10 celebrities that proved that you can be successful in music and in film

Vin Diesel finally released his debut single last week and the internet will never be the same. But he isn’t the only celebrity who has seen success on-screen and on the charts.

The action star’s canzone Feel Like I Do,” produced by Kygo and released on the Norwegian producer’s record label, dropped on Friday, and it got us thinking about the celebrities who have come before him.
Making the jump to music after a successful acting career, or vice versa, can be difficult. But here are 10 celebrities who have had success exercising their other creative juices.

1. Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton has appeared in two successful movies on top of her music career.

    Dolly Parton is a household name when it comes to country music, but she has appeared on the big screen, including two very successful movies: “Magnolie d'acciaio” e “9 to 5.Both movies were nominated for Oscars, and the title track for “9 a 5” is one of Parton’s most iconic songs.

    2. Will Smith

    Will Smith may always be the Fresh Prince, but he had a successful career as a rapper.

    Best known as a blockbuster film star and his beloved role in TV’s The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” Will Smith got his start as a rapper. He began his career in the 1980s as part of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. Smith has released four studio albums since 1997 and still continues to dip his toes in both pools of water. His most recent musical work was a new rendition ofA Friend Like Mefor Disney’s live action version ofAladdin,” in which he played the genie.

    3. LL Cool J

    LL Cool J was a musical artist first but transitioned to acting in both film and television.

    In anni recenti, LL Cool J has been known for his role in “NCIS: Gli angeli,” but his real legacy lies with his music made in the 1980s and 1990s. LL Cool Jthe stage name stands for Ladies Love Cool Jameswas mostly all music until a breakout role in the hit movieAny Given Sunday.” Complessivamente, he has recorded 13 album, received two Grammy Awards and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    4. Zooey Deschanel

    For most of her life she has been Jess, but Zooey Deschanel has recorded six albums with her band.

    You may not know that America’sNew Girlhas been part of a band called She & Him since 2008. The band has recorded six albums and has had songs appear at the top of the Billboard music charts. Deschanel has had to sing in many of her roles includingElf” e “sì, Man.

    5. Jennifer Lopez

    J.Lo, as we all know her, is a triple threat, crossing into dancing, cantando, and acting.

    Most of us know Jennifer Lopez as an actress and TV show host, but between her dancing and acting she was a very successful singer. J.Lo, as she is famously known, has recorded eight albums since 1999 and in the middle of it all became a beloved character onscreen in films likeMaid in Manhattan,” “The Wedding Planner,” e “Out of Sight.

    6. Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley was a star of music and film.

    Elvis is a classic example of a man of many talents. Besides his incredible fame as a recording artist, the King appeared in 31 films over the course of his life. Classic 1960s films such asG.I. Blues” e “Blue Hawaii were the backdrop to some of his most famous work. He supplied the soundtrack to 17 of his acting projects.

    7. Ice-T

    Ice-T made his name as a rapper but now stars as Odafin Tutuola on "Legge & Ordine: SVU.&aquotuot;

    Ice-T got his start as a rapper in the 1980s. His first single came out in 1983, e in 1992 he became part of a heavy metal band called Body Count. All in all, Ice-T has recorded 15 album, and has one Grammy. He started appearing on screen in 1991 nel “New Jack City and has appeared in several movies, and is a regular onLaw and Order: SVU.

    8. William Shatner

    William Shatner is known best for his role in "Star Trek," but he has recorded several albums.

    It may surprise you to know that William Shatner has recorded multiple albums in his lifetime. Giusto, he did more than just ask Scotty to beam him up. Though Shatner is best known for his role in “Star Trek,” his most recent album was the 2018 pubblicazione, “Shatner Claus,” featuring Christmas songs, and he has an album of blues songs coming out in October. His musical work is not really singing but more spoken-word interpretations of popular music. Shatner has also written several novels.

    9. Lenny Kravitz

    Rocker Lenny Kravitz starred as Cinna in the two of the "Hunger Games" film.

    Although Lenny Kravitz may always be known for his music, he has appeared in some well-known films in recent years. Kravitz appeared in two of the fourHunger Gamesmovies as Cinna, Katniss Everdeen’s designer from the Capitol. He had smaller roles in the 2013 film “The Butler” e il 2009 film “Precious.Who says that you can’t have four Grammys and act?

      10. Madonna

      Madonna is an icon for her music and style, but she is also a successful actress.

      The Queen of Pop is known for many things, but the first that comes to mind is her music. An icon of the 1980s, Madonna was the star of the stage, but she had a very successful film career for a time starting in 1979. Some of her most famous work includesDick Tracy,” “Who’s that Girl,” e “A League of Their Own.” In tutto ,she has starred in 18 films over the course of her career. She has directed three films, including a short film that was released in 2013 chiamato “secretprojectrevolution.




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