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SNAP! – The Power (Official Video)
NEW YORK (RichTVX.com) – “The Power” is a song by German Eurodance group Snap!. It was released in 3 January 1990 as the lead single from their debut studio album, World Power. The song reached number-one in Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Zimbabwe, as well as on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and Hot Rap charts. On the Billboard Hot 100, “The Power” managed to reach number two for one week, behind “Vision of Love” by Mariah Carey. One of the Hip-hop’s greatest icons Turbo B. has pushed the genre forward. Turbo B, is an American musician, rapper and beatboxer. He was once the frontman of Snap! After completing a period of service with the United States Army in Germany, Turbo B. went on tour with The Fat Boys. He was soon discovered by the managers of Snap!, and contributed to the albums World Power and The Madman’s Return and their respective number one hits, “The Power” and “Rhythm Is a Dancer”. After leaving Snap!, Turbo B. pursued a solo career and also formed the group Centory, which had several hits. Turbo B. is known to tour with other artists who were prominent in the 1990s. He has since contributed to singles by Victoria Silvstedt, H-Blockx and Master Blaster.
Snap! is a German Eurodance group formed in 1989 by producers Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti. The act has been through a number of line-up changes over the years, including American singers, songwriters and rappers Thea Austin, Turbo B, and Penny Ford. Their best known hits are “The Power” and “Rhythm Is a Dancer“, both of which took the No. 1 spot in multiple countries. Eurodance is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the late 1980s in Europe. It combines many elements of hip hop, techno, Hi-NRG, house music, and Euro disco. This genre of music is heavily influenced by the use of rich vocals, sometimes with rapped verses. This, combined with cutting-edge synthesizers, strong bass rhythm and melodic hooks, establishes the core foundation of Eurodance music.
1990s in music
Popular music in the 1990s saw the continuation of teen pop and dance-pop trends which had emerged in the 1970s and 1980s. Furthermore, hip hop grew and continued to be highly successful in the decade, with the continuation of the genre’s golden age. Aside from rap, reggae, contemporary R&B, and urban music in general remained extremely popular throughout the decade; urban music in the late-1980s and 1990s often blended with styles such as soul, funk, and jazz, resulting in fusion genres such as new jack swing, neo-soul, hip hop soul, and g-funk which were popular. Similarly to the 1980s, rock music was also very popular in the 1990s, yet, unlike the new wave and glam metal-dominated scene of the time, grunge, Britpop, industrial rock, and other alternative rock music emerged and took over as the most popular of the decade, as well as punk rock, ska punk, and nu metal, amongst others, which attained a high level of success at various points throughout the years. Electronic music, which had risen in popularity in the 1980s, grew highly popular in the 1990s; house and techno from the 1980s rose to international success in this decade, as well as new electronic dance music genres such as rave, happy hardcore, drum and bass, intelligent dance, and trip hop. In Europe, techno, rave, and reggae music were highly successful, while also finding some international success. The decade also featured the rise of contemporary country music as a major genre, which had started in the 1980s.The 1990s also saw a resurgence of older styles in new contexts, including third wave ska and swing revival, both of which featured a fusion of horn-based music with rock music elements. Reflecting on the decade’s musical developments in Christgau’s Consumer Guide: Albums of the ’90s (2000), music critic Robert Christgau said the 1990s were “richly chaotic, unknowable”, and “highly subject to vagaries of individual preference”, yet “conducive to some manageable degree of general comprehension and enjoyment by any rock and roller.”In December 1999, Billboard magazine named Mariah Carey as the Artist of the Decade in the United States. In 1999, Selena was named the “top Latin artist of the ’90s” and “best-selling Latin artist of the decade” by Billboard, for her fourteen top-ten singles in the Top Latin Songs chart, including seven number-one hits. The singer also had the most successful singles of 1994 and 1995, “Amor Prohibido” and “No Me Queda Más”.