25 celebrities you didn’t know had music careers

Brie Larson (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
Brie Larson (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET) /
2 of 26
music careers
Lindsay Lohan (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images) /

Lindsay Lohan

Like many Disney stars before (and after) her, Lindsay Lohan tried her hand at a music career back when she was first breaking onto the scene. For anyone who grew up in that era, it’s common knowledge that Lindsay had a semi-successful music career, but a lot of people don’t actually know about the former child star’s musical ventures!

In 2002, Lindsay was signed to a five-album production deal with Emilio and Gloria Estefan. It wasn’t until a couple of years later that she released her debut album, but she did release the singles “Ultimate” from Freaky Friday and “Drama Queen (That Girl)” from Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.

Lindsay released her debut album Speak in December 2004, a few months after her major breakout role in Mean Girls. The lead single, “Rumors”, was the starlet’s response to the constant paparazzi presence in her life, even at such a young age. She may have been only a teenager, but she was already being followed and scrutinized at every turn — something that only got worse as she got older, and she definitely gave them lots of lucrative content over the years.

The album got mixed reviews from critics. While some thought it proved Lohan’s talent and ability to compete with her contemporaries, others felt like the album was rushed and “prefab” pop. That didn’t stop Lindsay from releasing her sophomore album A Little More Personal (Raw).

Her second studio album received mixed reviews yet again, but they were surprisingly better than her debut. Critics praised her ambition and her rawness, especially on single “Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)”. “Confessions” was the star’s emotional letter to her father, Michael Lohan, who had been arrested for a DUI and had a complicated relationship with his daughter.

Lindsay stepped away from music to focus on films, though her film career eventually started tanking, too. Maybe it’s time for Lindsay to step away from her new club venture in Mykonos and make a grand return to Hollywood!