Going Solo: Ranking the Careers of Pop Stars Who Broke up the Band

Going Solo: Ranking the Careers of Pop Stars Who Broke up the Band

Solo Boy Band Girl Group, Camila Cabello, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Zayn Malik

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When Camila Cabello surprised Fifth Harmony lovers—to not point out the 4 different girls within the crew together with her—by means of pronouncing her forthcoming departure from the lady crew that gave her her get started, the long run used to be a long way from positive for any individual concerned.

Would the crowd, shaped right through the second one season of Fox’s short-lived U.S. adaptation of The X Factor, live to tell the tale as a quartet? Should it? And what would change into of Cabello? Would lovers care about her on her personal?

The solution to these questions? In quick: no, more than likely now not—although their lone LP sans Cabello, 2017’s self-titled album, talented us absolutely the bops “Down” and “He Like That”—greater than she more than likely imagined, and a complete helluva lot.

Though her debut unmarried, the completely forgettable “Crying in the Club,” didn’t seize any individual’s consideration, Cabello temporarily grew to become issues round by means of tapping into the Latin pop sounds of her heritage on “Havana,” the observe that gave her the star-making second she used to be hoping for. Since then, she’s launched two full-length albums, landed two No. 1 singles at the Billboard Hot 100, and landed herself the position of Cinderella in an upcoming musical remake produced by means of James Corden. Not too shabby.

In honor of the pop big name’s 23rd birthday on Tuesday, March three, let’s check out how her solo profession stacks as much as all those that’ve come prior to her. We’re speaking about the ones boy band and woman crew individuals who knew they have been destined for extra on their very own. While Cabello turns out to have got her fairy story finishing, now not everybody else used to be so fortunate. You’ll see what we imply.

Nicole Scherzinger - Whatever U Like ft. T.I.


Nick Carter, Now or Never

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Geri Halliwell - Look At Me

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Nick Jonas - Chains

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Camila Cabello - Havana Official Music VIdeo ft. Young Thug

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Justin Timberlake, Like I Love You
Beyonce, Crazy in Love

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