Modern Music History (1990s-Present)

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    Music History (1990-2011)

    The evolution of music from 1990 to 2011.
  • Janet Jackson's Tour

    Janet Jackson begins her "Rhythm Nation 1990" tour in Miami, Florida.
  • The VANILLA ICE in hip-hop

    White rapper, Vanilla Ice becomes popular with his smash hit, "Ice Ice Baby."
  • "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

    Famous rock and roll band, Nirvana releases their single, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for the first time.
  • A Green Day

    Punk rock band, Green Day releases their 2nd album, "Kerplunk," achieving minor fame.
  • Welcome, Usher

    14 year old Usher is signed to a recording contract by L.A. Reid, and is mentored by music artists, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Jermaine Dupri.
  • Spicing up the music

    Heart Management Ltd take a risk by creating a pop girl group, Spice Girls.
  • Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?

    Detroit-based rapper, Eminem releases his first album "The Slim Shady LP," thanks to the signing and help of famous rapper Dr. Dre.
  • The Backstreet Boys shape up

    Popular boy band, The Backstreet Boys complete their group when Brian Littrell joins.
  • The Backstreet Boys first time

    The Backstreet Boys have their first concert in front of 3,000 teenagers.
  • Death of Cobain

    The lead singer of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain commits suicide, leaving behind loved ones and a crowd of grieving fans.
  • Rise of NSYNC

    The boy band, NSYNC have their first official show at Pleasure Island.
  • Death of 2Pac

    Famous hip-hop artist, Tupac Shakur passes away due to gun shot wounds.
  • Rise of Spears

    At the age of 16, Britney Spears lands a solo contract with Jive Records.
  • Weezy Baby

    Rapper Lil Wayne joins the group, Hot Boys at the age of 15.
  • "I Believe I Can Fly"

    At the 40th Grammy Awards, music artist R. Kelly recieves three grammys for his famous song, "I Believe I Can Fly."
  • Spears' First Hit

    Pop star, Britney Spears releases her first single, "Baby, One More Time."
  • Woodstock disaster

    Woodstock, a musical festival, turns chaotic when fans we go crazy and violent.
  • NSYNC says hello with "Bye Bye Bye"

    NSYNC's smash hit single, "Bye Bye Bye" dominates in the top of the charts.
  • Britney does it again

    Britney Spears releases second album, "Oops!...I Did It Again."
  • Beyonce becomes a "single" lady

    Beyonce becomes a solo artist
  • Lil Wayne introduces "Tha Carter"

    Rapper Lil Wayne releases an album, "Tha Carter," which receives positive feedback.
  • Rise of Weezy

    From Lil Wayne's second album, "Tha Carter II" comes its lead single, "The Fireman," which tops 32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • Hello Gaga

    At the age of 20, Lady Gaga begins working at Interscope Records as a songwriter. She writes songs for artists such as Britney Spears, New Kids on the Block, and The Pussycat Dolls.
  • Justin Bieber is discovered

    Talent manager, Scooter Braun comes upon one of Justin Bieber's videos on Youtube, and is impressed by his singing, so he sends him to try out for R&B singer, Usher.
  • The Beginnings of Gaga

    After getting signed to Kon Live by R&B singer Akon, Lady Gaga releases her first album, "The Fame," which becomes a popular success in the U.S and paves the way for her career in the music scene.
  • Hip-hop in the CMA

    Lil Wayne performs the very first hip-hop act at the CMA awards (Country Music Awards).
  • Gaga's famous "Poker Face"

    Lady Gaga's second single, "Poker Face" dominates almost all of the singles charts in every category and in almost every country.
  • Kanye makes a SWIFT interruption

    Rapper Kanye West interrupts Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech during the 2009 VMAs, claiming Beyonce deserved the award for her music video of "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)".
  • Gaga's meat dress

    International pop star, Lady Gaga wears a meat dress to the 2010 VMAs. She explains that the meat dress signfies that people are not just a piece of meat. We all have rights.
  • British Adele in the U.S.

    British pop singer, Adele releases her album, "21."
  • Gaga's Born This Way

    Pop-entertainer, Lady Gaga releases her 3rd highly anticipated album, "Born This Way."
  • Lil Wayne speaks of love

    Famous rapper, Lil Wayne releases a successful single, "How to Love."