Singers From New Jersey

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New Jersey has produced a number of Singers who have made it big. These include John Travolta, Frank Sinatra, Jon Bon Jovi, Halsey, Whitney Houston and others.
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Whitney Houston
(Best-Selling Female R&B Artist of the 20th Century)
Whitney Houston
81
Birthdate: August 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 11, 2012

Amongst the best-selling recording artists of all time and an inspiration to millions of budding artists, Whitney Houston achieved stardom with her eponymous debut album. The success of her later albums consolidated her position and earned her a spot in the Guinness World Records as the most awarded female artist of all time. She struggled with drug abuse and troubled marriage and died of drowning in her hotel's bathtub. 

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Frank Sinatra
(One of The World's Best-selling Music Artists of All Time)
Frank Sinatra
54
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 
Bruce Springsteen
(One of the Best-Selling Rock Singer-Songwriters and Founder of the Rock Band 'E Street Band')
Bruce Springsteen
42
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 
Queen Latifah
(Best Known as 'Queen of Rap')
Queen Latifah
122
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.

 5 
Jon Bon Jovi
(Founder and Frontman of The Rock Band "Bon Jovi")
Jon Bon Jovi
22
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 
Lauryn Hill
(One of the Greatest Rappers Of All Time)
Lauryn Hill
64
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.

 7 
Ice-T
(Co-Founder of the Heavy Metal Band “Body Count”)
Ice-T
67
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.

 8 
Dionne Warwick
(One of the Most-Charted Vocalists of All Time)
Dionne Warwick
24
Birthdate: December 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Dionne Warwick is an American singer, TV host, actress, and former FAO Goodwill Ambassador. Warwick was one of the most successful singers between 1955 and 1999, ranking among the 40 biggest hitmakers according to the Billboard Hot 100. 80 of her singles have been featured on Billboard's music charts, making Warwick one of the most-charted female singers in history. 

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Halsey
(Pop Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her Album 'Manic')
Halsey
70
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.

 10 
Charlie Puth
(Singer-songwriter)
Charlie Puth
145
Birthdate: December 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Charlie Puth initially gained fame through his covers and originals on his YouTube channel, CharliesVlogs. He briefly worked under Ellen DeGeneres's label. He is known for the multiple-Grammy-nominated track See You Again by rapper Wiz Khalifa, which featured him, and his chartbusters One Call Away and We Don't Talk Anymore.
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Redman
(Rapper)
Redman
9
Birthdate: April 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
 12 
Fetty Wap
(Rapper, Singer)
Fetty Wap
51
Birthdate: June 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Rapper Willie Junior Maxwell II, better known as Fetty Wap, rose to fame with his Billboard-charting and two-time Grammy-nominated debut track Trap Queen. He often wears the Haitian flag. He has often found himself in the midst of lawsuits for offenses ranging from copyright infringement to assault.
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Paul Simon
(American Singer-Songwriter)
Paul Simon
26
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.

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Kevin Jonas
(Member of the Pop Rock Band 'The Jonas Brothers')
Kevin Jonas
47
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.

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Ashley Tisdale
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Birthdate: July 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer

Ashley Tisdale is an American actress and singer. Regarded as a sex symbol, Tisdale frequently appears on lists, such as Maxim's Hot 100. Also an influential social media personality, Tisdale was named by The Huffington Post as one of the most influential women on Twitter. Ashley Tisdale uses her popularity to raise funds for charitable organizations.

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Elizabeth Gillies
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Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo

Elizabeth Gillies is a popular American actress and singer who started her acting career at the age of 15 when she was cast to play the character of Lucy in the Broadway musical 13. She then went on to establish herself as an actress in the American film and TV industry, thanks to her hard work and skills.

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Gerard Way
(Singer)
Gerard Way
15
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.

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Cristin Milioti
4
Birthdate: August 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Actress and singer, Cristin Milioti became a well-known screen artist by appearing in television shows How I Met Your Mother and Fargo as well as films The Wolf of Wall Street and Palm Springs. The Tony award nominated actress has also made quite a big name for herself on stage with her Broadway performances in Once, That Face and Stunning.
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Nancy Sinatra
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Song 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin')
Nancy Sinatra
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Birthdate: June 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini

The oldest daughter of Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra established herself as a popular singer and actress during the 1960s and 1970s. At the age of 54, she posed for Playboy magazine, becoming one of the oldest women to do so. In 2006, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Ricky Nelson
(Musician)
Ricky Nelson
5
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.

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Frankie Valli
(Best Known for His Unusually Powerful Lead Falsetto Voice and Frontman of the Rock Band 'The Four Seasons')
Frankie Valli
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Birthdate: May 3, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus

Frankie Valli is an American singer who became famous as the lead singer of the band The Four Seasons, thanks to his powerful falsetto voice. Also known for his humanitarian efforts, Frankie Valli was honored with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in May 2012.

