15 Famous Artists We Were Surprised To Learn Started Out In Boy Bands And Girl Groups

July 17, 2014  |  
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Rihanna

The Good Girl Gone Bad initially auditioned for producer Evan Rogers with two of her former classmates from high school as a group when she was 15, but Rogers told Entertainment Weekly that she stood out: “The minute Rihanna walked into the room, it was like the other two girls didn’t exist.” Rihanna had to ditch her classmates and went to live with Rogers and his wife in Connecticut. He helped her make a demo, which wound up being heard by Jay Z. The rest is history! 

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