This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1997, Jewel Was 'Meant For' No. 1
Eighteen years ago, the singer-songwriter reigned among the Lilith Fair boom. Plus, remembering chart feats by Mariah Carey, ABBA and Lady Gaga.
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).
April 7, 2001
Rap-rockers Crazy Town soared to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Butterfly." The song had earlier topped Alternative Songs for two weeks.
April 8, 2006
It was actually a good thing Daniel Powter had a "Bad Day": his song, as featured on Fox's American Idol in 2006, rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 nine years ago today.
April 9, 1977
ABBA's dancefloor and karaoke classic "Dancing Queen" crowned the Billboard Hot 100 on this date 38 years ago.
April 10, 1999
TLC scored its third of four Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, as "No Scrubs" reached No. 1.
April 11, 2009
Six years ago today, "Poker Face" dealt Lady Gaga her second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1. Debut smash "Just Dance" had led for three weeks that January.
April 12, 1997
As the gentle folk sounds of the Lilith Fair era reigned, from the likes of festival founder Sarah McLachlan, Lisa Loeb, Indigo Girls and more, Jewel topped Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart with "You Were Meant for Me." Follow-up "Foolish Games" would likewise lead the list that October.