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Encyclopedia > List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart

The following is a list of artists who have reached number one on the Adult Contemporary singles chart in Billboard magazine since its inception in 1961. The chart has gone by a variety of names since its beginning, including Easy Listening, Pop Standard, Middle-Road, Adult Contemporary, and the current Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks. Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... The Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart (formerly known as Adult Contemporary Singles and only Adult Contemporary) lists the most popular songs weekly calculated by airplay and occasionally sales. ...

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Abba redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bryan Adams, OC, OBC (born 5 November 1959, Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Air Supply The cover of Air Supplys Lost in Love album, 1980 — left to right — Russell Hitchcock, Ralph Cooper, Cristin Barker, David Moyse, Graham Russell Air Supply is a duo of pop musicians who had a succession of soft-rock ballad hits worldwide through the late 1970s and early... Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass debut album, The Lonely Bull. ... America is an American folk rock band, most popular in the early and mid 1970s and early 1980s and now best known for their #1 hits A Horse With No Name and Sister Golden Hair. ... Ed Ames (born Edmund Dantes Urick July 9, 1927 in Malden, Massachusetts) is an American popular singer and actor. ... Paul Anka receiving the Order of Canada from Governor General Adrienne Clarkson in a ceremony performed at Rideau Hall on Friday, June 10, 2005. ... Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901[1] – July 6, 1971) (also known by the nicknames Satchmo, for satchel-mouth, and Pops) was an American jazz musician. ... Eddy Arnold (May 15, 1918) is an American country music singer. ... Richard Paul Astley (born February 6, 1966) is an English dance-pop singer, songwriter and musician. ... Atlantic Starr was a popular 1980s R&B band. ... Patti Austin is an R&B and jazz music singer born August 10, 1948 in Harlem New York. ... Francis Thomas Avallone (born September 18, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an American actor and teen idol in the 1950s and early 1960s. ...

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The Backstreet Boys are a Grammy-nominated male vocal pop group that enjoyed enormous success in the mid-late 1990s and 2000s. ... Joan Chandos Báez (born January 9, 1941) is an American folk singer and songwriter known for her highly individual vocal style. ... Anita Baker (born January 26, 1958, in Toledo, Ohio) is an African American soul and adult contemporary Rhythm and blues singer. ... George Baker (born Johannes Bouwens, on 8 December 1944, in Volendam, The Netherlands) is the singer, songwriter, and founder of the Dutch pop music band, the George Baker Selection in 1969. ... The Bangles were one of the new generation of independent all-women bands that followed The Go-Gos in the early 1980s. ... The Beatles were an English rock band from Liverpool. ... Natasha Anne Bedingfield (born November 26, 1981) is a Grammy Award nominated English pop singer. ... The core members of Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of all time. ... Regina Belle (born July 17, 1963) is Grammy award winning singer who sings Adult Contemporary, Quiet Storm, Smooth Jazz and Urban contemporary songs. ... Brooke Benton is an African-American singer. ... Acker Bilk (often referred to as Mr. ... There are several prominent men named Stephen Bishop: Stephen Bishop (cave explorer)  an African American cave explorer in the 19th century. ... Blood, Sweat & Tears was an American rock and roll group formed in New York City in 1967. ... James Blunt (born James Blount 22 February 1974) is an English singer-songwriter whose debut album, Back to Bedlam, and single releases — especially the number one hit Youre Beautiful — brought him to fame in 2005. ... Bolton on his Bolton Swings Sinatra album cover Michael Bolton (born Michael Bolotin in New Haven, Connecticut, February 26, 1953) is an American pop, rock and adult contemporary singer-songwriter known for his soft rock ballads and powerful singing voice. ... Debby Boone on the cover of her 2001 collection You Light Up My Life: Greatest Inspirational Songs Debby Boone (b. ... Boy Meets Girl is a band consisting of keyboardist and vocalist George Merrill and singer Shannon Rubicam. ... Boyz II Men are an American R&B/soul singing group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Laura Branigan (July 3, 1957 – August 26, 2004) was a popular American singer/actress from Brewster, New York, best known in the U.S. for the song Gloria (1982). ... Toni Michelle Braxton (born October 7, 1968 in Severn, Maryland, United States)[2] is a six-time Grammy Award winning[3] American R&B singer-songwriter. ... Bread was a 1970s rock and roll band from Los Angeles, California. ... Breathe was a London-based musical group formed in the early 1980s. ... Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peabo Bryson on April 13, 1951) is an American R&B and soul singer, born in Greenville, South Carolina. ... Jimmy Buffett (born James William Buffett on December 25, 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a singer, songwriter, and recently a film producer best known for his island escapism lifestyle and music including hits such as Margaritaville (No. ...

