Turning Point: The Moment Your Favorite Artist Became a Superstar

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

Dr. Dre

Somewhere in between being a member of one of the most controversial rap groups of all-time and launching Aftermath Records, Dr. Dre became a superstar. But since we’re here to pinpoint a moment let's go back to 1992 when Dre released his seminal solo debut The Chronic. Arguably the most influential album of all-time the Compton-born producer was able to take all the angst from his gangsta rap N.W.A days and channel it into a new all-inclusive sound, G-funk, with pop sensibilities.

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