The 90's!

The 90s pushed hip-hop to the forefront of music culture while also proving an especially fruitful decade for rhythm and blues through R&B. Black artists, began to draw on the black power visual culture for racial protest within music. Events such as the Rodney King riots and the Million Man March held influence for various black artists to create a voice in pop culture that never existed before. R&B dominated radio playlists, experienced record-breaking sales and provided consumers with a taste reminiscent of Motown’s early years, while mixing in contemporary flavor.

Comprehensive Artist List

  • Aaliyah 
  • Toni Braxton
  • Michael Jackson 
  • Janet Jackson 
  • Babyface
  • Maxwell
  • Mark Morrison
  • Mary J Blige
  • Mint Condition
  • Groove Theory
  • SWV
  • Ginuwine
  • Destiny’s Child
  • Bell Biv Devoe 
  • Boys II Men
  • Salt N Pepa
  • Missy Elliott 
  • Ice Cube
  • WuTang Clan
  • Ying Yang Twins
  • Jay Z 
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Tupac Shakur  
  • Biggie   
  • P Diddy
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • NWA
  • OutKast
  • Fugees
  • Bone Thugz n Harmony 
  • TLC
  • Andre 3000
  • Will Smith
  • 50 Cent
  • MC Hammer
  • Tone Loc
  • Queen Latifah
  • Yo-Yo
  • Whitney Houston  
  • Rosie Gaines
  • Younger than Park
  • 7th Movement
  • The Untouchables
  • TMT
  • DJ Pierre
  • The Isley Brothers
  • Funkadelic
  • Sly and The Family Stone
  • OutKast
  • Parliament-Funkadelic
  • Tina Turner
  • Technotronic
  • C+C Music Factory
  • Darius Rucker
  • Petrella Ann Bonner
  • Johnnie Taylor
  • Peggy Scott-Adams
  • BB King
  • Keb Mo
  • Albert King
  • Michael Bolton
  • Phil Collins
  • Paula Abdul
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Karen Clark Sheard
  • Kirk Franklin   
  • Cece Winans
  • Fred Hammond
  • Daryl Coley
  • Walter Hawkins
  • Richard Smallwood
  • Oleta Adams

Top 100 Hits of the 90's

4.Poison by Bell Biv Devoe

6.Vision of Love by Mariah Carey

8.Hold On by En Vogue

11.Do Me by Bell Biv Devoe

13.Pump Up The Jam by Technotronic

15.Escapade by Janet Jackson

17.Close To You Maxi Priest

22.I Wanna Be Rich by Calloway

23.Rub You The Right Way by Johnny Gill

25.If Wishes Came True by Sweet Sensation

26.The Power by Snap!

30.Two To Make It Right by Seduction

36.I Dont Have The Heart by James Ingram

38.Rhythm Nation by Janet Jackson

41.Everything by Jody Watley

42.Back To Life by Soul II Soul

43.Here And Now by Luther Vandross

44.Alright by Janet Jackson

46.Blame It On The Rain by Milli Vanilli

47.Have You Seen Her by M.C. Hammer

49.Come Back To Me by Janet Jackson

50.No More Lies by Michel’le

54.Ready Or Not by After 7

55.U Can’t Touch This by M.C. Hammer

59.Black Cat by Janet Jackson

60.Can’t Stop by After 7

62.The Humpty Dance by Digital Underground

65.Giving You The Benefit by Pebbles

69.Girls Nite Out by Tyler Collins

73.Get Up (Before The Night Is Over) by Technotronic

76.Love Takes Time by Mariah Carey

79.Girl You Know It’s True by Milli Vanilli

81.Everybody, Everybody by Black Box

83.Whip Appeal by Babyface

85.C’mon And Get My Love by D-Mob with Cathy Dennis

89.Make You Sweat by Keith Sweat

93.Jerk Out by The Time

94.Just A Friend by Biz Markie

98.Thieves In The Temple by Prince

99.Mentirosa by Mellow Man Ace

100.Tic Tac Toe by Kyper

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