Height of Popularity: 1989-1990
Then: Tevin Campbell was only 13 when super-music-mogul Quincy Jones introduced him to the world as part of his Grammy Award-winning Back on the Block compilation. His debut single, Tomorrow (A Better You Better Me), hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles chart a year later. In 1991 he released his debut album, T.E.V.I.N.; it was followed by I'm Ready in 1993, Back to the World in 1996, and Tevin Campbell in 1999. Things could only get better... right?
Now: Teenage girls don't like it when their idols are arrested for soliciting sex from undercover cops. Which is particularly unfortunate for Campbell, as he's one of the few music-making youngsters who had real talent. He pleaded no contest. That was September of 1999. He's rarely been seen nor heard from since.