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 13th - September 19th: See how Tupac Shakur, TLC, Nelly, Soulja Boy, Taylor Swift, and Lizzo changed this week in pop music history from the last 30 years.

 

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.

1999 - TLC

The girl group is #1 on Billboard Hot 100 with 'Unpretty' from their 1999 album FanMail.  The song was inspired by a an episode of the Ricki Lake show.

2003 - Nelly

'Shake Ya Tailfeather' is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.  The song also includes P. Diddy and Murphy Lee and was released on the Bad Boys II soundtrack.  The song wins a 2004 Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

2007 - Soulja Boy

The artist hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Crank That' which breaks the record for the youngest artist to write, produce and perform a #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100.

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.

 

2014 - Taylor Swift

Taylor is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Shake It Off', a song possibly inspired by the  Kanye West MTV VMA incident of 2010.

2017 - Taylor Swift

 

Can't stop the Swifter this week in pop music history as she is now #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Look What You Made Me Do'.

2019 - Lizzo

The lady flutist, singer and rapper is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Truth Hurts', gaining popularity 2 years after its release by TikTok.