The Big 5: One Hit Wonders of the 90’s
In the 90's alone, you had memorable artists such as Brian Mcknight, Mary J Blige, Jodeci, Boyz 2 Men, TLC; the list goes on and on because the music was great.
However, as memorable as some of these artists were and still are remembered in 2021, many artists just had one big hit and fell off.
Mack Morrison released one of the biggest R&B songs ever, "Return Of The Mack," on March 4, 1996. This song hit number 2 on the famous Billboard Top 100 and went platinum.
AZ Yet released their biggest song, "Last Night," from their self-titled album on February 13, 1996. 2 fun facts; the song and album were produced by R&B artist Babyface and was featured in the movie "The Nutty Professor. The song reached number 9 on the Billboard Top 100 and number 1 on the Hot R&B Singles Chart.
Ghost Town DJs released their only song, "My Boo," on May 26, 1996. The song reached number 31 on the Billboard Top 100 and was produced and released by Jermaine Dupri So So Def label. Fun fact; this song, besides the other ones repopularized in 2016 thanks to the infamous Running Man Challenge on Vine. Thanks to that, the piece 20 years after its release landed number 27 on the Billboard Top 100.
Shanice released her big song "I Love Your Smile" from her second album, The Inner Child, on October 22, 1991. The song reached number 2 on the Billboard Top 100 and was nominated for Grammy Award For Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Now out of everyone from this story, Shanice is the most controversial because a lot of people think that she's not a One Hit Wonder even though I Love Your Smile was her biggest song.
Finally, arguably the biggest one-hit wonder of the '90s goes to Mokenstef with their hit song "He's Mine" from their only album Azz Izz on May 30, 1995. The song peaked at number 7 on the Billboard Top 100, went certified gold, and helped their album sell over 600,000 copies.
R&B was maybe the best music genre besides hip hop in the 1990s, and these names proved it with their best songs. Even though these people only have one hit song and aren't talked about anymore, their legacy will live on in the world of R&B.