This Week in HipHopMagz Chart History: In 2003, Britney Spears Was 'In the Zone' & at No. 1 on the HipHopMagz 200


Plus, remembering feats by Rihanna, Belinda Carlisle & Michael Jackson.

Your weekly recap celebrating important milestones from greater than seven a long time of Billboard chart historical past.

Dec. three, 1988
Will to Power's "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley," the act's lush, '80s-styled mash-up of Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd's '70s rock classics, flew to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.  

Dec. four, 2010
Two weeks after "What's My Name?" turned Rihanna's eighth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 – and featured artist Drake's first – Rihanna returned to the highest together with her ninth chief, "Only Girl (In the World)."

Dec. 5, 1987
After tallying 5 prime 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits with the Go-Go's and the No. three solo smash "Mad About You," Belinda Carlisle ascended to No. 1 ultimately with "Heaven Is a Place on Earth." "I'm very happy with the success I've had, each with the band and as a solo artist," Carlisle has advised Billboard. "It's fairly surreal for a Valley Girl to go from working as a secretary to hitting the highest of the Billboard charts inside a three-year interval, so it positively meant quite a bit to me on the time. It nonetheless makes me smile to consider it now."

Dec. 6, 2003
Britney Spears scored her fourth Billboard 200 No. 1 in as many visits, as In the Zone launched at No. 1. The set, which spun off the highest 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits "Me Against the Music," that includes Madonna (No. 35), "Toxic" (No. 9) and "Everytime" (No. 15), adopted …Baby One More Time in 1999, Oops!…I Did It Again in 2000 and Britney in 2001.

Dec. 7, 1991
Michael Jackson scored his 12th of 13 profession solo Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, as "Black or White" reached the highest in simply its third week on the chart.

Dec. eight, 1990
Best recognized for such uptempo freestyle classics as "Spring Love" and "I Wanna Be the One," Stevie B notched his lone Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with ballad "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)." The minimize would depart its stamp on the summit for 4 weeks.

Dec. 9, 1989
Billy Joel offered a musical historical past lesson (actually, because the music made its method to classroom lesson plans) with "We Didn't Start the Fire." The rapid-fire lyrics helped the one turned his third (and most up-to-date) Billboard Hot 100 No. 1.