Although Beyonce's new album, 4, will undoubtedly debut at the top of the Billboard chart next week, several critics were less than receptive to her latest work. Some have complained it's too ballad-heavy while others are wary of her maturing sound and changing image. Her more reserved style might be due to all of that family talk surrounding the 29-year-old pop superstar, who once commented that she's always planned on having a baby at 30.

But that would just turn the worldwide stage that Beyonce's been headlining into one big open mic night. In other words, it might be time for every other female singer to step up, most notably, those who've remained in the former Destiny's Child frontwoman's shadows, including her former fellow DC band member, Letoya Luckett. Not to mention, those who unsuccessfully left the Pussycat Dolls for their own solo fame can finally get some time in the spotlight.

It goes without saying, there are a number of present and former pop group girls vying for their own success after being overshadowed by a clear megastar in their respective groups, such as these 10 Overshadowed Girl Group Members.