This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1999, Jennifer Lopez Felt the 'Love' at No. 1
The diva dominated the Hot 100 in her first chart appearance. Plus, remembering feats by Eminem, Rihanna, Lady Gaga & more.
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
June 6, 1998
And so the battle began: Brandy and Monica spent their first of 13 weeks sparring atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Boy Is Mine." On the same date, the combative collab began its eight-week command on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
June 7, 1975
Truly fantastic! Elton John's Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy became the first album ever to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
June 8, 2002
The Eminem Show premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album spun off the Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 smash "Without Me."
June 9, 2007
Nine years ago today, Rihanna's "Umbrella," featuring Jay-Z, led the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of seven weeks.
June 10, 1989
Adding a splash of reggae, Howard Jones jumped to No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart with "Everlasting Love" (also a top 15 Billboard Hot 100 hit). He scored his first AC No. 1 30 years ago this month with ballad "No One Is to Blame." Meanwhile, another of his signature songs, 1985's top five Hot 100 hit "Things Can Only Get Better," returned and soared to the top 10 on the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart in 2013, thanks to added production by Cedric Gervais.
June 11, 2011
Five years ago today, Little Monsters rejoiced, as Lady Gaga's Born This Way bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The set has sold 2.4 million copies to date, according to Nielsen Music.
June 12, 1999
Latin pop went mainstream 17 years ago. After Ricky Martin spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Livin' La Vida Loca," Jennifer Lopez dethroned him, as "If You Had My Love," her first Hot 100 hit, began its own five-week command. To date, Lopez has notched 30 Hot 100 entries, including four total No. 1s.