With a devotion to music that started when she was just 5 years old, Beyoncé has never missed a step. The singer has dominated the Billboard charts for the entirety of her decades-long career, rightfully earning the nickname Queen B.
As the standout member of Destiny’s Child, Bey collected hit after hit as most kids her age were getting ready for prom. The R&B group earned a total of 14 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the first and only act to win artist of the year at the Billboard Music Awards two years in a row. Post-DC, Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” (with future husband Jay-Z), the debut single from her first solo album Dangerously in Love, spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 2003 and remains one of her biggest hits to date.
Years later, Mrs. Carter continues to earn chart-toppers both as a soloist and a duet partner to some of the world’s biggest stars as well as emerging artists (Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Megan Thee Stallion and J Balvin, to name a few). Her superstardom goes beyond being the Grammys’ most-nominated female artist of all time — she’s also now a business mogul, actress and activist. Already having achieved so much success, it’s safe to say the queen isn’t vacating her throne anytime soon.
To celebrate her triumphs, Billboard has rounded up her 30 biggest hits. The ranking is based on weekly performance on the Hot 100 (from its inception on Aug. 4, 1958, through April 16, 2022). Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at lower spots earning the least. Due to changes in chart methodology over the years, eras are weighted differently to account for chart turnover rates during various periods. Songs are ranked based on a formula blending performance, as outlined above.