Birthdays in Music in 1980

  • Jan 3 Rob Arnold, American guitarist (Chimaira)
  • Jan 13 Krzysztof Czerwinski, Polish conductor and organist
  • Jan 16 Lin Manuel Miranda, American actor, composer, lyricist (In The Heights)
  • Jan 17 Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian ballroom dancer
  • Jan 18 Estelle Swaray, English singer
  • Jan 19 Kotoko, Japanese Singer
  • Jan 20 Matthew Tuck, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • Jan 21 Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • Jan 22 Ben Moody, American guitarist (Evanescence)
  • Jan 22 Lizz Wright, American jazz and gospel singer, born in Hahira, Georgia
  • Jan 28 Nick Carter, American singer (Backstreet Boys), born in Jamestown, New York
  • Jan 31 Ryan Kienle, American musician
  • Feb 2 Gucci Mane, African-American rapper
  • Feb 8 Cameron Muncey, Australian guitarist (Jet)
  • Feb 15 Conor Oberst, American singer and songwriter (Bright Eyes)
  • Feb 18 Regina Spektor, Russian-born singer and songwriter
  • Feb 21 Tiziano Ferro, Italian singer
  • Feb 24 Anton Gustafsson, Swedish rock music fan (d. 2003)
  • Feb 26 Alex Fong, Hong Kong singer
  • Feb 27 Bobby Valentino, American singer
  • Feb 29 Chris Conley, American musician
  • Mar 13 Lee Jung-hyun, South Korean pop singer and actress
  • Mar 19 Mikuni Shimokawa, Japanese singer
  • Mar 20 Ock Ju-Hyun, South Korean singer
  • Mar 21 Deryck Whibley, Canadian guitarist and singer (Sum41)
  • Mar 22 Pamela O'Connor, Scottish ice dancer
  • Mar 22 Shannon Bex, American singer (Danity Kane)
  • Mar 25 Joe King, Guitarist and Co-Founder for the band The Fray
  • Mar 26 Son Ho Young, Korean singer
  • Mar 30 Yalin, Turkish singer and songwriter
  • Apr 4 Johnny Borrell, English singer (Razorlight)
  • Apr 5 Lee Jae Won, South Korean actor, singer, and rapper
  • Apr 8 Manuel Ortega, Austrian singer
  • Apr 9 Clueso, German singer, rapper, songwriter and producer
  • Apr 10 Bryce Soderberg, American musician
  • Apr 12 Brian McFadden, Irish Singer
  • Apr 12 Erik Mongrain, Canadian musician
  • Apr 14 Win Butler, American/Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)
  • Apr 20 Jasmin Wagner, German singer
  • Apr 29 Kian Egan, Irish singer (Westlife)
  • May 1 Zaz [Isabelle Geffroy], French singer-songwriter (Je veux), born in Tours, France
  • May 6 Taebin, Korean singer (1TYM)
  • May 8 Michelle McManus, Scottish singer
  • May 13 Mau Marcelo, Filipino singer
  • May 17 Dallas Taylor, American singer (Underoath)
  • May 18 Ali Zafar, Pakistani singer and model
  • May 22 Rhett Fisher, actor/musician
  • May 24 Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • May 28 Mark Feehily, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • May 31 Andy Hurley, American musician (Fall Out Boy)
  • Jun 2 Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian-born rock drummer (The Strokes), born in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jun 4 Alicja Janosz, Polish singer
  • Jun 13 Sarah Connor, German singer
  • Jun 16 Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer
  • Jun 17 Kimeru, Japanese singer
  • Jun 18 Ivana Wong, Hong Kong singer and songwriter
  • Jun 20 Tony Lovato [Anthony John Lovato], American singer and guitarist (Mest), born in Blue Island, Illinois
  • Jun 26 Sinik, French singer and rapper
  • Jun 29 Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano
  • Jul 5 Jason Wade, American musician (Lifehouse)
  • Jul 7 Kaisa Jouhki, Finnish vocalist (Battlelore)
  • Jul 7 Dan Whitesides, American drummer (The Used)

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Jul 10 Jessica Simpson, American singer and popstar ("I Wanna Love You Forever" "I Think I'm In Love" and "Where You Are"), born in Abilene, Texas

