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Christina Aguilera scores her first US #1 single

"Genie in a Bottle" is a song by American singer Christina Aguilera from her self-titled debut album. The single achieved commercial success, peaking atop the record charts of 21 countries. In the United States, the song peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100.

'You've Got A Friend' goes to #1 on the US singles chart

Taylor's version was released as a single and reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. The James Taylor version also spent one week at the top of the Easy Listening charts. Billboard ranked it as the No. 17 song for 1971.

Country singer Jim Reeves is killed in a plane crash

James Travis Reeves was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound. Reeves died in the crash of his private airplane. He is a member of both the Country Music and Texas Country Music Halls of Fame.

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