Prominence has to do with importance. If a band becomes famous, they've come into prominence.

Prominence is a type of importance: if you put a statue in the middle of a room, you're giving it a place of prominence. In movies, music, and sports, the most successful people have great prominence — they're prominent or famous. Anything that juts out or sticks out has prominence. Whether prominence comes from being widely known or just being hard to miss, you can't really ignore anything or anybody that has achieved prominence.

Definitions of prominence
  1. noun
    the state of being prominent: widely known or eminent
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    an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known
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    glare, limelight, public eye, spotlight
    a focus of public attention
    salience, saliency, strikingness
    the state of being salient
    the state of being conspicuous
    profile, visibility
    degree of exposure to public notice
    type of:
    social or financial or professional status or reputation
  2. noun
    relative importance
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    the quality of being important and worthy of note
  3. noun
    something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    “he stood on the rocky prominence
    synonyms: bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, protrusion, protuberance, swelling
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    frontal eminence
    either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit
    occipital protuberance
    prominence on the outer surface of the occipital bone
    a part that bulges deeply
    a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure
    a bump on a ski slope
    nub, nubble
    a small lump or protuberance
    a sharp protuberance
    any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
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    any solid convex shape that juts out from something
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