Z107.3’s This Week in Pop Music History: Dr. Dre, Katy Perry, 1975 and More [VIDEOS]
Being the Bangor station that provides you with mostly today's hottest music but also provides you with a healthy dose of yester-year's tunes with Back In the Cafe, we are providing you with a little music history of the 1990s, 2000s and this decade.
Get to know a little about the artists that have shaped your musical vocabulary by taking in what has led to the music landscape of today. Behold... Z107.3's This Week In Pop Music History!
March 17 - March 23: See how Eminem, Usher, Dr. Dre, Katy Perry and the 1975 marked this week in history for the past 30 years in pop music.
1993 - Dr. Dre
"Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang" hits at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Pretty good for Dre's debut single.
2002 - Eminem
The Detroit rapper becomes the first rapper to take home an Oscar when 'Lose Yourself' wins Best Original Song at the 75th Academy Awards. Eminem didn't think he was going to win so he didn't show up to the awards show.
2004 - Usher
Usher's album Confessions welcomes the artist as the first R&B artist to sell 1.1 million copies of his album the first week of it's release.
2016 - The 1975
The 1975 go to #1 in the U.S. with the album with the longest name to take the spot, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It.
2017 - Katy Perry
The pop singer is given the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign for supporting LGBTQ causes.