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Glen Campbell, December 2004 This article is about the singer. ... The Captain & Tennille are a husband and wife US pop music duo who achieved success during the 1970s. ... Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actress. ... Bob Carlisle (born 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is an American Christian singer. ... Eric Howard Carmen (born August 11, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist. ... The Carpenters were a vocal and instrumental duo, consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. ... Kim Carnes Kim Carnes (born July 20, 1945 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Vikki Carr (born July 19, 1941 in El Paso, Texas as Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona) is an American singer who has sung in a variety of music genres, including jazz, pop and country, but has enjoyed her greatest success singing in Spanish Her first hit was Hes... Keith Carradine Keith Carradine (born August 8, 1949, in San Mateo, California) is an Academy Award-winning actor born into a family of actors. ... The Cars were a popular American New Wave band, fronted by Ric Ocasek, that emerged out of the early punk scene in the late 1970s. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Johnny Cash (born J. R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... Cassidy in The Partridge Family David Bruce Cassidy (born April 12, 1950) is an American actor and musician, best known for starring in the television series The Partridge Family from 1970 to 1974. ... Peter Paul Cetera (born September 13, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American singer, songwriter, and bass guitar player best known for being an original member (along with Walter Parazaider, Terry Kath, Danny Seraphine, Lee Loughnane, James Pankow, and Robert Lamm) of the rock band Chicago. ... Chad and Jeremy were a singing folk rock duo in the 1960s, composed of Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde. ... Champaign was a soft rock band form the 80s best known for their 1981 hit How bout us. The group had Pauli Carman and Rena Day on vocals and Michael Day on keyboard. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Raymond Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004). ... Ray Charles (born Charles Raymond Offenberg on September 13 , 1918, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American musician, songwriter, and vocal conductor. ... Cher[1] (born Cheryl Sarkisian LaPiere on May 20, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and entertainer. ... Chicago is a rock band that was formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. ... The famous Clapton is God graffiti Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born March 30, 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer and composer, who is one of the most respected and influential musicians of the 20th century[1], garnering an unprecedented three inductions into the Rock and... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole (March 17, 1919 ?– February 15, 1965) was a popular American singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist. ... Natalie Cole (born Stephanie Natalie Maria Cole on February 6, 1950), is a Grammy Award-winning American singer and songwriter. ... Philip David Charles Collins (born January 30, 1951 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock and pop musician. ... Shawn Colvin. ... The Commodores was a highly successful soul/funk band in the 1970s. ... Pierino Ronaldo Perry Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an Italian American crooner during the latter half of the 20th century. ... Ray Conniff Ray Conniff (born Joseph Raymond Conniff on November 6, 1916 in Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA, and died October 12, 2002, Escondido, California, USA) was an American musician. ... Rita Coolidge (born May 1, 1945 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a American singer. ... James Joseph Croce (January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973), popularly known as Jim Croce (pronounced CROW-chee), was an American singer-songwriter. ... Christopher Cross (born Christopher Geppert on May 3, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American singer and songwriter. ... This entire article may contain original research or unverified claims. ...

