On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1976, Queen were at number one on the UK charts with, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. The single stayed at #1 for nine weeks and sold more than a million copies. In 1991, it became #1 again following the death of singer, Freddie Mercury. It is the UK’s third best selling single of all time.

 

In 1998, Whitney Houston scored a number 1 in the US with her song, ‘So Emotional’. The track became her sixth consecutive number 1 in the US.

 

Born on this day in 1978, A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 20: Singer AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys performs onstage during the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)