On This Day In Music History

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 10: Chris Martin of Coldplay performs for fans on November 10, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Shane Wenzlick/Getty Images)

On this day in 1977, Fleetwood Mac was on top of the charts at number 1 with Rumours. The album is Fleetwood Mac’s most successful release; along with winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978, the record has sold over 45 million copies worldwide.

In 2001, Mariah Carey signed the richest recording deal in history. The 31-year old singer signed a deal with Virgin for three albums worth $60m. The singer had sold over 120 million records worldwide, scoring 14 US number 1 singles.

In 2006, Gnarls Barkley started an nine-week run at number 1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Crazy.’ The American duo made chart history by becoming the first act ever to reach number 1 through computer downloads only. The single was not available to buy in shops until the following week.

In 2013, Coldplay beat the likes of Pink Floyd and The Beatles to the top of a BBC 2 radio poll to find listeners favorite albums of all time. A Rush Of Blood To The Head came to the top of the list.