This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2005, Mariah Carey Returned to No. 1 With 'We Belong Together'
Plus, remembering feats by Britney Spears, Taylor Swift & Rihanna.
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
June 3, 2000
No sophomore slump for Britney Spears, who scored her second Billboard 200 No. 1 album when her second set, Oops!...I Did It Again, bowed at the summit. Starting with 1.3 million sold in is first week, according to Nielsen Music, the LP held the record for the most sales in a week for an album by a female artist (since Nielsen began tracking U.S. sales in 1991) for over 15 years, until Adele's 25 rocketed in with a record (among all acts) 3.38 million in November 2015.
June 4, 2005
Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" ascended 2-1 for its first of 14 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100, marking her 16th No. 1 and first since 2000. The song would also reign as the top title on the 2005 year-end Hot 100.
June 5, 1993
Janet Jackson's album janet. launched atop the Billboard 200, arriving as her third of seven No. 1 sets to date.
June 6, 2015
Following the premiere of its official video at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" blasted 53-1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song became her third of five leaders, while featured artist Kendrick Lamar landed his first of two so far.
June 7, 1975
Truly fantastic! Elton John's Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy became the first album ever to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
June 8, 2002
The Eminem Show premiered at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album spun off the Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 smash "Without Me."
June 9, 2007
Rihanna's "Umbrella," featuring JAY-Z, led the Billboard Hot 100 for its first of seven weeks, becoming Rihanna's second of 14 No. 1s and JAY-Z's third of four.