As part of Billboard's celebration of the 60th anniversary of our Hot 100 chart this week, we're taking a deeper look at some of the biggest artists and singles in the chart's history. Here, we revisit Janet Jackson, who finished at No. 7 in our all-time Hot 100 artist ranking.
Michael Jackson got a head start -- so why does Janet narrowly outrank him on the list of the top-performing artists in Hot 100 history? (She’s No. 7; he’s No. 8.) Michael boasts 13 No. 1s among his 30 top 10s, both higher sums than Janet’s respective totals of 10 and 27. (Michael’s numbers reflect only his solo career, not the four No. 1s, among 11 top 10s, that he earned as a member of The Jackson 5 and The Jacksons.)