Carrie – Europe (1987)
This Swedish band made the most of the popularity of big-hair metal in the US during the 80′s. And recording a power ballad didn’t hurt either. This hit & album saw them reach the peak of their commercial popularity, at least in the US, and they split in 1992. Front-man Joey Tempest & guitarist Kee Marcello put out their respective solo debuts in 1995. And guitarist John Norum, who’d already started a successful solo career on the side, continued along that path. Europe reunited in 2003 and released a come-back album the following year. While they haven’t charted again in the US, their albums continue to land at the top of the Swedish charts. Their latest studio effort came out last year.