Musicians Born in 1971

  • Jan 1 Chris Potter, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Red Rodney; Paul Motian; Dave Holland), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 2 Renée Elise Goldsberry, American actress and singer (Hamilton), born in San Jose, California
  • Jan 6 Gary Wiseman, American punk-rock drummer, born in Tyler, Texas

Mary J. BligeMary J. Blige (52 years old)

Jan 11 American R&B singer-songwriter ("Be Without You") and actress (I Can Do Bad All By Myself), born in NYC, New York

  • Jan 16 Josh Evans, American actor (Ricochett, The Doors), and film producer, born in New York City
  • Jan 17 Kid Rock [Robert James Ritchie], American rapper, songwriter, musician and actor (Devil Without a Cause), born in Romeo, Michigan
  • Jan 17 Leonardo Ciampa, Italian-American musician, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 18 Jonathan Davis, American rock singer (Korn), born in Bakersfield, California
  • Jan 19 John Wozniak, American singer & songwriter (Marcy Playground)
  • Jan 20 Gary Barlow, English pop singer ("Take That"), born in Frodsham, United Kingdom
  • Jan 20 Questlove [Ahmir Thompson], American drummer, producer bandleader (The Roots), and Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker (Summer of Soul), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 23 Marc Nelson, American R&B singer and songwriter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 25 Ana Ortiz, American actress (Ugly Betty - "Hilda"), and singer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • Jan 26 Benjamin Jaffe, American jazz tuba and double bass player, creative director (Preservation Hall Jazz Band), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 1 Ron Welty, American drummer (The Offspring -"Pretty Fly, For A White Guy"), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 5 Sara Evans, American singer, born in Boonville, Missouri
  • Feb 8 William "Will" Turpin, American musician (Collective Soul) and producer (Gooey Music), born in Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Feb 13 Sonia [Evans], British singer, born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Feb 14 Noriko Sakai, Japanese singer, born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Feb 17 Martyn Bennett [-Knight], Canadian-Scottish celtic-fusion piper, pianist, and composer, born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (d. 2005)
  • Feb 19 Gil Shaham, Israeli-American violinist, born in Urbana, Illinois
  • Feb 21 Randy Blythe, American heavy metal singer (Lamb of God), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Feb 22 Lea Salonga, Filipina singer & actress (Miss Siagon), born in Manila, Philippines
  • Feb 25 Daniel Powter, Canadian rock singer-songwriter ("Bad Day"), born in Vernon, British Columbia
  • Feb 26 Erykah Badu [Erica Abi Wright], American R&B and progressive soul singer-songwriter ("On and On"; "Bag Lady"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 26 Hélène Ségara, French pop singer, born in Six-Fours-les-Plages, France
  • Feb 26 Max Martin [Karl Martin Sandberg], Swedish Grammy Award-winning pop record producer and songwriter, with Shellback (Pink; Maroon 5; Taylor Swift; Avril Lavigne), born in Stenhamra, Sweden
  • Feb 27 Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, American singer (TLC), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 28 Junya Nakano, Japanese video game composer (Threads Of Fate; Final Fantasy X), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Feb 28 Nigel Godrich, British record producer, recording engineer, and musician (Radiohead; Thom Yorke; Atoms for Peace), born in Westminster, London
  • Mar 1 Thomas Adès, British contemporary classical composer (Tevot; Polaris: The Exterminating Angel), pianist and conductor, born in London, England
  • Mar 4 Fergal Lawler, Irish rock drummer (The Cranberries - "Linger"), born in Limerick, Ireland
  • Mar 9 Diego Torres, Argentine singer (Un Mundo Diferente), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mar 23 Abe Laboriel, Jr, American session and touring drummer, and vocalist (Paul McCartney; k.d. lang; Sting), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 29 Ryan Lambert, American performer (Kids Incorporated) ND lead singer (Elephone), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 10 Joey DeFrancesco, American jazz Hammond organist, 9-time winner of the Down Beat Critics Poll (All Of Me; Reboppin'), born in Springfield, Pennsylvania (d. 2022)

Oliver RiedelOliver Riedel (52 years old)

