Favorite Musicians

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1. Usher Raymond

Actor | The Faculty

Usher Raymond IV was born in Dallas, Texas, to Jonetta Patton (née O'Neal) and Usher Raymond III. He began singing when he was six years old, joining the local church choir at the behest of his mother who acted as choir director. Jonetta, a single mom, raised Usher and his younger brother, James, ...

2. Leon Bridges

Soundtrack | Concussion

Leon Bridges was born on July 13, 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Todd Michael Bridges.

3. Trick Daddy

Soundtrack | The A-Team

Trick Daddy was born in 1973 in Miami, Florida, USA as Maurice Young.

4. Lil' Wayne

Soundtrack | Suicide Squad

Lil' Wayne was born on September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. He was previously married to Toya Johnson.

5. Method Man

Actor | How High

Method Man was born on April 1, 1971 in Richmond [now Staten Island], New York City, New York, USA as Clifford Smith. He is an actor, known for How High (2001), Garden State (2004) and Method & Red (2004). He has been married to Tamika Smith since March 3, 2001.

6. Jill Scott

Actress | Why Did I Get Married?

Born in 1972 in North Philadelphia, Jill Scott grew up in the ghetto with her mother, Joyce, and grandmother. A deeply loved and gifted child, she learned to talk at only eight months and was reading by age four. Always the center of attention, her principal in elementary school described her as a ...

8. D'Angelo

Soundtrack | He's Just Not That Into You

D'Angelo was born on February 11, 1974 in Richmond, Virginia, USA as Michael Eugene Archer.

9. Maxwell

Soundtrack | Life

Maxwell was born on May 23, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Maxwell Rivera.

10. Angie Stone

Actress | The Hot Chick

Angie Stone was born on December 18, 1961 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA as Angela Laverne Brown. She is known for her work on The Hot Chick (2002), Ride Along (2014) and Brown Sugar (2002).

11. Antony Hamilton

Actor | Cover Up

Though born in England in May of 1952, Antony Hamilton was adopted by an Australian military man and his wife and grew up in Adelaide, Australia. A classically trained dancer, he danced with the Australian ballet before his outstanding good looks led him into a modeling career. He modeled in Europe...

12. Ja Rule

Actor | The Fast and the Furious

Ja Rule was born on February 29, 1976 in Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Jeffrey Atkins. He is an actor, known for The Fast and the Furious (2001), Scary Movie 3 (2003) and Assault on Precinct 13 (2005). He has been married to Aisha Atkins since April 14, 2001. They have three ...

13. Redman

Soundtrack | How High

Redman was born on April 17, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey, USA as Reggie Noble.

14. DMX

Soundtrack | Exit Wounds

DMX was born on December 18, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Earl Simmons. He was previously married to Tashera Simmons.

15. Teddy Riley

Soundtrack | Money Train

Teddy Riley was born on October 8, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA as Edward Theodore Riley.

16. Lord Jamar

Soundtrack | Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

Lord Jamar was born on September 17, 1968 in New Rochelle, New York, USA as Lorenzo DeChalus. He is an actor, known for Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996), Boiler Room (2000) and Menace II Society (1993).

17. Prince

Soundtrack | Under the Cherry Moon

Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Mattie Shaw, a jazz singer and social worker, and John L. Nelson, a lyricist and pianist. His father's stage name was "Prince Rogers". His parents were both from African-American families from Louisiana. They separated during his youth, ...

18. Morris Day

Actor | Purple Rain

Morris Day was born on December 13, 1957 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Morris Eugene Day. He is an actor, known for Purple Rain (1984), The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). He was previously married to Judith Jones.

19. Jerome Benton

Actor | Under the Cherry Moon

Jerome Benton was born on September 19, 1962. He is known for his work on Under the Cherry Moon (1986), Purple Rain (1984) and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001).

20. Ray Parker Jr.

Soundtrack | Ghostbusters

Guitarist/songwriter/producer Ray Parker Jr. had hits as Raydio (the million-selling "Jack and Jill," "You Can't Change That"), Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio ("Two Places at the Same Time," "A Woman Needs Love [Just Like You Do]"), and Ray Parker Jr. (the number one R&B and pop gold single "Ghostbusters"...

21. Tamar Braxton

Actress | GangLand

Tamar Braxton was born on March 17, 1977 in Severn, Maryland, USA as Tamar Estine Braxton. She is an actress, known for GangLand, Being Mary Jane (2013) and The Bold and the Beautiful (1987). She was previously married to Vince Herbert and Delite Allamby.

