18 Huge Musicians Who Started Out As Backup Singers and Dancers

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When we listen to songs on the radio or watch our favorite artists perform live, one of the last things we pay attention to are the backup singers and dancers. Sure, their performance can make a track more compelling, but if we're being honest, it's almost always the main act who stays in the spotlight. What if we said that among those backup vocalists were future pop sensations and Grammy winners? Or what if we said that some of them were even more talented than the entertainers who took center stage?

It's wild to think about, but several of today's biggest artists actually started out as backup dancers and vocalists for other famous singers. It was only a matter of time before they stepped out of the shadows and into the spotlight themselves! See which stars got their big break after performing as backup singers and dancers.