Then and Now: Popstars of the 90s

The pop music scene in the ’90s exploded with a hodgepodge of grunge to gangsta rap and pop punk to country pop. While the decade couldn’t be credited with the emergence of any radically new genre, it was a time when different styles merged to form music that sounded edgy yet familiar. The ’90s gave birth to some of the most popular music artists and bands who are sought-after even today.


If you are one of the 90s kids, then you are going to enjoy this quick flashback. There’s nothing like seeing your childhood or teenage idols. Here are some of the famous Popstars of the 90s.

10. Spice Girls

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If you’re a 90s baby, then you wouldn’t forget the biggest girl group of that time. This English pop girl group took the world by storm. Their song was played everywhere, and young girls dressed up like them.

The Spice Girls have sold 85 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling female group of all time, one of the best-selling pop groups of all time, and the biggest British pop phenomenon since Beatlemania. Now, they have gone their separate ways and had their families.

9. Alanis Morissette

Who would forget singing along Alanis’ songs? The Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter had one of the best songs. Every time you would hear her song played on the radio, you would turn it up and sing out loud. Who didn’t do that, right?

On May 22, 2010, Morissette married rapper Mario “Souleye” Treadway in a private ceremony at their Los Angeles home. They have a son born in 2010 and a daughter born in 2016.

8. Mariah Carey

The chart-topping diva is a veteran in the music industry. Every time she releases an album, it’s impossible not to have at least a single hit song. Not only that, she reinvents herself to keep up with the younger ones. Let’s not forget her bags of awards she has earned throughout her career.

But just last December 2016, she got involved in a controversy where she was caught lip syncing. Her performance was considered a disaster. But Mariah’s camp never commented on the incident. We’re pretty sure she’ll be able to move on from that.

7. Ricky Martin

The Puerto Rican singer started his career at age twelve with the all-boy pop group Menudo. Then after five years with the group, he went solo and branched out into acting. Ricky Martin is considered as the one to bring Latin pop to the forefront of the U.S. music scene. His song Livin’ La Vida Loca is one of the best-selling singles of all time.

After the success of his single, his sexuality has been the center of controversy. He refused to comment, but in 2010, he posted on his official website saying, “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.”