Gotcha Open: When Artists Go From Opening Acts to Headliners

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  • 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
  • Destiny's Child, Britney Spears
  • Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne

OMG He's Good!

The lead single for Miguel's first studio, All I Want Is You, debuted with less than desireable numbers for a major-label signee. He then joined Usher and Trey Songz for the OMG! tour and the follow-up song, "Sure Thing," quickly gained radio airplay. He's been a fan favorite performer ever since, even after that leg drop.

(Photos from left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Michael Buckner/Getty Images For BET)

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