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12 times celebrities were accused of lip-syncing

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  • Whether it’s because they’re sick or must do so for technical reasons, artists sometimes lip-sync during their performances.
  • In many cases, it’s not unusual for artists to sing over backing tracks but that doesn’t make it any less shocking when famous performers get accused of miming their vocals. 
  • In the past, artists like Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, and Katy Perry have been accused of lip-syncing performances that people thought were live.
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Although it’s common for artists to sing live vocals over a backing track, this doesn’t make it any less shocking when artists get caught miming the lyrics to their hit songs. 

Some famous artists have admitted to lip-syncing for reasons ranging from technical limitations to illnesses. Other musicians have been accused of lip-syncing during performances, though they’ve never openly admitted to mouthing words to their own pre-recorded vocals on stage.

Here are a few times celebrities that have been accused of lip-syncing.

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