The genre of pop has seen many individual stars come along and leave their imprint on mainstream music, but the old adage that there's strength in numbers also applies to the music world, particularly in pop, where groups tend to dominate the charts and break the most records.

Over the past few decades, groups like New Kids on the Block, *NSYNC, Destiny's Child and others have bee responsible for some of the most successful runs atop the charts, with sold-out tours and millions of records sold to their credit. Unfortunately, many great things in life come to an end sooner or later, including beloved pop groups. In most cases, when all is said and done, there is at least one member of the group who goes on to enjoy success as a solo act and becomes a transcendent star to the point that it often casts a shadow over their former groupmates.

PopCrush looks back at 11 pop stars from the past two decades who eclipsed the success of his/her disbanded group.

11 Successful Solo Artists From Disbanded Pop Groups