Celebrity Facts 28 Celebrities Who Sang in the Church Choir  

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Try to imagine Justin Timberlake singing a hallelujah chorus instead of his infamous "SexyBack." Several famous musicians, actors and actresses got their starts singing in church choirs. Some of these celebrities sang in church choirs as children, and others went on to direct their church choirs. A few Oscar winners even sang in their church choirs.

Who is the most famous person who sang in church choir? Katy Perry tops our list. The “Roar” singer got her start singing in the church choir. It's not surprising--her parents are pastors. Avril Lavigne started singing in her local church choir at the encouragement of her mother. Tina Turner sang in a church choir in Canada before becoming a star. Whitney Houston sang with the choir atThe New Hope Baptist Church in New Jersey.

Several famous men also sang in church choir. Before joining The Micky Mouse Club, Justin Timberlake sang in his local choir. Andy Griffith was the choir director at First Baptist Church of Goldsboro. Kevin Costner sang in a Baptist church choir when he was a teen. John Legend was the choir director of Bethel AME Church in Scranton, PA.

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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 28 Celebrities Who Sang in the Church Choir
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Tina Turner sang in a church choir in Canada before becoming a star.

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Age: 78

Birthplace: Nutbush, Tennessee, United States of America

Also Ranked

#10 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#75 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#29 on The Best Singers of All Time

#24 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s

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Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 28 Celebrities Who Sang in the Church Choir
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Whitney Houston sang with the choir at The New Hope Baptist Church in New Jersey.

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Age: Dec. at 49 (1963-2012)

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Also Ranked

#1 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#93 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#3 on The Best Singers of All Time

#44 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

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Kelly Price is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 28 Celebrities Who Sang in the Church Choir
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Kelly Price joined a gospel choir when she was 18.

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Age: 44

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Andy Griffith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 28 Celebrities Who Sang in the Church Choir
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Andy Griffith was the choir director at First Baptist Church of Goldsboro.

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Age: Dec. at 86 (1926-2012)

Birthplace: Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States of America

Also Ranked

#17 on The Best TV Actors of All Time

#7 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Emmy (For Acting)

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