Famous African American Singers - List of Famous African American Singers
Music is a field which has been constantly evolving since time immemorial. The rich history of American music has witnessed several significant changes over the past few centuries. Many individuals of African American descent have made waves in the recent past for their prowess in music and have earned many accolades including prestigious awards for their efforts. The most popular example would probably be the king of pop Michael Jackson, who revolutionized world music with his style. His tracks such as ‘Beat It’, ‘Thriller’, ‘Billie Jean’ and ‘Black or White’ are anthems among the youth even today. Michael, or MJ as he’s popularly known, is a recipient of 13 Grammy awards. He has also been felicitated with 26 American music Awards for his incredible talent. Many of his songs have topped the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ charts. The legendary Ray Charles is another legendary musician who has millions of followers worldwide. He was also mentioned in the list of ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’, published by the ‘Rolling Stones’ magazine. Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Whitney Houston, Beyonce and Nina Simone are a few other African American singers who have made their community proud. Some of these singers also enjoy a major fan following on social media platforms as well. Scroll below to know the names of singers of African American descent who have changed world music in a great way. Some of their works have influenced many famous singers of today.
Ray Charles, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Beyonce are a few famous American singers.
The Most Famous African American Singers
|Snoop Dogg||October 20, 1971||American||Snoop Dogg is an American rapper and actor who emerged as one of the best-known figures in gangsta rap during the 1990s|
|Kanye West||June 8, 1977||American||Kanye West is an American hip-hop musician, rapper, lyricist, record producer, film director and fashion designer.|
|Coolio||August 1, 1963||American||Coolio is a well-known American rap artist, musician and record producer|
|Lauryn Hill||May 26, 1975||American||Lauryn Noelle Hill is a famous hip-hop female artist from America who is into singing, songwriting, rapping, production and acting|
|Orlando Brown||December 4, 1987||American||Orlando Brown is an African-American actor, rapper, voice actor, and singer|
|Ice Cube||June 15, 1969||American||Ice Cube is an American hip hop artist, actor and record producer|
|Nelly||November 2, 1974||American||Nelly is a Grammy Award winning American rapper and actor|
|James Brown||May 3, 1933||American||James Brown was an American musician and recording artist regarded as ‘The Godfather of Soul’|
|Dr. Dre||February 18, 1965||American||Dr Dre (Andre Romelle Young) is an American rapper, producer and entrepreneur|
|Aaliyah||January 16, 1979||American||Aaliyah was an American singer best known for her album ‘Age Ain't Nothing but a Number’|