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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2006, Justin Timberlake Brought ‘SexyBack’ to No. 1

Nine years ago, he notched his first Hot 100 No. 1. Plus, remembering chart feats by Jon Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses & Mariah Carey.

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

Sept. 7, 1996
Alanis Morissette‘s Jagged Little Pill spent its 12th and final week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The same week, the set’s “You Learn” was peaking at No. 3 on the Adult Pop Songs chart.

Sept. 8, 1990
Twenty-five years ago today, Jon Bon Jovi scored his lone solo Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, “Blaze of Glory,” from the film Young Guns II. It was his fifth No. 1 overall, following four in 1986-89 fronting Bon Jovi.

Sept.  9, 2006
He brought sexy back. He also brought “SexyBack” to No. 1! Nine years ago today, Justin Timberlake tallied his first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1.

Sept. 10, 1988
Two notable chart milestones: responding to the explosion of modern rock and college radio, Billboard launches the Alternative Songs chart. Such format staples as Patti Smith, Debbie Harry and INXS inhabit the maiden ranking. Meanwhile, the Billboard Hot 100 boasts its own big news, as Guns N’ Roses rise to No. 1 with the hair band classic “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”

Sept. 11, 2001
We will always remember.

Sept. 12, 1987
Powered by Los Lobos‘ Billboard Hot 100-topping title cut, the soundtrack from the Ritchie Valens hit biopic La Bamba rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Sept. 13, 1997
Mariah Carey coats the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in “Honey,” her 12th No. 1 on the list.