Here’s an interesting article posted this week on the Bust blog.

You can’t miss ’em. The two or three black women off to stage left, swaying in their glittery dresses, and providing that ounce of soul as backup singers for the top performers. I’ve always noticed them, and so has writer Mary S., who gives a quick rundown on this often overlooked role in show business. “Backup singers,” she says, “are often the best part of the song.”

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