There are few signs of the zodiac as associated with music as Leo. Those who are born under this sign, from July 23 to August 22, are known for their passion, creativity, charisma, and flair for the dramatic. All of which are essential qualities for any singer. It’s no surprise, then, that some of the most famous and successful singers are Leos.
In this post, we’re going to take a look at the lives and careers of 11 of the greatest and most famous Leo singers and how they have made a lasting impact on the music industry. Let’s get started.
Up first, we have the legend that is Madonna, who was born on August 16, 1958. She is undoubtedly one of the most iconic singers of all time. Given her consistent dominance in the music industry, she has become a multigenerational household name.
Known for her groundbreaking music, provocative stage presence, and constant reinvention, Madonna has sold over 300 million records and has won numerous awards, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Before she was ever labeled the “Queen of Pop,” Madonna was a ballet dancer. After she dropped out of college, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in modern dance.
There, she was discovered by a record executive and signed her first record deal. Madonna’s debut album was released in 1983, and she has been making music and touring ever since.
2. Whitney Houston
Another renowned Leo, Whitney Houston was an American singer and actress born August 9, 1963. She was one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time, and when you hear Houston’s voice, it comes as no surprise as to why.
Her single in 1985, “Saving All My Love For You,” shot her to fame, and from there, she began releasing hit after hit. Her most well-known song, “I Will Always Love You,” was written by country singer Dolly Parton and released in 1992 on the soundtrack to The Bodyguard, which starred Houston and Kevin Costner.
Houston is the only singer with seven consecutive #1 singles on the US Billboard Hot 100, but that’s far from her only accomplishment. With 200 million records sold worldwide, six Grammys, two Emmys, 22 American Music Awards, and over 400 career awards total, she is one of the most awarded singers of all time as well.
3. Jennifer Lopez
Pop culture icon Jennifer Lopez, also known as JLo, was born July 24, 1969. This talented Leo is considered a triple threat: an actress, singer, and dancer. She first rose to fame in the early ’90s as a Fly Girl dancer on the sketch comedy show In Living Color.
Lopez’s career took off from there, and she has since gone on to have a very successful career in music, movies, and television. Known as a singer first and foremost, her popular songs include “Jenny From The Block,” “I’m Real,” “On The Floor,” and “Waiting For Tonight.”
Lopez has sold over 70 million records and has won multiple awards, including a Grammy, Latin Grammy, and Golden Globe. She is also the only Latina actress to have earned over $1 billion at the box office.
4. Mick Jagger
English singer Mick Jagger, born July 26, 1943, has had a long, successful career as the frontman of the Rolling Stones, one of the most popular and influential bands in history.
In addition to being a singer, Jagger is also a songwriter, actor, and producer. With three Grammys won, this Leo has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Moreover, he was knighted in 2003 for his services to music.
Given his popularity and cultural impact, many modern artists have referenced him in their songs, such as “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5.
5. Demi Lovato
Another triple threat on this list of Leo singers is Demetria Lovato, better known as Demi Lovato, who was born August 20, 1992. Many people were introduced to her through Disney as she starred in the Camp Rock movies and on the hit show Sonny With a Chance.
In 2008, Lovato entered the music industry with her debut album, Don’t Forget. Since then, she has released six more albums and has sold over 25 million records across the states.
Lovato is also known for her philanthropic work. In addition, she’s an advocate for mental health awareness and has been open about her struggles with addiction and eating disorders.
6. Dua Lipa
This incredible artist, Dua Lipa, born August 22, 1995, rose to pop stardom relatively recently. She started singing from a young age and, when she was 14, began posting videos of herself singing covers on YouTube.
She signed her first record deal when she was 18 and released her self-titled debut album in 2017. The album was a significant success and included the singles “Be the One,” “Hotter Than Hell,” and “Blow Your Mind (Mwah).”
Lipa won the Brit Award for British Breakthrough Act in 2018, and her song “New Rules” won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. Her impact on the music industry is undeniable, and she is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.
7. Shawn Mendes
Another young yet influential artist on this list, who was born on August 8, 1998, is Shawn Mendes. He first gained popularity on the social media platform Vine, where he would post six-second cover songs.
Mendes was only 16 years old when he was signed to a record label, and he released his self-titled debut album in 2014. Since then, he has released three more albums and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide.
He is known for his soulful and emotional pop songs, such as “Stitches,” “Treat You Better,” and “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back.”
8. Joe Jonas
Joseph Jonas, popularly known as Joe Jonas, is a singer, songwriter, and actor. This Leo was born on August 15, 1989. He initially rose to fame as a member of the pop-rock band Jonas Brothers, which he formed with his brothers Kevin and Nick Jonas.
Like fellow Leo Demi Lovato, Jonas’s entertainment career was propelled with the help of Disney Channel as he acted and sang in Camp Rock, although the Jonas Brothers band was a success in its own right as well.
Additionally, he formed and led the band DNCE, which had a few chart-topping hits, especially “Cake By The Ocean,” a highly addictive party song that topped US Billboard Adult Pop Songs and is certified Platinum.
9. Charlie XCX
Our next Leo is Charli XCX, an eclectic artist born August 2, 1992, who sings and writes many of her songs, which is not always the case in the pop industry.
While many singers have parents that are musical themselves, this was not the case for Charli. Still, she convinced her parents to loan her funds for her first album, called 14, on behalf of her young age at the time.
She continued on a bit of a confusing path but eventually found her way to a dynamic, punk-influenced, electro-pop sound. Her most popular songs include “Boom Clap,” “Boys,” and “Break The Rules.”
In addition to her own music, Charli has collaborated with and co-written songs for other popular artists, including the aforementioned Shawn Mendes.
10. Phoebe Bridgers
This next Leo is quite talented. Phoebe Bridgers, born August 17, 1994, is not only a singer; she is also a guitarist, record producer, and songwriter. While some artists start in a band and proceed to a solo career, she is simultaneously a solo artist and a band member of a band called Boygenius.
Though, Bridges is best known for her work as a solo artist, specifically her debut album, Stranger In The Alps, which she released in 2017. This album included the viral single “Motion Sickness,” which propelled her into the public eye and helped Stranger In The Alps become one of the year’s most well-received albums.
11. Cher Lloyd
Singer and rapper from the UK, Cher Lloyd was born July 28, 1993. She rose to fame after appearing on the seventh season of the X Factor in 2010.
Though Lloyd didn’t win the competition, she was signed to a record label shortly after and released her debut single “Swagger Jagger” in 2011. This song reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart, a considerable accomplishment for the then 18-year-old.
Fans appreciate Cher Lloyd for her unique style, which is a mix of pop and hip-hop. She is also renowned for her bold attitude and funky, colorful look.
Summing Up Our List Of Famous Singers Who Are Leos
With the sun in Leo, these artists radiate confidence, passion, and creativity throughout their career.
Whether they are solo artists, members of a group, or both, they have made a name for themselves in the challenging music industry and have left a lasting impression on fans around the world.