15 Music Stars That Started Their Career in Reality TV Shows

It’s been a long time since Kelly Clarkson, a then-not acclaimed person, turned into the O.G. American Idol. Indeed, she dispatched an insane effective profession from an reality television show. Regardless of whether she’s putting out hit records, making a decision about The Voice or facilitating her own television show, she’s the genuine perfect example for progress. Be that as it may, well before 22 million individuals watched Clarkson win, Star Search was the first hit creator. Beyoncé, Usher, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera all went after their fantasies.

Here are 15 artists who rose to distinction in the wake of showing up on an reality television show.

15. Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera was just 9-years of age when she showed up on Star Search, coming in second place. She joined The Mickey Mouse Club, showing up close by Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. Her introduction collection hit No. 1 with hit singles “Genie in a Bottle” and “What a Girl Wants.” Aside from winning five Grammys, Aguilera featured in Burlesque and was a unique appointed authority on The Voice. She additionally wrapped up a featuring Las Vegas residency in mid 2020.

14.Lucy Hale

Large numbers of us know Lucy Hale as Aria Montgomery in Pretty Little Liars. Yet, before she was on TV, she completed in fourth put on the children’s reality singing show, American Juniors. Her presentation collection, Road Between, turned out in 2014.


Is there anything Queen Bey can’t do? Beyoncé has won 24 Grammys and put out countless No. 1 singles. She’s acted, earning a Golden Globe nomination for her part in Dreamgirls. She’s made documentaries, visual collections, and live exhibitions that made my head really detonate. In any case, some time before all that, Beyoncé showed up on Star Search with the gathering Girl’s Tyme. They didn’t win, however in the end revamped to turn into Destiny’s Child, perhaps the most famous young lady bunches ever.


There wasn’t room for two R&B powerhouses in the third season of American Idol. Jennifer Hudson was eliminated early on while Fantasia Barrino took the win for the season. But that all changed in 2005. She was cast in the role of Effie White in the film adaptation of Dreamgirls, a role she won an Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Award for. She’s continued to act, record albums, and star on Broadway.

11.Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger was part of the group Days of the New, but later she quit to appear on Popstars. The show produced the girl group Eden’s Crush, which was short-lived but iconic nonetheless. Nicole was the most popular on the show, and it helped her to become leader singer of another group: The Pussycat Dolls. The song “Don’t Cha” was their breakthrough hit, followed by “Buttons,” which was nominated for a Grammy.

10.Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello was one of the contestants on The X Factor U.S . Even though she was eliminated, she formed the girl group Fifth Harmony. She left the group in 2016 and put out hits like “Havana” and “Señorita,” so she’s doing just fine.

9.Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake firstly appeared on TV on Star Search when he was 11, but his true breakout was in The Mickey Mouse Club. The little Timberlake started capturing hearts in 1993. After two years, he became one of the lead singers of the insanely popular boy band NSYNC. He’s gone on to have success as a solo artist and was part of films like The Social Network and Friends with Benefits.

8.Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood ain’t in Checotah any longer. The champ of the fourth season of American Idol put down home music on the cutting edge on Idol. She’s sold the most records of any Idol challenger; she’s piled up seven Grammy Awards and 14 Academy of Country Music Awards; and she’s made CALIA via Carrie, a wellness garments brand.


R&B artist Miguel showed up on the BET show Blowin’ Up! Fatty Koo in 2005 to audition for the group. He didn’t make it, yet he marked a record deal two years after the fact and delivered his first collection in 2010. The Grammy-winning performer has delivered four fruitful albums, and in 2019, he delivered a Spanish EP.

6.Cardi B

In 2015, Cardi B was the breakout star of VH1’s Love and Hip Hop: New York. She was on the show for two seasons and left to seek after her music profession, and better believe it, she! did! that! “Bodak Yellow” and “I Like It” both went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Gracious, and she’s the lone lady to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album as an independent craftsman.

5.Kelly Clarkson

It’s difficult to think about when Kelly Clarkson and American Idol weren’t commonly recognized names, yet before 2002, she was only a young lady from Texas with a fantasy. Clarkson’s profound voice caught the hearts of the country and fundamentally set Idol up for life. She’s sold in excess of 25 million collections around the world, won Grammys, guided three victors on The Voice and now has her own syndicated program.

4.Harry Styles

Harry Styles tried out as an independent craftsman on the U.K. variant of The X Factor, yet Simon Cowell saw potential in him (and four different challengers) and One Direction was conceived. Albeit the gathering came in third, they got quite possibly the best kid groups. Styles wandered out all alone and I’ve essentially spent my whole summer tuning in to “Watermelon Sugar” so there’s that.


Despite the fact that Usher was singing at ability shows, his profession truly took off when he grabbed the eye of a music executive during his presentation on Star Search. Usher tried out for L.A. Reid and was endorsed on the spot. The R&B vocalist has won two Grammy Awards, claims a record mark, decided on The Voice and keeps on putting out records.

2.Britney Spears

Before she was hitting the dance floor with a snake and kissing Madonna at the VMAs, 10-year-old Britney Spears graced the stage at Star Search in 1992. She didn’t win, yet she proceeded to join The Mickey Mouse Club soon thereafter. The Princess of Pop endorsed with Jive Records when she was 15, produced Billboard hits and sold out arenas around the planet.

1.Miranda Lambert

The Bluebird vocalist is standing out for designations at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards. In any case, well before Miranda Lambert beat out everyone else, she was a 19-year old candidate on Nashville Star. She came in third on the show and afterward marked a record bargain the exact year. Her first collection, Kerosene, appeared at No. 1 on the Billboard country outlines.