Flying Solo: Famous Artists That Started in a Group

These artists made their own lane without their crew.

Michelle Williams | Destiny's Child   - She can't shake her destiny! Even though Michelle has gone gospel, we'll always have the luxury of chalking up her tremendous singing experience to all those world tours, music videos and chart-topping albums back in her Destiny's Child days. (Photos from Left: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images, Brenda Chase/Getty Images)

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Michelle Williams | Destiny's Child - She can't shake her destiny! Even though Michelle has gone gospel, we'll always have the luxury of chalking up her tremendous singing experience to all those world tours, music videos and chart-topping albums back in her Destiny's Child days. (Photos from Left: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images, Brenda Chase/Getty Images)

Pusha T | Clipse  - Let's go back to the "Grindin'" days and just reminisce for a second. Pusha T and his bro No Malice would rip into verses with their insane bars, but recently Pusha has taken on his career solo while his brother took on a more faith-driven path. (Photos from Left: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Ketel One, Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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Pusha T | Clipse - Let's go back to the "Grindin'" days and just reminisce for a second. Pusha T and his bro No Malice would rip into verses with their insane bars, but recently Pusha has taken on his career solo while his brother took on a more faith-driven path. (Photos from Left: Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Ketel One, Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Omarion | B2K  - Back when Omarion had braids, no kids and was still wishing he had a girlfriend, he was singing lead for the heartthrob group B2K. Every girl's dream was to be at the Scream Tour, but as we've gotten older, we're more interested in jamming with Omarion at Summer Jam to "Post to Be." (Photos from Left: Brad Barket/Getty Images for BET's Rip The Runway, Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

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Omarion | B2K - Back when Omarion had braids, no kids and was still wishing he had a girlfriend, he was singing lead for the heartthrob group B2K. Every girl's dream was to be at the Scream Tour, but as we've gotten older, we're more interested in jamming with Omarion at Summer Jam to "Post to Be." (Photos from Left: Brad Barket/Getty Images for BET's Rip The Runway, Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

Tina Campbell | Mary Mary  - Although the Grammy Award-winning group Mary Mary might not be together anymore, that doesn't mean the two songstresses aren't still firing up some great tunes on their own. Right after Erica put out her amazing first solo album, Tina came out with one too, called It's Personal. (Photos from Left: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Dove Awards,  Laura Farr/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

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Tina Campbell | Mary Mary - Although the Grammy Award-winning group Mary Mary might not be together anymore, that doesn't mean the two songstresses aren't still firing up some great tunes on their own. Right after Erica put out her amazing first solo album, Tina came out with one too, called It's Personal. (Photos from Left: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Dove Awards,  Laura Farr/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Marques Houston | Immature  - Marques Houston has made quite a name for himself, from acting to singing. He started off with the R&B group Immature. And they didn't just stick to music, they had some dope roles in movies, too. (Photos from Left: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images, Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Marques Houston | Immature - Marques Houston has made quite a name for himself, from acting to singing. He started off with the R&B group Immature. And they didn't just stick to music, they had some dope roles in movies, too. (Photos from Left: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images, Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Justin Timberlake | N'Sync  - Let's be absolutely real, when you saw this list, the first person you thought of was JT! So it's no surprise that the pop group N'Sync and Justin Timberlake made this list. They set off the '90s airwaves for so long, it's sad to think they're not still together. (Photos from Left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for JT, Brenda Chase/Getty Images)

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Justin Timberlake | N'Sync - Let's be absolutely real, when you saw this list, the first person you thought of was JT! So it's no surprise that the pop group N'Sync and Justin Timberlake made this list. They set off the '90s airwaves for so long, it's sad to think they're not still together. (Photos from Left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for JT, Brenda Chase/Getty Images)

Missy Elliott | Sista  - Before she was Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott, she started off in the all-girl group Sista showing off her killer vocals. These R&B sistahs had some good jams! (Photos from Left: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for H&M, Swing Mob/Elektra Records)

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Missy Elliott | Sista - Before she was Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott, she started off in the all-girl group Sista showing off her killer vocals. These R&B sistahs had some good jams! (Photos from Left: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for H&M, Swing Mob/Elektra Records)

Lil' Wayne | Hot Boys  - These Hot Boys were on fire! In '99, rappers Lil' Wayne, Juvenile, BG and Turk dropped Guerilla Warfare and demanded their respect after selling over 1.5 million since its release. Lil' Wayne is sitting on millions now with an awesome solo career and top exec positions. Must be nice! (Photos from Left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage/Getty Images)

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Lil' Wayne | Hot Boys - These Hot Boys were on fire! In '99, rappers Lil' Wayne, Juvenile, BG and Turk dropped Guerilla Warfare and demanded their respect after selling over 1.5 million since its release. Lil' Wayne is sitting on millions now with an awesome solo career and top exec positions. Must be nice! (Photos from Left: Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage/Getty Images)

Kehlani | Poplyfe - Don't you think the lead singer of Poplyfe from America's Got Talent season 6 has an uncanny resemblance to R&B up-and-comer Kehlani? Well, it's because they're the same person. Although Kehlani and her teen pop band didn't take home the prize that night, I'd have to say she's winning in other ways nowadays. (Photos from Left: Steve C Mitchell/Landov, Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

