Second Time Around: Music Stars With Success at Different Labels

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  • Common, No I.D.
  • Pharrell, N.E.R.D.
  • Busta Rhymes, Leaders of the New School, Dr. Dre, Birdman, Dr. Dre, Clive Davis
  • Jay Z
  • Nas, Jay Z
  • 8 Ball, MJG, Diddy, T.I., Puff Daddy
  • Mariah Carey
  • Mobb Deep, 50 Cent
  • Michael Jackson
  • Janet Jackson
  • Ray Charles
  • Cam'ron
  • The LOX, Diddy, Swizz Beatz
  • Snoop

Still Love H.E.R.

Not too many hip hop artists can say that they've had a music career that spans over 20 years, but Chicago's Common is one who can claim that honor. Kicking off his career in 1992 on Relativity, Common has also had success at MCA, Good Music/Geffen and Warner Bros. Now, Com has inked a deal with his longtime producer No I.D.'s Artium Records and Def Jam and will release his tenth album, Nobody's Smiling, on July 22.

Does he still have it in him to make another run? Time will tell, but in the meanwhile, take a look at more artists who have been signed at least twice and found success. —Michael Harris (IceBlueVA)

(Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Virgin Unite)

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