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This Week In Music History – April 13th – April 19th


The #1 songs of this week were:

2009 – Black Eyed Peas – Boom Boom Pow (5 years ago)
2006 – Daniel Powter – Bad Day (8 years ago)
2000 – Santana feat. The Product G&B – Maria Maria (14 years ago)

April 14th

In 1988, Public Enemy release their second album, “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back”. Some of the group’s best tracks came off this album including “Don’t Believe The Hype” and “Bring the Noise”.

April 15th

In 2006, Mary J. Blige sets a record with 15 weeks at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart with her single “Be Without You”.

April 17th

In 2008, Leona Lewis becomes the first British woman to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart with her debut album “Spirit”. Leona Lewis was the winner of the UK’s X Factor.

April 18th

In 2003, Etta James receives her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2008, Foxy Brown is released after serving 8 months at Riker’s Island for battery charges.

April 19th

In 1986, Prince became the 5th songwriter in history to have two singles in the top ten on the charts at the same time. These songs were “Kiss” and “Manic Monday”.

In 1989, Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” hits #1.

This was a pretty slow week in music history. Check out what happened in music history last week, April 6 – April 12.