Backup Singers

Studio 360

Backup Singers Bring the Hits

Thursday, March 12, 2015

There’s no predicting how well a particular song will do on the pop charts. But researchers have found that one characteristic unites a strong majority of hits: backup singers.


Death, Sex & Money

Where is Lisa Fischer's Backup?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

You've heard Lisa Fischer singing backup vocals for everyone from the Rolling Stones to Beyoncé. But after decades of touring with rock stars, Fischer lives in a far more humble reality.

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Shining The Spotlight On Backup Singers

Friday, January 17, 2014

20 Feet From Stardom shines the spotlight away from the big stars and onto the backup singers that are so often looked over. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Guest Picks: Darlene Love

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Singer Darlene Love was on the Leonard Lopate Show to talk about her days as a backup singer. She's featured in the documentary, "Twenty Feet from Stardom," and we were also joined by former backup singer Merry Clayton and director Morgan Neville. Darlene Love told us what she's been listening to, ever since she saw the documentary.