Black Musicians

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff


Notable African-American Musicians



The following list includes African-American singers, composers, rappers, pianists, and other musicians who have contributed to the world of music, including Count Basie, Akon, Natalie Cole, Missy Elliot, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, and more.


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