33 Musicians Who Look Younger Than They Actually Are

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Sometimes, some people are just born with the natural fountain of youth. Whether it is a skincare regime or they’ve had a little help, we’d sure like to know what their routine is. In the world of fame, the ability to look young is seemingly a requirement in today’s world, and there are plenty of actors, singers, and musicians who have apparently found the secret or, perhaps, they just have all the luck. 

Either way, here are 33 musicians who look younger than they actually are. 

1. Jennifer Lopez

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First on our list of musicians who look younger than they actually are is Jennifer Lopez. The “On the Floor” singer was in her late teens when she first burst onto the scene, and while we’re not saying she still looks quite that young, we do have a hard time believing that she’s nearing 55 years old. She certainly knows how to keep her body in shape and her skin looking firm and youthful. 

Related: Jennifer Lopez Biography

2. Janet Jackson

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It’s undoubtedly interesting to think that Janet Jackson is anywhere close to her 60s. The vocalist and keyboardist, who is the youngest of the famous Jackson family, still has us believing that she doesn’t look a day over 40 whenever she walks out on stage. Because of that, we don’t see her going anywhere anytime soon. 

Related: Janet Jackson Biography

3. Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton is a living legend, and we do mean legend, yet it still completely baffles us to think that she’s approaching the big 8-0 in just a few short years. She sure doesn’t show her age, still rocking her tight outfits, showing off her slim figure, and even rocking a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader uniform during her Thanksgiving Day halftime performance at the Dallas Cowboys-Washington Commanders game this year. 

It’s like one user, rafaelbravol, said, “In a world where aging is often stigmatized, especially for women, seeing Dolly Parton rocking the stage for a mini live concert dressed as she pleases, so self-confident, full of energy and concerned about her own ‘not-letting-it-stop-her’ age limitations is just inspirational. Keep going, Dolly! God bless you and your joviality.” 

Related: Dolly Parton Net Worth, Height, Career and more

4. Lady Gaga

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If we didn’t know any better, we’d say that Lady Gaga was still rocking her 20s, considering her youthful appearance. We couldn’t be more wrong, as come March 28, 2024, the “Paparazzi” singer will be turning 38 years old. That’s one skincare regime that we’d like to learn for sure.

Related: Lady Gaga Facts

5. Pharrell Williams

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Record producer and songwriter Pharrell Williams screams youth with a baby face that so many have fallen in love with. His youthful appearance is only made even more convincing when you pair it with his upbeat, kid-friendly hits, notably “Happy” from Despicable Me 2. Because of this, you may be just as surprised as we were to find out that he turned half a century old in 2023. 

Related: 12 Fun Pharrell Facts

6. Gwen Stefani

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Gwen Stefani may be a mom of three boys, but she sure doesn’t look it. The singer-songwriter and record producer continues to rock even in her 50s, whilst she walks around looking as if she’s in her 30s at most. She certainly looks the same as she did back then, and we couldn’t be more jealous because of it. 

Related: 11 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About Gwen Stefani

7. Selena Gomez

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All we can say about Selena Gomez is she could still be playing a teenage Alex Russo on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place, and we’d never question it. As beautiful and youthful-looking as ever, it’s crazy to think that she turned 31 in 2023. 

Related: Selena Gomez Facts

8. Usher

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Singer and songwriter Usher is one of the most gorgeous men in the music business. While his signature beard does give him a look of maturity, we still find it hard to believe that he turned 45 just a few months ago.

Related: 15 Crazy Facts About Usher

9. John Legend

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When John Legend first started becoming active in the music scene at the age of 22, he was the new baby-faced singer, songwriter, and pianist who was destined to become one of the most beloved artists of the new millennium. Twenty-three years later, he has made that come true, yet he’s still looking as though he’s 22 and not rocking his mid-40s. 

Related: 15 Fascinating Facts About John Legend

10. Adam Levine

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Lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Maroon 5, Adam Levine, is another one in their mid-40s on our musicians who look younger than they actually are on the list that seems like they should still be in their late 20s or early 30s at the very most. With his exuberant smile, bright eyes, and in-shape physique, it’s easy to be fooled for sure. 

Related: 27 Singers You Didn’t Know Had Kids

11. Snoop Dogg

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Snoop Dogg said it himself. He’s “aging like fine wine.” The 52-year-old has said that his secret is all about keeping the balance. “You gotta treat yourself, don’t cheat yourself. Like fine wine, I’m aging better with time. But we really only got a short time here, so making the most of life and trying to be the best version of me every day by surrounding myself with good people, positive energy, and love.” 

