Pop stars are best known for their dancing and vocal ability, but there are some pop stars who can also play an instrument. I love celebrities who are multi-talented, which is why these pop stars are among my favorites! In some cases, like with these pop stars who can also play an instrument, there is much more to the celebrity than auto tune and flashy performances.
The question is, what can’t Shakira do? Not only is she a talented singer and dancer, she is also one of the pop stars who can also play an instrument. In the video clip, Shakira performs her song "Gypsy." At the end of the performance, Shakira shows off her harmonica skills. Although it is short lived in this performance, she has shown off her harmonica skills other times as well.
Nelly Furtado is another multi-talented pop star. In this performance, Nelly sings her song "All Good Things" while playing acoustic guitar to back up her vocals. I am a big fan of Nelly Furtado and I love it when she does more stripped down performances like these.
Lady Gaga is one of the “princesses of pop” and one thing that sets her apart from the other big names such as Britney Spears and Katy Perry is the fact that she can play multiple instruments. She is best known for playing the piano, but she has also performed songs while playing an acoustic guitar, drums, and a keytar. This performance is of her song “Hair” on the Howard Stern show. This is one of my all time favorite Lady Gaga performances and I think you’ll enjoy it too.
Although Miley is now known more for her tongue and twerking, the girl has serious talent that is often overlooked. Her performance of “When I Look at You” on American Idol is beautiful. Miley sits down at the piano to perform this romantic ballad to the delight of the audience. This performance is “pre-haircut” Miley at her best and one of the few times she shows off her piano playing ability.
While it’s often debated if Taylor Swift is considered pop or country, I have always thrown her into the pop category, which is why she is making this list! By now, it’s no secret that Taylor Swift can play the guitar. I love this performance of Taylor singing “Teardrops on My Guitar” while playing along on her sparkly acoustic.
People like to accuse Ke$ha of not being talented, but the opposite is in fact true. Not only can Ke$ha actually sing (her Deonstructed album is proof of this), she can also play an instrument! This fan made video from her tour shows Ke$ha playing an electric guitar while performing her hit “Blah, Blah, Blah.”
Ah, P!nk! What can’t she do? This woman is one of the true talents in the music industry. We all know her vocals are incredible, but did you know she plays the piano as well? This video is her playing and singing her song “The Great Escape” during her Truth about Love tour. The first minute and a half of this video are her talking, so skip ahead if you are just looking to hear the song.
I love each of the multi-talented artists on this list. Each of these singers are more than just a pretty face that mouths along to their songs. Each of these pop singers can actually carry a tune as well as play a musical instrument. Who is your favorite pop star that can play an instrument as well as sing? Tell us in the comments!
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