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The United States Of America is a diverse country, and a lot of cultures, traditions, and heritages are found there.
Moreover, the people of the USA have been pretty fond of music from the beginning, and to fulfill this demand, American singers took matters into their own hands.
Wait a minute, what do they call it? Yeah! “The American Dream.” The extraordinary talent didn’t go in vain. Many of the pioneers of American music aren’t alive today, but their names are still in their full glory.
I mean, it is pretty rare to find someone (in the whole world) who, let’s say, doesn’t know Michael Jackson. Let’s dive into this musical topic together.
I just couldn’t find any better American singer to begin the article than Michael Jackson (The King Of Pop), who is, by far, one of THE best singers of ALL TIME.
A few paragraphs can’t actually harness the glory of this great singer; it needs a whole article. But this time, I’m just going to keep it short.
Let’s first look at his early life. Michael was born on the 29th of August 1958 in Gary, Indiana, USA. He belonged to the Jackson family.
Jackson’s family is known for giving some of the best musical artists to the industry. His parents were African-Americans.
I have seen many videos on his biography and found some usual things about his life. He was of African descent, but he didn’t like his black skin colour and wanted clear white skin.
Michael Joseph Jackson is his birth name. He is the creator of the famous “Moonwalk.” The same Moonwalk we all have tried to do at least once in our lifetime.
No other musical artist has won more awards than Michael Jackson. From a very young age, this American singer was exposed to music and pop culture.
When he was just /six years old, yes, you heard that right, just six years old, he became a singer. The year was 1964, and he joined “The Jackson 5.“
During his lifetime, he married twice. First, he tied the knot with Lisa Marie Presley (the daughter of Elvis Presley) in 1994.
Their marriage lasted for only two years, and they got divorced in 1996. Jackson remarried the same year to Debbie Rowe, and three years later, in 1999, they got divorced too.
He had a daughter from Debbie Rowe, named “Paris Jackson,” who is also a famous singer. Eight years after joining the industry, he released his 1st album, “Got To Be There,” in 1972.
“Ben,” “Music & Me,” “Forever, Michael,” “Off the/ Wall,” and others are some of his hit albums. Then, things changed.
However, the reason for his death, stated by the police, was cardiac arrest because of benzodiazepine and propofol overdose.
On the 25th of June 2009, that overdose took his life. Doctors tried their best to revive him but could not. Some say that he wanted to live for more than 150 years.
But he only lived for 50 years. The news of his death was a shock to the whole world, and everyone went to Google to verify the news.
Due to a lot of traffic, the search engine crashed, and it took several minutes to get it back. More than 2 to 3 billion people watched his memorial service worldwide.
Jackson’s Instagram following: 6.9 million+ at @michaeljackson.
Spotify monthly listeners: 28.3 million+ at Michael Jackson.
SoundCloud following: 244,000+ at Michael Jackson.
After talking about the “King Of Pop,” I present to you the “King Of Rock And Roll,” Elvis Presley, whose real/complete name is Elvis Aaron Presley.
Elvis lives in the hearts of millions around the world, and, wait! I’m not saying this formally that he is famous, and he has lots of fans.
When I say he lives in millions of hearts, I’m talking about his handsome looks and seductive performance style.
Just like Michael Jackson, he also used to have a lot of cultural and musical influence in his time. Furthermore, his birth date is the 8th of January 1935, and he originally hails from Tupelo, Mississippi, USA.
But when he was in his teens, his parents migrated to Memphis, Tennessee. That is where he started taking music seriously and seeing it as a profession.
Both his mom and dad were of European origins. This great American singer that you know today was bullied and discouraged when he was little.
Even his music teacher didn’t believe that he could become a singer, let alone a good and famous one. But he proved his teacher’s predictions wrong (obviously).
His career lasted for about 24 years, as he began singing in 1953. During those 24 years, he released 24 studio albums.
“Elvis Presley” was this American singer’s first studio album, which came out in 1956. His other hit albums are “Elvis,” “Elvis’ Christmas Album,” “Elvis Is Back!” and many others.
On the 16th of August 1977, he suffered a cardiac arrest due to a heart disease he had been suffering from for a long time, and, on the same day, he was declared dead. He was 42 at the time of his death.
Elvis’ Instagram following: 1.2 million+ at @elvis.
Spotify monthly listeners: 12.8 million+ at Elvis Presley.
SoundCloud following: 56,200+ at Elvis Presley.
Let’s come back to the present from the past, and look at some gorgeous American singers, like Selena Gomez, who’s just 29 years old.
She was born on the 22nd of July 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas, USA. Her complete/real name is Selena Marie Gomez.
2002 was the year she entered the acting and singing industry. This American singer’s dad was a Mexican, and her mom was of Italian descent.
