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Today in Billboard History

June 12, 1999

Latin pop was in full invasion mode 13 years ago. After Ricky Martin spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” Jennifer Lopez dethroned him, as “If You Had My Love” began its own five-week command.

"Same-sex couples should be able to get married." –Barack Obama

In light of President Obama declaring his support for gay marriage, take a look back at 20 great gay moments in music history, from Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin, “Glee,” Lil B and more.

Today In Billboard History

May 8, 1999

Thirteen years ago today, we were goin’ crazy for Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” as the song began a five-week command of the Billboard Hot 100.

For all that last week’s "Glee" episode was about ambition and goals, with characters pontificating the facts of their circumstance at each other instead of with one another, this week followed through with characters who actually talked to one another - or had good reason not to. So while on the one hand the plot was actually consistent and well managed, with believable motivation, response and action all around, on the other hand the songs were mostly forgettable and generally useless to advancing the plot. Perhaps “Glee” can’t rub its stomach and pat its belly at the same time, but can you really complain when Ricky Martin comes to visit?

No, you can’t.

Our recap of this week’s “Glee,” in which Ricky Martin is sexy and he knows it.