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12 singers who became actors

You know their songs, but do you know their movies?

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We haven’t seen her on-screen yet, but the “Levitating” singer was cast in Matthew Vaughn’s spy movie Argylle. The film is scheduled to begin shooting in August.

Dua Lipa

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Which came first, Dolly’s song “9 to 5” or the movie 9 to 5? Trick question — one wouldn’t exist without the other. Dolly has appeared on the big screen a number of times.

Dolly Parton

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The “Mirrors” singer got his start as a child on TV, but only after he made a career in music did he land roles in films like The Social Network and Friends With Benefits.

Justin Timberlake

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J.Lo showing off her pole dancing skills in Hustlers lives in our heads rent-free. She is the definition of a triple threat. 

Jennifer Lopez

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She was “Born This Way” — that is, to grace the film industry in movies like A Star is Born and the upcoming House of Gucci alongside Adam Driver. 

Lady Gaga

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She slayed in the 2006 film Dreamgirls as the Diana Ross-inspired character Deena Jones. Dreamgirls received eight Oscar nominations.

Beyoncé

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He’s made cameos in movies like The Interview, but the “Lose Yourself” rapper’s crowning cinematic achievement is the loosely autobiographical hit 8 Mile.

Eminem

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What hasn’t he done? The rapper has 40 feature film acting credits, including Training Day and Pitch Perfect 2. Often he stars as himself, because he’s just that iconic.

Snoop Dogg

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She’s got the range, from starring as a burlesque theater proprietor in Burlesque to a witch in The Witches of Eastwick.

Cher

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You probably knew she played a part in Ocean’s 8 alongside Sandra Bullock, but did you know she was in a short musical film called Guava Island with Donald Glover?

Rihanna

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You can spot (or hear) the “cardigan” singer in movies like Valentine’s Day, The Lorax and, of course, Cats.

Taylor Swift

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The Fresh Prince began as a rapper in the 1980s before his big TV break. Since then, he’s become a bonafide box office star thanks to Men in Black, I Am Legend and more.

Will Smith

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