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Mac Davis (Born Scott Davis January 21, 1942 in Lubbock, Texas) is a country music singer and songwriter, who has enjoyed much pop music crossover success. ... This article is about the entertainer. ... Skeeter Davis Skeeter Davis Skeeter Davis Mary Frances Skeeter Davis (December 30, 1931 – September 19, 2004) was an American country music singer and a member of the Grand Ole Opry radio show for more than 40 years. ... Taylor Dayne on the cover of one of her Greatest Hits compilations Taylor Dayne (born Leslie Wunderman, March 7, 1962, in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York) is an American pop vocalist, dance artist and actress. ... Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean (born on August 10, 1928 in Plainview, Texas) is an American singer, actor, and businessman. ... DeBarge was an American singing group that specialized in R&B and soul music. ... Born Pauline Matthews on March 6th 1947, in Keighley near Bradford, Yorkshire, England, Kiki Dee is a highly successful singer/songwriter, with a career that has lasted over 30 years. ... Cathy Dennis (born March 25, 1969 in Norwich, England) is a Singer, Songwriter, Record producer and Actress. ... John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... Teri DeSario is a singer/songwriter from Miami, Florida. ... Essential Neil Diamond album cover. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion (OC, OQ) (born March 30, 1968 in Charlemagne, Quebec) is a Grammy and Juno award winning pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... Donny & Marie was a variety show which aired on ABC from January 1976 to May 1979. ...

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The Eagles are an American rock music group that originally came together in Los Angeles, California in the early 1970s. ... Sheena Easton on the cover of her 2000 CD, Fabulous. ... Yvonne Elliman album cover photo c. ... They were a pop rock duo. ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American singer and songwriter. ... Gloria, Live & Re-wrapped Tour Promo Poster Gloria Estefan (birth name Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo, born September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba), is a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, who began her career as lead vocalist for the then exclusively Spanish-language band, Miami Sound Machine, in... Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961 in Leavenworth, Kansas) is an American rock musician. ... Exposé is an all female Latin freestyle pop-dance trio of the 1980s formed by Record producer and songwriter Lewis A. Martineé. // Exposé was initially formed in 1984 when Martineé hired Sandra Casanas (Sandeé), Aléjandra Lorenzo (Alé), and Laurie Miller as the groups lineup. ...

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Harold Faltermeyer (born October 5, 1952 in Munich) is a German musician and moreover composer. ... The 5th Dimension is an American popular music group, best-known during the late 1960s and 1970s for popularizing hits of songwriters like Jimmy Webb, Laura Nyro, Ashford & Simpson, and others, and helping to popularize flower power music with both white and black middle-class Americans. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Roberta Flack Roberta Flack (born February 10, 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American singer. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The cover of the album The Essential Dan Fogelberg Daniel Grayling Fogelberg (b. ... Foreigner is a hard rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran musicians Mick Jones and Ian McDonald, along with then unknown vocalist Lou Gramm (Louis Grammatico). ... Connie Francis (born December 12, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American pop singer best known for international hit songs such as Whos Sorry Now?, Where The Boys Are, and Everybodys Somebodys Fool. // Born Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero in Newarks Italian Down Neck or Ironbound...

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Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing (1980) Arthur Ira Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor, best known as half of the folk duo Simon and Garfunkel. ... Gale Zoë Garnett, born on July 17, 1942, in Auckland, New Zealand, is best known for her Grammy-winning folk hit Well Sing in the Sunshine. ... John Gary (1922-1998) was a popular vocalist. ... Genesis is a Grammy Award-winning English progressive rock band who formed in 1967. ... Stan Getz Stanley Getz, better known as Stan Getz (February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz musician. ... Astrud Gilberto Astrud Gilberto (born March 29, 1940) is a Brazilian singer best known for her samba and bossa nova music. ... Bobby Goldsboro (born January 18, 1941) is an American pop music singer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Lorne Greene in his role as Ben Cartwright in Bonanza Lorne Greene as Commander Adama in Battlestar Galactica Lorne Greene O.C., LL.D. (February 12, 1915 – September 11, 1987) was a Canadian actor best known for two iconic roles on American television. ...

