This Week in HipHopMagz Chart History: In 2008, Katy Perry Was 'Hot' (N Cold) Atop the Pop Songs Chart


Plus, remembering feats by Taylor Swift, Alabama & Rihanna.

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

Nov. 26, 2011
Taylor Swift took over atop the Hot Country Songs chart with "Sparks Fly," her fifth of seven No. 1s on the survey.

Nov. 27, 1993
Alabama roared to the highest of Hot Country Songs with "Reckless," its 32nd No. 1 on the rating. In 2011, the enduring act expanded its report for essentially the most leaders amongst teams, as Brad Paisley's tribute observe "Old Alabama," that includes Alabama, turned the group's 33rd No. 1.

Nov. 28, 2009
Let's hear it for New York! JAY-Z and Alicia Keys started a five-week command of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Empire State of Mind."  

Nov. 29, 2008
Katy Perry notched her first Pop Songs No. 1 with "Hot N Cold." Now with 11 whole toppers, she and Rihanna boast essentially the most leaders within the airplay chart's 26-year archives.

Nov. 30, 1991
A landmark date in Billboard Hot 100 historical past: the chart adopted Nielsen Music knowledge, permitting for a extra correct methodology than ever earlier than. The first No. 1 on the revised rating? P.M. Dawn's "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" (which samples Spandau Ballet's 1983 top-five ballad "True").

Dec. 1, 2012
A shining star: Rihanna collected her 12th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, of 14 thus far, with "Diamonds." The music ushered in her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, Unapologetic.

Dec. 2, 1995
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men started what's now tied for the longest reign within the historical past of the Billboard Hot 100, as "One Sweet Day" spent its first of 16 weeks (or, 112 candy days) atop the tally. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," that includes Justin Bieber, tied the mark with 16 weeks at No. 1 in 2017.