Did Bradley Cooper Actually Sing in the Movie a Star Is Born?

A Star is Born, a 2018 musical romantic drama, was one of the most talked-about movies of that year. The film featured Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine, a country musician struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction, who falls in love with Ally (played by Lady Gaga), an aspiring singer. One question that many fans had after watching the movie was whether or not Bradley Cooper actually sang in the film.

The Short Answer

Yes, Bradley Cooper did sing in A Star is Born. In fact, he spent over a year preparing for his role as Jackson Maine, including learning how to play the guitar and sing properly.

The Long Answer

Bradley Cooper’s decision to take on the role of Jackson Maine was not an easy one. He knew that he would have to learn how to play guitar and sing convincingly for the role. To prepare for the role, Cooper spent over a year working with voice coach Roger Love and guitarist Lukas Nelson.

In an interview with NPR, Cooper revealed that he had never sung before A Star is Born. “I knew I wanted to do it,” he said.

“I just didn’t know if I could.” He went on to explain that he worked tirelessly to perfect his singing voice for the film.

“I would wake up at 5:00 in the morning and work for 6-7 hours every day,” Cooper said in an interview with People. “I would do two hours of guitar practice and two hours of singing.” He also took vocal lessons three times a week and worked with Lukas Nelson every day to perfect his guitar playing.

Collaboration with Lady Gaga

Cooper also worked closely with Lady Gaga to make their performances in the film as authentic as possible. Lady Gaga, who is known for her powerful vocals, was impressed with Cooper’s singing abilities.

“I was blown away by Bradley’s voice,” she said in an interview with Variety. “He sings from his soul.”

Cooper and Lady Gaga performed all of the songs in A Star is Born live on set, which added to the authenticity of their performances. The two even wrote some of the songs together, including “Shallow,” which went on to win an Academy Award for Best Original Song.


In conclusion, Bradley Cooper did sing in A Star is Born. He spent over a year preparing for his role as Jackson Maine, including learning how to play guitar and sing properly. His hard work paid off, as he received critical acclaim for his performance and helped make A Star is Born one of the most successful movies of 2018.