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Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds was a 1970s AM soft rock trio from Los Angeles. ... Marvin Hamlisch (born June 2, 1944) is a successful composer of film scores. ... Albert Hammond (born on 18 May 1944) is a singer-songwriter, whose family came originally from Gibraltar. ... Harpers Bizarre was an American pop-rock band of the 1960s, best known for their Broadway/choirboy sound and their remake of Simon & Garfunkels The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy). ... Rolf Harris. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sophie B. Hawkins on the cover of the original Timbre album Sophie Ballantine Hawkins is an American singer and songwriter, born 1 November 1967, in Manhattan, New York City, USA. Her biggest hits are Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover, Right Beside You and As I Lay Me Down... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... Heart is an American rock band which came out of Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington. ... Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas) is an American rock musician who is the drummer and one of the lead singers and songwriters of the band the Eagles. ... The Highwaymen is the name of at least two musical groups: A circa 1960 collegiate folk group, which originated at Wesleyan University and had a number-one hit in 1961 with Michael Row the Boat Ashore and another top-20 hit in 1962 with Cottonfields. Original members: David Fisher, Steve... Mary Hopkin (born May 3, 1950) is a British singer. ... Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954 in Williamsburg, Virginia) is an American singer, virtuoso pianist, accordion player, and songwriter, best known for his 1980s signature song The Way It Is and the top five hits Mandolin Rain and The Valley Road. Later in his career he moved in a... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born on August 9, 1963) is an American R&B/pop singer, actress, former fashion model, record and movie producer. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

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This article is about the singer Janis Ian, for the character from the movie Mean Girls see Janis Ian (Mean Girls) Janis Ian (born on April 7, 1951) is a Grammy-winning American songwriter, singer and multi-instrumental musician. ... Frank Ifield (born November 30, 1937) is an Australian/English easy listening country music singer. ... James Ingram (born February 16, 1956 in Akron, Ohio) is an American soul musician, famous for his vocal performance. ... Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (14 June 1909 – 14 April 1995) was an acclaimed American folk music singer, author, and actor. ...

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Terry Jacks (born March 29, 1944 in Winnipeg) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and environmentalist. ... Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966) is an Grammy and Emmy award-winning, Golden Globe, and Academy Award-nominated American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actress. ... For the NBA player also named Jermaine Jackson, see Jermaine Jackson (basketball) Jermaine LaJaune Jackson, now Muhammad Abdul Aziz (born December 11, 1954), is an American Grammy Award-winning singer, bass guitarist, former member of The Jackson 5 and brother of American pop stars Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Tommy James be merged into this article or section. ... Al Jarreau in Wrocław, Poland; June 25th, 2006 Alwyn Lopez Jarreau (born March 12, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), known popularly as Al Jarreau, is an American, Grammy Award–winning jazz singer. ... The Jets are a family group from Minneapolis, Minnesota who specialize in pop, R&B and dance music. ... Jewel on the cover of her 2003 album 0304 Jewel Kilcher (born May 23, 1974) is a singer-songwriter better known by her stage name, Jewel. ... William Martin Billy Joel (born May 9, 1949, in Bronx, New York) is an American singer, pianist, and songwriter. ... Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE[1][2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is an English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Johnny Hates Jazz Johnny Hates Jazz was an English band formed in 1986 by Clark Datchler (vocals, piano), Calvin Hayes (keyboards), and American-born Mike Nocito (bass). ... Michael Johnson (born August 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. ... Howard Jones (born John Howard Jones on February 23, 1955) is an English singer and songwriter. ... Jack Jones, singer Jack Jones (born John Allan Jones in January 14, 1938) is an American jazz and pop singer. ... Sir Tom Jones OBE (born Thomas Jones Woodward, June 7, 1940), is a Welsh singer particularly noted for his powerful voice. ... Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. ...

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Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967 in Chicago, who goes by the stage name of R. Kelly), is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Kenneth Gorelick (born June 5, 1956), better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist whose fourth album, Duotones, brought him to fame in 1986. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Kool & the Gang is a highly successful R&B/soul/funk/disco group. ...

