Best Popular Singers of the 20th Century (Melhores Cantores Populares do Século 20)

by heldergfernandes | created - 03 Oct 2012 | updated - 04 Oct 2012 | Public

Melhores cantores populares, independente da época ou estilo musical.

1. Elvis Presley

Soundtrack | Girls! Girls! Girls!

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School. ...

2. Frank Sinatra

Actor | The Manchurian Candidate

Frank Sinatra was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants Natalina Della (Garaventa), from Northern Italy, and Saverio Antonino Martino Sinatra, a Sicilian boxer, fireman, and bar owner. Growing up on the gritty streets of Hoboken made Sinatra determined to work hard to get ahead. ...

3. Bing Crosby

Actor | White Christmas

Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington, the fourth of seven children of Catherine Helen "Kate" (Harrigan) and Harry Lowe Crosby, a brewery bookkeeper. He was of English and Irish descent. Crosby studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane but was more interested in ...

4. Nat 'King' Cole

Soundtrack | The Nat King Cole Show

Nat King Cole was born Nathaniel Adams Coles at Montgomery, Alabama. He received music lessons from his mother and his family moved to Chicago when he was only five, where his father Edward James Coles was a minister at the True Light Baptist Church and later Pastor of the First Baptist Church. At ...

5. Dean Martin

Soundtrack | The Silencers

If there had to be an image for cool, the man to fit it would be Dean Martin.

Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, to Angela (Barra) and Gaetano Alfonso Crocetti, a barber. His father was an Italian immigrant, and his mother was of Italian descent. He spoke only Italian until ...

6. Tom Jones

Soundtrack | The Emperor's New Groove

Tom Jones was born Thomas Jones Woodward in Pontypridd, South Wales, to a traditional coal-mining family, the son of Freda (Jones) and Thomas Woodward. His father was of English descent and his mother was of Welsh and English ancestry. He began singing at an early age in church and in the school ...

7. Al Martino

Actor | The Godfather

Al Martino was born on October 7, 1927 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Alfred Cini. He was an actor, known for The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part III (1990) and The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977). He was married to Judith Martino. He died on October 13, 2009 in Springfield, ...

8. Tony Bennett

Soundtrack | War of the Worlds

Tony Bennett, one of the legends of jazz and popular music who served during the Second World War and then developed a career spanning over half a century, is now giving another concert tour across the United States and Europe.

He was born Anthony (Antonio) Dominick Benedetto on August 3, 1926, in ...

9. Sammy Davis Jr.

Actor | The Cannonball Run

Sammy Davis Jr. was often billed as the "greatest living entertainer in the world".

He was born in Harlem, Manhattan, the son of dancer Elvera Davis (née Sanchez) and vaudeville star Sammy Davis Sr.. His father was African-American and his mother was of Puerto Rican ancestry. Davis Jr. was known as ...

10. Carlos Gardel

Soundtrack | True Lies

Known as El Zorzal Criollo, the songbird of Buenos Aires, Carlos Gardel is a legendary figure in Uruguay and Argentina. He was born on December 11st, 1890, in Toulouse (France). His place of birth have been claimed by the Uruguayans and Argentinians, however, his Birth Certificate and his Will ...

11. Freddie Mercury

Soundtrack | Metropolis

Freddie Mercury was born on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. His parents, Bomi and Jer Bulsara, sent him off to a private school in India, from 1955 til 1963. In 1964, he and his family flew to England. In 1966 he started his education at the Ealing College of Art, where he graduated in 1969. He ...

12. Perry Como

Soundtrack | The Perry Como Show

In a singing (and sometimes acting) career that spanned over six decades, the name Perry Como has come to mean that warm, smooth, easy-listening, general-audience, slow-flame romance that characterized popular music in the 1940s, '50s and '60s. It has also come to represent an overall good feeling....

13. Claudio Villa

Actor | Canzone proibita

One of the most representative Italian popular singers, Claudio Villa became famous nationwide in 1955, when he won the Sanremo Song Festival for the first time. During his career he won that prestigious award three more times (1957, 1962 and 1967), recorded more than 3,000 songs, sold 45 million ...

14. Nélson Gonçalves

Actor | Folias Cariocas

Nélson Gonçalves was born on June 21, 1919 in Santana do Livramento, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil as Antônio Gonçalves Sobral. He was an actor, known for Folias Cariocas (1948), É de Chuá (1958) and Fantasma Por Acaso (1946). He died on April 18, 1998 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

15. Carlos Galhardo

Actor | Banana-da-Terra

Carlos Galhardo was born on April 24, 1913 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as Catello Carlos Guagliardi. He was an actor, known for Banana-da-Terra (1939), Vamos Cantar (1941) and Pra Lá de Boa (1949). He died on July 25, 1985 in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

16. Francisco Alves

Soundtrack | Madame Satã

Francisco Alves was born on August 19, 1898 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Francisco de Morais Alves. He died on September 27, 1952 in Pindamonhangaba, São Paulo, Brazil.

17. Orlando Silva

Actor | Banana-da-Terra

Orlando Silva was born on October 3, 1915 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Orlando Garcia da Silva. He was an actor, known for Banana-da-Terra (1939), Cidade-Mulher (1936) and Vamos Cantar (1941). He was married to Maria de Lourdes de Sousa Franco. He died on August 7, 1978 in Rio de ...

18. Agnaldo Rayol

Actor | A Herança

Agnaldo Rayol was born on May 3, 1938 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is an actor, known for A Herança (1970), Agnaldo, Perigo à Vista (1969) and Garota Enxuta (1959).

19. Joe Cocker

Soundtrack | Across the Universe

Joe Cocker was born on May 20, 1944 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as John Robert Cocker. He was married to Pam Baker. He died on December 22, 2014 in Crawford, Colorado, USA.

20. B.B. King

Actor | Blues Brothers 2000

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925 as Riley B. King. He was married to Sue Carol Hall and Martha Lee Denton. He died on May 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

21. Jim Morrison

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

Jim Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida, to Clara Virginia (Clarke) and George Stephen Morrison, a U.S. Naval Officer who fought in World War II. Jim eventually became so estranged from his parents that he would later claim that they were dead. Not much is known about his ...

22. Robert Plant

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

Prior to Hobbstweedle (a pickup blues band formed to honour a gig at West Midlands College Of Education) Robert was the frontman for The Band of Joy - featuring Percy, John Bonham, Paul Lockey (bass), Chris Brown (keyboards) and Kevyn Gammond (guitar). The BOJ were on verge of making a record deal ...

23. Roy Orbison

Soundtrack | Star Trek: First Contact

Roy Orbison was born on April 23, 1936 in Vernon, Texas, USA as Roy Kelton Orbison. He was married to Barbara Orbison and Claudette Frady. He died on December 6, 1988 in Madison, Tennessee, USA.

24. James Brown

Soundtrack | Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

James Brown was born on May 3, 1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina, USA as James Joseph Brown. He was married to Tomirae Brown, Adrienne Rodriguez, Deidre Jenkins and Velma Warren. He died on December 25, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

25. Ray Charles

Soundtrack | Ray

A tragic fate may have given this visionary a heightened sensitivity, perception, awareness, even expansion to his obvious musical gifts that he may have never touched upon had he not suffered from his physical affliction. Whatever it was, Ray Charles revolutionized American music and was ...