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Where Are They Now? 1992’s Biggest Pop Acts

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Music history was made on January 25th, 1992 when Nirvana's Nevermind knocked Michael Jackson's Dangerous from the top of the Billboard album chart. Countless articles noted this as the moment when grunge/alternative music took over mainstream culture. It was certainly a big moment, but a quick glance at the Hot 100 singles from that week show a more complex story. The top song was "All 4 Love" by Color Me Badd. Ce Ce Peniston's "Finally" was number five, and Right Said Fred were at number 10 with "I'm Too Sexy." Grunge was only one relatively small part of the pop music universe – MC Hammer, Genesis and Amy Grant also had huge hits at the time. Here's a look back at other acts of 1992 that didn't quite have the historical impact of Nirvana. 

By Andy Greene


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