Over Will Smith
As the artist formerly known as the Fresh Prince, Will Smith got his start alongside DJ Jazzy Jeff releasing the hit singles "Nightmare On My Street," "Parents Just Don't Understand," and "Girls Ain't Nothing But Trouble." After five albums together, the duo parted ways following the release of the little-heard Code Red in '93. By now, Will Smith was a bona fide superstar, largely due to his successful TV series and increasing film roles. He released his first solo album Big Willie Style in '97, which raced up the charts fuelled by squeaky clean crossover singles "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" and "Miami." In '99 he returned with Willenium, which featured appearances from Slick Rick, Eve, Lil' Kim, and others. Born To Reign and Lost And Found followed in 2002 and 2005, respectively.