Singers From Ohio

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Ohio has produced a number of Singers who have made it big. These include Chrissie Hynde, Dean Martin, Marilyn Manson, Dave Grohl, Kid Cudi and others.
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 1 
John Legend
(Best Known for His Debut Album 'Get Lifted' and 'Once Again')
John Legend
101
Birthdate: December 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn

John Legend is a singer, songwriter, actor, film producer and theatre director and his song All of Me from his fourth studio album was a Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit. He has released a host of successful albums. He has also won many awards, including an Oscar and a handful of Grammys. He is also an actor and a TV personality.

 2 
Kid Cudi
(Rapper who Rose to Fame with His Debut Mixtape 'A Kid Named Cudi')
Kid Cudi
69
Birthdate: January 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Grammy-winning rapper Kid Cudi first came into public consciousness with his mixtape that made Kanye West sign him to his label. Kid delivered a double-platinum debut album, formed the band WZRD, and sold 16 million records in the U.S. He has also dabbled in acting and now owns a label.
 3 
Dave Grohl
(Founder of the Rock Band 'Foo Fighters')
Dave Grohl
32
Birthdate: January 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Regarded as one of the most popular and influential rock musicians of the 1990s and 2000s, Dave Grohl is best known for his association with the famous rock band Nirvana, for which he was the drummer. Also a singer-songwriter, Dave Grohl was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

 4 
Tracy Chapman
(Known for Her Hit Singles 'Fast Car', 'Talkin' 'bout a Revolution' and 'Baby Can I Hold You')
Tracy Chapman
43
Birthdate: March 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries

A four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, singer Tracy Chapman is best known for her hit single, Give Me One Reason. Interested in music from a young age, she learned to play multiple instruments as a child. She made her major-stage debut in 1985 and soon became a sensational hit. She is also known for her social activism.

 5 
DaBaby
(Rapper Known for His Albums 'Baby on Baby', 'Kirk' & 'Blame It on Baby')
DaBaby
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Birthdate: December 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn

American rapper and songwriter DaBaby gained critical acclaim and commercial success with his debut album Baby on Baby. Later, his two other albums Kirk and Blame It on Baby became huge successes and made him one of the biggest rappers in the US. Earlier his single Light Show and Baby Talk series of mixtape attracted quite a lot of attention.

 6 
Dean Martin
(One of the Most Popular and Enduring American Entertainers of the Mid-20th Century)
Dean Martin
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Birthdate: June 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 25, 1995

An actor, singer, and comedian, Dean Martin earned the nickname The King of Cool for his effortless self-assurance and charisma. One of the most popular entertainers of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, Dean performed in nightclubs and concert stages and appeared in film and TV productions. Such is his popularity that his songs continue to be featured across popular culture.

 7 
Trippie Redd
(Best Known for His Lead single 'Love Scars' from His Mixtape 'A Love Letter to You')
Trippie Redd
134
Birthdate: June 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini

Rapper, singer, and songwriter, Trippie Redd, became an overnight sensation in 2017 with the release of his debut mixtape, A Love Letter to You. Many of his singles reached the Billboard Hot 100, further cementing his popularity. He has a troubled personal life and has been involved in numerous feuds and legal issues.

 8 
Anita Baker
(R&B Singer)
Anita Baker
6
Birthdate: January 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 9 
Bow Wow
(Rapper and Actor Known for His Albums ‘Beware of Dog’ and ‘Doggy Bag’)
Bow Wow
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Birthdate: March 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Rapper Bow Wow, earlier known as "Lil Bow Wow,” was discovered by Snoop Dogg. He is best known for songs such as Bow Wow (That's My Name). He has also appeared in movies such as Like Mike and All About the Benjamins, and in series such as Entourage.
 10 
Isabela Moner
(Actress)
Isabela Moner
7
Birthdate: July 10, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer

Isabela Moner is an American actress who played the titular character in the movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Having started her career as a child actress, Moner’s determination alone has helped her grow into a prominent actress; she has shared stage and screen space with personalities like Ricky Martin, Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, and Jason Momoa.

