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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1997, Jewel Was ‘Meant for’ No. 1

Her lost-love song ruled the Pop Songs chart 20 years ago. Plus, remembering feats by TLC, Lady Gaga & USA for Africa.

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

April 10, 1999
TLC scored its third of four Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, as “No Scrubs” reached No. 1.

April 11, 2009
“Poker Face” dealt Lady Gaga her second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1. Debut smash “Just Dance” (featuring Colby O’Donis) had led for three weeks that January.

April 12, 1997
As the gentle folk sounds of the Lilith Fair era reigned, Jewel topped Billboard‘s Pop Songs radio airplay chart with “You Were Meant for Me.” Follow-up “Foolish Games” would likewise lead the list that October.

April 13, 1985
The landmark teaming of 43 artists, billed as USA for Africa, helped “We Are the World” not only reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 (for four weeks), but it also has reportedly raised more than $100 million for humanitarian aid in Africa and the U.S.

April 14, 2001
Janet Jackson jumped to her 10th and most recent Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with “All for You.”

April 15, 1995
Montell Jordan‘s explanatory jam “This Is How We Do It” began its seven-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

April 16, 2016
Just a year ago today, Selena Gomez earned her third No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart, all consecutively from her album Revival, with “Hands to Myself.” The song followed “Good for You” (featuring A$AP Rocky) and “Same Old Love” to the top. Gomez is currently scaling the list’s top 10 with her Kygo collab “It Ain’t Me.”

This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1997, Jewel Was ‘Meant For’ No. 1

Eighteen years ago, the singer-songwriter reigned among the Lilith Fair boom. Plus, remembering chart feats by Mariah Carey, ABBA and Lady Gaga.

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

April 6, 1991
A week of several notable debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 on this date 24 years ago: Mariah Carey launched at No. 50 with "I Don't Wanna Cry," which would go on to become the fourth No. 1 from her debut self-titled album. Also new: R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion" (No. 73), Black Box's "Strike It Up" (No. 87) and Color Me Badd's first Hot 100 hit, "I Wanna Sex You Up" (No. 88).

April 7, 2001
Rap-rockers Crazy Town soared to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Butterfly." The song had earlier topped Alternative Songs for two weeks.

April 8, 2006
It was actually a good thing Daniel Powter had a "Bad Day": his song, as featured on Fox's American Idol in 2006, rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 nine years ago today.
 

April 9, 1977
ABBA's dancefloor and karaoke classic "Dancing Queen" crowned the Billboard Hot 100 on this date 38 years ago.

April 10, 1999
TLC scored its third of four Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, as "No Scrubs" reached No. 1.

April 11, 2009
Six years ago today, "Poker Face" dealt Lady Gaga her second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1. Debut smash "Just Dance" had led for three weeks that January.
 

April 12, 1997
As the gentle folk sounds of the Lilith Fair era reigned, from the likes of festival founder Sarah McLachlan, Lisa Loeb, Indigo Girls and more, Jewel topped Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart with "You Were Meant for Me." Follow-up "Foolish Games" would likewise lead the list that October.