One is the Loneliest Number: 15 Failed Attempts To Start Solo Music Careers

Many musicians would love to believe that just because they were in a popular band or group, they will have just as much popularity as a solo artist. More often than not, that is not the case, which can sometimes be tragic when the artist possesses a huge amount of talent. As as we’ve seen time and time again, however, you need much more than talent to make it in the music business.

Check out our list of 15 failed attempts to jump-start a solo career by popular band members.

J.C. Chasez

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‘N Sync was by far one of the best boy bands because it had more than one talented singer. J.C. had a strong, soulful voice, and his dancing wasn’t anything to sneer at either but maybe he lacked the charisma because his solo career never took off.  His debut album Schizophrenic was only slightly successful and his 2nd album was never released. And what’s worse is that even Justin Timberlake acknowledged his vocal superiority saying, “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.” Too bad talent doesn’t win all, JC would be a shoe-in.

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Comments

  • CriticXtreme

    You have to have talent, the machine behind you and the [mist].
    Sometimes you have to go to another country and start from there.

    • http://www.yourtango.com/users/cheekee-baby cheekee baby

      Not true. Britney has no talent and no personality and hardly any looks. She does have a damn good team/handlers who carefully coordinate, orchestrate, and auto-tune the hell out of everything she does.

  • NYC Gal

    Just goes to show some low self-esteem black folks that not because you’re white or light that you will automatically make it in the music industry. These are some examples!!

  • CRAZYCHRIS

    WHAT’S WITH ALL THESE WHITE BOYS.

  • 5th Beatle

    Makes no sense to put one of The Beatles on this list because somebody had to be the least successful solo out of the four of them.

  • matts2

    Ringo has had 16 solo studio albums, 10 live albums, and the first hit post-Beatles song. I think that would be a damn impressive career on its own.

    • Jon

      Completely agree. It’s possible that the author of this article is too young or just not knowledgeable with Ringo’s work. Putting him in this list is ridiculous.

  • maddie

    Saying Nsync was the BEST BOYBAND is a matter of opinion.