This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2003, Christina Aguilera Topped Pop Songs With 'Beautiful'
Plus, remembering feats by The Weeknd, The Beatles & Garth Brooks.
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
Jan. 7, 2017
The Weeknd earned his third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with "Starboy." Featured act Daft Punk landed its first leader, after previously reaching No. 2 with "Get Lucky," featuring Pharrell Williams, in 2013. The Weeknd and Daft Punk added another top five: "Starboy" follow-up "I Feel It Coming" hit No. 4 in April 2017.
Jan. 8, 1966
The Beatles notched the 11th of their record 20 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s with "We Can Work It Out."
Jan. 9, 1988
Whitney Houston danced to her sixth of a record seven consecutive Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, as "So Emotional" rose 2-1.
Jan. 10, 1998
Usher spent his first week at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with My Way. To date, his five leaders on the list have reigned for a cumulative 25 weeks.
Jan. 11, 2003
Christina Aguilera began a four-week reign on the Pop Songs chart with her empowerment anthem "Beautiful."
Jan. 12, 1991
Garth Brooks took over atop Hot Country Songs with ballad "Unanswered Prayers." All four singles from parent album No Fences topped the tally; "Prayers" followed "Friends in Low Places," while "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House" and "The Thunder Rolls" became the set's third and fourth leaders, respectively.
Jan. 13, 1990
We were all a part of it: Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" conquered the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.