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On This Day In Music History

On this day in 2012, Adele was named Billboard’s ‘Top Artist of 2012′, while her hit record ’21’ was named “Top Album of the Year’ in the music magazine’s annual review

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Recording artist Adele performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Born on this day in 1947, Peter Criss, drummer from American hard rock band KISS

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 30: Peter Criss speaks onstage at the Voices of the Original Social Media panel during AWXI on September 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images for AWXI)

Also born on this day in 1990, American singer and actress, Jojo

HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 30: Singer-songwriter JoJo performs onstage at AIDS Healthcare Foundations Keep the Promise Concert at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on November 30, 2016. The concert, which took place on the eve of World AIDS Day, was headlined by Patti LaBelle and Common and honored legendary entertainer and humanitarian Harry Belafonte for his lifetime of charitable work. The concertand a march of thousands down Hollywood Boulevard just beforeraised awareness about HIV/AIDS in an effort to persuade key decision makers in the US and around the globe to keep the promise and commit more funds to HIV/AIDS pre-vention, care and treatment. KTP concerts also took place in Cambodia and Mexico City. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation)