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A vocalist is a singer who sings with a group. We have compiled list of famous vocalists who have made a mark with their brilliant singing. This list contains names such as Jim Morrison, Frank Sinatra Jr., Phil Lynott, The Edge, Danger Mouse and many others from all over the world.
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Tom Petty
(Rock Singer, Guitarist)
Tom Petty
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Birthdate: October 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States
Died: October 2, 2017

A rock icon and creator of sprit-lifting songs, Thomas Earl Petty was one of the defining musicians of the 1970s and the lead vocalist and guitarist of the band Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Writing songs and creating music up till his last breath, Petty is noted for positivity and self- liberation themed songs, a rarity in rock music.

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Chris Cornell
(Lead vocalist of the Rock Bands 'Soundgarden' & 'Audioslave')
Chris Cornell
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Birthdate: July 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: May 18, 2017

Singer, songwriter, and musician Chris Cornell rose to fame as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. One of the key figures of the 1990s grunge movement, he also had a successful solo career. Unfortunately, he suffered from depression and died of suicide at the peak of his career.

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Jim Morrison
(Lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Doors')
Jim Morrison
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Birthdate: December 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States
Died: July 3, 1971

Considered the prototypical rock star, Jim Morrison remains one of the most influential singer-songwriters, almost five decades after his death. Jim influenced the counterculture of the 1960s as he embodied the hippie counterculture rebellion. Due to his erratic performances and wild personality, he is regarded as one of the most iconic frontmen in rock history.

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Louis Armstrong
(American Writer & Professor of Biochemistry Best Known for His Hard Science Fiction Novels)
Louis Armstrong
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Birthdate: August 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: July 6, 1971

Louis Armstrong was an American trumpeter and singer who played an important role in the development of jazz. Thanks to his playing, trumpet became known as a solo instrument and jazz, which was previously known as a collectively improvised folk music, became a soloist's art form. Not surprisingly, Louis Armstrong is widely accepted as the embodiment of jazz. 

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Regis Philbin
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Birthdate: August 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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Elizabeth Gillies
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Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Haworth, New Jersey, United States

Elizabeth Gillies is a popular American actress and singer who started her acting career at the age of 15 when she was cast to play the character of Lucy in the Broadway musical 13. She then went on to establish herself as an actress in the American film and TV industry, thanks to her hard work and skills.

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Jason Alexander
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Birthdate: September 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
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Vince Neil
(The Lead Vocalist & Occasional Rhythm Guitarist of Heavy Metal Band 'Mötley Crüe')
Vince Neil
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Birthdate: February 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Vince Neil, lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, had a successful solo career too, with albums such as Tattoos & Tequila. He owns several businesses, including a tattoo parlor and a vineyard. He was imprisoned for vehicular manslaughter in the death of Hanoi Rocks drummer Razzle.

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Shelley Duvall
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Birthdate: July 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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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
Birthplace: New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States

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. . 

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Robert Palmer
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Birthdate: January 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Batley, England
Died: September 26, 2003
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Isaac Hayes
(Singer-songwriter)
Isaac Hayes
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Birthdate: August 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Covington, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 10, 2008
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Susanna Hoffs
(Singer-songwriter best known as a co-founder of the Bangles)
Susanna Hoffs
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Birthdate: January 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Robert Englund
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Birthdate: June 6, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States
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Nichelle Nichols
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Birthdate: December 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Robbins, Illinois, United States
Died: July 30, 2022
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Eleanor Tomlinson
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Birthdate: May 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: England, UK
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Julian Casablancas
(Lead Vocalist & Primary Songwriter of the Rock Band 'The Strokes')
Julian Casablancas
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Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Julian Casablancas is an American record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is credited with co-founding the rock band The Strokes. Thanks to his success as a singer and songwriter, Casablancas has inspired many other musicians, such as Alex Turner. In 2004, Courtney Love released a song about Julian Casablancas titled But Julian, I'm a Little Bit Older Than You.

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Maria von Trapp
(Stepmother and Matriarch of the 'Trapp Family Singers')
Maria von Trapp
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Birthdate: January 26, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: March 28, 1987

Maria von Trapp was the matriarch of the Austrian singing family, Trapp Family Singers. As a young woman, she married widowed naval commander Georg von Trapp. He already had seven children from his first wife, and the couple had three more. The family began singing together at events and became a popular touring act called the Trapp Family Singers. 

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Charley Pride
(Country Singer and One of Three African-American Members of the 'Grand Ole Opr')
Charley Pride
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Birthdate: March 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sledge, Mississippi, United States
Died: December 12, 2020
Charley Pride was an American professional baseball player, guitarist, and singer. During the 1970s, Pride became the best-selling singer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. In his illustrious career, Pride won many awards including three American Music Awards and four Grammy Awards. In 2000, Pride was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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Chet Baker
(Trumpeter and Vocalist Known for Major Innovations in 'Cool Jazz')
Chet Baker
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Birthdate: December 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yale, Oklahoma, United States
Died: May 13, 1988

Chet Baker was an American vocalist and jazz trumpeter. He achieved recognition during the 1950s and his innovations within cool jazz, a style of modern jazz music, earned him the nickname prince of cool. However, his drug addiction overshadowed much of his professional achievements. His life and work inspired the 2015 drama film Born to Be Blue.

