13 Of The Greatest And Most Famous Gemini Singers 

Written by Dan Farrant
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Geminis — people born between May 21 and June 21 — are lovers of music and books. Gemini is one of three air elements ruled by Mercury, the planet known for writing and communication.

Geminis are caring, affectionate, intelligent, skillful, and thrive in a challenge. The ideal career choice for a Gemini includes the opportunity for them to write, communicate and keep busy, all necessary qualities for music sensations. 

Here, we’ve listed 13 of the greatest and most famous Gemini singers. Keep reading to learn about them and their influence on the music world.

1. Prince

Born on June 7, 1958, Prince Rogers Nelson — or Prince, as he’s more commonly known — is considered the best musician of all time. He’s also one of the best-selling artists of all time.

Prince had his start in music early and wrote his first song, “Funk Machine,” when he was only seven years old. His first album, For You, is an excellent demonstration of his talent. He created the whole album with very little help. 

Purple Rain, Prince’s most famous album, has been certified multi-Platinum 13 times. It was one of the defining albums of the ’80s, and the world still feels its influence today. No one can deny that Prince is a legend.

2. Paul McCartney

Lead vocalist for the influential band the Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, England, on June 18, 1942.

He loved music even before becoming a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. He learned his first instrument at 14 years old and learned 53 other instruments throughout his career.

At 15, McCartney first joined a band called Quarrymen, and then, in 1960, he joined the Beatles, where he rose to stardom. The Beatles sold over 600 million albums worldwide and solidified their names in history.

McCartney won 18 Grammy awards (six as a solo artist). To this day, he is considered one of the greatest composers of all time.

3. Bob Dylan

Hailed as one of the best songwriters in history, Robert Allen Zimmerman, better known as Bob Dylan, has an impressive career.

A Gemini born May 24, 1941, he has been a lover of music from a young age. Dylan played in several bands in high school and eventually left college to pursue his musical dreams. This choice paid off because he was performing with several folk icons one year later. By 1962, he had released his first album, Bob Dylan.

While his first album didn’t immediately take off, Dylan soon became popular. His music was considered protest music due to its strong messages, and Dylan became the anthem for change.

Dylan sold 125 million records during his career. He’s also won 10 Grammys and even a Golden Globe award.

4. Stevie Nicks

Up next, we have Stevie Nicks, who is most famous for being the lead singer of the rock band Fleetwood Mac.

Nicks was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 26, 1948, and has had a deep love for music before joining the legendary band, writing and performing her first songs in high school.

Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975, and the band’s first self-titled album was a massive success. The album reached #1 in the United States.

In addition to her success in Fleetwood Mac, Nicks boasts a successful solo career with 15 Grammy nominations, 2 wins, and 30 million albums sold worldwide. Her most famous album is her debut, Bella Donna.

5. Lauryn Hill

Born May 26, 1975, and raised in New Jersey, Lauryn Hill grew up around music and began singing at a young age. Her professional career began in high school when she formed the band Translator Crew with Prakazrel “Pras” Michel and Wyclef Jean.

In 1994, the group renamed themselves the Fugees. While their debut album didn’t perform well, their second album, The Score, was a commercial success. It won a Grammy and spent over half a year in the #1 Billboard spot.

Hill went solo in 1997, releasing her only album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the following year. The album was historic, giving Hill ten Grammy nominations, five awards, and international superstardom.

6. Tupac Shakur

On June 16, 1971, in New York City, Lesane Parish Crooks was born. A year later, he was renamed Tupac Amaru Shakur by his mother. Known as one of the most influential rappers of all time, he was professionally known as 2Pac and then later Makaveli.

Shakur’s parents were both political activists, and his music is most known for addressing inner-city social issues.

His first single, “Same Song,” was released on Digital Underground. His debut album, 2Pacalypse Now, was controversial but later received critical acclaim. Shakur’s most popular album, All Eyez on Me, sold over 10 million albums in the United States alone.

Tragically, a drive-by shooting claimed Shakur’s life in 1996, but all five albums released posthumously were certified Platinum.

7. Kanye West

One of hip-hop’s most influential figures is Kanye Omari West, born June 8, 1977. He became professionally known as Kanye West but has now legally changed his name to Ye.

As a child born in Atlanta, Georgia, his dream was to become a rapper. He wrote poetry at age five, rapped at eight, and began composing music at 12. West recorded his first song at 13 but began his career in the music industry as a producer.

West eventually dropped his debut album, College Dropout, in 2004, and it shot to #2 on Billboard’s Top 200. The album received 10 Grammy nominations and two wins. West has since released 10 studio albums, selling over 35 million copies worldwide.

