These Top Artists Got Their Start As Backup Singers

Nadine Blanco | February 15, 2019 5:03 pm

Sheryl Crow

After Sheryl Crow graduated from the University of Missouri, she started out as a music teacher and sang with local bands on the weekends. Eventually, she met a producer and from there, she ended up on Michael Jackson’s Bad tour from 1987 to 1989.

Peter Still/Redferns
Peter Still/Redferns

Crow performed the duet “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” with Jackson and recalled to Rolling Stone, “I was surprised by how shy he was… I remember standing by the side of the stage thinking, ‘I’ll never see this kind of talent again in my life.'” Crow also provided backup vocals for Stevie Wonder and Belinda Carlisle.