35. Kelly Rowland
Beyonce’s Destiny’s Child bandmate stepped out in 2011 with her third solo album, “Here I Am,” which debuted at No. 3, the highest charting position of her solo career. The album quickly sputtered, however, leaving the likeable Rowland stuck in the all-too-familiar purgatory of her post-Beyonce life. Things are looking up, though, as Rowland prepares to return to her R&B roots for a fourth album, due later in 2012. A two-minute preview of the album's lead single, "Ice", was posted online on June 30.—Jeff Royer
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