Who is a famous African American musician?

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Billie Holiday, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Louis Armstrong, Led Belly, B.B. King, Sam Cooke and Mahalia Jackson. That should just about cover every major musical genre from the last 150 years or so. And what all of those artists have in common is that they are African American.

Who is the most famous African American musician?

Most Influential Black Musicians: 20 Great Artists Who Changed…

  • 8: Stevie Wonder (1950-) …
  • 7: Muddy Waters (1913-1983) …
  • 6: Miles Davis (1926-1991) …
  • 5: Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) …
  • 4: Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) …
  • 3: James Brown (1933-2006) …
  • 2: Chuck Berry (1926-2017) …
  • 1: Little Richard (1932-2020)

Who was the first African American musician?

In 1890, George W. Johnson, a former slave, became the first African-American musician to make commercial records. During his short but successful singing career, Johnson sold thousands of recordings.

Who is the best black singer of all time?

Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Top 10 R&B/Soul Singers of All…

  • Sam Cooke.
  • Aretha Franklin. …
  • Ray Charles. …
  • Al Green. …
  • Stevie Wonder. …
  • James Brown. …
  • Smokey Robinson. …
  • Luther Vandross. Luther Vandross got his big break in 1974 when David Bowie recruited him to sing back-up vocals on Young Americans. …
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Who is the king of African music?

Davido is the king of African music – Miraboi.

Who is the most famous African?

The 100 most influential Africans (1-10)

  1. 1 – Aliko Dangote.
  2. 2 – Elon Musk.
  3. 3 – Koos Bekker.
  4. 4 – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
  5. 5 – Trevor Noah.
  6. 6 – Tidjane Thiam.
  7. 7 – Davido.
  8. 8 – Enoch Adeboye.

Who is the biggest Nigerian artist?

Wizkid tops the top 10 best musicians in Nigeria in 2021 with a total of 65 awards. Wizkid has recorded four studio albums with one EP: Superstar.