At the time of her birth, her mom was just sixteen years old, and her family was struggling financially. Selena’s dad left her mom a long time ago.
That is why her mother had to work three jobs to support the family. Selena says her mom literally sacrificed everything for her and her family’s well-being.
“Stars Dance” was her 1st album, which came out in 2013, eleven years after becoming a singer. “Revival” is her second, and “Rare” is her third album, which was released in 2015 and 2020, respectively.
Gomez’s Instagram following: 312 million+ at @selenagomez.
Spotify monthly listeners: 34.4 million+ at Selena Gomez.
SoundCloud following: 230,000+ at Selena Gomez.
This American singer’s birth date is the 26th of June 1993, and her birthplace is Boca Raton, Florida, USA. She is 28 years old.
Ariana Grande-Butera is her birth name. Throughout her career, she has won Grammy Awards. When her age was 15, she entered the industry.
Besides singing, she has worked in some television series, and besides two Grammys, she has earned 27 Guinness World Records.
In 2008, she signed a contract with Republic Records, and by working with them, she gave out her 1st album, named “Yours Truly,” which came out in 2013.
Some other of her famous albums are “My Everything,” released in 2014, “Dangerous Women,” released in 2016, “Sweetener” in 2018, “Thank U, Next” in 2019, and “Positions,” released in 2020.
And her famous songs are “Ice Cream,” “Love You Like A Love Song,” “Lose You To Love Me,” “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” “Same Old Love,” and others.
Ariana’s Instagram following: 305 million+ at @arianagrande.
SoundCloud following: 752,000+ at Ariana Grande.
Beyonce is among THE most famous and talented American singers in the world. She has a lot of influence among the masses.
Time’s Magazine even put her on the top of the list of “Most Influential People.” This is because she has such a huge fan following on social media sites.
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is what she was before she became Beyonce. She was interested in becoming a singer from a young age.
She used to participate in dancing and singing contests. She even led the famous girls’ group, “Destiny’s Child.”
“Dangerously In Love” was the first album released under the name of this American singer, Beyonce. Currently, she is 40 years old.
Her birth date is the 4th of September 1981, and she hails from Houston, Texas, USA. She tied the knot with Jay-Z in 2008, and they are still together.
Together, they have three kids. Three years after giving her 1st album, she released her second one, “B’Day,” in 2006.
“I Am… Sasha Fierce” came at third number, and “4” was her fourth, “Beyoncé,” her fifth, and “Lemonade” was her sixth album.
Beyonce’s Instagram following: 250 million+ at @beyonce.
Spotify monthly listeners: 33 million+ at Beyonce.
SoundCloud following: 1.79 million+ at Beyonce.
Yet another female American singer, Jennifer Lopez, whose complete name is Jennifer Lynn “J.Lo” Lopez. She is 52 years old.
She was born on the 24th of July 1969 in New York City, USA. Lopez is also a businesswoman, actress, and dancer.
Lopez has been married thrice and, yes, divorced thrice by far. Her first marriage was with Ojani Noa began in 1997 and ended the next year, 1998.
She tied the knot with Cris Judd in 2001, and they also got divorced in 2003; then, the famous singer Marc Anthony became her husband for ten years (from 2004 to 2014).
Anyways, many consider her the “Pop Culture Icon” because of her vast influence. In the early days of her career, she toured Europe with Golden Musicals of Broadway.
She began doing this in 1986, and thirteen years later, “On the 6” came out in 1999. Then, her second album, “J.Lo,” was released in 2001.
“This Is Me… Then,” “Rebirth,” “Como Ama Una Mujer,” “Brave,” “Love?” “A.K.A.” and “Marry Me” were her third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth albums, which came out in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2007, 2011, 2014, and 2020, respectively.
Lopez’s Instagram following: 203 million+ at @jlo.
Spotify monthly listeners: 21.1 million+ at Jennifer Lopez.
SoundCloud following: 82,500+ at Jennifer Lopez.
Female American singers do have a firm grip on the American music industry, as the majority of these famous singers are women/ladies.
Swift is among those famous American singers who have one of the best and most successful singing careers in the world.
Taylor was born on the 13th of December 1989 in West Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. She is 32 years old. Taylor Alison Swift is her complete name.
She thought that she could not become a successful singer while living in Pennsylvania, so she went to Nashville, Tennessee.
Her decision proved to be correct and highly beneficial for her, as you can see where she is today. 2004 was when she stepped into the singing industry.
And while working with Big Machine Records, she gave her debut album, “Taylor Swift,” in 2006, two years after officially becoming a singer.
This American singer also has released many other famous albums, like “Fearless,” “Speak Now,” “Red,” “1989,” “Reputation,” and many others.
Taylor’s Instagram following: 206 million+ at @taylorswift.
SoundCloud following: 376,000+ at Taylor Swift.
