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5 Popular Actors Who Had A Successful Career In The Music Industry

Celebrities never fail to surprise us with their skills. There are a number of popular actors, whom we appreciate for their unmatched acting performances. But sometimes these actors know a lot more than just acting. Some of them are excellent dancers and others have had a successful music career. Here are a few actors who apart from impressing us with their acting, have won a few music industry awards.

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Who knew that apart from winning awards for his acting skills, Bradley Cooper would win a Grammy too. When the movie, A Star Is Born, came out, it just didn’t kickstart Lady Gaga’s acting career but also Bradley Cooper’s musical journey. The actor trained for months to become the damaged rockstar Jackson Maine for the movie. Shallow, the showstopping duet, was nominated in three Grammy categories and won Best Duo/Group Performance. It even won the Best Original Song at the Golden Globes. It really was Bradley Cooper’s huge success in his music career.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence music career
Jennifer Lawrence

Known for her roles in movies like The Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence has had a successful music career. Though the actress has claimed she does not like singing, she has a knack for it. “The Hanging Tree” was a ballad that was an important part of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and it was loved. As a result, the song reached 12th place in the Billboard Hot 100. Also became number 10 on Top 40. It was eventually certified platinum. The critics praised Jennifer’s performance in the song. They said her voice went well with the theme of the song.

Idris Elba

Idris Elba music career
Idris Elba

Apart from being a highly regarded actor, Idris Elba is also known by the name DJ Big Driis. He has been in the music industry in a low-key way. He had started working on music before he started as an actor. Idris Elba has also featured in the music album “Unruly Mess I’ve Made” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in 20216. He rapped in the song Dance Off, he co-wrote it too. Though his music career is no secret, fans were surprised to see his name in the 2019 Coachella Lineup.

Anne Hathaway

Anna Hathaway music career
Anna Hathaway

The actress has been a part of a plethora of movies, but she has had a quite successful music career. She appeared on the soundtracks of Les Miserables, Ella Enchanted, Hookwinked, Rio, and Rio 2. Some of these songs have been on the Billboard charts like Rio and its sequel’s soundtrack was number 11 on the Billboard Soundtrack chart. Les Miserables also reached the top on Billboard 200 and Billboard Soundtrack charts. Her song I dreamed a Dream reached number 69 on the US Charts.

Zachary Levi

Zachary Levi music career
Zachary Levi

Known for playing Shazam, Zachary Levi has had a quite happening music career. The actor is known for voicing the animated film Tangled, in which he had a duet with Mandy Moore. The song I See The Light became quite popular. Their performance at the 2011 Academy Awards was called the best moment of the night by Rolling Stone. I See The Light was nominated for the Best Original Song at the Oscars, Best Song at Golden Globe Awards, and Best Song Written For Visual Media at Grammy. The song also reached #44 on the Billboard 200 chart. After that, the actor has been a part of musical theatres. He won a Tony Award for his performance in the musical She Loves Me.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.