Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. The past and the future combined in , a year of satisfying comebacks from veteran artists and exciting breakouts from newer ones. Read the list below, with a Spotify playlist of all at the bottom. An unlikely combination of three very different alt-leaning acts, "I've Been Waiting" is far more seamless than it has any right to be, finding common ground in the artists' shared pop sensibilities.
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Subscriber Account active since. Free subscriber-exclusive audiobook! Get it now on Libro. The Billboard Hot is roundly recognized as the music industry's most reliable measure of song popularity. To score a No. Mariah Carey added to that historic number when her classic holiday single, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," topped the chart for the first time since its release in Moreover, thanks to smash hits like Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" and Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" — both of which dominated radio play and streaming numbers for an unprecedented stretch of weeks — only 17 songs claimed the chart's top spot this year. They're listed in chronological order below.
The Billboard Hot is a chart that ranks the best-performing songs in the United States. Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Nielsen SoundScan , is based collectively on each song's weekly physical and digital sales , as well as the amount of airplay received on American radio stations and streaming on online digital music outlets. During , fifteen singles reached number one on the Hot ; a sixteenth single, " Thank U, Next " by Ariana Grande , began its run at number one in November Of those fifteen number-one singles, four were collaborations. Lil Nas X's " Old Town Road " was the longest-running number-one of the year, leading the chart for nineteen weeks one for the song's original version, credited solely to Lil Nas X, and eighteen for a remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus ; in doing so, it broke the record as the longest-running number one single in Billboard history - a record previously held by the sixteen-week runs of both " One Sweet Day " by Mariah Carey who added a nineteenth number one single in and Boyz II Men —96 , and " Despacito " by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber It also topped the Billboard Year-End Hot ranking as the best-performing single of Post Malone and Ariana Grande were the only acts to have multiple number-one songs in , with two apiece. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on January 1,
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