Sunday, May 14, 2017

14 MAY

In Music History

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2014Cubie Burke (singer and dancer of the Chicago soul group The Five Stairsteps) dies of complications from a brain injury at age 49.
2006Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls has a daughter, Bluebell Madonna Halliwell. The father is her boyfriend, Sacha Gervasi.
2006Ashton "Family Man" Barrett, former bassist with Bob Marley's Wailers, loses a lawsuit alleging that Island Records and Marley's estate have failed to pay him millions in royalties.
2005Bluegrass musician Jimmy Martin dies of bladder cancer at age 77 in Nashville, Tennessee.
2005#1 Billboard album: Bruce Springsteen's Devils & Dust
2004Chris Martin of Coldplay and his wife, Gwyneth Paltrow, have a daughter they name Apple.
2001After a six-season run, the last episode of Brandy's TV series Moesha airs. This final episode is a cliffhanger, with Moesha learning she is pregnant and her brother getting kidnapped.
1998George Michael pleads no contest in Beverly Hills Municipal Court to committing a lewd act in a park restroom.
1993The US tabloid Weekly World News claims that Elvis Presley has only recently died.
1991Primus' major label debut (and eventual commercial breakthrough), Sailing the Seas of Cheese, is released. The album spawns the alt-rock classics "Jerry Was a Race Car Driver," "Tommy the Cat," and "Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers."
1988Atlantic Records' 40th Anniversary celebration takes place at New York's Madison Square Garden, featuring appearances from many famous artists on the label's roster: The Bee GeesWilson PickettThe RascalsThe CoastersEmerson, Lake And PalmerCrosby, Stills & NashForeignerYesGenesis, and the event's main attraction, a rare reunion of Led Zeppelin, with John Bonham's son Jason taking over drums for his late father.
1988Gloria Estefan scores her first US #1 hit when "Anything For You" hits the top spot.
1987Frank Sinatra, who had played South Africa in the past, suddenly condemns the apartheid regime publicly, referring to president P.W. Botha as "a bum."
1987Mötley Crüe hold a listening party for their album Girls, Girls, Girls at a strip club in Hollywood called The Body Shop. They are quite familiar with the venue, which is mentioned in the title track.
1977Leo Sayer's "When I Need You" hits #1 in the US.
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Every Song From Lemonade Makes The Hot 100

Following the release of Beyoncé's Lemonade, all 12 tracks on the album debut on the Hot 100, breaking Taylor Swift's 2010 record for most songs on the chart at the same time by a female artist.

The chart placings:

#10 "Formation"
#11 "Sorry"
#13 "Hold Up"
#18 "6 Inch" (featuring The Weeknd)
#28 "Don't Hurt Yourself" (featuring Jack White)
#35 "Freedom" (eaturing Kendrick Lamar)
#37 "Pray You Catch Me"
#38 "All Night"
#41 "Daddy Lessons"
#43 "Sandcastles"
#47 "Love Drought"
#63 "Forward" featuring James Blake

This is the first time every song from an album has debuted on the Hot 100. It's a result of new distribution models that don't rely on singles - the chart factors in digital downloads and streaming, so any song can land on the chart regardless of whether or not it is deemed a "single." This is a stark contrast to the days when singles were meted out from a hit album over the course of a months, and sometimes over a year.

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