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This Week in Music History – April 27 – May 3

The #1 songs of this week were:

1997 – Notorious B.I.G. – Hypnotize (17 years ago)
2001 – Janet Jackson – All For You (13years ago)
2008 – Lil Wayne feat. Static Major – Lollipop (6 years ago)


April 27th

In 1985, USA For Africa spent 3 weeks at #1 with “We Are The World”

In 1999, Lollapalooza is cancelled for the second year in a row due to a lack of headliner. It was not revived until 2003.

In 2008, Miley Cyrus sparks controversy by appearing “almost naked” on the cover of Vanity Fair.


April 28th

In 2003, Apple first launched iTunes. At this time, iTunes was only available for Mac users.


April 29th

In 1995, Tupac Shakur married Keisha Morris while serving time at the Clinton Correctional Facility. They divorced a year later.


April 30th

In 1983, Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” was #1 on the Billboard Pop charts.

In 2008, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon marry after dating for only two months. The couple is still married and they have two children.


May 1st

In 1991, LL Cool J becomes the first rapper to appear on MTV Unplugged.

In 2013, Kris Kelly from the rap duo Kris Kross died at the age of 34 in Atlanta. In 1992, their hit song “Jump” spent 8 weeks at #1, including the week of April 27th.


May 3rd

In 1997, Biggie hit #1 in the United States with his first posthumous hit, “Hynotize”. The song stayed at #1 for three weeks.

In 2008, Mariah Carey’s 11th album, E=MC2, hits #1 in the US.

Also in 2008, Diddy received a start on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


This was a pretty slow week in music history. Check out what happened in music history last week, April 13 – April 19. (Link: _____)