My Favorite Male Performing Artists

by secret_inamorata | created - 31 May 2013 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

1. Jason Mraz

Soundtrack | 50 First Dates

Jason Mraz was born on June 23, 1977 in Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA as Jason Thomas Mraz. He has been married to Christina Carano since October 25, 2015. He was previously married to Sheridan Edley.

2. Ed Sheeran

Soundtrack | Yesterday

Ed Sheeran was born on February 17, 1991 in Yorkshire, England as Edward Christopher Sheeran. He has been married to Cherry Seaborn since December 2018.

3. Jon Bon Jovi

Soundtrack | Young Guns II

Jon Bon Jovi, was born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. On March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to parents John Francis Bongiovi, Sr. and Carol Sharkey.

Family: Jon's mother, Carol Sharkey, was a former model and one of the first Playboy Bunnies. She met Bon Jovi's father after she enlisted in the ...

4. Bruno Mars

Soundtrack | Rio 2

Bruno Mars was born on October 8, 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez.

5. Eminem

Soundtrack | 8 Mile

Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Deborah R. (Nelson) and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr., who were in a band together, Daddy Warbucks. He is of English, as well as some German, Scottish, and Swiss-German, ancestry. Marshall spent his early childhood being shoved ...

6. Josh Groban

Soundtrack | Troy

Josh Groban was born on February 27, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Joshua Winslow Groban.

7. Meat Loaf

Actor | Fight Club

Meat Loaf was born in Texas, and moved to Los Angeles in 1967 to play in local bands and appear in musicals such as "Hair" and "As You Like It". He made his film debut with a memorable role in cult film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). In 1977, he and lyricist Jim Steinman released an operatic...

8. Bryan Adams

Soundtrack | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams rose to fame with the release of his third album, "Cuts Like a Knife" (1983). The album made him popular throughout the United States. However, it was his fourth album "Reckless" (1984), which is referred to as one of the best albums of the decade that made ...

9. Sam Smith

Soundtrack | Spectre

Sam Smith was born on May 19, 1992 in Bishop's Stortford, England as Samuel Frederick Smith.

10. Enrique Iglesias

Soundtrack | Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler was born in Madrid, Spain, to Spanish singer Julio Iglesias and Spanish-Filipino socialite Isabel Preysler. In 1979, his parents' marriage was annulled. He was eight years old when he moved to the U.S., and at the age of 15, secretly began writing music. He studied ...

11. Justin Timberlake

Soundtrack | Trolls

Justin Randall Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Lynn (Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, whose own father was a Baptist minister. At the age of 11, he appeared on the show Star Search (1983), and even though he didn't win, it didn't dampen his ambitions. He also ...

12. John Mayer

Soundtrack | The Bucket List

John Mayer was born on October 16, 1977 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA as John Clayton Mayer.

13. David Guetta

Soundtrack | Furious Seven

David Guetta was born on November 7, 1967 in Paris, France as Pierre David Guetta. He was previously married to Cathy Guetta.

14. Robbie Williams

Soundtrack | A Knight's Tale

Robbie Williams was born in Stoke On Trent, England on February 13th, 1974. Having played in school productions of "Oliver" and, obviously showing a flair for entertaining, Williams' mother saw an advert for auditions to be in a new boy band which he applied for and, at age 16, was a member of Take...

15. Brian McKnight

Soundtrack | Men of Honor

Brian McKnight was born on June 5, 1969 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Brian Kelly McKnight. He was previously married to Julie McKnight.

16. Gotye

Soundtrack | The Great Gatsby

Gotye is a Belgian-born Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Gotye has released three studio albums independently and one album featuring remixes of tracks from his first two albums. He is a founding member of the Melbourne indie-pop trio The Basics, who have independently ...

17. Hunter Hayes

Soundtrack | The Best of Me

Hunter Hayes was born on September 9, 1991 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA.

18. Adam Levine

Soundtrack | Begin Again

Grammy-winning band Maroon 5's frontman Adam Noah Levine was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Patsy (Noah), an admissions counselor, and Fredric Levine, who founded the retail chain M. Fredric. Adam's father's family is Jewish, while Adam's mother is of half Jewish (her ...

19. Phillip Phillips

Soundtrack | American Idol: The Search for a Superstar

Phillip Phillips was born as Phillip LaDon Phillips Jr. He has been married to Hannah Blackwell since October 24, 2015.

