Everyone has secrets and hidden talents. I, for instance, am a really good juggler and can paint. Those were always my “special facts” when playing introduction games in class. I know you have your own hidden talents!
I’m always interested to find out hidden talents of celebrities. More importantly, I’m interested in finding out what celebs are talented in other fields. A lot of celebs are double or triple threats, meaning they can act, sing and dance. You might be surprised to find out that some of your favorite actresses had or have music careers!
This morning, I got some info about Lucy Hale’s upcoming single, “You Sound Good To Me”. As you probably know, Lucy plays Aria Montgomery on Pretty Little Liars. She’s been working on a country album, and I am super excited for it because I love her and country music so that’s great. I did a little digging and found this video of her signing live. Verdict: she sounds good to me!
Okay, so it may not be a surprise that Zooey Deschanel can sing if you watch her on New Girl or saw her in Elf. She’s got a fab voice. But you might not know that she has a band called She & Him, and they’ve got some great tunes.
Cassie Steele, otherwise known as Manny on Degrassi, is a rock star. She sang a few times on Degrassi toward the end of her character’s story, but I don’t think that really showcased her talent. Cassie is pretty freaking good. I jam out to her a lot, actually.
Another PLL star is in music! Who’s next? Sasha Pieterse, who plays Alison DiLaurentis, is also venturing into country music. She’s released a few singles and has a music video out. Will we see Ali sing in the next season of PLL?
Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester has done a few musical projects from her own album to playing Chiles Stanton in Country Strong. She did a duet with Cobra Starship called “Good Girls Gone Bad” and revealed that she can actually sing. No word on what’s happening with her music career, but hopefully she does something with it after she and Adam Brody get hitched!
Taylor Momsen, another Gossip Girl alum, actually left the show to focus on her music career. And she can rock. Taylor’s band, The Pretty Reckless, released their first album Light Me Up in 2010 and have released several singles. She might wear a lot of eyeliner, but she can sing.
Kat Graham from The Vampire Diaries has also scaled back her acting duties to focus more on her music. Is that why (spoiler alert) they killed off Bonnie? I don’t know. I do know that Kat Graham has a pretty hot pop vibe with her music and that her new single, “Power”, is out now.
You might know that Emmy Rossum has an amazing voice if you saw her in the film version of The Phantom of the Opera, which happens to be one of my favorite movies ever. She’s a trained opera singer, and she branched out in 2007 to release her own album, Inside Out. It didn’t perform too well even though it sounds amazing. She also released a Christmas EP the same year. In between filming Shamless, Emmy released a second album this year called Sentimental Journey, which is very jazzy.
Scarlett Johansson released an album called Anywhere I Lay My Head in 2008, which was all Tom Waits covers and one original song. She’s done a few other covers and also released an album in 2009 with Pete Yorn called Break Up.
Jennifer Love Hewitt is probably my favorite on this list. She has not one, but three albums! The first, Let’s Go Bang, was released in 1995. She followed that with a self-titled sophomore album in 1996. And then she released BareNaked in 2002, which I played on repeat for the majority of middle school and am playing again now.
Did you know these actresses could sing? What other celebs do you know that have music careers? Tell us in the comments!