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This Week in Music History – March 30 – April 5

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The #1 songs of this week were:

2009 – Flo Rida – Right Round (5 years ago)

2004 – Usher ft. Lil Jon and Ludacris – Yeah! (10 years ago)

1999 – Cher – Believe (15 years ago)

 

March 30th

 In 1989, Gladys Knight performed without The Pips for the first time since she was a child.

In 2010, Usher released his album “Raymond v. Raymond” in the United States and Canada. His first single off the album was “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)” but the most popular song off the album was the International Hit “OMG”.

March 31st

 In 2005, Suge Knight was ordered to pay Lydia Harris $107 Million. Lydia Harris claimed that she helped found Death Row Records.

 April 1st

In 1984, Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his father at the age of 44.

In 1989, N.W.A. made their debut on the Billboard Rap/Hip-Hop chart, where “Gangsta Gangsta” debuted at #91.

 

The Rolling Stones released two albums on this day, “Flashpoint” in 1991 and “Shine A Light” in 2008.

NWA Poster

April 2nd

In 1995, Tupac hit #1 and stayed there for four weeks with his album “Me Against The World”. His first single off the album was “Dear Mama” which featured “Old School” as the B-Side. “Dear Mama” peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2006, Gnarles Barkley hit #1 in the UK with their single “Crazy”, where it stayed for eight weeks. Gnarles Barkley, featuring Cee Lo Green, became the first musical act to ever reach #1 through downloads only.

Tupac Me Against the World

April 3rd

In 2008, Mariah Carey broke Elvis Presley’s record by reaching #1 for the 18th time with her single “Touch My Body”. She became the musical act with the second most #1’s, right behind The Beatles.

 

April 4nd

In 2000, P!nk released her debut album “Can’t Take Me Home”.  Most people remember her song “Let It Go” from this album.

In 2003, 50 Cent was named the best selling artist of the year, at this point anyway, when he sold over 4 million copies of “Get Rich or Die Tryin’”. His first single, “In Da Club” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 where it stayed for 9 weeks. “In Da Club” was the #1 song for this week in 2003.

In 2008, Beyoncé and Jay-Z got married in New York.

Pink Can't Take Me Home

April 5th

 In 1994, Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of Nirvana, killed himself.

In 1998, the Spice Girls performed their first ever show in the U.K!

 

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.