April 24, 2024
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Music is a universal language that transcends borders, and at the heart of this language are the singers who bring songs to life. Here's a look at 30 of the most famous singers of all time, whose voices have echoed across generations and continue to inspire countless artists today.

I’m very crazy about music! Don’t you prefer to relax after or during working with music? It can always calm down our anxious minds. So, today I have prepared 30 common famous singers of all time.

They are mainly from 1930 to 2001. Some of them you need to be more familiar with. But I have to say. They are essential in their musical career.

Let’s get reading and find their information and achievements! If there is your favorite singer, please remember to share more about him or her!

1. Billie Eilish

Famous Singers of All Time_Billie Eilish

Born: December 18, 2001
Key Tracks: “Bad Guy,” “My Future,” “Everything I Wanted”

Billie Eilish Pirates Baird O’Connell is an American singer and songwriter. She reached the top 15 on the record charts in several countries, such as the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. She has a history of political activism focused on climate change awareness, body positivity, women’s reproductive rights, and gender equality.

2. Troye Sivan

Famous Singers of All Time_Troye Sivan

Born: June 5, 1995
Key Tracks: “My My My!” “Youth,” “Rush,”

Troye Sivan Mellet is an Australian singer, actor, and former YouTuber. Sivan’s favorite artists include Amy Winehouse, Taylor Swift, and Lorde. Michael Jackson and Frank Ocean also inspired him. His music has been described as “layered electro-pop with a sustained EDM overtone.”

3. Justin Bieber

Famous Singers of All Time_Justin Bieber

Born: March 1, 1994
Key Tracks: “Baby,” “Love Yourself,” “What Do You Mean?”

Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer. He is recognized for his genre-fused musicianship and global influence on modern popular music. Bieber is among the most famous music artists, with estimated sales of more than 150 million records worldwide.

4. Ariana Grande

Famous Singers of All Time_Ariana Grande

Born: June 26, 1993
Key Tracks: “Problem,” “7 Rings,” “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored”

Ariana Grande-Butera is an American songwriter, singer, and actor. An influential contemporary pop artist, often regarded as a pop icon. She is known for her four-octave vocal range and whistling range, which has earned her critical acclaim. She has also broken multiple records on the Billboard charts with her albums, songs, and artist status.

5. Selena Gomez

Famous Singers of All Time_Selena Gomez

Born: July 22, 1992
Key Tracks: “Come & Get It,” “Same Old Love,” “Lose You to Love Me”

Selena Marie Gomez is an actress, American singer, producer, and businesswoman. She has been awarded various accolades and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2017. And she has also broken 16 Guinness World Records. Time magazine described her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.

6. Taylor Swift

Famous Singers of All Time_Taylor Swift

Born: December 13, 1989
Key Tracks: “Love Story,” “You Belong with Me,” “Lover”

Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for her songwriting, musical versatility, artistic innovation, and influence on the music industry. She is also one of my favorite famous signers. Taylor is a cultural preeminent of the 21st century. She is also one of the best-selling musicians, the most streamed woman, and the only artist with five albums selling more than one million copies in the United States.

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7. Jessie J

Famous Singers of All Time_Jessie J

Born: March 27, 1988
Key Tracks: “Price Tag,” “Bang Bang,” ” Who You Are”

Jessica Ellen Cornish is an English singer known professionally as Jessie J., Born and raised in London. She began her stage career at 11 with a role in Whistle Down the Wind. She draws on various influences for her unconventional musical and performance style combining soul vocals with contemporary R&B, pop, electro-pop, and hip-hop beats.

8. Adele

Famous Singers of All Time_Adele

Born: May 5, 1988
Key Tracks: “Someone Like You,” “Easy on Me,” “Rolling in the Deep”

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, commonly known as Adele, is an English singer-songwriter. She is known for her powerful mezzo-soprano voice and songwriting. She was named the best-selling artist of the decade in the 2010s in the US and globally and the best-selling female artist of the 21st century in the UK.

9. Rihanna

Famous Singers of All Time_Rihanna

Born: February 20, 1988
Key Tracks: “Diamonds,” “S&M,” “What’s My Name?”

Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbados singer, businesswoman, and actress. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest singers of the 21st century. Rihanna is the second best-selling female music artist and the most certified female artist ever in RIAA Top Artists (Digital Singles) rankings.

