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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2001, Alicia Keys’ ‘Fallin’ ‘ Rose to No. 1

Keys crowned the Hot 100 with her debut smash. Plus, remembering feats by Madonna, The Beatles, Eminem & Rihanna.

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

Aug. 15, 1992
Boyz II Men made their first of five trips to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, all in the ’90s, as “End of the Road” began a whopping 13-week command.

Aug. 16, 1986
Madonna got herself a present on her 28th birthday: her fourth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as “Papa Don’t Preach” rose 2-1. She has since upped her total to 12 career Hot 100 leaders.

Aug. 17, 2002
The bad news for Nelly: his “Hot in Herre” fell from No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after seven weeks. The good news for Nelly: his follow-up “Dilemma,” featuring Kelly Rowland, took over for the first of 10 weeks at No. 1.

Aug. 18, 2001
Alicia Keys made a grand entrance on the Billboard Hot 100, as her debut smash “Fallin’ ” began a six-week reign at No. 1.

Aug. 19, 1967
The Summer of Love’s quintessential theme song, the Beatles‘ “All You Need Is Love,” topped the Billboard Hot 100.

Aug. 20, 1977
With their first seven Billboard Hot 100 entries, beginning in 1963, The Emotions hadn’t charted higher than No. 39. On their eighth try, they zoomed to No. 1, for five weeks beginning on this date in 1977, with the disco classic “Best of My Love.” The group would add a second top 10 in the summer of 1979 with “Boogie Wonderland,” with Earth, Wind & Fire.

Aug. 21, 2010
Eminem notched his fourth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (of five), and featured vocalist Rihanna her seventh (of 14) with “Love the Way You Lie,” which spent its first of seven weeks at the summit.