20 Singers Whose Parents Are Also Famous Celebrities
By Jari Shakya | On January 13, 2023 02:02 AM
Singers whose parents are celebrities are born with talent in their genes. Most children have followed in similar footsteps and explored the same paths as their famous mom and dad.
Musical artists like Miley Cyrus, Enrique Iglesias, and Jakob Dylan are some of the celebrity kids whose inspiration was in their own family.
Although many legendary celebs in the world have passed their skill to the next generations and helped them to forge their path in the music field, some do not wat the same career for their kids and encourage them to try other fields. Despite this too, many singers still chose the music field and are making their own identity. Gone are time when they were recognized as the son or daughter of a famous celeb. Now, their parents are getting recognized because of their fame.
Here are 20 such singers whose parents are also famous celebrities.
Name Of Singers And Their Celebrity Parents
|1. Robin Thicke||Alan Thicke|
|2. Miley Cyrus||Billy Ray Cyrus|
|3. Jakob Dylan||Bob Dylan|
|4. Ziggy Marley||Bob Marley|
|5. Wendy Wilson, Carnie Wilson||Brian Wilson|
|6. Nancy Sinatra||Frank Sinatra|
|7. Hank Williams Jr.||Hank Williams|
|8. Rosanne Cash||Johnny Cash|
|9. Liza Minelli||Judy Garland|
|10. Enrique Iglesias||Julio Iglesias|
|11. Lily Allen||Keith Allen|
|12. Zoe Kravitz||Lenny Kravitz|
|13. Romeo Miller||Master P|
|14. Norah Jones||Ravi Shanker|
|15. Thomas Rhett||Rhett Akins|
|16. Elle King||Rob Schneider|
|17. Justin Townes Earle||Steve Earle|
|18. Shooter Jennings||Waylon Jennings|
|19. Jaden Smith, Willow||Will Smith|
|20. Lukas Nelson||Willie Nelson|
1. Robert Thicke
Robert Thicke was born on March 10, 1977, in Los Angeles, Califonia, United States, to Alan Thicke and Gloria Loring.
Robert's father, Alan Thicke, was a TV host, composer, and actor. He was born on March 1, 1947, in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Alan was well known for playing the role of Dr. Jason Seaver in an American Television sitcom, Growing Pains, that aired on ABC. He was also a host of game shows and talk shows. Apart from Robert, he also has a son named Brennan from his wife, Gloria. Alan passed away on December 13, 2016.
Robert's mother, Gloria, is also an actress and singer who began her music career at 14. She is well known for playing the role of Liz Chandler in the soap opera, "Days Of Our lives."
Robert Thicke is a songwriter, singer, and record producer. Robert is well known for his song 'Blurred Lines,' considered one of the best-selling singles.
2. Miley Cyrus
Miley is the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Finey Cyrus.
Billy Ray Cyrus is a country singer and actor. Billy Ray Cyrus started singing at the early age of 4. He was born on August 25, 1961, in Flatwoods, Kentucky, United States. Since 1992, Billy has released 53 singles and 16 studio albums.
His hit single 'Achy Breaky Heart' topped the United States Hot Country Songs chart. Besides Miley, Billy has two children named Braison Chance and Noah Lindsey Cyrus from Tish. Her mother, Tish, is a film producer and manager.
Miley Ray Cyrus is a singer, songwriter, and actress well known for singing pop, rock, country, hip-hop, and experimental music. Miley was born Destiny Hope Cyrus on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, United States. She has also played the character of Hannah Montana in the series Hannah Montana that airs on Disney Channel.
3. Jakob Dylan
Jakob Dylan is a singer-songwriter and son of famous singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Jakob was born on December 9, 1969, in New York City, United States, to Bob Dylan and Sara Lownds.
Jakob is among the six children of Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan has been regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time. He is a singer-songwriter as well as an artist.
Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941, in Duluth, Minnesota, United States. Bob has received many awards in his lifetime, including ten Grammy awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and an Academy Award.
Apart from music, Bob was also a great artist whose artworks have been exhibited in major art galleries.
Jakob was a lead singer for the band The Wallflowers and also a primary songwriter for the same. He also won two Grammy Awards for his hit songs like 6th Avenue Heartache and One Headlight. These songs were listed at number 58 on the 100 Greatest Pop Songs on Rolling Stone Magazine's list.
4. Ziggy Marley
Ziggy Marley is the oldest child born to famous musician and singer Bob Marley and singer Rita Marley. Bob Marley was a singer, songwriter, and musician.
Born on February 6, 1945, Bob Marley is considered one of the innovators of reggae music. He is also considered the global symbol of Jamaican music. He is also one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
He has won various awards in his lifetime, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and so on. Bob Marley died on 11 May 1981 at age of 36.
