Taylor Swift is not the only singer to have a college degree on her resume
Taylor Swift was honored by the University of New York with the title of Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa, awarded to those who have distinguished themselves in this area of expertise, but did not pursue a doctorate at the university.
However, the American singer is far from the only name in music with a prestigious academic record. Several other singers, Brazilian and international, also received honors from universities or even attended one.
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THE Rolling Stone Brazilseparated some artists who also have degrees. Check out:
Brian May – Astrophysics
guitarist of queen,Brian May majored in Mathematics and Physics at Imperial College London. He then started a doctorate at the same university, but dropped out to focus on music. Thirty years later, he resumed his studies and is now a PhD in Astrophysics and Dean of Liverpool John Moores University.
Lexa – Marketing
It’s not just in funk that Lexa rock. The singer passed one of the first places in the Mathematics entrance exam at UFRJ, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. However, she dropped out of graduation to make a living from music and went on to study Marketing, graduating in 2020.
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Sandy – Lyrics
Sandy He has been working with music since he was a child, but he didn’t put his studies aside. The Brazilian singer has a degree in Literature, in the Portuguese/English modality, at the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC).
Dexter Holland – Biology
frontman of Offspring, Dexter Holland He holds a degree in biology and a master’s degree in molecular biology from the University of Southern California. Musician had plans to complete a doctorate at the same college, but postponed the project to work in the band.
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Bruce Dickinson – Music
Like this Swift,Bruce Dickinsonof Iron Maidenwas honored by Queen Mary University, London, with an honorary doctorate of music in 2011.
Chris Martin – Study of Ancient Civilizations
vocalist of Coldplay,Chris Martin studied ancient civilizations at University College London, earning honors in learning Latin and Greek. He also went to the university where he met Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Guy Berrymanwith whom he formed the band.
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Tom Morello – Social Sciences
guitarist of Rage Against the Machine, Tom Morello studied social sciences at Harvard, one of the most prestigious American universities. Musician earned a bachelor’s degree in 1986 and, since then, has taken a stand in various social causes.