Birthdays in Music in 1979

  • Jan 1 Brody Dalle, Australian singer (The Distillers)
  • Jan 4 Jeph Howard, American musician (The Used)
  • Jan 7 Ryan Tedder, American singer
  • Jan 9 Tomiko Van, Japanese singer
  • Jan 10 Chris H E Smith, [Daddy Mack], rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 11 Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysian singer
  • Jan 15 Young Dro, American rapper
  • Jan 15 Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ
  • Jan 16 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)
  • Jan 16 Rashawn Ross, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, trumpeter (Dave Mathews Band)
  • Jan 18 Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer and producer
  • Jan 19 Wiley, English Rapper (Grime)
  • Jan 20 Rob Bourdon, American musician (Linkin Park)
  • Jan 20 Will Young, British singer
  • Jan 21 Spider Loc, American rapper, member of G-Unit
  • Jan 23 Sampsa Astala, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • Feb 1 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican Singer (d.2006)
  • Feb 1 Jason Isbell, American singer (Drive-By Truckers), born in Green Hill, Alabama
  • Feb 6 Dan Bălan, Moldovan singer and former member of the band O-Zone
  • Feb 8 Josh Keaton, American actor and singer
  • Feb 10 Daryl Palumbo, American musician
  • Feb 11 Brandy [Norwood], singer (Les Miserables, Moisha)
  • Feb 16 Eric Mun, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
  • Feb 19 Mariska, Finnish rapper
  • Feb 19 Mariana Ochoa, Mexican singer and actress
  • Feb 23 D-Roc, American rapper (Ying Yang Twins)
  • Feb 26 Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer
  • Feb 26 Shalim Ortiz, Puerto Rican singer/actor
  • Mar 4 Jon Fratelli, Scottish singer (The Fratellis)
  • Mar 8 Tom Chaplin, English singer (Keane)
  • Mar 8 Andy Ross, American guitarist (OK Go)
  • Mar 9 Chingy, American rapper
  • Mar 11 Benji Madden, American guitarist (Good Charlotte)
  • Mar 11 Joel Madden, American singer (Good Charlotte)
  • Mar 12 Pete Doherty, English musician
  • Mar 13 Spanky G, American musician (Bloodhound Gang)
  • Mar 16 Leena Peisa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • Mar 18 Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5)
  • Mar 20 Molly Jenson, American musician
  • Mar 22 Aaron North, American musician
  • Mar 26 Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist

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Mar 30 Norah Jones, American singer and pianist, born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer & Pianist Norah Jones
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  • Mar 30 Simon Webbe, English singer
  • Mar 31 Amey Date, Indian playback singer
  • Apr 2 Jesse Carmichael, American musician (Maroon 5)
  • Apr 4 Andy McKee, American musician
  • Apr 8 Alexi Laiho, Finnish guitarist and singer (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Kylähullut)
  • Apr 9 Albert Hammond, Jr., American guitarist (The Strokes)
  • Apr 10 Shemekia Copeland, American singer
  • Apr 10 Sophie Ellis-Bextor, English singer
  • Apr 11 Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Miss World Canada 2003, Singer/Songwriter, Human Rights Activist
  • Apr 11 Chris Gaylor, American drummer
  • Apr 11 Sebastien Grainger, Canadian musician
  • Apr 18 Nuria Fergó, Spanish singer

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Apr 22 Daniel Johns, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales

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  • Apr 23 Barry Fratelli, Scottish bassist (The Fratellis)
  • Apr 23 Lauri Ylönen, Finnish singer (The Rasmus)
  • Apr 26 Janne Wirman, Finnish musician (Children of Bodom)
  • Apr 26 Ariane Moffatt, Quebec singer and songwriter
  • Apr 27 Will Boyd, American musician
  • Apr 29 Jo O'Meara, British singer (S Club)
  • Apr 29 Matt Tong, English drummer (Bloc Party)
  • May 4 Lance Bass, American singer (*NSYNC)
  • May 9 Pierre Bouvier, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • May 9 Andrew W.K., American musician
  • May 10 Lee Hyori, South Korean singer
  • May 11 Erin Lang, Canadian musician
  • May 13 Michael Madden, American musician (Maroon 5)
  • May 21 Gaspard Augé, French musician
  • Jun 5 Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
  • Jun 5 David Bisbal, Spanish singer
  • Jun 8 Derek Trucks, American guitarist
  • Jun 10 Lee Brice, American country singer and songwriter (Love Like Crazy, Hard to Love), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • Jun 20 Charlotte Hatherley, English guitarist (Ash)
  • Jun 27 John Warne, American musician (Relient K; Ace Troubleshooter)
  • Jun 27 Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer
  • Jun 28 Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress and singer
  • Jun 29 Abs Breen, English singer
  • Jun 29 Barış Akarsu, Turkish singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • Jun 30 Matisyahu, Hasidic Jewish Reggae singer
  • Jul 2 Diana Gurtskaya, Georgian singer
  • Jul 5 Shane Filan, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • Jul 6 Nic Cester, Australian musician (Jet)
  • Jul 9 Ella Koon, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Jul 15 Laura Benanti, American musical theatre actress
  • Jul 18 Jermaine Paul, American musician
  • Jul 24 Stat Quo, American rapper
  • Jul 28 Lee Minwoo, Korean singer (Shinhwa), born in Namwon, South Korea
  • Jul 28 Birgitta Haukdal, Icelandic singer, born in Húsavík, Iceland
  • Jul 31 Jade Kwan, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Aug 8 Richard Harwood, British cellist
  • Aug 8 Sam Totman, English musician (Dragonforce)
  • Aug 19 Dave Douglas, American musician (Relient K)
  • Aug 21 Kelis Rogers-Jones, American singer (Milkshake), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 23 Ritchie Neville, British musician
  • Aug 24 Elva Hsiao, Taiwanese singer, born in Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • Aug 27 Sarah Neufeld, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)
  • Aug 28 Shaila Durcal, Spanish singer
  • Aug 30 Niki Chow, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • Aug 31 Simon Neil, Scottish musician (Biffy Clyro)
  • Sep 3 Tomo Miličević, Croatian-born American musician (30 Seconds to Mars)
  • Sep 4 Pedro Camacho, Portuguese composer
  • Sep 6 Foxy Brown, American rapper

