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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 1999 #TBT

Monica’s Last Run at #1

Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week in 1999 Monica soared to the top of the Hot 100 with her hit ‘Angel of Mine.’  Lifted from ‘The Boy Is Mine‘ LP (read our ode to the album by clicking here), the angelic remake of British girl group Eternal‘s song of the same name dethroned pop princess Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time’ from the tally’s perch.

Becoming Mo’s third consecutive chart-topper (as the follow-up to ‘The Boy is Mine‘ the song and ‘The First Night’), the trio of chart triumphs came as the last time Mo saw her name atop the Hot 100.  Join us below as we salute the impressive run and see who else joined her in the top 25 this week 18 years ago:

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Retro Rewind: Lauryn Hill Dominates The 41st Annual Grammy Awards

Tomorrow night with lift the lid on all the secret’s the 59th annual Grammy Awards has to offer its viewers.

Of course, there’s little doubt that its organisers are hoping to pull in a night just as well-received as their 41st spin on the televised machine.

For, on that night, history was made for the artist Lauryn Hill when she bagged five of the ten awards she and her only solo album ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ were nominated for.

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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2003 #TBT

J.Lo’s Last Run at #1 on the Hot 100

Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, just as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’ allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week we just have to press play on ‘All I Have’ – the LL Cool J-assisted single found aboard Jennifer Lopez‘s ‘This Is Me…Then’ (click here to read our ode to the full album).  Released in December 2002, ‘Have’ – drawing on Debra Laws‘Very Special’ for its sample – reinforced Lopez’s then-dominance over pop charts and came as a fitting follow-up to the top 5 hit ‘Jenny From the Block.’  Blocking her ‘I’m Real’ co-star Ja Rule from the top spot this week in 2003, ‘All I Have’ held down the chart’s summit for four weeks overall and gave the diva her fourth run atop the Hot 100 (Cool J’s first).

Going on to not only become a fan favorite of the singer’s, but become the title of her hotly-selling Vegas show, tuck in below to relive ‘All’ and see who joined J. Lo in the top 25 this week in 14 years ago:

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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 1998 #TBT

Janet Jackson’s ‘Together Again’ Sees Her at #1 Again

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Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week we’ll press play again on ‘Together Again’ – the second single from Janet Jackson‘s #1 album, ‘Velvet Rope.’  Holding down the top spot on the Hot 100 this week 19 years ago, the house-inspired tune was birthed after the death of Jackson’s dear friend who succumbed to AIDS.  Becoming her 8th overall #1 single on the tally, ‘Together’ went on to platinum status and has endured as a fan favorite from her prized discography.

Tuck in below to see who joined Jan in the top 25 this week in 1998:

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Retro Rewind: The Best of Kenya Moore

Welcome to another edition of Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to honour the work of artists responsible for some of Pop culture’s brightest moments.

Today, as her role of villain on ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘ keeps her name hot on the lips of a new generation of TV lovers, we honour Kenya Moore‘s contributions to music, fashion and film and the often overlooked career she enjoyed before becoming a “Housewife.”

Born on January 24th 1971, Moore rose to stardom aged 22 when she became the winner of Miss USA in 1993.

What came next was a fruitful run in Hollywood which saw her support African-American fronted projects with performances which, for better or worse, would lead her to ‘Housewives’ front door.

Take that journey to the past with us via clips pulled from her projects below…

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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2002 #FBF

P!nk’s ‘Get the Party Started’ Maintains Hot 100 Peak

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Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

This week we get to press play on ‘Get the Party Started,’ the lead single from P!nk‘s sophomore effort ‘Missundazstood.’  Launched fall of 2001, the tune – composed by Linda Perry (also famous for Christina Aguilera‘s ‘Beautiful’ & songs by Adele, Miley Cyrus, etc.) – quickly grooved its way up to the top 10 and can be found at #4 on the Hot 100 this week in 2002 (where it peaked).

Remaining a fan favorite of the rebellious rhythmic rocker, tuck in below to traipse down memory lane and see who joined P!nk in the top 25 this week 15 years ago:

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Retro Rewind: ‘Double Platinum (Starring Brandy & Diana Ross)’

Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature launched to celebrate TV and Film’s glorious past.

Today, we revisit 1999’s ‘Double Platinum‘ which starred Brandy and Diana Ross.

In it, Ross plays a gifted vocalist seeking stardom who abandons her infant daughter to move to New York City. What happens when the daughter (played by Brandy) grows up and meets her idol Olivia King?

Chaos.

For, she has no idea that Olivia and her mother are one and the same.

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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2005 #TBT

Ciara Enjoys Hot 100 Peak of Sophomore Hit ‘1,2 Step’

Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

Next, we’ll take a step back to 2005 to revisit one of Ciara‘s biggest hits – ‘1,2 Step.’  The Missy Elliott and Jazze Pha-produced cut – released as the follow-up to her debut chart-topping single, ‘Goodies’ – shot to #2 at the end of 2004 and remained there this week 12 years ago.  An 80’s inspired tune, inspired by Afrika Bambaataa‘s ‘Planet Rock,’ ‘Step’ was Ci’s second consecutive top 5 single and was only held at bay by Mario‘s massive hit ‘Let Me Love You.’

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Retro Rewind: ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (Starring Halle Berry)’

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Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to celebrate TV and Film’s glorious past.

Today, in honour of her often overlooked contributions to Pop culture and the representation of African-Americans in a prejudiced world, we revisit Dorothy Dandridge‘s life by way of the 1999 biopic ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge’ which starred Halle Berry.

Unfamiliar with her remarkable story and her ties to the brilliant Harry Belafonte?

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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 1992 #TBT

Michael Jackson’s ‘Black or White’ Holds On To Top Spot

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Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

Next up? We’ll rewind to 1992 to revisit one of King of Pop Michael Jackson‘s biggest hits:  ‘Black or White.’  Released in November 1991 as the lead single from Jackson’s 8th album, ‘Dangerous,’ the tune was only on radio 3 weeks before it ascended to #1.  A cause only assisted by its controversial music video, which to date is considered one of the most controversial of all time, the song went on to platinum status and have a 7 week reign at the top of the Hot 100 into 1992 (where it’s seen this week).  The run also made MJ the first artist to have a #1 hit in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

Tuck in below to relive ‘Black or White’ and see who else among your faves joined the King of Pop in the top 25 this week 26 years ago:

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Retro Rewind: ‘Revenge’

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Welcome to another edition of Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to celebrate TV and Film’s glorious past.

Today, we revisit ‘Revenge’, the monumental ABC series which launched on September 21st 2011.

In it, an affluent family named The Graysons are enjoying life, power and prosperity in the Hamptons when a wealthy young woman named Emily Thorne moves into the house next to their’s.

Impressed by their new neighbour, they welcome her into their social scene.

Little do they know that Emily Thorne is none other than Amanda Clarke, the daughter of a man who was betrayed and murdered by and because of them and their unscrupulous deeds.

What happens when Amanda launches a meticulous plan to make each and every single person responsible for her father’s downfall pay for their actions?

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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week In 1994 #TBT

Mariah Carey’s ‘Hero’ Holds At #1

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Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

Next, we’ll salute ‘Hero’ – the 8th of a historic 18 #1 singles by pop icon Mariah Carey.  As diehard Carey fans – affectionately called #Lambs – already know, the song almost belonged to another chart-topping diva:  Gloria Estefan.  Originally penned for the legendary Latin pop songstress, Carey – originally disenchanted with the song – later opted to keep it and make some “flavorful” changes to its arrangement.  The reworking not only met MC’s favor, but apparently the buying public’s as well.

Just ten weeks after its release, ‘Hero’ topped the Hot 100 for four weeks (where it was found this week 23 yeaers ago).  Ousting Janet Jackson‘s scorching ballad ‘Again’ from the top spot, Carey’s uplifting tune went on to quickly earn platinum status. And, while it was not honored by any major awards academy, it endured to become her signature song.

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