While drastic weight loss for an upcoming role is common in television and movies, the music industry has witnessed its share of body transformations by chart-topping performers. For some, shedding pounds and adding muscle is gradual–or strongly related the a sudden influx of hormones (hello, puberty) they’ve been hit with. For others, the conscious decision to go for the bulge comes later, leaving us stunned by their shocking new looks.
As Beyoncé and Michelle Obama have taught us, fitness is fun! From teen heartthrobs like Nick Jonas forcing you to recognize his manhood (thank you!) to hip-hop heavyweights like Dr. Dre and Eminem who’ve put in just as much work at the gym as they give to the studio, check out a list of dudes who hit the weights hard in effort to move from flab to fab. They can’t all be D’Angelo cira “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” but they certainly can try.
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