Sam Smith and 11 Pop Stars Who Broke Via Dance Records - Rolling Stone
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Sam Smith and 11 Pop Stars Who Broke Via Dance Records

Before they were stars, they were party starters

Sia and Marc Anthony

From the 1970s disco explosion to today’s EDM free-for-all, featured singers on dance tracks have become an increasingly frequent chart presence, with the guest spot often serving as an audition or promo for the singer’s subsequent solo turn. In honor of our Sam Smith cover story, here are 12 vocalists from dance hits spanning the past 25 years, all of whom went on to become stars in their own right, both on and off the dance floor.

In This Article: Luther Vandross, Sam Smith, Sia

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