Atlanta's music industry is tough to break into. But STAR (Jude Demorest) has a few things on her side: beauty, talent, determination, and the two other singers in her Destiny's Child-like girl group: troubled sister Simone (Brittany O'Grady) and songwriting genius Alexandra (Ryan Destiny). These three have the moves, looks, and sound to be the Next Big Thing, and soon they connect with music exec Jahil Rivera (Benjamin Bratt), who can make their dreams come true. What they don't know about Jahil: he has a shady past, not to mention a history with Simone and Star's godmother, Carlotta (Queen Latifah). What Jahil doesn't know about them: so do Simone, Star, and Alexandra. The girls are headed straight to the top -- at least, until that past catches up with them.