Backup Singers Who Blew Up

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Backup Singers Who Blew Up

You probably didn't know the name Jermaine Paul till he won NBC's hit reality show The Voice this past Tuesday, May 8. But that doesn't mean you hadn't heard his talents before: He'd already sung backup for Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and others. But Paul's career path isn't so unlikely. Some of music's biggest stars started out in the shadow of more successful singers before nabbing the spotlight for themselves. Click on to see other backup singers who blew up. —Alex Gale

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