In late 2001, when people ask who the queen of pop is, the average answer was Madonna, maybe Janet. But, if you asked that question somewhere in the UK or Australia, Kylie Minogue’s named would definitely be thrown into that mix. But she was about to breakout in America in a big way.. with the release of the album “Fever”, Kylie brought worldwide hits like “Cant Get You Out Of My Head” and “Love At First Sight” to the forefront, among other disco classics. And perhaps biggest of all, she...
Published 08/04/22
“Back to Black” took the saying work of art to new heights. With extreme success usually comes some form of extreme tragedy and that juxtaposition is synonymous with Amy Winehouse’s story. So pour a glass of wine, get your vinyl players out and get ready to get Back to Black with Amy Winehouse.  courtesy: Back to Black - Amy Winehouse, written by Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse. UMG (on behalf of Universal-Island Records Ltd.); MINT_BMG, CMRRA, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, Sony...
Published 05/21/22
Published 05/21/22
Michael breaks down the music, looks and events surrounding Ciara's first-ever album "Goodies", released September 28th, 2004.
Published 05/06/22
Diving deep into the debut album era by one of our favorite Idols, Jordin Sparks.
Published 03/18/22
Brandy came out swinging on 2002’s Full Moon and has since become one of her signature... if not her signature album. This year we celebrate 20 years of this iconic album.  Join me and a few of my special friends as we deep dive into this era, going through all the songs and more.  IG LINKS TO MY BEAUTIFUL GUESTS: Casey - @4evercurliegurlie Unique - @uniquesworldview Keisha - @4everkeisha_
Published 02/28/22
“The Diary of Alicia Keys” arguably serves as the Alicia’s magnum opus, with career-defining tracks like “If I Ain’t Got You” and “You Don’t Know My Name”, to R&B classics like “Diary” and “When You Really Love Someone”. This record is an R&B masterpiece, so sit-back relax and open the pages of your diary as we dive into “The Diary of Alicia Keys”. 
Published 02/06/22
A look into R&B singer Omarion's sophomore solo album "21".
Published 01/17/22
The Holiday Season is a time for family. Cheer, fun and festivity. So what is a holiday season without some festive holiday season. Yes, we all know that Mariah Carey is the queen of Christmas, but there have also been many magical Christmas music in pop music, and this one in particular is a favorite of mine. It’s by a little group named Destiny’s Child. At the height of their commercial success in 2001, Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle of Destiny’s Child released their Christmas masterpiece “8...
Published 12/23/21
Michelle Branch was 18 years old when her first single “Everywhere” took over radio, and that set the tone for her debut album “The Spirit Room”. With hits like “Everywhere” “All You Wanted” and “Goodbye To You”, Michelle catapulted to super-stardom that saw her all the way to the GRAMMY Stage. So grab a pen and paper, and write those angsty thoughts from out teens out because today we dive into singer-songwriter Michelle Branch’s debut album “The Spirit Room”. 
Published 12/07/21
After the boom of Y2K pop was coming to an end in early 2002, the music world was shifting to a more urban sound. Suddenly the general public wasn’t as interested in the famous Max Martin sound that shaped the sounds of artists like Backstreet Boys, NSYNC and Britney Spears and instead were leaning towards a more hip-hop sound. Enter, Ashanti. Her debut self-titled studio album was a blockbuster smash. Released in the spring of 2002 the album is home to classics such as “Foolish”,...
Published 11/23/21
w/ Special Guest @literaltrash2004 By 2001, Britney Spears was three years into her career and had already sold over 40 million albums, had two number one albums, three sold out tours, performed at the Super Bowl, Grammy’s and MTV VMA’s, and scored three top 10 singles. Oh and she wasn’t even 20 years old. But it was in the fall of this year that she would release one of her most personal and introspective albums in her discography “Britney”. From immaculate performances, to the catchiest...
Published 11/09/21
with special guest Troy McEady (Dunzo Podcast). By the year 2000, Queen of Pop Madonna had already been a trailblazer for close to two decades, habing been banned by the church multiple times, selling hundreds of millions of albums and inspiring countless artists. When it came time for another album release, Madonna was facing something she had never faced before, competition. With a whole new crop of teen pop stars like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera taking over radio stations and...
