2006 Thanks to download sales, Weezer's "Buddy Holly" is certified Gold (500,000 copies) 12 years after it was released. It wasn't sold as a single in America so fans would have to buy the album to get it.
1975 Linda Ronstadt finally breaks through when her album Heart Like a Wheel and single "You're No Good" both hit #1 in America, establishing her as one of the biggest stars of the '70s. It took a while: none of her first four solo albums charted higher than #45, no single higher than #25.More
1969 Rolling Stone's front cover features an article on "groupies" - introducing a new term to the popular lexicon.More
2019 The superhero series The Umbrella Academy, based on a comic by former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, premieres to positive reviews on Netflix. The show, starring Ellen Page, also features Mary J. Blige as an assassin.
2011 A stunned Laura Marling accepts the Brit Award for Best British Female at the O2 Arena in London. In an interview later that year Marling says she was "terrified" at the awards ceremony, clarifying that she's "been around people for whom [winning a Brit] has changed things and it is uncomfortable to watch. I'm not built for that."
2006 Anna Marly, composer of "Chant des Partisans," dies at age 88.
2006 Kaiser Chiefs take home three trophies to dominate the BRIT Awards, held at London's Earls Court.
2006 The gravesite of AC/DC singer Bon Scott in Fremantle Cemetery in Western Australia is classified with a heritage listing.
2005 French singer Pierre Bachelet dies of lung cancer at age 60.
2005 The Norah Jones album Come Away With Me is certified Diamond for sales of over 10 million in America. A mellow, jazzy set, it's an outlier on the list of Diamond-certified albums, which are dominated by pop, rock and country.
2003 Good Charlotte's "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" peaks at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100, the highest they would get on the chart.
2001 George Harrison enters the cyber age with an online chat on MSN Live.
1998 Backstreet Boys appear on the TV show Sabrina the Teenage Witch in "The Band Episode."
1998 Fans of Japanese rock act Glay cause the Tokyo area phone system to break down as they try to reserve tickets for an upcoming concert by the band. Chaos ensues at the Nagano Winter Olympics main pressroom as long distance lines go down during the ski-jumping event.
1995 ASCAP honors songwriter Diane Warren with the Voice of Music Award.
1995 The Los Angeles, California, heavy metal radio station KNAC goes off the air and is replaced by the Spanish radio station KBUE on the same channel - 105.5FM. The station signs off at approximately 1:59PM after playing Metallica's "Fade to Black." Three years, later KNAC goes back on the air, this time on the internet at KNAC.com.
1991 Rod Stewart's ex-girlfriend, supermodel Kelly Emberg, files a $25 million palimony suit against the singer in Los Angeles Superior Court.
In her Grammy acceptance speech for Album of the Year, Taylor Swift warns of "people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame." This is in response to Kanye West, who rapped about Swift, "I made that bitch famous" in his song "Famous."
Just when it seems like Kanye and Taylor Swift are copacetic (she presented him with the MTV Video Vanguard Award in 2015, seemingly closing the chapter on his "Ima let you finish" intrusion when he rushed the stage after she won a VMA in 2009), West releases "Famous" just three days before the Grammy Awards. He claims Swift is on board with the song, but she clearly doesn't see this lyric coming: I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex Why? I made that b--ch famous. When 1989 wins for Album of the Year, Swift, who opened the ceremony with a performance of "Out Of The Woods," says: "As the first woman to win Album Of The Year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there: There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, someday, when you get where you are going, you will look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment." Other winners at the ceremony include: Record of the Year: "Uptown Funk" Song of the Year: "Thinking Out Loud" Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor
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