Artists that started at an early age
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.
Raven was 7 when she released Here's to New Dreams in 1993.
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.
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.
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.
She released Don't Forget in 2008, aged 16. Some of her collaborations became worldwide hits.
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.
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.
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.
His 1967's Dutch, German and English rendition of the Beniamino Gigli song 'Mama' became a hit. He was 12 at the time.
She was 16 when she released her first album, Gourmandises, in 2001.
Under the pseudonym of Katy Hudson, a Gospel-oriented album of the same name was released in 2001, when she was 16.
Stevie released his first albums in 1962, when he was 12.
He released his first album in 1982, when he was 11. He later became the most famous Latin American artist ever.
Ricky Martin's career began at age 12 with the all-boy pop group Menudo. Years later, at 19, he started his solo career.
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.
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.
She released her first album at the age of 17, but started performing at 12.
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.
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.
She released her first album at the age of 14.
She released her first album at the age of 16.
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.
He released his first album as the lead singer of Tokio Hotel at age 16.
Other members of the band also started performing at a young age: Tom (16), Gustav (17) and Georg (18).
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.
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.
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.
She started writing songs at 11 and recorded her first demos at around 16. Her first album was released when she was 20.
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.
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.
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.
A Mega-star in the making and she is only 16.
He got really famous in his teenage years, but his fame vanished little by little as time went by.
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.
She started performing at 12 and released her first album at 15
She started in 1996, releasing her first album at the age of 10.
An acknowledged star since the age of 10 in 2014, the year her debut album was released.
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.
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.
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.
She released her first EP at age 15.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maisa was a child actress. She released her first album in 2009, aged 7.
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.
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.
By the age of 12 she was not only recording her firsts songs but also becoming a movie star.
Momoe Yamaguchi, Masako Mori and Junko Sakurada were 14 when they released their first album.