There are some pop stars who have just always stood out – even when they belonged to chart-topping groups. These singers seemed rather special in comparison to their group members. They usually had stronger singing voices, were better dancers or just had a rather powerful stage presence. Whatever the case, we noticed them more than the people they performed with. Because of this, many of them embarked on solo careers. Many artists who try this usually fail, but these 7 stars did anything but. They were meant to be solo artists and take all of the attention for themselves. Here is Fame10’s list for pop stars who successfully ditched their groups and went solo!
7. Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill first rose to fame when she was a member of the hip hop group the Fugees. They released two albums together, Blunted on Reality and The Score during the mid ‘90s. Their first album received mixed reviews; however, the second one was a huge hit. It sold 17 million copies, making them the highest selling rap group of all time. Hill really stood it with her bold, but soulful voice. When the Fugees broke up in 1997 to pursue other projects, she became an even bigger star thanks to her hit solo Album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
The album received massive critical acclaim, sold more than 12 million copies and earned Hill five Grammys. She was suddenly a huge star. Unfortunately she couldn’t handle the pressures of fame. She took an extended hiatus after the success of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and has since only returned to the spotlight sporadically.