On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1988,U2 entered the US album chart at Number 7 with The Joshua Tree making it the highest chart new entry in America for seven years.

 

In 1996, Take That made their final performance on The Ivo Niehe Show on Dutch TV, playing two songs in front of a 250 strong studio audience.

In 2003, 50 Cent became the best selling artist in the US so far this year when his latest album Get Rich or Die Tryin‘ sold more than four million copies in two months.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Curtis Jackson ( 50Cent) arrives at the Dead Man Running UK Film Premiere at Odeon West End on October 22, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

In 2008 Beyonce Knowles married Jay-Z at his apartment in NYC. Coldplay frontman, Chris Martin and wife Gwyneth Paltrow wee present as well as Beyonces former bandmates in Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 05: Jay-Z (L) and Beyonce attend the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)