Surprising singers

Did you re­alise this lot sang? Nei­ther did we!

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Me­gan Mckenna

Me­gan’s a reg­u­lar on our

TV screens, star­ring in re­al­ity shows like TOWIE and Ex on the Beach, but this lady’s true ta­lent is her voice. She first de­buted her skills on Bri­tain’s Got Ta­lent in 2009, and won an army of fans in her new TV show There’s Some­thing About Me­gan, which fol­lows her jour­ney to be­come a country mu­sic star. And the 24-yearold is win­ning in the mu­sic stakes after she knocked Tay­lor Swift off the number one spot on the itunes chart with her de­but sin­gle High Heeled Shoes.

Bradley Walsh

The pre­sen­ter keeps us on the edge of our but host­ing The Chase, seats ev­ery night is a thought that Bradley who would have too? In 2016, the 57-year-old suc­cess­ful singer, al­bum Chas­ing Dreams, re­leased his de­but of clas­sics like Mr. which in­cluded cov­ers by orig­i­nal song writ­ten Bo­jan­gles, plus an was the Chas­ing Dreams the man him­self. al­bum by a Bri­tish big­gest-sell­ing de­but it’s no sur­prise artist in 2016, so on that Bradley is work­ing his sec­ond al­bum…

Ryan Gosling

Ryan makes us swoon time and time again with his dreamy per­for­mances in films like The Note­book, Drive and Crazy, Stupid, Love. But if you thought his singing days only be­gan in the Os­car-win­ning mu­si­cal film La La Land, you’d be wrong. Ryan re­leased his own solo sin­gle in 2007, be­fore form­ing an in­die rock band called Dead Man’s Bones. The 36-year-old actor learnt how to play pi­ano, gui­tar, bass gui­tar and cello to make the band’s first al­bum. Very im­pres­sive, Ryan!

Jared Leto

The actor has a long list of amaz­ing films un­der his belt – who could for­get that Os­car-win­ning per­for­mance as a trans­gen­der wo­man in Dal­las Buy­ers Club? But Jared, 45, is not just an actor – he’s also the lead vo­cal­ist in a hugely suc­cess­ful band called Thirty Sec­onds To Mars. Jared formed the band along­side his brother Shan­non in 1998, they’ve sold mil­lions of records world­wide and have even won an MTV Video Mu­sic Award!

Jada Pin­kett Smith

Her hubby Will has re­leased mul­ti­ple son and daugh­ter smash hits and even her in­dus­try, but have dab­bled in the mu­sic Jada Pin­kett who’d have known that Jada formed Smith, 46, is also a singer! Wis­dom back the nu metal band Wicked tak­ing up in 2002, with the ac­tress The band has the spot of lead vo­cals. with re­leased two al­bums, toured Brit­ney Spears, and Sharon Os­bourne is a fan of their mu­sic!

Zooey Deschanel

The ac­tress is known for her quirky dress sense, hu­mour and in­cred­i­ble US sit­com New Girl, but she also writes and sings some pretty good mu­sic. The 37-year-old is one half of in­die folk band She & Him, and the ac­tress not only sings, but is also an amaz­ing pi­ano and ukulele player. The band have re­leased a string of al­bums in­clud­ing a Christ­mas-themed spe­cial, which seems fit­ting after Zooey played Jovie along­side Will Fer­rell in hit fes­tive movie Elf.

Kevin Ba­con

After seeing Kevin Ba­con’s moves in 1984’s Foot­loose it’s no sur­prise that he’s in touch with his mu­si­cal side. Kevin, 59, and his Emmy-win­ning com­poser older brother, Michael, have been mak­ing mu­sic to­gether for over 20 years! The pair aptly named the band The Ba­con Broth­ers, and have re­leased SEVEN – yes, you read that right – seven al­bums! Now we fi­nally get why Kevin is al­ways singing in those tele­vi­sion ad­verts.

Keanu Reeves

Most of us know Keanu Reeves, 53, from movies like Speed, The Ma­trix and Con­stan­tine, but Keanu has also been a mu­si­cian for over a decade, play­ing bass gui­tar for bands Dogstar and Becky. The actor even per­formed at Glas­ton­bury Fes­ti­val along­side his fel­low Dogstar band­mates in 1999, but it’s highly un­likely they will be re­turn­ing to the fes­ti­val, as the crowd started throw­ing things at them within min­utes of their per­for­mance. Eek! Best stick to the act­ing, Keanu.

El­iz­a­beth Mcgovern

We all know El­iz­a­beth Mcgovern, 56 ,as in the fab­u­lous Count­ess of Gran­tham so we were very sur­prised Down­ton Abbey, and song­writer. to learn she is also a singer of band Sadie She’s been the front­woman and they And The Hot­heads since 2007,

And have re­leased three al­bums. in El­iz­a­beth’s on-screen daugh­ter Michelle Dock­ery, Down­ton, oc­ca­sion­ally sings with the band too. Who knew!?

Ma­caulay Culkin

Once the most suc­cess­ful child actor of all time, Ma­caulay Culkin makes a re­turn to our homes right on cue ev­ery Christ­mas in Home Alone. But the 37-year-old is also a mem­ber of Amer­i­can com­edy rock band The Pizza Un­der­ground. The band mocks songs by group The Vel­vet Un­der­ground, re­plac­ing cer­tain song names and lyrics with pizza themes… er, OK. We don’t think Ma­caulay’s band will be fea­tur­ing on our playlist any time soon…

Hugh Jack­man

The Aussie star, 48, not only acts and pro­duces movies, he also belts out the oc­ca­sional tune, too. Who could for­get hunky Hugh’s im­pres­sive vo­cals in smash hit movie Les Misérables? Yep, that’s what we thought, no one. But his singing tal­ents don’t end there, as the Aus­tralian actor has also starred in sev­eral mu­si­cal the­atre shows and recorded the shows’ al­bums. Hugh has even won a Tony Award for his role in the Broad­way mu­si­cal The Boy From Oz. We’ve got our fin­gers crossed for an all-singing and danc­ing ver­sion of Wolver­ine!

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