Ziggy Marley was born David Nesta Marley on 17 October 1968. Ziggy is a famous musician, singer, music producer, and voice artist. Ziggy has won the Grammy Award eight times and is also a winner of the Daytime Emmy Award.
Ziggy records and self-releases all of his music like his father.
5. Wendy and Carnie Wilson
Wendy Wilson and Carnie Wilson are the daughters of famous singers Brian Wilson and Marilyn Wilson Rutherford.
Brian Wilson is a musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer and was known as one of the most innovative songwriters of the 20th century. He also co-founded a famous rock band, the Beach Boys. He has also written and co-written more than two dozen U.S. top 40 hit songs. Wendy and Carnie are the singers and Television Personalities.
Wendy and Carnie released the Wilsons album with their dad Brian Wilson in 1997 and a Christmas album together in 1996.
Carnie co-founded an American Pop group Wilson Philips along with her younger sister Wendy. She started her career as a host in various TV shows, including a reality show named Carnie Wilson: Unstapled, which aired on Game Show Network on 14 January 2010. She is a frequent guest host on CBC's talk show, The Talk.
Wendy has made her appearances in episodes of various TV shows, including Supernanny, Tyra Banks show, Amazing moms, and so on. She also created a show named Wilson Philips: Still Holding On in 2012, which premiered on TV Guide.
6. Nancy Sinatra
Nancy Sandra Sinatra was born to Frank Sinatra and Nancy Barbato on June 8, 1940.
Frank Sinatra was a famous American singer and actor. Frank was among the world's best-selling music artists, with an estimation of one hundred fifty million record sales. Frank released his first debut album in 1946 titled The Voice of Frank Sinatra. He released other albums in the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, Nice 'n' Easy, No One Cares, Come Fly With Me, and Only the Lonely.
Apart from singing, he was also an actor who pursued his acting career in the early 1940s. He starred in various films and appeared in his lead roles in musical films Higher and Higher and Step Lively. He also ran his radio shows and began his show called The Frank Sinatra Show.
Nancy Sinatra is a singer and actress. She started her musical and acting journey by making an appearance on her father's TV series. She is well known for her hit album These Boots are Made for Walking. Her other songs include Sugar Town, Love Eyes, Some Velvet Morning, and so on. She made her appearance in various movies like The Wild Angels, Get yourself a College Girl, The Ghost in the invisible Bikini, Speedway, and so on.
7. Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr. is a musician and singer-songwriter and the son of musicians Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard.
Hank Williams was a singer, songwriter, and musician considered one of the most influential singers and songwriters of the 20th century. His 55 singles reached the top 10 of the Billboard Country and Western Best Sellers chart. Hank Williams died at the age of 29.
Despite his short career, he was one of the most popular and celebrated musicians of his time. His songs have been covered by many musicians.
Hank Williams Jr. was born Randall Hank Williams on May 26, 1949. Hank William Jr started his career by following in his father's footsteps by imitating his style and covering his songs. Williams Jr. made his recording debut with one of Late Hank's classic songs 'Long Gone Lonesome Blues.'
8. Rosanne Cash
Rosanne Cash was born on 24 May 1955 to musician Johnny Cash and author Vivian Liberto Cash Distin.
Johnny Cash was a singer, songwriter, and musician. He is considered one of the best-selling music artists of all time. His music records have been sold, exceeding 90 million in number.
Moreover, his music genre include blues, folk, rock and roll, country rockabilly, and gospel sounds. Various autobiographies of Johnny, like Man in Black and Cash, released in 1975 and 1997, including a romantic musical drama film entitled Walk The Line in 2005, have been made, which represents the biography of Johnny. He died on September 12, 2003.
Rosanne Cash is a singer, songwriter, and author. Her songs include genres including rock, pop, folk, blues, and Americana. She is the eldest daughter of her parents. Rosanne followed in the footsteps of both her parents, becoming a singer like her father and an author like her mother.
9. Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli is an actress and singer born to parents Vincente Minnelli and Judy Garland.
Liza's father Vincente Minnelli was a renowned stage director who has directed numerous musical films, including Kismet, an American in Paris, Gigi, and so on. He was awarded Best Director for Gigi and an Oscar nomination for An American in Paris. He has also made many comedies and melodramas, including Madame Bovary, Father of the Bride, Lust for Life, Designing Woman and more. Vincente left this world on July 25, 1986.
On the other hand, Liza's mother, Judy Garland, is a singer and actress. She has achieved success and stardom in musical as well as the acting field. She has achieved various awards in her lifetime, like Special Tony Award, Golden Globe Award, and Academy Juvenile Award. She died on June 22, 1969, at the age of 47.