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson
  • Jul 10 Alejandro Mill├ín, Mexican singer and songwriter
  • Jul 18 Ryoko Hirosue, Japanese actress and singer
  • Jul 20 Mike Kennerty, American guitarist (The All-American Rejects)
  • Jul 22 Kate Ryan, Belgian singer
  • Jul 22 Tablo, Korean hip-hop musician (Epik High)
  • Jul 23 Michelle Williams, American singer (Destiny's Child)
  • Jul 25 Diam's, French rapper
  • Jul 26 Dave Baksh, Canadian guitarist (Sum 41)
  • Jul 28 Stephen Christian, American singer (Anberlin), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Aug 3 Brandan Schieppati, American singer (Bleeding Through)
  • Aug 6 Wilber Pan, American/Taiwanese singer
  • Aug 8 Mike Hindert, American musician
  • Aug 12 Matt Thiessen, Canadian/American musician (Relient K)
  • Aug 12 Jade Villalon, American singer/songwriter
  • Aug 14 Estrella Morente, Spanish flamenco singer
  • Aug 16 Vanessa Carlton, American singer/songwriter
  • Aug 16 Robert "Bob" Hardy, English musician (Franz Ferdinand), born in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
  • Aug 17 Lene Marlin, Norwegian singer
  • Aug 19 Jun Jin, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
  • Aug 19 Darius Danesh, Scottish singer-songwriter & actor
  • Aug 19 Michael Todd, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
  • Aug 27 Stephanie Michelle Steele, country singer, born in Abilene, Texas
  • Aug 29 David Desrosiers, Canadian musician(Simple Plan)
  • Aug 29 Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • Aug 31 Joe Budden, American rapper
  • Sep 3 The B.G., American rapper
  • Sep 3 Cone McCaslin, Canadian bassist (Sum 41)
  • Sep 4 Hitomi Shimatani, Japanese singer
  • Sep 10 [Michael] Mikey Way, American musician (My Chemical Romance), born in Kearny, New Jersey
  • Sep 12 Gus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind, Dream Evil)
  • Sep 13 Michelle Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run)
  • Sep 13 Teppei Teranishi, American guitarist (Thrice)
  • Sep 15 Jolin Tsai, Taiwanese pop singer
  • Sep 18 Charles Hedger - British musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • Sep 19 Sara Quin, Canadian singer/songwriter (Tegan and Sara)
  • Sep 19 Tegan Quin, Canadian singer/songwriter (Tegan and Sara)
  • Sep 25 T.I., American rapper
  • Sep 29 Dallas Green, Canadian musician (Alexisonfire, City and Colour)
  • Oct 5 Paul Thomas, American bassist (Good Charlotte)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 8 Nick Cannon, American actor and rapper (Love Don't Cost a Thing), born in San Diego, California

Actor & Rapper Nick Cannon
Actor & Rapper
Nick Cannon
  • Oct 10 Tim Maurer, American singer (Suburban Legends)
  • Oct 10 Sherine, Egyptian singer
  • Oct 13 Ashanti, American singer
  • Oct 13 Jon Micah Sumrall, American singer (Kutless)
  • Oct 15 Siiri Nordin, Finnish singer (Killer)
  • Oct 20 Gary Jarman, English musician
  • Oct 21 Brian Pittman, American musician (Relient K)
  • Oct 22 Garrett Tierney, American musician (Brand New)
  • Oct 24 Monica, American singer
  • Oct 27 Tanel Padar, Estonian singer
  • Oct 31 Alondra de la Parra, Mexican founder and artistic director of the New York-based Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas
  • Nov 8 Ana Vidovic, classical guitarist
  • Nov 13 Monique Coleman, American actress (High School Musical), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Nov 15 Ace Young, American singer
  • Nov 17 [Clarke] Isaac Hanson, singer (Hanson-MMMbop), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Nov 18 Junichi Okada, Japanese singer (V6)
  • Nov 18 Dustin Kensrue, American Singer/Songwriter (Thrice)
  • Nov 26 Delilah Cotto, Puerto Rican actress, dancer and model
  • Nov 26 Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer and actor
  • Nov 28 Lisa Middelhauve, German singer (Xandria)
  • Dec 5 Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter
  • Dec 10 Sarah Chang, American violinist
  • Dec 10 Massari, Lebanese-born Canadian singer
  • Dec 14 Frankie J, American singer
  • Dec 14 Tata Young, Thai-American singer
  • Dec 15 Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist (Kasabian)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 18 Christina Aguilera, American singer (Genie in a Bottle, What a Girl Wants), born in Staten Island, New York

  • Dec 24 Tomas Kalnoky, American musician (Streetlight Manifesto)
  • Dec 27 Cas Haley, American singer and guitarist
  • Dec 30 Kenny Kwan, Hong Kong singer