26 Years Ago: Faith Hill Scores Her First No. 1 Hit
"Wild One" stayed at the top of the charts for an astonishing four weeks -- the first time that a female country artist had accomplished that feat in 30 years. In addition to "Wild One," Take Me as I Am also spawned the No. 1 single "Piece of My Heart," and the album ultimately sold more than 3 million units.
Following the success of her freshman record, Hill has gone on to sell millions of albums; in fact, she's amassed worldwide sales exceeding 40 million. She's also notched eight No. 1 country singles as a solo artist and four No. 1 records.
Hill's celebration for the chart-topping success of "Wild One" came only a couple of weeks after the singer made her long-awaited debut at the Grand Ole Opry. And the year 1994 was a big one for the Mississippi native as well: She won her first CMA trophy, and was nominated for two ACM Awards.
This story was originally written by Gayle Thompson, and revised by Angela Stefano and Annie Zaleski.
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