Justin Bieber is undoubtedly one of today’s biggest and youngest pop stars to retire at the age of 17 years old. Bieber took to twitter on Christmas Eve to profess to his million of Belieber followers that he will officially be calling it quits to his career. Having released his latest and alleged final album, Journals, along with a new documentary film, Justin gave fans a lot to walk away with.
But here in the music world, retirements don’t always last. Here is a list of other entertainers who’ve also claimed to throw in the towel.
Rap icon, Jay-z, couldn’t stay away too long. Back in 2003, he announced The Black Album, would be the final album, but with a major comeback and a royal musical partnership with wife, Beyonce, it’s safe to say Jigga is here to stay.
Remember Grammy nominated R&B songstress, Jazmine Sullivan? She entered the R&B scene strong with magnetic hits like her debut single, “Need You Bad,” that skyrocketed her career into new heights. After a breakthrough year and a budding career that was bound to set the bar, Jazmine threw in the towel back in 2011, where she announced her retirement to her thousands of twitter followers:
“I’m making an official announcement that i am taking a break from music … i’m trying to figure out who i am … w/out a mike, paper or pen. i promised myself when it wasn’t fun anymore i wouldn’t do it. and here i am. i love u all and appreciate u soooooo much … you have no idea how much you’ve inspired me and fed my ego. but the truth is that i have to believe in me whether you all do or not. and thats what I’m lookin for. that belief in myself. me. I. i love us. thanks for being here for me and riding with me on this journey. let us continue.”
In 2012, the heartbreak singer admitted via Twitter once again that she is un-retired and currently in the studio working on her new album.
Before Amanda started professing her unfiltered love for Drake, spewing radical behavior, and nicknaming celebs like Rihanna “ugly,” she was a former starlet actress conquering the TV world. Growing up under the microscope on iconic Nickelodeon shows like All That, and the spin off of her own Amanda show, no one saw a change on the horizon. Landing leading roles in hit films, What A Girl Wants, Hairspray and She’s The Man, Amanda admitted to calling it quits after being fed up with the difficulty in transforming her image to attract more mature roles.
Only one month after her declaration, the good girl gone bad, took to twitter to officially state that she’s “un-retired.”
Not that it matters at this point.
Eddie’s claim to fame role in The Nutty Professor, made him the comedic go to actor for some of Hollywood’s greatest comedy films. Murphy also had a successful stint of starring in action and family friendly movies like Shrek and Dr. Doolittle. But in 2012, Murphy announced that he was “completely retired.” Since then, Eddie has been playing it quiet behind the scenes producing Beverly Hills Cops for CBS.
Eminem has gone back and fourth with his career decision more than most other celebrities in the game. Well, evidently this time around the hip hop mogul is reviving his musical roots with the new release of his highly anticipated MMLP2.
Thank GOD she changed her mind, but after the birth of her son, Angelo, Adele was considering being done with recording and touring.