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On This Day In Music History

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 18: Paula Abdul attends the screening of "Impractical Jokers: The Movie" at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on February 18, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

On this day in 1990, Paula Abdul started a three week run at number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Opposites Attract’. This was her fourth US number 1, as well as a number 2 hit in the UK!

In 1993, for the first time in 14 years, Michael Jackson sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a special interview; live from his Neverland Valley Ranch.


In 2005, Prince topped Rolling Stone magazine’s annual list of the years biggest money earners after his 2004 tour grossed over $90 million (£53 million).

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 28: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Musician Prince performs his first of three shows onstage during “One Night… Three Venues” hosted by Prince and held at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on March 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images for

In 2008, Amy Winehouse won five prizes at this year’s Grammy Awards, including song of the year and record of the year, both for her single ‘Rehab’, and best new artist.