Musicians From Virginia

Virginia has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Patrick Wilson, Benny Blanco, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott, Timbaland and others.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Four-time Grammy-winning rapper Missy Elliott, known for her chartbusting tracks such as Get Ur Freak On, was ranked fifth on Billboard’s 100 Greatest Music Video Artists of All Time list. She was initially part of the R&B group Sista and then collaborated with Timbaland in the collective Swing Mob

 2 Timbaland

Timbaland.
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Famous As: Rapper, Record Producer
Birthdate: March 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces

Timbaland is an American rapper, DJ, singer, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. He is credited with founding a record label named 'Mosley Music Group' (MMG) and has since received appreciation for his production style. He is also credited with pioneering a technique to create a distinctive sound using breakbeats, which was influential in the rise of UK garage.

 3 Stewart Copeland

Stewart Copeland.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer

 4 Hilary Hahn

Hilary Hahn.
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Famous As: Violinist, Musician
Birthdate: November 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 5 Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Rapper-singer Pharrell Williams began his career with The Neptunes, the record-production duo he had formed with Chad Hugo. He was also part of the band N.E.R.D., as its lead vocalist. He is known for his Academy Award-nominated song Happy from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack and his 13 Grammy wins.

 6 Chad Hugo

Chad Hugo
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Famous As: Multi-Instrumentalist
Birthdate: February 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces

 7 Benny Blanco

Benny Blanco.
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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: March 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Record producer and songwriter Benny Blanco has worked with renowned artists such as Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, and Katy Perry. His debut solo single, Eastside, was a Billboard Hot 100-charter. He has won the BMI Songwriter of the Year five times. He also had a collaborative cooking show on YouTube.
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 8 Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz.
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Famous As: Singer and Musician
Birthdate: June 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Guitarist and singer Jason Mraz is known for his Billboard-charting tracks such as The Remedy (I Won't Worry) and I'm Yours. The two-time Grammy-winning artist is highly influenced by Brazilian music. He has launched The Jason Mraz Foundation and is associated with causes such as human rights and LGBT equality.

 9 Kali Uchis

Kali Uchis
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer

 10 Steve Earle

Steve Earle.
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Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Rock, country, and folk singer-songwriter, Steve Earle, developed an early interest in music and started his career when he was a teenager. Rebellious as a young man, he went through his share of struggles before he was able to establish himself successfully as a singer. Also a political activist, he is a vocal opponent of capital punishment. 

 11 Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann.
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Famous As: Alternative Artist
Birthdate: September 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo

Aimee Mann is an American singer and songwriter whose song Save Me, which she recorded for the soundtrack of the film Magnolia, earned her a Grammy Award and Academy Award nomination. Apart from being a singer and songwriter, Aimee Mann has also made several appearances on film and television. She also appears on the albums of other artists.

 12 D'Angelo

D'Angelo
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 13 Dee Dee Ramone

Dee Dee Ramone.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 5, 2002

Douglas Glenn Colvin, or Dee Dee Ramone, was a co-founder, bassist, and singer of the punk rock band The Ramones. He had also written some of the band’s hits such as Wart Hog and Rockaway Beach. He had a lifelong struggle with heroin addiction and died of a drug overdose.

 14 Roy Clark

Roy Clark
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 15, 2018

 15 Bruce Randall Hornsby

Bruce Randall Hornsby
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 16 Kiely Williams

Kiely Williams
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer

 17 Wes Borland

Wes Borland
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 18 Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer

Patrick Wilson is an American actor, director, and singer. He is known for his contribution across all the three major acting mediums. Well-known for playing demonologist Ed Warren in popular supernatural horror film, The Conjuring, Patrick Wilson is often cast in horror films, due to which he has earned a reputation as a scream king in Hollywood.

 19 Clarence Clemons

Clarence Clemons
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Famous As: Musicians
Birthdate: January 11, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 18, 2011

Clarence Clemons, also popular as The Big Man, gained fame as the saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. While he joined the Maryland State College on both football and music scholarships, a car accident later ended his football dreams. He also had his own band, The Red Bank Rockers.

 20 Juice Newton

Juice Newton
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 21 James Murphy

James Murphy
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 22 Gene Vincent

Gene Vincent
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 12, 1971

 23 Maybelle Carter

Maybelle Carter
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 10, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 23, 1978

 24 Keely Smith

Keely Smith
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Famous As: Singer, Jazz musician
Birthdate: March 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces

 25 Steve Cardenas

Steve Cardenas
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Famous As: Martial artist
Birthdate: May 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini

 26 Jake E. Lee

Jake E. Lee
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: February 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 27 Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 17, 2006

 28 Mike Scott

Mike Scott
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Birthdate: December 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 29 Trevor Moore

Trevor Moore
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries

 30 Anita Carter

Anita Carter
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 31, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 29, 1999

 31 Charlie Byrd

Charlie Byrd
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 2, 1999

 32 Janette Carter

Janette Carter
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 22, 2006

 33 Zuill Bailey

Zuill Bailey
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Famous As: Cellist, Music pedagogue
Birthdate: April 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus

 34 Don Pullen

Don Pullen
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Famous As: Jazz Pianist
Birthdate: December 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 22, 1995

 35 Mahlon Clark

Mahlon Clark
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 20, 2007

 36 Steve Wilson

Steve Wilson
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 37 Leek Jack

Leek Jack.
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Famous As: Musical Artist
Birthdate: May 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus

 38 Dock Boggs

Dock Boggs
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Famous As: Singer, Banjo player
Birthdate: February 7, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 7, 1971

 39 Buddy Charleton

Buddy Charleton
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 25, 2011

 40 Jerome Brailey

Jerome Brailey
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Famous As: Drummer, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo

 41 Carter Beauford

Carter Beauford
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Famous As: Drummer, Musician
Birthdate: November 2, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 42 Lonnie Liston Smith

Lonnie Liston Smith
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Famous As: Jazz musician
Birthdate: December 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 43 Zac Hanson

Zac Hanson
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra