List of people from Atlanta

Name Known for Association 21 Savage, real name Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph rapper and record producer born in London, England, moved to Atlanta in his teens 6LACK, real name Ricardo Valdez Valentine rapper, singer, songwriter moved to Atlanta at very young age André 3000, real name André Lauren Benjamin rapper, actor, record producer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist; half of the rap group OutKast born in Atlanta Johntá Austin singer-songwriter, signed to Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Recordings; won two Grammy Awards for songs “We Belong Together” by Mariah Carey and “Be Without You” by Mary J. Blige born in Atlanta[54] B.o.B, real name Bobby Ray Simmons Jr. rapper from Atlanta Bankroll Fresh, real name Trentavious Zamon White, Sr. rapper from Atlanta and died in Atlanta David Berkeley singer-songwriter with four studio albums and one live album[55] moved to Atlanta for his wife to finish school[56] Big Kuntry King, real name Sean Merrett rapper from Atlanta Bobby V, real name Bobby Wilson recording artist (nicknamed “Valentino” because he was due to be born on Valentine’s Day) attended North Atlanta High School and Clark Atlanta University[57] John Burke solo pianist and composer born and lives in Atlanta K Camp, real name Kristopher Thomas Campbell rapper from Atlanta Cash Out, real name John-Michael Hakim Gibson rapper from Atlanta Cat Power, also known as Chan Marshall, real name Charlyn Marshall singer-songwriter, actress and model born in Atlanta Eddie Chamblee jazz tenor saxophonist born in Atlanta in 1920 Clairo, real name Claire Elizabeth Cottrill singer-songwriter born in Atlanta Roscoe Dash, real name Jeffery Lee Johnson Jr. rapper from Atlanta Davido singer, songwriter, and record producer born in Atlanta but based in Nigeria Drumma Boy, real name Christopher James Gholson record producer, songwriter lives in Atlanta Future, real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer born and lives in Atlanta CeeLo Green, real name Thomas DeCarlo Gallaway rapper, singer, actor born in Atlanta Keri Hilson singer-songwriter and actress from Decatur attended Emory University[58] iLoveMakonnen, real name Makonnen Kamali Sheran rapper from Atlanta India.Arie, real name India Arie Simpson singer-songwriter and record producer;[59] has sold over 3.3 million records in the U.S.; has won four Grammy Awards, including Best R&B Album moved to Atlanta[60] Graham Jackson theatre organist, pianist and choral conductor moved to Atlanta in 1923[61] Trinidad James, real name Nicholas Williams rapper from Atlanta Erika Jayne singer born in Atlanta JID, real name Destin Route rapper, singer born in Atlanta Elton John singer-songwriter, English-born entertainer whose songs include “Your Song”, “Crocodile Rock” and “Candle in the Wind” lives part-time in Atlanta[62] R. Kelly singer, songwriter, record producer resided in Atlanta[63] Khujo, real name Willie Edward Knighton Jr. rapper born in Atlanta Killer Mike, real name Michael Santiago Render rapper, actor and activist born and lives in Atlanta Gladys Knight singer-songwriter, actress, businesswoman and author born in Atlanta Latto, real name Alyssa Michelle Stephens rapper born in Columbus, Ohio, moved to Atlanta Brenda Lee performer who sang rockabilly, pop and country music; had 37 US chart hits during the 1960s,[64] known for songs “I’m Sorry” (1960) and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (1958); recipient of Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2009) born in Atlanta in 1944[65] Mable Lee dancer, entertainer, 2008 inductee into the Tap Dance Hall of Fame born in Atlanta in 1921 Lil Baby, real name Dominique Jones rapper born in Atlanta Lil Gotit, real name Semaja Zair Render rapper from Atlanta Lil Jon, real name Jonathan H. Smith rapper, record producer, songwriter and Grammy winner born and lives in Atlanta Lil Keed, real name Raqhid Jevon Render rapper from Atlanta Lil Nas X, real name Montero Lamar Hill rapper, singer from Atlanta Lil Scrappy, real name Darryl Raynard Richardson III rapper from Atlanta Lil Yachty, real name Miles Parks McCollum rapper, songwriter from Atlanta Baylee Littrell singer-songwriter and actor; son of Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell born and raised in Alpharetta Ludacris, real name Christopher Brian Bridges rapper born in Champaign, Illinois, moved to Atlanta Vivek Maddala composer, producer, multi-instrumental performer attended Georgia Tech MadeinTYO, real name Malcolm Jamaal Davis rapper originated in Atlanta Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis rapper, actor lives in Atlanta China Anne McClain singer-songwriter and actress (Jasmine Payne on TV series Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Chyna Parks on A.N.T. Farm) born in Atlanta[66] Big Maceo Merriweather blues singer-pianist, made many recordings in the 1940s for Bluebird and Victor born in Atlanta in 1905 Eric Nam Korean-American singer-songwriter, television host, entertainer and entrepreneur currently based in South Korea born in Atlanta OJ da Juiceman, real name Otis Williams Jr. rapper from Atlanta Pastor Troy rapper from Atlanta Duke Pearson jazz pianist and composer, noted for work on the Blue Note label born in Atlanta 1932, died in Atlanta 1980 Playboi Carti, real name Jordan Terrell Carter rapper and songwriter born in Riverdale, Atlanta Rich Homie Quan, real name Dequantes Devontay Lamar rapper from Atlanta Jerry Reed country-music singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor who appeared in more than a dozen films; signature songs include “Guitar Man”, “East Bound and Down”, “A Thing Called Love” and “When You’re Hot, You’re Hot” born in Atlanta[67] Rocko rapper from Atlanta Kelly Rowland singer-songwriter with Destiny’s Child and as a solo artist; actress and television personality; two-time Grammy Awards winner born in Atlanta Russ rapper from Atlanta[68] SahBabii, real name Saaheem Valdery rapper and songwriter born in Chicago, raised in Atlanta Cappriccieo Scates drummer and record producer; won Phoenix Award in 2011 lives and works in Atlanta[69][70] Natalie Lauren Sims, also known as Suzy Rock musician, songwriter, graphic and art designer, and music executive moved to Atlanta in 2007[71] Skooly, real name Kazarion Fowler rapper from Atlanta Musiq Soulchild singer, songwriter resides in Atlanta[72] Soulja Boy, real name DeAndre Cortez Way rapper from Atlanta Southside, real name Joshua Howard Luellen rapper, record producer from Atlanta Angie Stone singer and record producer moved to Atlanta T.I., real name Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. rapper, actor and businessman born in Atlanta Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress from TLC born in Atlanta Chris Tomlin contemporary Christian music artist, worship leader and songwriter from Grand Saline, Texas moved to Atlanta and began church DJ Toomp record producer, songwriter and Grammy winner born and lives in Atlanta Trouble, real name Mariel Semonte Orr rapper from Atlanta Unk, real name Anthony Platt rapper from Atlanta Usher, real name Usher Raymond singer-songwriter, dancer and actor; rose to fame in late 1990s with release of second album My Way attended North Springs High School[73] Summer Walker singer from Atlanta[74] Florence Warner singer-songwriter; best known for her appearance on television commercials and local television image campaigns born in Atlanta[75] Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress from TLC lived in Atlanta[76] Kanye West rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer and fashion designer; one of the best-selling artists of all time born in Atlanta, raised in Chicago YC, real name Christopher Daniels Miller rapper from Atlanta YFN Lucci rapper from Atlanta Young Dro, real name D’Juan Montrel Hart rapper from Atlanta Young Nudy, real name Quantavious Tavario Thomas rapper from Atlanta Young Scooter, real name Kenneth Edward Bailey rapper from Atlanta Young Thug, real name Jeffery Lamar Williams rapper, songwriter born and lives in Atlanta Migos (Quavo, Offset,Takeoff) rap group all born in atlanta, Quavo and Offset still live in atlanta. Takeoff lived here until his death in 2022. Lil Jon rapper Ciara singer Rubi Rose rapper born in Lexington, Kentucky, based in Atlanta Lil Gnar rapper born in Oakland, California, from Atlanta Kap G rapper, actor born in Long Beach, California, moved to Atlanta Waka Flocka Flame rapper Mario Judah rapper Money Man rapper Yung Joc rapper Silentó rapper, singer and songwriter Ken Carson rapper Destroy Lonely rapper