The Most Famous 90s Popstars (Then and Now)

When most people think of music in the 90s, grunge is typically at the forefront. However, there was also quite a revolution going on in pop music - after all, it was the era of boy bands and the birth of the wildly popular TRL too. Granted, while 90s pop stars and grunge rockers were crazy popular, there was a huge movement in female empowerment anthems as well, a la Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, the huge success of Alanis Morissette - and, of course, the no. 1 selling artist of the 90s (as well as the number one selling female artist of all time), Mariah Carey.

This list of 1990s solo artists includes before and after pictures and will clue you in to where some of your favorite 90s performers are now. The artists on this list represent what some people would consider the best musicians of the 1990s. The list will answer the question: what have my favorite 90s celebrity musicians been doing since their rise to fame? Take a trip down 90s memory lane and see what these pop stars of the 90s are up to now..

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  • Jewel Then

    Jewel Then
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    Jewel was discovered in 1994 and released her first studio album Pieces of You (featuring "Who Will Save Your Soul") in 1995. By 1998, she was singing "The National Anthem" at the Superbowl!  
  • Jewel Now
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    Jewel continued to make pop music in to the early 2000s. Her 2003 album 03/04 charted at number 20 on The Billboard Hot 100. These days, the singer is topping the country charts with her new musical stylings, as well as doing children's albums. 
  • Shania Twain Then

    In the mid to late '90s, Shania Twain broke free from the confines of being solely a country singer and experienced a tremendous amount of success as a crossover artist. She scored success with songs like "Come on Over" and "Man, I Feel Like a Woman." 
  • Shania Twain Now

    Shania Twain Now
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    Twain continued to enjoy crossover success in to the early 2000s. And she still continues to perform. In fact, Twain recently returned to the stage by way of a long term engagement at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Currently, her Vegas show is scheduled to go on until the end of this year. 
  • Alanis Morissette Then

    Alanis Morissette Then
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    Alternative pop singer Alanis Morissette rose to prominence with her angry lyrics and desire to seek retribution against the man that broke her heart. Morissette essentially wrote the soundtrack to teen angst in the '90s. Her album Jagged Little Pill produced tracks like "Ironic" and "You Oughta Know" that are still just as well known today as they were in the '90s.
  • Alanis Morissette Now
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    Morissette has not stopped making music. The singer released a series of albums in the early and mid 2000s with varied levels of success. But when her album Havoc and Bright Lights was released in 2012, it hit the Billboard 200 at number 5, proving that she still has it!