Popular foreign performers of the 90s: where they disappeared, what they look like, what they do
Music of the 90s was special, one could say exceptional in its kind: it was many times superior to everything that was recorded in the same 80s - the hits of the 90s were much more passionate, energetic and danceable. And yes: even in the 2000s there was nothing like it... The songs of the era under discussion have a vivid signature: they have an energy, an atmosphere that can't be confused with anything else. And this is exactly what makes millions of people nostalgic for the old days....
Some artists were just popular, others were considered kings - They topped all kinds of hit parades and no disco was without their hits. However, over the last decades their names have been completely forgotten by the general public. Only the most devoted fans remember these "kings", while the younger generation listens to their songs and has no idea who performs them. Today we decided to remember the main pop idols of the 90s, enjoy favorite tracks of youth, and also find out - how they look, what they do, and where, in fact, disappeared the once-celebrated figures of the world.
We decided to start with La Bouche - the duo that literally tore up all the charts in the 90s! This eurodance project has a lot of worthy tracks, but two stand out especially: "Be My Lover" and "Sweet Dreams" - compositions that every listener will easily sing! In their time they were used to rock the dancefloors, and today young people use them for their dance videos on the Internet. A long-playing classic? Apparently it is.
Officially the project exists to this day, but it actually fell apart after the departure of the vocalist Melanie Thornton. When she left the band in the early noughties to start a solo career, fans were upset: in many ways, she was the dominant force - beautiful, bright, vocal... She was loved by millions! The other singers who later replaced her (and yes: the lineup changed many times) were hardly taken seriously - especially considering that they performed the old La Bouche hits (which the public loved exactly as performed by Thornton).
Of course, at first fans had hopes that the beautiful Melanie would come to her senses and return. But in 2001, the artist died... Her fellow rapper... Lane McCrayHe continued to perform with other singers, but gradually the public's interest in La Bouche waned. As the 2000s progressed, the artist performed less and less, and immersed himself more and more in the world of fine art. According to him, painting allows him to "relax and just enjoy the process".
If La Bouche had any competitors to fear because of their commercial potential, it was the 2 Unlimited - another Eurodance duo that conquered the charts and dancefloors with their hit "No Limit". For several years, the group floated on the wave of success, releasing hits and music videos, as well as performing at sold-out concerts. But in 1996, both members, rapper Ray Slayngard and the lead singer Anita Dothave decided to withdraw from the project.
Of course, the producers did not want to lose such a commercial machine, so they tried to find replacements for the musicians and bring 2 Unlimited back to the stage. However, all attempts were in vain: the audience refused to accept the band. "fake."and at the end of the 90's the project was finally closed.
As for the original members, for a while they tried to build a solo careerBut then they started to perform together again - as in the old days under the name 2 Unlimited. Anita and Ray have been through a lot over the years: the singer was diagnosed with cancer and is still undergoing treatment. Ray, on the other hand, has devoted his life entirely to the stage - practically nothing is known about his personal life.
We want to note at once: this band was never actually at the peak of fame, and it is very difficult to call it legendary... In fact - the band became famous for two things, thanks to which they kept their popularity for some time: sultry imagebacked by provocative lyrics and spectacular live performances, and the song "Max Don't Have S.x With Your Ex," which is featured in the movie "Brother." and well remembered by the national public.
As in the case of the above-mentioned projects, E-Rotic underwent changes in the lineup, as well as the subsequent decline in popularity and complete disappearance from the charts. You can say - the band was on the rumor for just a few years. Today the band is still performing - again with Lian Leeand the original vocalist. But the former success is certainly no longer there... These shows are more interesting for people who want to experience nostalgia for the 90s, rather than being passionate fans of the duo, remembered by only one song (in fact).
At all, one hit performer - a phenomenon of the 90s. At that time, almost every day new faces appeared on the scene, but as a rule they disappeared just as quickly (and also unnoticed by most music lovers). One of such idols once was and Haddaway - the singer of the hit "What Is Love." And that's the only song he's remembered for at all.....
Already in the second half of the 90s, Haddaway's popularity began to fade noticeably. And with the onset of the 2000s he was finally forgotten... However, the artist himself decided that music was not the end of the world: he tried himself as an actor, and also became interested in high-speed motor racing and other sports! Today you can see Haddaway on stage very rarely: unless it's some kind of retro festival.
History Dr. Alban. is identical: in the 90's he became famous with the song "It's My Life", and then went into the shadows... To be more precise - he continued to record and perform! But the commercial success left much to be desired.
Today, Dr. Alban continues to perform, but it is for his old honors. A contemporary generation of performers has repeatedly acknowledged that Alban was a major influence on them, and the same "It's My Life" is still occasionally found on the radio waves. I guess that's enough to make you feel that it wasn't all for nothing - what do you think?