Musicians From Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Taylor Swift, Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Mac Miller, Joan Jett and others.
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Taylor Swift
(Pop Icon & One of the Best-Selling Musicians of All Time)
Taylor Swift
149
Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

American pop and country music singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift is a multiple Grammy award winning artist who has inspired a number of hopeful musicians. A talented artist since a young age, she achieved success with her first single and debut album in 2006. Since then, the Fearless star has not looked back and also made her acting debut in 2009.

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Trent Reznor
(Frontman and founder of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails)
Trent Reznor
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Birthdate: May 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus

Trent Reznor is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and composer. Reznor is credited with founding the popular band Nine Inch Nails, where he serves as the principal songwriter, lead vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist. Trent Reznor is also credited with mentoring Marilyn Manson and has contributed to the latter's albums. . 

 3 
Todd Rundgren
(Multi-instrumentalist and Member of The Rock Band 'Utopia")
Todd Rundgren
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Birthdate: June 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer

Todd Rundgren is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is credited with forming popular rock bands, such as Utopia and Nazz. Regarded as a pioneer in the fields of progressive rock, electronic music, Internet music delivery, and music videos, Todd Rundgren's works, such as A Wizard, a True Star remain influential in the world of music.

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Marshmello
(DJ Famous for Wearing a Helmet Resembling a Marshmallow)
Marshmello
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Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus

Marshmello is an American DJ and electronic music producer. In 2017, he was named as one of the world's highest-paid DJs by Forbes magazine. He wears a custom helmet, which looks like a marshmallow, for public appearances, and his identity was unknown at the beginning of his career. He is also a well-known philanthropist and a generous donator.

 5 
Will Smith
(Actor)
Will Smith
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Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra

The charismatic, versatile and bankable American artist, Will Smith, tasted early success with rapping. A successful transition into films and television soon followed and made Smith a phenomenal success. With solid earnings, he has also frequently secured himself a place in the list of highest paid actors in world.

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Meek Mill
(Rapper Known for His Debut Album 'Dreams & Nightmares' which Peaked at No.2 at The US Billboard 200)
Meek Mill
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Birthdate: May 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Rapper Meek Mill initially performed with the group The Bloodhoundz. His debut album was featured at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. He has released Billboard-charting tracks such as Amen and Going Bad, both featuring Drake. His brushes with the law inspired the documentary Free Meek.
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Billie Holiday
(One of the Greatest Jazz Singers from the 1930s to the 1950s)
Billie Holiday
12
Birthdate: April 7, 1915
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 17, 1959
Jazz legend Billie Holiday had a tumultuous childhood and ended up in prison due to prostitution. Upon her release, at 14, she started singing using her pseudonym and performed at sold-out Carnegie Hall shows. Nicknamed Lady Day, she was riddled with alcohol and drug issues. She won four posthumous Grammys.
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Joan Jett
(Founder of the Rock Band 'The Runaways' & Frontwoman of 'Joan Jett & the Blackhearts')
Joan Jett
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Birthdate: September 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo

Joan Jett, also known as The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, is the frontwoman of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, best known for their rendition of the Arrows song I Love Rock 'n Roll, which topped the Billboard Hot 100. Jett also released the hit Cherry Bomb with the Runaways

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Jim Croce
(Folk and Rock Singer Best Known for His Third album 'You Don't Mess Around with Jim')
Jim Croce
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Birthdate: January 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 20, 1973

Jim Croce was an American rock and folk singer-songwriter. At the peak of his popularity, Jim Croce died in a plane crash at age 30. Many of his works were released posthumously and achieved popularity. Jim Croce's music has been used in many popular films, such as The Hangover Part II, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Hobbs & Shaw.

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Lil Peep
(A Leading Figure of the Mid–late 2010s Emo Rap Scene)
Lil Peep
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Birthdate: November 1, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 15, 2017

Hailed as the leading figure of the emo rap scene of the mid-late 2010s, Lil Peep went on to inspire many youth subcultures. Peep achieved tremendous success in less than three years' time. In his personal life though, he struggled with mental health conditions. He died at the age of 21 due to an accidental overdose of drugs.

