Singers From Michigan

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Michigan has produced a number of Singers who have made it big. These include Lizzo, Anthony Kiedis, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Alice Cooper and others.
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 1 
Madonna
(The 'Queen of Pop' - The Best-Selling Female Music Artist of All Time)
Madonna
77
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.

 2 
Stevie Wonder
(Singer-Songwriter and Musician)
Stevie Wonder
67
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.

 3 
Diana Ross
(Lead Singer of 'the Supremes', the Best-Charting Female Group in History)
Diana Ross
65
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.

 4 
Bob Seger
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Bob Seger
18
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.

 5 
Smokey Robinson
(Ffounder and Front Man of the Motown Vocal Group 'The Miracles')
Smokey Robinson
32
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.

 6 
Iggy Pop
(Vocalist and Lyricist of Proto-Punk Band 'The Stooges')
Iggy Pop
23
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.

 7 
Alice Cooper
(Singer)
Alice Cooper
29
Birthdate: February 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Alice Cooper is a singer-songwriter. In his career, spanning more than five decades, Alice Cooper has earned the nickname The Godfather of Shock Rock for his ability to produce a theatrical brand of rock aimed at shocking audiences. He is also credited with helping to shape the look and sound of heavy metal. Cooper has influenced musicians like Rob Zombie.

 8 
Lizzo
(Rapper Know for Her Hit Songs "Good as Hell" "Truth Hurts" & "Juice")
Lizzo
128
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.
 9 
Glenn Frey
(Singer-songwriter)
Glenn Frey
20
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.

 10 
Kid Rock
(Singer-songwriter)
Kid Rock
10
Birthdate: January 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Robert James Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, started off as a DJ and rapper. His platinum-certified album Devil Without a Cause sold 14 million copies. A self-taught musician and instrumentalist, he loves collecting guns and is an ordained minister. His music blends country with hip hop, rock, and metal.
 11 
NF (Nathan John Feuerstein)
(Rapper Known for 6xPlatinum Certified Single 'Let You Down')
NF (Nathan John Feuerstein)
38
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 
Anthony Kiedis
(Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’)
Anthony Kiedis
13
Birthdate: November 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Red Hot Chili Peppers co-founder and vocalist Anthony Kiedis released 11 rock albums with his band, focusing on issues such as sex, drugs, and loss. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has struggled with drug issues but has been drug-free since 2000. His memoir, Scar Tissue, became a bestseller.

 13 
Jack White
(Lead Singer and Guitarist of the Duo 'The White Stripes')
Jack White
6
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.

 14 
Sonny Bono
(One-half of the Popular Singing Duo 'Sonny & Cher')
Sonny Bono
19
Birthdate: February 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 5, 1998
Sonny Bono formed the musical duo Sonny & Cher, with his second wife, Cher. They also starred in The Sonny and Cher Show. He also served as the mayor of Palm Springs and a congressman for California's 44th district. The Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act was named after him.
 15 
Ted Nugent
(Lead Guitarist and Occasional Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band “The Amboy Dukes”)
Ted Nugent
4
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.

 16 
Berry Gordy
(Record Executive)
Berry Gordy
17
Birthdate: November 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 17 
Jana Kramer
(Country Singer and Actress Known for Her Role as 'Alex Dupre' on the Television Series 'One Tree Hill')
Jana Kramer
4
Birthdate: December 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Jana Kramer is an American singer and actress who was adjudged Top New Female Artist at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards. A multi-talented personality, Kramer is also known for her skills as a dancer; she finished fourth after competing in the popular dance competition television series Dancing with the Stars in 2016.

 18 
Sufjan Stevens
(Singer-songwriter most famous for his Illinois album, which includes the hit Chicago)
Sufjan Stevens
4
Birthdate: July 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
 19 
Mike Posner
(Singer-songwriter, Record Producer)
Mike Posner
5
Birthdate: February 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 20 
Suzi Quatro
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Suzi Quatro
5
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
 21 
Tee Grizzley
(Rapper, Songwriter)
Tee Grizzley
15
Birthdate: March 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
 22 
Della Reese
(Known for Her 1959 Hit Single 'Don't You Know?' and Her Role in the TV Series 'Touched by an Angel')
Della Reese
6
Birthdate: July 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 19, 2017
Jazz and gospel singer and actor Della Reese, who was also an ordained minister, gained fame with tracks such as Don't You Know? and Some of her best-known films were Harlem Nights and A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. She played Tess in the series Touched by an Angel
 23 
Jackie Wilson
3
Birthdate: June 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 21, 1984
 24 
J Dilla
(Music producer)
J Dilla
10
Birthdate: February 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 10, 2006
 25 
Xzibit
(Rapper known for his third album, Restless was a certified platinum in the U.S)
Xzibit
7
Birthdate: September 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
 26 
Dej Loaf
(Rapper)
Dej Loaf
16
Birthdate: April 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
 27 
Jude Demorest
(Actress)
Jude Demorest
3
Birthdate: March 11, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
 28 
Bazzi
(Pop Singer-Songwrite Who Rose to Fame With His Song 'Mine')
Bazzi
5
Birthdate: August 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
 29 
Florence Ballard
3
Birthdate: June 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 22, 1976
 30 
Sixto Rodriguez
(Detroit-based folk musician who released little-heard but influential folk music in the 1970's.)
Sixto Rodriguez
4
Birthdate: July 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
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 31 
Algee Smith
(Actor, Singer)
Algee Smith
4
Birthdate: November 7, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 32 
Kash Doll
(Rapper)
Kash Doll
18
Birthdate: March 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
 33 
Royce da 5'9
(Rapper)
Royce da 5'9
20
Birthdate: July 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
 34 
El DeBarge
(Singer-songwriter)
El DeBarge
3
Birthdate: June 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
 35 
Ryan Destiny
(Singer, Actress)
Ryan Destiny
3
Birthdate: January 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 36 
Angel Haze
(Rapper)
Angel Haze
32
Birthdate: July 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
 37 
Del Shannon
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter, Guitarist, Musician)
Del Shannon
3
Birthdate: December 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 8, 1990
 38 
Uncle Kracker
(Singer-Songwriter)
Uncle Kracker
9
Birthdate: June 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
 39 
Danny Brown
(Rapper)
Danny Brown
16
Birthdate: March 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
 40 
James DeBarge
3
Birthdate: August 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
 41 
Jaime Ray Newman
3
Birthdate: April 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
 42 
Rob Paulsen
(Voice Actor)
Rob Paulsen
3
Birthdate: March 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
 43 
Violent J
(Rappers)
Violent J
7
Birthdate: April 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
 44 
Obie Trice
(Rappers)
Obie Trice
8
Birthdate: November 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 45 
CeCe Winans
(Musician, Singer)
CeCe Winans
5
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.

 46 
Grace Lee Whitney
3
Birthdate: April 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 1, 2015
 47 
Teairra Mari
(Singer-songwriter)
Teairra Mari
3
Birthdate: December 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 48 
Børns
(Singer-songwriter)
Børns
5
Birthdate: January 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 49 
Shamari Fears
3
Birthdate: February 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
 50 
Ray Parker Jr.
(Musician)
Ray Parker Jr.
3
Birthdate: May 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus