Artists that started at an early age

Created by Alma Barroca on 28 Oct 2020 | Ultima oară editat de Alma Barroca în data 06 Dec 2021
Artists that started at an early age

Here you'll find professional singers that started their careers when they were young (children) and later became artists of their own.

Let's keep this only for artists that really had a lengthy career (which started when they were young - including the release of an album or at least an EP), not only children that won talent shows and released a few singles then left show biz.

To restrict it, let's put an age limit from 0-20 years.

1. Laura Pausini Artist

Although it's not considered an official release, Laura was 13 when she released I sogni di Laura, her first demo record. Her first official record was 1993's Laura Pausini, which became a hit seller after Laura won the Sanremo Music Festival that year.

Țara:  Italia

Genres:  Pop, Pop-Rock, Singer-songwriter

Limbi:  Italiană, Spaniolă, Engleză, Portugheză

2. Raven-Symoné Artist

Raven was 7 when she released Here's to New Dreams in 1993.

Țara:  Statele Unite

Genres:  Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B/Soul

Limba:  Engleză

3. Michael Jackson Artist

Michael was part of The Jackson 5 with his older brothers. The group was a hit on its own, having sold at least 100 million records worldwide. However, Michael was the member with the most successful soloist career. His album Thriller, released in 1982, became the best-selling album of all time, with at least 66 million copies having being sold. His first album, Got to Be There was released in 1972.

Țara:  Statele Unite

Genres:  Dance, Disco, Pop, Pop-Rock, R&B/Soul, Singer-songwriter

Limbi:  Engleză, Spaniolă, Franceză

4. Cassiane Artist

One of Brazil's best-selling gospel artists, Cassiane released her first album, Cristo é a Força in 1982, when she was 8. She has sold at least 7 million copies up to 2020.

Țara:  Brazil

Gen:  Religious

Limba:  Portugheză

5. Justin Bieber Artist

Bieber was 15 when he released his first EP, My World, in 2009. He then became a star when he released Baby in 2010. He had ups and downs in his career, but kept releasing album after album and having hits.

Țara:  Canada

Gen:  Pop

Limbi:  Engleză, Franceză, Spaniolă

Popular songs:  PeachesLonelyLove Yourself

6. Demi Lovato Artist

She released Don't Forget in 2008, aged 16. Some of her collaborations became worldwide hits.

Țara:  Statele Unite

Genres:  Pop, Pop-Rock, Singer-songwriter

Limbi:  Engleză, Spaniolă

7. Jonas Brothers Artist

They released their first album It's About Time in 2016, when Kevin was 19, Joe was 17 and Nick was 14. They sold over several million albums worldwide as of 2013 and came back to the scenes in 2019 after a 6 year hiatus.

Țara:  Statele Unite

Genres:  Pop, Pop-Rock

Limbi:  Engleză, Spaniolă

Popular songs:  SuckerXLeave Before You Love Me

8. Céline Dion Artist

Very likely the best selling Canadian singer, Céline started her career at 13 ages old in 1981, with La voix du bon Dieu. Her 1995 album D'eux became the best selling French album of all times, with at least 10 million copies having being sold. A few of her English albums from the 1990's, together, sold 83 million copies. As of 2020, Dion has sold at least 250 million albums.

Țara:  Canada

Genres:  Pop, Pop-Rock

Limbi:  Engleză, Franceză, Spaniolă, Germană

9. Aya Hiroshige Artist

Though not much is known about this singer, she was born in 1992 and the song attached to her LT page was released in 2004.

Gen:  Pop

Limba:  Japoneză

Popular song:  光る道 (Hikaru michi)

10. Heintje Artist

His 1967's Dutch, German and English rendition of the Beniamino Gigli song 'Mama' became a hit. He was 12 at the time.

Țara:  Ţările de Jos (Benelux)

Limbi:  Germană, Engleză, Olandeză

11. Alizée Artist

She was 16 when she released her first album, Gourmandises, in 2001.

Țara:  Franţa

Gen:  Pop

Limbi:  Franceză, Engleză, Spaniolă

12. Katy Perry Artist

Under the pseudonym of Katy Hudson, a Gospel-oriented album of the same name was released in 2001, when she was 16.

Țara:  Statele Unite

Genres:  Dance, Electronica, Electropop, Pop, R&B/Soul, Singer-songwriter

Limbi:  Engleză, Spaniolă

Popular songs:  RoarI Kissed a GirlDark Horse

13. Stevie Wonder Artist

Stevie released his first albums in 1962, when he was 12.

Țara:  Statele Unite

Genres:  Jazz, Pop, R&B/Soul

Limbi:  Engleză, Italiană, Spaniolă

14. Luis Miguel Artist

He released his first album in 1982, when he was 11. He later became the most famous Latin American artist ever.

Țara:  Mexic

Genres:  Funk, Jazz, Latino, Pop

Limbi:  Spaniolă, Italiană, Engleză, Portugheză

15. Ricky Martin Artist

Ricky Martin's career began at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo. Years later, at 19, he started his solo career.

Țara:  Puerto Rico

Genres:  Latino, Pop

Limbi:  Spaniolă, Engleză, Portugheză, Franceză

16. Hanson Artist

They released their first album in 1997 when they were 16 (Isaac), 14 (Taylor) and 11 (Zac). But they starting to perform back in 1992 and released their first independent album in 1995.

Țara:  Statele Unite

Genres:  Pop, Pop-Rock

Limbi:  Engleză, Zulu

Popular songs:  EverydayMMMBopDressed In Brown Eyes

17. Björk Artist

Although Björk released her first solo album at 27, she recorded her first album at the age of 11 and also has been part of several bands since the age of 13. Iinternational recognition came at the age of 20, as the lead singer of The Sugarcubes.

Țara:  Islanda

Genres:  Alternative, Dance, Electronica, Folk, Industrial, Jazz, Rock, Singer-songwriter

Limbi:  Engleză, Islandeză, Portugheză

Popular songs:  It's, Oh, So QuietPagan PoetryJóga

18. Alanis Morissette Artist

She released her first album at the age of 17, but started performing at 12.

Țara:  Canada

Genres:  Alternative, Pop, Pop-Rock, Rock, Singer-songwriter

Limba:  Engleză

Popular songs:  RestReasons I DrinkIronic

19. Avril Lavigne Artist

Her promotional album B-Sides was released in 2001, when she was 17. It was prior to the release of 2002's Let Go, which has sold at least 15 million copies up to now.

Țara:  Canada

Genres:  Alternative, Pop, Pop-Rock, Rock, Singer-songwriter

Limbi:  Engleză, Chineză, Japoneză, Spaniolă

Popular songs:  GirlfriendComplicatedBright

20. Thalía Artist

She started her music career at the age of 9 as a vocalist in a children's group named Pac Man. First solo album released at the age of 19.

Țara:  Mexic

Genres:  Dance, Disco, Latino, Pop, Pop-Rock, Rock, Singer-songwriter

Limbi:  Spaniolă, Engleză, Portugheză, Filipino/Tagalog

Popular songs:  MarimarNo me acuerdoDesde esa noche

21. Birdy Artist

She released her first album at the age of 14.

Țara:  Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii

Genres:  Folk, Pop, Pop-Folk, Singer-songwriter

Limbi:  Engleză, Spaniolă

Popular songs:  LonelinessStrange BirdsSurrender

22. Taylor Swift Artist

She released her first album at the age of 16.

Țara:  Statele Unite

Genres:  Country music, Electropop, Pop, Pop-Folk

Limba:  Engleză

23. Laura Marling Artist

At the age of 16 she joined the original line-up of the band Noah and the Whale.
She relased her first solo album at the age of 18.

Țara:  Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii

Genres:  Folk, Indie, Pop

Limba:  Engleză

24. BILLY Artist

He released his first album as the lead singer of Tokio Hotel at age 16.

Țara:  Germania

Genres:  Alternative, Pop

Limbi:  Engleză, Germană

25. Tokio Hotel Artist

Other members of the band also started performing at a young age: Tom (16), Gustav (17) and Georg (18).

Țara:  Germania

Genres:  Electropop, Pop, Rock

Limbi:  Engleză, Germană, Japoneză

26. Deborah Blando Artist

Deborah was 11 when she released the Alegria da Gente EP, under the pseudonym 'Giovanna'. She later became a hit in Brazil as her songs became more and more used in soapopera soundtracks.

Țara:  Italia

Genres:  Dance, Pop

Limbi:  Portugheză, Engleză

27. Simony Artist

Simony started as a child actress in 'A turma do Balão Mágico', children-oriented program of the 1980's. The group's first album was released in 1982, when Simony was 6, and so far has sold at least a million copies in Brazil. Her first soloist album, Sonhando Acordada, was released in 1989 when she was 13.

Țara:  Brazil

Genres:  Children's Music, Pop, Pop-Rock

Limba:  Portugheză

Popular song:  Nunca Pensei

28. Bee Gees Artist

The Bee Gees' debut television appearance was in 1960 and they released their debut single in 1963, when Barry was 17 and twins Maurice & Robin were 14. Their extremely successful career went on until 2003, when Maurice's unexpected death shook the brothers. Barry and Robin later decided they would join each other and come back, but with Robin's disease and death in 2012 all these plans were halted.

Țara:  Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii

Genres:  Pop, Pop-Rock, Disco, Funk

Limba:  Engleză

29. Kate Bush Artist

She started writing songs at 11 and recorded her first demos at around 16. Her first album was released when she was 20.

Țara:  Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii

Genres:  Alternative, Pop, Pop-Rock

Limba:  Engleză

30. t.A.T.u. Artist

Lena was 15 and Julia was 14 in 1999, when t.A.T.u. were formed. Both had previously also been part of other children musical group 'Neposedy'. They first released a Russian album in 2001, but worldwide success came in 2002 with 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane.

Țara:  Russia

Genres:  Electronica, Electropop, Eurodance, Pop, Pop-Rock

Limbi:  Rusă, Engleză

31. Anna Tatangelo Artist

In 2002, Anna became the youngest person ever to win the Newcomers section of the Sanremo Music Festival, at age 15, with her song Doppiamente fragili. As of 2020, she has released 8 studio albums and taken part at Sanremo 8 times. She frequently shows her support towards recognising young talents.

Țara:  Italia

Gen:  Pop

Limbi:  Italiană, Napolitan

32. Angelina Jordan Artist

She's still very young and when she became famous at 7 she was already better than anybody else of any age on songs that she sang.

Țara:  Norvegia

Genres:  Jazz, Pop

Limba:  Engleză

33. Lucy Thomas Artist

A Mega-star in the making and she is only 16.

Țara:  Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii

Limbi:  Engleză, Italiană

34. Robertino Loreti Artist

He got really famous in his teenage years, but his fame vanished little by little as time went by.

Țara:  Italia

Genres:  Folk, Opera, Pop

Limbi:  Italiană, Napolitan

Popular songs:  Giamaica Santa LuciaMamma

35. Grace VanderWaal Artist

In September 2016, at age 12, she won the eleventh season of America's Got Talent (AGT), singing her original songs.
In December 2016, she released her first EP.
In November 2017, she released a full-length album.
In November 2019, she released her second EP.

Țara:  Statele Unite

Genres:  Pop, Singer-songwriter

Limba:  Engleză

36. Andrea Motis Artist

She started performing at 12 and released her first album at 15

Țara:  Spania

Limbi:  Engleză, Portugheză

Popular songs:  He's Funny That WayCrazySombra De Lá

She started in 1996, releasing her first album at the age of 10.

Țara:  Lituania

Gen:  Pop

Limba:  Lituaniană

Popular song:  Oro bučinuką

38. Amira Willighagen Artist

An acknowledged star since the age of 10 in 2014, the year her debut album was released.

Țara:  Ţările de Jos (Benelux)

Genres:  Classical, Opera

Limbi:  Latină, Engleză, Napolitan, Franceză

Popular songs:  O Sole mioAve MariaDrift Away

39. Robin Packalen Artist

In 2008, Robin won the Finnish nationwide singing contest for youth, Staraskaba, when he was just 10.
In 2012 he released his first official single, at age 13.

Țara:  Finland

Gen:  Pop

Limbi:  Finlandeză, Engleză

Popular songs:  Boom KahOnnellinenKesärenkaat

40. Sandy & Junior Artist

One of Brazil's best selling acts, this brother and sister duo was active from 1990 (Sandy was 7 and Junior was 6) to 2007. They have sold at least 20 million albums worldwide. They rose to fame in an impromptu TV performance in 1989, and their first album was released in 1991.

Țara:  Brazil

Genres:  Pop, Pop-Rock

Limbi:  Portugheză, Engleză, Spaniolă, Franceză

41. João Vitor Mafra Artist

João started as a contestant in the Brazilian edition of 'The Voice Kids', but did not win, when he was 10. However, he left started working as a voice actor and released his first original single in 2020, aged 14.

