Second Time Around: Music Stars With Success at Different Labels

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  • Michael Jackson
  • Janet Jackson
  • Ray Charles
  • Cam'ron
  • The LOX, Diddy, Swizz Beatz
  • Snoop
  • 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

Ray Charles

Ray Charles left his first label home of Atlantic on a high note with his 1959 album, The Genius of Ray Charles, his first Top 40 entry. He was being courted by several big deals and ultimately chose ABC-Paramount, where he won a Grammy for "Georgia on My Mind."

(Photo: REUTERS/Shaun Best )

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