There are people in this world who experience more ease in expressing high levels of musical talent than others. Among them are the Virgo artists, born between August 23 and September 22.
Virgos are famous for being factual, analytical, systematic, and calm amidst all the chaos. They are also outstanding communicators and settle for nothing less than perfection—traits many of our favorite singers portray.
Do you ever wonder which of the most famous musicians happens to be Virgo? Below is a list of 11 of the greatest and most famous Virgo singers of all time. Let’s get to know them!
1. Michael Jackson
Our number one Virgo is the King of Pop himself. Michael Jackson was born on August 29, 1958, and grew up in Gary, Indiana. He was an incredibly multi-talented musical entertainer who was highly recognized for his exceptional and distinct dance moves.
His passion for music developed at a young age with the start of their family band, the Jackson Brothers, which later became the famous Jackson 5.
During his music career, he worked under Epic Records. At this point, he released his first hit album Off the Wall. The album propelled his music career, leading to a major transition from the classic doo-wop style to the pop-rock.
Jackson continued releasing hit after hit, with the album Thriller garnering him a record-setting eight Grammys. In his lifetime, he received a total of thirteen Grammy Awards and, in 1997 as well as in 2001, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Next on the list is American singer-songwriter and actress Beyoncé Knowles, who was born on September 4, 1981. Her passion for music developed while growing up in Houston, Texas. She has dramatically participated in popularizing and evolving R&B over the years.
She came into the limelight when she emerged as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child. As a solo singer, her debut album in 2003, Dangerously In Love, shot her to fame as it topped charts worldwide.
She has gone on to release songs that constantly hit #1 in the Billboard Hot 100 and has received twenty-three Grammys, the most won by a female artist.
Popularly known as Eazy-E, Eric Lynn was born and raised in Compton, California, on September 7, 1964. He was a renowned record producer and rapper who contributed significantly to popularizing and evolving gangsta rap and West Coast rap.
He was the leader of N.W.A group. However, the group split, and he resumed a solo career.
He released his first music album, Eazy-Duz-It, in 1988 and featured twelve tracks. Today, the album has emerged as the best-selling hit album and most influential.
4. Amy Winehouse
Born on September 14, 1983, and raised in Enfield in North London, Amy Winehouse is another famous Virgo vocalist. Popularly known for jazz and soul music, she emerged as the first British female to win five Grammys for her 2006 album Back to Black.
The legendary singer and songwriter rose to prominence due to her deep, artistic countertenor vocals and her broad mix of musical genres, becoming one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Though her career was short-lived, as she died at the young age of 27, Winehouse’s songs continue to live on. Two of her tracks, “Love Is a Losing Game” and “Back to Black,” maintain her memories to date.
Related: Next, read our list of rock stars that died at 27 years old.
5. Shania Twain
Widely known as the queen of country-pop, Shania Twain was born on August 28, 1965. She gained the honorific title due to her immense success, selling more than 100 million records.
Growing up in Timmins, Ontario, she developed an interest in music at a young age. Still, it wasn’t until twenty years later, in the 90s, that she got signed with Mercury Nashville Records.
Though her self-titled debut studio album was not well received, her second studio album, The Woman in Me, raised her to prominence.
As time progressed, her career continued gaining significant transformations. Her third studio album, Come On Over, emerged as the best of all times. It was also the best-selling country album with more than 40 million copies worldwide.
6. Jennifer Hudson
This Virgo born on September 12, 1981, is a renowned American actress and singer. Growing up in Chicago, Illinois, Jennifer Hudson actively participated in the church choir and performed in music theaters and local talent shows.
Although her beginning was turbulent, her start began to shine in 2005. Hudson emerged as a winner in the role of Effie White in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls.
After her exceptional performance in the musical, with her memorable, ecstatic rendition of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” she rose to fame. The performance won her a Golden Globe and an Oscar in the Supporting Actress categories.
Popularly known as Pink, Alecia Moore is an American singer-songwriter born on September 8, 1979. She is widely recognized for her acrobatic stage presence and powerful voice.
Initially, she belonged to a group known as Girl Group Choice. In 1995, she landed a contract with LaFace Records and eventually rose to fame and success.
Her debut studio album, Can’t Take Me Home, propelled her further as it was ranked among the best, being certified double platinum. She has emerged as one of the best-selling artists with more than 90 million records.
Pink has also received numerous prestigious awards, including two Grammy Awards (2002 and 2004). Her success has been a source of inspiration to many upcoming and veteran artists, including Taylor Swift.
8. Andrea Bocelli
One of the most loved singer-songwriters, Andrea Bocelli was born in Lajatico, Italy, on September 22, 1958. Although his childhood was not easy, he managed to sign his first contract with the Sugar Music Label.
In 1994, he won the 44th Sanremo Music Festival after performing “II mare calmo della sera.’’ This big win made him rise to fame.
The talented opera singer continued recording different music genres, specializing in pop and classical music. He has a record of three biggest hit albums and nine complete operas. Having sold more than 75 million records, he inspires many artists worldwide.
9. Wiz Khalifa
This renowned Virgo rapper, singer, and songwriter was born in Minot, North Dakota, on September 8, 1987. Even before his teenage years, Wiz Khalifa had already begun singing and writing his own songs, even recording them when he was fifteen.
In 2006, he released his first successful debut album, “Show and Prove,” after which Rolling Stone declared him “artist to watch.”
In 2010, he released the single “Black and Yellow,” which peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The following year, he won Best New Artist at the BET Awards.
10. Billy Ray Cyrus
Singer-songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus was born in Flatwoods, Kentucky, on August 25, 1961. Being one of the great American singers, he has released more than 15 studio albums and over 50 singles.
Cyrus is widely recognized for his hit single “Achy Breaky Heart,” which rose to #1 in the US Hot Country Songs chart. In 1993, he created the album It Won’t Be the Last, which was certified platinum.
Later in his music career, Cyrus shifted to Christian music, releasing two albums in 2003, Time Flies and The Other Side. Despite this change, he is still considered one of the biggest country music stars.
11. George Jones
Last in our list is George Jones, who was born in Saratoga, Texas, on September 12, 1931. He was a Virgo who was definitely passionate and hardworking in his music career.
His passion for music developed at a tender age, loving the music he heard at church. However, his preference for gospel music shifted, and he became enthralled with country music.
At the age of 16, he was already singing at a local radio station. Jones had a smooth, romantic ballad style that everybody loved. His album I Am What I Am topped the charts, got certified platinum, and landed him a Grammy.
Jones continued playing a considerable role in popularizing and evolving country music, especially in the last 20 years of his life. In 1992, he was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Summing Up Our List Of Greatest Virgo Singers
The Virgo singers mentioned above are among the best in the world. They have made a significant contribution to the music industry.
Their passion and hard work inspire many upcoming and veteran artists.
Although they have different music genres, they all share the same Virgo qualities of being hardworking, passionate, and successful.