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Jason Alexander
5
Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
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Michelle Visage
9
Birthdate: September 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Christina Grimmie
(American Pop Singer and YouTube Personality)
Christina Grimmie
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Birthdate: March 2, 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.  

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Russ
(Famous for His Hit Singles "What They Want", "Losin Control" and "Best on Earth")
Russ
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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.
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Frank Sinatra Jr.
(Singer-Songwriter, Actor and Son of Actor Frank Sinatra)
Frank Sinatra Jr.
5
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.

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Celia Cruz
(One of the Most Popular Latin Artists of the 20th Century)
Celia Cruz
6
Birthdate: October 21, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 16, 2003

Celia Cruz was a Cuban-American singer who achieved popularity in Cuba as a singer of guarachas during the 1950s. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most famous Latin artists, Cruz was nicknamed the Queen of Salsa. She is also revered for popularizing Latin music in the USA. Celia Cruz also won numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards. 

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Jack Antonoff
12
Birthdate: March 31, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
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Christina Milian
(Actress, Singer & Songwriter)
Christina Milian
39
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Christina Milian is best known for her hit tracks A.M. to P.M. and Say I. Fans have also loved her performances in the movie Love Don't Cost a Thing, as Vanessa in Grandfathered, and as Christine Parks in The Oath. She co-owns Viva Diva Wines and a food truck business.
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Kate Micucci
(Actress)
Kate Micucci
5
Birthdate: March 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
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John Travolta
(Actor Best Known for His Performance in Films: 'Saturday Night Fever' & 'Pulp Fiction')
John Travolta
2
Birthdate: February 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Actor John Travolta’s career has seen significant ups and down. Starting with minor roles, he shot to international fame with Saturday Night Fever and Grease. For the cultural icon of the 1970s, the 80s and early 90s were disappointing, but an impressive comeback with Tarantino's Pulp Fiction resurrected his career.

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Paul Robeson
(Singer, Actor, and Black Activist.)
Paul Robeson
5
Birthdate: April 9, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 23, 1976

Singer and actor, Paul Robeson, was as much known for his music and films as he was for his political activism. As a black man who had to endure great difficulties to establish himself, he was actively involved in the Civil Rights Movement and other social justice campaigns. As a performer, he was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

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Patti Scialfa
(Rock Singer-Songwriter & Member of the Rock Band 'E Street Band')
Patti Scialfa
4
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.

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Connie Francis
(One of the Best-Selling Pop Singers Known for Her Song ‘Who's Sorry Now’ )
Connie Francis
14
Birthdate: December 12, 1937
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. 

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Justina Valentine
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Birthdate: February 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Justina Valentine is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and model. Renowned for her eclectic music style that often incorporates elements of various genres including hip hop, Justina Valentine has had major radio airplay and charting singles. She is also known for competing in the popular reality competition show, The Challenge.

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Pete Burns
(Singer, Composer, Singer-songwriter)
Pete Burns
7
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.

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Donald Fagen
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist)
Donald Fagen
3
Birthdate: January 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 38 
Tommy DeVito
(Founding member, vocalist, and lead guitarist of rock band the Four Seasons)
Tommy DeVito
3
Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 21, 2020
 39 
Rotimi
(Actor)
Rotimi
5
Birthdate: November 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 40 
Cissy Houston
(Gospel Singers)
Cissy Houston
20
Birthdate: September 30, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
 41 
Clint Black
(Country Music Singer)
Clint Black
8
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.

 42 
Glenn Danzig
(Singer-Songwriter)
Glenn Danzig
3
Birthdate: June 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
 43 
Kira Kosarin
(Actress)
Kira Kosarin
3
Birthdate: October 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
 44 
Pia Zadora
(Actress)
Pia Zadora
3
Birthdate: May 4, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
 45 
Richie Sambora
(Rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi from 1983 to 2013)
Richie Sambora
4
Birthdate: July 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Jake Weary
(Actor)
Jake Weary
3
Birthdate: February 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Christopher Velez
3
Birthdate: December 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Okieriete Onaodowan
3
Birthdate: August 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
 49 
Debby Boone
(Singer Best Known or Her Hit Song ‘You Light Up My Life’)
Debby Boone
8
Birthdate: September 22, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo

Debby Boone is an American singer, actress, and author. Her 1977 cover of You Light Up My Life peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and stayed there for ten weeks. The song also earned her a Grammy Award the following year. Apart from recording songs and appearing in musical theater productions, Boone also co-authors children's books.

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Gloria Gaynor
3
Birthdate: September 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo