6 Models Who've Launched Music Careers

Switching from modelling to being a musician might be an usual career change, but here are 6 models who have given it a go. While some of these models have only tried their hands at small musical projects and continue to model, others such as Carla Bruni, have made a success career out of music.

Agyness Deyn

At the height of her career a few years ago, British model Agyness Deyn released her first single - a collaboration with the band 'Five O'Clock Heroes'. The song, named 'Who' starred Agyness in the video and was a success among the model's fans, however it was critically panned. The band did appear at Glastonbury and Agyness even performed with them at the legendary festival one year. These days Agyness is firmly focusing on her modeling career.

Karen Elson

British model Karen Elson made the move to music when she helped found the New York City based cabaret band 'The Citizens Band'. Her performance with the band has been met with acclaim, while Elson has also released a solo album, ' “The Ghost Who Walks'  and performed backing vocals and several duets with other artists. 

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell's album 'Baby Woman' was her only musical endeavour to date. Released in 1995, only one music video was made for the album - for a song named 'Love and Tears' which was directed by Anton Corbijn. The album was not successful in the UK and was never officially released anywhere else. However, it is seen as unappreciated and was perhaps under-marketed which was the main reason it didn't achieve chart success at the time.

Kate Moss

While Kate Moss has never attempted to launch a solo career, she has performed alongside a variety of other artists. Back in 2003, she lent her voice to Primal Scream’s Some Velvet Morning, and even appeared in the music video for the song. Later on, she sang on the Babyshambles track 'La Belle Et La Bete' when she was dating Babyshambles front-man Pete Doherty - she also appeared onstage with the band on a few occasions. 

Abbey Lee Kershaw

Australian model Abbey Lee Kershaw in a member of the band 'Our Mountain' alongside her boyfriend Matthew Hutchinson. The band, whose debut single is named 'Wooden Hearts', have already toured Europe and played in New York. Abbey plays a multitude of instruments including piano and tambourine.

Irina Lazareanu

Romanian-Canadian model Irina Lazareanu toured with Babyshambles in 2004. She has also been working on her debut album with Sean Lennon, although the release date continues to get pushed back due to her modeling career. Four of the songs from the album were previewed at a Chanel presentation in London back in 2007 - she was accompanied by Lennon on guitar at the event.

Carla Bruni

French model-turned-actress Carla Bruni has had a very successful career as both a singer and songwriter. Her debut album, Quelqu'un m'a dit, came out in 2002, and her music has also appeared in countless films, including 500 Days of Summer and Conversations with Other Women. She has also written songs for Louis Bertignac's album Longtemps

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