Tune Tuesday: November 27, 1998

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Twenty years ago, today, the #1 Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Hot Rap song was Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill. It debuted at #1, the tenth song in the chart’s history to do so and, the first début single to do so.

1999 Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best R&B Album, Best New Artist, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance & Best R&B Song
1999 American Music Awards: Favorite Soul/R&B New Artist
1999 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA): Video of the Year, Best Female Video, Best R&B Video & Best Art Direction in a Video (Gideon Ponte)
1999 Soul Train Awards: Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year (Female), R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year, Best Female R&B/Soul Album & The Michael Jackson Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video

1999 MTV Video Music Awards: Best Hip-Hop Video
1999 Soul Train Awards: Best Female R&B/Soul Single


The #1 Billboard Mainstream Top 40 (Pop) song was One Week by the Barenaked Ladies.


The #1 Billboard Mainstream Rock and Billboard Alternative Rock song was Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz.


The #1 Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop song was Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here by Deborah Cox.


The #1 Billboard Hot Country song was Wide Open Spaces by the Dixie Chicks.

6 thoughts on “Tune Tuesday: November 27, 1998

    bottomlesscoffee007 said:
    November 28, 2018 at 9:13 AM

    I remember those and I remember dancing to them as well!

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      November 28, 2018 at 11:19 AM

      I was 32, married & working for DMV Enforcement. I didn’t dance much, then. That decade was a complete struggle for me. The shitstorm started in the latter half of 1990 & didn’t let up, literally, until the new millennium. Much of it, I would like to forget.

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