Țara:  Brazil

Gen:  Pop

Limba:  Portugheză

Popular song:  Só Começou

42. Billie Marten Artist

She released her first EP at age 15.

Țara:  Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii

Genres:  Folk, Pop

Limba:  Engleză

Popular songs:  Winter SongVanilla BabyMice

43. AURORA Artist

She began to write songs at the age of 9. 1st single released at 16. She wrote one of her most famous song "Runaway" (released in 2015) when she was around 12.

Țara:  Norvegia

Genres:  Indie, Pop-Folk, Singer-songwriter

Limbi:  Engleză, Constructed Language, Norvegiană, Franceză

44. Connie Talbot Artist

In 2007, she participated to Britain's got a talent when she was 7 and released an album after that. She released three other albums in 2009, 2012 and 2016. Her last single was released in 2020.

Țara:  Regatul Unit al Marii Britanii

Gen:  Pop

Limba:  Engleză

Popular songs:  YesterdayAll I NeedCount On Me

45. Daneliya Tuleshova Artist

She won The Voice Ukraine at the age of 10. She represented Kazakhstan in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. She released singles in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Țara:  Kazakhstan

Gen:  Pop

Limbi:  Engleză, Rusă, Kazahă

Popular songs:  Другие (Drugiye)GlossyDon'tcha

46. Gigliola Cinquetti Artist

Gigliola was 16 when she released her first single, hit song 'Non ho l'età (per amarti)'. She was still 16 when she won both Festival di Sanremo and the ESC.

Țara:  Italia

Genres:  Opera, Pop, Singer-songwriter

Limbi:  Italiană, Spaniolă, Franceză, Germană

Popular songs:  Non ho l'etàLa spagnolaLa pioggia

47. Maisa Artist

Maisa was a child actress. She released her first album in 2009, aged 7.

Țara:  Brazil

Genres:  Children's Music, Pop

Limba:  Portugheză

Popular songs:  Ô, Tio!O Meu Quintal

48. Dao Nathapatsorn Artist

She won the 2000 KPN Junior Award and received the award for Outstanding Young Singer of Thailand International Music Genre, then released her first album DaoKe at the age of 14.

Țara:  Thailand

Gen:  Pop

Limba:  Thailandeză

Popular song:  Alien

49. Ashley Argota Artist

Her first album was released when she was 11. Around the same time she was starring in one of the national tours of 'The Lion King' musical, playing Young Nala.

Țara:  Statele Unite

Gen:  Pop

Limba:  Engleză

50. Hibari Misora Artist

By the age of 12 she was not only recording her firsts songs but also becoming a movie star.

Țara:  Japonia

Genres:  Folk, Jazz, Pop

Limbi:  Japoneză, Engleză

Momoe Yamaguchi, Masako Mori and Junko Sakurada were 14 when they released their first album.

Țara:  Japonia

Gen:  Pop

Limbi:  Japoneză, Engleză

Comentarii
SaintMarkSaintMark    Miercuri, 28/10/2020 - 13:30

hint from the conspiracy corner: every singer with platinum or several gold records started singing at early childhood, but the main job is, has been, and always will be acting in all its forms. theatre. tv. and features.

SaintMarkSaintMark    Miercuri, 28/10/2020 - 19:30

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/heintje-lyrics.html
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/alizee-lyrics.html
Elsie Fisher (Masha and the bear)

according to this list: https://uproxx.com/music/musicians-who-started-their-careers-early/
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Katy Perry
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/katy-perry-lyrics.html
Ellise Gitas
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Aretha Franklin
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/aretha-franklin-lyrics.html
Alanis Morissette
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/alanis-morissette-lyrics.html
Stevie Wonder
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/stevie-wonder-lyrics.html

according to this list: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/articles/features/top_12_musicians_who_b...
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Derek Trucks
Joe Bonnamassa
Billie Eilish
Madonna
Miley Cyrus
Justin Bieber
Britney Spears
Jacob Collier
Elvis Presley
Michael Jackson
Silverchair
WOlfgang Amadeus Mozart
Prince
George Michael
the Beatles
Steve WInwood (Spence David Group)
Neil Schon (Santana)
MxPx
Green Day
Tokio Hotel
Bjork
Kings of Leon
Peter Frampton

florazinaflorazina    Miercuri, 28/10/2020 - 19:49

¡Me gusta mucho esta lista!
Here some suggestions:

