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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1995, Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men Began a Record Run at No. 1

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

Nov. 27, 1993
Alabama roared to the top of Hot Country Songs with "Reckless," its 32nd No. 1 on the ranking. In 2011, the iconic act expanded its record for the most leaders among groups, as Brad Paisley's tribute track "Old Alabama," featuring Alabama, became the group's 33rd No. 1.

Nov. 28, 2009
Let's hear it for New York! Jay Z and Alicia Keys began a five-week command of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Empire State of Mind."

Nov. 29, 1969
The Beatles scored their 18th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, all in the '60s, with the iconic "Come Together." The sum remains the highest by any act in a decade on the Hot 100. The following year, The Beatles added their final two toppers, upping their total to a still-record 20 No. 1 hits.

Nov. 30, 1991
A landmark date in Billboard Hot 100 history: the chart adopted Nielsen Music data, allowing for a more accurate methodology than ever before. The first No. 1 on the revised ranking? P.M. Dawn's "Set Adrift on Memory Bliss" (which samples Spandau Ballet's 1983 top five ballad "True").

Dec. 1, 2012
A shining star: Rihanna collected her 12th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with "Diamonds." The song ushered in her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, Unapologetic.

Dec. 2, 1995
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men began what's now tied for the longest reign in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, as "One Sweet Day" spent its first of 16 weeks (or, 112 sweet days) atop the tally. Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, tied the mark with 16 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 this year.

Dec. 3, 1977
Just weeks after his death, Elvis Presley collected his record 80th, and last, top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit, as "My Way" rose 48-38 on its way to a No. 22 peak.