Related: 16 Interesting Facts About Snoop Dogg

12. Beck

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There’s just something about a clean-shaven, baby-faced man that is foolproof into thinking that they’re younger than they actually are, and musician and singer Beck is the perfect example of that. Are we the only ones surprised that this guy turned 53 this year instead of maybe 33 or even 23? Talk about the fountain of youth.

13. Avril Lavigne

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Avril Lavigne broke out as one of the teen queens of the 2000s, known as a critical musician in the pop-punk development in music. The multi-talented guitarist, pianist, and drummer helps sell her youthful appearance with her fun and youthful style, but don’t be fooled. The “Complicated” singer will be turning 40 in 2024. 

Related: 16 Crazy Avril Lavigne Facts

14. Nicki Minaj

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Rapper Nicki Minaj is much like her fellow musicians who look younger than they actually are entry, Avril Lavigne, with her eccentric yet colorful, fun, and youthful outfits helping her sell the way she’s perceived age-wise by the public. While her look suggests that she’s in her early 30s at most, she is actually 41 years old as of December 8, 2023. 

Related: 17 Cool Nicki Minaj Facts

15. Lenny Kravitz

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There is just something about an afro that helps a man look ten times younger than they actually are. As far as young-looking singers and musicians go, Lenny Kravitz is yet one example of that. With his smooth skin, mini afro, and light scruff, we’d be fooled into thinking he’s maybe pushing 40. Instead, he’ll be turning 60 in 2024. 

16. Cardi B

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Rapper Cardi B knows how to keep herself looking young and youthful. While 31 (as of 2023) is certainly still young as it is, we would still not think it completely unreasonable if someone were to say the “Bodak Yellow” rapper was still in her 20s. 

Related: Cardi B’s Net Worth, Real Name, and more

17. Billie Eilish

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As already shown with other entries on our musicians who look younger than they actually are list, it seems having a slightly out-of-the-ordinary, eccentric style of dress seems to bode well in helping with the look of youthfulness. Billie Eilish’s signature baggy clothes and often colorful hair would lead anyone to believe she is still in her teens. But, come December 18, 2023, she’ll be already 22 years old. 

Related: Billie Eilish Biography

18. Halsey

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When it comes to young-looking singers, you can’t get much more surprising than Halsey. Her often-colorful eyeshadow and makeup are what help sell things as it reminds us of something a 15-year-old girl would do. Regardless, she will actually turn 30 in 2024. 

Related: 20 Facts You May Not Know About Halsey

19. Zendaya

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Actress and singer Zendaya is simply just a tiny person, and that always seems to make many believe someone is younger than they actually are. Her flawless skin doesn’t hurt either. While we’d think she’s barely 21, the “Watch Me Singer” will be 28 next year.

Related: 27 Singers Who Started On the Disney Channel

20. Willow Smith

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Willow Smith, the daughter of famed rapper and actor Will Smith, has been making a star of herself in her own right in recent years with the release of hit singles “Whip My Hair” and “21st Century Girl.” She may be a 21st-century girl, having been born in 2000, but it sure seems she should still be in her teens instead of her early 20s. The irony is that she seems to be trying to show herself as older than she actually is, considering her often provocative choice of dress at times, but that’s another discussion. 

Related: Willow Smith’s Net Worth & Biography

21. The Weeknd

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Singer and keyboardist is a lot like his fellow entry, Lenny Kravitz, on our list of musicians who look younger than they actually are. His mini afro hairstyle is just an automatic help in making someone appear youthful, even if they’re matching it with some facial hair. It all shaves ten years off the nearly 34-year-old “Earned It” singer. 

Related: 27 Facts About The Weeknd

22. Meghan Trainor

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You know what they say. Sometimes, a little weight actually takes the years off. Such is the case for “All About That Bass” hitmaker Meghan Trainor. The singer, multi-instrumentalist, and mom of 2 are rocking her still youthful appearance despite the fact that she’s 30 in 2023. 

Related: Why Won’t Meghan Trainor Go Away?

23. Ariana Grande

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We’re just going to say it right now. While yes, Ariana Grande does still look youthful, it’s her immature behavior that really puts it over the top when believing that she is one of those musicians who look younger than they actually are. Considering her eccentric outfits that often include animal ears and the rumored stories that suggest her less-than-kind nature to fans, it’s sad to think that she’s actually 30 years old. 

