Celebrity Kids Who Have Shared the Stage (and Spotlight) with Their Famous Parents
Show business might be the family business for these famous families!
Whether they're recording in the studio, perfecting scenes on set or performing at the Super Bowl, these celebrity kids have learned a thing or two about hitting all the right notes from their famous parents.
Diana Ross, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and more entertainment icons have shared the spotlight with their kids over the years, and below, we've rounded up the heartwarming proof.
Ralph & Julia Macchio
The dad and daughter duo brought out the best in each other when Julia joined Cobra Kai for a season 4 episode. Acting alongside her dad, who plays Daniel LaRusso in The Karate Kid films and Netflix's sequel series, Julia shined in her spot as his cousin, Vanessa LaRusso.
"She knocked it out of the park," Ralph tells PEOPLE in a January issue. "I was the proud father on set that day. As soon as she ran our first take, everybody was like, 'Holy crap, she's got this character.' "
Of the special day on set, Julia echoed that she's always wanted to follow in her father's footsteps.
"It's something that I have wanted to do since as long as I can remember," she tells PEOPLE of acting. "I don't think there was ever really a moment where I thought of doing anything else. I used to act out Disney movies in our house. It was something that was in my blood."
Jewel & Kase
The Masked Singer season 6 champ was joined by an extra-special musical guest for the singing competition's two-hour Christmas Singalong in December 2021 – her son Kase Townes Murray, 10. In his national television debut, the adorable duo sang Jewel's single "Hands," softly harmonizing together as the Grammy-nominated artist played the acoustic guitar.
After the notes closed, Jewel exclaimed, "Aww, honey!" as Kase leaned in for a hug and told his mom that he loved her.
Alicia Keys & Egypt
In a scene from her YouTube Originals docuseries Noted: Alicia Keys The Untold Story, the star gets emotional watching back a clip from the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, during which Egypt Dean (now 11) accompanied Keys on piano as she sang "Raise a Man."
"That moment was the first time that he performed with me on stage, and I remember being completely so wrapped up in him being okay because I asked him to do it," she recently told PEOPLE (the TV Show!). "You get so sensitive just [thinking] about how life goes on, and seeing him next to me and remembering that moment."
Carrie Underwood & Isaiah
When it came to recording her first-ever holiday album, 2020's My Gift, the country star knew she wanted to include someone very special on one of the tracks — her 5-½-year old son, Isaiah Fisher.
"It was so great," Underwood told PEOPLE of singing with her eldest on "Little Drummer Boy." "When we recorded, I was able to be in the booth with him and encourage him and try to remind him what words were coming up next, things like that."
"I was laughing, and I was crying, and it was just very overwhelming in a good way. It's just very emotional," the mom of two said of listening to his vocals after the studio session.
Pink & Willow
This mother-daughter duo has had a few major musical moments together. The "Love Me Anyway" singer and her 9-year-old daughter joined forces for ABC Network's The Disney Holiday Singalong in 2020, performing a rendition of Nat King Cole's "The Christmas Song" against a festive backdrop.
That wasn't the first time Willow Hart showed off her singing voice: In October 2018, she joined her mom in the studio to record a track for The Greatest Showman: Reimagined, the film's tribute album.
Beyoncé & Blue Ivy
As the daughter of two music legends, it comes as no surprise that Queen Bey and JAY-Z's eldest Blue Ivy Carter would have some pipes of her own. After all, she did get her first feature at less than 1 year old, murmuring on the song her mom named after her. In this sweet throwback video shared by Beyoncé's mom, Tina Lawson, Blue stands beside her mom and quietly sings the Black National Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," written by James Weldon Johnson.
"You sound so pretty," Beyoncé proudly tells her after.
"That feels good," Blue says, prompting her mom to laugh. "You wanna do it again? You're like mommy, huh?"
That early start laid the foundation for Blue Ivy to take home a Grammy at age 9, for her work on the track "Brown Skin Girl." Mom proudly posted a celebration of her family's wins that capped off with an adorable shot of Blue drinking out of her Grammy like a sippy cup.
Mariah Carey & Moroccan and Monroe
We've all belted out the lyrics to Mariah Carey's classic "All I Want For Christmas Is You" in the car before — just not with Carey herself! Back in 2018, the mom of two and self-proclaimed Queen of Christmas got some help from her twins, nicknamed Roc and Roe Cannon, on her background vocals for the infinitely catchy tune while driving around.
She had so much fun, she enlisted her kiddos to cameo on her AppleTV+ Christmas special in December 2020.
Jennifer Lopez & Emme
Who could forget watching J.Lo's daughter Emme Muñiz — who was only 11 years old at the time — steal the spotlight at the Super Bowl LIV with a rendition of her mom's hit "Let's Get Loud"?
"She has that gene, the gene that's like I'm comfortable up here," Lopez told Jimmy Fallon on an episode of The Tonight Show. "I think she gets amped, like excited, but like a cute excited, like I wish I felt more like her."
As the daughter of Lopez and Marc Anthony, a future in the music industry is certainly an option for Emme — but neither of her parents are pushing her in that direction, Lopez told Extra after their performance.
"For us, it's not about putting her out in the spotlight, it's about doing things together that bond us. I don't put her in everything, she's not going to work professionally – a lot of people are asking me that. It's something that we connect on, is singing."
Chris Martin & Moses & Apple
These days, it appears the eldest child of Coldplay's Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow is more likely to follow in her mom's fashionable footsteps, but in 2016, the band's frontman invited his kids (Moses, far left, and Apple, third from left) onstage to sing backup on the band's song "Up&Up". And yep, proud mom Gwyneth is in the crowd, filming away on her iPhone!
Diana Ross & Tracee Ellis Ross
The music icon has shared the stage with many of her kids and grandkids. Not only did she bring them all up when she won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the AMAs, but there are multiple photos circulating of the diva and her daughter, black-ish star Tracee, having a mother/daughter mic-sharing moment.
From this sweet moment in 1977 in which she taps her young daughters to sing "Reach Out and Touch", to the final night of her Las Vegas residency in 2015, Ross often pulls Tracee into the spotlight. After playfully asking the audience to "bear with [her]" and working up the courage to take the mic, Ellis Ross begins "Lady Sings the Blues" (around the 1:30 mark), much to her mother's delight.
Billy Joel & Alexa Ray Joel
The "Uptown Girl" singer's eldest daughter, whom he shares with ex Christie Brinkley, followed in Dad's footsteps, pursuing a career as a singer-songwriter and pianist. Alexa showed off her impressive pipes in a duet with her dad at Madison Square Garden in 2019, joining him for a gorgeous performance of his song "New York State of Mind." She regularly performs and tours solo, too.
Cher & Chaz Bono
As the only child of Sonny and Cher, Chaz Bono — who documented his transition in the 2011 film, Becoming Chaz — often joined his parents on their variety show growing up, including one 1975 appearance on The Cher Show for a duet of "All I Really Want to Do" (around the 7:00 mark).
Will Smith & Jaden
The rapper and actor documented the first time he joined his son onstage at a J.Cole concert in 2018, hyping up the crowd while he chimed in on verses of Jaden's hit "Icon" (in the video, their performance starts around the 3:30 mark). Smith previously showed love for his son's single, hilariously parodying the music video and even adding his own verse.