On My Own: The Best Solo Breakouts

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

Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown left New Edition in 1986; A VH1 Behind the Music episode said he was voted out by the group's management team, overruling some of his bandmates' objections. Either way, Brown released King of Stage in 1986, a warm-up to his solo blockbuster Don't Be Cruel two years later.

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