Three young women - Deena Jones, Effie White, and Lorrell Robinson - desire to become pop stars and get their wish when they're picked to be backup singers for the legendary James "Thunder" Early. Then they're set free for leads, but Curtis Taylor and Effie's brother C.C. decide for Deena to be lead which upsets Effie.
|Jamie Foxx||Beyoncé Knowles|
|Eddie Murphy||Danny Glover|
|Anika Noni Rose||Keith Robinson|
|Jennifer Hudson||Sharon Leal|
|Hinton Battle||Mariah I. Wilson|