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10 stars who left famous bands to build a solo career


To be part of a successful group cherished dream of many musicians.

Want to be famous, to tour the world and get a lot of money this is absolutely normal desire, but what motivates those who deliberately gives up everything for his solo career?

Nobody guarantees that outside of the band, the musician will be someone interesting, and practice shows that often happens the failure.

However, for creative, personal or other differences many performers are in free float, despite the enormous risk.

Today we will talk about the 10 stars who have gone not in vain.

10. Nicole Scherzinger

This American pop/R B singer, which, incidentally, has Ukrainian roots, came to the Pussycat Dolls in 2005 as the main vocalist, becoming one of six girls in the team.

Despite the fact that in the group she was in the foreground, in 2006, Nicole began work on a solo album, involving artists such as, Timbaland, and will.i.am.

The first single from the upcoming album was not a success, but the singer never gave up on me. In the result she managed to achieve success on all fronts: it is still associated with the Pussycat Dolls, but her solo career is also in demand.

9. Beyonce

Before becoming a world famous solo singer, beyoncé Knowles performed as part of the group Destiny's Child. The trio she was recognizable personality in the late 90's, but knowing that the women's team will not last long, it started to write own songs.

So, in fact, happened in the group was a split, and released her first album Dangerously in Love. The album made a splash, becoming one of the top releases of the year and won a record 5 Grammy awards.

Now the names of Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Latavia Roberson and luckett LeToya few people know, but all these women sang along with beyoncé in Destiny's Child.

8. Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney was a legend as the Beatles remained as great after the breakup of the band in 1970.

In fact, the Floor care group, coupled with litigation, which he initiated, became just one of the reasons for the collapse of the "Beatles".

McCartney's solo career is almost devoid of lows, but it has a lot of UPS. Repeated getting into the Guinness Book of records and on the top of the charts a vivid proof of that. Another is the fact that his single "Mull of Kintyre" (Wings) 1977, has sold over 2 million copies in the UK alone, becoming the first and still the only one with such parameters.

7. Justin Timberlake

Serious popularity to Timberlake came in 1997, when the boy band ’N Sync, whose frontman he was, he released his first album. 11 million sales was a huge success, especially since the second and third turned out not worse (third album No Strings Attached sold around the world in the amount of 15 million copies).

Despite this, in 2002, Justin decided to leave the project and perform solo and debut album Justified was released in the same year. Result 2 Grammy awards and millions of copies.

Even more successful was the second album FutureSex/LoveSounds, recorded with the help of Timbaland. The hits "SexyBack", "My Love" and "What Goes Around..." soared to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and literally sounded from each iron.

6. Gwen Stefani

The singer was in No Doubt in 1986 and participated in the formation of the group. After the lead singer John Spence committed suicide Gwen took his place.

The success of the group came only with the third album Tragic Kingdom, which included the famous song "Dont Speak".

To work apart from No Doubt Stefani started in 2000, but at first it was only a few singles and her first solo album, which was released in 2004.

The Album Love. Angel. Music. Baby., and all subsequent, very different from what takes the singer in a group: a greater bias towards pop music, and thanks to the rest of your hair and stage the way many critics have compared it to early Madonna.

5. Sting

In 1977 he, along with Stewart Copeland and Andy summers formed the band The Police, which gained fame after the first album Outlandos d'amour.

In 1984 the team went on a world tour, after which sting decided that the composition of The Police has achieved its maximum and it's time to leave. He did it at the peak of popularity, devoting himself entirely to writing material for the debut LP.

The album, entitled The Dream of the Blue Turtles was a resounding success and was certified platinum, and then ... And then the sting became one of the most famous and diverse artists.

4. Fergie

Stacy Ann Ferguson released his debut solo album The Dutchess in 2006, being the lead singer of The Black Eyed Peas.

It perfectly combined his solo career with the team, so the peak of its popularity coincided with the similar period of the group.

Finally she left The Black Eyed Peas only in 2018, when it is walking rumors confirmed will.i.am.

3. Zayn Malik

This guy in 2010 came to try their luck on The X Factor, but far failed. However, the defeat turned into a fortune, along with other budding artists joined the group One Direction.

The band has released 4 successful albums in 4 years and was at its peak, but in 2015, the musician decided to leave.

As it turned out, he didn't paid off: their debut LP, Mind of Mine got on the first place of the charts of US, UK and several other countries.

2. Robbie Williams

Pop-rockers Take That was one of the most popular bands of the 90s, dominating the national charts 5 years, but gradually their popularity started to fall.

Then Robbie and began to work for themselves, not throwing the team.

Now he is one of the most successful artists in the world with more than 70 million records sold.

1. Michael Jackson

The story everyone knows: being a member of the family group The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson became famous as a child, but to the top of the climb being a man.

From 1972 to 1982 he recorded 5 solo albums (still performing with The Jackson 5), and then there was the legendary Thriller became the best selling album in the world. It was then that all were convinced that this dark-skinned guy with the weird skin disease is really a King of pop.

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