Related: Why Has Ariana Grande Lost So Much Weight?

24. Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift is one of the biggest singers and musicians in the world, even recently being named Time’s Person of the Year. Even though we know her hairstyle, wardrobe, and even makeup have matured over the years, we still just see that sweet, innocent 15-year-old who first stormed the country music scene. Because of this, we can’t believe that the “All Too Well” singer will turn 34 before 2023 comes to an end.  

Related: Taylor Swift’s Net Worth

25. Camila Cabello

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Camila Cabello’s long, luscious locks and youthful face are what we all wish we could maintain as we age. Who doesn’t wish they could still pass for 21 when they’re, in reality, about to turn 27? “Bam Bam,” that’s what we’re talking about. 

26. Justin Bieber

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When you still have the nickname “Baby Bieber” to refer to your first years on the scene, of course, that’s going to stick with you, even as you continue to grow and mature in your career and as a man. Justin Bieber may be as youthful looking as ever, despite some hairstyle changes over the years (a lot of them, actually. Let’s not even talk about the God-awful dreads, even if Hailey said he looked hot). In just a few short months, on March 1, 2024, the “Baby” singer, who made it big when he was just 16 years old, will be celebrating his 30th birthday. 

Related: Justin Bieber Facts

27. Adele

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Adele has one of the biggest voices in the music industry today. It’s one of maturity that gives us chills every time, whether it’s with “Hello,” “Easy on Me,” or “Skyfall.” Despite all that maturity, which is well-grown with the 35-year-old, her youthful face and shining glow had us fooled that she was still rocking her late 20s. 

Related: 20 Best Adele Songs

28. Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus is another on our list of musicians who look younger than they actually are, whose antics are what makes us believe she’s a younger-looking singer than her physical appearance at times. Let’s face it: attitude and class have a lot to do with exuding maturity. With that being said, we can’t believe that the “Wrecking Ball” singer is actually in her 30s now. 

Related: 17 Fun Miley Cyrus Facts Flying in Like a Wrecking Ball

29. Jared Leto

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Don’t lie. You get a Jesus vibe when you look at Jared Leto, with his piercing eyes and long locks. Admit it. This is why we could have sworn that the 30 Seconds lead singer couldn’t be more than in his early 30s. In reality, he is going to be 52 years old on December 26, 1971. 

Related: 31 Singers Who Look Younger Than They Actually Are

30. Beyoncé

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Queen B Beyoncé is one of the greatest in the business as both a vocalist and a pianist, and she’s been doing this for a long time. Yet, she still looks just as gorgeous and fresh as she did in her early Destiny’s Child days. We sure hope we’re blessed with the same good luck when we hit our early 40s. 

Related: Is Beyonce a Billionare?

31. Jay-Z

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Beyoncé isn’t the only one who knows how to keep herself looking youthful. Her other half, Jay-Z, is keeping the young-looking singers club going strong, too. While he’s not quite as youthful looking as his Grammy-award-winning wife, we’d put them at around the same age instead of marking him in his nearly mid-50s.

32. Bruce Springsteen

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Dolly Parton may have been the oldest, younger-looking singer on our list of musicians who look younger than they actually are, but Bruce Springsteen is just a step behind her. While he’s still jamming as if he’s in his late 30s or early 40s, in reality, the singer and guitarist is aging better than ever. He’ll turn a whopping 75 on September 23, 2024. 

Related: Bruce Springsteen’s Net Worth

33. Katy Perry

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The last entry on our list of musicians who look younger than they actually are is Katy Perry, who is looking better than ever these days. She’s in shape, and she’s still got that perfect skin that any woman would envy. Her life as a mom of a young toddler also has us thinking that she’s younger than she actually is, yet the “Firework” singer will celebrate turning 40 in 2024.

Related: Katy Perry’s Net Worth

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Written by Katie Peterson

Katie Peterson received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth in 2015. She has worked in journalism since 2015, beginning as production assistant and eventual head staff writer of the Fort Leavenworth Lamp newspaper in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Currently, she is a multimedia journalist with the Diocese of Nashville's Office of Media and Evangelization where she writes, does photography, and edits for several types of content, including the Tennessee Register, Catholic Awakenings, and She has also worked as a freelance journalist with the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas's newspaper, The Leaven, since 2016.
In her spare time, Peterson enjoys reading, spending time with her pup, Sadie Lynn, singing and songwriting.


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