What Happened July 31st In Pop Music History


It’s July 31st and these are some of the things that happened on this day in pop music history:

- In 1999, Christina Aguilera earned her first No.1 hit when “Genie In A Bottle” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of five weeks. The first single from Aguilera’s debut album helped earn her a Grammy for Best New Artist.

- In 2016, Justin Timberlake accepted the inaugural Decade Award at the Teen Choice Awards. “As a former teen who’s made a few choices along the way," the pop star said, "I'm here to tell you that you and your choices matter."

- In 1999, Backstreet Boys came back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart after Millennium was bumped from the top spot after five weeks by Limp Bizkit’s Significant Other. In all, Milllennium spent 10 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1.

- In 2010, Alicia Keys married hip hop artist and producer Swizz Beatz (aka Kasseem Dean) on the island of Corsica. Three months later, the couple welcomed son Egypt.

And that’s what popped on this day.

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