AN HONOR FIT FOR A KING, AND A PRINCE: ... and now, Enrique Iglesias, too.
With a 2-1 lift on Dance/Club Play Songs for "I Like It," Iglesias collects his seventh No. 1 on the chart, equaling Michael Jackson and Prince for most leaders among male artists in the list's history.
Iglesias achieves the distinction on the 34th anniversary of the inception of Dance/Club Play Songs as a national survey. This week's ranking is dated Aug. 28, the same date the chart launched in 1976.
Here is a look at Iglesias' seven entries that have topped Dance/Club Play Songs:
2000, "Be With You"
2004, "Not in Love," featuring Kelis
2009, "Away," featuring Sean Garrett
2010, "I Like It," featuring Pitbull
Prince notched his seven No. 1s on Dance/Club Play Songs between 1981 and 1991. Jackson matched the mark when "Scream," with Janet Jackson, became his seventh topper in 1995.
Iglesias, Prince and the King of Pop can't outrank the Queen of Pop, however, for most No. 1s among all artists in the chart's archives. Madonna leads with 40 chart-topping titles on Dance/Club Play Songs. Janet Jackson ranks second with 19 trips to the top, followed by Mariah Carey and Kristine W, each with 15.
BACK WITH 'BLACK': Soundgarden graces Billboard's Alternative Songs chart for the first time since 1997, as "Black Rain" storms in at No. 24.
The new entry is the Seattle band's 10th entry on the chart. Soundgarden first appeared with "Spoonman" the week of March 12, 1994. The group has inked five Alternative Songs top 10s, led by the No. 2-peaking "Black Hole Sun" (1994) and "Pretty Noose" and "Burden My Hand" (1996).
As previously reported, the reunited Soundgarden releases "Telephantasm" Sept. 28. In addition to "Black Rain," the album will feature the band's best-known songs and previously-released obscure tracks. The set's lead single has been unearthed from the recording sessions for 1991's "Badmotorfinger."
A MONTH IN THE TOP 10 (AFTER JUST ONE WEEK): With a two-notch advance to No. 9 on Adult Pop Songs for "September," Daughtry joins Matchbox Twenty and Maroon 5 as the only groups to earn at least three top 10s on the tally from each of their first two albums.
Prior to "September," Daughtry reached the top tier with the first two singles from its second set, "Leave This Town." "No Surprise" spent two weeks at No. 1 and "Life After You" rose to No. 4. The band notched five top 10s, including three No. 1s, from its self-titled debut album in 2007-08.
In addition to Daughtry, Maroon 5 and Matchbox Twenty, the lattermost group's frontman Rob Thomas has also managed such an achievement, having totaled four top 10s from "...Something to Be" and three from "Cradlesong." "Mockingbird," the third single from the latter set, bullets at No. 5.
Since the band's first week in the Adult Pop Songs top 10 Feb. 3, 2007, with "It's Not Over," Daughtry's eight top 10s are the most among all acts. Nickelback ranks second in that span with seven top 10s, followed by John Mayer and Pink, each with six.