Musicians From Michigan

Michigan has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Glenn Frey, Iggy Pop, Ted Nugent and others.

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 1 Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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

Madonna
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 3 Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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 Berry Gordy

Berry Gordy
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Famous As: Record Executive
Birthdate: November 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 5 Meg White

Meg White
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Famous As: photographer, musician, actor, percussionist
Birthdate: December 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 6 Jack White

Jack White
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Famous As: Singer, Guitarist
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.

 7 J Dilla

J Dilla
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Famous As: Music producer
Birthdate: February 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 10, 2006
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 8 Diana Ross

Diana Ross
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Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: March 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries

With several prestigious honors, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, under her belt, Diana Ross is one of the most popular and influential singers of all time. In 1976, Billboard named her the Female Entertainer of the Century. She has influenced popular artists like Madonna, Beyoncé, and Michael Jackson.

 9 Lizzo

Lizzo
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 10 Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop
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Famous As: Singer
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.

 11 NF (Nathan John Feuerstein)

NF (Nathan John Feuerstein)
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Famous As: Rapper
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.

 12 Bob Seger

Bob Seger
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician
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.

 13 Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent
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Famous As: American singer
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.

 14 Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter most famous for his Illinois album, which includes the hit Chicago
Birthdate: July 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer

 15 Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem
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Famous As: Radio Jockey, Voice Actor
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.

 16 Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 17 Proof

Proof
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Famous As: musician, rapper, actor, songwriter
Birthdate: October 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 11, 2006

 18 Dej Loaf

Dej Loaf
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries

 19 Jude Demorest

Jude Demorest
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces

 20 Bazzi

Bazzi
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo

 21 Brian d'Arcy James

Brian d'Arcy James
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer

 22 Billy West

Billy West
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Famous As: Voice actor
Birthdate: April 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries

 23 Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini

 24 Bryan Greenberg

Bryan Greenberg
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Bryan Greenberg is best known as Ben Epstein from How to Make It in America and Jake Jagielski from One Tree Hill. His other notable projects include the series October Road and the movie Bride Wars. He had started with children's theater and had then moved on to commercials.

 25 Royce da 5'9

Royce da 5'9
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer

 26 Sixto Rodriguez

Sixto Rodriguez
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Famous As: Detroit-based folk musician who released little-heard but influential folk music in the 1970's.
Birthdate: July 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer

 27 Wayne Static

Wayne Static
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 1, 2014

 28 Danny Brown

Danny Brown
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces

 29 Uncle Kracker

Uncle Kracker
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini

 30 Del Shannon

Del Shannon
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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Musician
Birthdate: December 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 8, 1990

 31 Ron Carter

Ron Carter
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus

 32 El DeBarge

El DeBarge
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini

 33 Violent J

Violent J
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Famous As: Rappers
Birthdate: April 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus

 34 Obie Trice

Obie Trice
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Famous As: Rappers
Birthdate: November 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 35 Bill Haley

Bill Haley
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Famous As: Singer, bandleader, conductor,yodeler
Birthdate: July 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 9, 1981

 36 Børns

Børns
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 37 Teairra Mari

Teairra Mari
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 38 CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans
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Famous As: Musician, Singer
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.

 39 Alice Coltrane

Alice Coltrane
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 27, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 12, 2007

 40 Ryan Hurd

Ryan Hurd
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 41 Ray Parker Jr.

Ray Parker Jr.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus

 42 Mark Tremonti

Mark Tremonti
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Famous As: Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries

 43 Joe C.

Joe C.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 16, 2000

 44 Mark Farner

Mark Farner
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Famous As: Singer
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. 

 45 Gregg Alexander

Gregg Alexander
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus

 46 Shaggy 2 Dope

Shaggy 2 Dope
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra

 47 Don Was

Don Was
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo

 48 BeBe Winans

BeBe Winans
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Famous As: Musician
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.

 49 Adina Howard

Adina Howard
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 50 Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 4, 2013