Nielsen SoundScan measures U. Nielsen BDS tracks U. Both systems power many of the Billboard charts. For , sales of albums and track equivalents are down slightly at Genres: Albums and tracks may appear in more than one genre. Album genres are based on billboard chart eligibility and can differ from the track genre methodology. Not all genres are included in the above tables. Nielsen Holdings N. NYSE: NLSN is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties.
Subscriber Account active since. In the history of modern music rankings, only a handful of songs have ever debuted at No. The Hot is widely considered the definitive all-genre singles chart in the US. Although it was officially launched in , Billboard began using modern airplay and sales data in — allowing for more time-sensitive calculations and accurate rankings. Moreover, Billboard began incorporating digital sales data in and YouTube data in The chart methodology is updated at least once a year , to reflect rapidly evolving listening trends. Although more than 1, songs have reached the coveted No. Only 42 songs in history have achieved the rare feat. Keep scrolling for the complete list, in chronological order. It was the lead single from Carey's fifth studio album "Daydream.
2. "Fantasy" by Mariah Carey
A year of singles has come and gone, but when it came time for the Billboard. These 20 tunes cover the gamut from hip-hop Nas, G. The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard. To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement. Don't show again. We're still waiting for that fourth full-length, but this whiz-bang one-off single almost made us forget the Super Bowl debacle And yes, hair flips get us overwhelmed, too. Look out for Sky Ferreira. Ocean landed on this list last year with "Novacane," but the first song on "Channel Orange" switched up the tempo by featuring soaring falsetto in between white lies told to an object of his affection. Kimbra Sure, the words "Peter" and "Gabriel" will always be cynically tied to this unexpected No.
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