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Reconnect with History – April 24

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1. April 24, 2018

“Divide” third studio album of Ed Sheeran becomes the best selling album of 2017 selling 6.1 million copies. This was according to IFPI report.

2. April 24, 2018

This was the beginning of a new phase in music as streaming music services overtook worldwide sales of CDs and vinyl for the first time according to IFPI.

3. April 24, 2017

“Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran for the 14th week tops the Australia’s Singles Chart (ARIA) breaking the record set by “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio in 1995.

4. April 24, 2009

On Oprah Fridays Live segment – after the Oprah Show-, Robin Thicke performs his hit “Lost without U’. Many viewers complain of missing the episode, Oprah brings back Robin Thicke for another performance of the same a month later.

5. April 24, 2016

Aged 66, Papa Wemba, the king of Rhumba collapses and dies on stage during a show in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire –  FEMUA Urban Music Festival.

6. April 24, 2004

After serving 10 months in Mule Creek State Prison for breaking his parole on a 1997 assault, Suge Knight -the founder of Death Row Records – is released from prison. Suge was sent back to prison on 4th August for a second parole violation after he punched a parking attendant outside a club in Hollywood in 2003.

7. April 24, 2003

History was made as the first official UK download chart was complied. This was made possible after the big five record companies combined for a Digital Download Day – EMI, Warners, Sony, BMG and Universal. Over 1.1 million tracks were downloaded by over 150, 000 computer users. The top 3 three most downloaded tracks were:
  1. Beautiful by Christina Aguilera
  2. Clocks by Coldplay
  3. All the things she said by Tatu

8. April 24, 1970

“Border Song” of his 1970 self titled album “Elton John” by Elton John was released. This was the first song by Elton John to make chart appearance in any country and also his first song to chart in the united stats, peaking at number 92.
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