On This Day

Musicians Born in 1977

  • Jan 4 Tim Wheeler, Irish pop-rock singer-songwriter (Ash - "Shining Light"), born in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
  • Jan 11 Nadia Turner, American singer, born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 18 Richard Archer, British rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hard-Fi), born in Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, England
  • Jan 19 Nicole, Chilean singer, born in Chile
  • Jan 19 Cocco, Japanese singer, born in Naha, Japan
  • Jan 20 Melody [Nathalie Lefebvre], Belgian pop singer, born in Ronse, Belgium
  • Jan 20 Sid Wilson, American musician (Slipknot), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Jan 21 Rick Ross, American rapper
  • Jan 26 Leandro Fresco, Argentine ambient-electronic musician, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jan 28 Matt DeVries, American heavy metal guitarist (Chimaira)
  • Jan 28 Joey Fatone, American pop singer (NSYNC - "Bye Bye Bye"), dancer, actor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 31 Shingo Katori, Japanese actor & singer (SMAP), born in Yokohama, Japan

Shakira

Feb 2 Shakira [Mebarak-Ripoll], Colombian pop singer ("Whenever Wherever"; "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)"), born in Barranquilla, Colombia

  • Feb 2 Heather Martin, American gospel singer
  • Feb 3 Daddy Yankee [Ramón Rodríguez], reggaeton singer and rapper (Despacito), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Feb 4 Gavin DeGraw, American rock singer-songwriter "Not Over You"), born in South Fallsburg, New York
  • Feb 8 Dave Farrell, American musician (Linkin Park)
  • Feb 11 Mike Shinoda, American musician (Linkin Park, Fort Minor), born in Agoura Hills, California
  • Feb 14 Nathan Osmond, American vocalist (Osmond Boys), born in Utah
  • Feb 15 Brooks Wackerman, American drummer (Bad Religion, Avenged Sevenfold), born in Long Beach, California
  • Feb 17 Matthew Kaminski, jazz, and baseball organist (Atlanta Braves), polka accordionist, and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 18 Sean Watkins, American guitarist, mandolin player, and songwriter (Nickel Creek), born in Vista, California
  • Feb 18 Gordon Grdina, Canadian jazz guitarist and oud player (Nomad Trio), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 19 Ola Salo, Swedish singer (The Ark)
  • Feb 20 Amal Hijazi, Lebanese pop singer (Zaman), born in Kfarfila, Lebanon
  • Feb 21 Rhiannon Giddens, American singer, fiiddler, and banjo player (Carolina Chocolate Drops), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Feb 24 Alexis Jose Grullon, American vocalist (Menudo-Cannonball), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 25 Sarah Jezebel Deva, English singer
  • Feb 28 Jason Aldean [Williams], American country singer ("Dirt Road Anthem"), born in Macon, Georgia

Chris Martin

Mar 2 Chris Martin, British rock singer-songwriter, ans piano player (Coldplay - "Viva la Vida"), born in Exeter, Devon, England

Ronan Keating

Mar 3 Ronan Keating, Bayside Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • Mar 4 Jason Marsalis, American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 7 Bartosz Kowalski [-Banasewicz], (Contra Tempus; Symmetrical Visions)Polish classical music composer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Mar 10 Matt Rubano, American musician (Taking Back Sunday)
  • Mar 10 Robin Thicke, Canadian-American singer ("Blurred Lines"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 11 Andre Nickatina, American rapper
  • Mar 12 Ben Kenney, American rock guitarist and bassist (The Roots, 2000-03; Incubus, 2003-present), born in Brielle, New Jersey
  • Mar 13 Ed Sloan, American musician (Crossfade), born in South Carolina
  • Mar 15 Joe Hahn, American musician
  • Mar 17 Richard Swift [Ochoa], American singer and songwriter (The Black Keys), born in California (d. 2018)
  • Mar 18 Devin Lima [Harold Lima], American singer (LFO), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)
  • Mar 22 Santa Ratniece, Latvian classical and choral composer (Horo horo hata hata), born in Jelgava, Latvia
  • Mar 24 Corneille [Cornelius Nyungura], Rawandan-Canadian R&B, pop, and soul singer, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  • Mar 24 Natalie Hemby (Wrucke), American Grammy Award-winning country music songwriter (Miranda Lambert - "Only Prettier"; "Automatic"; Toby Keith - "Drinks After Work"), and singer (The Highwomen), born in Bloomington, Illinois
  • Mar 28 Angelo Garcia, singer (Menudo - "Cannonball"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 31 Toshiya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
  • Apr 4 Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist (Killswitch Engage), born in Westhampton, Massachusetts

Gerard Way

Apr 9 Gerard Way, American singer-songwriter (My Chemical Romance - "Welcome To The Black Parade"), born in Summit, New Jersey

  • Apr 11 DJ Fresh [Daniel Stein], British musician, DJ and record producer ("Louder"; "Hot Right Now"), born in England
  • Apr 17 Sizzla Kalonji [Miguel Orlando Collins], Jamaican reggae musician, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 17 Phil Jamieson, Australian singer (Grinspoon), born in Hornsby, New South Wales
  • Apr 21 Doseone [Adam Drucker], American rapper (co-founder of Anticon), born in Napa, Idaho
  • Apr 22 Aaron Fink, American guitarist (Breaking Benjamin)

