Musicians of the 90s
Music in the 1990s was the continuation of teen and dance pop trends in the 70s and 80s. Hip hop, rap, R&B, and urban music were added and became extremely popular throughout the decade, blending with other styles like jazz, funk, and soul.
Here are the top 10 musicians of the 90s that have made their mark in the music industry as people have learned to love and respect their songs.
She is considered to be the biggest R&B singer of the 90s. Her first album, “Mariah Carey” went platinum and spawned 4 consecutive number 1 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts. She sold more than 200 million records all over the globe, and so she was named the world’s bestselling recording artist of the 90s. Her hit records include Butterfly, One Sweet Day, and Daydream. She has won 5 Grammy’s, 11 American Music Awards, 17 World Music Awards, 31 Billboard Music Awards and the “Songbird Supreme” by the Guinness World Records.
She became one of the most successful artists in pop music history. Her music is influenced by R&B, rock, classical and gospel genres and is well-known for her technically powerful and skilled vocals. She is the only female artist to have 2 singles sell more than a million copies in the UK and the 2nd bestselling female artist in the US. Her album D’eux (1995) is the bestselling French-language album of all time.
Bon Jovi is a rock band that was created in 1983 and continued to gain the attention of the masses in the 1990s. Their hit records included “Bed of Roses”, “You Give Love a Bad Name”, “Livin’ on a Prayer”, and “I’ll be there for you”.
Boyz II Men
They are known for acappella harmonies and emotional ballads. Their first single, “End of the Road” stayed at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 13 weeks. The song “One Sweet Day” with Mariah Carey holds the record for the longest single in the Billboard history for 16 weeks.
They have sold more than 130 million records and is named as the bestselling boy band of all time. They are the 1st group to reach top 10 on the Billboard 200 with their first seven albums.
Her first single, “Baby One More Time” made the bestselling album by a teenage solo artist and even broke international sales records. She was named “Princess of Pop” with a Grammy award, 6 MTV VMAs, 9 Billboard Music Awards, and a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Their 2nd album “No Strings Attached” sold more than 1 million copies on the first day and 2.45 million copies in 1 week. They recorded or sang with Elton John, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, etc.
She has won 7 Grammy Awards, 16 Juno Awards, and was nominated for 2 Golden Globes. She has sold over 60 million albums worldwide and is named as the “Queen of alternative-rock angst”.
A singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper, and actress, she became the front woman in the hip hop group Fugees. She sold over 8 million copies on her first solo album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” and won 8 Grammy Awards.
Their first single “Wannabe” became #1 in over 30 countries and they became a global phenomenon. They sold more than 80 million records worldwide and they were one of the bestselling female groups of all time. Ginger, Posh, Scary, Sporty and Baby were the most widely recognized group of individuals since the Beatles.
These 10 musicians are just a few of the many who made a mark among the people. Their music continues to live on in the hearts and minds of the fans, in the 1900s and beyond.