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On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1987, U2 performed from the roof of a store in downtown LA to make the video for ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’, attracting thousands of spectators and bringing traffic to a standstill. The police eventually stop the shoot.

In 2008, UK X-factor winner, Leona Lewis became the first British woman to top the US pop chart for more than 20 years with her single ‘Bleeding Love’.

Born on this day in 1970, American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and entrepreneur Mariah Carey. She became the first and only artist to have their first five singles reach number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. She is the third-best-selling female artist in the United States, with 64 million albums sold. Carey is named after ‘They Call The Wind Mariah’ from the musical Paint Your Wagon.

Born on this day in 1975, Fergie. Fergie is a US R&B singer, songwriter, former member of Kids Incorporated, Wild Orchid, co-host of the TV show Great Pretenders, and vocalist of The Black Eyed Peas; with whom she had a number 1 in the US & UK in 2003 with ‘Where Is The Love’. A 2006 US number 1 solo single ‘London Bridge’ & a 2007 world-wide number 1 single ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry.’