- The best selling rap/R&B album ever in the US is CrazySexyCool by TLC, surpassing MC Hammer.

- Best selling latin album was spanish singer Julio Iglesias, with reported global sales of over 200 million albums.

- Best selling world music album was the 1998 Grammy award-winning album Buena Vista Social Club (1997).

- Hip Hop was first used as the name of culture by Africa Bambatta back in the eraly 80's.


 


- "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist.

- Michael Jackson won the most grammy's ever with a total of eight.

- The Beatles holds the top spot of album sales in the US (106 million).

- U2 was originally known as Feedback. To date, U2 have sold more than 70 million records, grossing $1,5 billion.

- The top selling singles of all time are Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 97".

- In May 1997, Paul McCartney broke his own world record by obtaining his 81st gold disc.

- The longest song to reach number one on the Billboard charts on LP was "I'd Do Anything For Love" by Meatloaf.

- The first pop video was Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, released in 1975.

-Duran Duran took their name from a mad scientists in the movie Barbarella.