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1992 in music

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See also: 1991 in music, other events of 1992, 1993 in music, 1990s in music and the list of 'years in music'

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1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. Perhaps the most notable event was the release of The Chronic by Dr. Dre. Though other artists (including Dr. Dre as a member of N.W.A., and Public Enemy, LL Cool J and Kurtis Blow) had achieved some mainstream success, The Chronic was perhaps the first real blockbuster hip hop album. It presaged the future mainstream dominance of hip hop, as well as the beginning of G funk-West Coast rap's rule as the most popular and influential type of hip hop.

Thrash metal saw Megadeth moving in a more commercial direction with Countdown to Extinction, while Pantera laid the groundwork for aggro-metal with Vulgar Display of Power.

The Spin Doctors' Pocket Full of Kryptonite spawned three huge hits this year. Though the band was never able to recreate this success, it foreshadowed the future rise of popular jam bands like Phish and Dave Matthews Band.

Garth Brooks continued to be a major force in the music business, having already enjoyed the feat of being the first country music superstar to debut at #1 in the albums charts the previous year with "Ropin' The Wind," his follow up set, "The Chase," also made it's first appearance on both the pop and country charts at #1.

1992 was also the year that the ABBA revival began. With the release of the ABBA Gold compilation, ABBA began to be remembered all over the world. The album soon topped the German, Swedish, and British charts, making them more than a success confined to the 1970s.

Albums released

Top hits on record

See also: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1992

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

  • Aladdin     animated feature

Births

Deaths

Awards

Grammy Awards

Country Music Association Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

Mercury Music Prize

Charts

KROQ

sv:Musikåret 1992

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