8. Kylie Minogue

Australian Gemini Kylie Minogue was born on May 28, 1968. Known as the Princess of Pop, she has sold over 80 million albums worldwide. 

Before she was Australia’s bestselling artist, she struggled as an actress. Minogue had her big break when she was cast in the soap opera series “Neighbours.”

The series led to her signing with Mushroom Records, where she released her debut album, The Locomotion. It was the best-selling single of the 1980s.

Minogue also had the best-selling album by a woman with her self-titled album Kylie. Her success didn’t stop there. She’s currently the bestselling Australian musician with five Grammy nominations and one win.

9. Alanis Morisette

On June 1, 1974, the music industry was blessed with the birth of Alanis Morissette. This Canadian-born singer-songwriter’s passion for music started at the young age of six. By the time she was 15, she had released two albums in Canada before signing a recording deal in Los Angeles and becoming a US citizen.

Morisette’s first US album, Jagged Little Pill, was her first album released worldwide and is the first of the alternative rock sound she’s now known for. It earned her a Grammy Album of the Year in 1996, one of her seven Grammy awards.

Morissette has earned the title “Queen of Alt-Rock Angst” by Rolling Stone. Throughout her career, she has sold over 60 million records. She currently holds the record for the #1 songs by a female artist on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart.

10. Patti LaBelle

Born Patricia Louise Holte in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 24, 1944, Patti LaBelle formed her first group at age 16. She began her career as the lead singer of the group Patti LaBelle and the Blue Belles.

The group was later renamed Labelle and released the popular song “Lady Marmalade.” This garnered them so much success they became the first African American vocal group on the cover of Rolling Stone.

As a solo artist, LaBelle sold over 50 million records and was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Apollo Theater Hall of Fame.

Now known as the Godmother of Soul for a career spanning over 70 years, LaBelle is a Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, eleven-time nominee, and a two-time winner with a certified Platinum album.

11. Lionel Richie

Born on June 20, 1949, Lionel Richie initially rose to fame as a member of the funk and soul band The Commodores, in the late 1960s and 1970s. However, it wasn’t until his solo career that he became a household name.

With chart-topping hits like “Hello,” “All Night Long,” and “Say You, Say Me,” Richie cemented his place in music history. His smooth and passionate vocals and skillful songwriting have captured audiences worldwide.

Beyond his success in the charts, Richie has been recognized for his contributions to music with 32 Grammy nominations and 4 wins. His song “We Are the World,” co-written with Michael Jackson, is considered one of the best-selling singles of all time.

12. Waylon Jennings

From the country music genre, a Gemini emerged — Waylon Jennings. Born on June 15, 1937, in Littlefield, Texas, Jennings’ career spanned four decades.

He began his career as a disc jockey before moving on to perform with Buddy Holly’s band. His big break came when he signed with RCA Records in 1965 and went on to record multiple hit albums and singles.

He has many iconic songs; however, one particularly resonates with his Gemini nature: “The Gemini Song (When I’m Bad, I’m Bad).” The lyrics reflect the dual nature often associated with Geminis, highlighting both the good and the bad sides of his personality.

Jennings won two Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. Despite his passing in 2002, his influence continues to be felt in the music industry.

13. Lana Del Rey

And last but definitely not the least in our list of Gemini singers is New York-born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant. Born June 21, 1985, this singer-songwriter and poet is more famously known as Lana Del Rey.

Del Rey began seriously pursuing music at age 18. Her self-made music video for the song “Video Games” became a viral sensation in 2011.

Her self-titled debut album was successful. However, it was her second album, Born to Die, that helped her gain commercial success, particularly with the mainstream hit “Summertime Sadness.”

Del Rey currently has nine studio albums and five million album sales worldwide, and is known for her influence on alternative pop stars. Her accolades include two Brit awards, a Golden Globe award, and 11 Grammy nominations.

Summing Up Our List Of Famous Singers That Are Geminis

Geminis are characterized as caring, perceptive, outgoing, and affectionate. Since they excel in writing and communication, it comes as no surprise that many of the music industry’s biggest names are born under the Gemini zodiac. 

The artists on this list exemplify the Gemini desire to keep busy and share their intelligence with the world. They express themselves through their music and exude positive energy. 

This passion and love for the written word make Geminis ideal music writers and composers dedicated to changing the world through their music and various other endeavors. 

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Dan Farrant, the founder of Hello Music Theory, has been teaching music for over 15 years, helping hundreds of thousands of students unlock the joy of music. He graduated from The Royal Academy of Music in 2012 and then launched Hello Music Theory in 2014. He plays the guitar, piano, bass guitar and double bass and loves teaching music theory.