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  • P!nk's 'Funhouse' turns 10 years old in 2018

    P!nk's 'Funhouse' turns 10 years old in 2018

    P!nk is one of the most beloved pop stars on the planet and through her straight-forward lyrics, she’s been able to connect with fans for nearly two decades. In 2008, she released her fifth studio album Funhouse albeit heartbroken. The album earned P!nk her first No. 1 on the Hot 100 songs chart and...
  • Lady Gaga's 'The Fame' turns 10 years old in 2018 ahead of 'A Star Is Born' remake

    Lady Gaga's 'The Fame' turns 10 years old in 2018 ahead of 'A Star Is Born' remake

    Ten years ago, the world was introduced to an aspiring pop star that would go on to become a pop culture icon. Stefani Germanotta, known by her stage name Lady Gaga, had a chance to jet to LA to record “Just Dance,” a song that was created in 15 minutes and would soon take the world by storm as...
  • Oasis' final album 'Dig Out Your Soul' turns 10 years old in 2018

    Oasis' final album 'Dig Out Your Soul' turns 10 years old in 2018

    It’s been 10 years since Oasis released their final album due to public family feuding between brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher. The band found a resurgence in popularity following 2005's Don't Believe the Truth and on Oct. 6, 2008, the band released their seventh studio album, Dig Out Your Soul - a...
  • Madonna's experimental 'Ray of Light' turns 20 years old in 2018

    Madonna's experimental 'Ray of Light' turns 20 years old in 2018

    Madonna has been known for reinventing her image and sound over and over again since her debut in the early '80s. After giving birth to her daughter in the 1990s, she began work on her seventh studio album with Babyface and Patrick Leonard. Those sessions, however, failed and Madonna teamed up with...
  • Britney Spears' debut single '...Baby One More Time' turns 20 years old in 2018

    Britney Spears' debut single '...Baby One More Time' turns 20 years old in 2018

    20 years ago, the pop music world was changed and a young woman by the name of Britney Spears would forever reshape mainstream music. On Oct. 23, 1998, the hit “...Baby One More Time” was released in preparation for Spears’ debut album of the same name. Spears’ was in talks with manager Lou Pearlman...
  • Lady Gaga's debut single 'Just Dance' turns 10 years old

    Lady Gaga's debut single 'Just Dance' turns 10 years old

    10 years ago, a young woman who went by the stage name of Lady Gaga was working hard in New York City to be noticed with a goal to be a pop star. Stepping out of her NYC comfort zone, she flew to Los Angeles and teamed up with producer and writer RedOne to write a hit song that would prove to be her...
  • Foo Fighters 'The Shape and the Colour' turns 20 years old in 2017

    Foo Fighters 'The Shape and the Colour' turns 20 years old in 2017

    The Foo Fighters are basically rock royalty nowadays, but that didn't come easy. The very first record, a self-titled effort by Dave Grohl in which he played almost all of the instruments, was a success and fans were expecting a similar follow-up. Grohl pictured a larger and more daring sound for...
  • Shania Twain's blockbuster 'Come On Over' turns 20 years old in 2017

    Shania Twain's blockbuster 'Come On Over' turns 20 years old in 2017

    In 1997, Shania Twain released one of the biggest albums in music history. Her third studio record Come On Over made Twain an international star even though she derived from the country genre. She is considered one of the greatest of all time and paved the way for many country stars crossing over...
  • The Backstreet Boys self-titled US debut turns 20 years old in 2017

    The Backstreet Boys self-titled US debut turns 20 years old in 2017

    It's hard to believe that 20 years has already gone by since the Backstreet Boys released their first LP in the United States. The debut album was self-titled in the U.S. only and is a collection of tracks from BSB's first and second international albums. This U.S. release shared the same album...
  • Céline Dion's 'Taking Chances' turns 10 years old in 2017

    Céline Dion's 'Taking Chances' turns 10 years old in 2017

    In 2007, Céline Dion was at the height of her Las Vegas show that at that point had been extended beyond its initial three year contract. It'd been four years since she released a proper English album excluding 2004's Miracle, a collaboration between Dion and baby photographer Anne Geddes. Dion had...
  • A look back at Céline Dion's Hot 100 songs chart success

    A look back at Céline Dion's Hot 100 songs chart success

    Céline Dion has been in the headlines over the past two years for various reasons, including losing her husband and brother to the same cancer, receiving the Billboard ICON Award, performing "My Heart Will Go On" at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards for the 20th anniversary of the song and "Titanic...
  • Céline Dion's 'A New Day Has Come' turns 15 years old in 2017

    Céline Dion's 'A New Day Has Come' turns 15 years old in 2017

    Céline Dion continues to be one of the world's top performers still having extended runs of her Las Vegas residency that began in 2003. She began her career in 1981 in Québec, Canada, and broke out into the English speaking world in 1990. Over the course of a decade, she became one of the most...
  • Whitney Houston's 'Whitney' turns 30 years old in 2017

    Whitney Houston's 'Whitney' turns 30 years old in 2017

    1987 saw Whitney Houston catapulting into worldwide superstardom following a massively successful debut in 1985 with her self-titled album. Whitney was released on June 2, 1987 with much expectation and she delivered. The album went on to spawn four Hot 100 No. 1 hits and created records upon...
  • Best indie/college rock bands 1990s

    Best indie/college rock bands 1990s

    The 1990s were a time of great upheaval in the music industry: grunge and flannel were in, spandex and hairspray were over. Bands that had survived the 1980s, such as Bon Jovi, found their footing outside of the decade of excess and dug deep to craft some of their greatest albums yet (see: These...
  • Arctic Monkeys' 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' turns 10 years old in 2017

    Arctic Monkeys' 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' turns 10 years old in 2017

    When mentioning Arctic Monkeys, the first album that comes to mind is generally AM. While AM was the record that turned Arctic Monkeys into superstars, before it came Favourite Worst Nightmare, the ambitiously energetic 2007 album that, for many in America, put Arctic Monkeys on the map. The release...
  • Céline Dion's 'Let's Talk About Love' turns 20 years old in 2017

    Céline Dion's 'Let's Talk About Love' turns 20 years old in 2017

    It's hard to believe that it has been 20 years since Céline Dion released her fifth English language album Let's Talk About Love which had a place for 1997's "My Heart Will Go On," the love theme from "Titanic." It followed up 1996's Grammy winning Falling Into You (Pop Vocal Album, Album of the...
  • The top five Annie Lennox songs of all time

    The top five Annie Lennox songs of all time

    There is no doubting the power Annie Lennox has had on popular music. Starting out her career in the new wave era with first The Tourists, and later the Eurythmics, Lennox has landed a ton of hits on the pop charts and has paved the way for the sub-genre in the modern music world. So as we continue...
  • How Maroon 5 got their name

    How Maroon 5 got their name

    Fans have long wondered how three-time Grammy Award winning band Maroon 5 got their name, but the band isn't telling. They have long resolved to keep the origins of their moniker a secret, leading to rampant speculation amongst their millions of fans and countless music bloggers alike. What we do...
  • U2's 'Pop' turns 20 years old in 2017

    U2's 'Pop' turns 20 years old in 2017

    While the world was celebrating the 30 year anniversary of U2's The Joshua Tree and how it propelled the rock band into superstardom, the 20 year anniversary of another one of their albums passed without much notice. 1997's Pop expanded on their developing 90's sound but took on a more electronic...
  • How bands got their name: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

    How bands got their name: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

    Australia’s greatest export, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have established themselves as one of the most innovative and interesting alternative rock bands in the world. From the ashes of the Australian post-punk group the Birthday Party, the group initially specialized in making thrilling...
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