Liza was born in Los Angeles, California, United States. Liza was awarded various awards like Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards in her lifetime. She has made appearances in numerous films and television shows and also hosted her own show, Liza, with a Z in 1972.
10. Enrique Iglesias
Singer and songwriter Enrique is the son of Julio Iglesias and Isabel Priester.
Enrique's father, Julio, is a successful singer and songwriter who has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. He is also a former football player. He is considered as most successful foreign record seller who has recorded songs in many languages in the world. He has won various awards like Grammy, World Music Award, American Music Award and so on.
Enrique's mother and Julio's wife, Isabel, is a journalist and a TV host. She is also seen representing various bands in advertising campaigns. She was also honored with the Women Together Award for her philanthropical contributions to the United Nations.
Enrique was born on 8 May 1975 in Madrid Spain. Enrique is one of the best-selling Latin artists who has sold over 137 million records worldwide. Enrique is more popular for his numerous number-one songs on Billboard's chart than other male artists. He has also made guest appearances in various TV series and has provided songs for brands like PepsiCo, Salsa Dorritos, and so on.
11. Lily Allen
Lily Allen is an actress and also singer-songwriter born to actor Keith Allen and producer Alison Owen.
Both of Lily's parents are in the entertainment field. Her father, Keith, is a TV presenter, actor, and singer. Furthermore, he is also a stand-up comedian and author. He has done a comedy movies like Carry On Columbus and had his own comedy show named Love Keith Allen.
Lily's mother, Alison is a film producer known for producing movies like Sylvia, Proof, Moonlight and Valentino, Elizabeth, Brick Lane and so on. She has a production company named Ruby Films.
Lily started her music career in 2005, and her debut record was Alright, Still, for which she got nominations at Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and the Brit Awards. She has hosted her own TV talk show and also appeared in films like How to Build a Girl, and she also did theatrical plays.
12. Zoe Kravitz
Zoe Kravitz is the daughter of actress Lisa Bonet and singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz.
Lenny Kravitz, aka Leonard Albert Kravitz, is a singer-songwriter covering genres of music like hard rock, reggae, pop, folk, funk, jazz, R&B, rock, and blues. He has won various awards in his lifetime, like MTV Video Music Award, Radio Music award, American Music Award, Brit Award, and Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. He has set the record for winning the Grammy Award for Best male Rock Vocal Performance for four years, repeatedly from 1999 to 2002.
Lisa Bonet is an actress known for her performance in the films like Angel Heart, Enemy of the State, High Fidelity, Biker Boyz, and many more. She has also made appearances in many TV series as well. She has been nominated for various awards and also won the Young Artist Award for Angel Heart.
Zoe was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 1, 1988. Zoe is a singer, model, and actress known for her roles in the comedy movie No Reservations and various other series like The Divergent Series, Fantastic Beasts Film Series, and so on. Additionally, she is also a fashion model and musician.
13. Romeo Miller
Romeo Miller is a rapper, actor, and TV personality born on August 19, 1989, to Master P and Sonya C.
Master P is the stage name of Percy Robert Miller Sr. Master P is a rapper, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur and the founder of record companies like No Limit Records and the record label.
Moreover, He has released various albums which chartered the US Billboard 200 at high ranks. Master P. has released a total of fifteen studio albums. Moreover, he, along with his wife, Sonya C, is also a former rapper and a member of the hip-hop group, The Real Untouchables.
Romeo has also run his own show, Romeo!, and has also appeared in various films.
14. Norah Jones
Norah Jones is the daughter of Ravi Shankar and Sue Jones.
Ravi Shanker was an Indian Sitarist who is considered one of the top sitar players of the 20th century. He is the inspiration for many musicians in India and worldwide by his export of North Indian Classical Music.Shanker was awarded the Bharat Ratna Award in 1999.
Norah's mother, Sue Jones, is an American concert producer.
Norah Jones is a singer, songwriter, and pianist and a winner of nine Grammy Awards. Norah is a popular jazz artist of the 2000s and was named the top jazz artist of the 2000s by Billboard. She has released various hit music albums and has also made appearances in the movie My Blueberry Nights.
Thomas Rhett has followed in the footsteps of his father, Rhett Akins.
Rhett Akins is a songwriter and singer and has written singles for various country music singers. He started as a demo singer at the beginning of his career. Afterward, Decca records provided him with a recording contract for which he released various albums.
Akins was regarded as the number four Billboard Country Songwriter and was given the title Songwriter of the year by BMI. He was also inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame class of 2021.
Thomas Rhett is a singer-songwriter born on March 30, 1990, in Georgia, United States. Thomas has released six albums and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards.
16. Elle King
Elle King is the daughter of Robert Michael Schneider and London King.
