Backlight To Spotlight: Famous Backup Singers
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1. Luther Vandross as a background singer on tour in 1974 with David Bowie.
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2. Luther Vandross as a background singer for David Bowie.
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3. Whitney Houston with her first mentor, Cissy Houston.
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4. Brenda K. Starr was the ’80s singer to originally sing “I Still Believe.”
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5. Kelly Price as a background singer for Mariah Carey.
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6. Soon after being a background singer, Kelly Price debuted her platinum-selling first album.
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7. With a voice arguably second to Whitney Houston, Deborah Cox was a background singer for Celine Dion.
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8. R&B Diva herself Chante Moore began as a background singer for Toni Braxton.
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9. The late great Vesta, who sang the hit song “Congratulations,” started as a background singer for Chaka Khan.
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10. Vivian Green began her “Emotional Roller Coaster” music journey as a background singer for Jill Scott.
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11. Neo soul artist Algebra Blessett began her professional music career as a background singer for R&B artist Monica and neo soul star Bilal.
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12. John Legend began his stellar career singing background for Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys.
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13. Up and coming star songstress L’Renee was a background singer for KEM.
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