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!

August 23rd - August 29th: See how Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, OutKast, Notorious B.I.G., Pearl Jam, Nelly, Flo Rida, and Puff Daddy marked this week in history for pop music from the past 30 years.

 

1991 - Pearl Jam

The Seattle grunge group hits it big with the release of their debut album Ten.  The album rips them through the mainstream and puts them at the forefront of the grunge rock movement.

1997 - Puff Daddy

'I'll Be Missing You', credited to both Puff Daddy and Faith Evans, features 112 and is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.  It remains #1 for 11 weeks.  Puff Daddy is also at #2 this week with 'Mo Money Mo Problems' by Notorious B.I.G. and featuring P. Diddy and Mase.

1997 - Notorious B.I.G.

As mentioned above, Puff Daddy is also at #2 this week with 'Mo Money Mo Problems' by Notorious B.I.G. and featuring P. Diddy and Mase. Biggie was a friend of Puff Daddy and was murdered in March of 1997.

2002 - Nelly

The pop charts love Nelly and continues to love up on him with his song 'Dilemma' reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.  The song's success could also be attributed to featuring Destiny Child's Kelly Rowland.

2004 - OutKast

OutKast are winners at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards when they pick up the Video of the Year with "Hey Ya", just telling it to us straight and giving us a great visual on how one should actually "shake it".

2009 - Miley Cyrus

Miley debuts at #2 this week with 'Party In the U.S.A' as the lead single off of her The Time of Our Lives EP.  It peaks at #2 in the United States.  The song was originally created for Jessie J but passed on to Miley to fill her album.

2014 - Flo Rida

At #1 this week in 2014 is Flo Rida's 'Whistle'.  This song ended the reign of Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe' but was quickly replaced by Taylor Swift's 'We Are Never Getting Back Together' the following week in 2014.

2016 - Beyoncé

MTV Award season continues this week in pop music history with Queen Bey winning Video of the Year with her super social conscious "Formation".  She goes on to collect 7 more awards and continues to rule the world.