Backup singers who became famous
These lead singers were once backing vocalists
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Some of the most sonorous voices in the world ring through popular songs as backing vocals. As an artist, it takes time to work your way up, and so many of the famous musicians of the day feature in unexpected songs.
Numerous great artists were only ever backing singers when they should have been stars. Luckily, a few reached stardom. Here is a collection of the best-known artists who broke out from the shadows. Click on for more!