My Favorite Male-Singer

by ardahanchn | created - 21 Jan 2013 | updated - 21 Jan 2013 | Public

1. 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 ...

2. Bob Marley

Soundtrack | I Am Legend

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, ...

3. Tupac Shakur

Actor | Juice

Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital ...

4. 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 ...

5. Nas

Soundtrack | Belly

Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones on September 14, 1973, is the son of Olu Dara, an unconventional jazz musician. At age nine he was a member of the Devastatin' Seven in the mid-1980s, the fruits of which can be heard on his 1994 debut, "Illmatic," which was released on Columbia/SME later that ...

6. Tech N9ne

Soundtrack | Alpha Dog

Aaron Dontez Yates was born November 8th, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri. At a young age Aaron would use raps to learn to spell his name and practice math. In 1988, Aaron adopted the name Tech N9ne. In 1996 he signed to Qwest Records and in 1999 he was released from the label. Two albums were ...

7. Doug Hemphill

Sound_department | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Doug Hemphill began his career in film as a Mix Recordist on "Apocalypse Now (1979)." He continued working for Francis Ford Coppola through the release of "Rumble Fish (1983)," after which he moved to Southern California, where he did field recordings for "Gremlins (1984)." Over the years, he's ...

8. Akon

Soundtrack | Ra.One

Akon, born Aliaune Thiam, grew up in Senegal before he and his family (including his father, jazz percussionist Mor Thiam) eventually settled in the USA, in the state of New Jersey. There he discovered hip-hop and R&B music as well as crime. He was eventually jailed, but he used the time to work on...

9. Yelawolf

Soundtrack | Ride Along

Michael Wayne Atha (born December 30, 1979), better known as Yelawolf, is an American rapper from Gadsden, Alabama. In his early years, Yelawolf released his first independent album Creek Water, which was released in 2005. During 2005 to 2010, he released one extended play and four mix-tapes. One ...

10. Damian Marley

Soundtrack | Knocked Up

Damian Marley was born on July 21, 1978 in Kingston, Jamaica as Damian Robert Nesta Marley. He is an actor and composer, known for Knocked Up (2007), Honey (2003) and The Perfect Guy (2015).

11. Bruno Mars

Soundtrack | Rio 2

Bruno Mars was born on October 8, 1985 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA as Peter Gene Bayot Hernandez. He is an actor and composer, known for Rio 2 (2014), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011).

12. 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 ...

13. Pitbull

Actor | Epic

Armando Christian Pérez, known by the stage name Pitbull or Mr. Worldwide, is an American rapper. His first recorded mainstream performance was on a solo track from Lil Jon's 2002 album Kings of Crunk. In 2004, Pitbull released his debut album M.I.A.M.I. under TVT Records. It included production ...

14. Chris Brown

Actor | Takers

Chris Brown was born on May 5, 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia, USA as Christopher Maurice Brown. He is an actor and composer, known for Takers (2010), Think Like a Man (2012) and Stomp the Yard (2007).

15. Ryan Tedder

Soundtrack | Sing

Ryan Benjamin Tedder was born on June 26, 1979 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. He is a self-taught musician, learning to play the piano at age three and spending a minimum of two hours a day on vocals. His family relocated to Colorado Springs, Colorado his senior year where he attended Colorado Springs ...

16. Taio Cruz

Soundtrack | Rio

Taio Cruz is a British song writer, producer and performer coming up to the international scene in early 2009. His first international hit, "Break Your Heart" has sold millions of copies worldwide. Other hits include, "Dynamite" and recently released hit "Higher" featuring Kylie Minogue is already ...

17. Will.i.am

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Will.i.am was born on March 15, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA as William James Adams Jr. He is known for his work on X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Rio (2011) and Rio 2 (2014).

18. Lil' Wayne

Soundtrack | Suicide Squad

Lil' Wayne was born on September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. He is an actor and composer, known for Suicide Squad (2016), End of Watch (2012) and Project Power (2020). He was previously married to Toya Johnson.

19. Usher

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, ...

20. Timbaland

Soundtrack | Romeo Must Die

Timbaland was born on March 10, 1971 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA as Timothy Zedd Mosley. He is a composer and actor, known for Romeo Must Die (2000), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and Doctor Dolittle (1998). He has been married to Monique Idlett since June 10, 2008. They have one child.

21. 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 ...

22. Kid Cudi

Soundtrack | Need for Speed

Kid Cudi was born on January 30, 1984 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA as Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi. He is an actor and composer, known for Need for Speed (2014), Don't Look Up (2021) and Project X (2012).

23. 50 Cent

Actor | Get Rich or Die Tryin'

50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson) is an American rapper, actor, producer, and entrepreneur.

He began a musical career and in 2000 he produced Power of the Dollar for Columbia Records, but days before the planned release he was shot and the album was never released. In 2002, after Jackson released the ...

24. Sean Paul

Soundtrack | Black Widow

Sean Paul Francis Henriques (born 9 January 1973), known professionally as Sean Paul, is a Jamaican dancehall rapper, singer and record producer. Sean Paul was born in Kingston, Jamaica to parents Garth and Frances. His mother is a well-known painter. His paternal grandfather is from a Jewish ...

25. Waka Flocka Flame

Soundtrack | Pixels

Waka Flocka Flame was born on May 31, 1986 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Juaquin Bertholimule Malphurs. He is an actor and composer, known for Pixels (2015), Why Him? (2016) and Step Up All In (2014). He has been married to Kierra Malphurs since February 15, 2001. They have ...



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