Music

Tupac Shakur

Despite his short career, Tupac Shakur is one of the best-selling music artists in the world, having sold over 75 million albums. Shakur got his start as a roadie and MC with Digital Underground, and eventually started his own projects. Tupac is known for themes of violence and hardships in his...
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R. Kelly

R. Kelly began performing in the late 80s, with his 1993 solo debut 12 Play bringing him to prominence in the R&B scene. Among his hit singles is "I Believe I Can Fly," which earned him 3 Grammys. Kelly has released 10 albums, selling over 50 million worldwide, leading Billboard to name him the...
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En Vogue

En Vogue formed in Oakland, CA, as a modern-day version of the female groups so popular in the 1960s. The result spawned one of the most successful and popular female groups of all time. The quartet’s second album, Funky Divas , debuted at #1 and featured hits like "My Love (You’re Never Gonna Get...
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Blackstreet

Blackstreet was founded in 1991 by producer Teddy Riley, who wanted a new group after the breakup of his group GUY. While they had success with early singles, it was 1996’s "No Diggity" that helped earn the group a #1 song and a Grammy. The album that featured "No Diggity" ended up going 4 times...
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Usher

From singing in his Atlanta church choir to super stardom, the multi-talented Usher has had success as a songwriter, singer, dancer and actor. Thanks to his album My Way , Usher gained national attention when he was just 18. He’s gone on to become one of the best-selling artists of all time, with 5...
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TLC

T-Boz, Left Eye and Chili – TLC – met in Atlanta in 1991. After signing to LaFace records, the group’s debut hit quadruple-platinum in just a year’s time. The follow up, CrazySexyCool , set records, making TLC the first female group to sell over 10 million records. Despite success, drama followed...
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Mariah Carey

Known for her vocal range, Mariah Carey burst onto the scene in 1990 with her self-titled debut. Those signature high notes helped cement her as one of the leading female vocalist for the past 2 decades, a “songbird supreme” as the Guinness Book of Records calls her… and she continues to wow with...
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The Fugees

Lauryn Hill, with cousins Pras Michel and Wyclef Jean, formed The Fugees in 1993. While they only released two albums together, the group is considered one of the best hip hop groups of all-time, thanks to the Grammy-winning record The Score and the song "Killing Me Softly." After breaking up in...
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Notorious B.I.G

Notorious B.I.G. continues to be one of the most beloved rappers, even over a decade after his death. His debut album, Ready To Die , helped put the east coast back on the rap map in the 90s and added fuel to the east coast / west coast rap feud. His album Life After Death was released days after...
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Salt-n-Pepa

Salt-n-Pepa , with their DJ Spinderella, was one of the first all-female rap groups, getting together in New York in 1985. The group found initial success with their single "Push It," but had massive success in the 90s with the album Very Necessary , featuring songs like "Shoop," "Whatta Man" and "...
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