1. "The Fat of the Land" debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200.
This might not seem like a huge deal in 2012, but when you consider that in 1997, The Prodigy, a "techno band," was only one of eight British acts to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart? It's a pretty huge feat for UK acts (just ask One Direction), but especially huge for dance music, which was mostly shunned from pop radio for everything from lack of lyrics to abnormal song structure. The Fat of the Land was one of the fastest-selling records from a UK group, and as of 2012, the LP is 10x platinum worldwide. The way The Prodigy emerged on the scene certainly made them more appealing to mainstream radio, and their engaging videos surely kept them on the pulse of media - and the children that spent their time checking out videos.