Not all pop stars climb up the music charts overnight! Check out which musicians had a difficult time breaking into the business before eventually hitting it big.
Katy Perry has a reason to "Roar" these days. The singer worked hard to become a household name, after overcoming a rough career start. Before breaking onto the scene with "I Kissed a Girl" and "California Gurls", Perry stuck to her real name Katy Hudson trying to land a record deal. Performing under the Hudson name, she released a self-titled gospel rock album in 2001, but it turned up unsuccessful. She later was dropped by The Island Def Jam Music Group and cut loose from Columbia Records aft