Big Break (Jayverse)

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Show's Logo with the ABC In Stereo Graphic shown in the Opening Titles from a 1990 Episode hosted by Natalie Cole

Big Break was a music/variety show that aired on ABC from September 16, 1990 to May 6, 1999


The show was a talent contest where singers and musicians competed for a $100,000 prize at the end of the season with a studio audience deciding the winner.


1990-1993: Natalie Cole

1993-2001: Richard Steinmetz


Dude Walker


Samuel Goldwyn Television

Taping Locations

1990-1993: Universal Studios Hollywood

1993-2001: Hollywood Center Studios


In Season 1, The Pied Piper of R&B R.Kelly along with his former all-black male singing group called MGM (Musically Gifted Men) competed on an episode of this show along with winning $100,000.

In Season 2, Greg Rowles was a contestant in the Male Vocalist category ended up winning the Big Break Artist of the Week and won $5,000 but failed to win the Semi-Finals, Although he won The Male Vocalist Title on the 11th and Final Season of Star Search hosted by John Schneider airing on UBC in 1994.