This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2000, *NSYNC's 'It's Gonna Be Me' Topped the Hot 100

'N Sync photographed in 2001.
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'N Sync photographed in 2001. 

The Y2K classic is the group's only Hot 100 leader.

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

July 24, 1993
UB40 sent its reggae-spiced cover of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song, from the Sharon Stone movie Sliver, would reign for seven weeks.

July 25, 1981
Yacht rock ruled, as Air Supply crowned the Billboard Hot 100 with "The One That You Love." Although it's the Australian duo's sole No. 1, the pair arrived with seven consecutive top five smashes in 1980-82.

July 26, 1975
Van McCoy's "The Hustle" rolled to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song won the Grammy Award for best pop instrumental performance in 1976, despite the inclusion of a simple spoken command: "Do the hustle!"

July 27, 2013
JAY-Z debuted atop the Billboard 200 with Magna Carta… Holy Grail, marking his 13th No. 1. With 4:44 having now led the list for two weeks running, he's upped his total to 14 No. 1s, the most among solo acts and second-most overall after The Beatles (19).

July 28, 2007
Ten years ago today, Plain White T's strummed their way to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their sing-along ballad "Hey There Delilah."

July 29, 2000
*NSYNC – Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass – began a two-week stay at the Billboard Hot 100 summit with "It's Gonna Be Me," the only No. 1 of the boy band's six top 10s.

July 30, 1988
After making his name in the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic and Blind Faith, Steve Winwood had forged a successful solo run on the Billboard Hot 100 beginning in 1981 with the No. 7-peaking "While You See a Chance." After reigning for a week in 1986 with "Higher Love," he returned to No. 1 on this date in 1988, as the Motown-flavored "Roll With It" began a four-week command.


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