Usually the stories we hear about music artists are the rags to riches stories. BORING! How about we hear the flip side to that coin?
Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine was living the good life since he was in diapers. Raised in Los Angeles' celebrity-studded Pacific Palisades neighborhood, his kindergarten buddies included actors Jason Segel and Jake Gyllenhaa
Metallica's Lars Ulrich
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich was born into an upper middle class family in Denmark. His dad was a pro tennis player and before Lars found fame as a musician, his posh upbringing included tennis coaching, which took him as far as the ritzy Laguna Beach for some serious training.
He may look like he grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, but don't be fooled. The singer's surname says it all; Robert James Ritchie's dad was a successful car dealer who owned several dealerships. His family also owned a six-acre apple orchard and horses!
Lady Gaga's made her own millions, but before she became Mother Monster, Stefani Germanotta was living the high life in her childhood apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Her father, an internet entrepreneur, sent her to private school at Convent of the Sacred Heart on the ritzy Upper East Side.
Drake's street cred has been called into question when it was revealed he grew up in Toronto's wealthy Forest Hill neighborhood from the sixth grade on. By age 15, he was a child star on the Canadian TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation." The rapper has downplayed the amount of cash the show earned him.
Lana Del Rey's look may be luxurious now, but the sultry songstress is no newbie to leading a lavish lifestyle. Born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant in New York City, she's the daughter of the domain investor Rob Grant. She was also raised in Lake Placid, the vacation land of the rich and famous.
The Strokes frontman Julien Casablancas comes from a long line of wealthy forefathers. He was born in New York City to Spanish-American business mogul John Casablancas, the founder of Elite Model Management. His mother, Jeanette Christiansen, was a former model and earned the title of Miss Denmark, and his paternal grandfather was a well-known textile giant.
English DJ-producer Mark Ronson didn't pursue music for the money -- this guy was already loaded. His mom is socialite-turned-writer and jewelry designer Ann Dexter-Jones and his dad worked as a music manager and real estate entrepreneur.