The singer became the first to top the Hot 100 in the '80s, '90s and '00s, with 18 charting hits altogether.

On Aug. 26, 2000, Janet Jackson claimed her ninth No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Doesn't Really Matter" and became the first artist to summit the chart in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, with a brand of street pop that was sexually confident and socially aware. (Madonna would match the feat just three weeks later when "Music" knocked Jackson from the top spot.)

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