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January 1993 - UK band The The debut at #2 on the UK charts with their fifth album Dusk. The album yields three UK Top 40 singles including "Dogs of Lust". January 1993 - Eighties megastars Duran Duran make a comeback with the single "Ordinary World" which charts at #3 US, #6 UKFebruary 1993 - Boston, MA alternative band Belly release their debut album Star which goes to #2 UK led by the single "Feed the Tree" #40 UK, #95 US.February 1993 - Oxford, UK band Radiohead release their debut album Pablo Honey and score a hit single with the song "Creep" #7 UK, #34 US. February 1993 - Amherst, MA band Dinosaur Jr. go Top Ten UK, Top 50 US with their fifth album Where You Been, led by the single "Start Choppin".February 1993 - Omaha, NE band 311 sign to Capricorn and release their major label debut album along with the single "Do You Right".March 1993 - Whitney Houston's cover of the Dolly Parton song "I Will Always Love You" becomes  the longest running #1 single to date in the US with 14 weeks at the top of the charts.March 1993 - London, UK band Suede releases their debut album which enters the UK charts at #1, becoming the fastest selling debut album in UK history.March 1993 - Limerick, Ireland band, The Cranberries, release their debut album and the single "Linger" goes to #8 US, #14 UK.March 1993 - UK band Depeche Mode release their eighth album, Songs of Faith and Devotion. The album hits #1 in both the US and UK.March 1993 - Are You Gonna Go My Way, the third album from American rocker Lenny Kravitz goes to #1 UK, #12 US.March 1993 - So Tough, the second album from UK band Saint Etienne breaks into the UK Top Ten at #7.March 1993 - An album collaboration between Whitesnake singer David Coverdale and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page results in a #4 UK, #5 US album.April 1993 - Los Angeles alternative metal band Tool release their debut album, Undertow, which slowly climbs to #50 US.April 1993 - Berkeley, CA band, Counting Crows, score a #5 US hit single with "Mr. Jones" from their debut album - August and Everything After #4 US, #16 UK. April 1993 - Aerosmith's eleventh album, Get A Grip, is their first #1 in the US, #2 UK. The single "Cryin" goes to #11 US, #17 UK.April 1993 - Queens, NY comedy duo, The Jerky Boys, release their debut album of prank phone calls #7 US. May 1993 - The sixth album from UK band, New Order, goes to #1 UK, #11 US led by the single "Regret".May 1993 - Eurodance artist Haddaway goes to #2 UK, #11 US with his single "What Is Love" from his debut album.May 1993 - UK singer PJ Harvey's second album, Rid of Me, on Island Records goes to #3 UK, #158 US. May 1993 - Janet Jackson's fifth album Janet is released and debuts at #1 US, #1 UK. The album generates six Top Ten singles in the US including "That's The Way Love Goes" which tops the charts for eight weeks. May 1993 - Swedish group, Ace of Base, go to #1 UK, #2 US with the single "All That She Wants" from their debut album Happy Nation.June 1993 - West coast hip hop artist Tupac Shakur's single "I Get Around" goes to #11 US from his second album, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. June 1993 - After moving to major label Geffen, Chicago band Urge Overkill release their fourth album "Saturation" which does well on MTV and Modern Rock Radio. June 1993 - Chicago singer - songwriter Liz Phair releases her critically acclaimed debut album Exile in Guyville on Matador Records.June 1993 - The debut album from Altanta, GA rock band Collective Soul, is released. The single "Shine" goes to #11 US and pushes the album to #15 US. June 1993 - Oklahoma City, OK alternative band The Flaming Lips release their sixth album Transmissions From The Satellite Heart. Over a year later the single "She Don't Use Jelly" becomes a minor hit after being shown on MTV's Beavis & Butthead.July 1993 - Siamese Dream, the second album by Chicago band Smashing Pumpkins goes Top Ten in both the US and UK. July 1993 - Seattle, WA band Candlebox release their debut album which goes Top Ten in the US, led by the hit single "Far Behind".July 1993 - Black Sunday, the second album by California rap group Cypress Hill, debuts at #1 US, #13 UK led by the single "Insane In The Brain".July 1993 - After being overheard singing while pumping gas in her home state of Maryland, Toni Braxton is signed to LaFace Records. Her debut album goes to #1 US, #4 UK led by the Top Ten singles "Another Sad Love Song" and "Breathe Again".July 1993 - Icelandic singer/songwriter Bjork releases her second album Debut, which climbs to #3 UK, #61 US and includes the singles "Violently Happy" and "Human Behavior". August 1993 - Richmond, VA band Cracker's second album, Kerosene Hat, is released and rises to #59 US on the strength of the single "Low".August 1993 - Mariah Carey's third album Music Box is her second to top the charts (#1 US and UK) and spawns two #1 singles "Dreamlover" and "Hero".August 1993 - Boston singer/songwriter Juliana Hatfield's second solo album since leaving the Blake Babies produces the single "Spin the Bottle" which cracks the US Top 40.August 1993 - Kennett, MO native Sheryl Crow releases her debut album Tuesday Night Music Club. After a slow start the single "All I Wanna Do" hits #2 US in 1994, pushing the album to #3 US. August 1993 - The Breeders, led by former Pixie Kim Deal, hit #33 US with their second album Last Splash and the single "Cannonball".September 1993 - Kansas singer songwriter Melissa Etheridge's fourth album, Yes I Am, generates her first US Top Ten single with "I'm The Only One" along with "Come To My Window".September 1993 - Seattle grunge pioneers Nirvana release their third album, In Utero, which debuts at #1 US and also hits #1 in the UK.September 1993 - Laid is the fifth album from Manchester UK band James and is produced by Brian Eno. In addition to UK success at #3, the album charts at #72 US.September 1993 - Santa Monica, CA dream pop band Mazzy Star release their second album and have a #44 US hit single with "Fade Into You". October 1993 - Seattle rock band Pearl Jam release their second album Vs., which debuts at #1 US, #2 UK and sells 950 000 copies in one week. October 1993 - "Whoomp! There It Is" a single from Miami bass group Tag Team goes to #2 US, beating the sound alike song "Whoot There It Is" by 95 South which peaks at #11 US.October 1993 - Queens, NY trio Salt-n-Pepa's fourth album, Very Neccesary, is released and climbs to #4 US, led by two US Top Five singles "Whatta Man" #7 UK and "Shoop".October 1993 - Canadian band Crash Test Dummies release their second album and score a worldwide hit in early 1994 with the single "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" #4 US, #2 UK.October 1993 - Olympia, WA riot grrrl band Bikini Kill release their debut album Pussy Whipped and single "Rebel Girl".November 1993 - Staten Island, NY hip-hop band Wu-Tang Clan release their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) #41 US, #77 UK.November 1993 - Long Beach, CA rapper Snoop Dogg enters the US charts at #1 with his debut album Doggystyle #38 UK, which sells a million copies in it's first week of release.November 1993 - Nirvana plays and records their MTV Unplugged concert in New York and are joined for two songs by The Meat Puppets. The show would be released as an album in 1994.November 1993 - Queens, NY Hip Hop group, A Tribe Called Quest, go Top Ten US with their third album Midnight Marauders, featuring the single "Award Tour". December 1993 - Ice Cube releases his fourth album Lethal Injection which debuts at #5 on the US charts and reaches #52 UK.
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