Apr 11 German musician (Rammstein), born in Schwerin, Germany

  • Apr 12 Catali Antonini, Italian jazz vocalist, dancer, and composer, born in Corsica, France
  • Apr 13 Valensia, Dutch composer and singer, born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Apr 16 Max Beesley, English musician and actor, born in Burnage, Lancashire
  • Apr 16 Selena [Quintanilla-Pérez], Mexican-American singer-songwriter known as the Queen of Tejano music (Grammy-1994), born in Lake Jackson, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Apr 20 Mikey Welsh, American bass player (Weezer, 1998-2001 - "Island In The Sun"), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2011)
  • Apr 20 Tina Cousins, English singer (Mysterious Times), born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England
  • Apr 24 Jas Mann, British pop singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Babylon Zoo - "Spaceman"), born in Dudley, Staffordshire, Emgland
  • Apr 24 Mauro Pawlowski, Belgian guitarist and singer, born in Koersel, Belgium
  • Apr 26 Jay DeMarcus, American bassist (Rascal Flatts - "I Melt"), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • May 3 Josey Scott, American singer (Saliva), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • May 5 David Reilly, American electro-rock singer-songwriter and keyboardist (God Lives Underwater), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2005)
  • May 6 Chris Shiflett, American guitarist (Foo Fighters), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • May 7 Horgh [Reidar Horghagen] Norwegian heavy metal drummer (Immortal; Hypocrisy), born in Bergen, Norway
  • May 8 Chris Wolf, American actor and musician (Guys Next Door - "I've Been Waiting for You")
  • May 9 Paul McGuigan, British rock bassist (Oasis, 1991-99 - "Wonderwall"), born in Manchester, England
  • May 14 Raphael Wiggins, American rapper (Lifelines), born in Oakland, California
  • May 16 Rachel Goswell, English singer and songwriter (Slowdive, Mojave 3)
  • May 20 Erato Alakiozidou, Greek classical and contemporary music concert pianist and arts director (Tangos a Cuatro; Idée Fixe”; Music Diaries; beArtive), born in Thessaloniki, Greece

Lisa LopesLisa Lopes (1971-2002)

May 27 American singer (TLC), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • May 29 Martin Lohse, Danish classical composer (In Liquid; Tree Haiku), born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Idina MenzelIdina Menzel (52 years old)

May 30 American actress and singer, born in Queens, New York

  • Jun 1 Roldán González, Cuban singer (Orishas)
  • Jun 4 Shoji Meguro, Japanese guitarist and video game music composer (Persona), born in Tokyo, Japan

Mark WahlbergMark Wahlberg (51 years old)

Jun 5 American singer (Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) and actor (Boogie Nights, The Departed), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Jun 9 Rick Renstrom, American heavy metal guitarist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jun 10 (Joel) "Jo-Jo" Hailey, American R&B singer (Jodeci - "Come And Talk To Me"; "Cry For You"), born in Monroe, North Carolina
  • Jun 12 Peter Beets, Dutch jazz pianist (New York Trio), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jun 15 Bif Naked [Beth Torbert], Canadian singer-songwriter ("Spaceman") and actress, born in New Delhi, India
  • Jun 15 Nasheet Waits, American jazz drummer, born in New York City

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur (1971-1996)

Jun 16 American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), born in East Harlem, New York

  • Jun 17 Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer, model and businesswoman (La Chica Dorada), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Jun 18 Nathan Morris [Alex Vanderpool], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 20 Jeordie White, American rock bassist (Marilyn Manson), born in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
  • Jun 21 Anette Olzon, Swedish singer, born in Katrineholm, Sweden
  • Jun 29 Matthew Good, Canadian musician (Matthew Good Band), born in Burnaby, British Columbia

Missy ElliottMissy Elliott (51 years old)

Jul 1 American rapper ("Work It"; "Lose Control"), born in Portsmouth, Virginia

  • Jul 4 Andy Creeggan, Canadian musician, born in Scarborough, Canada
  • Jul 8 Neil Mavers, British drummer (The La's, 1989–92, 1994–95), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jul 9 Bobby Leslie, American TV rocker (Guys Next Door - "I've Been Waiting for You"), born in New York
  • Jul 9 Kelvin Grant, British reggae-rock guitarist (Musical Youth - "Pass the Dutchie"), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jul 10 Carolyn Leonhart, American jazz, session, and touring vocalist, (Swiss Percussion Ensemble; Lyn Leon; Steely Dan), born in New York City
  • Jul 11 Leisha Hailey, American actress and musician (Uh Huh Her)
  • Jul 14 Marie-Chantal Toupin, French Canadian pop singer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jul 15 Danijela, Croatian singer
  • Jul 16 Ed Kowalczyk, American singer (Live), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 19 Russell Allen, American rock vocalist (Symphony X; Trans-Siberian Orchestra), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jul 19 Urs Bühler, Swiss tenor (Il Divo), born in Willisau, Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Jul 20 DJ Screw [Robert Earl Davis Jr.], American hip-hop DJ and rapper (Screwed Up Click), born in Smithville, Texas (d. 2000)

Alison KraussAlison Krauss (51 years old)

