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A family affair: Bandmates are easier to find than you think

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce performs at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candi
FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce performs at a Get Out the Vote concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Lots of iconic musicians partnered with their family members to make it big. Follow their lead and start your own family band!

The Knowles-Carters: Back before they were parents, Beyonce and Jay-Z were featured in several of each other’s hit singles. These days, the queen invites her three kids to appear in visual albums like “Black is King” on Disney Plus, and their oldest, Blue Ivy’s, voice first appeared in a Jay-Z song when she was just two days old.

The Jonas Brothers: Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas first became famous for starring as a fictional band in Disney Channel’s Camp Rock movies in 2008 and 2010. After a yearslong break, the JoBros were back in the charts last year. No word yet on what the fourth bro, Frankie, is up to.

The Jackson 5: This Motown group started out as five brothers, who were between just 9 and 14 years old when their first album was released. It launched the career of Michael Jackson, who became one of the greatest performers of the century. Decades later, Jermaine, Tito, Jackie and Marlo still perform the band’s 18 #1 hits together.

Haim: Este, Danielle and Alana Haim started their band when they were about 21, 18 and 16 after listening to a lot of their parents’ 1970s music. Watch any live video of the sisters performing together and you’re sure to see some strange facial expressions — a mark of any committed musician.

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