10. Lady Gaga

Famous Singers of All Time_Lady Gaga

Born: March 28, 1986
Key Tracks: “Just Dance,” “Poker Face,” “Bad Romance”

Lady Gaga is an American songwriter, singer, and actress. She is known for her remodeling and versatility in the entertainment industry. Public reception for her music, fashion sense, and personality has been polarized.

11. Avril Lavigne

Famous Singers of All Time_Avril Lavigne

Born: September 27, 1984
Key Tracks: “Complicated,” “Girlfriend,” “Innocence”

Avril Ramona Lavigne is one of the Canadian singers and songwriters. She is considered a key musician in developing pop punk, as she paved the way for the female-led, punk-influenced pop of the early 2000s.

12. Katy Perry

Famous Singers of All Time_Katy Perry

Born: October 25, 1984
Key Tracks: ” I Kissed a Girl,” “Firework,” ” Roar”

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, better known as Katy Perry. She is an American songwriter, singer, and television personality. Perry is among the best-selling music artists, with over 143 million records sold worldwide. She is the female artist with the most Diamond-certified singles in the United States.

13. Kelly Clarkson

Famous Singers of All Time_Kelly Clarkson

Born: April 24, 1982
Key Tracks: “A Moment Like This,” “Because of You,” “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”

Kelly Brianne, known professionally as Kelly Clarkson, is an American singer, songwriter, author, and television personality. She became the first artist to top the Billboard Pop, Adult Contemporary, Adult Pop, Country, and Dance charts.

14. Beyoncé

Famous Singers of All Time_Beyoncé

Born: September 4, 1981
Key Tracks: “Crazy in Love,” “Irreplaceable,” “Halo”

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American songwriter, singer, and businesswoman. Known as the “Queen of the Bey,” she is widely recognized for her boundary-pushing artistic talents and vocal performances. Beyoncé is considered the greatest entertainer. She has become an influential pop culture figure of the 21st century for her contributions to music and visual media.

15. Sia

Famous Singers of All Time_Sia

Born: December 18, 1975
Key Tracks: “Chandelier,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Breathe Me”

Sia Kate Isobelle Furler is an Australian singer and songwriter. She was a vocalist in the psychedelic jazz band Crisp in the mid-1990s. Sia had her breakthrough as a solo artist in 2014 when her sixth studio album.

16. Mariah Carey

Famous Singers of All Time_Mariah Carey

Born: March 27, 1969
Key Tracks: “Hero,” “Without You,” “Always Be My Baby”

Mariah Carey is a songwriter, American singer, record producer, and actress. Carey is an influential figure in pop music. She was credited with influencing vocal styles in contemporary music. She was also dubbed the “Queen of Christmas” for the enduring popularity of her holiday music.

17. Whitney Houston

Famous Singers of All Time_Whitney Houston

Born: August 9, 1963
Key Tracks: “I Will Always Love You,” “I Have Nothing,” “Heartbreak Hotel”

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer and actress. Her nickname is “The Voice”. She is among the best-selling music artists of all time, with over 220 million records sold worldwide. Houston has influenced many pop singers. And she is known for her powerful, soulful singing voice, vocal improvisation skills, and use of gospel singing techniques in popular music.

18. Michael Jackson

Famous Singers of All Time_Michael Jackson

Born: August 29, 1958
Key Tracks: “Beat It,” “Thriller”

Michael Joseph Jackson was one of the American songwriters, singers, dancers, and philanthropists. He was known as the “King of Pop.” He is considered one of the most important cultural figures of the 20th century. His contributions to music, dance, fashion, and widely publicized personal life have made him a global figure in popular culture.

19. Prince

Famous Singers of All Time_Prince

Born: June 7, 1958
Key Tracks: “Uptown,” “Dirty Mind,” “When You Were Mine”

Prince Rogers Nelson was an American songwriter, singer, musician, and record producer. He has received numerous awards and reputations and is widely regarded as one of the most excellent musicians of his generation. He is known for his flamboyant androgynous images. Prince is famous for more than 100 million records worldwide. This makes him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

20. Bruce Springsteen

Famous Singers of All Time_Bruce Springsteen

Born: September 23, 1949
Key Tracks: “Badlands,” “Prove It All Night,” “The Promised Land”

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is an American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Springsteen was the founder of heartland rock. It is a genre that combines mainstream rock music with poetic and socially conscious lyrics about life in working-class America.

