1000 No. 1s: Watch Ne-Yo Chat About Topping The Hot 100
1000 No. 1s: Watch Ne-Yo Chat About Topping The Hot 100

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1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 20:
Ne-Yo Talks About Topping the Hot 100


2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos --- one for each day of December -- chatting with 31 of the hitmakers who rocketed to the top of the chart since its inception in 1958. SEE THE FULL CHART HERE.

On day 20 of our 1,000 Hot No. 1s video series, we move from yesterday's Big '80s twofer -- "The Reflex" and "A View To A Kill" by Duran Duran -- to '00s R&B as we chat with Ne-Yo about his No. 1, "So Sick." "It's about the first time I fell in love with a girl in a way that I completely screwed it up. So it was a story that I didn't have to think really hard about putting it together," Ne-Yo tells Billboard.com. "A lot of heartbreak went into that song, so that's why I think a lot of people dug it the way they did -- because you can feel it."

"Sick"reached the top of the Hot 100 on March 18, 2006, knocking James Blunt's "You're Beautiful" off the throne. Ne-Yo's broken-hearted ballad proved infectious enough, it turned out, to hold onto No. 1 for two weeks.

Be sure to come back tomorrow (Dec. 21) for the next 1000 No. 1s video: Gloria Estefan talks about her No. 1s, "Don't Wanna Lose You" and "Coming Out Of The Dark."

Watch Yesterday's 1000 No. 1s Video:
Duran Duran Talks About Topping the Hot 100.