The Biggest & Brightest Acts Over Billboard's 125 Years: Fun Facts About Mariah, The Beatles & More of Our Top 125

Mariah Carey, 2018 American Music Awards
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Mariah Carey performs onstage during the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Oct. 9, 2018 in Los Angeles. 

The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast counts down our all-time top 10 while sharing stats about Taylor Swift, Elton John, Madonna & more.

As we celebrate Billboard’s 125th anniversary this month, we’ve unveiled, for the first time ever, the top 125 artists of all-time on our charts! From The Beatles to Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift to The Beach Boys, and Elton John to John Denver, we’ve ranked the biggest acts ever, by performance on our two signature albums and songs charts: the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100.    

On the latest episode of the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), we dive into a discussion about some amazing fun facts and statistics about the acts in our all-time top 125 artists ranking … and we’ll count down the top 10 acts one-by-one. And, you might be surprised where some of your favorite acts end up on the tally!


Who has the record for the most No. 1s on the Hot 100 songs chart? What about the most No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart? How about the most top 10s on the Hot 100? Who is the highest-ranking act with the youngest chart history? All those fun facts, and more, will be revealed on the new Pop Shop Podcast.

The Billboard Pop Shop Podcast is your one-stop shop for all things pop on Billboard's weekly charts. You can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music, and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard's senior director of charts Keith Caulfield and deputy editor, digital Katie Atkinson every week on the podcast, which can be streamed on or downloaded in Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider. (Click here to listen to the previous edition of the show on


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