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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1999, TLC’s ‘No Scrubs’ Topped the Hot 100

Plus, remembering feats by Lady Gaga, Jewel & USA for Africa.

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

April 9, 1988
30 years ago: Billy Ocean motored to his third and last Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with “Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car.”

April 10, 1999
TLC scored its third of four Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, as its classic “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 strumming 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” reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for its first of four weeks at No. 1. More importantly, the song has reportedly helped 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.