8 Singers Who Quit The Music Industry
Between 1999 and 2005, Eminem released five albums that sold nearly 50 million copies, but in 2004 his success began to wear on him. While he didn’t quit Hollywood altogether, he took a step back to deal with personal issues. For two years he barely ventured outside, didn’t give any interviews or release any new music. Rumors swirled that he’d gone into retirement, but in October 2008 he announced his comeback. He’s since released three albums, the most recent being in 2013, and recently announced he’s working on another album, but one thing hasn’t changed: The Detroit native rapper rarely ever makes any public appearances or talks to the media. He did step out in June 2017 and was barely recognizable to fans.
5. John Mayer
This American singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer is well known for his hugely successful hits like “Your Body is a Wonderland,” and “Waiting on the World to Change.” He’s released seven albums, received multi-platinum success and won seven Grammy Awards. In 2010 John Mayer caught a lot of flack after he gave two highly controversial interviews and made a name for himself as a notorious womanizer. This forced him to take a step back from the limelight. He stopped giving interviews all together, went off the grid and began to work on music privately at his home in Montana. During this time he developed vocal problems which sent him into an even longer hiatus. He continued to write music, but was unable to perform or give interviews. He made his return to the music industry in 2013 with a benefit concert and the release of his sixth studio album, Paradise Valley.