2017 "Despacito" becomes the most-watched YouTube video ever, passing the Wiz Khalifa/Charlie Puth collaboration "See You Again" with nearly 3 billion views in just seven months. The mark holds until 2020, when "Baby Shark" overtakes it.
1984 The Prince album Purple Rain, which also serves as the soundtrack to the film of the same name, hits #1 in the US, where it stays for an amazing 22 weeks.
1975 While vacationing on the Greek Island of Rhodes, Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant and his family are badly injured in a car accident, forcing the cancellation of an upcoming US tour. Doctors tell Plant he may never walk again, but he makes a full recovery.
1958 Billboard combines its unwieldy system of five separate sales, jukebox, and DJ charts to make one master chart, the Billboard Hot 100. The first #1 is Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool."
1942 The movie Holiday Inn premieres in New York, introducing Bing Crosby's holiday classic "White Christmas."
2021 Forbes declares Rihanna the richest female musician - by far. Her $1.7 billion fortune is roughly double that of Madonna, who is #2 on the list. Most of Rihanna's earnings are from her Fenty Beauty line.
2012 Electric blues guitarist Johnnie Bassett dies of cancer at age 76.
2011 Rapper Big Sean is arrested in Lewiston, New York, after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman during a Wiz Khalifa concert, where he was performing. He is eventually fined $750 for second degree unlawful imprisonment.
2007 Lee Hazlewood, who wrote Nancy Sinatra's hit "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," dies of renal cancer at age 78.
2006 John Locke (keyboardist for Nazareth, Spirit) dies of cancer at age 62.
2005 James "Little Milton" Campbell, known for blues hits such as 1969's "Grits Ain't Groceries," dies of complications following a stroke at age 70.
1994 The Notorious B.I.G. marries R&B singer Faith Evans.
1992 Thanks to controversy generated from the song "Cop Killer," the self-titled album by Ice-T's hardcore metal group Body Count is certified Gold for sales of 500,000 in the US.
1991 Jeri Southern, a singer whose popular songs include "An Occasional Man" and "Fire Down Below," dies of pneumonia at age 64.
1981 Marques Houston (of the R&B group Immature) is born in Los Angeles, California. As an actor, he's known for his role as Roger Evans on the '90s sitcom Sister, Sister.
1973 Maureen McGovern's "The Morning After (The Song From The Poseidon Adventure)" hits #1 in the US for the first of two weeks.
1971 The rapper Yo-Yo (Yolanda Whitaker) is born in Los Angeles. Teaming with Ice Cube, she has a hit in 1991 with "You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo."
1970 Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson marries his second wife, Barbara Charren, in Los Angeles. They divorce four years later.
Coyote Ugly, about an aspiring singer-songwriter (Piper Perabo) who takes a job at a bawdy bar, opens in theaters. LeAnn Rimes, who appears in the film, anchors the soundtrack with four new songs, including the theme, "Can't Fight The Moonlight." It's one of the best-selling soundtracks of the '00s.
The film makes a so-so box office showing and gets middling reviews, but has a far greater musical impact. It's peppered with music throughout, including an early scene where The Calling show up in a bar playing "Wherever You Will Go," which becomes a hit two years later after they develop a following. The soundtrack features four songs sung by LeAnn Rimes, written by Diane Warren, and produced by Trevor Horn, including "Can't Fight The Moonlight," which becomes a huge international hit, topping the charts in Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland, the UK, and several other countries. Rimes, who is Perabo's singing voice in the movie, shows up at the end of the film to sing "Can't Fight The Moonlight" as herself. Also on the soundtrack are "Unbelievable" by EMF, "The Power" by Snap!, "Need You Tonight" by INXS, and "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" by The Charlie Daniels Band. It goes on to sell 4 million copies in America, making it the fourth-biggest soundtrack of the decade, following O Brother, Where Art Thou?, High School Musical, and 8 Mile.
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