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Birthdays in Music in 1981

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Mike Jones, American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 10 Brian Joo, Korean-American singer, born in Absecon, New Jersey
  • Jan 11 Jamelia Niela Davis, English singer, born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 11 Tom Meighan, British singer (Kasabian), born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Jan 13 Jason James, Welsh musician (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • Jan 14 Rosa López, Spanish singer, born in Láchar, Spain
  • Jan 15 Pitbull [Armando Christian Perez], American rapper, born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 15 Howie Day, American singer, born in Bangor, Maine
  • Jan 16 Nick Valensi, American guitarist (The Strokes)
  • Jan 17 Ray J [William Ray Norwood Jr.], McComb, Mississippi, American singer and actor (Everything You Want, Sex tape)
  • Jan 21 Gillian Chung Yan-tung, Hong Kong singer (Twins)
  • Jan 21 Andy Lee, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
  • Jan 21 Alex Ubago, Spanish-Basque singer-songwriter
  • Jan 22 Willa Ford, American singer, born in Ruskin, Florida
  • Jan 25 Tose Proeski, Macedonian Singer, born in Prilep, Macedonia (d. 2007)

Person of interestAlicia Keys

Jan 25 Alicia Keys [Cook], American singer-songwriter (Fallin, Where Do We Go From Here), born in NYC, New York

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-Songwriter
Alicia Keys

  • Jan 27 Jonny Lang, blues musician
  • Jan 29 Álex Ubago, Spanish musician
  • Jan 30 Josh Kelley, American musician, born in Augusta, Georgia

Person of interestJustin Timberlake

Jan 31 Justin Timberlake, American singer-songwriter & actor (Sexyback, My Love), born in Memphis, Tennessee

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
  • Feb 3 Alisa Reyes, American actress and singer
  • Feb 6 Jens Lekman, Swedish musician, born in Angered, Sweden
  • Feb 8 Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer
  • Feb 9 James Owen Sullivan [The Rev], Huntington Beach California, drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold) (d.2009)
  • Feb 10 The Rev [James Owen Sullivan], American musician (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • Feb 10 Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer, born in Bathurst, Canada
  • Feb 11 Kelly Rowland, American singer, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 15 Matt Hoopes, American musician (Relient K), born in Canton, Ohio
  • Feb 15 Olivia Longott, American singer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 19 Beth Ditto, American singer (The Gossip)
  • Feb 19 Vitas, Russian singer
  • Feb 19 Daniel Letterle, American Actor and Singer

Person of interestJosh Groban

Feb 27 Josh Groban, American singer (You Raise Me Up), born in Los Angeles, California

Singer Josh Groban
Singer
Josh Groban
  • Mar 3 Kim Yoo-Jin (Eugene), South Korean singer and actress
  • Mar 3 Sung Yu Ri, South Korean singer and actress
  • Mar 4 Carol Banawa, Filipino singer and celebrity

  • Mar 4 Donny Tourette, English punk rock singer (Towers of London)
  • Mar 11 Russell Lissack, English musician (Bloc Party)
  • Mar 11 LeToya Luckett, American singer (ex-Destiny's Child)
  • Mar 11 Paul Wall, American rapper
  • Mar 14 Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese-born pianist
  • Mar 15 Young Buck, American rapper
  • Mar 18 Jang Nara, Korean singer and actress
  • Mar 22 Mims [Shawn Mims], American rapper (This Is Why I'm Hot), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Mar 26 Jay Sean, British Asian R&B singer
  • Mar 27 JJ Lin, Chinese singer (Music Voyager), born in Singapore
  • Apr 1 Hannah Spearritt, British singer
  • Apr 3 Aaron Bertram, American musician (Suburban Legends), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • Apr 10 Liz McClarnon, British singer (Atomic Kitten), born in Liverpool
  • Apr 17 Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer, born in Lappeenranta, Finland
  • Apr 26 Ms. Dynamite [Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley] English musician, born in Archway, North London
  • Apr 27 Fabrizio Faniello, Maltese singer, born in Floriana, Malta
  • May 3 Farrah Franklin, American singer (former member of Destiny's Child), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestCraig David

