Plus, remembering feats by The Beach Boys, Dixie Chicks & Prince.
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
Nov. 5, 1988
After having not led the Billboard Hot 100 since 1966, with "Good Vibrations," The Beach Boys returned to No. 1 with "Kokomo," from the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise hit Cocktail.
Nov. 6, 1993
In true Pearl Jam fashion, the band's second studio album, Vs., arrived as a revolt against its predecessor, Ten, which has sold 10.4 million copies in the U.S. to date, according to Nielsen Music. In addition to declining to produce any videos to promote Vs., the band opted for a less-polished, more aggressive sound, pairing with producer Brendan O'Brien rather than Ten producer Rick Parashar. But the appetite for new Pearl Jam music remained voracious, and Vs. debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has sold 6.1 million.