They say that actors want to be musicians and that musicians want to be actors. For some who attempt to be the ‘double threat,’ they fail miserably. Only a select few have managed to find the balance or minimally success in both fields. How is such success measured? There are a number of indicators but for the 12 artists that make this list, most of the indicators of success lie in accolades with the crème de la crème being an Academy Award or a Grammy.
1) Jamie Foxx
Prestigious Film/TV Honors: Actor, In Living Color and The Jamie Foxx Show; Academy Award for Best Actor, Ray (2004); Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, Collateral (2004)
Prestigious Music Honors: Three Top 10 albums including a #1 album with Unpredictable (2005); two platinum albums; Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo/Group (“Blame It” featuring T-Pain)
Jamie Foxx seems to have mastered the balance between actor and musician flawlessly. Not only has he won an Academy Award, but he also has a Grammy on his mantle. Besides that, he starred previously on his own sitcom and has landed two platinum albums including one of which peaked at #1.