It’s a fact that getting a role on the Disney channels at an early age often equals a shortcut to having a very successful career in music. The following 10 stars are the ones who have skyrocketed their music career after appearing on a Disney series.
1. Selena Gomez
Before joining the music industry, Selena Gomez quickly made a name for herself at Disney. Selena was known for her role as Alex Russo in the TV series “Wizards of Waverly Place” on Disney Channel.
Demi lovato is a female artist with a powerful and attractive voice. However, at first she started her career as an actress. Demi Lovato debuted with the role of a kid in the series “Barney & Friends”. After taking a role in the Disney Channel’s “Camp Rock”, she received a recording contract.
Miley became a teen idol with the leading role as Miley Stewart in the TV series “Hannah Montana” in 2006. After that, Miley Cyrus participated in both acting and singing.
The Jonas Brothers is an American male pop rock band. In addition to the cult music career, they used to take part in two Disney Channel movies including: “Hannah Montana” (in the episode “Me and Mr. Jonas”) and the movie “Camp Rock” .
Justin Timberlake made his debut as a contestant in the talent search contest namely “Star Search”, and became the main actor in the Disney Channel TV series “The New Mickey Mouse Club”.
Of course, Britney Spears is indispensable in this list. The female artist participated in many programs such as: “Star Search” and “The Mickey Mouse Club” as a child before signing a recording contract with Jive Records in 1997.
Being named as the “vocalist of the generation”,Christina Aguilera also has a beginning with Disney Channel.
In 1992, Aguilera joined Walt Disney’s “The New Mickey Mouse Club” along with many other child stars. In 1998, Aguilera sent a demo of Whitney Houston’s “Run To You” to a Disney studio who was in need of someone to record the song “Reflection” for the Mulan animation (Mulan, 1998). From there, her music career began.
Zendaya, is a famous American actress, singer and model. She began her artistic career by working as a child model and supporting dance, before gaining much public attention with her role as Rocky Blue in the Disney Channel sitcom “Shake It Up” (2010-2013).
9. Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens started acting at a young age and became famous in the movie “High School Musical” and then starring in many other movies which were mostly TV series. The film’s success and acting career helped the female artist earn a recording contract. She has released two studio albums including V (2006) and Identified (2008).
Hilary Duff started her acting career at a very young age and was quickly considered a teenage idol at that time. She first fell in love with music in 2002 with a product called “Santa Claus Lane” through Disney. Following that, Hilary quickly launched many other products such as: Metamorphosis (2003), Hilary Duff (2004), Most Wanted (2005), and Dignity (2007).