11 Of The Greatest And Most Famous Cancer Singers

Avatar photo
Written by Laura Macmillan
Last updated

Does your astrological sign determine success in music? Well, if you look at a list of successful singers born between June 22 and July 22 you might think so.

One of the guiding traits for Cancers is their emotional depth. This characteristic undoubtedly leads to terrific musical gifts. From country to rap and soothing singer-songwriter tunes, Cancers represent a wide range of famous cancer singers.

In this post, we’ve put together a list of 11 of the greatest and most famous Cancer singers. Let’s read on to get to know them.

1. Ariana Grande

Our first Cancer singer is Ariana Grande, who was born on June 26, 1993. She is a pop singer who got her start as an actress on the Nickelodeon kids’ TV channel.

Immediately following the cancellation of her show Victorious, Grande released her first studio album in 2013. Since then, Grande has dominated the music charts and pop culture.

Grande’s massive hit albums include Dangerous Woman, Side to Side, and Thank U, Next. Her four-octave vocal range wows listeners with her professional singing prowess within the catchy pop songs. 

In addition to the pop charts, Grande made her mark in film, appeared on Saturday Night Live, and has collaborated with Disney several times. 

2. Luke Bryan

Our next singer is Luke Bryan (born July 17, 1976), whose successful country career began in 2009 with his memorable single “Do I?,” which reached #2 in the charts.

Since then, Bryan has maintained his status as one of the best-selling artists globally, selling more than 75 million albums.

Bryan is known for singles like “Rain Is a Good Thing,” “Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” and “That’s My Kind of Night,” the latter reaching #1 on the charts of Hot Country Songs.

You can count on Luke Bryan for a feel-good song celebrating humble things like a good weekend party, pretty women, and the country landscape.

3. George Michael

Born June 25, 1963, British singer George Michael reached stardom in the 1980s as the lead singer of Wham! This ’80s pop supergroup is known for hits like “Wake Me Up (Before You Go-Go)” and the everlasting Christmas hit “Last Christmas.”

Michael experienced a very successful solo career as well. In the 1990s, he topped the charts with empowering anthems like “Freedom! ’90” and “Faith,” both #1 hits. 

George Michael is remembered as a philanthropist championing causes like eradicating world hunger, supporting research for HIV and AIDS, and gay rights.

After his death at the age of 53, it was revealed he even paid for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony in his small town.

4. Cyndi Lauper

Defined party-girl music in the 1980s with her hit “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” is Cyndi Lauper, born June 22, 1953. She is also known for her single “Time After Time,” featured in the classic scene in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

She won Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards in 1985. With a career spanning four decades, she found success in the 1990s and 2000s as well. Still active, she continues to sparkle with her signature bold, colorful fashion and hairstyles.

In addition, Lauper’s legacy also includes a Tony award, making her three-quarters of the way to an EGOT.

Lauper is also the first woman to win a Tony for Best Original Score for the 2013 musical Kinky Boots.

5. Jessica Simpson

Our fifth singer is Jessica Simpson, born July 10, 1980, who emerged with a crop of similar blonde pop singers in the late 1990s. Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Jessica Simpson’s comparisons were very common, though Simpson represented the most wholesome singer of the three.

She achieved the most success with her power love ballads like “Where You Are” and “I Wanna Love You Forever.” She also released terrific and bouncy pop songs like “Public Affair” and “I Think That I’m In Love With You.”

Not only is Simpson a talented Cancer singer, she has also delved into business with her fashion line, the Jessica Simpson Collection, acted in various TV series and movies, and became a New York Times best-selling author with her memoir Open Book (2020).  

6. Chloe Bailey

As one of Beyonce’s proteges, Chloe Bailey, born July 1, 1998, frequently performs with her sister Halle. As a duo, Chloe x Halle has received five Grammy nominations. Their latest album, Ungodly Hour (2020), is critically acclaimed.

Bailey’s star is just starting to rise as she is now embarking on a solo career. Her debut solo single, “Have Mercy” (2021), has been positively received, debuting at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100.

