10 Celebrities Whose Parents Are Music Industry Famous
By Mirka Santos
Talented offsprings can thank their equally (or more) talented parents. From getting their parents’ looks to inheriting a passion for their parents’ practices, children are certainly influenced by their parents one way or another. This is especially true for celebrities whose parents are also famous.
Now, these children do not necessarily get into the path that their parents took. However, if they do, you can expect that they excel in it. Moreover, these celebrities have made a name for themselves.
This list will give you ten famous people whose parents are successful in the music industry. Curious to know who these are? Continue reading to find out!
10. Zoe Kravitz and Lenny Kravitz
Net Worth: $4 million
It’s pretty obvious that Big Little Lies actress Zoe Kravitz inherited her spanking good looks from her mom. And of course, the world is no stranger to her last name, who she gets from her father, Lenny Kravitz.
Lenny Kravitz is known for his retro, psychedelic, and soulful renditions of songs. While successful in her acting career, Zoe has also ventured into singing. She even sang in one episode of her show, Big Little Lies. Now, that’s what we call talented.
9. Jaden Smith and Will Smith
Net Worth: $8 million
Jaden Smith may be a popular singer-and rapper, but he isn’t exactly the only one in his family who is known for such. As a matter of fact, it seems that his father, Will Smith, Jr. and mother, Jada Pinkett-Smith, both have music running in their blood.
Will’s latest foray into singing was his voice as Genie in Disney’s 2019 Aladdin. Jada’s career remains strong as the lead singer of her heavy metal band named Wicked Wisdom. As for Jaden, he has already released two studio albums and many singles at the age of 21.
8. Lily Collins and Phil Collins
Net Worth: $8 million
Unbeknownst to many, this British beauty is actually the daughter of a renowned composer and musician, Phil Collins. His most famous songs include, Against All Odds, You’ll Be in My Heart for Disney’s Tarzan and many more.
It seems that Phil’s daughter, Lily, is slowly following in his footsteps. While she yet to record her own album, Lily has ventured into singing in some of her films, such as Mirror Mirror. She also appeared in other films such as Love, Rosie, and The Blind Side.
7. Robin Thicke and Alan Thicke
Net Worth: $15 million
Growing up in a family of celebrities, it is no wonder that Robin Thick is so inclined to be an entertainer. His father, Alan Thicke starred in various hit TV shows such as Growing Pains, 7th Heaven and the titular The Alan Thicke Show.
Aside from appearing in famous TV shows, Alan Thicke also wrote the theme song for Diff’rent Strokes. In fact, he has written many theme songs that Billboard wrote a Top 10 list of the best songs he had written for various TV series.
6. Rashida Jones and Quincy Jones
Net Worth: $25 million
Actress, writer, and producer Rashida Jones is known for her many works in film and television. Famous for her role in Celeste and Jesse Forever and Parks and Recreation, Rashida has definitely earned a name for herself outside the legacy of her father.
Daughter to jazz legend Quincy Jones, Rashida has also taken after the musical prowess of her father. She has a great singing voice which can be heard in the song Flip and Rewind with Boss Selection. She also considers herself a music nerd.
5. Norah Jones and Ravi Shankar
Net Worth: $25 million
Don’t Know Why and Cold Cold Heart singer Norah Jones is a musical icon. A nine-time Grammy winner herself, everyone definitely knows this singer-songwriter. While she is known as a jazz singer, her albums defy being categorized in one single genre.
Her father Ravi Shankar is known as the Sitar maestro. He specialized in Indian music as well as in Hindustani classical pieces. With his magical sitar sounds and Norah’s beautiful singing voice and songs, this father and daughter duo definitely deserve a place on this list.
4. Jakob Dylan and Bob Dylan
Net Worth: $40 million
The Wallflowers vocalist Jakob Dylan certainly takes after his father, Nobel Prize for Literature awardee Bob Dylan. It is obvious that Jakob takes a lot from his father. From his love of music to his looks, you can never say that he is not his father’s son.
Both are known for being rock stars. While we are all familiar with the works of his father, it is a delight to know that Jakob has talent as well. The Wallflowers won two Grammys back in the 90s.
3. Stella McCartney and Paul McCartney
Net Worth: $75 million
This fashion designer needs no introduction, especially when she is the daughter of former Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney and The Beatles’ unprecedented success allowed them to become pop culture icons, with the term Beatlemania being coined at the height of their success.
Some of Paul McCartney’s singing and composition chops were seen in I Saw Her Standing There, Yesterday, Blackbird, and Hey, Jude, some of which he co-wrote with John Lennon. Although Stella McCartney is not one for singing, she masterfully yields her design tools for forward-thinking fashion designs.
2. North West and Kanye West
Net Worth: $130 million
The eldest daughter of Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West, North is expressing the same desire to follow in her father’s footsteps. From joining her father’s weekly choir rehearsals and even singing in church, it seems that North is not one to shy away from the limelight. This is especially true as she appears in the show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
Who better to know what the limelight holds that Kanye West, right? Yeezy boasts an impressive track record in singing, rapping, producing and much more. In fact, with his ground-breaking albums, Yeezy has been touted as one of the most critically acclaimed musicians of the 21st century.
1. Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus
Net Worth: $200 million
The Hannah Montana star is known not only as an actress but also a singer. From her songs during her time as a Disney celebrity to her new and edgier works after leaving the network, Miley has made a name for herself.
Billy Ray Cyrus surely contributed to her start, especially as he co-starred with his daughter in Hannah Montana. And, while this might be true, Miley was able to break away from her father’s name. She is now known as one of the biggest pop stars in America.
These child-parent duos are famous in their respective industries and in their own right. However, it cannot be denied that these celebrities have taken after their parents. After all, they are all in the limelight, aren’t they?
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