'Empire' Season 1 Guest Stars Include Huge Celebrities, But Who Will They All Play?

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After Empire's premiere last Wednesday, we quickly learned that Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. But the show's players behind the scenes are just as powerful as the characters they've created. Showrunner Lee Daniels has been nominated for two Oscars, and executive music producer Timbaland won three Grammys. These guys are a big deal. Big enough that they've managed to secure a huge list of guest stars for Empire 's first season. Some of these names have never even appeared on TV before. Empire is clearly pulling out all the stops to make sure its the biggest, baddest show we've seen in a long time.

Over the next 12 episodes, we'll see famous singers, rappers, and actors all pop up on the buzzy new series. Some will play themselves, others will be original characters. Read on to find out which celebs will appear — there are definitely a few faces that will surprise you.

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