Musicians From Missouri

Missouri has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Eminem, Don Johnson, SZA, Chuck Berry, Akon 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 
Eminem
(Rapper, Songwriter)

Eminem
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Birthdate: October 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra

Amongst the biggest rappers of all time, Eminem gained worldwide popularity with the release of albums like The Slim Shady LP and The Marshall Mathers LP. His subsequent albums became huge successes further making him a bigger sensation and one of the bestselling music artists of all time. His fame greatly inspired other white rappers to succeed in popular music.

 2 
Chuck Berry
(Singer-songwriter)

Chuck Berry
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Birthdate: October 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry was an American singer-songwriter. Referred to as the Father of Rock and Roll, Berry is credited with pioneering rock and roll music. He is also credited with influencing the attitude with which the rock music lifestyle is usually associated. Also revered for his guitaring skills, Berry is often included in lists like the Greatest Artists of All Time.

 3 
Burt Bacharach
(Pianist, Composer, Songwriter)

Burt Bacharach
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Birthdate: May 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Legendary musician and songwriter Burt Bacharach teamed up with lyricist Hal David and created many popular songs from the 1950s to the 1980s, including countless Billboard charters. He has won six Grammys and three Academy Awards for his tracks, and most of his songs were sung by Dionne Warwick. 

 4 
Akon
(Solo R&B and Hip-Hop Artist to Hold Both No.1 & No.2 Position at Billboard Hot 100 Simultaneously Twice)

Akon
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Birthdate: April 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries

Akon is one of the most successful R&B, hip hop and rap singers in the world. His albums Trouble, Konvicted, Freedom, El Negreeto and Akonda have many chartbusters songs. He has also founded record labels Akonik Label Group, KonLive Distribution and Konvict Mizik. He courted controversy in 2007 for an onstage act involving simulated sex with a 15-year-old girl.

 5 
Taylor Momsen
(Actress & Frontwoman Of The Rock Band The Pretty Reckless)

Taylor Momsen
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Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo

Taylor Momsen is an American model, singer-songwriter, and former actress. She started her career as a child actress and became famous for playing Cindy Lou Who in the comedy film How the Grinch Stole Christmas. She then quit acting to focus on music; over the years, she has been contributing to the success of the rock band The Pretty Reckless.

 6 
Sheryl Crow
(Singer-songwriter)

Sheryl Crow
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Birthdate: February 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Sheryl Crow is an American musician, actress, and singer-songwriter. Over the years, Crow has contributed to several film soundtracks, including the iconic theme song for the popular James Bond movie Tomorrow Never Dies. After being diagnosed with intraductal carcinoma, a form of breast cancer, Sheryl Crow opened the Sheryl Crow Imaging Center by joining hands with her surgeon Kristi Funk.

 7 
Metro Boomin
(Record Producer)

Metro Boomin
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Birthdate: September 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Leland Tyler Wayne, better known as Metro Boomin, gained recognition for his recordings with artists such as 21 Savage, Ludacris, and Gucci Mane. He is also known for his Billboard-topping debut solo album, Not All Heroes Wear Capes. He owns the label Boominati Worldwide and is a four-time BET award-winner. 
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 8 
Tech N9ne
(Rapper)

Tech N9ne
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Birthdate: November 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Rapper Aaron Dontez Yates, better known as Tech N9ne, formed the record label Strange Music with Travis O'Guin. His stage name was inspired by a TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun gifted to him by rapper Black Walt. His music has been featured in video games, TV shows, and films.

 9 
Gene Clark
(Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer)

Gene Clark
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Birthdate: November 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 24, 1991

 10 
Michael McDonald
(Singer-Songwriter)

Michael McDonald
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Birthdate: February 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 11 
T Bone Burnett
(Singer-songwriter, Record Producer)

T Bone Burnett
3
Birthdate: January 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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Lucas Grabeel
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Birthdate: November 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Lucas Grabeel is best known as Ryan Evans from the High School Musical film franchise. Fans also loved him as Ethan Dalloway in the Halloweentown TV films. He has voice-acted in several animated projects, such as DreamWorks Dragons, has released an EP, and also owns a production house.

 13 
Sara Evans
(Singer-Songwriter)

Sara Evans
3
Birthdate: February 5, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 14 
Nathaniel Rateliff
(Singer-songwriter)

Nathaniel Rateliff
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Birthdate: October 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra

 15 

Don Johnson
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Birthdate: December 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

A well-known actor, singer, songwriter, producer, and director, Don Johnson is a man of many talents. Also a powerboat enthusiast, he competed at the 1988 Offshore World Cup, which was organized by the American Power Boat Association, and became the world champion.

