NPR’s All Songs Rewind: The Legacy Of The ’90s

Pearl Jam (top left), Missy Elliott (top right), the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind (bottom right), PJ Harvey (bottom left), Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel (center).

This retrospective charts the birth of grunge, the commercial rise of hip-hop, a batch of gutsy female songwriters and a few goofy one-hit wonders we’d mostly forgotten about. This episode is also Ann Powers’ debut as a member of NPR Music, and she and Stephen Thompson join Bob and Robin to take a look back at the decade of flannel and spice.

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Rewind: The ’90s Are Back, Or Whatever…

Cover for Nevermind

Smells Like Teen Spirit

  • Artist: Nirvana
  • from: Nevermind
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Best of the BET Awards 2015

Last night, (June 28), the BET awards celebrated its 20th anniversary.  The night was full of reunions and tributes making for some very interesting and amazing moments. Watch the best performances below.

Kendrick Lamar — Alright
Smokey Robinson Tribute Feat. Tori Kelly, Robin Thicke and Ne-Yo
Empire Cast

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Meghan Trainor Sails Away in Search of Her (Dear) Future Husband

Me and the boys: Meghan's hunky dancers were dressed in shorts, bow ties and boaters 

The 21-year-old took to the stage singing her new song Dear Future Husband,at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, dressed head to toe in a sparkly sailor’s outfit.

Meghan is nominated for three awards tonight – Best New Artist, Song of the Year for “All About That Bass,” and the special Renegade Award.

Jamie Foxx & Chris Brown Perform ‘You Changed Me’ at iHeartRadio Awards

Chris Brown and Jamie Foxx celebrate their performance of “You Changed Me” on stage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (March 29) in Los Angeles.

The pair performed the song towards the end of the show after Jamie hosted the big affair.

“WEST COAST! It’s your turn to experience the incredible @iHeartRadio Music Awards! Check out @NBC right now! #iHeartAwards” Jamie just tweeted to viewers on the west coast.

iHeartRadio Music Awards 2015 Nominations

The iHeartRadio Music Awards are finally here! The event returns on March 29, and now we know all the huge stars that are nominated

Artist of the Year:
Ariana Grande
Iggy Azalea
Luke Bryan
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

Song of the Year:
“All About That  Bass” – Meghan Trainor
“All of Me” – John Legend
“Happy” – Pharrell Williams
“Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith

Best Collaboration:
“Bang Bang” – Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj
“Dark Horse” – Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
“Fancy” – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
“Problem” – Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea
“Talk Dirty” – Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz

Best New Artist:
Bastille
Cole Swindell
Iggy Azalea
Meghan Trainor
Sam Smith

Country Song of the Year:
“Bartender” – Lady Antebellum
“Burnin’ It Down” – Jason Aldean
“Dirt” – Florida Georgia Line
“Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church
“Play It Again” – Luke Bryan

Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year:
“Don’t Tell ‘Em” – Jeremih featuring YG
“Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé featuring Jay Z
“Flawless” – Beyoncé
“Loyal” – Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga
“New Flame” – Chris Brown featuring Usher and Rick Ross

Dance Song of the Year:
“Animals” – Martin Garrix
“Blame” – Calvin Harris featuring John Newman
“La La La” – Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith
“Summer” – Calvin Harris
“Waves” – Mr. Probz

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:
“Come With Me Now” – KONGOS
“Do I Wanna Know?” – Arctic Monkeys
“Fever” – The Black Keys
“Something From Nothing” – Foo Fighters
“Take Me to Church” – Hozier

Best Lyrics:
“All of Me” – John Legend
“Blank Space” – Taylor Swift
“Counting Stars” – OneRepublic
“Habits (Stay High)” – Tove Lo
“Stay With Me” – Sam Smith
“Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran

Best Fan Army:
5SOSFAM – 5 Seconds of Summer
Arianators – Ariana Grande
Bey Hive – Beyoncé
Team Breezy – Chris Brown
Sheerios – Ed Sheeran
Church Choir – Eric Church
Directioners – One Direction
Selenators – Selena Gomez
Mendes Army – Shawn Mendes
Swifties – Taylor Swift

Renegade:
Brantley Gilbert
Charli XCX
Hozier
Iggy Azalea
Meghan Trainor