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Billboard Hot 100 celebrates its 55th anniversary!

In the course of charting over a half-century of music, the Billboard Hot 100 - which now celebrates its 55th anniversary - has seen some songs transform into hits, but it has also chronicled major chart feats. Billboard delved into the Hot 100's rich history to take a look, by the numbers, at the chart's Top 100 artists, the artists with the most Hot 100 No. 1's and top tens, the artists with the most overall Hot 100 hits, the biggest No. 2 hits, and more. Madonna was high on these lists:

Hot 100: Top 100 Artists

1 The Beatles
2 Madonna
3 Elton John
4 Elvis Presley
5 Mariah Carey
6 Stevie Wonder
7 Janet Jackson
8 Michael Jackson
9 Whitney Houston
10 The Rolling Stones

Hot 100: Most No. 1s By Artist
The all-time list of the artists with the most Hot 100 No. 1 hits.

The Beatles 20
Mariah Carey 18
Michael Jackson 13
Madonna 12
Rihanna 12
The Supremes 12
Whitney Houston 11
Janet Jackson 10
Stevie Wonder 10

Most Top 10 Hits By Artist
The artists with the most top 10 hits on the Hot 100.

Madonna 38
The Beatles 34
Michael Jackson 28
Stevie Wonder 28
Mariah Carey 27
Janet Jackson 27
Elton John 27
Elvis Presley 25
Rihanna 24

Most Weeks at No. 1 By Artist
A ranking of the artists who have spent the most weeks at the Hot 100's pole position.

Mariah Carey 79
The Beatles 59
Boyz II Men 50
Rihanna 47
Usher 47
Michael Jackson 37
Beyonce 36
Elton John 34
Janet Jackson 33
Madonna 32



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everything Rihanna does turns to gold but it's just forgettable, manufactured fluff. her luck will run out.

Lucy Mitcham

For me, the list was ruined by screechy Mariah's Scary!


#1 solo artist ever is madonna
Poor mariah the truth is out


The name Rihanna ruined the lists for me.

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