Not all singers started out front and center on the stage. Some of your favorite singers climbed to the top from the back, literally. These musicians started out as backup singers:

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey makes her grand arrival at Caesars Palace  SOURCE

The pop queen herself started out as a backup singer. She used to perform with pop singer Brenda Starr back in the 1980s. Ironically, Carey is now much more famous than Brenda Starr ever was and has her own array of backup singers at her concerts.