Double Duty: Kid Stars on the Mic and the Big Screen

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  • Astro
  • Another Bad Creation, Michael Bivins, New Edition
  • Bow Wow
  • Lil Romeo, Master P, Mekhi Phifer, Jessica Alba, Joy Bryant
  • Lil P-Nut, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube
  • Willow Smith, Will Smith
  • Shyheim, Wu-Tang Clan, Whitney Houston, Pam Grier, Jim Brown
  • Bobb'e J. Thompson, Steve Harvey, Method Man, Eddie Griffin
  • Ariana Grande
  • Raven-Symone, Missy Elliott, Bill Cosby
  • Immature, Marques Houston, Kid N' Play
  • Selena Gomez
  • Jaden Smith, Will Smith


Astro took the world by storm displaying his skills on the mic as he became a finalist on the first season of X Factor. The multi-talented MC is now displaying his acting skills on the big screen as he stars in the blockbuster sci-fi film Earth to Echo, which opened last week on July 2. As Astro prepares his debut album on Epic Records, let's take a look at a few other child stars who've rocked the mic by singing or rapping and took Hollywood by storm, too. — Michael Harris (@IceBlueVA)

(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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