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Traci Lords
(Actress)
Traci Lords
4
Birthdate: May 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus

Traci Lords' journey as the most sought-after pornographic actress to a mainstream actress in Hollywood has been very inspirational. She then went on to establish herself as a singer, writer, and fashion model. She has also voiced her support for the LGBT community and has worked towards encouraging homeless teens and runaways get off the streets.

 12 
Tyler Joseph
(Singer-songwriter)
Tyler Joseph
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Birthdate: December 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Tyler Joseph is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is credited with forming the popular musical duo Twenty One Pilots, for which he serves as the frontman. He has several awards under his belt, including a Grammy Award, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and iHeartRadio Music Awards.

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Chrissie Hynde
(Musician)
Chrissie Hynde
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Birthdate: September 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Chrissie Hynde, founding member, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of the rock band The Pretenders, previously performed with The Frenchies. A follower of Vaishnavism and the hippie counterculture, Hynde is also a staunch vegetarian, fights for animal rights, and once owned a vegan restaurant. She has also authored an autobiography.
 14 
Maynard James Keenan
(Singer, Songwriter)
Maynard James Keenan
5
Birthdate: April 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
 15 
Dorothy Dandridge
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Birthdate: November 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 8, 1965

Actress, singer, and dancer Dorothy Dandridge was one of the earliest African-American women stars to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Incredibly successful in her career, she was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a singer, she used to perform in night clubs. Unfortunately, she died under mysterious circumstances at 42.

 16 
Jim Cummings
(Actor, Dub actor, Singer)
Jim Cummings
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Birthdate: November 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 17 
Macy Gray
(Singer-songwriter)
Macy Gray
5
Birthdate: September 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
 18 
Boz Scaggs
(Singer)
Boz Scaggs
3
Birthdate: June 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
 19 
Marilyn Manson
(Lead Singer of the 'Marilyn Manson' Band)
Marilyn Manson
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Birthdate: January 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Singer Marilyn Manson, whose name is a juxtaposition of the names of actress, Marilyn Monroe, and serial murderer, Charles Manson, is considered a controversial figure because of the anti-Christian messages in his songs. He leans towards the social Darwinist theory. Mechanical Animals is his most successful album to date. He has also dabbled in acting and has done some movies.

 20 
Miss Mulatto
(Rapper)
Miss Mulatto
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Birthdate: December 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Miss Mulatto is an American rapper who launched her career after competing in a reality TV series titled The Rap Game. Apart from releasing mixtapes, extended plays, and singles, Miss Mulatto also owns a store called Pittstop Clothing in Georgia.

 21 
Andy Biersack
(Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band ‘Black Veil Brides’)
Andy Biersack
3
Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Andy Biersack is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. He is credited with founding a rock band named Black Veil Brides where he also serves as the lead vocalist. In 2011, Biersack was mentioned in Revolver magazine's 100 Greatest Living Rock Stars list. In 2012, he was ranked fourth in Kerrang magazine's 50 Greatest Rock Stars in the World Today list.

 22 
David Allan Coe
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer)
David Allan Coe
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Birthdate: September 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo

David Allan Coe is a singer-songwriter who played a major role in the prosperity of the '1970s' outlaw country scene. Coe, who initially gained prominence for busking, had spent his early life in prisons and reform schools. He then came up with hit songs like Take This Job and Shove It, which inspired the 1981 film of the same name.

 23 
Benjamin Orr
(Best Known as the Bassist, Co-founder, and Co-lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Cars')
Benjamin Orr
3
Birthdate: September 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 3, 2000
 24 
Bobby Bare
(Singer)
Bobby Bare
3
Birthdate: April 7, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
 25 
Bootsy Collins
(Musician)
Bootsy Collins
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Birthdate: October 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 26 
Joel Grey
(Actor, Singer, Dancer)
Joel Grey
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Birthdate: April 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries

Joel Grey is an American actor, dancer, singer, photographer, and director. He is best known for his portrayal of the Master of Ceremonies in the popular musical Cabaret, for which he won the 1967 Tony Award. He then reprised his role in the 1972 film adaptation, winning an Academy Award and a British Academy Film Award for his performance.

