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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2016, Justin Bieber's 'Sorry' Jumped to No. 1 on the Hot 100

Justin Bieber performs on stage during his 'Purpose' tour at Madison Square Garden on July 19, 2016 in New York City.
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Justin Bieber performs on stage during his 'Purpose' tour at Madison Square Garden on July 19, 2016 in New York City. 

The song led after eight weeks at No. 2. Plus, remembering feats by Celine Dion, Sting & Stevie Wonder.

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

Jan. 22, 1994
Playing off the movie The Three Musketeers, the trio of Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting tripled up atop the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of, fittingly, three weeks, with the film's hit single "All for Love."

Jan. 23, 2016
Flashing all the way back … two years: Justin Bieber earned his second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Sorry" spent its first of three weeks on top. With its eight total weeks at No. 2 before hitting No. 1 on the Hot 100, "Sorry" tied for the most weeks spent at the runner-up spot before reaching the top. OutKast's "The Way You Move," featuring Sleepy Brown, also waited at No. 2 for eight frames, all in-a-row, in 2003-04.

Jan. 24, 1998
As the movie reigned at the box office, the Titanic soundtrack began its 16-week Billboard 200 rule. The set and the title it replaced at No. 1, Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love, both include the film's signature ballad, "My Heart Will Go On."

Jan. 25, 1992
Color Me Badd collected its second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "All 4 Love" followed prior single "I Adore Mi Amor" to the top.

Jan. 26, 1991
Sting crowned Alternative Songs with the first single from his album The Soul Cages, as "All This Time" hit No. 1.

Jan. 27, 1973
Powered by its iconic clavinet riff, Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" danced to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It became his second leader and first since his debut hit "Fingertips – Pt 2" ruled almost 10 years earlier.

Jan. 28, 1984
The Queen of Pop's reign was underway, as Madonna's first Billboard Hot 100 entry, "Holiday," peaked at No. 16 (for the first of two weeks). To date, Madonna has tallied 57 Hot 100 hits, including 38 top 10s, the most of any artist all-time.