Sometimes a lead singer gets kicked out of a band, or leaves when their head gets too big for them. How well did they do on their own?
Comments & Submittor Name
|Champaign||Prince||Champaign was a soul/funk group that onetime had Prince Rogers Nelson in its ever-changing lineup. During the spring of 1981 Champaign (w/o Prince) scored a national Top 15 hit with "How About Us?". They scored another hit in 1983. Prince, on the other hand - his star rose up up up up UP! He became a legend. Need I say more? - He Did It His Way|
|The Champs||Glen Campbell||Glen Campbell replaced one of the original members of the Champs after they had a big hit with "tequila" in the late fifties. The Champs did not fare very well during Glen's tenure with the group. Several years after he left the group, he became a very sucessful country/pop singer and even had his own television show. - Barry Disbrow|
|Change||Luther Vandross||Luther Vandross wasn't in the limelight until he went solo. But he did write a song for "The Wiz" called 'Brand New Day'. - Paul Warren|
|Cheetah Girls||Adrienne Bailon||She'd also been a member of the group 3LW (active from 1999-2003). But in late 2008, when the Cheetah Girls announced that their "One World" tour would be their last, they chose to disband; Bailon and one of her bandmates even confirmed this. She even released some solo music in the late 2000s. - Jeffrey|
|Chicago||Peter Cetera||He had a hit in 1986 with Glory of Love which was co-written by David Foster. - Celeste|
|Chicago||Peter Cetera||After leaving Chicago he had a top 10 hit with the Oscar-nominated "Glory of Love" (Theme from the Karate Kid II). He also recorded duets with Cher ("After All") and Amy Grant ("Next Time I Fall"). In addition he produced Karen Carpenter's final album and "I Stand Alone" by ABBA's Agentha Faltskog. - KL Fan|
|Chickenfoot||Joe Satriani||Whilst Chickenfoot have been idle for a couple years, Satch put out his best solo record in a long time, "Unstoppable Momentum" and did an awesome tour with support from Living Colour. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Cinderella||Tom Keifer||Tom was and still is the lead singer of the Blues-Metal group, Cinderella, but he put out a really good solo album in 2013. It has a slightly more laid-back feel to it than the stuff he does with the band. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Commodores||Lionel Richie||He wasn't even the lead singer for the Commodores when he left them. - soul ii|
|The Commodores||Lionel Richie||The Commodores were unbelievably great. I wonder though, after Richie started to become famous with his own creations, how much of the Commodores have in reality been Richie, all the time. Our retrospect is forcibly distorted, but imagining Lionel Richie as "simply" the lead-singer in a band, be it a group like the Commodores, looks like an impossibility, to me. - Athletic Ears|
|Crash Test Dummies||Ellen Reid||After she belted out that cover of XTC's "The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" for the soundtrack to "Dumb and Dumber," almost everybody who ever heard of the band must've wondered why Brad Roberts is the lead singer. - The Skuz|
|Cream||Jack Bruce||After Cream disbanded, Jack Bruce did a lot of different things, including releasing an impressive amount of solo material, recording a couple collaboration albums with Robin Trower in the 1980's, and touring as part of Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band from 1997 to 2000. He was a true legend...may he rest in peace. - GlamRockNinjaLord|
|Cream||Eric Clapton||Cream broke up in 1968, and Clapton was also with Blind Faith and Derek & The Dominos. - oldrock|
|Creed||Scott Stapp||Sooooo much better off alone - Toots|
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