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19 Celebrities who have embarked into the NFT world

Since the launch of Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks, the hype surrounding NFTs has exploded.With so many celebrities dipping their toes into the pool, the concept of NFTs has reached new heights.While the NFT community has been growing steadily, the average fan might not know much about it.

This article will explain the connections between celebrities and NFT agencies.

For celebrities, the NFT world will offer new opportunities to fans and provide a new revenue stream for their favorite artists.Besides releasing new songs, NFTs can also be used to create unique signatures, music videos, and merchandise.

Fans can even purchase NFTs backed by items produced by their favorite stars and have the chance to meet their idol in person.There are so many potential uses for NFTs that the number of examples is practically endless.

Here are some NFTs that have been releaved by many celebrities until this day (2022):

1-Shawn Yue Man-lok

Hongkong star Shawn Yue 40 y.o. Recently, he raised over HK$121.6mil ($21.2mil) via an online auction that he hosted in conjunction with the renowned auction house Christie’s.

The auction was entitled “No Time Like Present’, and the actor, who is 40 years old, revealed that his belongings were accumulated over more than two decades.

2-Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber has entered the Bored Ape Yacht Club chat.

Grammy award-winning singer Justin Bieber ventures further into NFTs by becoming a member of the famous Bored Ape Yacht Club and making a significant investment in their NFTs. What is the price, you ask? There’s nothing extravagant or extravagant, just $1.31 million.

Justin Bieber is now the proud owner of Bored Ape #3001, which he bought with 500ETH ($1.3 million).

3-Steph Curry

The NFTs have not only caught the interest of artists, but they have also drawn the attention of athletes.

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry released an exclusive assortment of 2974 NFTs, each one priced at $333. Curry’s collection includes digital replicas of his shoes, Genesis Curry Flows.

It showcases the exact shoes Curry wore during his spectacular basketball feats. The collection has already gone, and the sneakers are virtual; they are a dream that his fans will be able to wear and showcase across multiple metaverses and online games.

4-Gunna

Just a few days shortly after Future was accepted into the Bored Ape Yacht Club, Gunna has recently revealed that he’s the latest artist to buy the exclusive Bored Ape NFT.

In a post on the Instagram platform, Gunna posted a video detailing how he purchased the NFT digital collection via the Ethereum blockchain. The Atlanta rapper bought the NFT via MoonPay.

MoonPay marketplace for the sum of $300,000. When he learned that he was now a member of the Bored Ape Yacht Club after his performance, Gunna was inspired to get his Ape called “Butta” fitted in futuristic shades, an ammo belt, and a green kazoo tattooed onto his leg.

5-Lionel Messi

Metaverse? More like Messiverse. The man that many consider “the greatest footballer of all time,” Lionel Messi launched his NFT collection in August 2021.

The collection was comprised of three digital artworks: “Man from the Future”, “Worth the Weight,” and “The King Piece,” All created by the artist BossLogic and illustrating significant moments in the career of the footballer. The fame of his name was displayed as NFTs’ sales soared to US$3.4 million on the first day of its launch.

6-Jimmy Fallon

Famous as well as Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has been part of the NFT family for quite some time.

Fallon posted on Twitter to reveal the most recent new addition to his collection. An unassuming Bored Ape dressed in what seems as a typical sailor’s costume. The NFT was bought for just over $225,000.

7-Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg made his debut in the NFT area with an announcement to his collection entitled “A Journey with the Dogg”. The album is expected to contain a journey through the rapper’s life experiences and most memorable memories.

Think of the quotes and special moments that are that were captured in photos. The collection also includes an original track called “NFT”, and a Dogecoin-inspired cryptocurrency called “Snoop Dogg Coins”. The rapper spoke of his excitement to launch the project and said, “I’ve observed the game changing through the years, between analog and digital and I’m always thrilled that technology can let fans interact to the artist. NFTs are a fantastic technology, and it’s an honour to be able to drop my first single using Crypto.com/NFT.”

8-Paris Hilton

At the beginning of 2000, The first celebrity Paris Hilton, embodied all the trends that were coming.

From her commitment to Y2K style to declaring that selfies will be the new signature, The heiress has always appeared to be ahead of the curve, which has been evident in the realm of crypto art. With the designer Blake Kathryn, Hilton created an art collection that included three distinctive pieces called “Hummingbird in My Metaverse,” “Legend of Love,” and “Iconic Crypto Queen.” In April 2021, Hilton sold all three pieces for just under 1 million dollars.

9-Lindsay Lohan

Another 2000s pop celebrity, Lindsay Lohan has similarly expressed her appreciation for NFTs’ ability to provide better copyright rights for creators who have their own work, and she has released her debut single of the year, titled “Lullaby.”

An exclusive collaboration with Lohan and DJ Manual Riva, the electronic track, along with its animation of Lohan and butterflies, were auctioned off for up to $85,000 on FansForver. Lohan has also sold an NFT from the disbanded EDM couple Daft Punk for $15,000.

