Eminem's 'Recovery' Is 2010's Best-Selling Album; Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' Top Digital Song

Maybe he’s listening for the audience’s “Confessions?” Whatever they’re saying, Usher’s having a hard time hearing, appearing on BET’s “106th & Park” in NYC Mar. 24.

Getty Images Entertainment

'OMG,' FYI: Usher adds to his already impressive Billboard Hot 100 history, as "OMG," featuring will.i.am, flies 6-1.

With the coronation, Usher ties for ninth-place among artists with the most leaders in the chart's almost 52-year history. Here is a look at the most frequent visitors to the Hot 100's penthouse:

No. 1s, Artist
20, the Beatles
18, Mariah Carey
13, Michael Jackson
12, Madonna
12, the Supremes
11, Whitney Houston
10, Janet Jackson
10, Stevie Wonder
9, Bee Gees
9, Elton John
9, Paul McCartney (*including titles credited to Wings)
9, Usher

With his latest leader, Usher becomes the third male soloist to collect at least one Hot 100 No. 1 from five consecutive studio albums. Usher has earned his nine leaders, beginning with "Nice & Slow" in 1998, from his second through sixth albums: "My Way," "8701," "Confessions," "Here I Stand" and "Raymond V Raymond."

Michael Jackson banked 10 toppers over the course of five consecutive studio releases between 1979 and 1995: "Off the Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous" and the half-greatest hits/half-new material "HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I."

Paul McCartney collected five of his nine No. 1s from "Red Rose Speedway," "Band on the Run," "Venus and Mars," "Winds at the Speed of Sound" and "London Town" from 1973 through 1978. (The last three albums were officially billed as Wings releases).

Usher also joins Jackson among those with the second-shortest titles to top the Hot 100. "OMG" is the eighth three-character No. 1, two of which belong to Jackson: "Ben" and "Bad." Jackson also sang on the Jackson 5's 1970 No. 1 "ABC." Britney Spears' "3" is the shortest title to lead the list.

BLACK EYED THREES: Not only is will.i.am credited as a featured artist on "OMG," but he also wrote and produced the track. With the song's vault to the Hot 100 summit, his group the Black Eyed Peas becomes one of just four acts to have topped the Hot 100 and boasted multiple members to reign in separate solo ventures. The Black Eyed Peas and Fergie have earned three No. 1s each.

Here is a look at the groups that have commanded the Hot 100 and featured more than one solo member to reach the summit on their own:

The Beatles (20 No. 1s)
George Harrison (3)
Paul McCartney (9)
Ringo Starr (2)
John Lennon (2)

Genesis (one No. 1)
Phil Collins (7)
Peter Gabriel (1)
Mike Rutherford (Mike + the Mechanics) (1)

Destiny's Child (four No. 1s)
Beyonce (5)
Kelly Rowland (1)

The Black Eyed Peas (three No. 1s)
Fergie (3)
will.i.am (1)

The Black Eyed Peas-Fergie-will.i.am connection echoes deeper on this week's Hot 100. The group debuts at No. 62 with "Rock That Body," the fifth charting single from "The E.N.D." At No. 95, Fergie bows as a guest with LMFAO (like "OMG," another tech-savvy term prominent of late on Billboard charts) on David Guetta and Chris Willis' "Gettin' Over You."

THE 'ADVENTURES' BEGIN: Though he cedes the Hot 100 summit to Usher, B.o.B, born Bobby Ray Simmons, debuts atop the Billboard 200 with "The Adventures of Bobby Ray."

Billboard 200 chart manager Keith Caulfield points out that the 21-year-old rapper is the lucky 13th solo male to top the chart with a debut album since Nielsen SoundScan data began fueling the survey in 1991.

Here are the select male soloists to accomplish such out-of-the-gate success, a group that encompasses styles from pop and rock to country and R&B:

Year, Artist, Title
1992, Billy Ray Cyrus, "Some Gave All"
1993, Snoop Dogg, "Doggystyle"
1997, Mase, "Harlem World"
1998, DMX, "It's Dark and Hell is Hot"
2000, Nelly, "Country Grammar"
2003, Clay Aiken, "Measure of a Man"
2003, Ruben Studdard, "Soulful"
2004, Lloyd Banks, "The Hunger for More"
2005, Omarion, "O"
2005, Rob Thomas, "Something to Be"
2006, Ne-Yo, "In My Own Words"
2006, Rick Ross, "Port of Miami"
2010, B.o.B, "B.o.B Presents: the Adventures of Bobby Ray"