Singers From South Carolina

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South Carolina has produced a number of Singers who have made it big. These include James Brown, Eartha Kitt, Darius Rucker, Young Jeezy, Coco Jones and others.
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 1 
James Brown
(Central Progenitor of Funk Music and Referred to as 'Godfather of Soul')
James Brown
36
Birthdate: May 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 25, 2006

Referred to by honorific nicknames, such as Godfather of Soul, James Brown was a prominent figure of 20th century music. A progenitor of funk music, Brown influenced the development of many music genres. An inductee of the Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame, Brown is ranked seventh in Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.

 2 
Darius Rucker
(Singer, Guitarist)
Darius Rucker
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Birthdate: May 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Darius Rucker gained fame as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish. He then launched a solo career, releasing Billboard-charting hits such as Wagon Wheel and True Believers. He became the first Black American singer to win the Country Music Association New Artist Award.
 3 
Teddy Pendergrass
5
Birthdate: March 26, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 13, 2010
 4 
Young Jeezy
(Rapper and One of the Pioneers Who Popularized Trap Music)
Young Jeezy
11
Birthdate: September 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
 5 
Eartha Kitt
(Singer with a Distinctive Voice Known for her Hits "Let's Do It", and "C'est si bon")
Eartha Kitt
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Birthdate: January 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 25, 2008

Eartha Kitt was an American actress, comedian, dancer, and singer-songwriter. Renowned for her distinctive singing style, Kitt recorded several chartbusting songs during the 1950s. Also a well-known activist, Eartha Kitt established a non-profit organization called the Kittsville Youth Foundation, which helped underprivileged youths in Los Angeles. She was also an ardent advocate for same-sex marriage and LGBT rights.

 6 
John Phillips
(Musician)
John Phillips
7
Birthdate: August 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 18, 2001
 7 
Ruston Kelly
(Singer-songwriter)
Ruston Kelly
4
Birthdate: July 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
 8 
Josh Turner
4
Birthdate: November 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 9 
Toro y Moi
(Musician)
Toro y Moi
5
Birthdate: November 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 10 
Peabo Bryson
(Singer)
Peabo Bryson
3
Birthdate: April 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
 11 
Lee Brice
(Singer-songwriter)
Lee Brice
4
Birthdate: June 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
 12 
Coco Jones
(Singer)
Coco Jones
14
Birthdate: January 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 13 
Angie Stone
(R&B and Soul Singer Best Known as the Former Member of the Hip Hop Trio 'The Sequence')
Angie Stone
5
Birthdate: December 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Motivated by her gospel singer father, Angie Stone began singing as a child. She later formed the rap/hip-hop act The Sequence and then became the lead singer of Vertical Hold. Her first solo album, Black Diamond, was a Billboard charter. She has also appeared in movies and campaigned against diabetes.

 14 
Samuel E. Wright
6
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Two-time Tony-nominated actor Samuel E. Wright is best known for his performances in The Lion King and The Tap Dance Kid. Fans also know him as the voice of Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, and his track Under the Sea, from the movie, won an Academy Award.

 15 
Bill Anderson
3
Birthdate: November 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 16 
Mabel King
(Actress)
Mabel King
5
Birthdate: December 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 9, 1999
 17 
James Jamerson
(Bass player)
James Jamerson
4
Birthdate: January 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 2, 1983
 18 
Alexis Jordan
2
Birthdate: April 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
 19 
Julie Mitchum
(Actress)
Julie Mitchum
1
Birthdate: July 23, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: February 21, 2003
 20 
John Berry
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Musician)
John Berry
2
Birthdate: September 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
 21 
Karl Sanders
(Singer, Bassist, Drummer, Guitarist)
Karl Sanders
1
Birthdate: June 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
 22 
Gene McFadden
3
Birthdate: January 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 27, 2006
 23 
Mona Lisa
(Singer-Songwriter)
Mona Lisa
3
Birthdate: November 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 24 
Linda Martell
3
Birthdate: June 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
 25 
Susan Reed
(Musician)
Susan Reed
2
Birthdate: January 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 25, 2010
 26 
Kimberly Henderson
(American Singer-Songwriter)
Kimberly Henderson
0
Birthdate: January 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 27 
Blind Joe
(Former country blues and gospel singer and guitarist who recorded in the 1920s and 1930s)
Blind Joe
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Birthdate: August 16, 1892
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 15, 1961
 28 
James B. Davis
0
Birthdate: June 6, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 17, 2007
 29 
Ira Tucker
(Singer)
Ira Tucker
2
Birthdate: May 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 24, 2008
 30 
Clara Louise Kellogg
(American Operatic Soprano)
Clara Louise Kellogg
2
Birthdate: July 9, 1842
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 13, 1916

Clara Louise Kellogg was an American operatic soprano who appeared as prima donna at concerts and in Italian opera in London in 1867 and 1868. From 1868 to 1887, she was counted among the most important public singers. Clara Louise Kellogg also penned a memoir titled Memoirs of an American Prima Donna.

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