Musicians From Louisiana

Louisiana has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include August Alsina, Tim McGraw, NBA YoungBoy, Louis Armstrong, DJ Khaled and others.

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 1 Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong
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Famous As: Trumpeter
Birthdate: July 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
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. 

 2 Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 29, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
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.

 3 Fats Domino

Fats Domino
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter, Pianist
Birthdate: February 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 24, 2017

 4 Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy
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Birthdate: July 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo

 5 NBA YoungBoy

NBA YoungBoy
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Rapper
Birthdate: October 20, 1998
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.

 6 Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw
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Famous As: Singer
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 Khaled
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Famous As: Disc Jockey
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.

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 8 Master P

Master P
6
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus

 9 Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr.
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Famous As: American singer
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...

 10 Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams
4
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: January 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 11 Lauren Daigle

Lauren Daigle
5
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 12 Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams Jr.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.  

 13 Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 14 August Alsina

August Alsina
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
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.

 15 Birdman

Birdman
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Famous As: Rapper
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.

 16 Donna Douglas

Donna Douglas
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 17 Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson
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Famous As: Bassist
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.

 18 Romeo Miller

Romeo Miller
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo

Romeo Miller soared to fame with the single My Baby and his Billboard 200-charting album Lil' Romeo. He also worked on the soundtrack of the movie God's Gift. In 2007, he accepted a basketball scholarship from the USC Trojans. He had his own show and has starred in films, too.

 19 Allen Toussaint

Allen Toussaint
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Jazz musician, Record producer, Pianist, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 9, 2015

 20 Phil Anselmo

Phil Anselmo
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer

 21 Jay Electronica

Jay Electronica
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Famous As: Rapper, Record producer
Birthdate: September 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo

 22 Hunter Hayes

Hunter Hayes
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo

 23 Aaron Neville

Aaron Neville
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Famous As: Singer & Musician
Birthdate: January 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 24 Lead Belly

Lead Belly
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Famous As: Folk and blues singer
Birthdate: January 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 6, 1949

 25 Luke James

Luke James
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini

 26 Louis Prima

Louis Prima
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 7, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 24, 1978

 27 Shannon Leto

Shannon Leto
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces

 28 Shane West

Shane West
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Shane West is best known as Eli Sammler from Once and Again and Dr. Ray Barnett from ER. Audiences also loved him as Landon Carter in A Walk to Remember and as Bane in Gotham. He has also been part of bands such as the Germs and the Twilight Creeps.

 29 Laine Hardy

Laine Hardy
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Famous As: Musical Artist
Birthdate: September 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo

 30 Mystikal

Mystikal
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Famous As: Musician, Rapper, Singer
Birthdate: September 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo

 31 Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis
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Famous As: Trumpeter
Birthdate: October 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra

 32 Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Kenny Wayne Shepherd
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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Guitarist
Birthdate: June 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini

 33 Little Walter

Little Walter
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Famous As: Guitarist, Street artist, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 15, 1968

 34 Mickey Gilley

Mickey Gilley
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
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 35 John L. Nelson

John L. Nelson
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 29, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 25, 2001

 36 Silkk the Shocker

Silkk the Shocker
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Famous As: Musician, Rapper
Birthdate: June 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini

 37 Jelly Roll Morton

Jelly Roll Morton
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Famous As: Pianist, Bandleader, Composer, Conductor, Jazz musician
Birthdate: October 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 10, 1941

 38 D. J. Fontana

D. J. Fontana
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Famous As: Musician, Drummer
Birthdate: March 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces

 39 Earl Palmer

Earl Palmer
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Famous As: American drummer
Birthdate: October 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 19, 2008

 40 Jeff Mangum

Jeff Mangum
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Famous As: Founder, Songwriter, Vocalist and Guitarist of 'Neutral Milk Hotel'
Birthdate: October 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 41 Sammy Kershaw

Sammy Kershaw
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Famous As: Country Music Artist
Birthdate: February 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces

 42 Faron Young

Faron Young
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 10, 1996

 43 Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis
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Famous As: Saxophonist primarily known for his work in jazz as the leader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet
Birthdate: August 26, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo

 44 Tony Joe White

Tony Joe White
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 24, 2018

 45 Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 46 Buddy Bolden

Buddy Bolden
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Famous As: Musical Artist
Birthdate: September 6, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 4, 1931

 47 Van Cliburn

Van Cliburn
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Famous As: American pianist
Birthdate: July 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 27, 2013

 48 Keith Thibodeaux

Keith Thibodeaux
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 49 Mia X

Mia X
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 50 Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces