Back in 1988 whistler/singer/acapella artist Bobby McFerrin took a simple ditty he wrote to the top of the charts.
“Don’t Worry Be Happy” went to #1 in almost every country in the world. It won Song of the Year and Album of the Year and Best Vocal Pop Performance in the 1988 Grammy Awards.
Popularity was based on sales and the album went triple platinum, about 3 million units.
Artists typically received about $1 for every unit sold so in today’s dollars that one little song would have earned McFerrin almost $6 million dollars.
The first a cappella recording to reach #1
on the Billboard Hot 100.
You can watch the video here:
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