Z107.3’s This Week in Pop Music History: Puff Daddy, Kanye, Ashanti and more [VIDEOS]
via YouTube; Kim and Kanye: Video still of Kanye West via YouTube; Robin Thicke: video still from Robin Thicke via YouTube
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!
June 21st - June 27th: See how Puff Daddy, Kanye West, Ashanti, Pearl Jam, Michael Jackson, and Robin Thicke marked this week in history for pop music from the past 30 years.
1997 - Puff Daddy
#1 on the Billboard Hot 100 is "I'll Be Missing You", featuring Faith Evans and 112.
1999 - Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam's cover of "Last Kiss" goes to #2 in America, the band's highest-charting song.
2002 - Ashanti
Ashanti is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Foolish'. It stays at number one for 19 weeks.
2009 - Michael Jackson
Fifty-year-old Michael Jackson is found dead in the Los Angeles mansion he is renting. The shocking news spreads quickly through social media outlets, and Jackson is the subject of numerous tributes over the next few weeks.
2013 - Robin Thicke
#1 on the billboard hot 100 is "Blurred lines" for the second week, featuring T.I. and Pharrell. The song will remain #1 for 12 straight weeks.
2016 - Kanye West
Kanye West debuts the video for "Famous," which shows him in bed with nude likenesses of his wife Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, Rihanna, and other celebrities and associates. West appears next to a likeness of Taylor Swift, who is derisively mentioned in the lyrics, "I made that bitch famous." West calls the video "a comment on fame."
DEFINITELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK *OR* FOR YOUNG EYES