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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2003, 50 Cent’s ‘Club’ Bounced to No. 1 on the Hot 100

Fourteen years ago, the rapper partied to his first leader. Plus, remembering feats by Britney Spears, Debbie Gibson & Rick Astley.

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

March 6, 1965
An all-time classic reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100: The Temptations‘ “My Girl.” The legendary act just earned the honor of No. 1 artist in Billboard‘s recap of the top all-time R&B/hip-hop acts. Check out Billboard‘s greatest of all time artist, album and song rankings.

March 7, 2009
Britney Spears scored her fifth Pop Songs No. 1, as “Circus” jumped 3-1. She since added her sixth, and most recent leader, “I Wanna Go,” in 2011.

March 8, 2003
50 Cent began a nine-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100 with “In Da Club,” the rapper’s first of four No. 1s.

March 9, 1985
Before Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” … Rockers REO Speedwagon began a three-week command of the Billboard Hot 100 with their love song “Can’t Fight This Feeling.”

March 10, 2007
10 years ago: rapper Mims gave us a physics lesson with “This Is Why I’m Hot.” Or, maybe he was just bragging. Either way, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 on this date in 2007.

March 11, 1989
Debbie Gibson crowned the Billboard 200 as Electric Youth surged 3-1 for its first of five weeks on top. At the same time, lead single “Lost in Your Eyes” ruled the Billboard Hot 100 for its second of three weeks at No. 1. The set would also spin off top 20 Hot 100 hits in the title track and “No More Rhyme.”

March 12, 1988
We’re rick-rolling you … but we’re also giving you advance notice! Rick Astley topped the Billboard Hot 100 with his debut U.S. single, “Never Gonna Give You Up.” In 2016, Astley returned with his album 50, which topped the July 2-dated Official UK Albums chart.

This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2003, 50 Cent’s ‘Club’ Climbed to No. 1

Thirteen years ago, the rapper ruled the Hot 100. Plus, remembering chart feats by Britney Spears, Janet Jackson & Ace of Base.

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

March 7, 2009

Britney Spears scored her fifth Pop Songs No. 1, as "Circus" jumped 3-1. She's since added her sixth, and most recent, leader, "I Wanna Go," in 2011.

March 8, 2003

50 Cent starts a nine-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100 with "In Da Club," the rapper's first of four No. 1s.

March 9, 1985

Slow dance time: Rockers REO Speedwagon began a three-week command of the Billboard Hot 100 with their love song "Can't Fight This Feeling."

March 10, 1990

Janet Jackson scored her sixth of 15 career No. 1s on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, as "Escapade" ascended 2-1 (and held atop the Billboard Hot 100). Since she first reigned with "What Have You Done for Me Lately" on the March 22, 1986, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, her 15 leaders are tied for the most among all acts, with Drake.

March 11, 2000

Lonestar became the first act to lead the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Country Songs charts simultaneously with different songs: "Amazed" crowned the Hot 100 for a second week and "Smile" rose to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs.

March 12, 1994

After peaking at No. 2 with its debut hit "All That She Wants," Sweden's Ace of Base spends its first of six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with its '90s pop classic "The Sign."

March 13, 1976

The 4 Seasons top the Billboard Hot 100 with "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)." In 1994, a remixed version of the song rose to No. 14.