Musicians From Michigan

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Michigan has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Lizzo, Jack White, Stevie Wonder, Iggy Pop, Glenn Frey and others.
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 1 
Stevie Wonder
(Singer-Songwriter and Musician)
Stevie Wonder
32
Birthdate: May 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus

American singer and songwriter, Stevie Wonder, is one of most influential and the best-selling musicians of all time. That Girl, Gotta Have You, I Just Called to Say I Love You, Part-Time Lover and Happy Birthday are some of his chartbuster songs. He has won many awards and accolades, including 25 Grammy Awards.

 2 
Madonna
(The 'Queen of Pop' - The Best-Selling Female Music Artist of All Time)
Madonna
27
Birthdate: August 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo

Often called the Queen of Pop, Madonna is considered one of the most popular and influential personalities in popular culture. Having sold more than 300 million records, she is the best-selling female musician of all time. Often featured in lists like the Greatest Artists of All Time, Madonna serves as an inspiration to many musicians, singers, and songwriters.

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Smokey Robinson
(Ffounder and Front Man of the Motown Vocal Group 'The Miracles')
Smokey Robinson
10
Birthdate: February 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces

Singer, songwriter, and record producer, Smokey Robinson, first gained fame as the founder and frontman of the vocal group, The Miracles, in the 1950s. He embarked on an equally successful solo career after leaving the group. He is the recipient of many awards, including the prestigious Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement.

 4 
Jack White
(Lead Singer and Guitarist of the Duo 'The White Stripes')
Jack White
17
Birthdate: July 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer

The White Stripes guitarist and vocalist Jack White had begun playing drums at 6. He made it to Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list. With 12 Grammys, he is now considered one of the main forces in the revival of the garage rock genre in the 2000s.

 5 
Meg White
(photographer, musician, actor, percussionist)
Meg White
8
Birthdate: December 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 6 
Berry Gordy
(Record Executive)
Berry Gordy
7
Birthdate: November 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 7 
Lizzo
(Rapper Know for Her Hit Songs "Good as Hell" "Truth Hurts" & "Juice")
Lizzo
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Birthdate: April 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Three-time Grammy-winning rap and hip-hop sensation Lizzo is also a queer and body-positivity icon. She began singing with groups such as The Chalice and Grrrl Prty, and graced the Billboard 200 with the album Cuz I Love You. Time’s 2019 Entertainer of the Year, Lizzo is also a talented flute-player.
 8 
J Dilla
(Music producer)
J Dilla
6
Birthdate: February 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 10, 2006
 9 
Iggy Pop
(Vocalist and Lyricist of Proto-Punk Band 'The Stooges')
Iggy Pop
4
Birthdate: April 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus

Iggy Pop is an American singer-songwriter, actor, musician, and record producer. Nicknamed the Godfather of Punk, Iggy Pop was an important member of the proto-punk band Iggy and the Stooges. One of the first singers to perform stage-dive, Pop is credited with popularizing the activity. A culture icon, Iggy Pop has had a major influence on musicians of various genres.

 10 
NF (Nathan John Feuerstein)
(Rapper Known for 6xPlatinum Certified Single 'Let You Down')
NF (Nathan John Feuerstein)
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Birthdate: March 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Rapper Nathan John Feuerstein, or NF (stylized as ИF), gained fame in the niche genre of Christian hip-hop. His albums Perception and The Search both charted on the Billboard 200. His single Let You Down was certified triple-platinum. His style has been influenced by the music of Eminem.
 11 
Bob Seger
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Bob Seger
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Birthdate: May 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus

Singer, songwriter, and musician, Bob Seger, first gained fame in the 1960s as a heartland rock artist. Known for his classic raspy and powerful voice, he recorded many songs that dealt with themes like love and women. With worldwide sales of more than 75 million records, he is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

 12 
Ted Nugent
(Lead Guitarist and Occasional Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band “The Amboy Dukes”)
Ted Nugent
6
Birthdate: December 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Rock guitarist Ted Nugent initially gained fame with the band The Amboy Dukes. He has also had a successful solo career, with hits such as Cat Scratch Fever. He was also part of the supergroup Damn Yankees. A National Rifle Association board member, he supports hunting and gun ownership.

 13 
Casey Kasem
(First Actor to Voice Norville "Shaggy" Rogers in the 'Scooby-Doo' Franchise )
Casey Kasem
5
Birthdate: April 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 15, 2014
Legendary RJ and voice actor Casey Kasem is remembered as the host of several hit radio countdown shows, most notably American Top 40. He had also voiced countless characters in animated children’s programs, such as Shaggy in the Scooby-Doo franchise. He was a vegan and took interest in American politics.
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Sufjan Stevens
(Singer-songwriter most famous for his Illinois album, which includes the hit Chicago)
Sufjan Stevens
5
Birthdate: July 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
 15 
Glenn Frey
(Singer-songwriter)
Glenn Frey
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Birthdate: November 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 18, 2016

American singer, songwriter and vocalist, Glen Frey was the co-founder of the extremely famous rock band of the 1970s—Eagles. The band delivered hit albums like Hotel California before disbanding after a decade. The six time Grammy award winner then enjoyed a successful solo career with hit songs like Smuggler’s Blues and The Heat Is On before re-joining his band.

