Birthdays in Music in 1978

  • Jan 1 Tarik O'Regan, British composer
  • Jan 2 Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American ballroom dancer and TV personality (Dancing with the Stars), born in Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Jan 3 Kimberley Locke, American singer
  • Jan 4 Mai Meneses, Spanish singer
  • Jan 6 Nikki Einfeld, Canadian opera singer
  • Jan 9 AJ McLean, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • Jan 10 Brent Smith, American singer (Shinedown)
  • Jan 12 Amerie, American singer and songwriter
  • Jan 12 Jeremy Camp, American musician
  • Jan 12 Kris Roe, American musician (The Ataris)
  • Jan 21 Tamir "Nokio" Ruffin, American Singer
  • Feb 2 Eden Espinosa, American singer and stage actress
  • Feb 3 Eliza Schneider, American actress and singer
  • Feb 10 Don Omar, Puerto Rican singer
  • Feb 13 Hamish Glencross, Scottish guitarist My Dying Bride
  • Feb 14 Dwele, American R&B/Soul singer
  • Feb 15 Kimberly Goss, American singer and musician (Sinergy)
  • Feb 19 Immortal Technique, American rapper
  • Feb 23 René Pérez, Puerto Rican musician (Calle 13)
  • Feb 24 Shinya, Japanese musician (Dir en grey)
  • Feb 24 John Nolan, American musician (Straylight Run)
  • Feb 28 Jeanne Cherhal, French Singer-songwriter
  • Mar 3 Douglas Osmond, vocalist (Osmond Boys), born in Provo, Utah
  • Mar 3 Seomoon Tak, Korean singer
  • Mar 3 Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2009)
  • Mar 10 Ben Burnley, American musician (Breaking Benjamin)
  • Mar 12 Claudio Sanchez, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
  • Mar 15 Sid Wilson, American musician (Slipknot)
  • Mar 21 Kevin Federline, American dancer/hip hop artist
  • Mar 29 Michael Kaczurak, American singer and actor
  • Mar 31 Tony Yayo, American rapper
  • Apr 4 Lemar, English R'n'B singer
  • Apr 4 Aska Yang, Taiwanese singer
  • Apr 6 Myleene Klass, British singer
  • Apr 6 Martin Mendez, Uruguayan-born Bassist (Opeth)
  • Apr 9 Rachel Stevens, English singer (S Club)
  • Apr 9 Vesna Pisarović, Croatian singer
  • Apr 11 Tom Thacker, Canadian musician
  • Apr 12 Guy Berryman, British musician
  • Apr 13 Chris Sligh, American singer and Idol finalist, born in Madison, Tennessee
  • Apr 15 Luis Fonsi [Luis López-Cepero] Puerto Rican singer-songwriter (Despacito), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 15 Chris Stapleton, American country musician (The SteelDrivers, Traveller), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Apr 17 Bilal Abdul-samad, rocker (Boys)
  • Apr 21 Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer (Nightwish)
  • Apr 21 Branden Steineckert, American drummer (Rancid), (The Used)
  • Apr 22 Jason Stollsteimer, American singer (The Von Bondies)
  • Apr 26 Avant, American singer
  • Apr 28 Lauren Laverne, Disc jockey, television presenter and former singer
  • May 2 Steve Bays, Canadian musician
  • May 3 Paul Banks, American vocalist (Interpol)
  • May 7 Stian Arnesen (Nagash/Lex Icon), Norwegian Black Metal musician