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Bobby Womack
(Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and Record Producer)
Bobby Womack
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Birthdate: March 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 27, 2014

Bobby Womack began his career with his family band The Valentinos, after gaining a record deal with The Soul Stirrers singer Sam Cooke. He later began a solo career and became famous for tracks such as Lookin’ for a Love. He also contributed to the soundtrack of Across 110th Street.

 28 
James Ingram
(Singer)
James Ingram
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Birthdate: February 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 29, 2019
 29 
Doris Day
(One of the Biggest Film Stars of Golden Age of Hollywood )
Doris Day
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Birthdate: April 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 13, 2019
Doris Day began her career singing with the Les Brown Band and as a solo artist. As an actor, she delivered many hits with Rock Hudson, including Pillow Talk, which earned her an Academy Award nomination. She is remembered as a legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
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George Chakiris
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Birthdate: September 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
George Chakiris is best known for his Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Bernardo Nuñez in the musical drama film West Side Story. He has also been part of series such as Dallas, Superboy, Santa Barbara, and Murder, She Wrote. He owns a brand of handmade sterling silver jewelry.
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 31 
Kim Deal
(Singer)
Kim Deal
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Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
 32 
Al Jardine
(Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist, Record producer)
Al Jardine
3
Birthdate: September 3, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Mark Mothersbaugh
(Composer, Singer)
Mark Mothersbaugh
3
Birthdate: May 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
 34 
Robin Meade
(Journalists)
Robin Meade
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Birthdate: April 21, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
 35 
Bizzy Bone
(Rapper)
Bizzy Bone
8
Birthdate: September 12, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
 36 
Ronald Isley
(Recording artist)
Ronald Isley
3
Birthdate: May 21, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
 37 
Jake Abel
(Actor)
Jake Abel
3
Birthdate: November 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 38 
Dan Auerbach
(Singer, Musician, Guitarist)
Dan Auerbach
3
Birthdate: May 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
 39 
Eric Carmen
(Singer)
Eric Carmen
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Birthdate: August 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
 40 
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
(Singer-songwriter)
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
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Birthdate: July 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 12, 2000
 41 
Kathleen Battle
(Grammy-Winning American Opera Singer Who Performed Mostly at the Metropolitan Opera)
Kathleen Battle
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Birthdate: August 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo

American opera singer Kathleen Battle is said to be one of the greatest coloratura sopranos of her era. Initially a teacher, she got a breakthrough when conductor Thomas Schippers noticed her. A 5-time Grammy Award winner, she became a star of the Metropolitan Opera and later also won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement.

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Scott Walker
(Singer-songwriter)
Scott Walker
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Birthdate: January 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 22, 2019
 43 
Nancy Wilson
(Notable for Her Single ‘(You Don’t Know) How Glad I Am')
Nancy Wilson
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Birthdate: February 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 13, 2018
 44 
Marty Balin
(Singer-Songwriter)
Marty Balin
3
Birthdate: January 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 27, 2018
 45 
Roger Troutman
(Musician)
Roger Troutman
5
Birthdate: November 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 25, 1999
 46 
Johnny Paycheck
(Singer-songwriter)
Johnny Paycheck
3
Birthdate: May 31, 1938
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 19, 2003
 47 
Marc Cohn
(Rock singer)
Marc Cohn
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Birthdate: July 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
 48 
Tom Scholz
(Musician)
Tom Scholz
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Birthdate: March 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
 49 
John Popper
(Musician)
John Popper
3
Birthdate: March 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
 50 
Utah Phillips
(Former folk singer known for Goodnight-Loving Trail and Daddy, What's a Train?)
Utah Phillips
3
Birthdate: May 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 23, 2008