Talk:List of artists who reached number one in the United States

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where is CCR?


kesha has three #1

Right Round 
Tik Tok
We R who we R


Omega: pleeeeease don't revert changes on this page made by Mel... I know you two are having a bit of a tiff right now about edits, but I worked really hard to make sure this list is comprehensive and accurate and I really don't want it to be a part of some kind of spiteful Reverting War. The minor changes Mel made were fine, let's keep this list simple and the text grammatically correct. Please and thank you!!  :)

  • eo 01:33, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

Ooh, I see. Ok, no problem OmegaWikipedia 03:39, 4 August 2005 (UTC)

Sly & the Family Stone[edit]

Sly & the Family Stone is currently listed as having three #1 hit singles. One of those ("Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" / "Everybody is a Star") is a double a-side. Does it count as two #1 songs, or just one? --FuriousFreddy 03:23, 8 August 2005 (UTC)

It counts as one #1 song, Freddy OmegaWikipedia 05:15, 8 August 2005 (UTC)

Yup, two songs - one single. Counts as a single number one hit. eo 01:31, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

To whom...[edit]

Please stop repeatedly editing the total to Elvis Presley, as this list incorporates Hot 100 hits only and several of Presely's number ones happened before the implementation of the Hot 100 in 1958. Thanks. -- eo 23:45, 24 December 2005 (UTC)

Citing sources[edit]

This article does not cite a page, or any evidence which verifies the number of chart #1's that it says the artist/group has achieved. This is essential and should be added after each assertion. How do we know any artist has had this number of #1's unless we actually have a source to check? Checking them all by hand one by one without the links being already there is unfeasible, and I doubt anybody's ability here to do that without making a mistake.--Manboobies 22:01, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

I created this list and (for the most part) maintain it on a regular basis. I have lots of Billboard sources. I will add it to the article. -- eo 22:04, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
I appreciate your work on this article which is obviously no easy feat, and I thank you for your agreement to make suggested changes. I also appologise for the incorrect tagging back there (I'm still a n00b heh). you may have thought "OMG not another vandal" and I am sorry If I worried you there ;) --Manboobies 22:08, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
No problem whatsoever, a request for a source is a completely legitimate one; I should have done it when I made this page. FYI, I also added source info to the list of #1 artists on the US dance chart. -- eo 22:12, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Expanded article[edit]

I did research and extended the scope of this article to start at 1955. This now includes artists who reached #1 on pre-Hot 100 charts and now Elvis can have a "17" next to his name. I also expanded the sources list and added the template for the number-ones lists at the bottom. I'm thinking this page may need a new title now, though. -- eo 15:33, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

This has nothing to do with this, but I didn't know where to post it. Three artists have reach number one on Billboard's Year end Hot 100 without topping the weekly chart. I was wondering if they could be put on the page with an asterisk, with an explanation specifying that they accomplished this feat. In case you're wondering, the artists are Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs, Faith Hill, and Lifehouse -- Anonymous

Dont think they belong here - its not within the scope of the article. Probably should be on the artists' pages, the songs' articles and/or in the Billboard Year-End article - eo 23:43, 18 June 2006 (UTC)

O.K., then I would ask that you would change the wording on the page to specify that it is for the WEEKLY chart. I for one feel that if Billboard will honor these, so should wikipedia. Just my opinion.

Done. Although if one were to click on Hot 100 wikilink they could read there that it is a weekly chart. But fair enough. -- eo 17:25, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Even though this is kinda off topic can someone help the new list of best-selling remix albums worldwide with its structure.

Article Name[edit]

Why is this article at List of artists who reached number one on the Hot 100 (U.S.), when List of artists who reached number one on the Hot 100 is available? Shouldn't parenthetical article names only be used in cases where more than one article could reasonably be placed under the same title? Just thought I'd ask, thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:08, 17 January 2007 (UTC).