Well, this American singer wasn’t actually born an American but a Trinidadian and Tobagonian. She hails from Saint James, Port Of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
She was born on the 8th of December 1982. She is 39 years old. Her fans primarily love her “sharp” lyrics, and they consider her a versatile American singer.
Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty is her complete name. She was exposed to singing and music from the beginning, as both her mom and her dad were gospel singers.
Minaj’s family struggles financially in this Caribbean country until getting a green card from the United States Of America.
Before her marriage, she had two relationships. Her 1st relationship was with Safaree Samuels, which began in 2004 and ended in 2014.
Her second relationship was with Meek Mill, which lasted for two years (from 2015 to 2017). Eventually, she married Kenneth Petty in 2019, and they are still together.
She began singing in 2004, and while working with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Universal Motown Records, she gave her debut album, “Pink Friday,” in 2010.
Her other famous albums are “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (her second album),” “The Pinkprint,” and “Queen,” which came out in 2012, 2014, and 2018, respectively.
Nicki’s Instagram following: 184 million+ at @nickiminaj.
Spotify monthly listeners: 39.3 million+ at Nicky Minaj.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson is this American singer’s complete name. She is among the top-followed Twitter individuals in the world.
She is 37 years old. Her birth date is the 25th of October 1984, and her birthplace is Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Katy started singing in 2001, and, in the same year, “Katy Hudson” came out, which was her 1st album, by working with Red Hill Records.
“One Of The Boys,” “Teenage Dream,” “Prism,” “Witness,” and “Smile” are her other famous studio albums, which came out in 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017, and 2020, respectively.
Perry’s Instagram following: 158 million+ at @katyperry.
Spotify monthly listeners: Almost 45 million at Katy Perry.
SoundCloud following: 302,000+ at KatyPerry.
Now comes one of my favourite American singers, the “lovely” Billie Eilish. I’ll be honest; I am a bit jealous of her. Why?
Because she is 20, and I am too and see, the whole world knows about her, and I’m sitting here writing about her. Anyways, she is there for a reason.
And, when I say reason, I don’t only mean her talent. There are many other factors that play an important role in one’s success in the music or entertainment industry.
Those factors can be talent (of course), exposure, contacts, and basic knowledge. I think Eilish had all of them at a young age.
She was born on the 18th of December 2001 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See? She was born in the home of Hollywood.
Billie took full advantage of that, apparently. Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell is her complete name. She has been around for more than seven years.
By working with Darkroom and Interscope Records, this American singer’s debut album came out, named “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” in 2019.
“Happier Than Ever” was her second album, which was released on the 30th of July 2021. And before I forget, “Lovely” is among the most-viewed and best songs by Billie Eilish, and, yes, my favourite as well.
Eilish’s Instagram following: 102 million+ at @billieeilish.
Spotify monthly listeners: 48.5 million+ at Billie Eilish.
SoundCloud following: 1.82 million+ at Billie Eilish.
At last, a male American singer has made his way to this female singers’ majority list. This Alpha male is Justin Timberlake.
He is 41 years old, currently, and his birth date is the 31st of January 1981. Timberlake hails from Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Justin is among the top and best-selling musical artists in the world. Besides that, he is also one of the most decorated musical artists in the world.
To date he has won ten Grammy. Furthermore, he has sold more than 88 million records. Justin Randall Timberlake is his complete name. He began rapping in 1992.
Ten years later, in 2002, his debut studio album, “Justified,” came out by working with Jive Records. “FutureSex/LoveSounds” is his 2nd album.
Justin’s Instagram following: 64.3 million+ at @justintimberlake.
Spotify monthly listeners: 24.7 million+ at Justin Timberlake.
SoundCloud following: 7.82 million+ at Justin Timberlake.
And, lastly, another great female American singer is here, who needs no introduction, honestly. Lady Gaga is 36 years old.
Her real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. She was born on the 28th of March 1986. She hails from New York City, USA.
The family she was born in was pretty well off, and they had no financial problems (apparently). Her mom and dad had their roots in Italy.
She passed out from a private girls’ Catholic high school. This school was pretty expensive, but as I said, her folks could afford it.
2001 was the year when she finally became a singer, and seven years later, this American singer gave her first album, “The Fame,” in 2008.
“Born This Way,” “Artpop,” “Joanne,” and “Chromatica’ are her famous solo albums, which came out in 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2020, respectively.
Gaga’s Instagram following: 52.1 million+ at @ladygaga.
Spotify monthly listeners: 38.5 million+ at Lady Gaga.
SoundCloud following: 1.21 million+ at ladygaga.
This famous American singer’s list was mostly dominated by female singers because it is clear that they have earned their place at the top.
Among them, my favourite American singer is Billie Eilish, and, yes, her song, “lovely.” Let me know in the comments about your favourite American singer. I’ll wait. Thanks.