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Proof
(musician, rapper, actor, songwriter)
Proof
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Birthdate: October 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 11, 2006
 17 
Suzi Quatro
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Suzi Quatro
10
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
 18 
Billy West
(Voice actor)
Billy West
4
Birthdate: April 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
 19 
Dej Loaf
(Rapper)
Dej Loaf
4
Birthdate: April 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
 20 
Brian d'Arcy James
4
Birthdate: June 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
 21 
Bazzi
(Pop Singer-Songwrite Who Rose to Fame With His Song 'Mine')
Bazzi
5
Birthdate: August 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
 22 
Jude Demorest
(Actress)
Jude Demorest
5
Birthdate: March 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
 23 
Royce da 5'9
(Rapper)
Royce da 5'9
3
Birthdate: July 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
 24 
Sixto Rodriguez
(Detroit-based folk musician who released little-heard but influential folk music in the 1970's.)
Sixto Rodriguez
3
Birthdate: July 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
 25 
Danny Brown
(Rapper)
Danny Brown
3
Birthdate: March 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
 26 
Ron Carter
(Musician)
Ron Carter
2
Birthdate: May 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
 27 
El DeBarge
(Singer-songwriter)
El DeBarge
4
Birthdate: June 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
 28 
Uncle Kracker
(Singer-Songwriter)
Uncle Kracker
4
Birthdate: June 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
 29 
Del Shannon
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Musician)
Del Shannon
4
Birthdate: December 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 8, 1990
 30 
David Patrick Kelly
3
Birthdate: January 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 31 
Bob Eubanks
3
Birthdate: January 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 32 
Violent J
(Rappers)
Violent J
3
Birthdate: April 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
 33 
Obie Trice
(Rappers)
Obie Trice
3
Birthdate: November 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 34 
Alice Coltrane
(Musician)
Alice Coltrane
3
Birthdate: August 27, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 12, 2007
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Bill Haley
(Singer, bandleader, conductor,yodeler)
Bill Haley
3
Birthdate: July 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 9, 1981
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Wayne Static
(Musician)
Wayne Static
4
Birthdate: November 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 1, 2014
 37 
CeCe Winans
(Musician, Singer)
CeCe Winans
3
Birthdate: October 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra

Born to a gospel singer father, CeCe Winans and her nine siblings would often sing at church events. The 12-time Grammy-winning artist soared to fame with her debut solo album, Alone in His Presence. She is also known for her collaborative tracks with her brother BeBe and her friend Whitney Houston.

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Ray Parker Jr.
(Musician)
Ray Parker Jr.
3
Birthdate: May 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
 39 
Teairra Mari
(Singer-songwriter)
Teairra Mari
4
Birthdate: December 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 40 
Børns
(Singer-songwriter)
Børns
4
Birthdate: January 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Ryan Hurd
(Singer-songwriter)
Ryan Hurd
3
Birthdate: November 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 42 
Mark Tremonti
(Musician, Guitarist)
Mark Tremonti
3
Birthdate: April 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
 43 
Mark Farner
(Lead Singer and Lead Guitarist for the Rock Band 'Grand Funk Railroad')
Mark Farner
3
Birthdate: September 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra

Mark Farner is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as the frontman and lead guitarist for the band Grand Funk Railroad. He has also collaborated with numerous prominent musicians, including Terry Knight, Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, and Dave Mason. Later in his career, he reinvented himself as a contemporary Christian musician. 

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Gregg Alexander
(Songwriter)
Gregg Alexander
3
Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Shaggy 2 Dope
4
Birthdate: October 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
 46 
BeBe Winans
(Gospel and R&B Singer and Member of the Noted 'Winans Family')
BeBe Winans
3
Birthdate: September 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo

Best known for his collaborative work with his sister CeCe, BeBe Winans is a Grammy-winning gospel and R&B singer. He is also known for his chartbusting solo tracks such as In Harm's Way and I Wanna Be the Only One. He also released a memoir on close friend Whitney Houston.

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Don Was
(Musician)
Don Was
3
Birthdate: September 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
 48 
Donald Byrd
(Musician)
Donald Byrd
2
Birthdate: December 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 4, 2013
 49 
Adina Howard
(Singer-songwriter)
Adina Howard
2
Birthdate: November 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Joe C.
(Rapper)
Joe C.
3
Birthdate: November 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 16, 2000