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Kehlani | Poplyfe - Don't you think the lead singer of Poplyfe from America's Got Talent season 6 has an uncanny resemblance to R&B up-and-comer Kehlani? Well, it's because they're the same person. Although Kehlani and her teen pop band didn't take home the prize that night, I'd have to say she's winning in other ways nowadays. (Photos from Left: Steve C Mitchell/Landov, Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Ice Cube | NWA  - Compton hip hop group NWA made waves around the country with their debut release of Straight Outta Compton. Ice Cube split from the group in 1989 and continued making a name for himself beyond the mic by getting into some serious acting roles as well as landing huge endorsements. (Photos from Left: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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Ice Cube | NWA - Compton hip hop group NWA made waves around the country with their debut release of Straight Outta Compton. Ice Cube split from the group in 1989 and continued making a name for himself beyond the mic by getting into some serious acting roles as well as landing huge endorsements. (Photos from Left: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Dr. Dre | NWA  - After EFIL4ZAGGIN, Dr. Dre departed from NWA for good and restarted his career with Death Row Records in 1993 along with Michel'le and The D.O.C. Since the departure, Dr. Dre is on his way to becoming hip-hop's first billionaire with ventures like Beats by Dre and the Straight Outta Compton movie set to premiere in theatres in August 2015. (Photos from Left:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella, Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis)

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Dr. Dre | NWA - After EFIL4ZAGGIN, Dr. Dre departed from NWA for good and restarted his career with Death Row Records in 1993 along with Michel'le and The D.O.C. Since the departure, Dr. Dre is on his way to becoming hip-hop's first billionaire with ventures like Beats by Dre and the Straight Outta Compton movie set to premiere in theatres in August 2015. (Photos from Left:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella, Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis)

Tinashe | The Stunners - In 2007, Tinashe joined The Stunners, which released a single called "Bubblegum" in 2009 under Lionsgate. After touring with Justin Bieber, the group split and Tinashe went solo and turned up the radio waves with her hit "2 On." (Photos from Left: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Power 105.1, WENN)

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Tinashe | The Stunners - In 2007, Tinashe joined The Stunners, which released a single called "Bubblegum" in 2009 under Lionsgate. After touring with Justin Bieber, the group split and Tinashe went solo and turned up the radio waves with her hit "2 On." (Photos from Left: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Power 105.1, WENN)

Sevyn Streeter | RichGirl - Back in Sevyn Streeter's RichGirl days, she was tearing through the industry with her three groupmates with all the fierceness and sexiness they could muster. They had features with the likes of Fab, Rick Ross, Chris Brown and many more. Soon after the group disbanded, Sevyn Streeter went back into the studio penning hits for your favorite artists, then finally reemerged on her own with her smash hit "It Won't Stop." (Photos from Left: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Revolt TV, Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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Sevyn Streeter | RichGirl - Back in Sevyn Streeter's RichGirl days, she was tearing through the industry with her three groupmates with all the fierceness and sexiness they could muster. They had features with the likes of Fab, Rick Ross, Chris Brown and many more. Soon after the group disbanded, Sevyn Streeter went back into the studio penning hits for your favorite artists, then finally reemerged on her own with her smash hit "It Won't Stop." (Photos from Left: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Revolt TV, Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

Young Jeezy | Boyz N Da Hood - Boyz N Da Hood was birthed under Bad Boy Entertainment and took the No. 5 spot on the Billboard charts with their self-titled album. The Snowman went on to work on his own not long after and came out with his debut platinum album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101. Meanwhile, Jeezy is in the studio still keeping hip hop alive and remaining loyal to the streets he came from. (Photos from Left: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Power 105.1, Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

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Young Jeezy | Boyz N Da Hood - Boyz N Da Hood was birthed under Bad Boy Entertainment and took the No. 5 spot on the Billboard charts with their self-titled album. The Snowman went on to work on his own not long after and came out with his debut platinum album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101. Meanwhile, Jeezy is in the studio still keeping hip hop alive and remaining loyal to the streets he came from. (Photos from Left: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Power 105.1, Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Dawn Richard | Danity Kane | Dirty Money - We've seen Dawn from her early days on Making the Band, where she was chosen to be apart of Diddy's show-stopping female group Danity Kane. Danity Kane was going strong, even without two members, until August 2014 when an alleged physical altercation occurred between Dawn and Aubrey O'Day. Although the situation was dirty, it didn't leave Dawn and Diddy with any bad blood, and he kept her on to restart her career with his new hip hop fusion group Diddy-Dirty Money. After time with Diddy, she finally closed that chapter of her life to focus on a breakout solo project as Dawn Angelique. She's got a new look, new swag and new sound that you'll absolutely fall in love with.  (Photos from left: Mark Davis/Getty Images for Clear Channel,  Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Dawn Richard | Danity Kane | Dirty Money - We've seen Dawn from her early days on Making the Band, where she was chosen to be apart of Diddy's show-stopping female group Danity Kane. Danity Kane was going strong, even without two members, until August 2014 when an alleged physical altercation occurred between Dawn and Aubrey O'Day. Although the situation was dirty, it didn't leave Dawn and Diddy with any bad blood, and he kept her on to restart her career with his new hip hop fusion group Diddy-Dirty Money. After time with Diddy, she finally closed that chapter of her life to focus on a breakout solo project as Dawn Angelique. She's got a new look, new swag and new sound that you'll absolutely fall in love with.  (Photos from left: Mark Davis/Getty Images for Clear Channel,  Jason Merritt/Getty Images, Jason Merritt/Getty Images)