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

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys had two major deals before she signed with Clive Davis' then newly formed J Records via which she finally released her debut, Songs in A Minor. Her unique blend of cornrows, piano chords and R&B soul had the world fallin' for her music, and she swept that year's Grammy Awards, tying Lauryn Hill's then record for most won by a female artist in one night with five of those golden gramophones.

(photo: WENN.com)

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