Iconic EDM Records: Discover the Game-Changing Tracks that Reshaped the Music Industry
The Early Trailblazers
EDM’s journey into mainstream consciousness began in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The genre’s earliest record breaker, “Pump Up The Jam” by Technotronic, released in 1989, made history by becoming the first house track to break into the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number two. The song’s success proved that EDM could hold its own on the pop charts, opening the floodgates for future electronic hits.
The Turn of the Century Titans
EDM’s Entry into Pop Dominance
The Streaming Era and EDM
Record-Breaking EDM Albums
In addition to individual tracks, several EDM albums have made their mark in music history. Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” won the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2014, the first time an EDM album had ever received this honor. Similarly, Skrillex‘s “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” brought dubstep into the mainstream, winning him three Grammy Awards in 2011 and establishing his record-breaking career in the genre.