She has also made her mark in the film industry with roles in feature films like The Fighting Temptations, Last Holiday, and Joyful Noise. Bailey also starred on television, including HBO’s Grown-ish and Black-ish.

7. H.E.R.

Born June 27, 1997, H.E.R., also known as Gabriella Sarmiento Wilson, is a contemporary R&B singer and songwriter. She is a bold and innovative musician known for scorching riffs on her Fender Stratocaster guitar. 

Early in her career, this artist received prominent endorsements from style-makers like singer and business mogul Rihanna, model Kylie Jenner, and actor Taraji P. Henson.

In 2017, her compilation album H.E.R. won Best R&B Album. Her latest single, “Damage” (2021) topped the charts of US R&B radio.

Aside from creating albums, H.E.R. performs seemingly everywhere, appearing in commercials for Old Navy and playing the anthem at the Super Bowl.

8. Lana del Rey

With a sound all her own, Lana del Rey (born June 21, 1985) holds down the market for melancholy singer-songwriter girls. Her voice is deep and jazzy but can also reach high notes.

Often referencing technology, video games, and other nerd culture trademarks, del Rey achieved success starting in 2011 with her single “Video Games.”

Her 2012 album Born to Die charted in the US Billboard 200, selling over 3 million copies. Her “Summertime Sadness” in 2013 also became a success as an American top 10 hit.

In 2018, del Rey collaborated with Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus for “Don’t Call Me Angel,” the lead single for the movie Charlie’s Angels (2019), which was later certified gold.

9. Toby Keith

Born July 8, 1961, Toby Keith relishes his reputation as a loudmouth country star, staying true to themes like patriotism, violence, beer-drinking, and country living.

Keith rose to prominence in the early 2000s, drawing inspiration from September 11 and the subsequent War in Iraq.

In the early 2000s, he released the song “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue” as a response to American anger over terrorist attacks. It peaked at #1 during the 2002 Fourth of July weekend. He followed this success with humble tunes like “As Good as I Once Was” (2005), which was #1 for six weeks.

In 2021, Keith received a National Medal of Arts by President Donald Trump during the COVID-19 pandemic.

10. 50 Cent

Our second to the last in the list is 50 Cent (born July 6, 1975). His style is known for his brief yet effective rhymes. In fact, as soon as the first notes of “In Da Club” is heard, most everyone will recognize this massive hit from him. This 2003 hit has more than 1 billion views on YouTube.

Notably, he suffered multiple gunshot wounds during an altercation in Jamaica in 2000. He still wears scars from this attack to this day, and the violence inspires his work.

50 Cent recently transitioned to other business ventures aside from music. He famously starred in a movie about his life, 2005’s Get Rich or Die Trying. Jackson owns an alcohol company, a book publishing imprint, and even endorsed a condom brand. 

11. Sufjan Stevens

Our last but not least Cancer singer is Sufjan Stevens, born July 1, 1975. He is of Lithuanian and Greek descent. His name, pronounced SOOF-yahn, is Armenian and was given to Stevens at birth within his spiritual community. 

Stevens is known for producing moody, thoughtful music. His first album debuted in 2000. He achieved consistent success in his niche genre throughout the past two decades.

Mainstream recognition found Stevens through his 2005 album Illinois, which received Album of the Year from PLUG Independent Music Awards. He contributed to multiple film projects where his music received nominations for many awards for best original score. Notably, he received an Oscar nomination in this category in 2018.

Summing Up Our List Of The Greatest Cancer Singers

The zodiac produced many notable singers who drew from a Cancer sign’s deep emotional intensity.

Artists as varied as 50 Cent to H.E.R. and Sufjan Stevens convey strong emotions through music. 

The Cancer sign may also contribute to the incredible philanthropic efforts by artists on this list like Cyndi Lauper and George Michael. Furthermore, loyalty takes center stage through Jessica Simpson, Toby Keith, and Ariana Grande’s songs, all famous Cancers.

Is it written in the stars for these performers to become famous? While that is impossible to know, the music world is better off for the contributions of these diverse and exciting artists.

Photo of author

Laura has over 12 years experience teaching both classical and jazz saxophone and clarinet. She now resides in California where she works as a session and live performer.