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From TLC to Green Day, how hits from 1994 shaped the music industry




TLC performing at the 1995 MTV Music Video Awards, held at the Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY on September 7, 1995.
TLC performing at the 1995 MTV Music Video Awards, held at the Radio City Music Hall, New York City, NY on September 7, 1995.
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1994 was a pretty important year for music. Topping the CD sale charts back then was TLC's "CrazySexyCool", Notorious BIG's "Ready to Die", and Blur's "Park Life," among others. 

It was also the year that some artists' seminal albums were released, including Pavement's "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain", "Illmatic" by Nas and Green Day's "Dookie", just to name a few. 

Here with a look back at the music that was is Shirley Halperin, music editor with The Hollywood Reporter, who's convinced that those albums and more helped shape the music scene in the US going forward.

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