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CAMERON JIBRIL THOMAZ (a.k.a. Wiz Khalifa)
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1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 9:
Wiz Khalifa 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 nine of our 1,000 Hot No. 1s video series, we move from yesterday's pop smash Lady Gaga's "Just Dance," co-written and produced by RedOne, into one of this year's hip-hop anthems as we chat with Wiz Khalifa about his No. 1 -- early 2011's "Black and Yellow." "Just to know that we can accomplish something like that with something that I made up in my head, feels great," the Pittsburgh rapper/actor said.

Wiz Khalifa's single, which peaked at No. 1 on Feb. 19, came naturally to the rapper. "When I did it, I knew it was catchy. It was the first thing that came to my head as soon as I heard the beat," he said. "I didn't take any time to try to go over it or do it over. I just went with the first thing that I was thinking of." "Black and Yellow" also became the Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl anthem since the song is an ode to the city's black and yellow colors.

Be sure to come back tomorrow (Dec. 10) for the next 1000 No. 1s video: Taio Cruz talks about his No. 1, "Break Your Heart."

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

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