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Jon's a NYC native, a lover of the internet, a pop music peddler, and a passionate supporter of LGBT issues. His current list of vices include Angela Bassett, seltzer water, and sky lanterns. He currently lives in Harlem without a dog.

Mariah Carey’s ‘Music Box’ Turns 20

On Aug. 31, 1993, the yet-to-be emancipated Mariah Carey would release, ‘Music Box,’ her most successful album at that stage of her career. Earlier that summer, she began the unveiling with the lead single, ‘Dreamlover.’ The video showed her frolicking on a prairie, donning an oversized plaid shirt and proper-length shorts. It’s not the same girl we know today. She was 23 at the time, and just two months into her marriage with Tommy Mottola, the head of her then record label.

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Robin Thicke, ‘Blurred Lines’ – Album Review

It took Robin Thicke six albums and a good amount of behind-the-scenes writing credits, but he got it: his first No. 1 single with 'Blurred Lines.' The track became an Internet phenomenon from the get-go with the release of its titillating video and the video’s subsequent ban on Youtube. Though it’s No. 1 status was a surprise, Top 40 was never a priority for Robin, and may still not be, but he was aiming for something bigger with his sixth album, also titled 'Blurred Lines.'

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Toni Braxton’s Self-Titled Debut Album Turns 20

As LaFace's first female solo signee, Toni Braxton was all about the voice. At a time when Whitney Houston was reigning supreme off 'The Bodyguard,' Toni seemed to be a response for a cooler more urban vocalist. She had the voice and the appeal for a young crowd listening to new jack swing.

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