Luis Miguel (https://lyricstranslate.com/en/luis-miguel-lyrics.html)
He released his first album at the age of 11.
Still active.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Miguel)

Ricky Martin (https://lyricstranslate.com/en/ricky-martin-lyrics.html)
He began his career at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo.
He started his solo career at the age of 19.
Still active.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Martin)

Hanson(https://lyricstranslate.com/en/hanson-lyrics.html)
They released their first album in 1997 when they were 16 (Isaac), 14 (Taylor) and 11 (Zac).
But they starting to perform back in 1992 and released their first independent album in 1995.
Still active.
(https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanson_(band))

George Harrison
(https://lyricstranslate.com/en/george-harrison-lyrics.html)
He started his music career at the age of 14, when he joined The Quarrymen in 1958 (which evolved into the Beatles in 1960).
Active until his death in 2001.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harrison)

Paul McCartney
(https://lyricstranslate.com/en/paul-mccartney-lyrics.html)
He started his music career at the age of 16, when he joined The Quarrymen in 1957.
Still active.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCartney)

John Lennon
(https://lyricstranslate.com/en/john-lennon-lyrics.html)
He formed The Quarrymen at the age of 15.
Active until his death in 1980.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lennon)

florazinaflorazina    Miercuri, 28/10/2020 - 19:56

Björk
(https://lyricstranslate.com/en/bjoerk-lyrics.html)
She recorded her first album at the age of 11.
She has been part of several bands since the age of 13.
But she first gained international recognition at the age of 20, as the lead singer of The Sugarcubes.
She released her first solo album at the age of 27.
Still active.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bj%C3%B6rk)

Alanis Morissette
(https://lyricstranslate.com/en/alanis-morissette-lyrics.html)
She started her music career at the age of 12.
She released her first album at the age of 17.
Still active.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alanis_Morissette)

Thalía
(https://lyricstranslate.com/en/thalia-lyrics.html)
She started her music career at the age of 9 as a vocalist in a children's group named Pac Man.
She released her first solo album at the age of 19.
Still active.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thal%C3%ADa)

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Joi, 29/10/2020 - 19:52

Thanks for all those, Flor. I kept the Beatles out, however, as they did not release solo albums when they were young (let's put it like that) and before they joined the band.

florazinaflorazina    Vineri, 30/10/2020 - 10:48

Birdy
She released her first album at the age of 14.
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/birdy-lyrics.html

Taylor Swift
She released her first album at the age of 16.
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/taylor-swift-lyrics.html

Laura Marling
At the age of 16 she joined the original line-up of the band Noah and the Whale.
She relased her first solo album at the age of 18.
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/laura-marling-lyrics.html

Bill Kaulitz
He released his first album as the lead singer of Tokio Hotel at age 16.
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/billy-lyrics.html
The rest of the members of Tokio Hotel:
Tom (16)
Gustav (17)
Georg (18)
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/tokio-hotel-lyrics.html

florazinaflorazina    Sâmbătă, 31/10/2020 - 04:09

I forgot about these 3♥
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/bee-gees-lyrics.html
The Bee Gees' debut television appearance was in 1960 and they released their debut single in 1963:
• Barry (17)
• Maurice & Robin (14)
(They formed The Bee Gees' in 1955 under the name "The Rattlesnakes" when they were only 9 & 6 years old.)

silencedsilenced    Sâmbătă, 31/10/2020 - 14:10

I'm amazed nobody mentioned Kate Bush yet...

silencedsilenced    Sâmbătă, 31/10/2020 - 19:54

I don't know how she managed to write "The man with a child in his eyes" when she was only 13. A great talent for sure.

florazinaflorazina    Duminică, 01/11/2020 - 19:09

Bobby Brown released the first single with pop band "New Generation" at age 14.
He released his first solo album at age 17.

Justin Timberlake released the first single with "NSYNC" at age 15.

Robbie Williams released the first single with "Take That" at age 17.

florazinaflorazina    Luni, 02/11/2020 - 20:33

Does Grace VanderWaal count?
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/grace-vanderwaal-lyrics.html

In September 2016, at age 12, she won the eleventh season of America's Got Talent (AGT), singing her original songs.
In December 2016, she released her first EP.
In November 2017, she released a full-length album.
In November 2019, she released her second EP.