10 Artists With The Most No.1 Hits On The Billboard Hot 100 Chart!

10 Artists With The Most No.1 Hits On The Billboard Hot 100 Chart!
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  • When it comes to the music industry, the competition is fierce!
  • While numbers aren’t everything, at least for a few artists, scoring a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 is a feat every musician wants to earn.

Despite some of the biggest names in the current industry dominating the charts, it is some of the classic icons from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, who hold the record for most hits.

So, these are the musicians with the most No. 1 song on the Hot 100, ranked.

10)Stevie Wonder

He was just 13 when he scored his first No. 1 on the Hot 100 for his song “Fingertips”. After that there was “Superstition” in 1972, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” in 1973, “You Haven’t Done Nothin'” in 1974, “I Wish” in 1976, “Sir Duke” in 1977, “Ebony and Ivory” in 1982, “I Just Called to Say I Love You” in 1984, and “Part-Time Lover” and “That’s What Friends Are For” in 1985.

Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder (Source: Billboard)

9)Janet Jackson

Her first hit began with 1986’s “When I Think of You” when she was 20 years old. Then, there was 1989’s “Miss You Much,” 1990’s “Escapade,” “Black Cat,” and “Love Will Never Do (Without You),” 1993’s “That’s the Way Love Goes” and “Again,” 1997’s “Together Again,” 2000’s “Doesn’t Really Matter,” and 2001’s “All for You.”

Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson (Source: Billboard)

8)Whitney Houston

Whitney‘s first No. 1 was “Saving All My Love for You” in 1985 when she was 22. That same year, she also had “How Will I Know.” After that, she released “The Greatest Love of All” in 1986, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All” and “So Emotional” in 1987, “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” in 1988, “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and “All the Man That I Need” in 1990, “I Will Always Love You” in 1992, and “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” in 1995. In total, she has 11 chart-toppers Billboard Hot 100.

Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston (Source: Billboard)

7)Madonna has 12 no 1 hits

Madonna’s No 1 hits began with 1984’s “Like a Virgin” when she was 26. That followed by “Crazy for You” in 1985, “Live to Tell,” “Papa Don’t Preach,” “Open Your Heart” in 1986, “Who’s That Girl” in 1987, “Like a Prayer” in 1989, “Vogue” and “Justify My Love” in 1990, “This Used to Be My Playground” in 1992, “Take a Bow” in 1994, and “Music” in 2000.

Madonna (Source: Billboard)

6)The Supremes have 12 no-1 hits

The Supremes are tied with Madonna regarding the number of hits, but it’s not just the fact that they have 12 number-one hits that is interesting. They had five No. 1 singles in a row: “Where Did Our Love Go,” “Baby Love,” and “Come See About Me” in 1964, then “Stop! In the Name of Love” and “Back in My Arms Again” in 1965.

Afterward, there was “I Hear a Symphony,” also in 1965, “You Can’t Hurry Love” and “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” in 1966, “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone” and “The Happening” in 1967, “Love Child” in 1968, and “Someday We’ll Be Together” in 1969.

The Supremes
The Supremes (Source: Billboard)

5)Michael Jackson, topped the charts 13 times

Michael has 13 number-one hits on the Hot 100 as a solo artist. His chart-topping songs are “Ben” in 1972 (when he was 14), “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and “Rock with You” in 1979, “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” and “Say Say Say” in 1983, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Bad,” and “The Way You Make Me Feel,” in 1987, “Man in the Mirror” and “Dirty Diana” in 1988, “Black or White” in 1993, and “You Are Not Alone” in 1995.

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson (Source: Billboard)

4)Rihanna has had 14 No. 1 songs

She was 18 years old when she released ‘S.O.S’ in 2006, and that song became her first number-one hit on the Hot 100. Next, there was “Umbrella” in 2007, “Take a Bow,” “Live Your Life,” and “Disturbia” in 2008, “Rude Boy,” “Love the Way You Lie,” “Only Girl (In the World),” and “What’s My Name” in 2010, “S&M” and “We Found Love” in 2011, “Diamonds” in 2012, “The Monster” in 2013, and “Work” in 2016.

Rihanna (Source: Billboard)

3)Elvis Presley’s 18 No. 1 hit

Elvis was one of the creators of rock and roll, so it makes sense that his success precedes the charts. He had five No. 1 songs in 1956 alone: “Heartbreak Hotel,” “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog,” and “Love Me Tender.” Later, there was “Too Much,” “All Shook Up,” “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear,” and “Jailhouse Rock.” In 1958, he had “Don’t” and “Hard Headed Woman.” In 1959, there was just “A Big Hunk o’ Love.” “Stuck on You,” “Now or Never,” and “Are You Lonesome Tonight” in 1960, “Surrender” in 1961, “Good Luck Charm” in 1962, and “Suspicious Minds” in 1969.

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley (Source: Billboard)

2)Mariah Carey’s 19 chart-topping songs

Her talents and stage presence were clear from the beginning, and her first number-one single was also her debut song, ‘Vision Of Love’, in 1990 at 20 years old. Her next three singles would also top the charts — 1990’s “Love Takes Time,” and 1991’s “Someday” and “I Don’t Wanna Cry.” “Emotions” would also top the chart in 1991. Then came 1992’s “I’ll Be There,” 1993’s “Dreamlover” and “Hero,” 1994’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (which didn’t top the charts until 2019), 1995’s “Fantasy” and “One Sweet Day,” 1996’s “Always Be My Baby,” 1997’s “Honey,” 1998’s “My All,” 1999’s “Heartbreaker,” 2000’s “Thank God I Found You,” 2005’s “We Belong Together” and “Don’t Forget About Us,” and 2008’s “Touch My Body.”

Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey (Source: Billboard)

1)The Beatles have the most No. 1 hit of all time: 20

To no one’s surprise, the greatest rock band of all time holds the record for the most number-one hits, though it was very close. “Love Me Do, She Loves You,” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand” were some of The Beatles’ first hits.

It goes with She loves you 1963, “Can’t Buy Me, Love,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” and “I Feel Fine,” in 1964, “Eight Days a Week,” “Ticket to Ride,” “Help!,” “Yesterday,” and “We Can Work It Out” in 1965, “Paperback Writer” in 1966, “Penny Lane” “All You Need Is Love,” and “Hello, Goodbye” in 1967, “Hey Jude” in 1968, “Get Back” and “Something” in 1969, and “Let It Be” and “The Long and Winding Road” in 1970.

They had 20 No 1 songs in just eight years.

The Beatles
The Beatles (Source: Billboard)
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