Jul 23 American bluegrass singer and fiddler (Union Station; Raising Sand), born in Decatur, Illinois

  • Jul 23 Christopher Lee [Lee Meng Soon], Malaysian actor, singer and model (Show Hand), born in Malacca, Malaysia
  • Jul 23 Dalvin DeGrate, American R&B singer and rapper, (Jodeci - "Cry For You"), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • Jul 23 Zindy Laursen, Danish-American pop singer (Cut'N'Move - "Give It Up"; Zindy Kuku Boogaloo), born in Svendborg, Denmark
  • Jul 24 John Partridge, British singer (Cats) and actor (EastEnders), born in Radcliffe, Lancashire, England
  • Jul 25 Roger Creager, American country music singer-songwriter ("Bad Friend to a Good Man"), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jul 28 Stephen Lynch, American musician, born in Abington, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 29 Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish pop and jazz singer-songwriter (Vem Vet), born in Hägersten, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jul 30 Bard Hargreaves, American drummer (Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life"), born in Marin County, California
  • Jul 31 John 5 [Lowery], American heavy metal guitarist (The Devil Knows My Name; Rob Zombie), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • Aug 5 "Evil" Jared Hasselhoff [Hennegan], American rock bassist (Bloodhound Gang), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 10 Stephan Groth, Danish-Norwegian synth-pop singer (Apoptygma Berzerk), born in Odense, Denmark
  • Aug 13 Vernell Brown Jr., American jazz and R&B pianist, composer, arranger (Kenny Garrett Quintet), born in Las Angeles, California
  • Aug 18 Richard D. James, Irish-born musician (Aphex Twin), born in Limerick, Ireland
  • Aug 20 Brad Avery, American Christian rock guitarist (Third Day, 1995-08)
  • Aug 21 Liam Howlett, British musician (The Prodigy), born in Braintree, Essex, England
  • Aug 21 Matthew Noonan, American concert organist, born in Brockport, New York

ThalíaThalía (51 years old)

Aug 26 Mexican actress and singer known as the "Queen of Latin Pop", born in Mexico City, Mexico

  • Aug 27 Julian Cheung Chi-Lam, singer (A Modern Love Story) and actor (Return Of The Cuckoo), born in North Point, British Hong Kong
  • Aug 30 Lars Frederiksen, American guitarist (Rancid; UK Subs), born in Campbell, California
  • Sep 1 Lââm [Lamiah], French singer, born in Paris
  • Sep 1 Yoshitaka Hirota, Japanese composer
  • Sep 2 Katt [Micah Sierra] Williams, American comedian, actor, rapper, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 6 Dolores O’Riordan, Irish musician and singer-songwriter (The Cranberries - "Zombie", "Linger"), born in Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland (d. 2018)
  • Sep 6 Kathi Wolfgramm, American rocker (Jets), born in San Diego, California
  • Sep 8 Ross Childress, American guitarist (Collective Soul), born in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • Sep 11 Richard Ashcroft, British singer (The Verve - "Bitter Sweet Symphony"), born in Wigan, Lancashire, England
  • Sep 13 Ezio Bosso, Italian pianist, composer (Rain, In Your Black Eyes; Domes of Freedom), and conductor, born in Turin, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Sep 13 Manabu Namiki, Japanese video game composer, born in Funabashi, Japan
  • Sep 14 Andre Matos, Brazilian singer and musician (Symfonia), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Sep 14 Jeff Loomis, American progressive metal guitarist (Nevermore), born in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Sep 15 Ben Wallers, English musician and songwriter (Country Teasers), born in St Albans, England
  • Sep 18 Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer, born in Krasnodar, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
  • Sep 20 Masashi Hamauzu, Japanese video game composer, born in Munich, West Germany
  • Sep 21 Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor (Silver Spoons - "Alfonso"; Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - "Carlton'), singer, dancer, and director, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 22 Chesney Hawkes, English singer (Feels So Alive, The One and Only), born in Windsor, Berkshire, England
  • Sep 24 Peter Salisbury, English drummer (The Verve), born in Chippenham, England
  • Sep 28 Joseph Arthur, American singer-songwriter
  • Sep 29 Sibel Tüzün, Turkish pop-rock and jazz singer-songwriter, born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Oct 2 James Root, American heavy metal songwriter and guitarist (Slipknot), born in Las Vegas, Nevada

Tiffany DarwishTiffany Darwish (51 years old)

Oct 2 American pop and rock singer ("I Think We're Alone Now"), born in Norwalk, California