John Cena

Apr 23 John Cena, American professional wrestler, rapper and actor (The Marine), born in West Newbury, Massachusetts

  • Apr 25 Paavo Siljamäki, Finnish musician (Above & Beyond)
  • Apr 25 Constantinos Christoforou, Cypriot singer ("O, ti m'afora"), born in Limassol, Cyprus
  • Apr 25 Matthew West, American Christian musician and singer ("Happy"), born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • May 1 Dan Regan, American musician (Reel Big Fish)
  • May 8 Joe Bonnamassa, American blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter ("Dust Bowl"; "Redemption"), born in New Hartford, New York
  • May 13 Ilse DeLange, Dutch singer
  • May 16 Dolcenera, Italian singer
  • May 16 Emilíana Torrini, Icelandic singer and songwriter ("Jungle Drum"; "Gollum's Song"), born in Kópavogur, Iceland
  • May 26 Mark Hunter, American musician (Chimaira)
  • May 28 Ashley Ryan Ruiz Offord, singer (Menudo-Cannonball), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 31 Scott Klopfenstein, American ska and rock trumpeter and guitarist (Reel Big Fish, 1995-2011), born in Garden Grove, California
  • Jun 4 Roman Miroshnichenko, Russian jazz-fusion, rock, and world music guitarist, and composer, born in Dniprodzerzhynsk, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
  • Jun 5 Christian Martucci, American musician (Stone Sour), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 5 Nourhanne, Armenian-Lebanese pop singer ("Habibi ya Einy")

