‘Mary J. Blige, the QUEEN OF HIP HOP SOUL is born on this date January 11, 1971. She is a recipient of nine Grammy Awards and four American Music Awards, and has recorded eight multi-platinum albums. She is the only artist with Grammy Award wins in Pop, Rap, Gospel, and R&B.’ (photo: Mary J. Blige)
NWA, or Nigga With Attitude, is one of the most influential group in Hip Hop, not because entirely of their persona, but the undiluted streetness that they protrude in their lyrics and songs. Their careers took on a greater influence on hip hop separately than they had ever influenced it together.
"Pour Some Sugar On Me" by Def Leppard - reaching number two this was a late addition song that barely made the album yet became one of their greatest hits; within a few months of releasing Hysteria, they had sold 3 million copies which still was not enough to cover production costs (the most expensive at that time)