Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
Sept. 12, 2009
Colbie Caillat's sophomore studio album Breakthrough was aptly titled: it debuted atop the Billboard 200 on this date seven years ago, marking her first (and so far only) leader on the list. The set features the five-week Adult Contemporary No. 1 "Fallin' for You."
Sept. 13, 1997
Mariah Carey coats the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in "Honey," her 12th No. 1 on the tally.
Sept. 14, 1974
Forty-two years later, he's still a free man. But, on this date in 1974, Eric Clapton topped the Billboard Hot 100 with his damning confession, "I Shot the Sheriff." Reggae icon Bob Marley wrote the song.
Sept. 15, 1990
Following their debut Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Hold On," Wilson Phillips returned to the top with "Release Me." In 2012, the trio reunited for a reality show (Still Holding On) and the covers album Dedicated, which became its highest-charting title on the Billboard 200 since 1992.
Sept. 16, 2000
Madonna scored her first Billboard Hot 100 since 1995 (and her 12th and most recent leader), as "Music" shimmied to the summit.
Sept. 17, 2005
Kanye West's "Gold Digger," featuring Jamie Foxx, spent its first of 10 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100. The track is the longest-leading of West's four No. 1s, and the longest-ruling of Foxx's two.
Sept. 18, 2010
Katy Perry took the title cut of her album Teenage Dream to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It's one of five No. 1s from the set, the only one by a woman ever to yield a quintet of leaders. The only other album to generate five Hot 100 No. 1s: Michael Jackson's Bad in 1987-88.