Turning Point: The Moment Your Favorite Artist Became a Superstar

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  • 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
  • Pharrell
  • Sean "Diddy" Combs
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Alicia Keys
  • Adele

The Moment Your Favorite Artist Became a Superstar

All stars aren’t born the same. Each artist takes his or her own path, but few make it to that rare place where you hear the cheers in abundance and everyone knows your name. Superstar is a term that gets thrown around pretty loosely these days, but we all recognize the true gods and goddesses of music. The game-changers, the outliers, the universally celebrated (or hated) talents that help shape pop culture. Click on as we examine the moment when some of today’s music elite entered that exclusive tier of fame.

(Photos from left: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images, Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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