It’s crazy that this year is almost over. It feels like just yesterday we were ringing in 2019 and now we will be ringing in a new decade. 2019 was a big year as far as pop culture goes. So many amazing things happened. They went viral. They were talked about for months and shaped the year. Our timelines were filled with them. They brought us joy and sparked conversations. Here are the top 5 pop culture moments of 2019.
2019 Pop Culture Moments – *NSYNC performed at Coachella with Ariana Grande
*Warning: explicit language*
The moment every 90’s girl heart burst. *NSYNC sans Justin Timberlake, who was wrapping up his Man of the Woods Tour, performed “It Makes Me Ill” and “Tearin’ Up My Heart” with Ariana Grande. The “thank u, next” singer sampled IMMI on her tune ‘break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored,” so it only made sense to invite the ex-band on stage at one of the biggest music festivals in the country.
Coachella gave fans an even better hope for a reunion tour. The guys can still dance and sing their hearts out and seem to have a great time while doing it. Hopefully, 2020 brings a lot of performances *ahem tour performances* from the band, whether it’s *NSYNC or *SYNC.
2019 Pop Culture Moments – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome first child
Just last year, the world watched another royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and was captivated. A few months later, the royal couple announced they were pregnant with their first child.
On May 6th, the world tuned in to the couple again when Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born. Archie is seventh in line to the throne, after his father. To comply with the wishes of his parents, Archie does not receive a royal title and will be referred to as Master Archie.
2019 Pop Culture Moments – Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are friends again
*If you want to see the moment play out, skip to 2:40.
The pop legends broke the internet when Perry appeared in Swift’s video for “You Need to Calm Down.” They wore a burger and fries get-up, depicted as the perfect pair. If you’ve been a fan of them and tuned into the drama between them for the past few years, you would have realized this was a huge moment. Two of the biggest women in pop music put their past behind them and joined forces once again. The two seem to be good friends now, seeing as Swift made Perry cookies.
We are still waiting on a collaboration from the pair. That would smash the charts in no time. Just imagine the vocals and lyricism in that song. Please, ladies, make a women empowerment song. We beg of you!
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello become official couple
Shawmila fans rejoiced when pictures of Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello surfaced online of the singers holding hands and kissing. Since then, the couple released one of the biggest songs of the year, “Senorita,” have won many awards for it, and have even been nominated for a Grammy together.
They broke the internet with their adorable PDA, their interviews and songs about each other, and their love for each other. We can’t wait to see more of their relationship in the coming year.
Jonas Brothers Reunite
February 29, 2019 is a day that will forever be remembered in the Jonas Brothers fandom. The brothers reunited and released their comeback single, “Sucker.” Since then, they released their fifth studio album, “Happiness Begins,” embarked on a sold-out tour, released a documentary, an upcoming book, and a Grammy nomination.
“Sucker” was their first number one song, which is surprising, and has been on our playlists since it was released. We cannot wait to see what else the brothers release, but we know that they saved 2019.
What was your favorite moment of 2019? What are you looking forward to in 2020?