May 5 Craig David, English singer (7 Days, Insomnia), born in Southampton, Hampshire

Singer-songwriter Craig David
Singer-songwriter
Craig David
  • May 6 Matthew Leone, bassist of Madina Lake
  • May 6 Nathan Leone, lead singer of Madina Lake
  • May 6 Mark O'Connell, American drummer (Taking Back Sunday)
  • May 8 Björn Dixgård, Swedish guitarist
  • May 12 Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer

Person of interestRami Malek

May 12 Rami Malek, American actor (Bohemian Rhapsody), born in Los Angeles, California

Actor Rami Malek
Actor
Rami Malek
  • May 14 Sarbel, Greek-born singer
  • May 17 Shiri Maimon, Israeli singer
  • May 19 Nate Cole, American singer
  • May 21 Maximilian [Max] Mutzke, German singer
  • May 23 Gwenno Saunders, Former Welsh dancer, now singer with The Pipettes
  • May 26 Eda-Ines Etti, Estonian singer
  • May 26 Irini Merkouri, Greek singer
  • May 27 Özgür Çevik, Turkish singer and actor
  • May 28 Adam Green, American singer and songwriter
  • May 30 Devendra Banhart, American singer and songwriter
  • Jun 1 Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter
  • Jun 2 Tucker Rountree, American guitarist and composer.
  • Jun 5 Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • Jun 8 Alex Band, American singer (The Calling)
  • Jun 9 Vic Zhou, JVKV band member, Taiwanese actor, singer and model.
  • Jun 10 Hoku, American singer and actress
  • Jun 12 John Gourley, American musician, singer, and songwriter (Portugal. The Man), born in Wasilla, Alaska
  • Jun 15 William Dean Martin, American musician (Good Charlotte)
  • Jun 16 Ben Kweller, American singer/songwriter
  • Jun 21 Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist (The Killers)
  • Jun 22 Chris Urbanowicz, guitarist of British rock band Editors
  • Jun 28 Michael Crafter, Australian musician (I Killed The Prom Queen), born in Perth, Australia
  • Jul 7 Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jul 12 Adrienne Camp, South African singer/songwriter
  • Jul 14 Yomi, Japanese vocalist (Nightmare)
  • Jul 19 Didz Hammond, English bassist and backing vocalist (Dirty Pretty Things and The Cooper Temple Clause), born in Reading, England
  • Jul 21 Blake Lewis, American musician
  • Jul 21 Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress, born in Hackney, London, England
  • Jul 21 Romeo Santos, American Bachata singer-songwriter (Aventura), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jul 23 Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer (Sum 41)
  • Jul 31 Ira Losco, Maltese singer (Walk on Water), born in Sliema, Malta

  • Jul 31 Matthew Sanders, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • Aug 1 Ashley Parker Angel, American singer and actor, born in Redding, California
  • Aug 4 Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)
  • Aug 5 Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer
  • Aug 8 Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer and songwriter
  • Aug 8 Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
  • Aug 8 Bradley McIntosh, British pop singer
  • Aug 10 Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer
  • Aug 11 Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Aug 11 Sandi Thom, Scottish born singer
  • Aug 18 Jon Schneck, American musician (Relient K), born in Eustis, Florida
  • Aug 21 Collie Buddz [Colin Patrick Harper], American Reggae & Dancehall artist (Come Around), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Aug 24 Jiro Wang Dong Cheng, Taiwanese singer and actor, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Aug 31 40 Cal, American rapper

Person of interestBeyoncé Knowles

Sep 4 Beyoncé Knowles, American singer (Destiny's Child), born in Houston, Texas

  • Sep 4 Lacey Sturm, American singer (Flyleaf), born in Homestead, Florida
  • Sep 6 Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong Cantopop singer, born in Shanghai, China
  • Sep 7 Paul McCoy, American musician (lead singer of 12 Stones), born in Florence, Mississippi

