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This Week in Music History – April 6 – April 12

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The #1 songs of this week were:

2009 – Lady Gaga – Poker Face (5 years ago)

2005 – 50 Cent feat. Olivia – Candy Shop (9 years ago)

1999 – TLC – No Scrubs (15 years ago)

April 8th

In 1985, USA for Africa’s “We Are The World” finally hit #1 three months after it was recorded.

In 1994, the RIAA announced that Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” was the fourth biggest-selling album in US history with over 13 million sales.

April 9th

In 1973, Queen performed for the first time in London.

In 2007, iTunes reached 2.5 billion songs sold.

April 10th

In 2000, Sony Music Entertainment announced that they would make their songs available for digital downloads for the first time. They said they would offer about 50 songs from their artists.

April 11th

In 1994, Nirvana’s “In Utero” went double-platinum.

In 2000, No Doubt released their album “Return of Saturn”

In 2002, Kid Rock and Pam Anderson got engaged. Yeah, it’s been that long already.

In 2006, D12’s Proof was shot and killed in Detroit.

April 12th

In 1999, Shania Twain became the only female artist in history to sell over 10 million albums with back-to-back releases.

In 2000, Metallica filed their infamous lawsuit against Napster for copyright infringement.

In 2008, Madonna beats Elvis to become the artist with the most all-time Top Ten Hits on the Billboard charts with her newest single “4 Minutes”.

Check out the music history for last week, March 30 – April 5th

Rae Quigley is from Albany, NY and currently resides in Orlando, FL where she received a BS in Music Business and an MA in Public Relations from Full Sail University. Rae is an entertainment reviewer and pop culture blogger at DrunkOnPop.com. She is a lover of all things entertainment, the 90s, puppies and zombies.