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Thread started 10/17/14 12:30pm

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has a lead singer of a r&b/band that had a hot album ever released a solo album that was equally as hot,competing w/ himself

Im thinking this must have happen at least a few times in the last 35,40yrs but I can't think of anyone. Im talking about with both having HOT albums. Not mediocre albums like when the band is not as good and the lead singer jumps ship permanently.
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Reply #1 posted 10/17/14 2:04pm

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Roger Troutman maybe. But I've never knew what the difference was between Zapp and Roger records.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #2 posted 10/17/14 3:45pm

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Reply #3 posted 10/18/14 9:04am

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One that came to my mind was Bobby Brown. When he came out with his second solo album - 'Don't Be Cruel' and then released "My Perogative," his stardom certainly eclipsed what New Edition was doing or had done up to that point.

An African American man. He looks towards the camera with a commanding face. He wears a white wifebeater, jeans and a brown leather jacket. The background is a blurred street, with a truck behind him. On the upper left corner of the image, the words "Bobby Brown" are written in flourished red and green letters. On the upper left corner, the word "My Prerogative" is written in very small white capital letters.


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Reply #4 posted 10/18/14 9:09am

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FormerlyKnownAs said:

One that came to my mind was Bobby Brown. When he came out with his second solo album - 'Don't Be Cruel' and then released "My Perogative," his stardom certainly eclipsed what New Edition was doing or had done up to that point.

An African American man. He looks towards the camera with a commanding face. He wears a white wifebeater, jeans and a brown leather jacket. The background is a blurred street, with a truck behind him. On the upper left corner of the image, the words "Bobby Brown" are written in flourished red and green letters. On the upper left corner, the word "My Prerogative" is written in very small white capital letters.


I think the OP meant someone that was still in a group. Bobby wasn't when this was released. Johnny Gill was still in NE when he released the album with Rub You The Right Way & My My My.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #5 posted 10/18/14 4:08pm

lowkey

michael jackson? triumph/ off the wall

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Reply #6 posted 10/19/14 7:58pm

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Sisqo



When Sisqo released his solo album in late 1999, he was on top of the R&B world. He was the lead singer of Dru Hill, and he was a budding solo superstar. Then he released the "Thong Song." It became his biggest hit ever, but his credibility was damaged severely after that, as most people outside his R&B fans thought of him as a novelty act.

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Reply #7 posted 10/19/14 10:58pm

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^I think something that also factors into Sisqo not making it, is that his sophomore album didn't live up to expectations. 'Dance For Me' off Return of Dragon was bascially 'Thong Song pt. 2', but nowhere near as exciting despite not repeating the same lyrics 3 times over.

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Everyone was going "yeah Sisqo, we've heard this already from you, last year; when you gonna come up with a new trick?"

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He was competing with Usher's 8701 album at the time, and it ended badly for him. The little beef that was stirred between the two of them, was decided in Usher's favour. By that point, Sisqo had become a 2nd stringer, and he failed to capitalize on the genre-shift in R&B which was latching onto the crunk-infused sound like Usher did on 'Yeah'.

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Reply #8 posted 10/20/14 10:47am

bobzilla77

Cee-lo out of the Goodie Mob maybe? Aren't the GM still "together"?

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Reply #9 posted 10/20/14 11:22am

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R. Kelly and Public Announcement. Had a few hits... album was platinum... then R went solo

Re-read criteria of question.... my response may not apply

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Reply #10 posted 10/20/14 12:00pm

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BigDaddyHQ said:

R. Kelly and Public Announcement. Had a few hits... album was platinum... then R went solo

Re-read criteria of question.... my response may not apply

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To me, R Kelly and Public Announcment weren't a "real" group". This was R Kelly's first album, but the record label was hot on male groups at the time and basically made him make a group- thus Public Announcement not being in most of the videos- and slowly being phased out as the album started to get hot.

I did like the one song PA did "Body Bumpin," I have the remix maxi single.

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Reply #11 posted 10/20/14 1:01pm

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"Chaka" left "Street Player" in the dust! Then, of course, "What Cha Gonna Do For Me" and "Camoflauge" were both released in 1981.


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