Famous funk singer, Celebrity Birthdays

  • Lukas Forchhammer

    Lukas Forchhammer is a Danish-Irish singer- songwriter and actor. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the pop and soul band Lukas Graham in which he performs with bassist Magnus Larsson and drummer Mark Falgren. He is also known for starring in the Danish family film series ˜Krummerne'. Born in a middle-class family, Forchhammer began performing at a very young age. Before attaining mainstream fame, he was a part of a YouTube channel where he shared his band's videos of singles and covers. Till date, the singer has released a handful of platinum-certified albums and many hit singles. In 2012, his debut self-titled studio album topped the Hitlisten chart. The best thing about his music is that it reflects real life experiences and stories rather than fancy fairytales. On a personal note, Forchhammer is a happily committed man and the father of a beautiful baby girl.

    Lukas Forchhammer

  • Lenny Kravitz

    Lenny Kravitz is a Grammy Award-winning rock musician who is known for his albums, ˜Are You Gonna Go My Way' and ˜Let Love Rule, Mama Said'. He was raised in a wealthy household and introduced to rock music from a very young age. His early musical career was anything but glamorous, but he went on to make a mark in the music industry with his distinct abilities to dabble with a number of instruments such as the guitar, bass and drums. He is also known for his choice of elaborate sets for his music videos and his theatrical stage antics during the performances. His songs are impregnated with a bit of all popular genres of music including jazz, retro, soul, R&B, psychedelic and rock. He is the proud recipient of numerous awards and has even broken the record for getting the most consecutive wins in a single category by a male performer. Once known for his dreadlocks, this popular singing sensation was a teenage icon, whose acting abilities were at par with his singing talent. He has appeared in a number of films including ˜Precious' and ˜The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'.

    Lenny Kravitz

  • Rick James

    Flamboyant funk singer and composer who released the hit singles "Super Freak" and "You And I," among others.

    Rick James

  • Mista Silva

    British-Ghanaian singer whose debut EP, Full Vim, led to him being signed to the record label Polydor in 2014. Some of his most popular songs include "Now Wats Up," "Green Light" and "Rotate."

    Mista Silva

  • George Clinton

    George Clinton was an American politician and soldier who served as the fourth Vice President of United States, from 1805 to 1812, in the administrations of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. One of the most popular politicians in early America, Clinton was tutored at home and became a soldier in his teenage years, serving in the French and Indian War. Later, he joined politics, serving as a member of the New York Assembly under British rule and later became a member of the Continental Congress. With much popularity among the people of New York, Clinton held the New York governor's post for 21 years, from 1777 to 1795 and from 1801 to 1804, as a strong leader and competent administrator.His reputation was enhanced by his able service as a war governor, a post which was more often military than political. A moderate reformer, he also promoted construction of roads and buildings, and appealed to the middle-class democracy of New York State, becoming the longest-serving governor of a U.S. state.Being a follower of Jefferson, in the election of 1804, Clinton was elected as his vice presidential running mate. Clinton served one term as Jefferson's vice president and in 1808, after an unsuccessful attempt to win nomination for president, he was re-elected for vice presidency under President James Madison. He died shortly before the expiration of his second term and became the first vice president to die in office

    George Clinton

  • Nadia Turner

    Soul singer best known as a finalist on the 2005 season of American Idol. She has released singles like "Standing on Love."

    Nadia Turner

  • Bootsy Collins

    American vocalist and bassist who worked with James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic and was a pioneering voice in the funk genre.

    Bootsy Collins

  • Curtis Mayfield

    Curtis Lee Mayfield was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer well known for introducing social and political consciousness into African-American music. Black students often sang his strong-hitting lyrics during their Civil Rights campaigns. With powerful songs like ˜Keep on Pushing', ˜People Get Ready' and ˜We're A Winner', he motivated and inspired the people who were fighting for equal rights and justice. He started his career with singer Jerry Butler's band, the Impressions, and later, embarked on a solo career during the course of which he released several albums. His soundtrack for the film˜Super Fly' was praised for its socially conscious themes dealing with crime, poverty, and drug abuse. Famous for injecting elements of social awareness into soul music, he penned the song ˜People Get Ready' for the Impressions. Ranking 24th on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, ˜People Get Ready' received many other honors as well. A courageous soul, he continued his career as a recording artist even after he was paralyzed from the neck down in an accident while he was performing on stage. He was a recipient of the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and also a double inductee in the Grammy Hall of Fame. He died of complications from type 2 diabetes in 1999, at the age of 57.

    Curtis Mayfield

  • Sly Stone

    Frontman of the group Sly and the Family Stone who was instrumental in the formation of soul, funk, and psychedelic genres in the United States.

    Sly Stone

  • MC Guime

    Brazilian funk singer who has earned worldwide famed with singles like "Pais do Futebol," which hit number one on iTunes and was the unofficial anthem for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He quickly became the biggest Brazilian music artist on YouTube, with several of his music video surpassing 150 million views.

    MC Guime

  • Jeffrey Osborne

    Funk and R&B singer who was once in the band L.T.D., known for the hit "(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again."

    Jeffrey Osborne

  • JT Taylor

    Former lead singer of the funk and R&B band, Kool & The Gang, the group that had success with songs like "Too Hot" and "Ladies' Night."

    JT Taylor

  • Sam Sparro

    Singer-songwriter and producer whose debut single "Cottonmouth" allowed him to receive honors such as the 2009 Outstanding Music Artist distinction at the GLAAD Media Awards.

    Sam Sparro

  • Larry Blackmon

    American singer best known as the frontman of the R&B and funk band Cameo. During the band's heyday in the 70's and 80's he became famous for his hi-top fade, codpiece and distinctive vocals.

    Larry Blackmon

  • Jerry Smith

    Funk and Sao Paulo funk singer who was a member of the duo MC Zaac & Jerry that became nationally known for the song "Bumbum Granada."

    Jerry Smith

  • Valesca Popozuda

    Brazilian singer and dancer who gained popularity as a founding member of the funk carioca band Gaiola das Popozudas. In 2011, she finished fourth on the reality series A Fazenda.

    Valesca Popozuda

  • Cynthia Johnson

    American singer most widely known as the lead singer of Lipps Inc., responsible for the platinum-selling 1980 hit "Funkytown." After that band's breakup, she became a member of the Grammy-winning group Sounds of Blackness.

    Cynthia Johnson

  • MC Rita

    Brazilian funk singer known for songs like "True Love", "Volta Mozão" and "Do You Like It?". 

    MC Rita

  • Ivo Meirelles

    Brazilian funk singer who has been the lead singer of the group Funk'n Lata. He has also put out solo albums such as Desafio Da Navalha and Meu Samba Pop. 

    Ivo Meirelles