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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2007, Fergie’s ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ Hit No. 1 on the Hot 100

Plus, remembering feats by Destiny's Child, Hilary Duff & The Beatles.

Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.

Sept. 2, 2000
Destiny’s Child earned its first of two Pop Songs No. 1s with “Jumpin’, Jumpin’.” The trio led again with “Independent Women Part 1” beginning in December 2000.

Sept. 3, 2005
Hilary Duff notched her second, and most recent, Billboard 200 No. 1, as Most Wanted lived up to its title, debuting at the summit. The set followed 2003’s Metamorphosis to the top.

Sept. 4, 1965
The Beatles banked their ninth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, of their record 20, with “Help!”


Sept. 5, 1998
Almost 25 years after its first appearance on the list, Aerosmith rocked its first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with ballad “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.” Of its prior 26 entries, the Boston band had notched six top 10s, peaking as high as No. 3 with fellow love song “Angel” in 1988.

Sept. 6, 1980
Diana Ross reigned supreme on the Billboard Hot 100, as “Upside Down” danced to the summit. After scoring 12 No.1s with The Supremes in 1964-69, she scored six as a soloist in 1970-81.

Sept. 7, 1985
John Parr‘s ’80s classic, and soundtrack smash, “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)” wheeled to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Sept. 8, 2007
Then on break from The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie crowned the Billboard Hot 100 solo with her ballad “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” from her debut solo album, The Dutchess.