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Boy Band Members Gone Solo Playlist: Zayn, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin & More

Zayn Malik "PILLOWTALK"
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Zayn Malik "PILLOWTALK"

If history has taught us anything about boy bands, it's that inevitably, each seemingly carefree collection of fresh-faced young men will hit a breaking point, and one or all of its members will decide it's time to pursue a solo career.

Typically, those boy band singers gone solo don't reach the heights previously established by their first gig, although there certainly are exceptions: Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, Ricky Martin and Justin Timberlake, to name a few of the obvious victors. 

10 Modern Boy Band Members Who Went Solo

But even those whose careers stalled -- Nick Carter, JC Chasez, Jermaine Jackson -- still produced some incredible solo singles, some of which are on par with material from their more popular past.

In honor of Zayn Malik's solo career -- which kicked off with a bang today when "Pillowtalk" dropped -- we've gone through the solo catalogs of some former boy banders and created a playlist of our favorites. Enjoy! 

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