Feb. 26, 2011: Lady Gaga Lands The Hot 100's 1,000th No. 1 With 'Born This Way'
Two years ago today, Lady Gaga made Hot 100 history. The "Glee" cast did, too.
A chart flashback to 2011: Making a grand entrance at No. 1, Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" became the Billboard Hot 100's landmark 1,000th No. 1 two years ago today. The anthem of empowerment would reign for six weeks total.
"Born" became Gaga's third, and most recent, Hot 100 leader, following her first two entries, "Just Dance," featuring Colby O'Donis (three weeks at No. 1), and "Poker Face" (one) in 2009. Twenty-three more songs have crowned the Hot 100 since "Born," with current champ Baauer's "Harlem Shake" the chart's 1,023rd No. 1 dating to the list's Aug. 4, 1958, inception. (The first? Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool.")
The same historic week that Gaga ascended to No. 1 with "Born," the "Glee" cast passed Elvis Presley for the most Hot 100 chart hits. To date, the Fox TV troupe has charted a record 206 entries. Lil Wayne has likewise since moved past the King, upping his tally to 112 Hot 100 visits. Presley (whose career predated the Hot 100's launch) ranks third with 108 appearances.