Girl groups dominated once the charts as the leading artists in the entertainment industry. However, their colourful rule came to an abrupt end at the turn of the century with each band crumbling as a result of media pressure and internal conflict. Hence, as the music scene continues to struggle to fill the void left by those powerful women, Way Back Wednesday will reflect on period where they shined brightest – the Era of the Girl Groups.
During the 1990s, there was a wide variety of all-girl bands that were inescapable on the airwaves. Representing almost every type of woman, groups such as TLC, the Spice Girls and En Vogue, brought excitement to Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B music in ways that their solo counterparts could not compete.
Watch some of the most exciting performances from the Era of the Girl Groups below:
Destiny’s Child – ‘Bills Bills Bills’
En Vogue – ‘Hold On’
Spice Girls – ‘Stop’
SWV – ‘Weak’
TLC – ‘No Scrubs’
Xscape – Medley
It unfortunate that we have yet to discover another girl group to bring life back into the rather dormant entertainment field. Indeed, Danity Kane were the only artists in recent years who showed any major promise but because of Diddy’s gross mismanagement, they fell apart.
Hopefully, Little Mix – from ‘The X Factor (UK)’ - and Mather Knowles’ From Above eventually mature into viable acts. Until that time, however, there will be little excitement to be found beyond footage from the past as listed above.