Artists With the Most No. 1 Songs on the Hot 100, From The Beatles to Rihanna & More


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Over 30,000 songs have graced the Billboard Hot 100 in the chart’s 65-year history. Of those, 1,157 have reached No. 1 (as of the chart dated Oct. 21, 2023) — a select 3.8 percent.

One of the rarest feats, perhaps, is repeating at No. 1 on the Hot 100, reigning at least 10 different times. Only 10 artists in history have earned the distinction.

The elite list features eight solo artists and two groups. The Beatles lead all acts, with a whopping 20 No. 1s — they’ve had the most since 1965, when they surpassed Elvis Presley.

Presley, who’s notably absent from the list below, scored seven No. 1s in the Hot 100 era. The start of Presley’s career predated the Hot 100, which launched on Aug. 4, 1958, meaning that some of his classics, such as “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock,” preceded the chart’s existence. He did, however, reach the summit with “A Big Hunk O’ Love,” “Stuck on You,” “It’s Now or Never,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” “Surrender,” “Good Luck Charm” and “Suspicious Minds.”

As for the artists just outside the 10 No. 1 hits club: Bee Gees, Elton John, Katy Perry, Paul McCartney (solo and with Wings), Taylor Swift and Usher have all topped the Hot 100 nine times, while Beyoncé (excluding her four leaders as a member of Destiny’s Child’s), Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, George Michael (excluding two billed solely to Wham!) and The Rolling Stones have eight each.

Here are the 10 artists who have tallied 10 or more No. 1 hits on the Hot 100:

Title, Weeks at No. 1, Peak Date

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