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Matthew Morrison
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Birthdate: October 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Ord, California Fort Ord, California, United States
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Normani Hamilton
(Member of One of the Best-Selling Girl Groups of All Time 'Fifth Harmony')
Normani Hamilton
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Birthdate: May 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Normani Hamilton is an American dancer and singer. Hamilton, who was part of the popular girl group Fifth Harmony, has won several awards, such as BMI Awards and iHeartRadio Music Awards. Also a philanthropist, Hamilton has been involved with charities like the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Since 2017, she has been serving as a global ambassador for the American Cancer Society.

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Lita Ford
(Lead Guitarist Of The Rock Band 'The Runaways')
Lita Ford
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Birthdate: September 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

Lita Ford is an English-born American vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead guitarist for The Runaways, a now-defunct rock band. Also a humanitarian, Ford took part in a cooking television game show titled Chopped in an attempt to raise $10,000 for her charity. In the 2010 film The Runaways, Ford was played by Scout Taylor-Compton.

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Boz Scaggs
(Singer)
Boz Scaggs
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Birthdate: June 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA
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The Edge
(Lead Guitarist and Keyboardist of the Rock Band 'U2')
The Edge
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Birthdate: August 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barking, London, England

David Howell Evans, better known as The Edge, is a musician and songwriter. He first gained fame as the keyboardist, lead guitarist, and backing vocalist of the rock band U2. He is known for his signature style of guitar playing. Besides music, he is an advocate for human rights and is involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors. 

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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
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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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Mabel
(Singer-songwriter)
Mabel
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Birthdate: February 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

Born to a music producer father, Cameron McVey, and a singer mother, Neneh Cherry, Mabel McVey was destined to make a career in music. The English singer-songwriter debuted on SoundCloud with her track Know Me Better. It is believed she had initially used music as a therapy for her anxiety.

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Benjamin Orr
(Best Known as the Bassist, Co-founder, and Co-lead Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The Cars')
Benjamin Orr
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Birthdate: September 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
Died: October 3, 2000
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Rita Coolidge
(Musician)
Rita Coolidge
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Birthdate: May 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lafayette, Tennessee, United States
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Romeo Santos
(Lead Member and Vocalist of the Bachata Group 'Aventura')
Romeo Santos
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Birthdate: July 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
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Jessica Lowndes
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Birthdate: November 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
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Chris Robinson
(Musician)
Chris Robinson
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Birthdate: December 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, U.S.
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Tommy DeVito
(Founding member, vocalist, and lead guitarist of rock band the Four Seasons)
Tommy DeVito
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Birthdate: June 19, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belleville, New Jersey, United States
Died: September 21, 2020
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Betty Buckley
(Actress)
Betty Buckley
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Birthdate: July 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Big Spring, Texas Big Spring, Texas, United States
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Morten Harket
(Best Known as the Lead Singer of the Synthpop/Rock Band 'A-ha')
Morten Harket
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Birthdate: September 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kongsberg, Norway

Morten Harket is a Norwegian vocalist and musician. He is most popular as the lead singer of the synthpop/rock band A-ha. The band has released ten studio albums to date. Before joining the band, he used to sing for the blues outfit Souldier Blue. He has often been praised for his incredibly strong falsetto.  

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Captain Beefheart
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Birthdate: January 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glendale, California, U.S.
Died: December 17, 2010
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Andra Day
(Singer-songwriter)
Andra Day
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Birthdate: December 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington (state) Washington, U.S.
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Bruce Randall Hornsby
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Birthdate: November 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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Pat Smear
(Musician)
Pat Smear
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Birthdate: August 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Los Angeles, California, USA
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LeToya Luckett
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Birthdate: March 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
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Brittany Howard
(Musician)
Brittany Howard
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Birthdate: October 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Athens, Alabama Athens, Alabama, United States
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Niki
(Singer)
Niki
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Birthdate: January 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia
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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
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States

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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Leslie Uggams
(Actress)
Leslie Uggams
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Birthdate: May 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
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George Thorogood
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Birthdate: February 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, USA
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Floor Jansen
(Lead Vocalist of Finnish Symphonic Metal Band 'Nightwish')
Floor Jansen
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Birthdate: February 21, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Goirle, Netherlands

Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer best known for her association with the Finnish band Nightwish. She is also widely known for her role in the popular TV program Beste Zangers. In 2018, she was honored with the Buma Rocks! Export prize. In 2020, Floor Jansen won the Popprijs at the Noorderslag festival.

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Brad Delp
(Singer-songwriter)
Brad Delp
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Birthdate: June 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 9, 2007
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Kim Deal
(Singer)
Kim Deal
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Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA
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Carl Perkins
(Singer-songwriter)
Carl Perkins
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Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tiptonville, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 19, 1998
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Brett Eldredge
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Birthdate: March 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, Illinois, United States