25 celebrities you didn’t know had music careers

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Plenty of stars have made the leap from acting to music, or vice-versa. Find out which of your favorite celebrities can belt out a song, if they so wish.

Back in the heyday of Old Hollywood, it seemed like every star could sing, dance, and act, without even breaking a sweat. Eventually, musical films waned and the triple threats faded away.

Granted it’s still commonplace for stars to float around from one industry to the next. Some stars, like Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Cher, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, and others, have been able to find success in both film and music, while others tried and failed, and moved on with their respective career.

You may be surprised by some of the actors on this list, especially since a couple of them were huge stars, but only in Japan! Just wait and see…

Others have had well-known music careers, but they were so long ago that younger fans don’t even know about it. Some were much more successful than others, and some of them just failed horribly.

Look at it this way: most of these stars were already successful in one industry and decided to try out another. They took a risk, and it didn’t always pay off. But in the end, they’re still a success in one way or another. See if your favorite celebs dabbled in singing a few notes (or for some, making whole albums)!