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Frankie Laine, born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio on March 30, 1913, is a successful American singer of the twentieth century. ... Nicolette Larson (July 17, 1952 - December 16, 1997) was a singer best known for Lotta Love, which peaked at #8 on Billboard Magazines Hot 100 chart in 1978. ... Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper (born June 22, 1953), better known as Cyndi Lauper, is a Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning film, television and theatre actress. ... Steve Lawrence (born July 8, 1935) is an American singer, perhaps best known as a member of a duo with his wife Eydie Gormé. The two have appeared together since appearing regularly on Steve Allens The Tonight Show in the mid 1950s[1][2]. Lawrence is an actor as... Brenda Lee (born Brenda Mae Tarpley on December 11, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Pop singer, who was immensely popular during the 50s and 60s and is probably best known for the hit song Rockin Around the Christmas Tree. She was also one of the first teen idols in... Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Lettermen are a pop music vocal group. ... Gary Lewis and the Playboys were a 1960s pop group, fronted by Gary Lewis, son of comedian Jerry Lewis. ... Huey Lewis & the News is a popular U.S. rock band based in San Francisco, California. ... Lifehouse is a melodic rock band from the United States, popular with mainstream audiences. ... Lightfoot in 1975, on the cover of Gords Gold Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. ... Born Roland Kent Lavoie, July 31, 1943 in Tallahassee, Florida, Lobo was a singer-songwriter who was successful in the early 1970s. ... Kimberley Dawn Locke (born January 3, 1978 in Hartsville, Tennessee) is an American Adult Contemporary Pop/R&B singer and plus-size fashion model. ... Dave Loggins was born as David Allen Loggins in Mountain City, Tennessee, on 10th November 1947. ... Kenny Loggins on the cover of his collection Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Greatest Hits of Kenny Loggins Kenny Loggins (born Kenneth Clark Loggins on January 7, 1948) is an American singer and songwriter. ... Gloria Loring was born December 12, 1946 in New York City. ... Barry White ( September 12, 1944 - July 4, 2003) was an American record producer and singer responsible for the creation of numerous hit soul and disco songs. ...

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MFSB (short for, officially, Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, although some claimed that it actually stood for Mother Fuckin SonovaBitch, according to the book Last Night A DJ Saved My Life [Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton, Grove Press, 2000, ISBN 0-8021-3688-5]) were a loose conglomeration of studio musicians... Mary MacGregor (born May 6, 1948, St. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as Madonna, is a five-time Grammy award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Melissa Manchester (born on February 15, 1951 at New York, New York) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. ... Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994), was a noted American composer and arranger. ... Chuck Mangione on his Feels So Good record album cover. ... Barry Manilow (born June 17, 1943[1] in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer and songwriter best known for his hit recordings I Write The Songs, Mandy and Copacabana (At The Copa). He has sold more than 75 million records worldwide. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Cover of the album Come Share the Wine Al Martino (born October 7, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Alfred Cini) is an Italian-American singer and actor. ... Richard Marx on the cover of his album Paid Vacation Richard Noel Marx (born September 16, 1963 in Winnetka, Illinois) is an adult contemporary singer, songwriter and record producer. ... John Royce Mathis (born September 30, 1935), known popularly as Johnny Mathis, is an American popular music singer. ... Paul Mauriat Paul Mauriat (Marseilles, 4 March 1925 – 3 November 2006 in Perpignan) was a French orchestra leader, specializing in light music. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. ... A former secretary, Maureen McGovern quickly became the new it singer in 1973 with the Oscar-winning Morning After. ... Brian McKnight on the cover of his 2005 album Gemini Brian McKnight (born June 5, 1969 in Buffalo, New York) is a Grammy nominated American singer, songwriter, arranger, producer and one of the prominent singers of his years, specializing in pop and R&B. He is a multi-instrumentalist and... Don McLean is an American singer-songwriter, most famous for his 1971 ballad American Pie. ... Christine McVie on the cover of her 2004 solo album In The Meantime. ... Bill Medley (born William Thomas Medley on September 19, 1940 in Los Angeles, California) was one half of The Righteous Brothers singing duo. ... John Mellencamp during a September 2000 free outdoor concert at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. John Mellencamp (born October 7, 1951 in Seymour, Indiana) is an American rock/roots rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist, known for a long and successful recording and performing career highlighted by a series of 1980s... Sérgio Santos Mendes, pron. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bette Davis Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress, and comedian, also known to her fans and especially in gay culture, as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... Mike and the Mechanics are a British rock/pop band formed in 1985 as a side-project of Mike Rutherford, a founding member of Genesis. ... A section of the album jacket for Golden Hits. ... Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1943 in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a noted Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... Hugo Montenegro (b. ... The Moody Blues are a British rock band originally from Birmingham, England. ... Bob Moore Bob Loyce Moore (born November 30, 1932 in Nashville, Tennessee), is an American session musician, orchestra leader, and legendary bassist. ... Michael Martin Murphey Michael Martin Murphey (born March 13, 1945 in Dallas, Texas) is a successful American country singer/songwriter whose biggest hit was Wildfire in 1975, produced by Bob Johnston. ... Anne Murray CC, ONS (born Morna Anne Murray June 20, 1945), is a Canadian singer born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, known for her rich alto voice and her taste in choosing songs that appeal to pop, country and adult contemporary listeners alike. ...

