Before MTV was scripted shows and “reality” TV it was all about the music. Today is Carson Daly’s 49th Birthday. Carson was the original host of Total Request Live aka TRL. TRL premiered September 14 1998 and became an instant hit. You couldn’t watch the show without seeing fan favorites like Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and TLC. The fan controlled countdown aired for 10 years before a revival in 2017.

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