7 Pop Stars Who Tried To Go Solo And Failed
Some pop groups who have had a tremendous amount of success have only been so successful because they work well together. When they break up, there are always one or two members who try to make it on their own; many of them end up failing. We have collected a list of 7 pop stars who were fantastic when they were part of a group, but who failed to make careers for themselves as solo artists. Some of them may have had some success; however, they were better off with the pop group that made them famous in the first place.
7. Nick Lachey
Nick Lachey only became a household name when he joined his wife-at-the-time Jessica Simpson on the reality TV show, “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica.” Before then, he was known for being a member of the all boy group 98 Degrees. After they took a hiatus in 2000, he tried to launch his own solo career with his album SoulO. It ended up being a commercial failure.
When Lachey and Simpson broke up at the end of 2005, he took another stab at a solo career. In May of 2006, he released his second album What’s Left of Me. It debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts. The first single from the album, “What’s Left of Me,” is his most successful single to date. It doesn’t look like we will be seeing anymore solo stuff from him though. In 2010, it was announced that Jive Records had put his new album on hold indefinitely and, later that year, he announced that they had parted ways.
6. J.C. Chasez
When ‘N Sync broke up, J.C. Chasez followed Justin Timberlake’s lead and released his own solo album, Schizophrenic. The album was met with mixed reviews. While some liked his new sound, others felt it to be a “tad misguided.” When he parted ways with Jive Records back in 2007, his second album The Story of Kate was shelved; however, two singles from the album, “Until Yesterday” and “You Ruined Me,” were released.
According to Justin Timberlake, Chasez had the strongest voice out of all of the members of ‘N Sync. “In my opinion, he had the best voice out of all of us … Out of all the boy bands, call ‘em what you will, he was the one that could out-sing all of us. And I’ve known him since I was 10, so it was fun to sit behind the board and push him,” he said. It sounds like Chasez was probably missing the charisma that Timberlake has.