rihanna (battleship-poster)*Every musician wants to be an actor. Every actor wants to be a musician.

The saying even stands for athletes who always try their hands at rap careers or acting careers.

Many like Beyonce, 50 Cent and others have done it. But have they done it well?

Here’s a list of 7 singers turned actors who became hits and some became misses.

The first star is Rihanna:

Rihanna has 11 #1 singles on the Hot 100, and now the Bajan superstar can officially add actress to her resume. Riri just made her silver screen debut in the sci-fi thriller, Battleship, and while folks were hoping the #RihannaNavy would make this movie #1 at the box office, it was pretty much an expensive flop. But she’s not the first singer to step outside her comfort zone to act and not have the best results. And at the same time, there have been many singer-turned-actors who’ve had major success on-screen. They’ve solidified the obvious: in this economy, two jobs are better than one.  Let’s take a look at some other musicians who decided two lanes were better than staying in one.

Do you think she’s a hit or miss?

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