Robert is a stand-up comedian, actor, and screenwriter. At the beginning of his career, he used to do stand-up comedy. He afterwards began to enter into the field of acting. He has done films like Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Animal, The Hot Chick, Big Stan and so on.
Elle's mother, London King is an actor as well as a former model and also has featured in a few magazines.
Tanner Elle Schneider, aka Elle King, is a singer, songwriter and musician born on July 3, 1989, in Los Angeles, United States. Elle is known for her country, rock and blues music genres and has been nominated for the Grammy Awards four times. Apart from singing, she has also acted in movies. Her debut movie was Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.
17. Justin Townes Earle
Justin Townes Earle is the son of songwriter and alternative country artist Steve Earle and Carl Ann Hunter.
Steve Earle has produced albums for other artists like Ron Sexsmith and Joan Baez. Earle has also published short stories collection and a novel and has also appeared in films and television series.
Moreover, Steve has also written songs for theatrical plays. He has also won three Grammy Awards for his albums and also got four nominations in the category of Best Contemporary Folk Album.
Justin Townes Earle was a singer-songwriter and musician born on January 4, 1982. He released eight full-length albums in his lifetime. He was also a guitarist and keyboardist and performed for his father's band The Dukes for some time.
Moreover, he also made an appearance with his father in an HBO TV series named Treme. Justin was honored with the Americana Music Award for New Emerging Artist of the year in 2009 and in the song of the Year in 2011. Justin died at the age of 38 on August 20, 2020.
18. Shooter Jennings
Shooter Jennings is a songwriter, guitarist, singer, and record producer. Shooter was born on May 19, 1979, to singers Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter.
Shooter's father, Waylon is a singer and songwriter. Waylon had formed a band named The Waylors that became a house band at JD's club. He is known for his hit albums like Dreaming My Dreams and Are You Ready for the Country. He was honored with the Academy of Country Music award and the Cliffe Stone Pioneer Award in 2007 and was induced in the Country Music Hall of fame in 2001. He died at the age of 64 from certain diabetic complications.
Shooter's debut single titled 4th of July from his album Put the "O" back in Country ranked at number 22 in the Billboards country chart. He has also produced various tracks and albums for bands, including artists like Billy Ray Cyrus, Julie Roberts, Jason Boland, American Aquarium, Jessi Colter, and so on.
Mirriam Johnson, aka Jessi Colter, is the mother of Shooter and is a singer and songwriter. Jessi is known for collaborating with her husband Waylon and has sung duet songs and made duet albums with him. Moreover, her debut single, titled I'm not Lisa reached number 1 on Billboard Country Chart and number 4 on Billboard Pop Chart.
Shooter's music genres include country music, hard rock, southern rock, and rock and roll.
19. Jaden Smith and Willow Smith
Jaden Smith and Willow Smith are the children of actors Will Smith and Jade Pinkett Smith.
Will Smith, aka The Fresh Prince, is a rapper, film producer, and actor who has received numerous awards, including Academy Award and four Grammy Awards for his rap performances. He has released numerous albums and is well known for his performances in movies like Men in Black, Bad Boys, Enemy of the state, The Pursuit of happiness, and so on. Will married Jade Pinkett Smith in 1997.
Jade is a talk show host and actress who was able to score her name as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021 in The Time Magazine. Some of her movies include Menace II Society, The Nutty Professor, Scream 2, The Matrix Revolutions, and so on. She was also a lead singer and songwriter for the Wicked Wisdom band. She owns a production company with her husband.
Willow is an actress and singer who has received various awards like Young Artist Award, BET Award, MTV Video Music award, and so on at a very young age. She has released various albums and made appearances in movies like I am Legend, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, and more.
Jaden Smith is the son of Will and Jada Smith and an elder brother of Willow Smith. He is also a singer and rapper like his dad. He has received various honors and awards from a young age, like Young Artist Award, Teen Choice Award, MTV movie award, and so on. Moreover, he is best known for his movie The Pursuit of Happiness and The Karate Kid. He sang his debut song Never Say Never with singer Justin Bieber.
20. Lukas Nelson
Lukas Nelson is the son of musician Willie Nelson.
Lukas's Father, Willie Nelson, is a singer, musician, and songwriter among one of the most recognized artists in the country. Apart from music, he has acted in numerous films and co-authored several books. Nelson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of fame in 1993 and is considered an icon of America.
Willie Nelson's other achievements include the Gershwin Prize, Kennedy Center Honors, and induction to the National Agricultural Hall of Fame for his help to farmers. A monthly magazine named rolling stone included him in the list of 100 Greatest Singers and 100 Greatest Guitarists.
Lukas Nelson is the lead vocalist and guitarist in a band named Promise of the Real. Lukas and his band have released six studio albums so far. Lukas and his father Willie performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show with the song Texas Flood on May 14, 2012.
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