Solo Artists Who Were More Successful Than Their Bands

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30. Omarion (B2K)
> Billboard entries as solo artist: 9 songs, 5 albums
> Billboard entries with group: 7 songs, 5 albums
> Biggest album as solo artist: O (2005) (1 week at No. 1)
> Biggest album with group: Pandemonium! (2002) (1 week at No. 10)

Boy band B2K (Boys of the New Millennium) was formed in 1998 by music producer Chris Stokes, with Omarion coming aboard the following year. As a solo artist, he’s released five studio albums to date and starred in films such as “You Got Served.” He also appeared in the reality series “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.”

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29. Method Man (Wu-Tang Clan)
> Billboard entries as solo artist: 14 songs, 9 albums
> Billboard entries with group: 2 songs, 8 albums
> Biggest album as solo artist: Tical (1994) (1 week at No. 4)
> Biggest album with group: Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993) (1 week at No. 41)

The Wu-Tang Clan’s earliest breakout star, Method Man is still technically a member of the seminal hip-hop outfit. He’s also an accomplished actor who’s appeared in numerous films and TV shows. An upcoming solo album called “Meth Lab Season 3: The Rehab” is reportedly in the works.

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28. Iggy Pop (The Stooges)
> Billboard entries as solo artist: 1 song, 11 albums
> Billboard entries with group: 3 songs, 3 albums
> Biggest album as solo artist: Blah, Blah, Blah (1986) (2 weeks at No. 75)
> Biggest album with group: The Stooges (1969) (1 week at No. 106)

One of the most iconic proto-punk bands of all time, formed in 1967, The Stooges had released three albums and broken up twice by 1974. Group leader Iggy Pop worked with David Bowie on the two solo albums that followed, which are now considered masterpieces. The band reunited in 2003 and toured for a number of years, later releasing a fourth studio album.

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27. Jadakiss (The Lox)
> Billboard entries as solo artist: 9 songs, 7 albums
> Billboard entries with group: 3 songs, 6 albums
> Biggest album as solo artist: Kiss Of Death (2004) (1 week at No. 1)
> Biggest album with group: Money, Power & Respect (1998) (1 week at No. 3)

Hailing from Yonkers, hip-hop trio The Lox broke into the mainstream when they collaborated with Sean Combs on the hit single “It’s All About the Benjamins.” Jadakiss went solo in 2001 and reunited with his former group in 2016, leading to their first studio album in 16 years. He continues to record music both with The Lox and as a solo act.

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26. Scarface (Geto Boys)
> Billboard entries as solo artist: 5 songs, 15 albums
> Billboard entries with group: 3 songs, 7 albums
> Biggest album as solo artist: The Diary (1994) (1 week at No. 2)
> Biggest album with group: We Can’t Be Stopped (1991) (1 week at No. 24)

The Southern rap outfit Geto Boys formed in Houston in 1987 and quickly underwent a handful of personnel changes. Scarface joined in 1989 and helped pen their biggest hit single to date, “Mind Playing Tricks on Me.” Still a member of the group, he’s also released 11 studio albums as a solo artist.

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