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On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1978, Fleetwood Mac’s album “Rumours’ went to number 1 on the UK album chart. The groups eleventh studio album went on to sell over 45 million copies world-wide and spent over 440 weeks on the UK chart. The songs ‘Go Your Own Way’, ‘Dreams’, ‘Don’t Stop’, and ‘You Make Loving Fun’ were released as singles.

In 1995, TLC started a four week run at number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Creep’. This was the group’s first US number 1. It also made it to number 6 in the UK the following year.

In 2008, Madonna topped the list for the richest female musician, according to Forbes.com. It was the first-ever list focusing on women in the music industry; estimated the 49-year-old banked $72m (£36m) between June 2006 and June 2007.

Born on this day in 1980, Nicolas Carter; singer with American boy band Backstreet Boys. The group had the 1997 US number 2 single ‘Quit Playing Games With My Heart’, and the 1999 UK number 1 single ‘I Want It That Way’.