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Age ain’t nothing but a number…or is it?

Posted by 24 Feb 2012

Is there a right age to step into the music business? Here are a few kids who made their debut before they were legal…

Roxanne Shante, "Roxanne's Revenge" age 14

MC Lyte "I Cram to Understand U (Sam)", written age 13, recorded age 15

New Edition "Candy Girl", ages 11-13

Immature aka IMx "Da Munchies" ages 11 (yes. That is Marques Houston rocking the orange trousers like a rebellious wotsit)

Brandy " I Wanna Be Down", age 15

Usher "Call Me A Mack" age 13

Lil' Bow Wow "Bounce With Me", age 13

Destiny's Child nee Girls Tyme (see below) "No,No,No" ages 16

Girl's Tyme, ages 10


Mindless Behavior "My Girl", ages 14

Willow Smith "Whip My Hair", age 10

Justin Bieber "One Time", age 15

Rebecca Black "Friday" age 13

Michael Jackson (Jackson 5) began recording with Motown age 8 "I Want You Back" released age 11.



Aaliyah "Age Ain't Nothing but a Number", age 15

Was Aaliyah right? Or should 18 be the minimum age for making your debut in the music industry? Hey, it worked for Adele non?