When you’re as multitalented as a Beyonce, Whitney Houston or Ne-Yo (who stars in the weekend’s number two movie, “Red Tails”) there’s no limit to what you can do.

All three singers have been able to bring the same energy and magic to the screen as they do on the stage. The same can be said for the likes of Jennifer Hudson as Effie White in 2006’s “Dreamgirls” and Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in “Lady Sings the Blues” (1972).

From behind the booth to the silver screen, check out 25 musicians who succesfully trade in their mics for scripts.

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