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Debbie Reynolds' History on the Billboard Charts

Debbie Reynolds -- the star of Singin' in the Rain who died Wednesday (Dec. 28) at age 84, just one day after losing her daughter Carrie Fisher -- forged a notable run on Billboard's songs and albums charts starting in the early 1950s.

In 1951, her first hit song, "Aba Daba Honeymoon," with Carleton Carpenter, rose to No. 3 on the Best-Selling Pop Singles ranking. The song was released alongside the movie Two Weeks With Love, starring Reynolds and Carpenter.

In 1957, Reynolds' highest-charting hit "Tammy" ruled the Top 100 chart for five weeks. (The tally predated the Billboard Hot 100, which would launch the following year.) The song accompanied the film Tammy and the Bachelor, also starring Reynolds.

In early 1958, Reynolds reached No. 20 on the Most Played by Jockeys chart with "A Very Special Love." She then scored two entries on the Hot 100, both in 1960: "Am I That Easy to Forget" (No. 25) and "City Lights" (No. 55).

Reynolds also achieved two entries on the Billboard 200 albums chart: The Singing Nun (No. 23, 1966) and Do It Debbie's Way (No. 182, 1984).