Stars Shine at the Apollo!

Don't miss Tony Rock on 106 & Park tonight!

Tony Rock - With a career that spans over a decade, Tony Rock has had his hands in everything from acting to producing. Being Chris Rock's younger brother, the Brooklyn-born comedian worked hard to create his own identity and is respected for his contributions to the comedy world.(Photo: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)

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Tony Rock - Harlem's Apollo Theater has meant a lot to music history, so take a look at these artists that hit the Apollo stage.Don't miss the host of the new series Apollo Live, Tony Rock, tonight on 106 & Park at 6P/5C!(Photo: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup)

In the Spotlight - Recording artist Ne-Yo lights up the stage during halftime. (Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Ne-Yo - Before Ne-Yo was a record exec and superstar singer in his own right, he was part of a boy band named N-V and they took to the Apollo stage. Unfortunately, they were booed during the entire performance, but luckily not enough for Sandman to dance them off the stage.(Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Lauryn Hill in Dreamgirls - For a project that was in development as long as Dreamgirls, it's no surprise many actresses cycled through the lead role of Deena Jones. Lauryn Hill was briefly attached in the mid-1990s, at the peak of her popularity, before her self-imposed exile. Of course, Beyoncé won the part in the end.(Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images for Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame)

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Lauryn Hill - Like Ne-Yo, before Lauryn hit it big, she took to the Apollo stage. Unfortunately, like Ne-Yo, Lauryn was also booed. Clearly a little discouragement didn't keep her down because Lauryn went on to be one of the most important voices of her generation.(Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Richard Pryor - In a time when racial tensions were high, Richard Pryor used comedy to get a point across to his audience. One of the places that he did this was on the Apollo stage.(Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Richard Pryor - In a time when racial tensions were high, Richard Pryor used comedy to get a point across to his audience. One of the places that he did this was on the Apollo stage.(Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

MGK - MGK is a rap beast now, but before he had a major deal, he hit the Apollo stage and won Amateur Night. Not too shabby!(photo: John Ricard / BET)

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MGK - MGK is a rap beast now, but before he had a major deal, he hit the Apollo stage and won Amateur Night. Not too shabby!(photo: John Ricard / BET)

Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson first appeared on American Bandstand with his brothers as a part of the Jackson 5 in 1970. He would later return in 2002 to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary.(Photo: Kevin Winter/ImageDirect/Getty Images)

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Michael Jackson - The "King of Pop" Michael Jackson made his Apollo debut during Amateur Night with his brother as part of the Jackson 5, the rest is history.(Photo: Kevin Winter/ImageDirect)

Stevie Wonder - The legendary Motown singer and pianist performs during a tribute to Diana Ross after she receives her Lifetime Achievement Award.  (Photo: Getty Images/Getty Images)

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Stevie Wonder - Stevie Wonder's career has spanned decades, and during his time in the spotlight he had ventured to Harlem more than once to take the Apollo stage by storm!(Photo: Getty Images/Getty Images)

Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin is the "Queen of Soul" and has graced the Apollo stage with her presence, performance and amazing vocals over the years. It's only right, she's a legend!(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

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Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin is the "Queen of Soul" and has graced the Apollo stage with her presence, performance and amazing vocals over the years. It's only right, she's a legend!(Photo: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

James Brown ? President Mobutu Sese Sek - Mobutu Sese Seko, president of Zaire (now named the Democratic Republic of Congo), tapped the Godfather of Soul along with B.B. King, Celia Cruz and Bill Withers for a 1974 music festival. Seko is accused of torture and embezzlement.(Photo: Paul Hawthorne/WireImage)

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James Brown - The Apollo helps James Brown's career skyrocket to another world. His voice, lyrics and hig-energy dance moves didn't just make him a music legend, they made him an Apollo legend.(Photo: Paul Hawthorne/WireImage)

Doing the Robot on Soul Train  - To promote their 1974 hit "Dancing Machine," the Jackson 5 took the TV stage of Soul Train to perform. Little did the audience know that a teenage Mike had been studying the famous moves of Slim the Robot, a member of the pioneering dance troupe the Lockers. They (and millions across America) witnessed Michael's street-dance skills during the song's breakdown segment as he proceeded to lock, swivel and slide his way to the front of the stage... and into hip hop history.

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The Jackson 5 - Before signing to Motown Records, the Jackson 5 took the Apollo stage and impressed everyone in the audience with their raw talent, musical ability, dance moves and flawless vocals. No wonder they changed the music game forever.(Photo: 2001 Tribune Entertainment)