MTV’s “TRL”: “The Frosted Tips Era”

Total Request Live, better known as TRL, will always be remembered as a product of its time, a kind of pop music zenith before filesharing and streaming would help reshape the industry. Britney and Christina, N’Sync and the Backstreet Boys, all broadcast live from Times Square in front of thousands of screaming teenagers. Carson Fucking Daly. In honor of MTV’s reboot, Billboard takes a look back at a modern pop-culture institution, and one that its principals show a remarkable amount of perspective in evaluating.

An Oral History of ‘TRL’: Trump’s Demands, Mariah’s Meltdown and Anthrax Scares

Billboard.com, 9.28.17