Artists With The Most #1’s (U.S.)

The Beatles

First No. 1: “I Want To Hold Your Hand” (1964)
# of No. 1 Singles: 20

Mariah Carey

First No. 1: “Vision Of Love” (1990)
# of No. 1 Singles: 18

Michael Jackson

First No. 1: “Ben” (1972)
# of No. 1 Singles: 13

Madonna

First No. 1: “Like A Virgin” (1984)
# of No. 1 Singles: 12

The Supremes

First No. 1: “Where Did Our Love Go” (1964)
# of No. 1 Singles: 12

Whitney Houston

First No. 1: “Saving All My Love For You” (1985)
# of No. 1 Singles: 11

Janet Jackson

First No. 1: “When I Think Of You” (1986)
# of No. 1 Singles: 10

Stevie Wonder

First No. 1: “Fingertips – Pt. 2” (1963)
# of No. 1 Singles: 10

Bee Gees

First No. 1: “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” (1971)
# of No. 1 Singles: 9

Elton John

First No. 1: “Crocodile Rock” (1973)
# of No. 1 Singles: 9

Paul McCartney

First No. 1: “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” (1973)
# of No. 1 Singles: 9

The Rolling Stones

First No. 1: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1965)
# of No. 1 Singles: 8

Usher

First No. 1: “Nice & Slow” (1998)
# of No. 1 Singles: 8

Information last updated in January of 2013. Information subject to change in the future.

NOTE: Paul McCartney’s entry includes one with Michael Jackson and one with Stevie Wonder. Which is to say that one of Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson’s entries include Paul McCartney in a duet. However, for either Paul McCartney, or Michael Jackson, this does NOT include “The Girl Is Mine” (which hit #2).