Every once in a while, artists come onto the mainstream music scene which such startling force that we immediately figure they’ve put all their creative eggs in one basket. Fans think that a massively successful single from a brand new face could mean the artist is about to flame out pretty quickly. But if an artist actually ends up having staying power, we’re willing to admit that we got it wrong.
When Nelly dropped “Country Grammar” back in 2000, we definitely bumped the song pretty hard. But since he’d taken us by storm so quickly, we were under the impression that he wouldn’t have enough swag left to helm other hit singles. Fans have never been so glad to be so wrong!
So who else managed to stay on the scene, even if their breakout tracks made us think they were only novelties?
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