Musicians From New Jersey

New Jersey has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Frank Sinatra, Halsey, Queen Latifah, Bruce Springsteen, Ice-T 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 Paul Simon

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra

One half of the popular musical duo Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon is a singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest guitarists and songwriters of all time. His career, which has spanned more than 60 years, has been so influential that Time named him among the 100 People Who Shaped the World in 2006.

 2 Frank Sinatra

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Famous As: Singer and Actor
Birthdate: December 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 14, 1998

Amongst the most popular singers of the 20th century and one of the bestselling artists of all time, Frank Sinatra began his musical career singing with bands and later established his successful solo career with albums like The Voice of Frank Sinatra. Also an award winning actor, he featured in movies like From Here to Eternity and The Manchurian Candidate.

 3 Queen Latifah

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces

Queen Latifah is an American musician and actress whose song U.N.I.T.Y. played a major role in raising awareness about women's rights worldwide. Dubbed Queen of Jazz-Rap, Latifah has influenced several soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists like Remy Ma, Lil' Kim, Ivy Queen, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, and Eve among other artists. As an actress, Latifah has won several prestigious awards.

 4 Donald Fagen

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist
Birthdate: January 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 5 Jon Bon Jovi

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Birthdate: March 2, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces

Known as the iconic founder of the popular rock band Bon Jovi, Jon Bon Jovi is a record producer and singer-songwriter. In 2012, he was named in Billboard magazine's The Most Powerful and Influential People In The Music Business list. Also a well-known philanthropist, he founded the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation in an attempt to eradicate poverty and homelessness.

 6 Gerard Way

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries

Best known as the co-founder of the rock band, My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way is a popular singer and songwriter. Also a famous comic book writer, Gerard Way co-founded DC's Young Animal imprint and wrote the Eisner Award-winning book series ,The Umbrella Academy. After struggling with prescription drug addiction and alcoholism, he has been maintaining sobriety for many years now.

 7 Frankie Muniz

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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 8 Ricky Nelson

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 31, 1985

Ricky Nelson was an American pop pioneer, rock & roll star, and singer-songwriter. After establishing himself as a top teen idol during the 1950s, Ricky Nelson went on to release several chartbusting songs. He achieved great popularity and was ranked 91st on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.

 9 Russ

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Famous As: Hip-hop Artist
Birthdate: September 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Rapper Russell James Vitale, better known as Russ, soared to fame with his Billboard-charting tracks What They Want and Best on Earth. He is also part of an Atlanta-based indie music collective named Diemon. Following a controversial tweet in 2017, he became the center of the “fuck Russ” viral meme.

 10 Bruce Springsteen

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra

Considered one of the greatest rock stars, Bruce Springsteen’s catalogue of songs over many decades is unparalleled. His fame skyrocketed in 1975 after the release of his third album, Born to Run, and it reached dizzying heights with his seventh album, Born in the USA, in 1984. He was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

 11 Pete Burns

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Famous As: Singer, Composer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: August 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 23, 2016

 12 Halsey

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra

Halsey is an American singer and songwriter. She serves as an inspiration to several aspiring singers as she became a professional singer after posting self-released music on the internet. In 2020, she was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list. Also an activist, Halsey has been involved in racial justice protests and suicide prevention programs.

 13 Max Weinberg

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Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: April 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries

 14 Zakk Wylde

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Zakk Wylde is best known for his stint as the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne. He is also the founder, lead singer, and lead guitarist of the heavy metal band Black Label Society. He started playing guitar as a child and was already performing in bands in his teens. He also sells custom guitars and amplifiers.

 15 Patti Scialfa

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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Birthdate: July 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo

Patti Scialfa is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter. The wife of popular musician Bruce Springsteen, Scialfa has been an important member of Springsteen's primary backing band, E Street Band, since 1984. As a member of the band, Patti Scialfa became an inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

 16 Redman

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries

 17 Glenn Danzig

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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist, Songwriter
Birthdate: June 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer

 18 Rotimi

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 19 Tommy DeVito

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Famous As: singer, musician, guitarist
Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini

 20 Clint Black

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Clint Black is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, musician, country music singer, songwriter, and actor. He is credited with founding a record label named Equity Music Group in 2003. Over the years, he has won many awards, including five Academy of Country Music awards and two Country Music Association awards.

