12 Singers Who Shared The Spotlight With Their Kids

It’s like bring your kid to work day…only cooler!

Celebrities often keep their children out of the spotlight and avoid having them seen in public at all costs — as they rightfully should.

But there are a few times where they’ll let their child join them and bask in the spotlight. It doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, it’s freaking adorable.

So here are 12 celebs that have let their kids perform with them:

More recently, Pink had her daughter join her onstage at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards to perform Pink’s song “Cover Me in Sunshine” — which she also recorded with Willow.


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Carrie Underwood’s first-ever Christmas album was a special gift to the world, but what made it even more special for her was having her 6-year-old son, Isaiah, record a song with her.

Underwood and her son recorded “Little Drummer Boy” together, and when looking back on the experience, Underwood remembers it to be entertaining and emotional.


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“It was so great. When we recorded, I was able to be in the booth with him and encourage him and try to remind him what words were coming up next, things like that,” she said in an interview with People. “I was laughing and crying, and it was just very overwhelming in a good way. It’s just very emotional.” 

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Mariah Carey has never shied away from passing her amazing pipes down to her children. She’s even practiced doing background vocals with them for her super-famous Christmas song “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

Roc & Roe have been practicing the background vocals to “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, we’re gonna take this one step at a time – we’re very excited about it! It’s our first video doing this! It’s festive, Cmon!! 🎄🎶🎄🎶💖


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Beyoncé and her oldest daughter, Blue Ivy, have made music together since Blue Ivy was a year old.

More recently, Blue Ivy recorded “Brown Skin Girl” with Beyoncé and even won a Grammy for it — making her the second-youngest person to ever win a Grammy at only age 9.


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For Jennifer Lopez’s performance at the Super Bowl LIV, she had her daughter Emme join her onstage to perform her song “Let’s Get Loud.”


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When talking to Jimmy Fallon about sharing the stage with her daughter, J.Lo explained that Emme wasn’t at all nervous.


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“She has the performance gene where she doesn’t let it in her mind, how big it is or how it scares you. That’s what you have to do when you’re up there; you kind of have no control,” she explained. “She has that gene. That gene that’s like I’m comfortable up here. I think she gets amped, like a cute excited. I wish I felt more like her.”

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In 2016, Chris Martin invited his children Apple and Moses onstage to perform his song “Up & Up” along with two of their cousins.


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Also, in 2016, during a fundraiser event for the Boys and Girls Club in Malibu, Martin was joined by his kids once again onstage. He did a rendition of “House of Gold” by Twenty One Pilots with his son and a rendition of “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart” by Ariana Grande with his daughter.  

On Coldplay’s most recent album, Music of the Spheres, Apple and Moses can also be heard singing with their dad on the song “Humankind.”

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It’s no secret that Diana Ross loves bringing her family up onstage and sharing the spotlight with them. From award shows to performances, she’s never shied away from an opportunity to bring them along with her.


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On the final night of Ross’s Las Vegas residency in 2015, she invited her daughter, Tracee, to sing “Lady Sings the Blues” onstage.

8.

Just like her dad, Alexa Ray Joel followed in his footsteps and became a singer, songwriter, and pianist.


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In 2018, during Billy Joel’s sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden, Alexa joined him onstage, and together they performed his song “New York State of Mind.”

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Jaden and Will Smith have shared scenes onscreen for a long time, and now they’ve even performed onstage together.


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Back in 2018, Jaden opened up for J. Cole on the KOD tour, and his dad appeared onstage to join him while performing “Icon.”

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I’m sure you know that Billy Ray Cyrus and his daughter, Miley Cyrus, have a long history of working together. From acting in Hannah Montana together to singing duet after duet, performing together is nothing unfamiliar to them.


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Together, they’ve written and performed several songs for Hannah Montana, including hits like “Butterfly Fly Away” and “Ready, Set, Don’t Go.”

Of course, they still perform songs together as the amazing duo they are. In 2019, Miley was joined by her dad and Lil Nas X at the Glastonbury Festival and sang “Old Town Road” together.

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Superstar Alicia Keys loves performing, and what makes it even more special is when she can do it with her son, Egypt.


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Back in 2019, at the iHeart Radio Music Awards, Keys invited Egypt onstage to accompany her on the piano while she sang her song “Raise a Man.”


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When talking about her first time performing with her son to People (The TV Show)’s Kay Adams, Keys got super emotional and felt a strong sense of pride. 

“That moment was the first time that he performed with me on stage, and I remember being completely so wrapped up in him being okay because I asked him to do it,” she explained. “I was so nervous for him that I remember at midnight the night before the show, I realized I hadn’t even practiced. I remember all of this, and I’m sitting there watching it with him and just…how I feel about him and seeing his growth. It just hit me like a ton of bricks.”

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And finally, it’s almost no surprise that Lola Lennox followed in her mother, Annie Lennox’s footsteps, and became a well-known singer/songwriter.


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In August, they came together and performed “Bridge Over Troubled Water” for a virtual fundraiser to raise funds for COVID-19 relief.


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In a statement about participating in the We for India: Saving Lives, Protecting Livelihoods virtual fundraiser, Lennox said, “There is not one country in the world that hasn’t been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The fight to reduce infection and ‘flatten the curve’ is still well beyond reach of many nations and India has lain at the epicenter of this challenge.” 

Lola also chimed in and added, “It’s an honor to perform at the global broadcast for We For India. Music has a power that unites and inspires, and I hope that the musical contributions in this event moves viewers into supporting this urgent cause.” 

Do you have a favorite moment where a celeb shared the stage with their child? Tell me about it in the comments below!

Source: BuzzFeed – Celebrity

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