Musicians From Massachusetts

Massachusetts has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Donnie Wahlberg, Bo Burnham, James Taylor, Rob Zombie, Meghan Trainor and others.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
James Taylor
(Singer-Songwriter & Musician - One of the Best-Selling Artists of All Time)

James Taylor
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Birthdate: March 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces

Five-time Grammy Award-winning folk singer James Taylor is best known for his hits You've Got a Friend and Fire and Rain. One of Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, he has sold over 100 million records worldwide and has also won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Leonard Bernstein
(Composer Whose Best-Known Work is the Broadway Musical 'West Side Story')

Leonard Bernstein
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Birthdate: August 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 14, 1990

Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, music educator, conductor, pianist, author, and humanitarian. One of the most important cultural personalities of 20th century America, Bernstein influenced many generations of musicians. He is also credited with mentoring famous conductors like John Mauceri, Herbert Blomstedt, Alexander Frey, Marin Alsop, and Edo de Waart among many others.

 3 
Joe Perry
(Musician, Songwriter)

Joe Perry
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Birthdate: September 10, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo

 4 
Bo Burnham
(Comedian)

Bo Burnham
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Birthdate: August 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo

Comedian, musician, actor, and filmmaker Bo Burnham started his career as a YouTuber. The funny content he posted soon gained him attention and opened up more opportunities in the entertainment industry. Since then, he has released a few albums and has appeared in many TV shows. His first film as a director was released in 2018.

 5 
Meghan Trainor
(Singer-songwriter)

Meghan Trainor
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Birthdate: December 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Meghan Trainor is an American talent show judge and singer-songwriter. Trainor is credited with promoting body positivity through her music; her songs often have lyrical themes based on personal empowerment and body image. Also a well-known philanthropist, Meghan Trainor works closely with organizations, such as The American Cancer Society. She also takes an active part in several charity events.

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Rob Zombie
(Singer-songwriter)

Rob Zombie
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Birthdate: January 12, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn

The founding member of the popular heavy metal band White Zombie, Rob Zombie is an American singer-songwriter, voice actor, and filmmaker. Having incorporated horror and sci-fi themes into his music and lyrics from the beginning of his career, Zombie often entertains his audience visually in his live shows; he is credited with popularizing shock rock theatricality.

 7 
Donna Summer
(Singer-Songwriter)

Donna Summer
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Birthdate: December 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 17, 2012
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 8 
Dick Dale
(Guitarist)

Dick Dale
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Birthdate: May 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 16, 2019

 9 
Steven Van Zandt
(Musician, Actor)

Steven Van Zandt
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Birthdate: November 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Steven Van Zandt is an American singer, musician, songwriter, actor, producer, and activist. Steven is renowned for his association with E Street Band. As a member of the band, Steven was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Also known for his philanthropic efforts, Steven works with a nonprofit organization called Little Kids Rock.

 10 
Alicia Witt
(Actress)

Alicia Witt
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Birthdate: August 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo

 11 
Nicky Jam
(Best known for hits such as "X", "Travesuras", "En la Cama", "Te Busco")

Nicky Jam
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Birthdate: March 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces

Nicky Jam is an American singer, actor, and songwriter. Widely regarded as one of the musicians who helped shape the Latino urban music movement, Jam specializes in reggaeton and Latin trap. Although his career took a sharp decline in the mid-2000s, due to his struggles with substance abuse and legal issues, Jam bounced back with successful singles, such as Travesuras.

 12 
Linda Perry
(Famous songwriter for stars like Pink, Gwen Stefani, Courtney Love, Kelly Osbourne, and Christina Aguilera)

Linda Perry
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Birthdate: April 15, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries

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Amy Jo Johnson
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Birthdate: October 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra

Amy Jo Johnson is an American-Canadian filmmaker, actress, singer, and songwriter. Over the years, Johnson has been honored at several important film festivals including Long Island Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. A multi-talented personality, Amy Jo Johnson has also directed a couple of films like Tammy's Always Dying and The Space Between.

