Turning Point: The Moment Your Favorite Artist Became a Superstar

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  • Pharrell
  • Sean "Diddy" Combs
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Alicia Keys
  • Adele
  • Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, Jay Z
  • Jay Z
  • Kanye West
  • Rihanna
  • Chris Brown
  • Dr. Dre
  • Eminem
  • 50 Cent
  • Lil Wayne
  • Drake
  • Mary J. Blige
  • Beyoncé
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Mariah Carey
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Usher

Adele

Adele became a hit across the pond and stateside with the release of her debut, 19. But it was her next album, 21, that had her rolling in the deep. She said it was inspired by a break up with a boyfriend — to which many could relate. For that kind of honesty she won six Grammy's (tying Beyoncé's record for most won by a female artist in a single night), and a diamond certification.

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