Famous Black Musicians - List of Famous Black Musicians
Blacks have revolutionized the music industry with their extraordinary blend of jazz, soul, rock, gospel, and R&B genres. During the 1980’s, people were fascinated with Prince’s music, which included elements of rock, jazz and blues. His music won seven Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. Louis Armstrong, one of the prominent musicians known for jazz is a trumpeter. He was one of those persons, who was socially accepted by whites during the racism period. Whitney Houston, another musician from 1980’s has her name printed in the Guinness book of world records as the most-awarded female artist of all time in 2006. Other black musicians including Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole, James Brown, Francis Johnson, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Tina Turner have showcased to the world their innate talent.
Check out the list of prominent Black musicians
The Most Famous Black Musicians
|April 4, 1913
|Muddy Waters was a blues musician referred to as the 'father of modern Chicago blues.'
|September 21, 1984
|Wale is an American rapper of Nigerian descent
|June 8, 1977
|Kanye West is an American hip-hop musician, rapper, lyricist, record producer, film director and fashion designer.
|May 3, 1933
|James Brown was an American musician and recording artist regarded as ‘The Godfather of Soul’
|December 25, 1907
|Cab Calloway was a jazz singer and bandleader
|January 25, 1938
|Etta James was an American singer-songwriter
|August 29, 1958
|Popularly referred to as King of Pop, Michael Jackson created history in the world of music with his chartbuster albums
|June 30, 1917
|Lena Horne was a famous American actress and civil rights activist and is remembered for her roles in ‘The Duke Is Tops’ and ‘Cabin in the Sky’
|May 13, 1950
|Stevie Wonder is an American musician, singer and songwriter, considered to be one of the most creative musical performers of the 20th century
|February 6, 1945
|Bob Marley is a famous Jamaican reggae singer, known for his album ‘Rastaman Vibration’