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