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Sep 8 Pink [Alecia Beth Moore], American singer (Get the Party Started, Just Like a Pill), born in Abington Township, Pennsylvania

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  • Sep 10 Jacob Young, American actor and singer
  • Sep 13 Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer (Hooverphonic)
  • Sep 17 Chuck Comeau, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • Sep 22 Emilie Autumn, American singer, violinist, and harpsichordist
  • Sep 23 Red, rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 30 Clio-Danae Othoneou, Greek actress, musician and pianist
  • Sep 30 Vince Chong, Malaysian singer-songwriter
  • Oct 2 Maja Ivarsson, lead singer, The Sounds
  • Oct 8 [Gregori] Chad Petree, American rocker (Shiny Toy Guns), born in Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Oct 9 Alex Greenwald, American musician(Phantom Planet), actor, model
  • Oct 10 Mya Harrison, American singer (Mýa), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 10 Ahn Chil Hyun (Kangta), lead singer of the former South Korean group H.O.T.
  • Oct 11 Gabe Saporta, Uruguayan-born American musician (Cobra Starship, Midtown)
  • Oct 12 Jordan Pundik, American singer (New Found Glory)
  • Oct 17 Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer and violinist (Stream of Passion)
  • Oct 18 Ne-Yo [Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr], Camden, Arkansas, American pop and R&B singer and songwriter
  • Oct 19 Brian Robertson, American trombonist
  • Oct 24 Ben Gillies, Australian musician (Silverchair)
  • Oct 28 Aki Hakala, Finnish drummer (The Rasmus)
  • Nov 3 Tim McIlrath, American musician (Rise Against)
  • Nov 5 Mihalis Hatzigiannis, Greek-Cypriot songwriter and singer
  • Nov 7 Jon Peter Lewis, American singer
  • Nov 10 Chris Joannou, Australian musician
  • Nov 10 Warren Wolf, American jazz vibraphonist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 13 Subliminal, Israeli rapper and producer
  • Nov 14 Tobin Esperance, American musician (Papa Roach)
  • Nov 19 Keith Buckley - American singer (Every Time I Die)
  • Nov 20 Ericson Alexander Molano, Colombian gospel singer
  • Nov 21 Kim Dong Wan, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • Nov 22 Chris Doran, Irish singer
  • Nov 25 Thea Gilmore, British songwriter
  • Nov 27 Hilary Hahn, American violinist
  • Nov 27 Shin Hyesung, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • Nov 28 Chamillionaire [Hakeem Seriki ], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 29 Jayceon "The Game" Taylor, American rapper
  • Dec 2 Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer and actress
  • Dec 3 Daniel Bedingfield, English singer
  • Dec 5 Evonne Hsu, Taiwanese singer
  • Dec 7 Sara Bareilles, American singer
  • Dec 9 Olivia Lufkin, Japanese singer
  • Dec 12 Sharin Foo, Danish singer and bassist
  • Dec 14 Sophie Monk, Australian actress, singer, and model
  • Dec 16 Mihai Trăistariu, Romanian singer
  • Dec 17 Ryan Key, American musician and songwriter (Yellowcard)
  • Dec 19 Kevin Devine, American musician
  • Dec 21 Tuva Novotny, Swedish actress and singer
  • Dec 26 Chris Daughtry, American singer
  • Dec 26 Mzbel, Ghanaian singer
  • Dec 28 Senna Guemmour, German Singer (Monrose)
  • Dec 31 Bob Bryar, American drummer (My Chemical Romance, Gerardolopoly)