On My Own: The Best Solo Breakouts

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

R. Kelly

R. Kelly first met success as frontman for new-jack swing group Public Announcement before embarking on his own career with his stellar solo debut, 12 Play, in 1993.  

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