The 1990s (pronounced "nineteen-nineties", commonly abbreviated as the "Nineties") was a decade that began on January 1, 1990, and ended on December 31, 1999. 1990 was an important year in the Internet's early history. In the fall of 1990, Tim Berners-Lee created the first web server and the foundation for the World Wide Web. Test operations began around December 20 and it was released the following year.
The musical era of the 1990s was one filled with a variety of pop, rap, and alternative music artists as well as a plethora of one-hit wonders.The early years of the 1990s began with a surge in popularity for music genres like techno and hip-hop that continued throughout the decade. Groups like Technotronic entered the Billboard charts with big hits like “Pump Up the Jam” and “Get Up (Before the Night is Over)”