21. Robert Plant

Famous Singers of All Time_Robert Plant

Born: August 20, 1948
Key Tracks: “Tall Cool One,” “Ship of Fools”

Robert Anthony Plant CBE is an English songwriter and singer, best known as the lead singer of the Led Zeppelin rock band from its formation in 1968 until 1980 and lyricist. He was regarded as one of rock’s greatest singers musically. He was known for his flamboyant personality and raw stage presence.

22. Elton John

Famous Singers of All Time_Elton John

Born: March 25, 1947
Key Tracks: “Your Song,” “Lady Samantha,” “Levon”

Sir Elton Hercules John CH CBE is an English singer, Pianist, and composer. His musical and showmanship had a significant impact on popular music. His works were acclaimed by critics and musicians, especially for his work in the 1970s and his lasting impact on the music industry.

Outside of music, John is also an HIV/AIDS charity fundraiser. He was awarded as a knight by Queen Elizabeth II for his reputation in music and charitable service and was named a Companion of the Order of Honor in 2020.

23. David Bowie

Famous Singers of All Time_David Bowie

Born: January 8, 1947
Key Tracks: “Ashes to Ashes,” “Cat People (Putting Out Fire)”

David Robert Jones is known professionally as David Bowie. He was an English singer-songwriter and actor. He was a leading figure in the music industry. And he was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Bowie was well-received by critics and musicians, especially for his innovative compositions in the 1970s.

24. Tina Turner

Famous Singers of All Time_Tina Turner

Born: November 26, 1939
Key Tracks: “What’s Love Got to Do with It,” “Private Dancer”

Tina Turner was a singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known as the “Queen of Rock and Roll.” She got fame as the lead singer of the Ike and Tina Turner Opera Company before launching a successful career as a soloist. She is known for her “strutting, sexy, powerful, husky voice and unstoppable energy.”

25. Etta James

Famous Singers of All Time_Etta James

Born: January 25, 1938
Key Tracks: “The Wallflower,” “At Last,” “Tell Mama,” “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”

Jamesetta Hawkins, known professionally as Etta James, was an American singer who played a variety of genres. They include gospel Music, blues, jazz, R&B, rock, and soul. People called her “one of the greatest voices of the century” and “the matriarch of the blues forever.”

26. Elvis Presley

Famous Singers of All Time_Elvis Presley

Born: January 8, 1935
Key Tracks: “Heartbreak Hotel,”

Elvis Aaron Presley, commonly known simply as Elvis, was an American singer and actor. He is known as the “King of Rock and Roll.” He is respected as one of the most important cultural figures of the 20th century.

Presley’s energetic interpretation of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined with the unique influence of interracial in an era of changing race relations, made him a huge success.

27. James Brown

Famous Singers of All Time_James Brown

Born: May 3, 1933
Key Tracks: “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” “I Got You,” “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”

James Joseph Brown was an American musician. As the originator of funk and a major figure in 20th-century music, he has been honored with various titles.

Brown recorded and released 17 singles, reaching number one on the Billboard R&B chart. He also keeps the record for most singles that have not reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

28. Patsy Cline

Famous Singers of All Time_Patsy Cline

Born: September 8, 1932
Key Tracks: ” A Church, a Courtroom, then Goodbye,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Crazy”

Patsy Cline was an American singer. She is respected as one of the most influential singers of the 20th century and one of the first country music artists to cross over to pop. During her eight-year recording career, Klein had several hit singles, including two No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country and West End charts.

After dying, Kline has been considered one of the most famous, respected, and influential performers of the 20th century. Artists of all types and styles have been inspired by her songs. People also see her as one of the first women to sing in country music.

29. Johnny Cash

Famous Singers of All Time_Johnny Cash

Born: February 26, 1932
Key Tracks: ” I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire”

John R. Cash was an American country singer-songwriter. Much of Cash’s music incorporates grief, moral tribulation, and redemption themes, especially later in his career. He is known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice.

Cash is among the best-selling music artists, with over 90 million records sold worldwide. His musical style spans country, rock, country rock, blues, folk, and gospel.

30. Ray Charles

Famous Singers of All Time_Ray Charles

Born: September 23, 1930
Key Tracks: “Georgia On My Mind,” “Confession Blues”

Ray Charles Robinson Sr. was an American singer, songwriter, and Pianist. He is respected as one of history’s most iconic and influential singers. He was often referred to as a “genius” by his contemporaries.

For his musical accomplishments, Charles has won a Kennedy Center Honor, the National Medal of Arts, and the Polar Music Award.


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