Music Lesson: The 20 Songs That Debuted At #1 On Billboard Hot 100 Chart

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Billboard Hot 100

Katy Perry’s “Part of Me” has now debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and it’s the 20th song to do so, in the chart’s 53 year old history. Thanks to Billboard, I’m able to share each of the 20 artists, songs, and debut dates that made the feat. Take a look at the list below which includes Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Britney Spears and more.

  1. Michael JacksonYou Are Not Alone (Debut Date: September 2, 1995)
  2. Mariah CareyFantasy (Debut Date: September 30, 1995)
  3. Whitney HoustonExhale (Shoop Shoop) (Debut Date: November 25, 1995)
  4. Mariah Carey & Boyz II MenOne Sweet Day (Debut Date: December 2, 1995)
  5. Puff Daddy & Faith Evans feat. 112 - I’ll Be Missing You (Debut Date: June 14, 1997)
  6. Mariah CareyHoney (Debut Date: September 13, 1997)
  7. Elton JohnCandle in the Wind 1997/ The Way You Look Tonight (Debut Date: October 11, 1997)
  8. Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On (Debut Date: February 28, 1998)
  9. AerosmithI Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Debut Date: September 5, 1998)
  10. Lauryn HillDoo Wop (That Thing) (Debut Date: November 14, 1998)
  11. Clay AikenThis Is the Night (Debut Date: June 28, 2003)
  12. Fantasia - I Believe (Debut Date: July 10, 2004)
  13. Carrie UnderwoodInside Your Heaven (Debut Date: July 2, 2005)
  14. Taylor HicksDo I Make You Proud (Debut Date: July 1, 2006)
  15. Britney Spears - 3 (Debut Date: October 24, 2009)
  16. EminemNot Afraid (Debut Date: May 22, 2010)
  17. Ke$haWe R Who We R (Debut Date: November 13, 2010)
  18. Britney SpearsHold It Against Me (Debut Date: January 29, 2011)
  19. Lady GagaBorn This Way (February 26, 2011)
  20. Katy PerryPart of Me (Debut Date: March 3, 2012)

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