Published 10/28/21
A real love survives a rock steady vibe. That was the opening line of one of the most legendary albums from the 2000s by ska band No Doubt. When No Doubt released “Rock Steady” they hadn’t had a hit since 1997 with “Don’t Speak” and the pressure was on after their previous release didn’t quite match up to the success of their “Tragic Kingdom” album. And Match Up they did with this one… with four amazing singles, three of which became smash hits, it’s safe to say that No Doubt more than...
Published 10/08/21
When thinking about pop music in the 2000’s, there are a few staple tracks that come to mind. Some might say “Oops! I Did It Again”, some may think “In da Club”, but I’m almost certain that majority of people will think of “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield. The song along with the album that it came from, has grown a true legacy over the years. This week, we take a look at the debut album by British singer Natasha Bedingfield. So sit back, relax, open your notebook and take out your pen...
Published 09/24/21
The UK has been known to give us some of the best musicians of our time, especially for the world of Pop Music. From The Beatles, to the Spice Girls to Adele, the brits have always known a thing or two about good music. In the early-oughts, Britain brought us the genius that is Craig David with his debut album “Born To Do It”. The album that gave us hits such as “Fill Me In”, “7 Days” and “Walking Away” helped bring in a new sound to R&B Music in the new millennium, incorporating 2-step...
Published 09/24/21
2001 was one of the best years in music. Britney was a slave 4 us, Janet was giving it all for us, Destiny’s Child were survivors and Mariah Carey was throwing glitter everywhere. But it was Usher who held it down for the men this year, delivering one of his most timeless albums in his discography. After multiple delays due to the changing world of the music industry, 8701 finally came into our lives in August 2001 and brought along with it some timeless tunes. Songs like “U Remind Me” “U Got...
Published 09/10/21
With immensely successful singles, tours and album sales, Hilary Duff solidified herself as a respectable pop star at the tender age of 15 years old. Join us this week as we take a deep dive into the album “Metamorphosis” along with all the stories from the era. So sit back, relax and let the rain fall down, as we dive into “Metamorphosis”. With Special Guest: Jesse Chambliss (IG & Tik Tok @ChamBreezy). 
Published 08/27/21
In this episode, we dive into the history and outcome the Paris Hilton’s pop album, so sit back relax and enjoy this trip to “Paris”
Published 08/13/21
In this week’s episode, we throw it back to a piece of art by a true angel. Join us as we dive into Aaliyah’s most experimental project, a project that showed us that she is in fact “More Than a Woman”
Published 07/28/21
With hits like “Leave (Get Out)” and “Baby It’s You” 13 year-old JoJo took the music world by storm in 2004. So Get Out Right now and come on a trip down memory lane, because In today’s episode we dive into this debut era of JoJo.
Published 07/13/21
After making her premiere in the summer of 1999 and at the height of the teen-pop craze, Christina Aguilera knew that for her second album, she would showcase who she truly was and would “strip” herself of that cookie-cutter image. And then “Stripped” was born. The album that helped define a generation of singers, and inspire change in the world of feminism, LGBT rights and more. Christina created the album of a generation with “Stripped” and did so while creating many iconic pop culture...
Published 06/29/21
In the Season 1 finale of "Planet 2000's", we dive in to Mariah Carey's iconic 2008 studio album "E=MC²". The album saw a continuation of her iconic 2005 comeback, and continued to reinforce Mimi’s spot on the top of the charts. With hits like Touch My Body and Bye Bye, the album helped Mariah break records. I am also joined by my friend and fellow lamb Vahe (@vaheriah) for a special track-by-track review of the album. 
Published 05/07/21
With the release of their fourth studio album “Black and Blue” the Backstreet Boys took their superstardom to intense heights in 2000. With hits such as “Shape of My Heart” “The Call” and more, “Black and Blue” is one of the groups most timeless albums,...
Published 04/20/21
Kicking off the new Millennium, Justin, JC, Chris, Lance and Joey took the music world by surprise when they released their sophomore album to record-breaking success.. I mean it. From juggernaut sales, infectious radio singles and sold out world tours,...
Published 04/06/21