What Happened March 23rd In Pop Music History
It’s March 23rd and these are some of the things that happened on this day in pop music history:
- In 2002, Mariah Carey was named Worst Actress at the 22nd Golden Raspberry Awards for her starring role in the Toronto-shot flop Glitter, which had five other nominations (including Carey’s cleavage in the Worst Screen Couple category).
- In 1985, Billy Joel married model Christie Brinkley, who appeared in his “Uptown Girl” video. The couple split after nine years.
- In 1992, Billy Ray Cyrus released "Achy Breaky Heart," which became a pop hit (it reached the Top 5 in Canada) and Cyrus’ signature song.
- In 1953, Yvette Marie Stevens was born in Chicago. As Chaka Khan, she fronted Rufus and became known as the Queen of Funk. A multiple Grammy winner, Khan had a big hit as a solo artist with “I Feel For You” in 1984.
- In 1996, Céline Dion started a six-week run at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Because You Loved Me.” It was the Canadian singer’s second song to top the chart.
And that’s what popped on this day.