This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2012, Newborn Blue Ivy Cooed Her Way to a Record

Four years ago, Beyonce and Jay Z's days-old daughter made chart history. Plus, remembering chart feats by Michael Jackson, Celine Dion & more.

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

Jan. 18, 1975

The hit that inspired Barry-oke: Barry Manilow's debut Billboard Hot 100 entry "Mandy" became his first No. 1.

Jan. 19, 1980

Michael Jackson crowns the Billboard Hot 100 with "Rock With You." The song marks his first of nine No. 1s in the '80s, the most of any artist in the decade.

Jan. 20, 1990

Two decades into his career, Rod Stewart scored his first Adult Contemporary No. 1 at last. On this date 25 years ago, "Downtown Train" chugged to the top of the chart.

Jan. 21, 2012

Days-old Blue Ivy Carter makes Billboard chart history, receiving featured credit on dad Jay-Z's "Glory." As the song, featuring her cooing, debuts on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 74, she becomes the youngest person ever to appear on a Billboard chart.

Jan. 22, 1994

Playing off the movie "The Three Musketeers," Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting share the Billboard Hot 100's top spot for the first of three weeks, fending off all competitors with the film's hit single "All for Love."

Jan. 23, 1988

More MJ: Michael Jackson scored his third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 from Bad, as "The Way You Make Me Feel" reached the summit. The song became one of five No. 1s from the album, the only set by a male to produce a quintet of Hot 100 leaders. (Katy Perry would tie the mark with five toppers from Teenage Dream in 2010-11.)

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."


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