We remember the best performers of the 90s: the main icons of the foreign scene
The main singers of the 90s - who are they? Speaking of this decade, unique for the music scene — the era of popularization of R'n'B, hip-hop, electro, completely new trends in the field of sound — we first of all recall our favorite hits. But today we will not talk about songs, but about their performers. During this period, the scene took on new icons, sweet-voiced beauties Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and others. It is worth noting right away that in the selection below there are singers who began their careers in the late 80s, but the peak of their popularity came precisely in the 90s.
Glory fell on the vocalist of the cult duet Roxette in the late 80s - early 90s. Such hits performed by Marie Fredriksson as "The Look", "Listen to Your Heart", "It Must Have Been Love", "Joyride" have become timeless classics, works that find an ardent response in the hearts of modern music lovers even now. In addition to participating in Roxette, Fredriksson managed to build a successful solo career.
Unfortunately, at the end of 2019, the singer passed away. Legend Roxette remained faithful to the cause of her life - the stage - until her death. Marie Fredriksson continued to perform and even (albeit rarely) participate in studio recordings after a long rehabilitation - after an operation to remove a brain tumor.
Charming Toni Braxton known as one of the most successful singers of the 90s. Braxton's major hits include "Un-Break My Heart", "Breathe Again", "Spanish Guitar" and "He Wasn't Man Enough". Success hit the singer in mid-1993, with the release of her debut Tony Braxton. Pretty quickly, the record was in the lead in Billboard 200 USA.
The debut album immediately brought prestigious awards to the diva's piggy bank, in particular, three Grammys! Subsequently, the disc became platinum eight times.
World famous pop star Celine Dion became in the 90s, after concluding a contract with "Epic Records" and release of English-language albums. But, despite the success, by the end of the decade, at the peak of her fame, the singer announced a creative break. Like any woman, Dion wanted family happiness: stepping back from the stage, she began to devote more time to her husband, who was diagnosed with cancer. Dion returned to the stage only in 2002. She performed in a theater show at the Coliseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Today, Celine Dion is the best-selling Canadian artist. In addition, she became the only singer to sell two singles a million copies in the United Kingdom.
Your first album Bjork recorded at age 11. The most amazing thing is that the record has become wildly popular in Iceland! World success came to Björk as part of a rock band "The Sugarcubes": single "Birthday" became a huge hit in 1987 on both sides of the Atlantic. The solo career began for the singer in 1993. Plate Debut became one of the first albums to introduce alternative electronic music into the mainstream. In general, its circulation exceeded 4.5 million copies.
Over the years, Björk has created a unique eclectic musical style. Björk is one of the 100 most influential people in the world according to the magazine Time. She is often referred to as the "high priestess of the arts".
Success fell on Carey immediately after the release of her debut album in 1990, which went platinum nine times. Closer to the mid-90s, Mariah was awarded the status of the most commercially successful musician in the history of the label. Columbia. And her famous duet with "Boyz II Men", named One Sweet Day, entered the history of music as a record holder for the number of weeks spent at the first place of the chart Billboard Hot 100.
Mariah Carey's albums and singles have sold over 200 million copies. Only in the United States did Carey's records sell out. 63 million copies.
Mylene Farmer - one of the most popular French singers of our time. Moreover, the fame of this charming red-haired diva has spread far beyond the borders of the homeland. Throughout her career, Farmer never ceased to intrigue fans, actively avoiding discussion of her personal life. As you know, Mylene built a long-term creative alliance with Laurent Boutonnat, within which bright music videos were released, as well as live performances reminiscent of performances. Today, Mylène Farmer is the highest paid French-speaking performer - her income for 2013 was 4.7 million euros!
It was Farmer and Laurent Boutonne who gave the world a new star - the singer Alize, as well as the legendary hit "My...Lolita".
"Goddess of Pop" - this is how critics and media representatives dubbed the singer. Phenomenon Cher is her… fickleness! The woman has flawlessly managed to stay afloat for more than six decades, adapting to various styles and trends. In the late 80s and early 90s, Cher released three rock albums, as well as successful singles "I Found Someone", "If I Could Turn Back Time" and "Love and Understanding".
Another round of fame came at the end of the 90s, after the release of the album "Believe", the title track of the same name from which to this day is the best-selling female song in the UK.
Madonna - Most Commercially Successful Female Artist Guinness Book of Records. Several dozen singles of the singer headed the top charts in America and the UK, setting world records.
Madonna began her career in the early 80s, but real success came to her only with the onset of a new decade.
In 2008 Christina Aguilera was included in the hundred of the greatest performers of all time. In addition, she is included in the 100 most influential people in the world. Today, Aguilera is not only widely known, but also a commercially successful performer, whose records have been sold all over the world in circulation. 75 million copies.
For the first time Jennifer Lopez rose to prominence in 1991 as a troupe dancer "Fly Girl". She was a member of the team until 1993, after which she left to conquer the cinema. As a result, Lopez became the first Latin American actress to earn money from the film. "Out of Sight" one million dollars! The debut on the music scene came at the very end of the 90s, with the single "If You Had My Love".
Today, Jennifer Lopez is known as a talented singer, dancer, actress and just a successful businesswoman. She has managed to turn her popularity into a successful fashion brand. J.Lo.
Legend Whitney Houston rightfully bears the title of an icon of the music scene. The status of a superstar was assigned to the singer after the release of the film "Bodyguard", in which she not only played the main role, but also performed an amazing "I Will Always Love You". The song was later released as a single. The romanticized composition very quickly became a worldwide hit.
Whitney Houston is winner of over 400 awards, because of which it was even included in the Guinness Book of Records. According to the label of the singer, the total was sold about 170 million copies Whitney records.
Today, few people remember this singer. However, in the 90s Anita Dot was a real star! In many ways - thanks to the participation in the duet "2 Unlimited". Among the key hits of the project are: "Maximum Overdrive", "No Limit", "Tribal Dance", "The Real Thing", "Twilight Zone" and "Workaholic".
When the project ceased to exist, Anita Dot managed to work as a DJ on the radio. She released her first solo album only at the beginning of the new century.
Fame came to Paradis in the late 80s with the song "Joe le taxi". Later she will make herself known on the big screen, in the film "White Wedding". After the motion picture Jean-Claude Brissot Vanessa will retire from cinema for five years. At this time, the girl will devote herself to music. In the 90s, Vanessa Paradis released albums "Variation Sur Le Même T'aime" (last major work Serge Gainsbourg), "Vanessa Paradis+" with live recordings. It was during this period that Vanessa reached the peak of her popularity.
Today Kylie Minogue is the most successful Australian singer. A unique feature of her work has always been reincarnation: Minogue recorded her music in a variety of genres. Often referred to as the pop princess of the Australian music scene. Despite the fact that Minogue began her career as a singer in the 80s, success hit her only in the 90s, after leaving PWL and signing a contract with "Deconstruction Records".
Total sold over 70 million records singer.
And the famous group completes the selection Spice Girls. Each participant of the project had its own unique charm. It is for this reason that we decided to summarize them and simply include the group itself in the list. It was the Spice Girls that became pop culture icons of the 90s. The band released their debut single "Wannabe" in 1996: the track quickly reached number one in over 30 countries! From that moment began the global success of the project.
Total sold about 90 million records group, making the Spice Girls the best-selling female band in history!