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Musicians Born in 1979

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Brody Dalle, Australian singer (The Distillers)
  • Jan 4 Jeph Howard, American musician (The Used), born in Orem, Utah
  • Jan 7 Ryan Tedder, American singer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Jan 9 Tomiko Van, Japanese singer, born in Yamato, Japan
  • Jan 10 Chris H E Smith [Daddy Mack], American rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 11 Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysian singer, born in Kampung Awah, Malaysia
  • Jan 15 Young Dro, American rapper, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 15 Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ, born in Taiwan
  • 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 & producer, born in New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Jan 19 Wiley, English Rapper (Grime), born in Bow, London
  • Jan 20 Rob Bourdon, American musician (Linkin Park), born in Calabasas, California
  • Jan 20 Asaka Kubo, Japanese singer (A+Jyuc), born in Japan
  • Jan 20 Will Young, British singer-songwriter & actor, born in Wokingham, United Kingdom
  • Jan 21 Spider Loc, American rapper, member of G-Unit

  • Jan 23 Sampsa Astala, Finnish musician (Lordi), born in Vantaa, Finland
  • Feb 1 Valentin Elizalde, Mexican singer, born in Navojoa, Mexico (d. 2006)
  • Feb 1 Jason Isbell, American singer (Drive-By Truckers), born in Green Hill, Alabama
  • Feb 6 Dan Bălan, Moldovan singer (O-Zone), born in Chișinău, Moldova
  • Feb 8 Josh Keaton, American actor and singer, born in Hacienda Heights, California
  • Feb 10 Daryl Palumbo, American musician, born in Bellmore, New York
  • Feb 11 Brandy [Brandy Rayana Norwood], American singer (Les Miserables, Moisha), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • Feb 16 Eric Mun, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
  • Feb 19 Mariska [Anna Maria Rahikainen], Finnish rapper, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Feb 19 Mariana Ochoa, Mexican singer and actress
  • Feb 23 D-Roc [D'Angelo Holmes], American rapper (Ying Yang Twins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 26 Corinne Bailey Rae, English singer, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Feb 26 Shalim Ortiz, Puerto Rican singer & actor, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 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 [Howard Bailey, Jr.], American rapper (Right Thurr), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 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 [Michael Guthier], American musician (Bloodhound Gang), born in Souderton, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 16 Leena Peisa, Finnish musician (Lordi)
  • Mar 18 Adam Levine, American singer (Maroon 5), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 20 Molly Jenson, American musician
  • Mar 22 Aaron North, American musician
  • Mar 26 Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist

Person of interestNorah Jones

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

Singer and Pianist Norah Jones
Singer and Pianist
Norah Jones
  • Mar 30 Simon Webbe, English singer
  • Mar 31 Amey Date, Indian playback singer
  • Apr 2 Jesse Carmichael, American musician and songwriter (Maroon 5), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • Apr 4 Andy McKee, American fingerstyle guitarist, born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Apr 8 Alexi Laiho, Finnish guitarist and singer (Children of Bodom, Sinergy, Kylähullut)
  • Apr 9 Albert Hammond, Jr., American guitarist (The Strokes), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 10 Tsuyoshi Domoto, Japanese actor and singer (KinKi Kids), born in Nara, Japan
  • Apr 10 Shemekia Copeland, American singer (Turn the Heat Up!), born in Harlem, New York
  • Apr 10 Sophie Ellis-Bextor, English singer (Read My Lips), born in London
  • Apr 11 Chris Gaylor, American drummer (The All-American Rejects), born in Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Apr 11 Sebastien Grainger, Canadian musician (Death from Above), born in Mississauga, Canada
  • Apr 18 Nuria Fergó, Spanish singer (La vida son sólo dos días), born in Nerja, Spain