20. 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, ...

21. Calvin Harris

Soundtrack | The Do-Over

Calvin Harris was born on January 17, 1984 in Dumfries, Scotland as Adam Richard Wiles.

22. Shawn Mendes

Actor | Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello: Señorita

Shawn Peter Raul Mendes was born on August 8, 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Karen (Rayment), a real estate agent, and Manuel Mendes, a businessman. His father is of Portuguese descent (from Lagos) and his mother is English (with deep roots in Dorset). He has a sister, Aaliyah. Shawn was ...

23. Blake Shelton

Actor | The Ridiculous 6

Blake Shelton was born on June 18, 1976 in Ada, Oklahoma, USA as Blake Tollison Shelton. He was previously married to Miranda Lambert and Kaynette Gern.

24. John Legend

Soundtrack | La La Land

John Legend was born on December 28, 1978 in Springfield, Ohio, USA as John Roger Stephens. He has been married to Chrissy Teigen since September 14, 2013. They have two children.

25. James Blunt

Soundtrack | P.S. I Love You

James Blunt was born on February 22, 1974 in Tidworth, Wiltshire, England as James Hillier Blount. He has been married to Sofia Wellesley since September 5, 2014. They have one child.

26. Tom Jones

Soundtrack | The Emperor's New Groove

Tom Jones was born Thomas Jones Woodward in Pontypridd, South Wales, to a traditional coal-mining family, the son of Freda (Jones) and Thomas Woodward. His father was of English descent and his mother was of Welsh and English ancestry. He began singing at an early age in church and in the school ...

27. Bob Dylan

Soundtrack | Renaldo and Clara

Robert Allen Zimmerman was born 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota; his father Abe worked for the Standard Oil Co. Six years later the family moved to Hibbing, often the coldest place in the US, where he taught himself piano and guitar and formed several high school rock bands. In 1959 he entered the...

28. 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, ...

29. Bob Marley

Soundtrack | Strange Days

Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945, in Nine Miles, Saint Ann, Jamaica, to Norval Marley and Cedella Booker. His father was a Jamaican of English descent. His mother was a black teenager. The couple planned to get married but Norval left Kingston before this could happen. Norval died in 1955, ...

30. Brad Paisley

Soundtrack | Cars

Brad Paisley was born on October 28, 1972 in Glen Dale, West Virginia, USA as Brad Douglas Paisley. He has been married to Kimberly Williams-Paisley since March 15, 2003. They have two children.

31. Elton John

Soundtrack | Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (...

32. Justin Bieber

Soundtrack | Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Justin Drew Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 at St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario, Canada and was raised in Stratford, Ontario. He is the son of Pattie Mallette and Jeremy Bieber. He is of French-Canadian, Irish, German, English, and Scottish descent. He has three younger half-siblings via ...

33. Charlie Puth

Soundtrack | Furious Seven

Charlie Puth was born on December 1, 1991 in Rumson, New Jersey, USA.

34. Frankie Ballard

Soundtrack | Hot Pursuit

Frankie Ballard was born as Frank Robert Ballard IV. He has been married to Christina Murphy since March 12, 2017.

35. Drake

Actor | Degrassi: The Next Generation

Aubrey Drake Graham was born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of Dennis Graham, an African-American musician born in Memphis, Tennessee, and Sandi (Sher) Graham, a Canadian Jewish educator. As a young man, Drake appeared in several commercials, for such retailers as Sears and GMC. In 2001, Drake rose ...

36. Michael Jackson

Soundtrack | Michael Jackson: Thriller

Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana, and entertained audiences nearly his entire life. His father, Joe Jackson (no relation to Joe Jackson, also a musician), had been a guitarist, but was forced to give up his musical ambitions following his marriage to Michael's ...

38. 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' ...

39. Michael Bublé

Soundtrack | Spider-Man 2

Multi-platinum artist Michael Bublé grew up near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was introduced to swing music and old standards by his grandfather, who offered his services for free as a professional plumber to musicians who were willing to let Michael sing a couple of songs with them on ...

40. Peter Cetera

Soundtrack | The Karate Kid Part II

Noted vocalist and bassist Peter Paul Cetera was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 13, 1944. His initial foray into music was the accordion, but he soon made his way to electric bass (and, occasionally, guitar). Cetera's family was Polish in origin, and Peter grew up Catholic.

As a youngster, ...



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