This is because there are many other charts tittled "Hot 100", eg. Canadian, etc. Many radio stations have show tittled that also. We need to be as specific as possible.---¤÷(`[¤*M*¤]´)÷¤- 21:17, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
Article moved to a better title by Realist2..... thanks! - eo (talk) 16:23, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

Why feat. and not with[edit]

So if an artist credited as "featured", he or she also get #1 credit, why not when an artist is credited as "with"? The one example I think of is Billy Preston in the song "Get Back". It is listed as The Beatles with Billy Preston, but Preston is listed with only his two solo #1's. I know that is says on the top of the article page "Artists associated with a group who reached number one, yet have their own solo page in Wikipedia, are not listed here unless they hit number one as a solo artist." But why? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:47, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Not adding right[edit]

Paul McCartney, as explained in the beginning of the article includes 20 songs with the Beatles plus 6 with Wings, besides 3 of his own (29 total), but on the page listing Songwriters with the most number-one hits includes Paul as the most-number-one hit songwriter (36). Something is not adding right. The same goes for John Lennon (26), Mariah Carey (17) and Barry Gibb (16) which, by the way, this page only lists a few hits under Bee Gees. KerrBr (talk) 08:29, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Ice Cube[edit]

You didn't add Ice Cube's name, check this--BubbleBabis (talk) 09:38, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Edit request from, 13 June 2010[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} Excuse me.I don't see Justin Bieber here. (talk) 08:18, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Not done His album has hit #1, but this list pertains to singles (Hot 100). Bieber has no #1 singles as of now. - eo (talk) 13:36, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Spektoner, 10 August 2011[edit]

I noticed on this page that the artist Tupac Shakur has been listed as having 3 number 1 hits in the United States. He has actually only had 2 number 1 hits, not 3. When i first noticed this on the page 'List of artists who reached number one in the United States' i did intense research because i never knew he had 3 number 1 songs on the billboard hot 100 , i always knew he had 2 number number 1 songs. After a long time of research i found out from several sites ,including, that he truly did have two number 1 songs on the billboard hot 100 chart, he did not have 3. This would be very helpful if you could please correct this error because i use this page as a truthful source when i write my essays on music for my university work. I have studied this page a lot and everything is correct, the only error is this one i am talking about. If you corrected this error it would make your page perfect ! it is a shame that their is an error with Tupac Shakur's amount of number 1 songs because he is a very popular artist and all his fans know that he had two number 1 songs on the billboard hot 100, they were: 'california love' and 'How do you want it' , they were released together as double A side singles so therefor the two songs were released on the chart together reaching number 1 together. Here on wikipedia you can look at the billboard hot 100 number 1 songs for each year. I looked from 1989 until 2011 and i saw only two songs by Tupac that were on listed as number 1 on the chart, and they were the ones i mentioned above, 'how do you want it' and 'california love'.

Thanks for reading my edit request, because this is truly a request that needs to be taken seriously. I have done all the research i can and it is true that Tupac Shakur had two number 1 songs in the u.s , not three. I think you have done well with this page so i am sure you will correct this error.


William Fitzpatrick

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Spektoner (talk) 05:49, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Done Based on the Tupac Shakur discography page. Jnorton7558 (talk) 06:41, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

A missing artist[edit]

Excuse me but where is Ke$ha??? She has two number ones and one even the best of the year in the us and other countries and yet she isn't on here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by IHeartTheLemur (talkcontribs) 22:53, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Where is POISON? They had a #1 hit with "Every rose has it's thorn" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tyrocker2 (talkcontribs) 04:40, 14 May 2012 (UTC)


Prince has eleven number one singles

Lynyrd Skynyrd[edit]

Lynyrd Skynyrd reached to #1 with "What's Your Name" ('s_Your_Name_(Lynyrd_Skynyrd_song). Can someone add them? (I don't have an account on Wiki) Thank you.

The song article was wrong, it should have been 13, not 1. I corrected the mistake. - eo (talk) 13:31, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Title and intro mess[edit]

List of artists who reached number one in the United States - where is Neil Gaiman or Maya Angelou or Maria Callas or Picasso? Oh it really means music artists! Number one what? - no it really means number one on the Hot 100 list. In the intro we find out the list is about pop music - only it isn't because that isn't what the Hot 100 tracks. Please find a better title which actually identifies the subject. (talk) 23:46, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

The Fray?[edit]

The Fray have had multiple number one hit songs featured on the billboards, but they are not listed on here! (talk) 02:42, 9 August 2014 (UTC)


Should be 4 no1s: Right Round, Tik Tok, We R Who We R and Timber — Preceding unsigned comment added by Keshasbyotch (talkcontribs) 11:19, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Too broad[edit]

this topic is too broad. There must be thousands. Number one at what? Songs, lps, ice dancing? Even if it is just music recordings it's still too broad — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:540:C001:7708:A1D6:975:4E89:92F4 (talk) 21:53, 1 October 2015 (UTC)