Person of interestDaniel Johns

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

Musician Daniel Johns
Musician
Daniel Johns
  • Apr 23 Barry Fratelli, Scottish bassist (The Fratellis), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Apr 23 Lauri Ylönen, Finnish singer and songwriter (The Rasmus), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • Apr 26 Janne Wirman, Finnish musician (Children of Bodom), born in Espoo, Finland
  • Apr 26 Ariane Moffatt, Canadian singer (Aquanaute -La barricade, Dans un océan), born in Saint-Romuald, Quebec, Canada
  • Apr 27 Will Boyd, American bass guitarist (Evanescence), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Apr 29 Jo O'Meara, British singer (S Club)
  • Apr 29 Matt Tong, English drummer (Bloc Party)
  • May 4 Lance Bass, American singer (*NSYNC), born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • 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), born in Wilmette, Illinois
  • Jun 5 David Bisbal, Spanish singer
  • Jun 8 Derek Trucks, American guitarist and founder of Grammy Award-winning The Derek Trucks Band (Tedeschi Truck Band), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 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 26 Nathan Followill, American alternative-rock backing vocalist and musician (Kings of Leon), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jun 27 John Warne, American musician (Relient K; Ace Troubleshooter), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jun 27 Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer (52 Tuesdays), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Jun 28 Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress (Damo), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jun 29 Abs Love [Richard Abidin Breen], English singer (Five), born in London
  • Jun 29 Barış Akarsu, Turkish rock musician and actor, born in Amasra, Turkey (d. 2007)
  • Jun 30 Matisyahu, Hasidic Jewish Reggae singer
  • Jul 2 Diana Gurtskaya, Georgian singer
  • Jul 5 Shane Filan, Irish singer and songwriter (Westlife), born in Sligo, Ireland
  • Jul 6 Nic Cester, Australian musician (Jet), born in Dingley, Melbourne, Australia
  • 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 20 Jamie Cullum, English singer-songwriter, pianist and radio presenter, born in Rochford, England
  • Aug 21 Kelis Rogers-Jones, American singer (Milkshake), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 23 Ritchie Neville, British musician, born in Solihull, United Kingdom
  • Aug 24 Elva Hsiao, Taiwanese singer, born in Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • Aug 27 Sarah Neufeld, Canadian musician (Arcade Fire)
  • Aug 28 Shaila Dúrcal [Shaila de los Ángeles Morales de las Heras], Spanish singer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 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, born in Funchal, Portugal
  • Sep 6 Foxy Brown [Inga Marchand], Trinidadian-American rapper (Ill Na Na, Broken Silence), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPink

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

Singer Pink
Singer
Pink
  • Sep 10 Jacob Young, American actor and singer
  • Sep 13 Geike Arnaert, Belgian singer (Hooverphonic), born in Heuvelland, Belgium
  • 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), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 10 Mya Harrison, American singer (Mýa), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 10 Kangta [Ahn Chil Hyun], South Korean lead singer (H.O.T.), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Oct 11 Gabe Saporta, Uruguayan-born American musician (Cobra Starship, Midtown), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Oct 12 Jordan Pundik, American singer (New Found Glory), born in Englewood, New Jersey

  • Oct 17 Marcela Bovio, Mexican singer and violinist (Stream of Passion)
  • Oct 18 Ne-Yo [Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr], American pop and R&B singer and songwriter, born in Camden, Arkansas
  • Oct 19 Brian Robertson, American trombonist
  • Oct 24 Ben Gillies, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, Australia
  • 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, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Nov 7 Jon Peter Lewis, American singer and songwriter, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Nov 10 Chris Joannou, Australian musician (Silverchair), born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 10 Warren Wolf, American jazz vibraphonist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 13 Subliminal [Ya'akov Shimoni], Israeli rapper and producer, born in Tel Aviv
  • 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, born in Pereira, Colombia
  • 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, born in Lexington, Virginia
  • 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, born in Compton, California
  • Dec 2 Yvonne Catterfeld, German singer and actress
  • Dec 3 Daniel Bedingfield, English New Zealand singer, born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dec 7 Sara Bareilles, American singer
  • Dec 9 Olivia Lufkin, Japanese singer
  • Dec 12 Sharin Foo, Danish singer and bassist, born in Emmelev, Djursland, Denmark
  • Dec 14 Sophie Monk, Australian actress, singer, and model, born in London
  • 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, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dec 26 Chris Daughtry, American singer, born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
  • Dec 26 Mzbel [Nana Akua Amoah], Ghanaian singer (16 Years, Saucy Girl), born in Accra, Ghana
  • Dec 28 Senna Guemmour, German singer-songwriter (Monrose), born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Dec 31 Bob Bryar, American drummer (My Chemical Romance, Gerardolopoly), born in Downers Grove, Illinois

About 1979

How Old? 39 or 40 years old
Generation: Generation X

Chinese Zodiac: Horse (Jan 1 - Jan 27), Goat/Sheep (Jan 28 - Dec 31)