We’re taking a look at the celebrities who made it big after starting off as backup singers.
1. Faith Evans
Faith sang backup for Usher and Mary J. Blige.
2. John Legend
John was Kanye West’s go to background singer on most of his early albums.
3. Angie Stone
Angie got her start as a backup singer for D’Angelo.
4. Whitney Houston
Whitney famously sang backup for Lou Rawls, Jermaine Jackson and Chaka Khan.
5. Tamar Braxton
Tamar famously sung backup for her older sister, Toni.
6. Vivian Green
Vivian Green got her break as a background singer for Jill Scott.
7. Luther Vandross
Vandross was a background vocalist for various artists including David Bowie, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross and more.