Musicians From Virginia

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Virginia has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Christopher Maurice Brown, Pharrell Williams, June Carter Cash, Missy Elliott, Benny Blanco and others.
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Missy Elliott
(Rapper Known for Singles "Get Ur Freak On," "The Rain," and "Lose Control.")
Missy Elliott
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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
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Timbaland
(Rapper, Record Producer)
Timbaland
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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.

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Stewart Copeland
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Birthdate: July 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
 4 
Christopher Maurice Brown
(One of the World's Best-Selling R&B and Hip-Hop Music Artists)
Christopher Maurice Brown
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Birthdate: May 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
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June Carter Cash
(Country Singer, Five-Time Grammy Award-Winner)
June Carter Cash
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Birthdate: June 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 15, 2003

A woman of many talents, June Carter Cash was an American singer-songwriter, author, comedian, actress, and dancer. In 2003, she was named in Country Music Television's 40 Greatest Women of Country Music list. Her relationship with Johnny Cash inspired the 2005 film Walk the Line, where she was portrayed by Reese Witherspoon. June was also a well-known philanthropist.

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Pharrell Williams
(Lead Vocalist of the of the Hip Hop Band ‘N.E.R.D’)
Pharrell Williams
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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.
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Hilary Hahn
(Violinist, Musician)
Hilary Hahn
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Birthdate: November 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Chad Hugo
(Multi-Instrumentalist)
Chad Hugo
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Birthdate: February 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Trey Songz
(Contemporary R&B Singer, Songwriter & Producer)
Trey Songz
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Birthdate: November 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Grammy-nominated rapper Tremaine Aldon Neverson, better known as Trey Songz, soared to fame with his chartbusting tracks such as Can't Help but Wait and Say Aah. His hit track Bottoms Up featured rapper Nicki Minaj. He has also appeared in movies such as Blood Brother and Texas Chainsaw 3D.
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Benny Blanco
(Record producer)
Benny Blanco
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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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Kali Uchis
(American Grammy Award Winning Musician Known for His Debut Album 'Isolation')
Kali Uchis
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Birthdate: July 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer

Kali Uchis is an American singer who sings in English and Spanish languages. Uchis achieved international recognition after the release of her hit debut studio album Isolation. Over the course of her career, Kali Uchis has received several prestigious awards such as the Grammy Award, Billboard Music Award, and American Music Award.

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Steve Earle
(Musician, Singer-songwriter)
Steve Earle
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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. 

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Jason Mraz
(Best Known for His Debut Album 'Waiting for My Rocket to Come' and Single 'I'm Yours')
Jason Mraz
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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.
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Roy Clark
(Singer)
Roy Clark
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Birthdate: April 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 15, 2018
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Dee Dee Ramone
(Founding Member and Bassist of the Punk Rock Band the 'Ramones')
Dee Dee Ramone
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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.

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Aimee Mann
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Academy Award Winning Soundtrack for the Film 'Magnolia')
Aimee Mann
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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.

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D'Angelo
(Singer-songwriter)
D'Angelo
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Birthdate: February 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Bruce Randall Hornsby
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Birthdate: November 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Clarence Clemons
(Best Known as the Saxophonist of the Rock Band 'The E Street Band')
Clarence Clemons
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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.

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Wes Borland
(Guitarist for the Rap Metal Band ‘Limp Bizkit’ & Lead Vocalist of the Industrial Band ‘Black Light Burns’)
Wes Borland
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Birthdate: February 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Wes Borland is a rock musician best known for his association with the popular rock band, Limp Bizkit. Borland is also credited with co-founding an experimental metal band named Big Dumb Face. Known for his elaborate visual appearance, Borland often wears a mask while performing. He was named in the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time list by the magazine Total Guitar.

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Kiely Williams
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Birthdate: July 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Neko Case
(Singer-Songwriter)
Neko Case
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Birthdate: September 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Juice Newton
(Singer)
Juice Newton
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Birthdate: February 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Gene Vincent
(Musician)
Gene Vincent
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Birthdate: February 11, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 12, 1971
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Trevor Moore
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Birthdate: April 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
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Randy Blythe
(Heavy metal singer known as the lead singer and lyricist of heavy metal band Lamb of God)
Randy Blythe
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Birthdate: February 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Maybelle Carter
(Musician)
Maybelle Carter
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Birthdate: May 10, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 23, 1978
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Jake E. Lee
(Guitarist)
Jake E. Lee
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Birthdate: February 15, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Keely Smith
(Jazz Singer Who Released Hits Like ‘That Old Black Magic’ and ‘I Wish You Love’)
Keely Smith
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Birthdate: March 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 16, 2017
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Ruth Brown
(Singer-songwriter)
Ruth Brown
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Birthdate: January 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 17, 2006
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Steve Cardenas
(Martial artist)
Steve Cardenas
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Birthdate: May 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini

Steve Cardenas is an American musician, martial artist, and actor. He is known for playing Rocky DeSantos in the superhero TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. A black belt in Taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Cardenas is also renowned for his achievements in martial arts. He holds several awards, including a gold medal at the Jujitsu Pro Gear Open in 2010.

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Carter Beauford
(Drummer, Musician)
Carter Beauford
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Birthdate: November 2, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Helen Carter
(Singer-Songwriter)
Helen Carter
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Birthdate: September 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 2, 1998
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Anita Carter
(Singer)
Anita Carter
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Birthdate: March 31, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 29, 1999
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Charlie Byrd
(Musician)
Charlie Byrd
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Birthdate: September 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 2, 1999
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Tommy Newsom
(Saxophonist)
Tommy Newsom
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Birthdate: February 25, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 28, 2007
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Lonnie Liston Smith
(Jazz musician)
Lonnie Liston Smith
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Birthdate: December 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Thomas Youngblood
(Guitarist, songwriter, and founding member of power metal band Kamelot)
Thomas Youngblood
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Birthdate: May 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Janette Carter
(Musician)
Janette Carter
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Birthdate: July 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 22, 2006
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Dock Boggs
(Singer, Banjo player)
Dock Boggs
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Birthdate: February 7, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 7, 1971
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General Johnson
(Singer songwriter, Record producer)
General Johnson
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Birthdate: May 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 13, 2010
 42 
Zuill Bailey
(Cellist, Music pedagogue)
Zuill Bailey
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Birthdate: April 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Don Pullen
(Jazz Pianist)
Don Pullen
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Birthdate: December 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 22, 1995
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Jerome Brailey
(Drummer, Songwriter)
Jerome Brailey
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Birthdate: August 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
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Mahlon Clark
(Musician)
Mahlon Clark
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Birthdate: March 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 20, 2007
 46 
Steve Wilson
(Musician)
Steve Wilson
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Birthdate: February 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Leek Jack
(Musical Artist)
Leek Jack
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Birthdate: May 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Zac Hanson
(Musician)
Zac Hanson
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Birthdate: October 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
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Buddy Charleton
(Musician)
Buddy Charleton
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Birthdate: March 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 25, 2011