Singers From North Carolina

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North Carolina has produced a number of Singers who have made it big. These include Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Nina Simone, Luke Combs, Randy Travis, Tori Amos and others.
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Randy Travis
(Country Singer Known for His Album 'Storms of Life' & Single 'Three Wooden Crosses')
Randy Travis
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Birthdate: May 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Randy Travis is a country music singer and songwriter. He is widely regarded as an important figure in country music history and his debut studio album Storms of Life played a major role in the neotraditional country movement. Randy Travis has sold more than 25 million records and has several prestigious awards under his belt.
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Luke Combs
(Country Music Singer and Songwriter Known for His Album ‘What You See Is What You Get’)
Luke Combs
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Birthdate: March 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces

Luke Combs is an American singer-songwriter. The two studio albums, which he has released so far, have produced nine number-one songs on Billboard's Country Airplay chart. In his relatively short country music career so far, Luke Combs has had a major impact by winning prestigious awards, such as Country Music Association Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards.

 3 
Ben E. King
(Singer, Record producer)
Ben E. King
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Birthdate: September 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 30, 2015
 4 
Ryan Adams
(Singer-songwriter who released his debut solo album, Heartbreaker, to critical acclaim)
Ryan Adams
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Birthdate: November 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 5 
Kellie Pickler
(Singer-Songwriter)
Kellie Pickler
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Birthdate: June 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
 6 
Eric Church
(Singer-songwriter)
Eric Church
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Birthdate: May 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
 7 
Fred Durst
(Rapper)
Fred Durst
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Birthdate: August 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
 8 
Charlie Daniels
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His Number-One Country Hit ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’)
Charlie Daniels
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Birthdate: October 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 6, 2020

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Charlie Daniels, is remembered for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music. He had an extensive career that spanned over half a century and was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame. He had also appeared in a few films.

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Madison Bailey
(TV Actresses)
Madison Bailey
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Birthdate: January 29, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Tori Amos
(Musician and Singer)
Tori Amos
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Birthdate: August 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Alternative rock singer Tori Amos is known for her songs that highlight issues such as feminism. Amos was the youngest to win a music scholarship to the Peabody Institute. She performed with the group Y Kant Tori Read before going solo. She is associated with RAINN, a sexual abuse helpline. 
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Kathryn Grayson
(American Coloratura Soprano and Actress)
Kathryn Grayson
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Birthdate: February 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 17, 2010
 12 
Bellamy Young
(Actress)
Bellamy Young
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Birthdate: February 19, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Jermaine Dupri
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Birthdate: September 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra

Jermaine Dupri is a rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Beginning his career as a dancer, he soon started producing music and established his own record label. He has worked with several high-profile names like Mariah Carey, Usher, Jay-Z, and Nelly. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018. He is a vegan and promotes the lifestyle.

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The-Dream
(Singer, songwriter, and record producer)
The-Dream
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Birthdate: September 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Scotty McCreery
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Birthdate: October 9, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
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Roberta Flack
3
Birthdate: February 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 17 
B.o.B
(Rapper)
B.o.B
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Birthdate: November 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 18 
Nina Simone
(One of the Most Influential Musical Artists of the 20th Century)
Nina Simone
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Birthdate: February 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 21, 2003

Widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Nina Simone was a pioneering recording artist whose career was characterized by improvisational genius and fits of outrage. Nina continues to be an important musician and has influenced several artists like Elton John, Adele, David Bowie, Madonna, and Aretha Franklin. She was also a civil rights activist.

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Clay Aiken
(Singer-Songwriter)
Clay Aiken
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Birthdate: November 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Singer and TV personality, Clay Aike,n first came into the limelight as a finalist on the competition TV show American Idol in 2003. His debut album became a major hit, opening up newer avenues for him in the entertainment industry. He has since sold over 5 million albums. He is also a human rights activist and supports many charitable organizations. 

