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Why February 15th Matters in Music History

The Grammy Awards is always one of the most highly anticipated award shows, but let’s take it back to February 15, 1979, when the 21st Grammy Awards were taking place. In the end, it was The Bee Gees who took home the award for Album Of The Year For ‘Saturday Night Fever’ while disco queen Donna Summer won the Best Female R&B Vocal award for her smash hit single, “Hot Stuff”.

The Bee Gees, consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb, who had already established themselves as one of the most successful bands of the decade, becoming a household name, their Grammy win just proves the band’s immense popularity.

Donna Summer, the “Queen of Disco”, also had her fair share of success in the 1970s. Songs like “Hot Stuff” and ‘She works Hard For The Money are still popular today. Donna’s song was a global smash, and her win that year was her first Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal award.

Just for Bonus, let’s not forget, Billy Joel was another artist who made a big splash that year at the Grammy Awards took home Record of the Year for“Just The Way You Are” a song still loved four decades later!