
 39 
Travis Tritt
(Singer-songwriter)
Travis Tritt
3
Birthdate: February 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Brantley Gilbert
(Singer-songwriter)
Brantley Gilbert
3
Birthdate: January 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 41 
Mike Will Made It
(Music executive, Businessperson, Record producer, Composer)
Mike Will Made It
3
Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
 42 
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
 43 
Future (Rapper)
(One of the Most Influential Rappers of His Generation)
Future (Rapper)
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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.

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Laura Jane Grace
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Birthdate: November 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Cat Power
(American singer-songwriter)
Cat Power
3
Birthdate: January 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 46 
Halle Bailey
(Singer)
Halle Bailey
3
Birthdate: March 27, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
 47 
Ray Stevens
(Singer)
Ray Stevens
3
Birthdate: January 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Cole Swindell
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Birthdate: June 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
 49 
Laura Slade Wiggins
3
Birthdate: August 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
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Shawty Lo
(Rapper)
Shawty Lo
3
Birthdate: March 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 21, 2016