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Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
April 6, 1991
A week of several notable debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 on this date 24 years ago: Mariah Carey launched at No. 50 with "I Don't Wanna Cry," which would go on to become the fourth No. 1 from her debut self-titled album. Also new: R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" (No. 73), Black Box's "Strike It Up" (No. 87) and Color Me Badd's first Hot 100 hit, "I Wanna Sex You Up" (No. 88).