On My Own: The Best Solo Breakouts

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  • Prodigy
  • Curtis Mayfield
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Diana Ross
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Teddy Pendergrass
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Ice Cube
  • Dr. Dre
  • Bobby Brown
  • R. Kelly
  • Beyoncé
  • Michael Jackson

Lauryn Hill

Unsatisfied merely outshining her bandmates on the Fugees' 1996 blockbuster The Score, Lauryn Hill one-upped them with her powerful 1998 solo debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, selling 19 million copies worldwide and snagging five Grammys.

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