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Ava Max releases "Sweet but Psycho"

"Sweet but Psycho" is a song by American singer Ava Max, released as a single in 2018 through Atlantic Records. It was co-written by Max along with Madison Love and Cirkut, the latter of whom produced the song.

Ariana Grande releases album "Sweetener"

Sweetener is the fourth studio album by American singer Ariana Grande. It was released in 2018 through Republic Records. The album is the follow-up to her 2016 studio album, Dangerous Woman, and features guest appearances from Pharrell Williams, Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott.

George Ezra is at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Shotgun"

"Shotgun" is a song by British singer-songwriter George Ezra. The song was written by Ezra and Joel Pott and produced by Cam Blackwood. It was released as a digital download in 2018, as the third single from Ezra's second studio album Staying at Tamara's.

"Disenchantment" is released on Netflix

Disenchantment is an adult animated fantasy sitcom created by Matt Groening. Twenty episodes of the series have been ordered by Netflix. The series is Groening's first production for Netflix, previously created The Simpsons and Futurama for 20th Century Fox Television.

Pussy Riot members are jailed for two years

The group gained global notoriety when five members of the group staged a performance inside Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Three members were convicted of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred", and each was sentenced to two years' imprisonment.

The first guest walks off Piers Morgan Tonight

Tea Party politician Christine O’Donnell walked off the set of Piers Morgan’s interview show on CNN yesterday. After Morgan shot her a series of questions she didn't want to answer, O’Donnell told Morgan he was “borderline being a little bit rude" and proceeded to leave the studio.

"High School Musical 2" sets cable ratings record

High School Musical 2 is the second film in the High School Musical series. The premiere was seen by a total of over 17.2 million viewers in the United States which is almost 10 million more than its predecessor, making it the highest-rated Disney Channel Movie of all time as well as the highest-rated basic cable telecast at the time.

Nirvana shoot a video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit"

"Smells Like Teen Spirit" received critical plaudits, including topping the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics' poll and winning two MTV Video Music Awards for its music video, which was in heavy rotation on music television. The song was dubbed an "anthem for apathetic kids" of Generation X.

"Monty Python’s Life of Brian" premieres

Monty Python's Life of Brian is a British religious satire comedy film starring and written by the comedy group Monty Python. It was also directed by Jones. The film tells the story of Brian Cohen, a young Jewish man who is born on the same day as, and next door to, Jesus Christ, and is subsequently mistaken for the Messiah.

The first film ever to gross over $100 million

Jaws opened with a $7 million weekend and recouped its production costs in two weeks. In just 78 days, it overtook The Godfather as the highest-grossing film at the North American box office, sailing past that picture's earnings of $86 million to become the first film to earn $100 million in US theatrical rentals.

Eric Clapton starts a four-week run at #1 on the US album

"461 Ocean Boulevard" is a solo album by Eric Clapton that marked his return to recording after recovering from a three-year addiction to heroin. The album was released by RSO Records, shortly after the record company released the hit single "I Shot the Sheriff". It topped various international charts and sold more than two million copies.

The final day of Woodstock Rock Festival is held

The Woodstock Music & Art Fair—informally, the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock—was a music festival in the United States in 1969 which attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music", it was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel.

The Beatles begin their first Hamburg engagement

The Beatles arrived very early in the morning but had no trouble finding the St. Pauli area of Hamburg, as was so infamous. The group played at the club on the same night but were told they could sleep in a small cinema's storeroom, which was cold and in very poor condition, the Bambi Kino.

Miles Davis releases "Kind of Blue"

Kind of Blue is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. It is regarded by many critics as jazz's greatest record, Davis's masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. Its influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical genres, has led writers to also deem it one of the most influential albums ever recorded.

The first animated cartoon is released

Fantasmagorie is a 1908 French animated film by Émile Cohl. It is one of the earliest examples of traditional hand-drawn animation, and considered by film historians to be the first animated cartoon. The film, in all of its wild transformations, is a direct tribute to the by-then forgotten Incoherent movement.

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