17 actors who found huge success as recording artists

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Bradley Cooper’s musical chops are the talk of the town after his performance as grizzled rock star Jackson Maine in “A Star Is Born.”
He’s not the first actor to achieve mainstream musical success.
From Jeremy Renner’s EDM collaboration to Jason Segel’s Oscar-winning song, here are 17 actors that have added successful musician to their resume.

When the song “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” was first dropped in September 2018, everyone was pleasantly surprised by Bradley Cooper’s singing. But when the entire movie was released the next month, audiences were blown away — Cooper truly holds his own against the classically trained mega-pop star Lady Gaga. It shows that he spent months learning the craft.

Cooper’s multiple nominations for “A Star Is Born,” while very deserved, aren’t a total anomaly. There are plenty of actors who have ventured into the music industry. While not all of them are total hits, a fair few could probably make the switch completely and have a healthy singing career.

Keep scrolling to see which actors have some serious pipes.

Nobody knew Bradley Cooper could sing, but he’s currently nominated for two Grammys, including Record of the Year, for his work in “A Star Is Born.”

A star was born, and it wasn’t just Lady Gaga’s acting career — it was Cooper’s singing career! The multi-hyphenate added another skill to his resume when he trained for months to believably become the damaged rock star Jackson Maine in “A Star Is Born.”

The movie’s showstopping duet, “Shallow,” is nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Song Written for Visual Media, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the Grammy Awards, and won Best Original Song at the Golden Globes. It’s also been certified platinum, along with the entire album.

The movie’s soundtrack debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making it Lady Gaga’s fifth number one album, and Cooper’s first.

Jennifer Lawrence had a top 20 hit with “Hanging Tree” from “The Hunger Games.”

Though Lawrence claims to hate singing, she clearly has a knack for it. The eerie ballad “The Hanging Tree” played an important part in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” and audiences loved it.

The song was released as a single, and reached 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, and 10 on the Top 40 — and was eventually certified platinum. Critics also praised the song, as …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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