Turning Point: The Moment Your Favorite Artist Became a Superstar

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  • 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
  • Rihanna
  • Chris Brown
  • Dr. Dre
  • Eminem
  • 50 Cent
  • Lil Wayne
  • Drake
  • Mary J. Blige

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey was an instant success, but after a decline in sales on her second album, Emotions, her label wanted her to go more pop. Music Box is what she came up with, led by "Dreamlover," her first song to sample something from the old school. The album also produced her single "Without You," which gave her first European chart-topper, taking No. 1 in the U.K., Germany and Sweden. And it eventually became one of the best-selling of all time with 32 million copies sold.

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