At a point in television, music ran stations like MTV and VH1, which brought out some of the best shows we’d always reminisce. Now, music heads can relive the nostalgia of that era, as Behind the Music, MTV’s Unplugged and Yo! MTV Raps make a comeback on the new Paramount+ streaming platform.
On Feb. 24, Paramount+ announced the exciting news that these legendary shows will be available on March 4, 2021, when services will launch.
“We are thrilled to re-invent some of our most storied and impactful music franchises, including Behind the Music and Yo! MTV Raps, for Paramount+,” said Bruce Gilmer, ViacomCBS president of music, music talent, programming, and events.
More iconic series returning exclusively to #ParamountPlus: @MTV’s Unplugged & Yo! MTV Raps. And in a new series, Dave Grohl takes us from the Cradle to the Stage.
— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) February 24, 2021
MTV’s Unplugged first aired in 1989, which hosted live performances from artists like Nirvana, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, Bruce Springsteen, and many more. It was a show that connected artists and fans in one room, as the performer had a chance to elaborate on their music and hold conversations with fans. Some bands and artists, like Nirvana and Lauryn Hill, released their live Unplugged sessions on albums.
For Behind the Music, which aired in 1997 and lasted 14 seasons, it took a look into artists’ upbringing and the music they created. Some of the interviews included The Game, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, New Edition, DMX, Eve, Kid Rock, and several more.
Yo! MTV Raps is where the Hip Hop heads tuned into in the early ’90s, as there were cyphers, interviews, and music videos. It was the first rap show to air on MTV hosted by Fab Five Freddy and then several different rappers.
According to Billboard, each of these shows will return with new episodes from current musical artists as well as some classic episodes.
To access this new streaming platform for your favorite nostalgic shows, you can visit ParamountPlus.com, or access it on all smart TVs and apps.