The Top 5 Vegan Musicians Rocking the World

November 11, 2018

The Top 5 Vegan Musicians Rocking the World

Rock and roll will soothe your soul!  Who doesn’t love music?

Whether you are a tried and true rocker or an avid pop music listener, these 5 vegan musicians will leave you proud to be known as a crusader for the animals.  Being a vegan is nothing new.  Old, young, and all ages in between, vegan musicians have been rocking the music scene since the beginning of time.

 

1. Miley Cyrus

 

Known as a lover of marijuana and a concert collaborator with Whiz Khalifa, Miley has had some bad press over her career moves, but this woman has proven time and time again what a powerhouse she packs when it comes to music, achievements, and her charity work.

Born Destiny Hope Cyrus, Miley is an American actress, singer, and songwriter.  She was a teen idol starring as Miley Stewart on the Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana in 2006!

Miley Cyrus has three #1 musical albums in addition to voice over characters in animated films, her huge success as a live actress, a coach on The Voice, and numerous accolades and nominations.  On top of all these great achievements for such a young lady, this awesome woman is a vegan. To top it off, she’s engaged to Liam Hemsworth, another awesome vegan helping the cause.    Wow, could her life be any better?  

Miley became a vegan in 2014 following the death of her beloved dog Floyd.

On top of all of her professional successes, she’s never forgotten about the less fortunate.  She supports numerous charities. 

  • Elton John AIDS Foundation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Music for Relief
  • Kids Wish Network
  • Get Ur Good On

And that’s just the tip of the ice burg.  She has received awards and acknowledgments for all her generous donations of time and money.  She sports a cool tattoo on her ring finger in support of same sex marriage.  She is also the founder of Happy Hippie Foundation which works to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and vulnerable populations. I’ve always loved Miley Cyrus and her feisty attitude in addition to her strong vocals, but just reading about her numerous outputs of compassion and generosity, I am now blown away. What a super cool pop artist in my book.    

 

2. Bryan Adams

 

I was a newly titled teenager and oh so cool when his hit single, Cuts like a Knife, came out in 1983.  Teenage girls loved him. The following year, Summer of 69, only cemented our infatuation with his lyrics and voice. 

Bryan Guy Adams, born in November 1959 is a Canadian singer, songwriter, producer, photographer, guitarist, and most importantly a philanthropist and activist.  He first rose up the charts in 1983 with that famous album Cuts Like a Knife.   Awards, nominations, and inductions have riddled his successful career. 

He has been a proud vegan for almost 30 years.  He has stated, “I have tons of energy because I am plant-based.  It is absolutely the best thing you could ever do for yourself.  It is a great path.”

 

Bryan is involved in many charities, but his main focus is The Bryan Adams Foundation, set up in 2006.  The Foundation’s directive is to improve the quality of people’s lives around the world by providing monetary grants to support projects specific to that betterment of lives. Education is the ultimate goal. Varied and vague for the purpose of helping many people in their journey’s needs, this charity has something for everyone.   

Source:

http://www.thebryanadamsfoundation.com/index.php?target=aboutus

 

3. Yolandi Visser

 

If you haven’t heard of this rocking woman with her unique voice, you must tune in now.  Her band is my latest addiction.   Born Anri du Toit in 1984, her stage name is Yolandi Visser and she’s a member of the rap-rave group Die Antwoord. 

On one of her now famous singles, she sings “I smell lovely cuz I don’t eat meat!”   We need more of these up and coming superstar vegans.  Her band’s hits include

  • I Fink U Freeky
  • Fatty Boom Boom
  • Rich B***h

The have a large cult following and a huge influence on their listeners.  What better way to spread the vegan word?

Her musical group, Die Antwoord works with an American photographer producing images on skateboards @ The Skateroom, a nonprofit that creates limited editions on skateboard decks.  Sold online with 20 % of the profits donated to Skateistan, another nonprofit that uses skateboarding and education as a means to empower youth in places like Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa.  

 

Source:

http://www.konbini.com/en/lifestyle/die-antwoords-skateboards-school-charities/

 

4. Ariana Grande

 

Can anyone forget the Manchester bombing at the end of her concert on May 22 of 2017?   A horrific event, yet an amazing comeback she made afterwards!

What a compassionate superstar this young lady is!  Her accomplishments and achievements are almost unbelievable for someone her age, yet at any age for that matter. Ariana Grande-Butera was born in 1993.  At her young age of only 25, she’s labeled as an actress, singer, and songwriter.

This go getter has had her music videos viewed more that ELEVEN BILLION TIMES online. 

This successful business woman has earned three American Music Awards.

Ariana has sold 30.5 million digital singles in the US alone. 

This entrepreneur has received three MTV Europe Music Awards.

She was named Billboard’s Female Artist of the Year in 2017.

Three out of four of her albums have been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Grande won a 2014 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice award for Favorite TV Actress.

She’s won ten Teen Choice Awards.

Her Instagram account has more than 130 million followers.

Twitter boasts more than 55 million followers for Ariana Grande.

 

“I love animals more than I love most people, not kidding.  But I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person.”

Source:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/ariana-grande-i-love-animals-4754625

 

 

She’s urged her fans to turn away from SeaWorld after becoming a vegan in 2013.   She’s adopted rescue dogs and promoted pet adoption.  She’s even launched a line of lip shades in which the profits benefit people affected by AIDS and HIV! 

She’s held performances for Black Lives Matter, A Concert for Charlottesville, and March for Our Lives.   What this woman has done for humanity is simply stunning; much better than wearing an abusive meat dress to the MTV Video Music Awards.

 

At the early age of 10, she cofounded the Kids Who Care, a youth singing group.  This eclectic woman started out amazing in her childhood and will end amazing know matter what else she accomplishes.  I could only dream to be so accomplished.   I  wish her the best in her endeavor of taking over the world with love, compassion, and generosity. 

 

 

5. Chrissie Hynde

 

Unless you were born under a rock, who does not know Chrissie Hynde?   Hippie counter culture, punk rock, London, and all that is old school cool comes to mind.   Christine Ellen Hynde, born in 1951, is best known as the founding member of the Pretenders. 

She was born in Akron, Ohio, attended Kent State University during the controversial Kent State Shootings on May 4, 1970, and heading to Europe soon after to live her dream of joining a band.  After multiple successes and failures with different groups, she finally settled into the Pretenders.  The band hit the big times in the late 1970’s, 80’s, and 90’s and even working into the present times.   Chrissie Hynde is a self-proclaimed vegan and proud of that stance as she stated, “it’s the best thing that ever happened to me.”   She is an animal rights activist and a supporter of PETA appearing in anti-fur ads alongside other celebrities. 

Her daughter Natalie was arrested in 2013 after a protest against the destruction on making ways for a road by destroying trees in Combe Haven.   How cool is that?  Mother Hynde must have taught her daughter well. 

She published an autobiography in September 2015, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender.  Pick it up.  This lady has always lived by her own rules as should we all. 

 

 

 

These vegan musicians rock, big style.  From old to new, to rock to pop, these artists are in a category all their own.   Why shouldn’t they be?   They are the cream of the crop when it comes to not only music, creativity, and innovation, but also to doing whatever necessary to helping their fellow humans, animals, and Mother Earth.   This just makes me even more excited to be a vegan!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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