The Evolution of Amber Riley

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Hitting It Big

In 2009, Riley was cast in the role of Mercedes Jones on FOX's breakout hit Glee. The actress got the chance to showcase her vocal acrobatics by singing songs made famous by the late Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Holliday and Jennifer Hudson.

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