22. Toni Braxton

Soundtrack | The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

Toni Braxton was born on October 7, 1966 in Severn, Maryland, USA as Toni Michelle Braxton. She was previously married to Keri Lewis.

24. Q-Tip

Soundtrack | Dope

Q-Tip was born on April 10, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Johnathan Davis. He has been married to Michele Daves since November 10, 1990.

25. Donell Jones

Soundtrack | Shaft

Donell Jones was born on May 22, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He has been married to Jasmine since 2013. They have two children.

26. Kameelah Williams

Actress | 702: You Don't Know

Kameelah Williams, aka Meelah, is a singer and song writer who got her start as the lead singer of the famous Motown 90's trio: "702". 702 consisted of Williams and sisters LeMisha and Irish Grinstead, all of who were students at the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts. Thanks to the help and ...

27. Snoop Dogg

Actor | Training Day

Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, to Beverly (Tate) and Vernell Varnado, who was a mail carrier and singer. His parents were both originally from Mississippi. He got his name from his mother, who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. Snoop is known ...

28. Rick James

Soundtrack | Suicide Squad

Rick James was born on February 1, 1948 in Buffalo, New York, USA as James Ambrose Johnson Jr. He was married to Tanya Hijazi. He died on August 6, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

29. Kendrick Lamar

Soundtrack | The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Kendrick Lamar is a hip-hop artist from Compton, California. He's signed with Dr. Dre's label, Aftermath. Kendrick also has his own label, known as 'Top Dawg Entertainment', with includes artists such as Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q and Ab Soul. Kendrick's major label debut album, 'good kid m.A.A.d city' ...

30. Ray Charles

Soundtrack | Ray

A tragic fate may have given this visionary a heightened sensitivity, perception, awareness, even expansion to his obvious musical gifts that he may have never touched upon had he not suffered from his physical affliction. Whatever it was, Ray Charles revolutionized American music and was ...

31. Dr. Dre

Soundtrack | Training Day

Considered by many to be hip-hop's greatest producer, Dr. Dre (b. André Young, February 18, 1965) pioneered gangsta hip-hop and his own variation of the sound, dubbed G-Funk. His very early albums were violent but cautionary tales of the criminal mind, but Dre's records with NWA celebrated the ...

32. Keyshia Cole

Soundtrack | Mission: Impossible III

Keyshia Cole was born on October 15, 1981 in Oakland, California, USA as Keyshia Myeshia Johnson. She has been married to Daniel Gibson since May 22, 2011. They have one child.

33. Keri Hilson

Actress | Riddick

Keri Hilson was born on December 5, 1982 in Decatur, Georgia, USA as Keri Lynn Hilson.

34. Fats Waller

Soundtrack | Eraserhead

Thomas Waller was born in 1904. He was one of the most important pianist in the history of jazz. He studied piano with James P. Johnson, one of the masters of the stride piano in the 1920s. Fats began recording his first piano solos in 1923. He worked in the revue "Hot Chocolates" in the late 1920s...

35. Duke Ellington

Composer | Anatomy of a Murder

Composer ("It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing", "Sophisticated Lady", "Mood Indigo", "Solitude", "In a Mellotone", "Satin Doll"), pianist and conductor, holder of an honorary music degree from Wilberforce University and an LHD from Milton College, Duke Ellington led his own orchestra ...

36. Eddie Murphy

Actor | The Nutty Professor

Edward Regan Murphy was born April 3, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York, to Lillian Lynch (born: Lillian Laney), a telephone operator, and Charles Edward Murphy, a transit police officer who was also an amateur comedian and actor. After his father died, his mother married Vernon Lynch, a foreman at a ...

Actually a pretty talented musicians

37. Ashanti

Actress | Coach Carter

Ashanti was born on October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, USA as Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas. She is an actress, known for Coach Carter (2005), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) and John Tucker Must Die (2006).

Awesome musician

38. Des'ree

Soundtrack | Romeo + Juliet

Des'ree was born on November 30, 1968 in London, England as Desiree Weeks.

39. Mary J. Blige

Soundtrack | Mudbound

Mary J. Blige was born on January 11, 1971 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Mary Jane Blige. She was previously married to Kendu Isaacs.



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