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2019 Ariana Grande becomes the first solo artist to hold the top three spots on the Hot 100 in the same week, a feat previously accomplished only by The Beatles. The songs: #1: "7 Rings" #2: "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" #3: "Thank U, Next"

2014 Chip Damiani, drummer for The Remains, dies of a brain hemorrhage at age 68.

2013 At the 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony, Rihanna is named Worst Supporting Actress for her role as weapons specialist Cora Raikes in the sci-fi action flick Battleship. Fellow nominees include Razzie vet Jennifer Lopez (What to Expect When You're Expecting), who won her first award back in 2003 as Worst Actress for Gigli.

2007 Rockabilly singer Donnie Brooks dies at age 71.

2004 Don Cornell, a popular singer in the '40s and '50s, dies at age 84.

2003 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers bass player Howie Epstein dies at age 47 after a long battle with drug addiction.

2003 Nickel Creek wins the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album for the Alison Krauss-produced This Side.

2000 Tom Waits's heavily roots-influenced Mule Variations wins a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

1999 The Roots release their critical and commercial breakthrough album, Things Fall Apart. Featuring "You Got Me," it loses the Best Rap Album Grammy to Eminem's The Slim Shady LP.

1997 Jazz drummer Tony Williams dies at age 51.

1997 After declaring a truce in an effort to end violence between East Coast and West Coast rappers, Puff Daddy and Snoop Doggy Dogg appear on The Steve Harvey Show in the episode "I Do, I Don't."

1995 Melvin "Blue" Franklin (bass singer for The Temptations) dies at age 52. Franklin had long suffered with rheumatoid arthritis and developed diabetes in the '80s.

1993 Little Richard receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award.

1993 Ska music gains a foothold in America as The New Ritz in Manhattan sells out for the Skalapalooza concert, with performances by The Toasters, Bad Manners, and The Skatalites. It leads to the first ska festival in America later that year: Skavoovee.

1992 Anthrax appear on Married With Children in the episode "My Dinner with Anthrax." After eating the mystery food in the Bundy's fridge, they rock out on "In My World."

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Santana Sweeps Grammy Awards, But J.Lo's Dress Steals The Show

2000

Santana win eight Grammy Awards for their star-studded, chart-topping album Supernatural, tying Michael Jackson's record for the most awards won in a single night.


The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards are remembered for two things: Jennifer Lopez 's sexy green Versace dress and Santana's near-record breaking string of wins for Supernatural, the band's first record to top the Billboard 200 albums chart in 28 years. The album welcomed genre-spanning guest performers – like Rob Thomas, Everlast, Eric Clapton, and Lauryn Hill - leading to nominations and wins across several categories. While Santana wins eight awards, Supernatural wins a total of nine (the ninth going to "Smooth" songwriters Rob Thomas and Itaal Shur): • Album of the Year • Rock Album of the Year • Record of the Year for "Smooth" (feat. Rob Thomas) • Song of the Year for "Smooth" • Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Smooth" • Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Maria Maria" • Best Pop Instrumental Performance for "El Farol" • Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "Put Your Lights On" (feat. Everlast) • Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "The Calling " (feat. Eric Clapton) Frontman Carlos Santana takes the stage with Rob Thomas to perform their #1 smash hit "Smooth." But while Supernatural does cast a spell over the event, there are a few highlights from other performers. Nineteen-year-old Christina Aguilera wins Best New Artist, making her the second youngest performer to win a Grammy. Sarah McLachlan lands Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for the tearjerker "I Will Remember You," and Sting takes home Best Pop Vocal Album for Brand New Day, along with Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for the title track.

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