25 celebrities you didn’t know had music careers

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Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy actually has one of the more successful music careers on this list, but a lot of people probably didn’t even know he dabbled in music!

Eddie has released a total of three studio albums throughout his career. His debut musical album, How Could It Be, featured the hit single “Party All The Time” which was produced by Rick James. The single reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, and has become a bit of a club staple in some countries, especially after being sampled by different artists.

With success also comes criticism, and “Party All The Time” received plenty. It was even named one of the 50 Worst Songs of Ever by Blender.

He released his follow-up album So Happy in 1989 with the singles “Put Your Mouth on Me”, which peaked at #2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, and “Till the Money’s Gone.” But Eddie wasn’t done with music just yet. In 1993, he released his third studio album Love’s Alright, and it didn’t get better from there.

The album featured the song “Whatzupwitu” featuring the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson. But even a collaboration with one of the biggest pop stars in the world couldn’t save this album. It tanked on the Billboard charts and failed to make any impact.

In more recent years, Eddie released a single with Snoop Dogg — who was then performing under the moniker Snoop Lion — in 2013. The single was titled “Red Light” and had a more reggae feel than most of his previous work. He’s reportedly working on a new album, but there has been nothing new in a few years.