Cumulative Weeks At #1 By Artist

Information last updated in August of 2022. Information subject to change in the future.

Mariah Carey

“One Sweet Day (with Boyz II Men) ” – [1995-1996] (16)

Total # of Weeks 87


Elvis Presley

“Heartbreak Hotel [1956] AND All Shook Up [1957] ” (8 each)

Total # of Weeks 79


Rihanna

“We Found Love (with Calvin Harris) ” – [2011-2012] (10*)

Total # of Weeks 60


If you include their #1s outside of the Beatles, Paul McCartney totals 89, John Lennon and George Harrison both with 65, and Ringo Starr with 61.

the Beatles

“Hey Jude ” – [1968] (9)

Total # of Weeks 59


In 2018, Drake spent a total of 29 weeks at #1.

Drake

“God’s Plan ” – [2018] (11)

Total # of Weeks 52


Given their overall total of weeks at #1, they have the fewest #1s only hitting the top 5 times.

Boyz II Men

“One Sweet Day (with Mariah Carey)” – [1995-1996] (16

Total # of Weeks 50


In 2004, Usher spent a total of 28 weeks at #1.

Usher

“Yeah! (featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris)”[2004] (12)

Total # of Weeks 47


If you include her #1s with Destiny’s Child, Beyonce totals 59.

Beyonce

“Irreplaceable” [2006-2007] (10)

Total # of Weeks 42


If you include his #1s with the Jackson 5/the Jacksons, Michael totals 47.

Michael Jackson

“Billie Jean [1983] AND Black or White [1991-1992]” (7 each)

Total # of Weeks 37


Rewritten and rerecorded version of his 1973 song which, was originally devoted to Marilyn Monroe, now memorializes Diana, Princess of Wales after her death in a car accident in the summer of 1997.

Elton John

“Candle in the Wind 1997 / Something About the Way You Look Tonight [1997-1998]”  (14)

Total # of Weeks 42


Katy Perry

“I Kissed a Girl [2008]” (7)

Total # of Weeks 33


Janet Jackson

“That’s the Way Love Goes” [1993] (8)

Total # of Weeks 34


Bruno Mars

“Uptown Funk (with Mark Ronson)” [2015] (14)

Total # of Weeks 32


Madonna

“Take a Bow” [1995] (7)

Total # of Weeks 32


*This is a recurring holiday song that charts during the Christmas season.

Whitney Houston

“I Will Always Love You ” [1992-1993] (14)

Total # of Weeks 31


HONORABLE MENTIONS


Paul McCartney

“the Beatles (59) + Paul McCartney/Wings (30)”

Total # of Weeks 89

John Lennon

“the Beatles (59) + John Lennon (6)”

Total # of Weeks 65


George Harrison

“the Beatles (59) + George Harrison (6)”

Total # of Weeks 65


Ringo Starr

“the Beatles (59) + Ringo Starr (2)”

Total # of Weeks 61


Beyonce

“Destiny’s Child (17) + Beyonce (43)”

Total # of Weeks 60


Diana Ross

“the Supremes (22) + Diana Ross (20)”

Total # of Weeks 42


Fergie

“the Black Eyed Peas (28) + Fergie (6)”

Total # of Weeks 34


will.i.am

“the Black Eyed Peas (28) + will.i.am (4)”

Total # of Weeks 32