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15 Celebs You Forgot Could Sing Really, Really Well

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What do Kate Hudson, Penélope Cruz and Sarah Hyland have in common (besides being actresses)? The trio, along with a slew of other celebs, are surprisingly gifted singers.

Keep scrolling to see what other celebs should seriously consider a singing career.

Sarah Hyland


Hyland should have no issue jumpstarting a singing career after blowing fans away with her and band Boyce Avenue’s acoustic cover of The Chainsmokers’ smash hit, “Closer.” “Dream come true singing with these guys!” wrote the Modern Family star, tweeting out a link to the dreamy rendition.

Kate Hudson


She showed off her musical chops in 2009’s Nine, but Hudson reminded fans once more of how talented she really is with a performance of the Prince-penned song “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

Penélope Cruz


Hudson’s Nine costar may have garnered critical acclaim for her performance in the Daniel Day-Lewis-led musical during awards season, but we can’t stop listening to Cruz’s stunning vocals on Panamanian artist Miguel Bosé’s 2012 song “Decirnos Adiés.”

Kerry Washington


Get you a girl who can do both! Washington not only kicks major butt as Olivia Pope on Scandal but can also keep up with American Idol alum Jordin Sparks, as she showed with this super-memorable karaoke session.

Leighton Meester


Meester may be focusing more on music at this point, but the brunette will forever be known as Blair Waldorf in our hearts – which is why her singing voice always takes us by surprise.

Emma Stone


Before winning us over in films like Easy A, Superbad and Crazy, Stupid, Love, a then-unknown Stone competed in a singing competition in hopes of landing a role in a reboot of The Partridge Family. She may not have scored the role (thankfully, we’re pretty sure), but she eventually landed a better showcase for her vocal chops: Starring alongside Ryan Gosling in 2016’s musical La La Land.

Emilia Clarke


We know Clarke as the Mother of Dragons on Game of Thrones, but one minute of hearing the actress’s mesmerizing voice will leave you wondering why she hasn’t pursued a music career yet.

Emily Blunt


Turns out, the Into the Woods actress was this close to launching a singing career, but chickened out at the last minute (after recording a few demos) – and while we’re forever grateful for the ultra-memorable character in The Devil Wears Prada that arguably broke her in America, we can’t help but be taken with her range as a singer.

Kate Winslet


Is there anything she can’t do? (No. The answer is no.)

Jada Pinkett Smith


The younger Smiths get their musical talent from both sides – dad raps and mom fronts a metal band in her spare time.

Troian Bellisario


Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale actually recorded a country album, though she’s hardly the only PLL alum with musical chops. (Bellisario sings in French, though, which might be more impressive?)

Colton Haynes


Someone get the Arrow star a record deal, stat.

Scarlett Johansson


The actress went full folky performing a song with Pete Yorn on Live! with Regis and Kelly, and her 2008 album, Anywhere I Lay My Head, was composed largely of covers from Tom Waits. So besides a great singing taste, ScarJo’s got great taste in songwriters.

Gwyneth Paltrow


The Goop founder is not only known for her better-for-you cookbooks and lifestyle site, but also her impressive singing voice – as witnessed in Country Strong and Glee.

Sarah Jessica Parker


Years before starring on Sex and the City, Parker made waves playing the eponymous character in Annie on Broadway.