 21 Ice-T

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Rapper, singer, songwriter, musician, and actor, Ice-T is known for his fusion music that combines elements of rock and hip hop. Beginning his career as an underground rapper in the 1980s, he went on to release many albums that were commercially and critically successful. He is also an actor and voice actor.

 22 Bill Evans

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Birthdate: August 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 15, 1980

Bill Evans was an American composer and jazz pianist. Many of his compositions and other works continue to influence jazz pianists and are played and recorded by several artists. His work has influenced players like Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Steve Kuhn, and Michel Petrucciani among many other musicians. Evans is an inductee of the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame.

 23 Kevin Jonas

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Musician, singer, and songwriter Kevin Jonas rose to fame as a member of the pop-rock band, the Jonas Brothers, with his younger brothers, Joe and Nick. Also an actor, he has appeared in many Disney Channel productions. He is involved in business ventures as well and is the founder of a construction company, JonasWerner.

 24 Tom Verlaine

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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Songwriter
Birthdate: December 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 25 Bea Miller

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actress
Birthdate: February 7, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 26 Dan Avidan

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces

 27 Jack Antonoff

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries

 28 Jake Weary

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 29 070 Shake

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Famous As: Hip-hop artist
Birthdate: June 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini

 30 Count Basie

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Famous As: pianist, bandleader, conductor, composer
Birthdate: August 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 26, 1984

 31 Richie Sambora

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Famous As: Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Banjoist, Composer
Birthdate: July 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer

 32 Craig Mack

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 12, 2018

 33 Mikey Way

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Mikey Way gained fame as the bassist of the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance. He also served as the backing vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of the rock duo Electric Century. He has also voiced Snarl in Transformers: Power of the Primes and appeared in The Aquabats! Super Show!

 34 Fred Schneider

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer

 35 Christina Grimmie

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 10, 2016

Christina Grimmie was an American singer-songwriter, actress, and YouTuber. She was fatally shot in 2016 when she was signing autographs after performing at The Plaza Live in Florida. Following her murder, celebrities demanded better security measures at concert venues and Billboard published an open letter demanding background checks for gun purchases. Several venues observed safety precautions like adding metal detectors.  

 36 Frank Sinatra Jr.

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 16, 2016

The son of popular actor and singer Frank Sinatra, Frank Sinatra Jr. followed in the footsteps of his father to become a singer-songwriter and conductor. He was kidnapped at age 19 and released two days later. The kidnapping was rumored to be a publicity stunt to promote his singing career, which he established around the same time.

 37 Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein

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Famous As: Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: September 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo

 38 Kate Micucci

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries

 39 Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces

 40 Mickey Deans

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 11, 2003
Mickey Deans was the fifth and the last husband of singer-actor Judy Garland. Deans initially performed at a Manhattan nightclub. He met Garland while delivering amphetamines to her at a New York hotel. Following Garland’s death due to a barbiturate overdose, Deans co-wrote her biography, Weep No More, My Lady.

 41 Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 27, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 3, 1990

 42 Sharon Van Etten

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces

 43 Frank Iero

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 44 Nick Massi

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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: September 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 24, 2000

 45 Jay Weinberg

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo

 46 Wayne Shorter

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Famous As: composer, saxophonist, jazz musician
Birthdate: August 25, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo

 47 Melody Gardot

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Jazz musician, Singer, Composer, Pianist
Birthdate: February 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 48 Vincent Herbert

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Famous As: songwriter, record producer
Birthdate: January 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 49 Jeordie White

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Birthdate: June 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini

 50 Hussein Fatal

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Famous As: Rapper, Musician
Birthdate: April 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 11, 2015