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.

 

MAR 1

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

 

MAR 2

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

 

MAR 3

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).

 

MAR 4

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

 

MAR 5

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

 

MAR 6

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.

 

MAR 7

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

 

MAR 8

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

 

MAR 9

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’