This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2000, 'Oops!,' Britney Spears Hit No. 1 'Again'

Britney Spears on the cover of Oops!...I Did It Again.
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Britney Spears on the cover of Oops!...I Did It Again.

Spears followed "…Baby One More Time" with a second Billboard 200-topping album. Plus, remembering two milestone chart feats by Mariah Carey & more.

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

May 30, 1964
A flashback to the Fab Four's pure-pop days: the Beatles scored their fourth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (of a record 20) with the bouncy, fun "Love Me Do."

May 31, 1980
Lipps, Inc. mixed music with real estate advice to great effect, as the disco act began a four-week residence atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Funkytown."

June 1, 1991
Twenty-five years ago today: Color Me Badd topped Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs on its first try with "I Wanna Sex You Up," from the hit film (and its soundtrack) New Jack City. The act would rule again with its follow-up, "I Adore Mi Amor" (which would become its first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100), that September.

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June 2, 1990
The Mariah Carey era began on Billboard charts. The then-20-year-old newcomer made her chart entrance with debut single "Vision of Love," which debuted at No. 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 85 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It would eventually lead both rankings. On the Hot 100, the ballad became Carey's first of 18 No. 1s, the most among all soloists (and second only to the Beatles' 20).

June 3, 2000
No sophomore slump for then-18-year-old Britney Spears: she scored her second Billboard 200 No. 1 album when her second set, Oops!...I Did It Again, bowed at the pinnacle. Her debut LP, …Baby One More Time, had ruled for six weeks in 1999. Starting with 1.3 million sold in is first week, according to Nielsen Music, Oops! held the record for the most sales in a week for an album by a female artist (since Nielsen began tracking U.S. sales in 1991) for more than 15 years, until Adele's 25 rocketed in with a record (among all acts) 3.38 million in November.

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June 4, 2005
More Mariah: "We Belong Together" ascended 2-1 for its first of 14 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100. The song would ultimately reign as the No. 1 hit of the year on the 2005 year-end Hot 100.

June 5, 1993
Toby Keith's debut hit "Should've Been a Cowboy" galloped to No. 1 for its first of two weeks at the summit on Hot Country Songs. Keith has charted 20 total No. 1s, most recently with "Made in America" in 2011.

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