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John Lester Nash Jr. ... Meshell Ndegeocello (b. ... Ricky Nelson can also refer to Ricky Nelson (wrestler) or Ricky Lee Nelson, baseball player. ... Aaron Neville Aaron Neville (born January 24, 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American soul and R&B singer. ... Juice Newton was born Judith Kaye Cohen 18 February 1952 in Lakehurst, New Jersey and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born September 26, 1948) is an English-born Australian pop singer and actress. ... Maxine Nightingale (born November 2, 1952 in Wembley) is a British R&B and soul singer, best known for her hits in the 1970s. ... Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994) was an American songwriter, singer, pianist, and guitarist, most popular during the 1960s and 1970s. ...

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Gilbert OSullivan (born Raymond Edward OSullivan, on 1 December 1946, in Waterford, Ireland) is a singer-songwriter, best known for his early-1970s hits Alone Again (Naturally), Clair and Get Down. // Early in his life, his family moved to Swindon, England, where he attended St. ... Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles January 21, 1950) is a UK-based popular music performer who had a string of rhythm and blues tinged international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed The Big O, was an influential American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. ... Tony Orlando and Dawn was a pop music group that was very popular in the 1970s. ... Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American entertainer and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. ... The Osmonds are an American family pop group who achieved enormous worldwide success as teenybopper idols in the 1970s. ...

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Martin Page (born 23 September 1959) is a musician, singer, and noted pop songwriter. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American Grammy-winning and Academy Award-nominated country singer, songwriter, composer, author, actress, and philanthropist. ... Peter, Paul and Mary (often PP&M) was one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s. ... Gene Francis Alan Pitney (February 17, 1940 – April 5, 2006) was an American singer and songwriter. ... Poco is an American country rock band. ... Daniel Robert Powter (born February 25, 1971) is a Canadian recording artist. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), often known simply as Elvis and also called The King of Rock n Roll or simply The King, was an American singer, musician and actor. ... Pure Prairie League was a popular American soft rock and country rock band from Columbus, Ohio, active in the 1970s and early 1980s. ...

