Singers From Louisiana

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Louisiana has produced a number of Singers who have made it big. These include Jared Leto, Lil Wayne, Jerry Lee Lewis, NBA YoungBoy, JayDaYoungan and others.
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Lil Wayne
(One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time)
Lil Wayne
148
Birthdate: September 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra

Rapper, singer and songwriter, Lil Wayne, is said to be an influential hip hop artists of his generation. Initially he was a flagship artist of Cash Money Records and then went solo. His albums are hugely popular and he has sold more than 120 million records worldwide. He has served an eight-month jail sentence for criminal possession of a weapon.

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Louis Armstrong
(American Writer & Professor of Biochemistry Best Known for His Hard Science Fiction Novels)
Louis Armstrong
54
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
(Singer-Songwriter and One of the Most Influential Pianists of the 20th Century)
Jerry Lee Lewis
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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.
 4 
NBA YoungBoy
(Rapper Known for His Albums: 'Until Death Call My Name' and 'Top')
NBA YoungBoy
120
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.

 5 
Jared Leto
(Actor, Singer)
Jared Leto
11
Birthdate: December 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Jared Leto is one of the few method actors who remains completely in character while filming a particular project, even to the point of affecting his health. Also a singer-songwriter, he formed a band called Thirty Seconds to Mars, for which he serves as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is also known for his philanthropic activities.

 6 
Tim McGraw
(Country Music Singer - one of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Tim McGraw
11
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 
Kevin Gates
(Rapper)
Kevin Gates
95
Birthdate: February 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Kevin Gates is an American singer, rapper, and entrepreneur. He is best known for his debut studio album Islah, which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. Over the years, Kevin Gates has had many brushes with the law. He was first arrested at the age of 13 when he was found inside a stolen vehicle.

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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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Harry Connick Jr.
(American singer)
Harry Connick Jr.
8
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 
August Alsina
(Singer, Songwriter)
August Alsina
8
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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Torrence Hatch
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Birthdate: November 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Better known by his stage name Boosie Badazz, rapper, singer, and songwriter Torrence Hatch first became popular as a member of the hip hop collective, Concentration Camp, in the 1990s. In the ensuing years, he became a key figure in the Southern hip hop scene. His career has been marred by frequent legal hassles and drug issues.

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Hank Williams Jr.
(Country Music Singer, Musician and Son of Legendary Singer Hank Williams)
Hank Williams Jr.
10
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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Jon Batiste
(Musician)
Jon Batiste
6
Birthdate: November 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Fats Domino
(Singer-Songwriter, Pianist)
Fats Domino
6
Birthdate: February 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 24, 2017
 15 
Donna Douglas
(Best Know for Her Role as 'Elly May Clampett' in the TV Series 'The Beverly Hillbillies')
Donna Douglas
12
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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Trace Adkins
(Singer, Actor)
Trace Adkins
5
Birthdate: January 13, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Trace Adkins is an American country singer renowned for his bass-baritone singing voice. Adkins has recorded many studio albums that have received platinum or gold certification in the US. A multi-talented personality, Adkins also appears on TV and writes books; his autobiography was released in 2007. He is also a member of a non-profit organization called 'Sons of Confederate Veterans'.

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Master P
(Rapper)
Master P
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Birthdate: April 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
 18 
Romeo Miller
(Rapper and Actor Known for His Albums: ‘Lil' Romeo’, ‘Game Time’ and ‘Romeolan’)
Romeo Miller
11
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.

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Birdman
(Rapper and Member of the Hip-Hop Duo 'Big Tymers')
Birdman
17
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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Phil Anselmo
(Musician)
Phil Anselmo
3
Birthdate: June 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
 21 
Mahalia Jackson
(Singer, Television Personality)
Mahalia Jackson
8
Birthdate: October 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 27, 1972

Mahalia Jackson was an American singer. During her career, which spanned four decades, Jackson played a major role in popularizing gospel blues in black churches across the United States. Regarded as one of the 20th century's most influential vocalists, Mahalia Jackson is credited with inspiring rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and soul singing styles.

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Hunter Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)
Hunter Hayes
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Birthdate: September 9, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.
(Grammy Award-winning musician and singer-songwriter who incorporated jazz, blues, zydeco, and funk into his music)
Malcolm John Rebennack Jr.
4
Birthdate: November 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 6, 2019
 24 
Jay Electronica
(Rapper, Record producer)
Jay Electronica
8
Birthdate: September 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
 25 
Lead Belly
(Folk and blues singer)
Lead Belly
3
Birthdate: January 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 6, 1949
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Aaron Neville
(Singer & Musician)
Aaron Neville
5
Birthdate: January 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 27 
Louis Prima
(Singer-songwriter)
Louis Prima
3
Birthdate: December 7, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 24, 1978
 28 
Shannon Leto
(Musician)
Shannon Leto
3
Birthdate: March 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
 29 
Tristin Mays
(Actress)
Tristin Mays
3
Birthdate: June 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Mystikal
(Musician, Rapper, Singer)
Mystikal
7
Birthdate: September 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Laine Hardy
(Musical Artist)
Laine Hardy
3
Birthdate: September 12, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Luke James
(Singer-songwriter)
Luke James
10
Birthdate: June 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
 33 
Juvenile
(Rapper)
Juvenile
9
Birthdate: March 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
 34 
Mickey Gilley
3
Birthdate: March 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
 35 
Earl Holliman
5
Birthdate: September 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
 36 
JayDaYoungan
(Rapper)
JayDaYoungan
11
Birthdate: July 15, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 27, 2022
 37 
Lucinda Williams
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Guitarist)
Lucinda Williams
3
Birthdate: January 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 38 
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
(Singer, Composer, Guitarist)
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
3
Birthdate: June 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
 39 
Lil Fizz
(Rapper)
Lil Fizz
8
Birthdate: November 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 40 
Little Walter
(Guitarist, Street artist, Singer, Songwriter)
Little Walter
3
Birthdate: May 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 15, 1968
 41 
Silkk the Shocker
(Musician, Rapper)
Silkk the Shocker
6
Birthdate: June 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
 42 
Merry Clayton
(Gospel Singer Known for Her 1969 Duet with Mick Jagger on the Rolling Stones Song ‘Gimme Shelter')
Merry Clayton
5
Birthdate: December 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn

From losing her child due to a miscarriage following the recording of the song Gimme Shelter with The Rolling Stones, to getting her legs amputated after a car accident, singer-actor Merry Clayton has been through a lot. The renowned backing vocalist and gospel singer was also featured in an Oscar-winning documentary.

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C-Murder
(Rapper)
C-Murder
18
Birthdate: March 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
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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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Faron Young
(Singer-songwriter)
Faron Young
4
Birthdate: February 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 10, 1996
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Kitty Carlisle
(actor,singer, musician, opera singer)
Kitty Carlisle
3
Birthdate: September 3, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 17, 2007
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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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Sammy Kershaw
(Country Music Artist)
Sammy Kershaw
2
Birthdate: February 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
 49 
Fredo Bang
(Rapper)
Fredo Bang
4
Birthdate: March 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
 50 
B.G.
(Rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive actor)
B.G.
5
Birthdate: September 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo