Once someone gets bitten by the acting bug, they usually have to sample the fashion bug, the perfume bug and of course, the singing bug! Some celebrities get into music and do extremely well. Others, well, they simply flop. But hey, having a great acting career is something, right? Let’s take a look at some of those who did hit it big in music!
Toni Braxton has always been on the map in one way or another, but as an actress (both as a true actor and a reality star) she is just as famous as she is for her angelic voice. Haven’t caught her in anything on TV? Check out Twist of Faith for her most uplifting role yet!
This beautiful actress who has graced the big screen with her amazing talent, hit pay dirt when she tried out her pipes in the professional music scene. Her thing is typically country music, but she has gone in a few different directions – all successfully.
While this fiery redhead did things backwards, the fact still remains that she is both the queen of country music, as well as a hit on television. It just so happens that her music career came first. Either way, she’s a massive success!
This is one fox you can catch in the movies and on stage! Jamie Foxx has been a well-known actor for quite some time now, hailed for his performance in the movie “Ray” in which he played the part of Ray Charles”. However, once Kayne West took him on in his hit song, “Gold Digger”, Foxx has a successful music career all his own.
Contrary to what you may believe, Lopez did not get recognized for her singing voice first. As a young woman she was but a mere fly girl on the old but popular show, In Living Color. And who doesn’t love her performance as Selena? Either way, it was her voice that really took her places, and continues to do so.
Kevin Bacon and The Bacon Brothers may not be a well-known success story, but they have been rocking for many years .Their specialty now is twangy country music. And of course we can still catch the steamy baconator on his excellent movies!
Although many people aren’t aware that this smoking hot stud is also the lead singer in the successful band “Dead Man’s Bones”, he has been rocking out since 2008. It really shouldn’t be too surprising though. He had his childhood debut on the Mickey Mouse Club with Justin Timberlake and Britany Spears!
14 Photos of Taylor Swift Before She Was Famous
While Taylor Swift has now reached mega-star status along the same level as Madonna or Britney Spears, she still came from a regular background and home life before she became famous. How do we know? Her early family photos before Taylor Swift became famous pretty much prove the case. She had the same fun dreams, awkward challenges and fun moments as any girl growing up. The only difference was that her path was going to reach adulthood a lot faster in only a few short years. However, all that fame wasn’t even imagined in those early days when her family photos were taken. Here’s 14 photos of America’s darling pop singer before she became a breakthrough country star and then a knockout pop singles star on the air waves and digital soundtracks:
14. Just Another Toddler?
Who would have guessed that knit purple hat toddler at the playground was going to be a top 40 hit song leader years later?
Your Favorite Artists That Couldn’t Stop Covering Each Other’s Songs In 2015
The past twelve months has been a bumper year for brilliant pop music. Some years creep by without any real floor-filling tunes or catchy songs you just can’t stop singing. But 2015? It was seemingly jammed packed with awesome music. So good were lots of them, in fact, that pop stars just couldn’t stop covering each other’s songs! You know your music’s good when the biggest pop stars in the world stop performing their own music for a while to start playing yours… So let’s get into it – here are fifteen artists who covered other people’s music this year. Enjoy!
Nick Jonas/Sam Smith – The Jonas boy’s treading on careful ground tackling a hit from one of the pop business’ most unique vocal artists. Bond theme singer Sam Smith has a near-perfect voice, so Nick was brave. But his courage in recording his version of Lay Me Down really paid off. It’s a lovely little ballad and he really brings a fresh new take on it. How he makes this emotional song even more emotional is anyone’s guess!
15 Foreign-Born Celebrities You Thought Were American
Learning about foreigners can be so fun. Taylor Swift is still dating Calvin Harris who is a DJ from Scotland. Wait, what? Calvin Harris is from Scotland? He’s not from Los Angeles or some other place that produces a lot of DJs. Come to think of it, he’s not the only foreigner Swift has dated. There was Harry Styles from One Direction who was born in Redditch, Worcestershire. That sounds like a delicious place to live. It must be where they came up with that condiment called Worcestershire sauce that is made of barley malt vinegar and tamarind extract. These celebs are also foreign-born.
There is sex and the city. Then there is Kim Cattrall and a British city. The Guardian reported that Cattrall moved back to Liverpool when she was 11 years old and she fell in love with acting through a relative who worked for the BBC. “I didn’t want to get married and I didn’t want kids. I knew I wanted to act,” said Cattrall. She maintained close ties to Liverpool and her family there. She currently lives in New York.