This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1997, Jewel Was 'Meant for' No. 1
Her lost-love song ruled the Pop Songs chart 20 years ago. Plus, remembering feats by TLC, Lady Gaga & USA for Africa.
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
April 11, 2009
"Poker Face" dealt Lady Gaga her second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1. Debut smash "Just Dance" (featuring Colby O'Donis) had led for three weeks that January.
April 12, 1997
As the gentle folk sounds of the Lilith Fair era reigned, 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.
April 13, 1985
The landmark teaming of 43 artists, billed as USA for Africa, helped "We Are the World" not only reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 (for four weeks), but it also has reportedly raised more than $100 million for humanitarian aid in Africa and the U.S.
April 14, 2001
Janet Jackson jumped to her 10th and most recent Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with "All for You."
April 15, 1995
Montell Jordan's explanatory jam "This Is How We Do It" began its seven-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
April 16, 2016
Just a year ago today, Selena Gomez earned her third No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart, all consecutively from her album Revival, with "Hands to Myself." The song followed "Good for You" (featuring A$AP Rocky) and "Same Old Love" to the top. Gomez is currently scaling the list's top 10 with her Kygo collab "It Ain't Me."