1990's Music of the Decade 

Check out these music lists:

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/ .  Then do a search on the genre or one of the artists - - - better then wikipedia - they did a background check on wikipedia's info!





see some of the 80's sights to give yourself some background from the decade before...

ROCK Genre

Rock was still the dominant genre of the decade, but would rage a battle throughout with R&B as Hip Hop and Rap began making their presence more and more known on the music scene.

Soft Rock

Alanis Morisette

Foo Fighters

Indie Rock

The Cranberries

Grunge/Alternative Rock



Pearl Jam

Hard Rock



Rap Rock

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Kid Rock


The 90s were a comeback for a low point in the music industry for country. The genre on a whole made a big turn around in popularity due to artists such as these:

Garth Brooks

Billie Ray Cyrus - and the evolution of line dancing

Shania Twain - a big cross over artist who gained popularity in the country and pop genres

Alan Jackson

R&B Genre

Whitney Houston

Mariah Carey

Boys II Men

R. Kelley

Hip Hop



RAP Genre

Officially, it's own genre in the 90's. Rap came into it's own as it's own particular type of music. Cultivated in the 80s, it really took off in the 90s. The iconic leaders and fathers of modern rap were those in the late 80s, early 90s.

MC Hammer

Dr. Dre

Snoop Dog

Notorious B.I.G.

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POP Genre

New Kids on the Block

The Backstreet Boys

Paula Abdul


Pop Punk

Green Day


Blink 182


Due to the nature of musical content, and what songs were starting to become more and more about, a new genre started to emerge. The focus had a Christian base, or rather one that stayed away from many of the topics that were being touted on the radios. It began in the 90s, as a very early form. It would become more popular into the 2000s.

Jars of Clay

Reliant K

DC Talk