March 22 – First Beatles album, Puff Daddy, M.I.A.

1963
 Do you want to know a secret? 
 

The Beatles first album Please Please Me is released on Parlophone in the UK.
 
It’s made up of four sides from two hit singles, and ten songs from their live act recorded in 9 hours on Feb. 11 at EMI with George Martin — at a cost of £400 — rushed out the door to capitalize on the success of 2nd single Please Please Me. The album tops the UK charts on May 11, 1963.
 
Lead track I Saw Her Standing There is released by Capitol in the US in Dec. 1963 as a B-side along with I Want to Hold Your Hand, which tops the US charts on Jan. 14, 1964. Just as Vee-Jay album Introducing… The Beatles (loaded up with covers of US music) is released — with Capitol’s Meet The Beatles! 10 days behind.

The US, long soggy with manufactured, under-talented teen idols, is swept away. The British Invasion has begun.
 
 ( Website Book:The Beatles British Invasion playlist 

1997

Rappers Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs and Mase begin 6 weeks at US#1 (NZ#11,UK#19) with Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down.
 
It appears on the US#1 album No Way Out. His 5th and most recent album Last Train to Paris is released on Dec. 13, 2010 (US,UKR&B top-5). Coming Home 
 ( Website

2005

British vocalist, songwriter, producer M.I.A.‘s debut album Arular climbs to #3 on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Bucky 
 
Her 2007 followup album Kala climbs to USD&E#1, Boyz  as does 2010 3rd album Maya. XXXO 
 
The Dance/Electronic Albums chart debuted on June 30, 2001. The first #1 was the original soundtrack to 2001 film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

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