Sagittarius, or the Archer, is the ninth Zodiac sign. With its connection to Jupiter, those born under Sagittarius, from November 22 to December 21, always embody the large energy of the gas giant. The main traits of a Sagittarius are their intelligence with their bold energy leading their way through the adventures they seek.
The Sagittarius sign is also known for being creative, enthusiastic, and passionate. So it’s no surprise that many successful singers fall under this zodiac sign.
In this post, we’re going to take a look at the lives and careers of 11 of the greatest and most famous Sagittarius singers. Let’s get started.
1. Britney Spears
This Sagittarius born on December 2, 1981, may have started acting, but today, Britney Spears is referred to as the “Princess of Pop.”
Spears grew up in Kentwood, Louisiana, and took voice lessons from a young age. She competed in many talent shows as a child before being cast in The Mickey Mouse Club alongside Christina Aguilera, a fellow Sagittarius, and Justin Timberlake.
Her debut album, Baby One More Time, topped 15 charts when it came out. Similarly, her second album, Oops!… I Did it Again, topped a handful of European charts. Both albums are some of the best-selling albums of all time.
2. Taylor Swift
Born December 13, 1989, Taylor Swift is a genre-defying singer-songwriter who has been active since 2004. She grew up in Pennsylvania, but her family moved to Tennessee in her teenage years to help her pursue her music career.
Swift has been praised for her songwriting skills and became the youngest person to write and sing a #1 hit. She even earned a spot in the Guinness World Records because her album Speak Now was the fastest sold digital album by a woman.
Time and time again, Swift’s singles have reached the top 10 on different charts, if not peaking at #1. In 2020, Swift even became the first woman to win the Album of the Year award at the Grammys three times.
3. Billie Eilish
Though she is young, Billie Eilish, born December 18, 2001, is undeniably talented. This singer-songwriter often collaborates with her brother, Finneas O’Connell. She rose to fame due to her 2015 single “Ocean Eyes,” which was an instant hit.
Her 2019 album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was one of the best-selling albums. Eilish has won seven Grammys since her debut. Less than a year after releasing “Ocean Eyes,” Eilish signed on to a label.
Eilish received the title of Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2019. Being a woman with Tourette Syndrome, many fans feel Eilish gives them a strong role model and representation to look up to, and she feels closer with her fans since she started speaking about her disorder.
4. Nicki Minaj
Queen of Hip-Hop Nicki Minaj was born in Trinidad and Tobago on December 8, 1982, and moved to New York City at a young age. Though she has been making music since 2004, she broke into the scene in 2010 with her debut album, Pink Friday.
Minaj was the first female rapper to perform at Yankee Stadium in 2010, rendering her verse on Kanye West’s song “Monster,” which gained her acclaim as a rapper. Her single “Super Bass” saw massive success, peaking at #3.
Fans love Minaj for her unique music style and provocative lyrics. She won her first VMA win in 2011 and has gone on to win four more.
5. Jimi Hendrix
American rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, born November 27, 1942, redefined the electric guitar in his image by fusing American traditions of soul, jazz, and blues with British avant-garde rock.
In 1966, his band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, signed to their first label. Their first single peaked at #6 on the UK charts, with future singles also peaking in the top 10 on the UK charts.
Hendrix’s appearance in the Monterey Pop Festival of 1967 shot him to fame. The Experience’s third and last album, Electric Ladyland (1968), spent two weeks as #1 in the US charts.
Though Hendrix’s time was cut short in 1970 from an accidental overdose of barbiturates, people still see him as a hugely influential figure in music history. He gained a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.
6. Kim Seok-jin
This Korean heartthrob Kim Seok-jin, born on December 4, 1992, is famous for being a member of the K-Pop group BTS. He initially was studying to be an actor, but a talent scout recruited him to join BTS despite not having any musical background.
Kim, acclaimed for his falsetto, has worked alongside fellow BTS members when producing solo music. The group broke through to international audiences in the late 2010s, selling out shows in minutes.
In 2013, he released his first solo single, “Awake,” peaking at #6 on the Billboard World Digital Singles Chart, followed by “Epiphany” in 2018, at #4.
Kim’s 2021 release “Super Tuna” was made for his fans to celebrate his 29th birthday. It trended in over 50 countries and held #1 on YouTube’s trending page for over a week.
7. Juice WRLD
Rapper Jarad Higgins, professionally known as Juice WRLD was born on the 2nd December 1998 and started making music at age four, learning first to play piano, then on to trumpet, guitar, and drums. He was a famous rapper, sometimes even being referred to as the “King of Freestyle”.
Higgins started releasing music on SoundCloud while in high school, signing to a label in 2018. His album released that same year peaked at #2.
Since his death, he has still seen success in posthumous releases of his music. The first posthumous releases of his music continue to top the charts. The release of “Girl of My Dreams” late 2021 hit #1 on the Digital Songs Sales chart.
8. Frank Sinatra
One of the best-selling musicians of all time, Frank Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915. He was an actor and a singer, first starting in 1935.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Sinatra became a musician when he was still a teenager, joining a local group that became known as the Hoboken Four, though he did not stay with them long.
He eventually became the lead singer of the Tommy Dorsey band, recording over 40 songs in his first year with them alone. Longing for a solo career, Sinatra left the group in 1942. He went on to top the charts many times throughout his career, even winning more than ten Grammys.
By the end of his career in 1995, Sinatra had become one of the most famous musicians of all time. His legacy is still celebrated on May 13th, which was dubbed Frank Sinatra Day.
This New York City native was born on December 4, 1969. Shawn Carter, aka Jay Z, has been making music since the ’80s. He has 13 solo albums to his name. In 1995, he created a record label called Rock-A-Fella Records, which shut down in 2013.
His debut album, Reasonable Doublewas widely well-received, even making it on the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list by Rolling Stones and eventually reaching platinum status.
Carter has sold millions of copies of his albums during his career, becoming a super-star in the rap genre. He has earned 24 Grammys and has several successful entrepreneurial ventures.
10. Miley Cyrus
Born November 23, 1992, Miley Cyrus, daughter of the famous Billy Ray Cyrus, first gained fame in the show Hannah Montana. She has continued working as an actor and musician.
Her album Bangerz debuted at #1, and despite the controversy, she was still declared artist of the year by MTV in 2013. With the shift into adulthood, she faced backlash for the change in her image, but that never slowed her down.
She continued making TV appearances, even coaching on The Voice for two seasons. She has released seven studio albums and shows no signs of stopping.
11. Tom Waits
Known for his gravelly voice along with his unique style of songwriting, Tom Waits, born December 7, 1949, has been in the music industry since the ’70s.
It wasn’t until his third album that he made it onto the top 100 charts in 1976. He didn’t chart again until his 1980 album Heartattack and Vine. Finally, in 1999, he entered the top 100 again with his album Mule Variations, peaking at #30. In 2011, he even peaked at #6 with his album Bad as Me.
Instead of mainstream success, Waits found a cult following. Many popular artists, such as Bruce Springsteen, covered his songs, and his music started to be used in soundtracks for movies and TV, earning him recognition.
Summing Up Our List Of The Greatest Sagittarius Singers
The idea that the personality of a Sagittarius is large must have come from the sheer number of talented individuals that succeeded in using their bold Sagittarius traits.
They continuously reach higher and higher and achieve what they want, leading to this handful of musicians being some of the most notable of our time.
Their fire sign roots lead them to seek the challenge of success and to push to become what they knew they could. These artists lead the music industry with their passion and lust for life.