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What Makes a Great Backup Singer?

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What Makes a Great Backup Singer?

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What Makes a Great Backup Singer?

What Makes a Great Backup Singer?

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The life of a background singer is a lonely one. Sure, they get to sing before adoring crowds — but the crowds are always adoring someone else. As a part of our series Musicians At Work, Debbie Elliott speaks with Tiffany Riddick, a successful background singer with solo aspirations of her own.

Riddick has performed behind such singers as Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. She is currently on tour with R&B singer Beyonce.