Gotcha Open: When Artists Go From Opening Acts to Headliners

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  • Destiny's Child, Britney Spears
  • Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne
  • Public Enemy, Beastie Boys
  • Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross
  • Miguel, Usher
  • Cee Lo Green, OutKast
  • Robin Thicke, Beyoncé
  • Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé
  • Kendrick Lamar, Drake
  • Rihanna, Kanye West
  • J. Cole, Jay Z

Hall of Fame Beginnings

After opening for Madonna in 1985, the Beastie Boys debuted with Licensed to Ill and took PE with them. PE then released their debut, Yo! Bum Rush the Show. Now both groups have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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