Musicians From New Jersey

New Jersey has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Queen Latifah, Bruce Springsteen, Ice-T, Jon Bon Jovi, Lauryn Hill and others.

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 1 Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi
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Famous As: Founder and Frontman of The Rock Band "Bon Jovi"
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.

 2 Paul Simon

Paul Simon
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Famous As: American Singer-Songwriter
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.

 3 Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen
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Famous As: Rock Singer
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.

 4 Ricky Nelson

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.

 5 Donald Fagen

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

 6 Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah
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Famous As: Best Known as 'Queen of Rap'
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.

 7 Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill
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Famous As: One of the Greatest Rappers Of All Time
Birthdate: May 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini

Famous rapper and singer, Lauryn Hill, is widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time and a pioneer in the Neo soul genre. The artist whose album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill won five Grammy Awards, is an inspiration for numerous singers and rappers. Earlier, she gained recognition as member of Fugees, an award-winning hip hop group.

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 8 Gerard Way

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.

 9 Ice-T

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.

 10 Frankie Muniz

Frankie Muniz
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 11 Russ

Russ
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Famous As: Famous for His Hit Singles "What They Want", "Losin Control" and "Best on Earth"
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.

 12 Max Weinberg

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

 13 Jack Antonoff

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

 14 Frankie Jonas

Frankie Jonas
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 8, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo

Frankie Jonas is an American actor best known for his work as a voice actor in the 2008 Japanese animated fantasy movie Ponyo where he voiced Sōsuke. He is also known for his appearance in the TV series Jonas, for which he won the Choice TV Breakout Star Male award at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards.

 15 Kevin Jonas

Kevin Jonas
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Famous As: Member of the Pop Rock Band 'The Jonas Brothers'
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.

 16 Kate Micucci

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

 17 Frank Sinatra Jr.

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.

 18 Elizabeth Peña

Elizabeth Peña
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 14, 2014
Elizabeth Peña is best known for her roles in films such as Rush Hour and The Incredibles. She also co-founded the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors. She has also been part of series such as Shannon's Deal and I Married Dora. She died of liver cirrhosis at age 55.

 19 Connie Francis

Connie Francis
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 12, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Pop singer and former actress, Connie Francis, was one of the top female vocalists of the late 1950s and early 1960s. She started performing in small festivities as a child and decided to pursue a career in entertainment. She struggled for a few years as a young woman before she could establish herself as a successful singer and actress. 

 20 Zakk Wylde

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.

 21 Patti Scialfa

Patti Scialfa
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
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.

 22 Redman

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

 23 Pete Burns

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

Dead or Alive lead vocalist Pete Burns was a legendary musician of the 1980s. The son of a Holocaust survivor mother, he had a troubled childhood and quit school. He made his androgynous looks and his bisexuality his signature style. Plagued with surgery-related health issues, he died of a cardiac arrest at 57.

 24 Clint Black

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.

 25 Rotimi

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

 26 Bill Evans

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.

 27 Michael Giacchino

Michael Giacchino
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: October 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra

 28 Mickey Deans

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.

 29 Tommy DeVito

Tommy DeVito
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Famous As: Founding member, vocalist, and lead guitarist of rock band the Four Seasons
Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 21, 2020

 30 Bernie Worrell

Bernie Worrell
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Famous As: Keyboardist
Birthdate: April 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 24, 2016

 31 Count Basie

Count Basie
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Famous As: Former jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer who formed the Count Basie Orchestra
Birthdate: August 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 26, 1984

 32 Dan Avidan

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

 33 Richie Sambora

Richie Sambora
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Famous As: Rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi from 1983 to 2013
Birthdate: July 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer

 34 Bea Miller

Bea Miller
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 7, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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 35 Mikey Way

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!

 36 Tom Verlaine

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

 37 Jake Weary

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

 38 Mary Chapin Carpenter

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

 39 Craig Mack

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

 40 070 Shake

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

 41 Janis Ian

Janis Ian
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter, Musician & Author
Birthdate: April 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries

 42 Glenn Danzig

Glenn Danzig
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: June 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer

 43 Fred Schneider

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

 44 Sarah Vaughan

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

 45 Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein

Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
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Famous As: Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: September 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo

 46 Sharon Van Etten

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

 47 Frank Iero

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

 48 Wayne Shorter

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

 49 Nick Massi

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

 50 Jay Weinberg

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