The life of a celebrity; as portrayed by the media, and the music videos, is one that is filled with fun, money and bling. If you watch music videos long enough, you are likely to come away with the impression that popular musicians do not have anything to worry about at all, and that they spend all of their time having fun in clubs and at the pool sides of the most expensive hotels. For this reason, many people have decided that they want to be celebrities themselves, and music is a very common way that people decide to use to try to attain celebrity status.
However, what one must consider is that in order to become a celebrity, you will likely have had to work very hard over a long period of time. It is undeniable that there are some celebrities that become hits with their first song, movie or performance on stage , but the vast majority of them only become celebrities after having tried again and again to have their big break.
When one becomes a celebrity, there are quite a few things that will change. Apart from the obvious and likable aspects such as being asked to give autographs and getting invited to all the best parties in town, the life of a celebrity changes in a whole lot of other ways.
One of the first is that your living standard will change. This is definitely going to be a change for the better, as you will have to live up to the image that is expected from you as a star, a superstar and a famous person. You will have to upgrade your home, your cars and your wardrobe, and this is often an exciting time for new celebrities.
However, the other side of the coin is that you may or may not yet have the money to finance all that. If you had the money before, then doing all that would take a huge chunk out of your future earnings, and if you did not, you might be loaned the money by your record label or other outfits, and that would also cut into your future earnings. Going forward, you would have to continue to finance the celebrity lifestyle, and that would mean your net income is far less than what it might seem at first.
The second thing is that you will likely have to travel, a lot. As a musician, you might have to go on tours. These tours would be designed in such a way as to maximize your popularity and bringing the biggest income possible for you. While those are good things, it might mean that you have to be in a lot of places within very short intervals, and that is likely to take a toll on your health and mind. The constant travel, and having to perform at one’s best at the next concert or show, is often what leads celebrities to begin to rely on alcohol and drugs.