Photos: The Stars Ring in 2010
Recording artists apl.de.ap, will.i.am, Fergie and Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas perform onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2010 at Aria Resort & Casino at the City Center on December 31, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty

THREE-PEA-T: As previously reported, the Black Eyed Peas halt Ke$ha's nine-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "TiK ToK," as "Imma Be" ascends 3-1.

The latter track is the third Hot 100 No. 1 from the Black Eyed Peas' album "The E.N.D.," following "Boom Boom Pow" (12 weeks) and "I Gotta Feeling" (14 weeks), which combined to grant the group a record 26 consecutive weeks atop the chart.

In the Hot 100's 51-year history, "The E.N.D." is the ninth album among duos or groups to yield a trio of No. 1s and the first in almost 19 years.

Here is a look at the nine such collections to produce three toppers apiece, a list which includes two albums each by the Beatles and Bee Gees:

(Artist, Album, Billboard 200 Debut Date
Song, Date Reached No. 1 Hot 100)

The Supremes, "Where Did Our Love Go"
"Where Did Our Love Go," Aug. 22, 1964
"Baby Love," Oct. 31, 1964
"Come See About Me," Dec. 19, 1964

The Beatles, "Magical Mystery Tour"
"Penny Lane," March 18, 1967
"All You Need Is Love," Aug. 19, 1967
"Hello Goodbye," Dec. 30, 1967
(album released in the U.S. Nov. 27, 1967, after "Penny Lane" and "All You Need Is Love" had been released as stand-alone singles)

The Beatles, "Let It Be"

"Get Back," May 24, 1969
"Let It Be," April 11, 1970
"The Long and Winding Road," June 13, 1970
(album, featuring a remix of "Get Back," released in the U.S. May 8, 1970, a year to the week after "Get Back" had debuted on the Hot 100)

Bee Gees, "Saturday Night Fever"
"How Deep Is Your Love," Dec. 24, 1977
"Stayin' Alive," Feb. 4, 1978
"Night Fever," March 18, 1978

Bee Gees, "Spirits Having Flown"
"Too Much Heaven," Jan. 6, 1979
"Tragedy," March 24, 1979
"Love You Inside Out," June 9, 1979

Wham!, "Make It Big"
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," Nov. 17, 1984
"Careless Whisper," Feb. 16, 1985
"Everything She Wants," May 25, 1985

Milli Vanilli, "Girl You Know It's True"
"Baby Don't Forget My Number," July 1, 1989
"Girl I'm Gonna Miss You," Sept. 23, 1989
"Blame It On the Rain," Nov. 25, 1989

Wilson Phillips, "Wilson Phillips"
"Hold On," June 9, 1990
"Release Me," Sept. 15, 1990
"You're in Love," April 20, 1991

The Black Eyed Peas, "The E.N.D."
"Boom Boom Pow," April 18, 2009
"I Gotta Feeling," July 11, 2009
"Imma Be," March 6, 2010

While the Black Eyed Peas celebrate their first set of three No. 1s from an album, the honor is old hat (trick) for Fergie. She notched three Hot 100 leaders from her solo debut "The Dutchess": "London Bridge," "Glamorous" (2006) and "Big Girls Don't Cry" (2007).

ABOUT 'FACE': Mariah Carey begins at the Hot 100's anchor spot, as "Up Out My Face," featuring Nicki Minaj, arrives at No. 100. Carey has now debuted at either the chart's first or last position five times, making three bows at No. 1 ("Fantasy," "One Sweet Day" and "Honey") and two at No. 100, where "I'll Be Lovin' U Long Time" opened in 2008. (Fittingly, Carey's contribution to the "2010 AT&T Team USA Soundtrack" is a new song entitled "100%").

"Up Out My Face" marks Carey's 42nd Hot 100 charted entry, lifting her past Barbra Streisand into a solo share of sixth place for most Hot 100 hits among women in the chart's archives.

Here is a look at the solo female artists who have made the most visits to the Hot 100, followed by the dates of their first charted songs:

73, Aretha Franklin (March 4, 1961)
56, Dionne Warwick (Dec. 8, 1962)
55, Madonna (Oct. 29, 1983)
53, Connie Francis (Dec. 2, 1957)
48, Brenda Lee (March 2, 1957)
42, Mariah Carey (June 2, 1990)
41, Barbra Streisand (April 4, 1964)
40, Diana Ross (April 25, 1970)
39, Janet Jackson (Dec. 18, 1982)
39, Whitney Houston (June 9, 1984)
39, Mary J. Blige (June 20, 1992)

On R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "Up Out My Face" becomes Carey's 38th top 40 title, pushing 41-39.

NEW LANG: k.d. lang debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 61 with her cover of Leonard Cohen's revered 1984 ballad "Hallelujah."

The song becomes her second Hot 100 entry, following "Constant Craving," which peaked at No. 38 on the chart dated Oct. 10, 1992.

Lang's take is the third version of "Hallelujah" to grace the Hot 100. Kate Voegele took the song to No. 68 in May 2008, and Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris' interpretation, featuring Charlie Sexton, reached No. 13 three weeks ago. Additionally, Jeff Buckley's 1995 recording topped the Digital Songs chart in March 2008.

Lang performed "Hallelujah" Feb. 12 at the Winter Olympics' opening ceremonies in Vancouver. The song from the Edmonton-born performer pushes 4-2 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100. With Montreal teen Nikki Yanofsky at No. 1 on the list for a second week with the Olympic-themed "I Believe," Canadians claim the gold and silver medal spots on the survey.

DÉJÀ VU: Beyonce and Rihanna act like Olympians participating in a relay race, as the two stars continue to hand off the No. 1 baton to each other on Dance/Club Play Songs.

The pair has traded turns atop the tally each of the past four weeks:

Feb. 13, "Why Don't You Love Me," Beyonce
Feb. 20, "Russian Roulette," Rihanna
Feb. 27, "Telephone," Lady Gaga featuring Beyonce
March 6, "Hard," Rihanna featuring Jeezy

Up 2-1, "Hard" is Rihanna's 10th No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs.

CHART BEAT BITS: In its 20th week on the Hot 100, OneRepublic's "All the Right Moves" reaches the top 40 (41-34). The trek to the upper tier is the chart's longest since the Ting Tings' "That's Not My Name" rose 41-39 in its 24th frame in August ...

Two weeks after Phoenix set the mark for longest climb to No. 1 (31 weeks) in the Alternative Songs chart's history with "1901," Cage the Elephant ties for second-longest ascension to the top, as "Back Against the Wall" climbs 3-1 in its 29th week. Anberlin's "Feel Good Drag" also reached the summit in its 29th week on the May 2, 2009, chart ...

Alice in Chains becomes the first act to collect two leaders on the nine-month-old Rock Songs radio airplay chart, as "Your Decision" edges 2-1. "Check My Brain" began an eight-week rule in September. Dipping to No. 2 after 12 weeks at No. 1, Three Days Grace's "Break" remains tied with Linkin Park's "New Divide" for the list's longest reign ...

Euge Groove tops Jazz Songs for a fourth time, as "Sunday Morning" rises 5-1. The saxophonist, born Steven Eugene Grove, ties Boney James and Richard Elliot for most No. 1s in the chart's archives ...

Following the Saints' Super Bowl victory, 2010 continues to bring fortune to New Orleans, as Preservation Hall Jazz Band's "Preservation," featuring such all-star guests as Dr. John and Tom Waits, starts atop Heatseekers Albums. Proceeds from the set benefit the nearly 50-year-old renowned French Quarter venue and its music outreach program.

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