publication date: Friday, December 23, 2011 (part of Winter 2012)

category: Music

clue: She got her start in classical music before transitioning to better-selling pop music.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, and Erik Bates

Crossover Celebrities: For some artists, it's about following their creative muse. For others, it's all about the money. These entertainers were strongly associated with one genre, but now only seem interested in another.

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