This is a comprehensive listing that highlights significant achievements and milestones based upon Billboard magazine 's singles charts, most notably the Billboard Hot This list spans the period from the issue dated January 1, to present. The Billboard Hot began with the issue dated August 4, , and is currently the standard popular music chart in the United States. These charts, which ranged from 20 to slots, were phased out at different times between and
1. Michael Jackson
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. If that seems like an unusual amount of turnover at the Hot 's apex, it is -- at least for the last three decades. You have to go back to to find a run of at least six straight new No. Such coming and going at No. What happened?
Just 3 percent of all Hot 100 No. 1s have led for 10 weeks or more.
The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing songs in the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan , is based collectively on each song's weekly physical and digital sales , as well as the amount of airplay received on American radio stations and streaming on online digital music outlets. During , fifteen singles reached number one on the Hot ; a sixteenth single, " Thank U, Next " by Ariana Grande , began its run at number one in November Of those fifteen number-one singles, four were collaborations. Lil Nas X's " Old Town Road " was the longest-running number-one of the year, leading the chart for nineteen weeks one for the song's original version, credited solely to Lil Nas X, and eighteen for a remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus ; in doing so, it broke the record as the longest-running number one single in Billboard history - a record previously held by the sixteen-week runs of both " One Sweet Day " by Mariah Carey who added a nineteenth number one single in and Boyz II Men —96 , and " Despacito " by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber It also topped the Billboard Year-End Hot ranking as the best-performing single of
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. It was 50 years ago this week that the most successful group in Billboard Hot history enjoyed what was essentially their chart swan song. The Beatles, band behind a still-record 20 No. Of course, to even have a "final No. We settled at a minimum of four total No. Shout out as well to one of the single's B-sides, the extended instrumental "Dance on Your Knees," a rare full dance-funk workout for the Philly duo. After a run of four No. An enduring wedding and bar mitzvah staple, "December, " is particularly notable within the Four Seasons' catalog for not featuring the legendary Frankie Valli on lead vocals, with drummer Gerry Polci instead taking the mic to rhapsodize about a life-changing sexual encounter a decade prior.