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On This Day in Music History

On this day in music history … Sept. 30
By Bryne Gonzales


1791, “Magic Flute,” an opera by Mozart, premiered in Vienna. The opera was well received and it is presently the most frequently performed opera worldwide. The popular Queen of the Night aria comes from the second act of this opera.

1950, The Grand Ole Opry was broadcast on television for the first time. The weekly show has been showcasing the top country artists since its first radio broadcast in 1925.1978, Exile landed the top spot on the charts with “Kiss You All Over.” The rock-pop ballad enjoyed a four week stay at No. 1. Exile would go on to switch genres and they produced several country hits.1995, Mariah Carey’s song, “Fantasy,” debuted at No.1 and would stay there for eight weeks. At the time, this was only the second song in history to debut at No.1 and the first by a female (The first was “You Are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson).2006, Justin Timberlake started a two week run at No.1 with his album FutureSex/LoveSounds. The album set a record for the most pre-ordered album in iTunes history.