8 Most Popular Bands From The 90s
1. Spice Girls
The Spice Girls are an English pop girl group formed in 1994. The group originally consisted of Melanie Brown ("Scary Spice"), Melanie Chisholm("Sporty Spice"), Emma Bunton ("Baby Spice"), Geri Halliwell ("Ginger Spice"), and Victoria Beckham, née Adams ("Posh Spice"). They were signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single "Wannabe" in 1996, which hit number one in 37 countries.
Nirvana was an American rock band formed by singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined in 1990. Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the most influential and important alternative bands in history.
Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper from East Harlem, New York and his music sold over 75 million records worldwide! Everyone was gearing up to accept a revolution through lyrics, with rap music and Tupac brought it all together. Shakur began his career as a roadie, backup dancer and MC for the alternative hip hop group Digital Underground, eventually branching off as a solo artist.
Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Developed from an earlier group, the Rain, the band originally consisted of Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs(guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar), and Tony McCarroll(drums, percussion). Oasis signed to independent record label Creation Records in 1993 and released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe (1994).
5. Alice In Chains
Alice in Chains is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987 by guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, who then recruited bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne Staley. Mike Starr was replaced in 1993 by Mike Inez. The band took its name from Staley's previous group, the glam metal band Alice N' Chains. AIC also had some very distinct heavy metal influences and it went on to become a two-vocal band (with Staley and Jerry Cantrell).
6. Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies. They are currently a trio composed of baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman. During the 1990s, Boyz II Men found fame on Motown Records as a quartet including bass Michael McCary, During the 1990s, Boyz II Men gained international success. This began with the release of top 5 singles.
A very popular Irish boy band, Boyzone accumulated a lot of love from the ladies back in the day, with their classic love ballads. From 'A Different Beat' to 'We We Belong', their albums broke every record sale.Unfortunately one of the lead vocalist and the most loved member of the band, Stephen Gately, died in 2009. Keating though still continues to make music.
Bush are a British rock band formed in London, England in 1992. Their current lineup consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Gavin Rossdale, drummer Robin Goodridge, lead guitarist Chris Traynor, and bassist Corey Britz. In 1994, Bush found immediate success with the release of their debut album, Sixteen Stone, which is certified 6× multi-platinum by the RIAA. They went on to become one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1990s.