A good number of male celebrities are blessed with different talents which have enabled them to navigate seamlessly in the entertainment industry. This phenomenon has been in existence since the days of Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and Dean Martin. Despite having the ability to sing and act, only a few personalities have managed to juggle the duo successfully. Others have focused wholeheartedly on one talent and are also doing well. In this section, we tend to look at some of the top 10 best singers cum actors male celebrities of 2016.
Tyrese Gibson is an American singer, TV producer and an actor best known for his role in the movie series Fast and Furious. He was born on December 30, 1978 and raised in Watts, a small mall neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. He came into the limelight after singing superbly in a Coca Cola advertisement back in 1994. After joining the RCA Records, he released his first single “Nobody else” in 1998 and later a debut album titled “Tyrese”. Gibson’s acting career begun in 2001 when he made an appearance in the movie Baby Boy. Since then, he has never looked back.
9. Zain Malik
Zain Malik is a British singer and an actor who also forms a fundamental segment of the One Direction band. He auditioned for the seventh series of the X-Factor in Manchester but was eliminated before the last round. However, the judges decided to group him with four of his fellow contestants to form one of the most revered singers in the whole competition. The band later became popular around the world with their first single “What makes you beautiful” taking the top spot in the pop music chart. Moreover, the latter has appeared in a number of series like iCarly and Saturday night live.
8. Chris Brown
Hate him or love him Chris Brown has is one of the most successful celebrities on the planet. Born on 5th may 1989, the latter can sing, dance and act which has greatly contributed to his popularity. He began his music career at a tender age and has gone great miles to release great albums such as Exclusive, which debuted in 2007 and F.A.M.E in 2011. He decided to pursue his acting career in 2007 and featured in the movie Stomp the Yard. He is also famous for Takers and Think like a man released on 2011 and 2012 respectively.
7. Kevin Bacon
Born on 8th July 1958, Kevin Bacon is an American actor and singer who have been in the entertainment industry for awhile now. He was born and bred in Philadelphia together with his other five siblings. He began his acting career at the age of 17 and became popular from movies such as Footloose, JFK, A few good men, Apollo 13 and Mystique River; all were released on 1984,1991,1992,1995 and 2003 respectively. He is currently starring in the TV series, The following.
6. Joey McIntyre
The American singer, songwriter, and an actor, is known to be the youngest member of the new Kids on the block music group. He was born in Needham, Massachusetts on 31st December 1972 and also the youngest of the nine children. He first made an appearance as Fiyero on Broadway, a musical TV show in 2004. He later featured on the famous reality TV series, Dancing with the Stars. Since then, he has risen to greater heights.
5. Jamie Foxx
Known for his role in the hit movie, Django Unchained, Jamie Fox is one of the most talented celebrities. The singer, comedian, actor, and producer was born on 13th December 1967 in Terrell, Texas. As an actor, he has won a number of awards including an Academy Award. He was also nominated for the same award in the best supporting actor category for his action film Collateral. Jamie has also featured in the movie Annie and the 2014s Amazing spider 2 as Electro.
4. Ed Westwick
Edward Westwick alias Ed Westwick is an English actor, model and musician revered for his role in the teen Television show Gossip Girl. He first debuted on Doctors, a British television series as Hoden. Since then he has risen to be one of the most coveted actors. In 2008, he was named the sexiest man on the planet by people magazine.
3. Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg is renowned for his role in…. Pain and Gain are what comes in mind right now. This movie was awesome and scintillating. Mark was born on June 5th, 1971 in Dorchester, Boston Massachusetts and is the last born in a family of nine. He started his music career at the age of 13 and became an original member of, New kids on the block band in 1990. He made his first appearance in the film industry in 1993. He featured in a Television series Substitute which was a hit by then. He has earned an accolade for his roles in movies such as Departed and Invincible.
2. Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has stirred in a number of films; In time, Bad Teacher, Friends with benefits and The social network. The 34-year-old can efficiently juggle between music and acting. In 2013, he resumed his music career and released two albums using the Neo soul style. Justin has earned a number of awards including nine Grammy Awards and four Emmy awards.
1. Will Smith
Will Smith needs no introduction. Born Willard Carroll Smith Jr, this renowned American actor, musician, and producer is one of the most successful personalities in Hollywood. He was named the most powerful actor by Newsweek in 2007. He also topped the Forbes’ list of the most bankable actor on the entire planet. Will Smith has achieved numerous awards including two Academy awards, four Golden Globe Awards and four Grammy awards.