This week in 2000 Santana won eight Grammy Awards for their star-studded, chart-topping album Supernatural, tying Michael Jackson’s record for the most awards won in a single night. The album featured guest performers like Rob Thomas, Lauren Hill, Eagle-Eye Cherry and Eric Clapton.
Supernatural was Santana’s first record in 28 years to top the Billboard 200 albums chart.
American guitarist Carlos Santana turns 75 today. He rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band Santana, which pioneered a fusion of Rock and roll and Latin American jazz. In 2015 Rolling Stone magazine listed Carlos at number 20 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards and was inducted along with his band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.