Four Musicians Who Got Their Big Break Late in Life

There are many artists such as Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Lorde who started their music career early. However, not everyone started this way, as did these famous singers. We also have those late bloomers who are making waves in the industry. The fact that they had hit their 30s didn’t stop them from making the limelight.

Sheryl Crow

Crow was a music teacher at an elementary school in Missouri, and she also did commercial jingles for Toyota and McDonald’s. In the 80s, she was a backup vocalist for Michael Jackson before she began work on her first album in the early 90s. Crow, in 1992, made her first attempt at a self-titled record label, but was rejected. That didn’t stop her music from circulating around various file-sharing platforms. Crow got public attention, and by 1993, she released her first album which led to her music success at the age of 31.

Andrea Bocelli

Bocelli, an Italian artist, made his debut in 1992 after his demo tape, which had a cover of the song, “Miserere,” was sent to Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. Pavarotti decided to record:  a duet with Bocelli, which made waves all around Europe. Bocelli was later signed to the record label in 1993, and by then he was in his mid-thirties.

James Murphy

James Murphy made it in his career during his 30s. It was at this stage that he started his great musical project, the electronic dance-punk band, LCD Sound System, in 2001. The group gained public attention after they released their first single, “Losing My Edge,” in 2002. They released their best-selling debut album in 2005, and by then, Murphy was 35.

Susan Boyle

A Scottish musician, Boyle, started out at the age of 48. She entered the limelight as a contestant in Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, where she came second. Boyle released her first album in 2009, which was the number one best-selling album around the world.