15 Celebrities Who Began Their Careers as Backup Singers

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It might seem like most of the celebrities you know and love came onto the scene overnight, becoming a household name about five minutes after arriving in Hollywood. This could not be further from the truth (except for Lupita N’yongo) for most celebrities. Most of the famous people in the world started elsewhere. Some started their careers as unknown models. Some started in the commercials. Others started as backup dancers or singers for other famous people. Read on to find out which 15 celebrities began their Hollywood careers dancing and singing backup for people who were already famous.

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Tiffany Raiford is a lifelong Floridian, wife to my high school sweetheart and mother of four littles (two girls and boy/girl twins...no, they are not identical and yes, I'm sure). My kids love to whine, so I love to wine. My loves include nap time, bed time, date night, travel and evenings and weekends when my husband is home because he handles all diaper changes.
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