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Eddie Rabbitt (born November 27, 1941 - May 7, 1998) was a Country Music singer, who enjoyed much Pop success in his career, helping develop the crossover influenced sound in Country music during the 1970s and 80s. ... Gerard Gerry Rafferty (born April 16, 1947, in Paisley) is a Scottish singer and songwriter. ... Rascal Flatts is an American country music band comprised of lead vocalist Gary LeVox (real name: Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. ... Louis Allen Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was a Chicago-born American soul music, jazz, and blues singer. ... Christopher Anton Rea (born 4 March 1951) is a successful English singer-songwriter, from Middlesbrough. ... 2003 Greatest Hits compilation Helen Reddy (born October 25, 1941 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian pop singer and actor. ... The Rembrandts are a band formed by Phil Sōlem and Danny Wilde in 1989. ... Restless Heart is a country pop band originally formed as a studio band to record demos. ... Charlie Rich ( December 14, 1932 - July 25, 1995) was an American country, jazz, and blues musician. ... Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. ... There is also an episode of Arrested Development called The Righteous Brothers. ... LeAnn Rimes (born Margaret LeAnn Rimes August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is one of the most popular American country music singers. ... Miguel Ríos ((Chauchina, Granada, Spain June 7 de 1944) is a Spanish singer, composer, actor and one of the pioneers of Rock & Roll in Spain. ... William Smokey Robinson, Jr. ... Kenneth Donald Kenny Rogers (born August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas) is a prolific American country music singer, photographer, producer, songwriter, actor and businessman. ... Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is an American singer most closely associated with the country rock genre prevalent in the 1970s. ... David Rose was a British-born American songwriter, composer, arranger, and orchestra leader known as one of the most popular and distinctive mainstream instrumental pop composers of the 20th century. ... For other uses, see Diana Ross (disambiguation). ... Charles Andrew Andy Russell (born October 29, 1941, Detroit, Michigan) wore number 34 as an outside linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1963 and from 1966-1976. ...

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See also Sade (band). ... SSgt. ... Kyu Sakamoto 1980 Kyu Sakamoto (坂本九 Sakamoto Kyū), born Hisashi Oshima (大島九, Ōshima Hisashi, November 10, 1941 - August 12, 1985) was a popular Japanese singer and actor. ... Savage Garden was an Australian pop duo that enjoyed international success over the course of several years. ... Leo Sayer (born Gerard Hugh Sayer, 21 May 1948, in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex) is a performing artist whose singing career has spanned four decades. ... Seal (born February 19, 1963) is a British soul vocalist. ... John Sebastian (born March 17, 1944) is an American songwriter and harmonica player. ... Neil Sedaka 2005 Neil Sedaka (born March 13, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American pop singer, pianist , and songwriter often associated with the Brill Building. ... Robert Clark Bob Seger (born May 6, 1945) is an American rock musician from Michigan, who after years of local Detroit-area success starting in the mid-1960s, achieved his greatest national success starting in the mid-1970s and extending into the 1980s. ... Sheriff is a Sacremento,California based band who had a hit with the song, When Im With You. ... Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945 in New York City) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and two-times Grammy Awards winning American musician who emerged as one of the leading lights of the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement. ... Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... Bridge Over Troubled Water was Simon and Garfunkels last album; the title track was their only number one hit in the United Kingdom. ... Simply Red are a British pop band. ... Sinatra redirects here. ... Nancy Sandra Sinatra (born June 8, 1940, in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American singer and actress. ... The Singing Nun was Jeanine Deckers (born Jeanne-Paule Marie Deckers; October 17, 1933 – March 29, 1985), a member (as Sister Luc Gabriel) of the Dominican Fichermont Convent in Belgium. ... Michael W. Smith // Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957, to Paul and Barbara Smith in Kenova, West Virginia), often nicknamed Smitty, is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and keyboardist. ... Patty Smyth (born June 26, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA) first enjoyed mainstream success in 1982 as vocalist and leader of the band Scandal. ... Phoebe Snow was a fictional character created to promote the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. ... Sonny and Cher were an American rock and roll duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 60s and 70s. ... David Soul on-stage in 2006 as Mack Sennett in Mack & Mabel David Soul (born August 28, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American-born British actor and singer best known for his role as the average-looking police detective Ken Hutch Hutchinson (opposite co-star and long-time friend... J.D. Souther, born John David Souther on November 3, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Amarillo, Texas, is a singer-songwriter country rock singer and actor. ... Spandau Ballet were a popular English band in the 1980s. ... Bruce Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Spyro Gyra is an American jazz fusion band that was originally formed in the early 1970s. ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940 in Liverpool, England), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English popular musician, singer and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ... Jefferson Airplane was an American rock band from San Francisco, a pioneer of the LSD-influenced psychedelic rock movement. ... April Stevens (born Carol LoTempio on April 29, 1936 in Niagara Falls, New York) is an American singer. ... Yusuf Islam [1] (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on July 21, 1948 in London, England) performed under the name Cat Stevens from 1966 to 1978. ... Ray Stevens was born Harold Ray Ragsdale on January 24, 1939 in Clarkdale, Georgia, now part of Decatur. ... B.W. Stevenson (October 05, 1949 in Dallas, Texas - April 28, 1988, Born Lewis Charles Stevenson, B.W. stood for Buckwheat) was a country pop artist most famous for the top ten hit My Maria from 1973. ... Stevie B had several dance hits in the late 80s that helped him rise to fame. ... Alastair Ian Stewart, commonly known as Al Stewart (born in Glasgow, Scotland on September 5, 1945) is a British singer-songwriter and musician. ... Roderick David Stewart CBE (Commander of the British Empire) born January 10, 1945 is a British singer who was a member of the Jeff Beck Group and the Faces before embarking on a solo career. ... Barbra Streisand (born April 24, 1942 as Barbara Joan Streisand), is an Academy Award-winning American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... Survivor is an American rock band formed in 1977 by core members Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan. ... Patrick Wayne Swayze (born August 18, 1952) is an American dancer, actor, singer and songwriter. ... Swing Out Sister is a British sophisti-pop musical group best known worldwide for their 1987 song Breakout, which was their only song to reach the US top 10. ...

