Z107.3’s This Week In Pop Music History: Gaga, Tupac, Swift and more!
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 1990's, 2000's 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!
September 9th - September 15th: See how Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Tupac Shakur, My Chemical Romance and the Chainsmokers.
1993 - Mariah Carey
The pop diva starts a three week run with her hit single 'Dreamlover' as No.1 on the US singles chart.
1996 - Tupac Shakur
Rapper dies after being shot six days earlier when he was driving through Las Vegas, thought to be a result of East and West Coast Gang wars.
2001 - My Chemical Romance
Walking to work in New York as a comic book illustrator, Gerard Way witnesses the 9/11 attacks o the World Trade Center. The day’s events inspired him to start a band, which became My Chemical Romance with Way becoming the lead singer.
2006 - Justin Timberlake
“sexyBack”, the lead single from his second solo album ‘FutureSex: LoveSounds, hits #1 in the US, where it stays for seven weeks. Sells over 9 million copies.
2009 - Taylor Swift
The country turned pop singer wins for Best Female Video at the MTV Video Music Awards where Kanye comes on stage and tells the world Beyonce should have won for her video “Single Ladies”. Swift finishes her speech when Bey wins for Video of the Year later that night and Bey invites Swift on stage to finish her speech.
2010 - Lady Gaga
Wins Video of the Year for “Bad Romance” at the MTV Video Music Awards. Oh yeah, and..... meat dress.
2016 - Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers are #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their song 'Closer' featuring singer Halsey. The song is #1 for 3 weeks.