Lohan said that the sale was “history in the making” and she believes the next generation of music will likely be anchored in NFTs, crypto with blockchain becoming the normal.

10-Grimes

The musician Grimes is known as a pioneer of experimental pop and synth-pop art, as well as similar to alien-themed cosmetics.

Grimes, who is currently engaged to tech businessman Elon Musk, has embraced the futuristic nature of the NFT system and sold 10 digital works of artwork, some with hundreds of copies and others being unique, on Nifty Gateway.

Her work, which explores images of distant worlds, futurist technology wreckage, and winged cherubs, made Grimes approximately six million dollars in less than 20 minutes. Her most famous piece, “Death of the Old,” was sold for $389,000.

11-Ellen DeGeneres

An additional newcomer into the electronic world, Ellen DeGeneres joined the NFT gold rush when she held her first auction in the middle of April.

DeGeneres was extraordinarily clever and shrewd and decided to auction off an explanation for NFTs in her show, the Ellen Show, along with a physically sketched image of a cat included in the video in her debut NFT. It was open for 24 hours, and she made $33,495, which she donated to World Central Kitchen, the food relief charity founded by chef Jose Andres.

12-Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk, the legendary skateboarder, decided to offer NFTs a unique twist by auctioning the video of him doing the trick with the Ethernity Chain.
The 540-degree Ollie, which was first attempted back in 1989, was touted as being the “final ollie” ever done by skateboarders.
The video is intended to be compared with Hawk’s initial Ollie 540 that he performed 32 years ago. And even though we don’t know the price or the number of versions that will be made available, however, it will likely be expensive due to Hawk’s proximity.

13-Steve Aoki

Steve Aoki interrupted one of his own sets to present the crowd with his most recent NFT purchase.
A self-proclaimed NFT fan interrupted the music during the recent concert to take a photo of an alien in pink on his smartphone that he bought from the illustrator’s drawings. Aoki reported that he purchased 269.69 ETH or the equivalent of $859,999 (PS627,053) in exchange for an NFT.

14-Shawn Mendes

Singer Shawn Mendes joined the marketplace OpenSea in collaboration with Genies to exclusive market wearables, following the popularity of the Mesut Ozil line, which brought in more than $500,000.
From the virtual guitar to necklaces, vests and earrings, they were all available for purchase through OpenSea and earned Mendes more than $600,000. After this sale, Mendes gave the proceeds of his sale to Shawn Mendes Foundation Wonder Grants, which are intended to aid young activists with big ideas.

15-Eminem

In the middle of April, Eminem released his debut NFT collection, titled “Shady Con”, which took the form of a digital event which allowed fans to have an NFT collectable from Nifty Gateway.
The exclusive tracks, which included the original instrumental beats developed by Eminem, were released prior to the limited-edition festival.
When asked why Eminem was so intrigued by NFTs, Eminem said that his passion for collecting things as a child did not have a market, and he’s delighted to recreate a few of the collections.

16-Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, has proved that social media could be used as An NFT by auctioning off his initial tweet to be one of the NFTs during March. The tweet he wrote at 15 years old in March of 2006, that was a simple “just setting up my twttr”, was able to earn him an impressive $2.9 million when the auction closed through the Valuables platform.
Dorsey said that all the proceeds could be converted to bitcoin and given to GiveDirectly, a nonprofit aiding those living in poverty and benefitting from its COVID-19 action in Africa.

17-Kate Moss

The supermodel Kate Moss joined the craze by releasing something new and unique she posted on YouTube: a video of her asleep. “Sleep with Kate,” which provides a personal glimpse of the model, shows the ways that cryptocurrency art, digital assets and even digital artwork could just as Paris Hilton stated, empower women. 

Then, Moss made $17,000 from the NFT and donated the money to the non-profit organization Gurls Talk.

18-Cara Delevingne

Cara delevingne, along with counterpart Brit supermodel Moss, utilised NFTs to highlight female empowerment in the growing cryptocurrency market. In collaboration with the artist Chemical X, Delevingne released an image of her in a bare-faced state, reading poems about her vagina as well as notions of ownership. Unique NFT took to the same train of famous people making use of their platforms and voices to generate revenue for charity. They donated the proceeds to her foundation, which supports the empowerment of women, relief from COVID LGBTQIA+ issues, environmental causes and fights against racism in the workplace.

19-Emily Ratajkowski

The most famous reports of celebrities using their power through NFTs, Emily Ratajkowski auctioned off an NFT called “Buying Myself Back” to get back the Instagram photo of herself that artist Richard Prince appropriated for his “New Portraits” series in 2014.

In 2014, the model and her partner paid $81,000 to purchase Prince’s copy of her own photo. On May 14th, Ratajkowski auctioned off her NFT, which was a composite picture of her standing in the middle of the blown-up Richard Prince Instagram post in her living room.

This was a way to regain the right to have her own image and earn money from it. She explained to The Times, “to me, this digital marketplace is a way to communicate this specific idea that couldn’t exist in a different way.”