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On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1985, Phil Collins started a two week run at number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘One More Night’. This was his second US number 1 & made it to number 4 in the UK. The track was taken from his third album, No Jacket Required.

In 2017, Ed Sheeran was at number 1 on the US and UK album chart with his third studio album ÷ (pronounced ‘divide’). The album also topped the charts in 14 other countries. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

Born on this day in 1962, MC Hammer. Born, Stanley Kirk Burrell, had the 1990 US number 1 album Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em, which spent a record-breaking 21 weeks at the Top of the chart. Also known for his 1990 hit single ‘U Can’t Touch This’. Burrell became a preacher during the late 1990s with a Christian ministry program on TBN called M.C. Hammer and Friends.

Born on this day in 1968, Celine Dion. French, Canadian singer who had the 1994 US number 1 single ‘The Power Of Love’ and the 1998 UK number 1 single ‘My Heart Will Go On’, plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles. Her 1995 album D’eux became the best-selling French-language album of all time. She won the Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland, in 1988.


Born on this day in 1979, American singer, songwriter, pianist Norah Jones who had the 2002 US & UK Grammy award winning number 1 album ‘Come Away With Me’. The album has sold over 27 million copies. Jones is the daughter of Indian sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar.