Whitney Houston. Mariah Carey. Luther Vandross. John Legend. Mary J. Blige. Sheryl Crow. Richard Marx. Jon Secada. Siedah Garrett.
What do these famous vocalists have in common? They all started as backup vocalists to established singers before they venture on their own, some even more famous than their former mentors.
Meet The Unsung Heroes Behind The Greatest Music of our Time…
The new film “20 Feet From Stardom” from Radius-TWC out in selected theaters now, addresses exactly these talented artists, often hidden from public view but very instrumental in the overall aesthetic of a live concert.
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling new film 20 Feet From Stardom, award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others.
These gifted artists span a range of styles, genres and eras of popular music, but each has a uniquely fascinating and personal story to share of life spent in the shadows of superstardom. Along with rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack, 20 Feet From Stardom boasts intimate interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few. These world-famous figures take a backseat to the diverse array of backup singers whose lives and stories take center stage in the film.
Check out the trailer here:
POPWRAPPED is giving our readers a chance to be less than twenty feet from these stars with an autographed poster from the director and cast!
ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOGRAPHED 20 FEET FROM STARDOM MOVIE POSTER SIGNED BY THE FILM’S DIRECTOR, MORGAN NEVILLE, AND STARS DARLENE LOVE, MERRY CLAYTON, AND THE VOICE’S JUDITH HILL!
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