On this day in 1984, Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts with ‘Purple Rain’. His sixth studio album which features the hits ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’.The album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming the seventh best-selling soundtrack album of all time.
In 1990, Three armed robbers stole souvenir sales proceeds valued at $260.000 during a New Kids On The Block concert in Montreal. Canada.
Also in 1990, Mariah Carey started a four week run at number 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Vision Of Love’. Vision Of Love’ was nominated for three Grammy Awards at the 33rd annual ceremony. Nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, winning the latter.
In 2017, ‘Despacito’ by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Justin Bieber became the most-watched YouTube video ever, passing the Wiz Khalifa/Charlie Puth collaboration ‘See You Again’ with nearly 3 billion views in just seven months.