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Aaliyah (Haughton)
1979-2001
From: United States: Michigan, New York
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer

Marian Anderson
1897-1993
From: United States: Connecticut, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: opera singer, contralto, concert at the Lincoln Memorial

Patti Austin
1950-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: R&B, Pop and jazz singer. Grammy winner.

Erykah Badu
1971-
From: United States: Texas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music
Key Words/Phrases: Singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, and actress

Joan Baez
1941-
From: United States: California, Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Music
Key Words/Phrases: Folk singer, songwriter, musician, and activist

Pearl Bailey
1918-1990
From: United States: New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: Actress and singer

LaVern Baker
1929-1997
From: Philippines, United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: R&B, blues and jazz singer.

Bjork Gudmundsdottir
1965-
From: Iceland
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Mary J. Blige
1971-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music

La Bolduc (Mary Rose-Anna Travers)
1894-1941
From: Canada
Fields: Music

Nadia Juliette Boulanger
1887-1979
From: France
Fields: Music

Susan Boyle
1961-
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer

Brandy (Brandy Norwood)
1979-
From: United States: California, Mississippi
Fields: Music

Toni Braxton
1968-
From: United States: California, Maryland
Fields: Music

Grace Bumbry
1937-
From: United States: Missouri
Fields: Music

Kate Bush
1958-
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Music

Montserrat Caballe
1933-
From: Spain
Fields: Music

Sarah Caldwell
1924-2006
From: Israel, United States: Arkansas, Massachusetts
Fields: Music

Maria Callas
1923-1977
From: Greece, Italy, United States: New York
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: operatic soprano

Gigi Capobianco
From: Argentina, United States
Fields: Music

Ann Carr-Boyd
1938-
From: Australia
Fields: Music

Diahann Carroll
1935-
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Eva Cassidy
1963-1996
From: United States: Maryland, Washington DC
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: jazz, blues, folk, gospel, country and pop vocalist

Charlotte Church
1986-
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Music

Patsy Cline
1932-1963
From: United States: Tennessee, Virginia
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: country singer, songwriter

Julia Etta Crane
1855-1923
From: United States: New York
Fields: Education, Music

Helen Creighton
1899-1989
From: Canada
Fields: Anthropology, Music

Sheryl Crow
1962-
From: United States: Missouri
Fields: Music

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
1651-1695
From: Mexico
Fields: Art, Astronomy, Music, Religion
Key Words/Phrases: writer, poet, nun

Eve Curie-Labouisse
1905-2007
From: France, United States: New York
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting, Music
Key Words/Phrases: writer, journalist, pianist, UNICEF

Mary Cardwell Dawson
1894-1962
From: United States: North Carolina, Pennsylvania
Fields: Music

Cote de Pablo
1979-
From: Chile, United States: Florida
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Frances Densmore
1867-1957
From: United States: Minnesota
Fields: Anthropology, Education, Music

Marlene Dietrich
1901-1992
From: France, Germany, United States
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, singer, movie star

Ani DiFranco
1970-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music

Jean Dinning
1925-2011
From: United States: California
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: songwriter, Teen Angel, Dinning Sisters, American Graffiti,

Celine Dion
1968-
From: Canada
Fields: Music

Missy Elliott
1971-
From: United States: Virginia
Fields: Music

Fanny (band)
From: United States: California
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: all female rock band

Ella Fitzgerald
1918-1996
From: United States: New York, Virginia
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: Jazz singer

Roberta Flack
1937-
From: United States: North Carolina
Fields: Music

Aretha Franklin
1942-
From: United States: Michigan, Tennessee
Fields: Music

Lil Green
1919-1954
From: United States: Illinois, Mississippi
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: blues singer, songwriter

Hildegard of Bingen
1098-1179
From: Germany
Fields: Biology, Education, Health and Medicine, Literature and Poetry, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Other
Key Words/Phrases: mystic, nun, abbess, counselor, scientist, composer, polymath

Lauryn Hill
1975-
From: United States: New Jersey
Fields: Music

Billie Holiday
1915-1959
From: United States: Maryland, New York
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: aka Lady Day, famed jazz singer

Shirley Horn
1934-2005
From: United States: Washington DC
Fields: Music

Lena Horne
1917-2010
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: jazz and popular music singer, actress

Whitney Houston
1963-2012
From: United States: Massachusetts, New Jersey
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: singer, actress, model

Janet Jackson
1966-
From: United States: California, Indiana
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Wanda Jackson
1937-
From: United States: Oklahoma
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, rockabilly

Etta James
1938-
From: United States: California
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, songwriter, blues, soul, gospel, jazz

Marion James
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Music, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: R&B singer, Nashville's "Queen of the Blues"

