On This Day: November 9

November 9th, 2023 by Liz Kosik

by Liz Kosik ’25

WLOY is excited to bring you the new weekly series “On This Day…” that will showcase some of the most famous events, releases, and birthdays of our time. From legendary album releases to iconic performances, tune in each week to discover something new about your favorite artists. Without further ado let’s check out some of the top 5 coolest events on this day in history.

  1. 2002: Eminem hits #1 on the Hot 100 for the first time when “Lose Yourself,” from his movie 8 Mile, tops the chart.
  2. 2002: Madonna breaks The Beatles‘ record for most Top 10 hits on the Hot 100 when “Die Another Day” goes to #8, giving her 35 Top 10 hits on the chart.
  3. 1999: Fiona Apple releases her second album. The title is 90 90-word long poem, so it is usually listed as When The Pawn…
  4. 1993: The first Wu-Tang Clan album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), is released. The album becomes a hardcore rap landmark and proof that a 9-man hip-hop collective can succeed.
  5. 1973: Billy Joel releases his second album, Piano Man. The title track, based on his nights performing at a piano bar in Los Angeles called The Executive Room, becomes his first hit when it peaks at #25 in America.

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