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"Despacito" becomes the most watched YouTube video ever

"Despacito" is a song by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee from Fonsi's upcoming studio album. The official music video for "Despacito" became the most-viewed YouTube video of all time after receiving its three billionth view. It became the first video on the site to reach the milestones of three, four, and five billion views.

Robert Downey Jr. is the world’s best-paid actor

Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor and singer. For three consecutive years from 2012 to 2015, Downey topped the Forbes list of Hollywood's highest-paid actors, making an estimated $80 million in earnings between June 2014 and June 2015.

Influential country producer Billy Sherrill dies

Billy Norris Sherrill was an American record producer, songwriter, and arranger best known for his association with country artists, notably Tammy Wynette and George Jones. Sherrill died after a short illness at the age of 78.

The first episode of "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" airs

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American sitcom that first premiered on FX and has since moved to FXX beginning with the ninth season. The series follows the exploits of "The Gang", a group of debauched, self-centered friends who run the Irish bar Paddy's Pub in South Philadelphia.

"Beauty and the Beast" concludes

Although still popular with its dedicated fans, the darker, more resolutely violent aspects of the reworked concept, coupled with the fatal loss of the all-important central relationship between Catherine and Vincent, led to further declining ratings and ultimately cancellation of the show.

Prince starts a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts

"Purple Rain" is a song by Prince and The Revolution. It is the title track from the album of the same name, which in turn is the soundtrack album for the film of the same name. The song is a combination of rock, R&B, gospel, and orchestral music. It reached number 2 in the United States for two weeks.

Musician Max Cavalera is born

Massimiliano Antonio "Max" Cavalera is a Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter who currently plays in heavy metal bands Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Killer Be Killed. In 1984, he co-founded the acclaimed heavy metal band Sepultura with his brother Igor Cavalera. Max was also involved in a short-lived side project called Nailbomb.

Pink Floyd release their debut album

"The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is the debut studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, and the only one made under founding member Syd Barrett's leadership. Since its release, the album has been hailed as one of the best psychedelic rock albums.

The Troggs hit #1 on the UK singles chart

"With a Girl Like You" is a song released by the English rock band the Troggs, written by Reg Presley and produced by Larry Page. The song reached number one in the UK Singles Chart, where it remained for two weeks. In the U.S., it peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the first time

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. A new chart is compiled and officially released to the public by Billboard on Tuesdays. The first number one song of the Hot 100 was "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson.

American actor Billy Bob Thornton is born

Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, filmmaker, singer, songwriter, and musician. Thornton had his first break when he co-wrote and starred in the 1992 thriller One False Move, and received international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the independent drama film Sling Blade.

Louis Armstrong is born

Louis Daniel Armstrong was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to the 1960s, and different eras in the history of jazz.

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