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 6th - September 12th: See how Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Lizzo, 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 is shot on September 7th, when he was driving through Las Vegas, thought to be a result of East and West Coast Gang wars.  He will pass away on September 13th as a result of the drive-by shooting.

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 Timberlake's second solo album ‘FutureSex: LoveSounds', hits #1 in the US, where it stays for seven weeks.  Uncredited in the song, the song features Timbaland.  The track also wins a Grammy for 'Best Dance Recording' in 2007.

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.  Half of the Chainsmoker duo is Andrew Taggart, a Freeport, Maine native, who wrote the song and provides his vocals in the song.  The song goes on to win 3 Billboard Music Awards in 2017 for 'Top Hot 100 Song', 'Top Collaboration', and 'Top Dance/Electronic Song'.

2019 - Lizzo

Lizzo is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Truth Hurts'.  The song was actually released in 2017 but gained popularity after being used in a Netflix movie called 'Someone Great'.  It then became popular on Tik Tok.  A new radio version of the song was released in 2019 and became a mega hit on the airwaves.  The song won a 2020 Grammy Award for 'Best Pop Solo Performance'.

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