20 Years Ago: Faith Hill Scores First No. 1 Hit
20 years ago today (Jan. 1, 1994), Faith Hill started off the New Year on a high note. The songstress scored her very first No. 1 hit with her song ‘Wild One,’ from her debut ‘Take Me As I Am’ album.
The tune was the first single off of the album, which also spawned the No. 1 single ‘Piece of My Heart.’ The song stayed at the top of the charts for an astonishing four weeks, which was the first time a female country artist had accomplished that feat in 30 years. The album ultimately sold more than three million units.
Following the success of her freshman record, Hill went on to sell more than 27 million more albums, including thirteen No. 1 singles and three No. 1 records.
The celebration of the chart-topping tune came only a couple weeks after the singer made her long-awaited debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
1994 was a big year for the Mississippi native. She also won her first CMA Award, for the Horizon Artist of the Year, and was nominated for two ACM Awards, for Top New Female Vocalist and Top Female Vocalist.