This Day in Black History: June 9, 1990

This Day in Black History: June 9, 1990

On June 9, 1990, MC Hammer's Please Don't Hurt 'Em album reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Published June 9, 2013

MC Hammer was one of the biggest acts in music in 1990. His third studio album, Please Don't Hurt 'Em, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart on June 9, 1990.

The success of the album came from the popularity of Hammer's single "U Can't Touch This," a song that continues to be used in commercials and movies to this day.

Please Don't Hurt 'Em ranked No. 1 for 21 weeks. It also saw longevity on the Hip Hop/R&B Albums chart, spending 28 weeks at the top. On the album, MC Hammer sampled songs from musical greats including Prince, Marvin Gaye and James Brown

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Written by Natelege Whaley


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