A Record Breaking Fact for Every Day of the Year

FEB 27

2002 - Alicia Keys tied the record for a female artist when she walked off with five Grammy awards.


FEB 28

1981 - Adam & The Ants had five singles and two albums on the UK charts.


FEB 29

1992 - A record 17 solo female singers appeared in the UK Top 75 album chart.



1949 – The 7” 45 rpm single was introduced as competition to the 10” 78 rpm record in the USA by RCA Records. 



1945 – The Andrews Sisters held the Top 3 placings on the US chart – a record only equaled by The Beatles.



1951 – Canadian Hank Snow held 3 of the Top 5 places on the US country chart.its were The Golden Rocket, Rhumba Boogie and I’m Moving On (which topped chart for record 21 weeks).



1922 – Bert Williams – the first black entertainer to become a major US and international star died.



1964 – The Uk Top 10 are all by British artist for the first time ever.



1971 – Mungo Jerry became only the second act to top the chart with their first two releases when ‘Bump Jump’ followed ‘In The Summertime’ to No. 1.



1959 – The Beatles held the Top 2 slots on the US album chart with ‘The Beatles’ and ‘Yellow Submarine’.



1997 Eternal became the first UK female act to reach the Top 15 with their first 12 singles.



2002 – Ja Rule replaced himself at the top of the US charts – a rare feat first accomplished by Elvis Presley and The Beatles.


MAR 10

1990 – Phil Collins ‘…But Seriously’ spent its 15th week at the top of the album chart – a record not bettered by a male soloist since Elvis’ ‘Blue Hawaii’ in 1962.


MAR 11

1989 – Debbie Gibson became the first female teenager to simultaneously top the US singles and album chart – records concerned were ‘Lost In Your Eyes’ and ‘Electric Youth, ’respectively.


MAR 12

1949 - The British composition ‘Cruising Down The River’ held the top two positions on the US charts for the first of eight successive weeks, acts concerned were both American: Blue Baron and Russ Morgan.


MAR 13

1999 – Janet Jackson had a record three duets on the US chart. Her vocal partners were Shaggy, Blackstreet and Busta Rhymes.


MAR 14

1964 – The Beatles first three US hits stood at positions 1,2 & 3 on the Hot 100 – a record unlikely to ever be equaled.


MAR 15

2003 – ‘Babylon A.D.’ by the Cradle of Filth became the first ever DVD only single to enter the UK Top 40.


MAR 16

2003 – Ashanti became the first female singer to have three singles simultaneously in the US Top 10.


 MAR 17

1990 – Digital Underground’s ‘The Humpty Dance’ passed the million sales mark in the USA before it even reached the Top 20.


MAR 18

1978 – The Bee Gees held the top two places on the US singles chart with ‘Night Fever’ and ‘Stayin’ Alive’ for five consecutive weeks.


MAR 19

1988 – Kylie Minogue completed her run at the top with ‘I Should Be So Lucky’. She followed Belinda Carlisle and Tiffany at No.1 – it was the first time a trio of successive female singers had headed the UK chart.


MAR 20

1948 – Three versions of the song ‘Beg Your Pardon’ were in the US Top 10. Acts involved were Francis Craig, Frankie Carle and Larry Green.


MAR 21

1998 – ‘A Rose Is Still A Rose’ gave Aretha Franklin her 52nd US R&B Top 10 entry – a record for a female performer.


MAR 22

1997 – The Spice Girls became the first act ever to see their first four singles reach No. 1.


MAR 23

1996 – For the first time, two different Canadian ladies topped the UK and US album charts simultaneously; Alanis Morissette and Celine Dion.


MAR 24

1956 – Elvis Presley held the top 2 positions on the US country chart, with his first RCA release, ’Heartbreak Hotel’, and his last Sun single, ‘I Forgot To Remember To Forget’.


 MAR 25

1989 – Genesis stalwart Mike Rutherford became the only singer to top US charts in two different groups in the 1980s when Mike + The Mechanics ‘The Living Years’ reached No. 1.


MAR 26

1980 - Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ passed Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’ as the rock album with the longest stay on the US charts at 304 weeks.


MAR 27

1999 – B*Witched became the first International act to have their first four singles reach No. 1 in the UK.


 MAR 28

1964 – The Beatles held the Top 6 places on the Australian chart.


 MAR 29

1975 – Songwriter Kenny Nolan composed two successive US No. 1 singles, ‘My Eyes Adored You’ (Frankie Valli) and ‘Lady Marmalade’ (Labelle).


MAR 30

2002 – Celine Dion scored her 11th No. 1 single on the US Adult Contemporary chart – a record for a female. She had also amassed 66 weeks at the top of that chart – a record for any act.


MAR 31

1990 Lisa Stansfield became the first white British female singer to top the US R&B chart. She achieved the feat with ‘All Around The World’