Musicians Who Were Discovered by Other Celebrities

Not every star becomes famous independently. Many of our favorite musicians actually owe their popularity to other celebrities. If Usher hadn’t discovered Justin Bieber, for example, the Baby performer might have never become the successful singer he is today. Here are some other examples of musicians who were discovered by other celebrities.

Janelle Monáe was discovered by OutKast’s Big Boi.

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According to a New York Times article about the singer’s career, Janelle Monáe actually met Antwan Patton (aka as Big Boi) at an open-mic night. After that, he invited her to contribute his 2005 collaborative compilation Got Purp? Vol. II. Her work on the album caught the attention of P. Diddy, who helped her achieve fame and popularity.