17 celebrities who have tried -- and failed -- at having singing careers

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These days, celebrities are expected to do it all; being a triple-threat is no longer really a distinctive trait when it comes to Hollywood's biggest names. So, it comes as no surprise that many celebs that aren't particularly musically talented try their hands at a music career.

Perhaps the most infamous attempt to launch a career in music was Kim Kardashian's, which lasted just one single -- the glorious trainwreck that is "Jam (Turn it Up)."

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But Kim K. isn't the only star to try her hand at singing.

Did you know that Ricky Gervais was in a new wave band in the '80s? Or that Tyra Banks was featured on Kobe Bryant's one and only rap single? Neither did we, until we did some major sleuthing on the lovely entity that is the internet.

Check out the gallery below for 17 celebs who majorly failed at having music careers:

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Celebrities with failed music careers

Ricky Gervais: The famed musician was one half of the British new wave group, Seona Dancing, in the 1980s. Their single "More To Lose" was a massive hit in the Philippines, apparently.

(Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)

Kim Kardashian: At this point, Kim K.'s 2011 foray into the music biz is the stuff of legend. Her first and only single, "Jam (Turn It Up)," tows the line between "so bad that it's almost good" and just plain "bad." That being said, the song is pretty catchy, so maybe Kimberly accomplished what she set out to do?

(Photo by Polk Imaging/FilmMagic)

Naomi Campbell: The supermodel released an album called Babywoman in 1994 through Epic Records and featured two singles, including "Love & Tears." Let's just say that Campbell's attempt at a music career was not received very well by critics.

(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Jamie-Lynn Sigler: The "Sopranos" star released a bubblegum pop album in 2001 called Here to Heaven that featured songs like "Come With Me" and "Bada Bing."

Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images.

Kobe Bryant: The Basketball legend released his one and only rap single, "K.O.B.E.," in 1998 that was supposed to pre-date a full album that never saw the light of day. The best part about this song? It features Tyra Banks.

(Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jennifer Love Hewitt: The '90s icon released four albums between 1992 and 2002, the last of which, BareNaked, performed the best. It produced one small hit, "BareNaked."

(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Jada Pinkett-Smith: Did you know that Jada Pinkett-Smith fronts a metal band called Wicked Wisdom? The actress has released two albums with the band (in 2002 and 2006). They performed at Ozzfest in 2005, on "The Tonight Show" (watch here) and opened for Britney Spears in 2004 on her Onyx Hotel Tour.

(Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Lindsay Lohan: Lindsay Lohan was actually able to turn herself into a legit pop star for a couple of years, releasing two full-length albums in 2004 and 2005. Her debut single, "Rumors," was a signature party jam of the mid-aughts that we still like to revisit from time to time. Lohan recently revealed that she still has to record a third album for her record contract, so we may be getting new music from her in the future. Here's hoping that's not just a rumor.

(Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Tyra Banks: The multi-talented supermodel and "America's Next Top Model" host released a generic single called "Shake Ya Body" in the early 2000s. Though the song wasn't the best, its accompanying music video was very on brand.

(Photo by Getty Images)

Paris Hilton: We're not sure it's fair to call Paris Hilton's music career "failed," because her debut single "Stars Are Blind" was an actual hit with legitimate staying power (We stand by our claim that it's still one of the best summer songs of all time.), reaching No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2006. And Paris is still going: She's released a slew of dance singles in the past few years and spends most of her time traveling the party circuit as a DJ.

(Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)

Clint Eastwood: Clint Eastwood has a decades-long music career, though he released just one album in 1963, Rawhide's Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites. (Yep, that's real.) Since then, he's released numerous singles and composed multiple film scores.

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Brooke Hogan: The daughter of Hulk Hogan had one quasi-hit single, "About Us" featuring Paul Wall, in 2006 that reached No. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100. Though she released a follow-up album to 2006's Undiscovered with The Redemption in 2009, the rest of her music failed to take off.

(Photo by John Parra/WireImage)

Joey Lawrence: The actor known for playing Joey Russo in Blossom took his turn in the music world in the '90s with two albums and a slew of unsuccessful singles, the most popular of which, "Nothin' My Love Can't Fix," reached No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100.

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

Alyssa Milano: The actress released a string of four studio albums between 1989 and 1992 that were only available in Japan for some reason. "Best In The World" was her highest-charting single in Japan.

(Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Bruce Willis: The actor has released three solo albums (in 1987, 1989 and 2001), including The Return of Bruno, a collection of R&B songs. Here's his cover of "Respect Yourself."

(Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Shaquille O'Neal: The basketball star has released four studio albums. The first of which produced his highest-charting single, "What's Up Doc? (Can We Rock)." His marginal success certainly must have inspired Kobe Bryant's failed music career, right? (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Russell Crowe: The Oscar-winning actor has been attached to numerous bands over the years, but his first bizarre attempt at a music career was in the '80s when he released a song called "I Just Wanna Be Like Marlon Brando" under the name Russ Le Roq. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

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