Person of interestJennifer Hudson

Sep 12 Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson
  • Sep 14 Miyavi, Japanese singer and actor, born in Konohana-ku ward, Osaka, Japan
  • Sep 16 Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress and singer (My Fair Princess), born in Qingdao, Shandong
  • Sep 17 Jonathan Radtke, American musician (Kill Hannah)
  • Sep 19 Scott Bradlee, American musician and arranger (Postmodern Jukebox), born on Long Island, New York
  • Sep 22 Adam Lazzara, American singer (Taking Back Sunday)
  • Sep 22 Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer, dancer, actor (Kanjani8)
  • Sep 23 Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)
  • Sep 25 Shane Tutmarc, American songwriter and musician, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Sep 26 Christina Milian, American actress and singer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Sep 28 Iracema Trevisan, Brazilian musician (CSS)
  • Oct 2 Toro, Taiwanese singer

  • Oct 4 Juka, Japanese singer
  • Oct 5 Kelvin Tan Wei Lian, Singaporean singer, born in Singapore
  • Oct 8 Ruby [Rania Hussein Muhammad Tawfiq], Egyptian singer (Do You Know Why) and actress (The BabyDoll Night), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Oct 13 Kele Okereke, Nigerian-English musician (Bloc Party), born in Liverpool, England
  • Oct 15 Keyshia Cole, African American R&B singer
  • Oct 25 Jerome "Romeo" Jones, American singer (Food for Thought), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 25 Austin John Winkler, American lead vocalist (Hinder), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Oct 26 Guy Sebastian, Malaysian-born Australian singer (Angels Brought Me Here), born in Klang, Malaysia
  • Oct 31 Frank Iero, American musician (My Chemical Romance, Leathermouth, Pencey Prep; founder of Skeleton Crew), born in Belleville, New Jersey
  • Oct 31 Jon Crocker, American songwriter
  • Nov 7 Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician, writer and filmmaker, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • Nov 16 Allison Crowe, Canadian singer, born in Nanaimo, Canada
  • Nov 17 Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud)
  • Nov 18 Gian Magdangal, Filipino singer and actor
  • Nov 20 Kimberley Walsh, English singer (Girls Aloud), born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • Nov 20 Scott Hutchinson, Scottish musician (Frightened Rabbit), born in Selkirk, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • Nov 22 Ben Adams, English singer
  • Nov 26 Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
  • Nov 29 Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor, born in Sarawak, Malaysia

Person of interestBritney Spears

Dec 2 Britney Spears, American popstar ("Baby One More Time," "Oops! ...I did it again" and "I'm A Slave 4 U"), born in McComb, Mississippi

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • Dec 10 Taufik Batisah, Singaporean singer
  • Dec 11 Zacky Vengeance, American musician (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Olympia, Washington
  • Dec 13 Amy Lee [Hartzler], American singer and songwriter (Evanescence), born in Riverside, California
  • Dec 15 Najoua Belyzel, French singer
  • Dec 16 Flo Rida [Tramar Dillard], American rapper, born in Carol City, Florida
  • Dec 16 Anna Sedokova, Ukrainian singer
  • Dec 20 Chris Edwards, British musician (Kasabian)
  • Dec 21 Lynda Thomas, Mexican singer, born in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Dec 23 Beth [Elisabeth Rodergas Cols], Spanish singer and actress, born in Súria, Catalonia
  • Dec 24 Dima Bilan, Russian actor & singer-songwriter, born in Ust-Dzheguta, Russia
  • Dec 27 Javine [Dionne Hylton], British singer (Surrender, Touch My Fire), born in London, England

About 1981

How Old? 37 or 38 years old
Generation: Generation Y or Millennial

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey (Jan 1 - Feb 4), Rooster (Feb 5 - Dec 31)