  • Oct 3 Kevin Richardson, American pop singer (Backstreet Boys - "Quit Playing Games With My Heart"), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Oct 4 Friderika Bayer [Ilona Csukáné], Hungarian pop and gospel singer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Oct 7 Daniel Boucher, Québécois musician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 10 Evgeny Kissin, Russian concert pianist, born in Moscow
  • Oct 11 Petra Haden, American musician (The Rentals), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Oct 12 Ahn Jae Wook, South Korean actor, composer and singer, born in Donam-dong, Seongbuk District, Seoul, South Korea (d. 1971)
  • Oct 16 Chad Gray, American heavy metal singer (Hellyeah; Mudvayne), born in Latham, Illinois
  • Oct 17 Chris Kirkpatrick, American pop countertenor ('N Sync - "I Thought She Knew"), born in Clarion, Pennsylvania on
  • Oct 20 Dannii Minogue, Australian singer, sister of Kylie Minogue, born in Melbourne, Victoria

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg (51 years old)

Oct 20 American rapper ("What's My Name"; "Drop It Like It's Hot"), born in Long Beach, California

  • Oct 21 Astrella Leitch, Celeste rocker, Donovan's daughter
  • Oct 21 Nick Oliveri, American rock bassist and singer (Queens Of The Stone Age, 1998-2004), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 25 Midori [Gotō], Japanese-American concert violinist (Avery Fisher Prize, 2001), music education advocate, and teacher, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Oct 26 Anthony Rapp, American singer and actor, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Oct 26 Vijay Iyer, American jazz composer, pianist, and bandleader (Uneasy; Far From Over), born in Albany, New York
  • Nov 1 Harutyun Arzumanyan, Armenian orchestral and opera conductor, born in Yerevan, Armenian SSR
  • Nov 4 Gregory Porter, American Grammy Award-winning jazz singer and songwriter (Liquid Spirit), born in Sacramento, California
  • Nov 5 Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer and songwriter, born in British Hong Kong
  • Nov 5 Jonny Greenwood, British guitarist, keyboard player (Radiohead), and film score composer (There Will Be Blood), born in Oxford, England
  • Nov 6 François-Xavier Roth, French conductor (Les Siècles, 2003-present; Cologne Opera, 2012-present), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Nov 7 Robin Finck, American guitarist (Nine inch Nails; Guns N' Roses), born in Park Ridge, New Jersey
  • Nov 13 John Francis Zingg, American rocker (4 Fun - "Unbelievable Fun Boys"), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Nov 15 Sandra Kim [Caldarone], French singer (J'aime la Vie)
  • Nov 19 Alice Peacock, American folk singer, born in White Bear Lake, Minnesota
  • Nov 24 Stéphane Denève, French conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 2019-26; RSO Stuttgart, 2011–16; Royal Scottish National, 2005-11), born in Tourcoing, France
  • Nov 28 Fenriz [Leif Nagell], Norwegian heavy metal musician (Darkthrone), born Kolbotn, Norway
  • Nov 29 Keith Carlock, American session and touring jazz and rock drummer (Steely Dan; Toto; Chris Botti), born in Clinton, Mississippi
  • Dec 6 Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese singer and voice actor, born in Ōshū, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 7 Stephanie D'Abruzzo, American actress, puppeteer (Avenue Q; Sesame Street), and cabaret singer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 12 Jenny Conlee (-Drizos), American rock accordionist, pianist, organist, and melodica player (The Decemberists), born in Seattle. Washington
  • Dec 16 Laurence Cottle, Welsh session rock, jazz, and jazz-fusion bass guitarist and composer (Earthworks; Alan Parsons Project; Black Sabbath), born in Swansea, Wales
  • Dec 16 Michael McCary, American R&B singer (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 16 Paul van Dyk {Mattias Paul], German DJ, and record producer, born in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany
  • Dec 18 Noriko Matsueda, Japanese composer
  • Dec 21 Brett Scallions, American singer (Fuel, The X's), born in Brownsville, Tennessee
  • Dec 21 Matthieu Chedid, French musician, born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • Dec 23 Masayoshi Yamazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter, born in Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
  • Dec 24 Giorgos Alkaios, Greek singer, born in Athens, Greece

Ricky MartinRicky Martin (51 years old)

Dec 24 Puerto Rican singer (Menudo) and actor (General Hospital), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

DidoDido (51 years old)

Dec 25 English pop singer (No Angel; Eminem's "Stan"), born in London, England

  • Dec 25 Noel Hogan, Irish musician (Cranberries), born in Moyross, Ireland

About 1971

How Old? 51 or 52 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Dog (Feb 6, 1970 - Jan 26, 1971),
Pig (Jan 27, 1971 - Feb 14, 1972)