Kanye West

Jun 8 Kanye West, American rapper, songwriter, and record producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Jun 8 Frøy Aagre, Norwegian jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist, born in Tønsberg, Norway
  • Jun 10 Takako Matsu, Japanese singer and actress
  • Jun 10 Nergal [Adam Darski], Polish heavy metal singer, guitarist, bandleadesr, and songwriter (Behemoth), born in Gdynia, Poland
  • Jun 11 Ozan Musluoğlu, Turkish ska-punk (Athena), and jazz bassist, born in Germany
  • Jun 12 Kenny Wayne Shepherd [Brobst], American blues-rock guitarist, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Jun 23 Jason Mraz, American singer-songwriter ("I'm Yours"; "Have It All"), born in Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • Jun 28 Harun Tekin, Turkish musician (Mor ve Ötesi), born in Ankara, Turkey
  • Jun 28 Mark Stoermer, American bass player (The Killers), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jul 1 Keigo Hayashi, Japanese music artist (Flow), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jul 1 Birgit Schuurman, Dutch singer and actress, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jul 4 Jonas Kjellgren, Swedish musician (Scar Symmetry), born in Grangärde, Sweden
  • Jul 5 Royce Da 5'9" [Ryan Daniel Montgomery], American rapper, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 9 Isaac Brock, American musician and songwriter (Modest Mouse), born in Helena, Montana
  • Jul 15 Ray Toro, American musician (My Chemical Romance)
  • Jul 15 Faraz Anwar, Pakistani guitarist (Mizraab)
  • Jul 17 Lehmber Hussainpuri, Indian singer, born in Kapurthala, India
  • Jul 26 Rebecca St. James, Australian Christian pop rock singer, born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Jul 30 Finneas [O'Connell], American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer, and audio engineer (Billie Eilish), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 1 Damien Saez, French singer and songwriter, born in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France
  • Aug 8 Robert Randolph, American pedal steel guitarist (Robert Randolph and the Family Band), born in Irvington, New Jersey
  • Aug 9 Aldona Nawrocka, Polish pianist, composer and educator, born in Rzeszów, Poland
  • Aug 10 Aaron Kamin, American guitarist, and singer-songwriter (The Calling), born in Studio City, California
  • Aug 11 Gemma Hayes, Irish born singer
  • Aug 12 Park Yong-ha, South Korean actor and singer
  • Aug 16 Tamer Hosny, Egyptian singer and actor, born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Aug 17 Tarja Turunen, Finnish singer, born in Kitee, Finland
  • Aug 18 Régine Chassagne, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Aug 26 Saeko Chiba, Japanese voice actor and singer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 27 Mase [Mason Durell Betha], American rapper ("Harlem World"), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Aug 30 Jens Ludwig, German heavy metal guitarist (Edguy), born in Fulda, Germany
  • Aug 31 Craig Nicholls, Australian musician (The Vines), born in Sydney
  • Sep 1 Kathleen de León (Jones), Filipina-Australian actress, dancer, and singer (Hi-5, 1998-2006), born in Manila, Philippines
  • Sep 2 Ramiro Muñoz, Colombian musician
  • Sep 2 Sam Rivers, American rock bassist (Limp Bizkit), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sep 4 Lucie Silvas [Silverman], British singer-songwriter, born in Kingston upon Thames, England
  • Sep 5 Alexey Harkov, Russian bassist (Kipelov, Sergey Mavrin), born in Khimki, Moscow
  • Sep 6 Kiyoshi Hikawa, Japanese enka singer, born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Sep 9 Chae Jung-an, South Korean actress and singer, born in Busan, South Korea
  • Sep 9 Soulja Slim [James Adarryl Tapp Jr.], American rapper ("Slow Motion"), born in Magnolia Projects, New Orleans (d. 2003)
  • Sep 9 Stuart Price, British electronic music artist, DJ, songwriter, and record producer (Madonna; The Killers; Seal; Kylie Minogue), born in Paris, France
  • Sep 11 Ludacris [Christopher Bridges], American rapper ("Stand Up"; "Act A Fool"), and actor (The Ride; Fast and Furious franchise), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • Sep 11 Jon Buckland, British guitarist (Coldplay - "Clocks"; "Viva La Vida"), born in London, England
  • Sep 12 James McCartney, British musician son of Paul & Linda McCartney, born in London, England
  • Sep 12 Idan Raichel, Israeli singer-songwriter, born in Kfar Saba, Israel
  • Sep 12 Jeff Irwin, American rock and jazz bassist, born in Creve Coeur, Missouri
  • Sep 12 2 Chainz [Tauheed Epps], American rapper, born in College Park, Georgia
  • Sep 13 Fiona Apple, American singer and songwriter (Criminal), born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 13 Ivan De Battista, Maltese actor, singer and composer, born in Gzira, Malta
  • Sep 13 Daisuke Tsuda, Japanese singer (Maximum the Hormone), born in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Sep 15 Angela Aki, Japanese singer-songwriter, born in Itano, Tokushima, Japan
  • Sep 18 Barrett Foa, American actor and singer (NCIS LA), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Sep 19 Ryan Dusick, American drummer (Maroon 5, 2001-06 - "This Love"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 20 Namie Amuro, Japanese pop and R&B singer (Super Monkey's), born in Naha, Okinawa, Japan
  • Sep 23 Rachael Yamagata, American singer-songwriter and piano player, born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Sep 23 Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (Studio El Fan), born in Beirut, Lebanon (d. 2008)
  • Sep 28 Jeezy [Jay Wayne Jenkins], American rapper and songwriter (Trap Or Die 3), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Oct 8 Erna Siikavirta, Finnish musician (Deathlike Silence), born in Espoo, Finland
  • Oct 14 Tina Dico [Dickow], Danish singer-songwriter, born in Åbyhøj, Aarhus, Denmark
  • Oct 14 Freddy Kempf, British musician (BBC Young Musician of the Year), born in Croydon, England
  • Oct 15 Erin McKeown, American indie rock-folk musician and singer-songwriter, (We Will Become Like Birds), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Oct 16 John Mayer, American guitarist and singer-songwriter ("Your Body Is A Wonderland"; "Waiting For The World To Change'), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Oct 18 Simon Rix, British rock bassist (Kaiser Chiefs - "Ruby") born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
  • Oct 20 Leila Josefowicz, Canadian-American classical violinist, born in Mississauga, Ontario
  • Oct 21 Matthew Ramsey, American country music songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist (Old Dominion -"Break Up With Him"; "Snapback") , born in Buchanan, Virginia
  • Oct 31 Séverine Ferrer, French pop singer, born in Montpellier, France
  • Nov 3 Jane Monheit, American jazz singer, born on Long Island, New York
  • Nov 8 Jully Black, Canadian R&B singer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Nov 13 Chanel Cole [Whalley], New Zealand-born Australian singer (Spook), born in Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Nov 13 Huang Xiaoming, Chinese actor and singer
  • Nov 14 Obie Trice, American rapper
  • Nov 15 Logan Whitehurst, American musician (d. 2006)
  • Nov 18 Fabolous [John David Jackson], American rapper (From Nothin' to Somethin'), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • Nov 20 Josh Turner, American singer (Long Black Train), born in Hannah, South Carolina
  • Nov 21 Myles Heskett, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
  • Nov 21 Tobias Sammet, German singer (Edguy)
  • Dec 1 Brad Delson, American rock guitarist (Linkin Park), born in Agoura, California
  • Dec 4 Big Pokey [Milton Powell], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), born in Houston, Texas
  • Dec 7 Dominic Howard, English drummer (Muse), born in Stockport, England
  • Dec 9 Imogen Heap, English singer-songwriter, born in London Borough of Havering, United Kingdom
  • Dec 14 Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Colombian-Austrian conductor (Houston Symphony, 2014-22; Frankfurt Radio Symphony, 2005-2021), born in Medellín, Colombia
  • Dec 18 Maria Brink, American heavy metal singer and songwriter (In This Moment), born in Schenectady, New York
  • Dec 23 Jari Mäenpää, Finnish heavy metal guitarist and singer (Wintersun), born in Finland

Psy

Dec 31 Psy [Park Jae-sang], South Korean pop star (Gangnam Style), born in Seoul, South Korea


About 1977

How Old? 43 or 44 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon (Jan 1 - Feb 17), Snake (Feb 18 - Dec 31)