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  • J. Rosamond Johnson (deceased)
    J. Rosamond Johnson was an American composer and singer during the Harlem Renaissance. Johnson is most notable as the composer of the hymn "Lift Every Voice and Sing," which has come to be known in the...
  • Michael Penn
    Michael Penn is a critically-acclaimed American singer/songwriter and film/television composer. He is the eldest son of actor/director Leo Penn and actress Eileen Ryan and the brother of actors Sean ...
  • Aimee Mann
    Aimee Mann is an American rock singer, singer-songwriter, bassist, and guitarist. She was the bassist and a vocalist for the band 'Til Tuesday during the 1980s and since then she has primarily released...
  • Lowell George (1945 - 1979)
    Lowell Thomas George (April 13, 1945 – June 29, 1979) was an American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, who was the primary guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the rock band...
  • Esther Rolle (1920 - 1998)
    Esther Rolle was an American actor. She is best known for her role as Florida Evans on the CBS television sitcom Maude for two seasons (1972–1974) and its spin-off series Good Times for five sea...

For musicians of all nationalities, please see Entertainment industry people.

American musicians are people from the United States who perform or compose music as a profession.

The music of the United States reflects the country's multi-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles. Among the country's most internationally-renowned genres are hip hop, blues, country, rhythm and blues, jazz, barbershop, pop, techno, and rock and roll. After Japan, the United States has the world's second largest music market with a total retail value of 3,635.2 million dollars in 2010 and its music is heard around the world. Since the beginning of the 20th century, some forms of American popular music have gained a near global audience.

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