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Joey Lawrence
(Actor, Musician & Singer Known for His Role as Joey Russo in 'Blossom' & Joe Longo in 'Melissa & Joey'.)
Joey Lawrence
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Birthdate: April 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Joey Lawrence is best known for his portrayal of Joey Russo in the teen sitcom Blossom and Joe Longo in Melissa & Joey. He began as a child actor and appeared in quite a few commercials. He was also seen in Brotherly Love with his brothers Matthew and Andrew.
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Bret Michaels
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Birthdate: March 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces

Singer-songwriter and musician Bret Michaels first gained fame as the frontman of the rock band Poison. He also performs as a solo artist and has released many albums. He is an occasional actor as well and has appeared in numerous films and TV shows.  

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Eve
(Rapper)
Eve
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Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 14 
Daryl Hall
(Singer)
Daryl Hall
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Birthdate: October 11, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
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Questlove
(Musician)
Questlove
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Birthdate: January 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 16 
Jill Scott
(Singer-songwriter)
Jill Scott
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Birthdate: April 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
 17 
Daya (Singer)
(Pop Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Hit Single 'Hide Away')
Daya (Singer)
4
Birthdate: October 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 18 
Perry Como
(Singer)
Perry Como
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Birthdate: May 18, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 13, 2001
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Vanessa Carlton
(Singer-Songwriter and Pianist Famous for Her Debut Single, 'A Thousand Miles')
Vanessa Carlton
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Birthdate: August 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Vanessa Carlton is known for her Billboard-charting debut single, A Thousand Miles, and her platinum-certified debut album, Be Not Nobody. Her album Rabbits on the Run was inspired by A Brief History of Time. The three-time Grammy nominee is also openly bisexual and married to Deer Tick member John McCauley.
 20 
Larry Fine
(Comedian, Actor and Member of the Comedy Team the ‘Three Stooges’)
Larry Fine
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Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 24, 1975
Louis Feinberg, or Larry Fine, soared to stardom as a member of the comedy group The Three Stooges, appearing in movies such as Disorder in the Court and Men in Black. He was known for his signature frizzy hair and his violin skills. He had previously been a boxer.
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Tammi Terrell
(Known as a star singer for Motown Records during the 1960s, notably for a series of duets with singer Marvin Gaye)
Tammi Terrell
4
Birthdate: April 29, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 16, 1970
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Riki Lindhome
(Actress)
Riki Lindhome
4
Birthdate: March 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Christina Perri
(Singer and Songwriter)
Christina Perri
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Birthdate: August 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo

Christina Perri is an American singer-songwriter whose debut album Lovestrong was certified platinum. She is also known for recording the popular love theme, A Thousand Years, for the movie, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. Apart from releasing studio albums and extended plays, Christina Perri also headlines concert tours.

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Jaco Pastorius
(Musician)
Jaco Pastorius
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Birthdate: December 1, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 21, 1987
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Vic Mignogna
(Voice Actor Known for His Voice-Over Work in the English Dubs of Japanese Anime Shows)
Vic Mignogna
5
Birthdate: August 27, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo

Vic Mignogna is an American musician and voice actor. He is renowned for providing the English dubs for characters from Japanese anime shows and films like Dragon Ball, Ouran High School Host Club, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, and Digimon Adventure tri. His voice-over work in Fullmetal Alchemist, where he voiced Edward Elric, earned him the American Anime Award in 2007.

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George Benson
(Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Jazz musician, Composer, Jazz guitarist)
George Benson
3
Birthdate: March 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
 27 
Mac Miller
(Rapper Known for His Debut Studio Album 'Blue Slide Park')
Mac Miller
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Birthdate: January 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 7, 2018

Before his death at the age of 26, Mac Miller had a major impact as a rapper and songwriter. Blue Slide Park, his studio album, became the first independently distributed maiden album since 1995 to top the US Billboard 200. His personal life was marred by depression, substance abuse, and legal issues. He died of drug overdose.