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This article is about the play and the film based on it, for other meanings see A Taste of Honey (disambiguation). ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Nino Tempo (born Antonino LoTempio on January 6, 1935 in Niagara Falls, New York) is an American musician, singer, and actor. ... 38 Special (also written . ... Billy Joe Thomas (born August 7, 1942) is an Oklahoma-born country singer. ... Sue Thompson (born Eva Sue McKee July 19, 1926 in Nevada, Missouri) is a American Pop and Country music singer. ... The Three Degrees For the Microsoft product, see threedegrees. ... Three Dog Night was an American rock and roll band active from 1968 to 1975. ... Tiffany Renee Darwish (born October 2, 1971 in Norwalk, California; sometimes mistakenly reported as being born in Oklahoma, where she has some relatives), professionally known as Tiffany, is an American singer who had a number of teen pop hits during the late 1980s. ... Toby Beau, commonly refers to the Texas band formed in the early 70s most commonly known for the hit single, My Angel Baby in 1978. ... Toto (IPA pronunciation: ) is an American rock/pop/prog band which had their greatest commercial success in the 1980s. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939) is a Grammy Award-winning American pop/rock singer, Buddhist and occasional actress. ... Shania Twain, OC (born August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a very successful Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa), was the name under which forty-five U.S. artists, led by Harry Belafonte, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, and Lionel Richie, recorded the hit single We Are the World in 1985. ... Jerry Vale (b. ... // Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου) [IPA: ɛvæŋɛlɪs ɔðɪsɛɪæs ɔpæpæθænæsiu], artist name Vangelis Papathanassiou (Βαγγέλης Παπαθανασίου) or just Vangelis (Βαγγέλης) [IPA: or ], is a world-renowned new age and electronic composer and musician, best known for his Academy Award winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, and scores for... Randy VanWarmer (March 30, 1955 - January 12, 2004) was an American songwriter and guitarist. ... Billy Vera (born May 28, 1944) is an American singer and actor. ... The Village Stompers were a U.S. dixieland music group with the hit Washington Square (1963). ... Bobby Vinton Bobby Vinton (born April 16, 1935) is an American pop music singer. ... The Vogues were a singing quartet from Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania. ...

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