Carrie Underwood has certainly been on Santa Claus's nice list over the past couple of years. In addition to winning the fourth season of American Idol, she has won four Grammys and sold over 10 million albums. Her latest album, Play On, debuted at the top of the charts.
Julian Casablancas, lead beater of popular New York act The Strokes, doesn't seem like the kind of musician that needs a solo album. While his voice is a crucial element to that band, it's the synergy of every Stroke that made them a force to be reckoned with.