Hello, and welcome back !! Part I, Part II, and Part III can be found in the respective links, if
you want to follow the entire series. With Part IV, the primary focus is the
1990's to early 2000's. America was a busy, busy country throughout the 90's.
Third-wave feminism had officially breached the comfort zones of society. A
stand-off with a colony in Waco, Texas made world headlines. The Oklahoma City
Bombing made us stop and think.
In 1993, a voice emerged from Orlando, Florida, USA that
proved to be an incredible influence over America. Selling over 130,000,000 records
worldwide, the Backstreet Boys showed everybody just how it was going to be,
fast becoming the best-selling boy band of all time, as well as being one of the
world's best selling artists. Larger Than Life I Want it That Way (Tell me why it ain't nothing
but a party?) The youtube mix that includes 36 of this band's most popular videos can be found
Baby One More Time crashed the party in 1999,
stopping everyone in their tracks. Whoo !!! Where did that come from? Britney
Spears sold more than 10 million copies of Baby
One More Time (She is such a beautiful, talented young lady, lighting the
video stage on fire with this), making it one of the best-selling singles of all
time. She grew up fast, though, bringing Womanizer to the spotlight. No doubt one of our most
controversial artists, Britney Spears, of Kentwood, Louisiana, has maintained a
top position in keeping America's attention. She
was ranked #11 in VH1's "100 Greatest Women in Music" in 2012, as well as
topping the Forbes list of highest paid female musicians.
This is a random selection of various artists who gave us a lot to think
about during this decade. Sometimes fun, sometimes funny, sometimes touching,
sometimes thought-provoking.....but always catchy tunes that masses reached
Ice Ice Baby (The kid don't play.)
Rock-a-bye (It's kinda like Nashville, with a tan.) :)
The technological advancements of the 1990's changed the way we listen to
music. We were no longer limited to what the radio or television decided we
should here. With the introduction of the World Wide Web and MP3 players, we had
more control over chosing our voice. This generated an identity crisis of sorts.
We embraced many, many more artists, and were able to expand our own horizons in
the process with far more choices than we had ever had before. It was a
generation that bridged many, many divides.