Eva Jessye
1895-1992
From: United States: Kansas, New York
Fields: Music

Grace Jones
1948-
From: Jamaica, United States: New York
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Music

Alicia Keys
1981-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music

Chaka Khan
1953-
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, funk band Rufus

Eartha Mae Kitt
1927-2008
From: United States: Connecticut, South Carolina
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Patti LaBelle
1944-
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Lady Gaga
1986-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music

Wanda Louise Landowska
1879-1959
From: Poland
Fields: Education, Music

k.d. lang
1961-
From: Canada
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, songwriter, activist

Alicia de Larrocha
1923-
From: Spain
Fields: Music

Peggy Lee
1920-2002
From: United States: California, North Dakota
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: jazz and popular music singer, songwriter

Loretta Lynn
1932-
From: United States: Kentucky
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: country singer/songwriter

Markey
From: United States: California, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: Markey, Markey Blue, Blues

Nellie Melba
1861-1931
From: Australia
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: operatic soprano

Mississippi Millie (Millie McLaine)
From: United States: California, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: Mississippi Delta blues singer

Monica
1980-
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Patsy Montana
1908-1996
From: United States: Arkansas, California
Fields: Music

Blanche Moyse
1909-2011
From: France, United States: Vermont
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: music, conductor, conducting, Marlboro Music School and Festival, Moyse Trio

Anna Netrebko
1971-
From: Austria, Russia
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: operatic soprano

Nichelle Nichols
1932-
From: United States: California, Illinois, New York
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Kathleen Parlow
1890-1963
From: Canada, United States: California
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: musician, violinist

Dolly Parton
1946-
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Business and Finance, Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: musician, singer, songwriter, actress, business woman

Barbara Pentland
1912-2000
From: Canada
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: composer

Edith Piaf
1915-1963
From: France
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer

Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia
1646-1684
From: Italy
Fields: Mathematics, Music, Philosophy
Key Words/Phrases: first woman with college degree, scholar, mathematician, philosopher, musician

Suzi Quatro
1950-
From: United States: Michigan
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: singer, rock, music, bass, bass guitar, Leather Tuscadero

Queen Latifah
1970-
From: United States: New Jersey
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Ma Rainey
1886?-1939
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: blues singer

Bonnie Raitt
1949-
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: blues singer, songwriter, activist, philanthropist

Bernice Johnson Reagon
1942-
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, composer, scholar, activist, Sweet Honey in the Rock

Della Reese
1931-
From: United States: California
Fields: Music, Religion, Stage and Screen

Rihanna
1988-
From: Barbados
Fields: Music

Clara Rockmore
1911-1998
From: Lithuania, Russia, United States: New York
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: musician, violin, theremin

Diana Ross
1944-
From: United States: Michigan
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Sade
1959-
From: Nigeria, United Kingdom
Fields: Music

Marta Sandal
1878-1930
From: Norway, United States: North Dakota
Fields: Music

Clara Josephine Schumann
1819-1896
From: Germany
Fields: Music

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
1977-
From: Colombia
Fields: Music

Beverly Sills
1929-2007
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: soprano, opera

Nina Simone
1933-2003
From: Barbados, France, United States: New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania
Fields: Human Rights, Music

Bessie Smith
1894-1937
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: blues singer

Ethel Stark
1916-
From: Canada
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: violinist, conductor

Barbra Streisand
1942-
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Music, Philanthropy, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: singer, songwriter, filmmaker, actress

Luisa Tetrazzini
1871-1940
From: Italy, United States
Fields: Music

Lisa Thorson
1957-
From: United States: Massachusetts, Texas
Fields: Education, Music

Helen Traubel
1899-1972
From: United States: California, Missouri, New York
Fields: Music

Rosalyn Tureck
1914-2003
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Music

Tina Turner
1939-
From: France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States: Tennessee
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: singer, actress

Shania Twain
1965-
From: Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland
Fields: Music

Umm Kulthum
c.1900-1975
From: Egypt
Fields: Music

Carrie Underwood
1983-
From: United States: Oklahoma
Fields: Music

Sarah Vaughan
1924-1990
From: United States: California, New Jersey
Fields: Music

Elfi von Dassanowsky
1924-2007
From: Austria, United States
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music, Stage and Screen

Ganna Walska
1887-1984
From: Poland, Russia, United States: California
Fields: Music, Other

Dinah Washington
1924-1963
From: United States: Alabama, Illinois
Fields: Music

Ethel Waters
1896-1977
From: United States: New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Music

Edith Goodall Wilson
1896-1981
From: United States: Kentucky, New York
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Amy Winehouse
1983-2011
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: R&B, soul and jazz singer

Ellen Zwilich
1939-
From: United States: Florida, New York
Fields: Music



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