What Happened February 2nd In Pop Music History
It’s February 2nd and these are some of the things that happened on this day in pop music history:
- In 1977, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Colombia. She started singing as a child but was reportedly told by a music teacher that she sounded like a goat. When she was only 13 years old, Shakira released her debut album, Magia. While it failed to take off, she went on to have global success with hits like “Whenever, Wherever,” “Underneath Your Clothes” and “Hips Don’t Lie.”
- In 1985, Foreigner’s ballad “I Want to Know What Love Is” started a two-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Written by frontman Mick Jones, the song was named one of the greatest songs of all time by Rolling Stone.
- In 2002, Britney Spears was both the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
- In 1975, Stevie Wonder and Yolanda Simmons welcomed daughter Aisha. His first child, she was Wonder’s inspiration for “Isn’t She Lovely” and can be heard crying at the beginning of the song.
And that’s what popped on this day.
Shawn Hook stops by to tell us about his new song 'I Don't Wanna Dance' and tells us about how he deals with pressure and anxiety on tour, and how important talking about mental health should be.
Gord Sinclair tells us about being a Canadian Icon, new music, The Tragically Hip and love and loss.Gord Sinclair stops by to talk to us about The Tragically Hip being Canadian Icons, his new record Taxi Dancers (and its Hip influence), feeling the pressures of making solo music, band dynamics, songwriting and more!
Billy Talent sit down to tell us about how playing music is all they've ever known and all they've ever wanted, how they stay current and strive to release their best music every cycle, and how they established a fan base across Europe and the world!