5 Celebrities That Were In Successful Bands


Zooey Deschanel – She & Him

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Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward started their band “She & Him” in 2006.  They have released 6 albums and have seen a fair amount of success.


Jason Schwartzman – Phantom Planet

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Jason Schwartzman currently releases music through a solo project called “Coconut Records” but before that was the drummer for the band “Phantom Planet” which had one notable hit, the song “California” featured as the theme song for the television show “The O.C”.


Jada Pinkett Smith – Wicked Wisdom

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Jada Pinkett Smith, under the name Jada Koren, formed the band Wicked Wisdom.  The band saw mild success – opening for Britney spears in 2004; and on the 2nd stage at Ozzfest 2005.


Will Smith – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

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Will Smith was the co-founder of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince with Jeff Townes.  The duo saw tremendous success – winning the Grammy for Best Rap Performance in 1989 and another Grammy for their most popular single “Summertime” in 1991.


Mark Wahlberg – Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

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Mark Wahlberg was the face of the Hip-Hop group “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch” which saw tremendous success in the early 90’s.  The bands success comes from 2 top-ten singles which both became certified gold “Good Vibrations” and “Wildside”.


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  1. Ben Helps November 11, 2016