  • May 8 Jang Woo Hyuk, Korean singer
  • May 11 Perttu Kivilaakso, Finnish Cellist from the band Apocalyptica
  • May 12 Wilfred Le Bouthillier, Acadian singer
  • May 12 Aya Ishiguro, Japanese singer (formerly Morning Musume)
  • May 16 David Ford, English singer/songwriter
  • May 23 Scott Raynor, American drummer (formerly of blink-182)
  • May 25 Adam Gontier, Canadian singer (Three Days Grace), born in Peterborough, Ontario
  • May 26 Phil Elverum, American singer-songwriter
  • May 29 Pelle Almqvist, Swedish musician (The Hives)
  • Jun 3 Lyfe Jennings, R&B singer and song-writer
  • Jun 6 Carl Barât, English musician (The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things)
  • Jun 6 Mariana Popova, Bulgarian singer
  • Jun 7 Tony An, Korean singer (H.O.T)
  • Jun 9 Matthew Bellamy, British musician (Muse)
  • Jun 14 The-Dream [Terius Nash], American R&B singer, born in Rockingham, North Carolina
  • Jun 15 RoRo, [Romell Chapman], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 16 Jasmine "Fish" Leong, Chinese Malaysian singer (Courage), born in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
  • Jun 17 Isabelle Delobel, French European ice dancer
  • Jun 23 Frédéric Leclercq, French bassist (DragonForce)
  • Jun 23 Memphis Bleek, American rapper
  • Jun 24 Ariel Pink, American musician
  • Jun 24 Erno "Emppu" Vuorinen, Finnish guitarist (Nightwish)
  • Jun 26 Alexandra, French singer, L5's singer
  • Jun 27 Anna Kumble, British Singer, also known as Lolly
  • Jun 29 Sam Farrar, American bassist
  • Jun 29 Nicole Scherzinger, American singer and actress
  • Jul 4 Stephen McNally, British singer and songwriter (BBMak)
  • Jul 7 Misia [Misaki Itō], Japanese singer (Mother Father Brother Sister), born in Omura, Japan
  • Jul 9 Mark Medlock, German singer
  • Jul 10 Jesse Lacey, American musician (Brand New)
  • Jul 17 Émilie Simon, French singer
  • Jul 18 Verónica Romeo, Spanish singer
  • Jul 21 Damian Marley, Jamaican musician
  • Jul 23 Stefanie Sun, Singaporean singer
  • Jul 28 Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Toyonaka, Osaka
  • Jul 31 Will Champion, English musician (drummer for Coldplay), born in Southampton, England
  • Jul 31 Zac Brown, American musician (Zac Brown Band), born in Dahlonega, Georgia
  • Aug 1 Dhani Harrison, British musician (brainwashed), born in Windsor, Berkshire
  • Aug 5 Nektaria Karantzi, Greek singer
  • Aug 7 Jamey Jasta, American singer (Hatebreed)
  • Aug 7 Vanness Wu, Taiwanese singer
  • Aug 8 Countess Vaughn, American actress and singer
  • Aug 15 Tim Foreman, American bassist (Switchfoot)
  • Aug 17 Vibeke Stene, Norwegian singer (Tristania)
  • Aug 22 Jeff Stinco, Canadian musician (Simple Plan), born in Montreal
  • Aug 23 Julian Casablancas, American musician
  • Aug 26 Raja Kashif, Pakistani singer
  • Aug 28 Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY)
  • Aug 30 Swizz Beatz, American rapper/producer
  • Sep 3 Valfar, Norwegian heavy metal vocalist/musician (Windir) (d. 2004)
  • Sep 6 Cisco Adler, American singer
  • Sep 6 Tony Thaxton, drummer (Motion City Soundtrack)
  • Sep 7 G[eneral] A[ustin], rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Sep 11 Ben Lee, Australian musician and singer
  • Sep 12 Michael Paget, Welsh guitarist (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • Sep 12 Ruben Studdard, American singer
  • Sep 14 Danielle Peck, country music singer
  • Sep 16 Matthew Rogers, American singer
  • Sep 20 Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer
  • Sep 20 Sarit Hadad, Israeli singer
  • Sep 27 Brad Arnold, American singer (3 Doors Down)
  • Sep 28 Bushido, German rapper
  • Sep 29 Gunner McGrath, American guitarist (Much the Same)
  • Sep 29 Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer
  • Oct 2 Ayumi Hamasaki, Japanese singer
  • Oct 3 Jake Shears, singer (Scissor Sisters)
  • Oct 5 James Valentine, American musician (Maroon 5)
  • Oct 7 Alesha Dixon, British pop singer (Mis-Teeq)
  • Oct 8 Mike Moreno, American jazz musician (First in Mind), born in Houston, Texas
  • Oct 9 Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife)
  • Oct 14 Justin Brannan, American musician, writer

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Oct 14 Usher, American singer (My Way, Confessions) and actor, born in Dallas, Texas

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  • Oct 16 Abel Talamantez, Texas, singer (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • Oct 16 Ethan Luck, American musician (The O.C. Supertones, Demon Hunter, Relient K)
  • Oct 19 Chris Sellers, American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Oct 19 Henri Sorvali, Finnish musician
  • Oct 24 Justin Lee Brannan, American musician
  • Oct 26 Mark Barry, English musician (BBMak)
  • Oct 27 Vanessa-Mae, Singapore musician
  • Oct 28 Justin Guarini, American singer
  • Nov 6 Jolina Magdangal, Filipina singer, actress and television host, born in Hagonoy, Bulacan, Philippines
  • Nov 7 Tomoya Nagase, Japanese actor and singer (TOKIO)
  • Nov 9 Sisqó [Mark Althavean Andrews], American singer (Dru Hill, Unleash the Dragon), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 10 Eve [Jeffers-Cooper], American rapper and actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 12 Andrew Kinlochan, English singer and musician
  • Nov 13 Nikolai Fraiture, American bassist (The Strokes)
  • Nov 16 Carolina Parra, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • Nov 19 Matt Dusk, Canadian jazz musician / vocalist
  • Nov 20 Ryan Leslie, American singer/songwriter
  • Nov 20 Freya Lin, Taiwanese singer
  • Nov 22 Karen O, American singer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
  • Nov 25 Ringo Shiina, Japanese musician
  • Nov 26 Matthew Taylor, American bassist (Motion City Soundtrack)
  • Nov 27 Tim Yeung, American drummer (Vital Remains)
  • Nov 27 Mike Skinner, English musician
  • Nov 30 Clay Aiken, American singer
  • Dec 1 Mat Kearney, American singer and songwriter
  • Dec 2 Nelly Furtado, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • Dec 2 Chris Wolstenholme, British musician and bassist (Muse), born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England
  • Dec 3 Trina, American rapper
  • Dec 4 Jaclyn Victor, Malaysian singer
  • Dec 7 Frankie J, Mexican-born American singer
  • Dec 12 Evren Genis, Turkish composer
  • Dec 12 Louis (artist), Korean singer ("Jung Hwa Ban Jum")
  • Dec 13 Ryo Kawakita, Japanese guitarist (Maximum the Hormone)
  • Dec 14 Radu Sârbu, Moldovan singer (O-Zone)
  • Dec 15 Mark Jansen, Dutch guitarist (Epica)
  • Dec 16 Kaine, American rapper (Ying Yang Twins)
  • Dec 17 Neil Sanderson, Canadian drummer (Three Days Grace)
  • Dec 23 Esthero, Canadian musician and singer
  • Dec 28 John Legend [John R Stephens], American musician, producer, songwriter and actor (La La Land, Django Unchained), born in Springfield, Ohio
  • Dec 29 LaToya London, American singer
  • Dec 30 Zbigniew Robert Promiński, Polish drummer
  • Dec 30 Tyrese, American singer and actor
  • Dec 31 Papoose [Shamele Mackie], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York