They came, they sang, they fizzled.Where are these 29 once-famous singers now? the answer will shock you. Pop and rock stars usually have a short shelf life, so it's difficult to sustain a career and keep relevant as the years and decades roll on. All of the singers on the following pages once ruled the music charts, but have since basically fallen off the radar. Vanilla Ice parlayed his one hit song, "Ice Ice Baby," into a career that lasted longer than it had any right to, but the party seems to be over. Michael Stipe was a college-radio hero as the lead singer of R.E.M., but if you ran into him at Whole Foods today, you probably wouldn't recognize him. Debbie Gibson and Tiffany were the Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera of the 1980s, but now the former twosome star in so-bad-they're-good Syfy originals. Garth Brooks was one of the biggest-selling artists of all time, but his star power plummeted. Dido was once an inexplicably popular singer, but now a whole generation has popped up that has no idea who she is. Other faded singers you'll encounter in this slideshow include Kim Carnes, Phil Collins, Steve Perry, Peter Cetera, Fred Durst, Billy Joel, Cece Peniston, Toni Braxton, David Coverdale, Sebastian Bach, Kid Rock, Bobby Brown, Nelly Furtado and many more.
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