09/06/2013 11:36 am ET

Celebrity Subtlety: Stars Who Shine Without Gimmicks


Rihanna, Miley, Britney, Robin Thicke. We could go on and on about celebrities determined to one-up one another in shock value.

Oh, RiRi's latest selfie is of her behind? Eh, no matter -- that has nothing on Justin Bieber's affinity for going shirtless in concerts while grabbing his crotch. Not crude enough? There's always Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video where he's boasting about his penis size.

Thankfully, several singers avoid such sexed-up attention-seeking ploys, relying on their raw talent to captivate audiences.

No need to censor these celebs. Check out our roundup of subtle stars who pack a gimmick-free performance punch.

Non-gimmicky Celebs