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Jackée Harry
(Actress, Comedian, and Television Personality Known for Her Role as ‘Sandra Clark’ in the TV Series ‘227’)
Jackée Harry
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Birthdate: August 14, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Jackée Harry is best known as Sandra Clark from 227, a role that made her the first African-American to win the Emmy for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.” Fans also loved her as Lisa Landry in Sister, Sister and as JoAnn Payne in Tyler Perry's The Paynes.
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Rainey Qualley
(Actress and Singer Best Known for Her Singles ‘Me and Johnny Cash’, ‘Too Close’, ‘Rendezvous’)
Rainey Qualley
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Birthdate: March 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces

Rainey Qualley is an American actress. The daughter of famous fashion model and actress Andie MacDowell, Qualley followed in the footsteps of her mother to establish herself in the entertainment industry. Also a singer, Rainey Qualley writes and releases music under the name Rainsford.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead
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Birthdate: November 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Films like Sky HighBlack ChristmasDeath ProofGrindhouse and Live Free or Die Hard established Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the movie world in the 2000s. Though she’s had her share of setbacks along the way, she received critical acclaim for films like Smashed and Birds of Prey. She has been also commended for her performance in television series like The Returned and Fargo

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YBN Cordae
(Rapper)
YBN Cordae
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Birthdate: August 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Ronnie Milsap
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Birthdate: January 16, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Ashnikko
(American Rapper Known for Her Tokyo-Inspired Street Fashion)
Ashnikko
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Birthdate: February 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
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R-Truth
(Wrestler)
R-Truth
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Birthdate: January 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Rhiannon Giddens
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Birthdate: February 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Anthony Hamilton
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Birthdate: January 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Shirley Caesar
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known as the 'First Lady of Gospel Music' And 'The Queen of Gospel Music')
Shirley Caesar
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Birthdate: October 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra

Twelve-time Grammy-winning gospel singer Shirley Caesar is also known as The First Lady of Gospel. She began her music career with The Caravans and later went solo, releasing phenomenal hits such as Faded Rose and I Remember Mama. She also established a non-profit to serve the needy.

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Tequan Richmond
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Birthdate: October 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Doc Watson
(Former Guitarist who won seven Grammy awards as well as a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award)
Doc Watson
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Birthdate: March 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 29, 2012
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Chris Lane
(Singer-songwriter)
Chris Lane
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Birthdate: November 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 16, 2013
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Rapsody
(American Rapper from Snow Hill, North Carolina)
Rapsody
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Birthdate: January 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Stunna 4 Vegas
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Birthdate: January 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Petey Pablo
(Rapper Best Known for His 2003 Crunk Hit Single ‘Freek-A-Leek')
Petey Pablo
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Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer

Petey Pablo is a rapper best known for his 2003 Crunk hit Freek-a-Leek. As a young man, he got pulled into the world of crime and spent five years in prison. Upon his release, he worked hard to rebuild his life and decided to pursue a career in music. He is also an occasional actor.  

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Little Eva
(Singer)
Little Eva
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Birthdate: June 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 10, 2003
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Britt Nicole
(Singer, Songwriter)
Britt Nicole
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Birthdate: August 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
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Wednesday 13
(Singer, Musician, Guitarist)
Wednesday 13
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Birthdate: August 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
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Clyde McPhatter
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Birthdate: November 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 13, 1972
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Don Gibson
(Songwriter)
Don Gibson
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Birthdate: April 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 17, 2003
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Fantasia Barrino
(Singer-Songwriter)
Fantasia Barrino
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Birthdate: June 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer

Fantasia Barrino is an American actress, R&B singer, songwriter, and author. She achieved popularity after winning the third season of the popular singing competition television series, American Idol. In 2012, she was ranked 32nd in VH1's list of 100 Greatest Women in Music. In 2014, Barrino was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

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George Hamilton IV
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Birthdate: July 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 17, 2014
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David Vincent
(Musician, Singer)
David Vincent
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Birthdate: April 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Kelsey Lu
(Singer)
Kelsey Lu
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Birthdate: May 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
 45 
Elizabeth Cotten
(Folk musician, Songwriter)
Elizabeth Cotten
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Birthdate: January 5, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 29, 1987
 46 
Doris Coley
(Musician)
Doris Coley
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Birthdate: August 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 4, 2000
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Rei Yasuda
(Singer, Model)
Rei Yasuda
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Birthdate: April 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
 48 
Grady Tate
(Musician)
Grady Tate
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Birthdate: January 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 8, 2017
 49 
Etta Baker
(Guitarist)
Etta Baker
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Birthdate: March 31, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 23, 2006
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Dahvie Vanity
(Pop Singer)
Dahvie Vanity
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Birthdate: September 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo