Billie Holiday April 7, 1915, 2:30 AM in: Philadelphia (PA) (United States) Sun: 16°24' Aries AS: 2°07' Aquarius Moon: 22°23' Capricorn MC: 24°12' Scorpio Dominants: Pisces, Aquarius, Cancer Uranus, Neptune, Pluto Houses 2, 1, 5 / Water, Air / Cardinal Chinese Astrology: Wood Cat Numerology: Birthpath 9 Height: Billie Holiday is 5' 5" (1m65) tall Music, Jeans Pierre, Billie Holiday, Beautiful Lady, Blue Legends, Billy Holiday, Lady Day, Billy Holliday, Famous Face
Billie Holiday ( April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. Critic John Bush wrote that Holiday "changed the art of American pop vocals forever." She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child", "Don't Explain", "Fine and Mellow".