Music

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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Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson , the youngest of the Jackson family, started singing and acting at age 7. After numerous TV roles, she put out her first album in 1982, and hit real musical success in 1986 with the release of Control . Ms. Jackson went on to win Grammy awards for not only songs, but also music...
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50 Cent

With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, 50 Cent became one of the world's highest selling rappers with just his first two records. Curtis Jackson grew up in Queens, New York, and adopted the name 50 Cent as a metaphor for a life change after being released from prison. With that change, he focused on...
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Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown found fame as part of the group New Edition, and found breakout success after he released his second solo album Don’t Be Cruel , which launched the singles "My Prerogative" and "Every Little Step." While his follow up albums were good, none matched the success of Don’t Be Cruel . Brown’...
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Snoop Doggy Dogg

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., known by his stage names Snoop Doggy Dogg , Snoop Dogg, and more recently Snoop Lion, is a rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor who's sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Discovered by Dr. Dre in 1992, he collaborated on Dre’s debut The Chronic and released his debut...
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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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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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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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