This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2006 & 2008, Beyonce Bounded to No. 1 With 'Irreplaceable' & 'Single Ladies'
Plus, remembering feats by P!nk, George Michael & Marvin Gaye.
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
Dec. 11, 2010
P!nk was the toast of the Billboard Hot 100, as her "Raise Your Glass" rose to No. 1.
Dec. 12, 1987
George Michael began a four-week command atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Faith." The song went on to become Billboard's top hit of all of 1988.
Dec. 13, 2008
Beyonce coined her phrase aimed at pushing guys' cold feet toward the altar, and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" spent its first of four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. (Keep reading, #beyhive.)
Dec. 14, 1968
Marvin Gaye's longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 hit, the iconic "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," tallied its first of seven weeks at No. 1.
Dec. 15, 2001
Usher earned the third of his nine Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s to date, "U Got It Bad." The song reigned for six total weeks.
Dec. 16, 2006
More Beyonce: The diva began her longest solo Billboard Hot 100 reign, as "Irreplaceable" spent its first of 10 weeks at No. 1. She bested her nine-week command with "Baby Boy" in 2003. (As part of Destiny's Child, Beyonce ruled for 11 weeks with "Independent Women Part I" in 2000-01.)
Dec. 17, 1988
Boy Meets Girl hit No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart with "Waiting for a Star to Fall." The then-married couple of George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam had previously crowned the Billboard Hot 100 as the writers (with Narada Michael Walden) of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know" in 1986.