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SZA
(Singer-songwriter)

SZA
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Birthdate: November 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Solána Imani Rowe, popularly known as SZA, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. While SZA's music incorporates elements of hip hop, soul, cloud rap, and chillwave, her songs revolve around themes of abandonment, nostalgia, and sexuality. A recipient of BMI Awards and NAACP Image Awards, SZA has also received nominations for an Academy Award and nine Grammy Awards.

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Joe Besser
(Comedian, Musician, Voice actor, Actor, Television actor)

Joe Besser
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Birthdate: August 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 1, 1988

 18 
Chingy
(Rapper, Musician, Actor, Singer, Television actor, Businessperson)

Chingy
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Birthdate: March 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces

 19 
Dallon Weekes
(Musician)

Dallon Weekes
3
Birthdate: May 4, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus

 20 
Chris Janson
(Singer-songwriter)

Chris Janson
3
Birthdate: April 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries

 21 
Comethazine
(Rapper)

Comethazine
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Birthdate: July 6, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer

 22 
Samantha Fish
(Singer-songwriter)

Samantha Fish
3
Birthdate: January 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 23 
Richard Fortus
(Guitarist)

Richard Fortus
3
Birthdate: November 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 24 

Matt Schulze
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Birthdate: July 3, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer

 25 
James Pankow
(Musician, Songwriter)

James Pankow
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Birthdate: August 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo

James Pankow is a songwriter, trombone player, and brass instrument player. He is best known as a founding member of the rock band Chicago. The son of a musician, he started playing the trombone while still in school. He later met fellow musician Walter Parazaider, with whom he founded Chicago. Pankow also often collaborates with the rock band Toto. 

 26 
Coleman Hawkins
(Saxophonist, Jazz musician)

Coleman Hawkins
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Birthdate: November 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 19, 1969

 27 
Kay Thompson
(Author)

Kay Thompson
2
Birthdate: November 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 2, 1998

 28 
Bob James
(keyboardist, music arranger, composer, pianist, jazz musician)

Bob James
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Birthdate: December 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 29 
Basil Poledouris
(Composer, Conductor, Musician, Film score composer)

Basil Poledouris
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Birthdate: August 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 8, 2006

 30 
Ben Webster
(Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician)

Ben Webster
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Birthdate: March 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 20, 1973

 31 
Clark Terry
(Composer, Trumpeter)

Clark Terry
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Birthdate: December 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 21, 2015

 32 
John Kander
(Composer)

John Kander
2
Birthdate: March 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces

 33 
James Gadson
(Drummer)

James Gadson
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Birthdate: June 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini

 34 
Oliver Nelson
(Saxophonist, Clarinetist)

Oliver Nelson
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Birthdate: June 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 28, 1975
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 35 
Herb Reed
(Musician)

Herb Reed
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Birthdate: August 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 4, 2012

 36 
Virgil Thomson
(Former Composer and critic who was instrumental in the development of the 'American Sound' in classical music)

Virgil Thomson
2
Birthdate: November 25, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 30, 1989

 37 
Keyon Harrold
(Trumpeter)

Keyon Harrold
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Birthdate: November 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio

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Melora Creager
1
Birthdate: March 25, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries

 39 
Bennie Moten
(Jazz pianist)

Bennie Moten
1
Birthdate: November 13, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 2, 1935

 40 
Pee Wee Russell
(Musician)

Pee Wee Russell
1
Birthdate: March 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 15, 1969

 41 
Frank Wess
(Saxophonist)

Frank Wess
1
Birthdate: January 4, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 30, 2013

 42 
Sarah Caldwell
(Opera conductor and producer)

Sarah Caldwell
1
Birthdate: March 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 23, 2006

 43 
Gus Giordano
(Choreographer)

Gus Giordano
1
Birthdate: July 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 9, 2008

 44 
Walter Page
(Former Jazz multi-instrumentalist best known for his groundbreaking work as a double bass player with Walter Page's Blue Devils and the Count Basie Orchestra)

Walter Page
1
Birthdate: February 9, 1900
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 20, 1957

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Henry Townsend
1
Birthdate: October 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 24, 2006

 46 

Wild Bill Davis
1
Birthdate: November 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: August 17, 1995

 47 
Hollie Stevens
(Pornographic actress, Model)

Hollie Stevens
0
Birthdate: January 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 3, 2012

 48 
Louis Horst
(Choreographer)

Louis Horst
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Birthdate: January 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 23, 1964

 49 
Bill Belzer
(Musician)

Bill Belzer
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Birthdate: November 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 50 
Yank Lawson
(Jazz trumpeter)

Yank Lawson
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Birthdate: May 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 18, 1995