I thought we were going to name some. I think it's easier to become one because people just can just buy that single and ignore your album and future singles completely. At least back in the story usually one-hit wonders at least went platinum because sales were higher.
I can think of only a few recent one hit wonders. Flash-in-the-pan acts still exist, but the digital age has made it possible for many of these acts to produce two or three "hits" before fading into obscurity. Perhaps these sort of artists are the digital age equivalents of one hit wonders? And what do we consider a hit in the digital age? There was a time when most people would have given the hit label to anything that went top forty. And now I think most people (people who pay attention to charts, anyway) would agree that it really isn't much of an accomplishment to have a track go top twenty/thirty/forty, even though it still looks sorta good on paper.
Not if they release Some Nights as their next single....
124+ Million Records Sold
17 Grammy wins & the most nominated female artist in history
RIAA Top Certified Artist of the Decade & NRJ Artist of the Decade
Billboard's Female Artist of the Decade
Billboard's Top Radio Songs Artist of the Decade
Billboard's Artist of the Millennium
3 Golden Globe nominations & 3 #1 Films.......BEYONCÉ