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DJ Jazzy Jeff
(Club DJ, Disc jockey, Actor, Television actor, Record producer, Composer)
DJ Jazzy Jeff
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Birthdate: January 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Lzzy Hale
(Best Known as the Lead Singer and Rhythm Guitarist of Hard Rock Band 'Halestorm')
Lzzy Hale
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Birthdate: October 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

Lzzy Hale is a singer, musician, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the hard rock band Halestorm. She is also the co-founder of the band. She began writing and performing music as a teenager and began her career collaborating with her brother, Arejay. She has also collaborated with many other artists.    

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Charles Esten
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Birthdate: September 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
 31 
Steve Burns
(Actor best known as the original host of the long-running children's preschool television program Blue's Clues from 1996 until 2002)
Steve Burns
4
Birthdate: October 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
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Black Thought
4
Birthdate: October 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
 33 
Michael McCary
3
Birthdate: December 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 34 
Pink
(Singer and Songwriter Known for Her Rock-Influenced Pop Songs, Distinctive Raspy Voice and Acrobatic Stage Presence)
Pink
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Birthdate: September 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo

Pink is an American singer-songwriter known for her acrobatic stage presence and raspy voice. Having sold more than 90 million records worldwide, Pink is one of the best-selling musicians in the world. A recipient of several prestigious awards, Pink was named in VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music list. Her work has inspired many other artists like Taylor Swift.

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 35 
Jeff Goldblum
3
Birthdate: October 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra

Having starred in some of the highest-grossing films, such as Jurassic Park, Jeff Goldblum is one of the most bankable actors of his generation. He has also had an impact on the American TV and theatre scene. Also a musician, Goldblum has a couple of studio albums to his credit. He is married to Emilie Livingston, 30 years his junior.

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Gerald Levert
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Birthdate: July 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 10, 2006
 37 
Robert Crumb
(American Cartoonist, Musician and Founder of the First Successful Underground Comix Publication ‘Zap Comix’)
Robert Crumb
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Birthdate: August 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo

Robert Crumb is a cartoonist whose work displays a satire of contemporary American culture. Crumb played a major role during the underground comix movement of the 1960s, contributing to the movement's seminal works. He is credited with founding Zap Comix, the first major underground comix series. In 1991, he was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

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Orrin Hatch
(Lawyer)
Orrin Hatch
5
Birthdate: March 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
 39 
Henry Gibson
3
Birthdate: September 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 14, 2009
 40 
Stephen Foster
(Composer known as the Father of American music)
Stephen Foster
3
Birthdate: July 4, 1826
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 13, 1864
 41 
Jazmine Sullivan
(R&B Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Debut Album 'Fearless')
Jazmine Sullivan
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Birthdate: April 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries

Jazmine Sullivan soared to fame with the Billboard-topping debut album Fearless. Born to a background vocalist mother, she began singing as part of gospel choirs. With 15 Grammy nominations, she has tied with Icelandic singer Björk, for the most Grammy nominations without a win for any female.

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Stanley Getz
(Jazz Saxophonist)
Stanley Getz
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Birthdate: February 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 6, 1991
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Keith Jarrett
(Pianist, Composer, Jazz musician, Saxophonist, Songwriter, Musician)
Keith Jarrett
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Birthdate: May 8, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Phyllis Hyman
3
Birthdate: July 6, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 30, 1995
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Scott Patterson
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Birthdate: September 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
 46 
Santigold
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her Song 'L.E.S. Artistes')
Santigold
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Birthdate: September 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra

Santigold is an American singer-songwriter renowned for her mezzo-soprano voice. She achieved popularity after the release of her critically acclaimed album Santogold in 2008. The same year, she was named the Best Breakthrough Artist at the NME Awards USA. In 2009, she won the Vanguard Award at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards. Santigold's work has influenced artists like Bob Evans.        

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John Corabi
(Singer)
John Corabi
3
Birthdate: April 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Kurt Vile
(Singer-songwriter)
Kurt Vile
3
Birthdate: January 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 49 
Dan Hartman
(Singer)
Dan Hartman
3
Birthdate: December 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 22, 1994
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Martie Maguire
(Country Musician)
Martie Maguire
5
Birthdate: October 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra