Musicians From Louisiana

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Louisiana has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Jerry Lee Lewis, DJ Khaled, NBA YoungBoy, Louis Armstrong, Tim McGraw and others.
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Louis Armstrong
(American Writer & Professor of Biochemistry Best Known for His Hard Science Fiction Novels)
Louis Armstrong
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Birthdate: August 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 6, 1971

Louis Armstrong was an American trumpeter and singer who played an important role in the development of jazz. Thanks to his playing, trumpet became known as a solo instrument and jazz, which was previously known as a collectively improvised folk music, became a soloist's art form. Not surprisingly, Louis Armstrong is widely accepted as the embodiment of jazz. 

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Jerry Lee Lewis
(One of the Most Influential Pianists of the 20th Century)
Jerry Lee Lewis
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Birthdate: September 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 28, 2022
Four-time Grammy-winner Jerry Lee Lewis, nicknamed “The Killer,” is best known for his track Great Balls of Fire. A controversy surrounding his marriage to his 13-year-old cousin Myra destroyed his career. Named to Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, he was also part of the Million Dollar Quartet.
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Fats Domino
(Singer-Songwriter, Pianist)
Fats Domino
7
Birthdate: February 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 24, 2017
 4 
Buddy Guy
(American Blues Musician Who Was a Prolific Performer from 1950s Until Well Into 21st Century)
Buddy Guy
3
Birthdate: July 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
 5 
NBA YoungBoy
(Rapper Known for His Albums: 'Until Death Call My Name' and 'Top')
NBA YoungBoy
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Birthdate: October 20, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra

NBA YoungBoy is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. He garnered a cult following between 2015 and 2017, during which he released eight successful, independent mixtapes. Rated highly among America's most controversial rappers, NBA YoungBoy has been arrested on a couple of occasions for charges, including attempted first degree murder.

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Tim McGraw
(Country Music Singer - one of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Tim McGraw
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Birthdate: May 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
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.
 7 
DJ Khaled
(DJ and Record Producer Known for His Album 'We the Best Forever' and Single 'I'm on One')
DJ Khaled
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Birthdate: November 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Founder of We the Best Music Group record label, DJ Khaled is an internationally acclaimed DJ and record producer. He has won prestigious awards, such as the Grammy and American Music Award. Apart from music, Khaled is also known for his acting and writing skills; his book, The Keys, was named in New York Times Best Seller list.

 8 
Master P
(Rapper)
Master P
7
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
 9 
Harry Connick Jr.
(American singer)
Harry Connick Jr.
7
Birthdate: September 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo

Grammy-winning singer-actor Harry Connick Jr. was born to a lawyer mother and an attorney father, who also owned a record store. He mastered the piano as a child and formed his first jazz band at 10. He later soared to fame with the multi-platinum soundtrack of When Harry Met Sally...

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Lauren Daigle
(Contemporary Christian Music Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her Album 'How Can It Be')
Lauren Daigle
5
Birthdate: September 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo

Lauren Daigle is an American singer and songwriter who predominantly works with contemporary Christian music. Thanks to the success of her albums, such as How Can It Be and Look Up Child, Lauren Daigle is credited with popularizing contemporary Christian music among youngsters and children.

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Hank Williams Jr.
(Country Music Singer, Musician and Son of Legendary Singer Hank Williams)
Hank Williams Jr.
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Birthdate: May 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini

Hank Williams Jr. is a musician and singer-songwriter. Although he initially gained fame for imitating his father Hank Williams' style, he later established his own style, winning several awards like Grammy Awards. In 2017, he was included in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time list. In 2020, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  

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Lucinda Williams
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist)
Lucinda Williams
4
Birthdate: January 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Jon Batiste
(Musician)
Jon Batiste
5
Birthdate: November 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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August Alsina
(Singer, Songwriter)
August Alsina
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Birthdate: September 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo

A singer-songwriter whose music generally falls into the Alternative R&B category, August Alsina is a young man who is applauded not just for his musical talents but also for his zest for life. He suffers from an autoimmune disease that attacks his liver, and he is constantly fighting to live a normal life.

