9 Musicians That Are Big Fans Of Gaming

Have you ever looked up to your favourite artist and thought, “Wow, I wish I could do what they do.” They do the most amazing things. As it turns out, you probably already do. Whether it’s Fortnite, Pokémon Go, or even casino games, here’s a list of 9 Musicians who enjoy gaming.


Who would have guessed this legendary rapper often “Loses Himself” in a game of Call of Duty? In the past, Eminem has collaborated with Activision, the creators of Call of Duty, to create an exclusive song titled “Survival.” For any player who purchased Call of Duty: Ghosts, this song was added, together with his album The Marshall Mathers LP 2. To top it all off, “Survival” was used in the Ghosts trailer, and Ghost gameplay was used in the “Survival” music video.


Drake playing games has lately gone viral in the gaming industry, as he appeared on Twitch to play some games alongside Ninja. Ninja is a well-known Twitch streamer who excels in gaming. Since “the people” discovered Drake’s passion for gaming, he has acknowledged that he frequently plays games in the recording studio during his spare time.

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In this day and age, not many people have the opportunity to make history by doing something for the first time. Marshmello has the good fortune to continue to be a trendsetter, not only in the electronic scene but also in the gaming world; he is the first person to perform a live concert within the confines of a video game. Marshmello not only participates in gaming when making Epic Fortnite history, but he also has his own YouTube gaming series called the Mello Cave.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg is another rapper who enjoys replacing the mic for some Call of Duty action. As a result, Activision has given him some exclusive in-game features in Call of Duty: Ghosts. Inside the game, Snoop Dogg has his own voice pack! Snoop Dogg doesn’t just play Call of Duty; he’s also been spotted playing Mortal Combat.


This Grammy Award-winning producer does more than just produce hit songs. He is a huge game fan and enthusiast. Inside his favourite game, “VALORANT”, Zedd has inspired a new skin pack called SPECTRUM. Zedd grew up loving Counter-Strike, but he fell in love with the mechanics of Overwatch. When Valorant was released, it essentially replaced all of the other games he was playing. The best of both worlds, with a competitive edge and great mechanics that allow for some “Clutch” moments, as Zedd describes them.

Travis Scott

Travis Scott, like Marshmello, is reiterating the idea that the Meta Verse of the concert is here after 12.3 million people tuned in to his 9-minute in-game Fortnite concert. That’s the equivalent of 144 sold-out Wembley Stadiums. Following that, the concert was uploaded to YouTube, where it received an additional 14.7 million views in the days that followed, bringing the total to 27 million. Maybe this is the future of concerts?

Katy Perry

Many people like Final Fantasy, but few have the chance to become a playable character in the game. However, not many people can compete with Katy Perry. Not only is she available in the new game “Final Fantasy Brave Exvius” as a playable character, but her new exclusive song for the game “Immortal” is also included.

Ariana Grande

Would you consider getting a tattoo of your favourite game? That’s what a well-known pop star did with Pokémon. She is well-known for playing Pokémon on her Nintendo Switch. She loves the game so much that she has Eevee tattooed on her arm. According to some reports, on some rare days she spends up to 15 hours a day on her switch playing Pokémon: Let’s Go. When Pokémon Go became a reality, Ariana Grande was most likely overjoyed.


T-Pain loves a good game of Overwatch. This rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer enjoys most video games, including Watch Dogs and Overwatch on Twitch, but not Dark Souls. T-Pain despises that game. He frequently logs in and plays Overwatch with co-stars Zedd and deadmau5.

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Games frequently get a bad rap. However, when there is a healthy balance, games can be a great way to take your mind off things, relax, and unwind. Are there some famous musicians you want to play alongside? Who is playing your favourite game?

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