News of Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei signing a solo deal has the Internet ecstatic. After being with the group for four years, Kordei is finally branching out onto her own. She joins a long list of artists who’ve branched off from the groups that made them famous. Take a look at 17 of the most successful artists to have solo careers.
In 1969, Ross left The Supremes to pursue a solo career. In her first year as a standalone act she scored a No. 1 hit with “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
After years with LaBelle (their original name), Patti LaBelle broke off from The BlueBelles in 1977 to go solo. Her first major hit was 1982’s “On My Own” featuring Michael MacDonald.
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Wilson started his singing career with his two brothers Ronnie and Robert in The Gap Band but later branched off into a solo career in the late 80s.
We all the story of Brown going solo in 1986 from his childhood boy group, New Edition. He took a lot of his loyal NE fan base with him as a racier solo act, making hits like “My Prerogative” and “Every Little Step.”
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