Famous Black Musicians - List of Famous Black Musicians - page 3

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.

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The Most Famous Black Musicians

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Muddy WatersApril 4, 1913AmericanMuddy Waters was a blues musician referred to as the 'father of modern Chicago blues.'
WaleSeptember 21, 1984AmericanWale is an American rapper of Nigerian descent
Kanye WestJune 8, 1977AmericanKanye West is an American hip-hop musician, rapper, lyricist, record producer, film director and fashion designer.
James BrownMay 3, 1933AmericanJames Brown was an American musician and recording artist regarded as ‘The Godfather of Soul’
Etta JamesJanuary 25, 1938AmericanEtta James was an American singer-songwriter
Michael JacksonAugust 29, 1958AmericanPopularly referred to as King of Pop, Michael Jackson created history in the world of music with his chartbuster albums
Cab CallowayDecember 25, 1907AmericanCab Calloway was a jazz singer and bandleader
Bob MarleyFebruary 6, 1945JamaicanBob Marley is a famous Jamaican reggae singer, known for his album ‘Rastaman Vibration’
Stevie WonderMay 13, 1950AmericanStevie Wonder is an American musician, singer and songwriter, considered to be one of the most creative musical performers of the 20th century
Lena HorneJune 30, 1917AmericanLena 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’
Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus was an eminent African-American jazz musician

AmericanApril 22, 1922139 views

Ray Charles

Ray Charles was a popular American singer, songwriter and was the discoverer of soul music

AmericanSeptember 23, 1930196 views

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole was an American musician, singer and jazz pianist

AmericanMarch 17, 1919132 views

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters was a blues musician referred to as the 'father of modern Chicago blues.'

AmericanApril 4, 19133,592 views

Michael Jackson

Popularly referred to as King of Pop, Michael Jackson created history in the world of music with his chartbuster albums

AmericanAugust 29, 1958313 views

Kanye West

Kanye West is an American hip-hop musician, rapper, lyricist, record producer, film director and fashion designer.

AmericanJune 8, 1977650 views

Kodie Shane

Kodie Shane is an American rapper and singer, best known as the only female member of Lil Yachty's ‘Sailing Team.’ This biography profiles her childhood, family, personal life, etc.

AmericanOctober 28, 1998218 views

Fatboy SSE

Fatboy SSE (Tyriq Thomas Kimbrough) is an American rapper, comedian, and social-media celebrity

AmericanNovember 16, 1993198 views

NBA 3Three

NBA 3Three is an American musical artist and a part of the Louisiana-based famous rap collective ‘Never Broke Again’ (NBA).

AmericanApril 8, 1998236 views

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington was an American jazz composer and performer who is among one of the greatest names in the history of jazz

AmericanApril 29, 1899189 views