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Top artists with the most number-one songs in Billboard Hot 100 history

In Billboard history, there are only 10 artists who have topped the Hot 100 chart at least 10 times. Join POPTube to review the artists who own the most number-one hits in Billboard Hot 100 history.

Top 10 artists with the most number-one songs in Billboard Hot 100 history


10. Stevie Wonder - 10 songs



In 1963, at just 13 years old, Stevie Wonder had his first number-one hit with the Fingertips.


Throughout his illustrious career, this multi-talented artist has had nine more hits on the list, including You Are the Sunshine of My Life, I Wish, I Just Called to Say I Love You, That's What Friends Are For...


9. Janet Jackson - 10 songs



Janet Jackson's Billboard Hot 100 era began with When I Think of You in 1986. At that time, she was only 20 years old. Notably, the female singer has won number one for three decades with many hits such as Miss You Much, Love Will Never Do (Without You), Together Again...


8. Whitney Houston - 11 songs



Whitney Houston is an iconic name in the music industry with a series of hits that are considered timeless.


She achieved her first number one with Saved All My Love for You in 1985. Over the next decade, she continued to destroy the charts, even being considered one of the most influential artists in the world. popular music scene.


7. Madonna - 12 songs



Madonna has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for decades and it all started with Like a Virgin in 1984.


She followed that success with Crazy for You the following year before having three consecutive number-one hits in in 1986, it was Live to Tell, Papa Don't Preach, and Open Your Heart. To this day, Madonna is still known as the "Queen of Pop" and her name is still an inspiration for female artists.


6. The Supremes - 12 songs



The Supremes are known as one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. Therefore, owning 12 number-one songs is understandable for The Supremes.


In mid-1960, the trio released a string of five number-one hits: Where Did Our Love Go, Baby Love, Come See About Me, Stop! In the Name of Love and Back in My Arms Again. Following that, The Supremes continued to dominate this decade with many hits, ending with Someday We'll Be Together in 1969.


5. Michael Jackson - 13 songs



Owning the same 13 songs as Drake is Michael Jackson. He became familiar with this chart when he was a child in The Jackson 5. However, Michael later succeeded as a solo artist and was called the "King of Pop", bringing in more hits than anyone else. any solo artist at that time.


Of the 13 number-one songs, 5 songs came from the same Bad album, marking a glorious year in the late artist's career and setting an unbreakable record. In addition, the hit You Are Not Alone in 1995 also became the first song in history to debut at No. 1 on this chart.


4. Drake - 13 songs



Drake is considered the dominant artist in the current streaming era with 13 songs leading the chart in just 7 years.


This male rapper was first recognized after collaborating with Rihanna on the song What's My Name in 2010. In 2016, Drake released One Dance and this was also his first solo hit to win the top spot. Number 1 on this prestigious chart.


Nine of Drake's 13 songs reached #1 on their debut, making him the artist with the most number-one debuts in Billboard history.


3. Rihanna - 14 songs


In 14 years, Rihanna has had 14 hits reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100, starting with SOS in 2006 when she was still a teenager. The female singer's songs are continuously well received and hold the number 1 position on the chart: Umbrella, Take a Bow, Rude Boy, Love the Way You Lie, Only Girl (In the World), What's My Name, S&M, We Found Love, Diamonds...


Rihanna's last song to win the top spot was the hit Work from the album Anti in 2016. Since then, the female singer has completely "hibernated" and has not released any new music products. The only song Rihanna has recently done is Lift Me Up in 2022, however, this is only the soundtrack for the blockbuster movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, not a personal product.


2. Mariah Carey - 19 songs



Mariah Carey is the second best-selling artist of all time, best-selling solo artist of all time, and best-selling female artist of all time.


The diva's first number-one song was also her debut single Vision of Love in 1990. Following that, Mariah Carey also had a series of lifetime hits such as I'll Be There, Hero, One Sweet Day, Honey, We Belong Together...


In 2020, Mariah Carey became the first and only artist in history to lead the Billboard Hot 100 chart in four different decades thanks to the Christmas hit All I Want for Christmas Is You.


1. The Beatles - 20 songs



After decades, The Beatles still dominate this chart with up to 20 top songs, the legendary band did this in just 8 years.


Starting in 1962, the British band first occupied the top spot with the song Love Me Do. Since then, the four artists have "made waves" with the hits Yesterday, Penny Lane, Hey Jude... The two songs Let It Be and The Long and Winding Road in 1970 were also the last songs. led the Billboard chart by The Beatles.


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