This image appears in the gallery:
10 Celebs You Didn't Know Started Off As Buskers
2. Tracy Chapman
Unsurprisingly Tracy Chapman was no ordinary busker. The 'Fast Car' singer managed to obtain a high-sought permit from the Cambridge Arts Council, allowing her to perform in Harvard Square. Chapman's university pal Brian Koppelman was so impressed with his friend's musical talents that he introduced her to his father who was in charge of a record label. As soon as she graduated, Chapman was signed to Elektra Records and the rest as they say, is history.