This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2003, 50 Cent's 'Club' Climbed to No. 1

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50 Cent during 2005 Spike TV Video Game Awards at Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, California, United States.

Thirteen years ago, the rapper ruled the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by Britney Spears, Janet Jackson & Ace of Base.

Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.

March 7, 2009

Britney Spears scored her fifth Pop Songs No. 1, as "Circus" jumped 3-1. She's since added her sixth, and most recent, leader, "I Wanna Go," in 2011.

March 8, 2003

50 Cent starts a nine-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100 with "In Da Club," the rapper's first of four No. 1s.

March 9, 1985

Slow dance time: Rockers REO Speedwagon began a three-week command of the Billboard Hot 100 with their love song "Can't Fight This Feeling."

March 10, 1990

Janet Jackson scored her sixth of 15 career No. 1s on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Escapade" ascended 2-1 (and held atop the Billboard Hot 100). Since she first reigned with "What Have You Done for Me Lately" on the March 22, 1986, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, her 15 leaders are tied for the most among all acts, with Drake.

March 11, 2000

Lonestar became the first act to lead the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Country Songs charts simultaneously with different songs: "Amazed" crowned the Hot 100 for a second week and "Smile" rose to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs.

March 12, 1994

After peaking at No. 2 with its debut hit "All That She Wants," Sweden's Ace of Base spends its first of six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with its '90s pop classic "The Sign."

March 13, 1976

The 4 Seasons top the Billboard Hot 100 with "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)." In 1994, a remixed version of the song rose to No. 14.


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