 14 
That Poppy
(American Singer-Songwriter)

That Poppy
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Birthdate: January 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 15 
Penn Jillette
(Magician)

Penn Jillette
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Birthdate: March 5, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces

 16 
Clairo
(Record Producer)

Clairo
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Birthdate: August 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Indie singer Clairo began posting songs on SoundCloud at age 13. She initially recorded covers and soared to fame with her viral track Pretty Girl, a song recorded for the Transgender Law Center, in 2017. Her single Sofia was a Billboard Hot 100-charter. She came out as bisexual on Twitter

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Scott Grimes
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Birthdate: July 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer

 18 
Al B. Sure!
(Singer-songwriter)

Al B. Sure!
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Birthdate: June 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini

 19 
Joey McIntyre
(Singer, Actor)

Joey McIntyre
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Birthdate: December 31, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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Ralph Tresvant
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Birthdate: May 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus

 21 
Myles Kennedy
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)

Myles Kennedy
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Birthdate: November 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 22 
Chick Corea
(Jazz musician, Composer)

Chick Corea
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Birthdate: June 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 9, 2021

 23 
Tony Levin
(Bassist, Blogger, Jazz musician)

Tony Levin
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Birthdate: June 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini

 24 
Ronnie DeVoe
(Singer)

Ronnie DeVoe
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Birthdate: November 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 25 
Sib Hashian
(Musician)

Sib Hashian
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Birthdate: August 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 22, 2017

 26 
Billy Squier
(Rock guitarist who released songs like "The Stroke," "Lonely Is the Night," and "My Kinda Lover.")

Billy Squier
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Birthdate: May 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus

 27 
Brad Delp
(Singer-songwriter)

Brad Delp
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Birthdate: June 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 9, 2007

 28 
Coi Leray
(Rapper whose music video for 'Huddy' was viewed more than half a million times on YouTube)

Coi Leray
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Birthdate: May 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus

 29 
Donnie Wahlberg
(Founding Member of The Boy Band 'New Kids on The Block')

Donnie Wahlberg
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Birthdate: August 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo

Donnie Wahlberg is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor. Popularly known as the bad boy of New Kids on the Block band, Wahlberg faced up to 20 years in prison after he was charged with arson for setting The Seelbach Hilton on fire. The charge was later reduced and eventually dropped after he agreed to appear in public-service videos.

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Susan Tedeschi
(Singer, Guitarist)

Susan Tedeschi
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Birthdate: November 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 31 
Paul Williams
(American composer)

Paul Williams
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Birthdate: September 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo

 32 
Gary Cherone
(Singer-songwriter)

Gary Cherone
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Birthdate: July 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Gary Cherone is best known as the former lead singer of the rock band Van Halen and the lead vocalist of the band Extreme. He has also formed the band Hurtsmile and has toured with SlipKid, a tribute to the English rock band The Who

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Black Francis
(Singer-songwriter)

Black Francis
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Birthdate: April 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries

 34 
Jack Frost
(Composer)

Jack Frost
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Birthdate: November 25, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 21, 1959
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 35 
Neil Cicierega
(Comedian)

Neil Cicierega
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Birthdate: August 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo

 36 
Adam Granduciel
(Guitarist)

Adam Granduciel
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Birthdate: February 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Guitarist Adam Granduciel is best known as the frontman and main songwriter of the indie rock band The War on Drugs. He was earlier part of Kurt Vile's backing band The Violators. He has also worked as a record producer for an album by the project Purling Hiss.

 37 
Alan Wilson
(singer, singer-songwriter, guitarist)

Alan Wilson
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Birthdate: July 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 3, 1970

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Jonathan Richman
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Birthdate: May 16, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus

 39 
Souleye
(Rapper, Musician)

Souleye
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Birthdate: May 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus

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Norman Greenbaum
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Birthdate: November 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 41 
Benzino
(Hip hop executive and performer who released his fourth album, The Antidote, in 2007)

Benzino
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Birthdate: July 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer

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Rebecca Pidgeon
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Birthdate: October 10, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra

 43 
Sully Erna
(Vocalist)

Sully Erna
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Birthdate: February 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Sully Erna is a singer-songwriter and musician. He is renowned as the vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Godsmack. He is a multi-instrumentalist and can play piano, harmonica, drums, percussion, and keyboard, among others. He also performs as a solo artist. He has made a few film and music video appearances as well.  

 44 
Amerie
(Singer-songwriter, author and actress)

Amerie
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Birthdate: January 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 45 
Danny Wood
(musician, singer)

Danny Wood
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Birthdate: May 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus

 46 
Sally Taylor
(singer)

Sally Taylor
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Birthdate: January 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 47 

Andrew McMahon
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Birthdate: September 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo

 48 
Fat Mike
(Musician)

Fat Mike
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Birthdate: January 31, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 49 
Spider One
(Singer-Songwriter)

Spider One
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Birthdate: August 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo

 50 
Mike Ness
(Musician)

Mike Ness
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Birthdate: April 3, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries