22 Years Ago: Faith Hill Scores First No. 1 Hit
Twenty-two years ago today (Jan. 1, 1994), Faith Hill started off the new year on a high note: She scored her very first No. 1 hit with her song “Wild One,” from her debut Take Me as I Am album.
“Wild One” 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 that a female country artist had accomplished that feat in 30 years. The album ultimately sold more than 3 million units.
Following the success of her freshman record, Hill went on to sell more than 27 million more albums, also notching 13 No. 1 singles and three No. 1 records.
Hill’s celebration for this chart-topping tune came only a couple of weeks after the singer made her long-awaited debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
The year 1994 was a big one for the Mississippi native: She also won her first CMA Award, Horizon Artist of the Year, and was nominated for two ACM Awards, Top New Female Vocalist and Top Female Vocalist.
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