Ahhhh, the ’90s–a time when major brands pandered to Black consumers through R&B jingles and Black celebrities in its commercials. The hit-or-miss strategy gave us some iconic Black commercials that will have you longing for the good ole days.
1. Tyrese’s Coca-Cola Commercial
Before he went on to become a major superstar in the R&B genre and star of the Black classic Baby Boy and the Fast and the Furious franchise, Tyrese first turned heads as a fresh-faced 16-year-old in this Coca-Cola commercial, where he sings his heart out with the jingle “Always Coca-Cola” to a bus full of passengers.
2. The McNugget Love Song
Remember In this humorous and entertaining nod to R&B tunes, this McDonald’s commercial sees a guy serenading his girlfriend to share her Chicken McNuggets with him in the format of an R&B music video.
3. Pepsi’s “We Will Rock You” Commercial starring Beyoncé, Pink and Britney Spears
2003 saw Beyoncé ascend to the upper echelon of the music industry with her multiplatinum debut solo album, Dangerously In Love. In the midst of her whirlwind success, the icon found some time to star alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. in The Fighting Temptations and alongside fellow pop titans Pink and Britney Spears in a Pepsi commercial where they sing a rendition of “We Will Rock You.”
4. Brandy’s Cover Girl Fall Commercial
You couldn’t mention the 1990s without discussing Brandy. With two classic hit albums and the hit sitcom Moesha under her belt, the multitalented entertainer was America’s sweetheart. It made sense that CoverGirl would choose her as their spokesperson. Watch Brandy enchant consumers to buy CoverGirl’s latest product in a whimsical commercial reminiscent of a Black fairytale.
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