List of Billboard Social 50 number-one artists

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Justin Bieber has spent the most weeks at number one on the Billboard Social 50, with 79.

The Billboard Social 50 is a popularity chart which ranks the most active musical artists on the world's leading social networking services.[1] Its data, published by Billboard magazine and compiled by Next Big Sound, is based collectively on each artist's weekly additions of friends, fans and followers, along with artist website views and streaming media.[1] Bill Werde, the former editorial director of Billboard, called the Social 50 "yet another step" in the evolution of the magazine and an "important response to our changing times".[2] The chart initially only retrieved its data from YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and iLike to create its ranking, but in November 2012 was expanded to include SoundCloud and Instagram, along with page views from Wikipedia.[3][4]

The Billboard Social 50 was launched on December 11, 2010. The first artist to reach number one on the chart was Barbadian singer Rihanna.[3][5] Since debuting, she has spent a total of 21 weeks at the top of the chart. Canadian singer Justin Bieber holds the record for the most weeks at number one, with 79. He also holds the record for the most consecutive weeks at number one, with 24. American singer Miley Cyrus follows Bieber and Rihanna with 16 weeks at number one. English singer Adele, American singer Lady Gaga and South Korean singer Psy follow Cyrus with 11 weeks, respectively. Following her death in December 2012, American singer Jenni Rivera became the first and only artist to appear on the chart posthumously. Since its launch, 16 artists have reached the top spot on the Billboard Social 50. Four of these artists—Selena Gomez, Rivera, Skrillex and Justin Timberlake—have only reached the spot for a single week.

Number-one artists[edit]

Rihanna has spent 21 weeks at number one on the Billboard Social 50.
Miley Cyrus has spent 16 weeks at number one on the Billboard Social 50.
Adele, Lady Gaga and Psy have each spent 11 weeks at number one on the Billboard Social 50.
One Direction has spent 8 weeks at number one on the Billboard Social 50.
Shakira has spent 7 weeks at number one on the Billboard Social 50.
Year Issue date Artist(s) Reference
2010 December 11 Rihanna [6]
December 18 The Black Eyed Peas
December 25
2011 January 1 Rihanna [7]
January 8
January 15
January 22 Justin Bieber
January 29
February 5
February 12
February 19 Rihanna
February 26 Lady Gaga
March 5 Justin Bieber
March 12
March 19 Lady Gaga
March 26
April 2
April 9
April 16
April 23 Justin Bieber
April 30
May 7
May 14
May 21 Lady Gaga
May 28
June 4
June 11
June 18
June 25 Justin Bieber
July 2
July 9
July 16 Selena Gomez
July 23 Justin Bieber
July 30 Rihanna
August 6 Justin Bieber
August 13
August 20
August 27
September 3
September 10
September 17
September 24
October 1
October 8
October 15
October 22
October 29
November 5
November 12
November 19
November 26
December 3
December 10
December 17
December 24
December 31
2012 January 7 [8]
January 14
January 21 Adele
January 28
February 4
February 11
February 18
February 25
March 3
March 10
March 17
March 24
March 31
April 7 Rihanna
April 14 Justin Bieber
April 21
April 28
May 5
May 12
May 19
May 26
June 2 Rihanna
June 9
June 16
June 23
June 30
July 7 Katy Perry
July 14 Rihanna
July 21
July 28 Skrillex
August 4 Rihanna
August 11 Justin Bieber
August 18
August 25 Rihanna
September 1 Taylor Swift
September 8 PSY
September 15
September 22
September 29
October 6
October 13
October 20
October 27
November 3
November 10
November 17 One Direction
November 24 Justin Bieber
December 1 One Direction
December 8 Rihanna
December 15
December 22 Justin Bieber
December 29 Jenni Rivera
2013 January 5 Justin Bieber [9]
January 12
January 19
January 26
February 2
February 9 Shakira
February 16 Beyoncé
February 23
March 2 Rihanna
March 9
March 16 Justin Bieber
March 23
March 30
April 6 Justin Timberlake
April 13 Justin Bieber
April 20 Taylor Swift
April 27 Rihanna
May 4 PSY
May 11 Justin Bieber
May 18
May 25
June 1
June 8
June 15
June 22
June 29
July 6 One Direction
July 13 Justin Bieber
July 20
July 27
August 3
August 10 One Direction
August 17
August 24 Justin Bieber
August 31 One Direction
September 7
September 14
September 21 Katy Perry
September 28 Miley Cyrus
October 5
October 12
October 19
October 26
November 2
November 9 Katy Perry
November 16 Miley Cyrus
November 23
November 30
December 7
December 14
December 21
December 28 Beyoncé
2014 January 4 Justin Bieber [10]
January 11 Miley Cyrus
January 18
January 25
February 1
February 8 Shakira
February 15
February 22
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22 Justin Bieber
March 29
April 5
April 12
April 19
Artist Weeks at number-one
Justin Bieber 79
Rihanna 21
Miley Cyrus 16
Lady Gaga 11
Adele 11
PSY 11
One Direction 8
Shakira 7
Beyoncé 3
Katy Perry 3
The Black-Eyed Peas 2
Taylor Swift 2
Jenni Rivera 1
Selena Gomez 1
Skrillex 1
Justin Timberlake 1

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