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This Week in Billboard Chart History: 20 Years Ago, Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men Wrapped Their Record Reign

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

March 14, 1992
TLC's debut album Ooooooohhh…On the TLC Tip entered the Billboard 200 at No. 105, kicking off more than a decade of dominance for the trio on multiple pop and R&B charts. The set would reach No. 14 in a 73-week run and has sold 2.6 million copies in the U.S. to date, according to Nielsen Music. It generated three Billboard Hot 100 top 10 smashes in 1992: "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" (No. 6), "Baby-Baby-Baby" (No. 2) and "What About Your Friends" (No. 7).

March 15, 2008
Carrie Underwood tops Hot Country Songs with "All-American Girl," her fifth of 14 career No. 1s to date.

March 16, 1996
A record week for Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men 20 years ago: Their "One Sweet Day" spends its 16th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, wrapping the longest reign by any song in the chart's history.

March 17, 1990
Wilson Phillips made its chart debut, as "Hold On" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 74. It would top the June 9, 1990, tally and become the No. 1 song of the year, and the trio's first of three No. 1s. "I have my Billboard magazine laminated plaques on the wall of 'Hold On,' 'Release Me' and 'You're in Love,' our No. 1 records," Carnie Wilson told Billboard in 2012. "Honestly, I walk by every single day and I practically want to kiss them."

March 18, 1967
The Beatles score their first of three Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s in 1967, as "Penny Lane" strolls to the top. "All You Need Is Love" and "Hello Goodbye" would also reign before the end of the year.

March 19, 1988
Belinda Carlisle's "I Get Weak" rose to its No. 2 Billboard Hot 100 peak. It marked her third visit to the top two: as part of the Go-Go's, she reached No. 2 in in 1982 with "We Got the Beat." In 1987, she topped the chart with her own "Heaven Is a Place on Earth."

March 20, 1982
We loved it, too! Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' "I Love Rock 'N Roll" began a seven-week command of the Billboard Hot 100 34 years ago today.

This Week in Billboard Chart History: 20 Years Ago, Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men Began a Record Reign

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

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: Three years ago today, Rihanna collected her 12th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with “Diamonds.”

Dec. 2, 1995

Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men begin the longest reign in the 57-year history of the Billboard Hot 100, as “One Sweet Day” spends its first of 16 weeks (or, 112 sweet days) atop the tally.

Dec. 3, 1977

Just weeks after his death, Elvis Presley collects his record 80th, and last, top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hit, as “My Way” rises 48-38 on its way to a No. 22 peak.

Dec. 4, 1993

Pearl Jam tallied its first Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1, as “Daughter” spent its first of eight weeks at the chart’s summit.

Dec. 5, 1998

Another notable date in the Billboard Hot 100’s archives: with many radio hits no longer released as commercially-available singles (as labels wanted consumers to purchase full albums), Billboard allows such songs, as well as album tracks, to chart on the Hot 100 for the first time. Among hits that appeared on the list thanks to the change: R. Kelly and Celine Dion‘s “I’m Your Angel,” at No. 1; Shania Twain‘s “From This Moment On” (No. 5); and Goo Goo Dolls‘ “Iris” (No. 9).

Dec. 6, 1969

Long before it became a derisive stadium chant aimed at losing visiting teams, Steam‘s “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” crowned the Billboard Hot 100. The song started a two-week rule 46 years ago today.