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Birdman
(Rapper and Member of the Hip-Hop Duo 'Big Tymers')
Birdman
5
Birthdate: February 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Rapper Birdman, also known as Baby, co-founded Cash Money Records and later merged it with his protegé Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment, to form YMCMB. Birdman also formed the hip-hop duo Big Tymers and the supergroup Rich Gang. He previously owned an oil business and launched a clothing line.
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Randy Jackson
(Bassist)
Randy Jackson
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Birthdate: June 23, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Randy Jackson started his career playing bass guitar for various artists, He then started his stint as a producer with Columbia and MCA Records. He is best known for his appearance as a judge on American Idol. He has also been the executive producer of America's Best Dance Crew.
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Donna Douglas
(Best Know for Her Role as 'Elly May Clampett' in the TV Series 'The Beverly Hillbillies')
Donna Douglas
5
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 1, 2015
Donna Douglas is best known as Elly May Clampett from the sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. After retiring from acting, she juggled with a number of careers, becoming a real-estate agent, a motivational speaker, and a gospel singer. She has also written a Bible-themed children’s book and a cookbook.
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Phil Anselmo
(Musician)
Phil Anselmo
4
Birthdate: June 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
 19 
Allen Toussaint
(Singer, Composer, Jazz musician, Record producer, Pianist, Songwriter)
Allen Toussaint
3
Birthdate: January 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 9, 2015
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Jay Electronica
(Rapper, Record producer)
Jay Electronica
4
Birthdate: September 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
 21 
Hunter Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)
Hunter Hayes
5
Birthdate: September 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Aaron Neville
(Singer & Musician)
Aaron Neville
3
Birthdate: January 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Lead Belly
(Folk and blues singer)
Lead Belly
3
Birthdate: January 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 6, 1949
 24 
Luke James
(Singer-songwriter)
Luke James
3
Birthdate: June 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
 25 
Louis Prima
(Singer-songwriter)
Louis Prima
3
Birthdate: December 7, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 24, 1978
 26 
Shannon Leto
(Musician)
Shannon Leto
4
Birthdate: March 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
 27 
Laine Hardy
(Musical Artist)
Laine Hardy
3
Birthdate: September 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Wynton Marsalis
(Trumpeter)
Wynton Marsalis
3
Birthdate: October 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
 29 
Mystikal
(Musician, Rapper, Singer)
Mystikal
3
Birthdate: September 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
 30 
John L. Nelson
(Musician)
John L. Nelson
3
Birthdate: June 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 25, 2001
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Mickey Gilley
4
Birthdate: March 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd
(Singer, Composer, Guitarist)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
3
Birthdate: June 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
 33 
Little Walter
(Guitarist, Street artist, Singer, Songwriter)
Little Walter
3
Birthdate: May 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 15, 1968
 34 
Earl Palmer
(American drummer)
Earl Palmer
2
Birthdate: October 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 19, 2008
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Jelly Roll Morton
(Pianist, Bandleader, Composer, Conductor, Jazz musician)
Jelly Roll Morton
3
Birthdate: October 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 10, 1941
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D. J. Fontana
(Musician, Drummer)
D. J. Fontana
2
Birthdate: March 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Silkk the Shocker
(Musician, Rapper)
Silkk the Shocker
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Birthdate: June 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Jeff Mangum
(Founder, Songwriter, Vocalist and Guitarist of 'Neutral Milk Hotel')
Jeff Mangum
3
Birthdate: October 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Sammy Kershaw
(Country Music Artist)
Sammy Kershaw
3
Birthdate: February 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Branford Marsalis
(Saxophonist primarily known for his work in jazz as the leader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet)
Branford Marsalis
3
Birthdate: August 26, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Faron Young
(Singer-songwriter)
Faron Young
3
Birthdate: February 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 10, 1996
 42 
Tony Joe White
(Singer-songwriter)
Tony Joe White
3
Birthdate: July 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 24, 2018
 43 
Trombone Shorty
(Musician)
Trombone Shorty
3
Birthdate: January 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 44 
Van Cliburn
(American pianist)
Van Cliburn
3
Birthdate: July 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 27, 2013
 45 
Buddy Bolden
(Musical Artist)
Buddy Bolden
3
Birthdate: September 6, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 4, 1931
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Keith Thibodeaux
2
Birthdate: December 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Mike Murdock
(Contemporary Christian Singer-Songwriter, Televangelist and Pastor of the Wisdom Center Ministry)
Mike Murdock
2
Birthdate: April 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries

Mike Murdock had delivered his first sermon at age 8 and begun full-time evangelism at 19. The author of bestsellers such as Wisdom for Winning and Dream-Seeds, he has also writte the Topical Bible series and released gospel tracks. His show Wisdom Keys with Mike Murdock has been a hit.

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Mia X
(Rapper)
Mia X
2
Birthdate: January 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Al Hirt
(Trumpeter)
Al Hirt
2
Birthdate: November 7, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 27, 1999
 50 
Rico Love
(Singer-songwriter)
Rico Love
2
Birthdate: December 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius