1000 No. 1s: Watch Taio Cruz Chat About Topping The Hot 100

1000 No. 1s: Watch Taio Cruz Chat About Topping The Hot 100


1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 10:
Taio Cruz 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 10 of our 1,000 Hot No. 1s video series, we move from yesterday's 2011 hip-hop smash -- Wiz Khalifa's "Black And Yellow" -- to one of 2010's big radio jams as we chat with Taio Cruz about his No. 1, "Break Your Heart," which featured rapper Ludacris. "My first single being put out anywhere other than the U.K. flew straight to the top. Number one. And the rest was history." Brit songwriter/performer Cruz says. "I was so blessed and so excited at the same time."

Cruz's hit, which peaked at No. 1 on March 20 of 2010, originally didn't feature Ludacris, he explains. "For America we decided to put Ludacris on [it]. And Ludacris is just such an incredible rapper, every single song he features on, he takes to the next level."

And ironically, Cruz hadn't initially planned to record the song himself at all. "I actually wrote the song for somebody else. Which is quite funny. I suppose fortunately for myself, it didn't get taken by that other artist." Indeed.

Be sure to come back tomorrow (Dec. 11) for the next 1000 No. 1s video: John Waite talks about his No. 1, "Missing You."

Watch Yesterday's 1000 No. 1s Video:
Wiz Khalifa Talks About Topping the Hot 100 with "Black And Yellow."