Songs That Debuted at Number 1

This list is updated as of October 7, 2020. Future additions will be added in time.

The calendar year with most #1 debuts: 2020 (9 and counting)

Most #1 debuts by artist:

Ariana Grande (4)
Travis Scott (3)
Mariah Carey (3)
Justin Bieber (3)
Drake (3)
Lady Gaga (2)
Taylor Swift (2)
Britney Spears (2)

 

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Michael Jackson

“You Are Not Alone”
September 2, 1995

*1 Week at #1


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Most songs to debut
consecutively at #1

Mariah Carey

“Fantasy”
September 30, 1995

*8 Weeks at #1

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Most songs to debut consecutively at #1

Whitney Houston

“Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”
November 25, 1995

*1 Week at #1


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Most songs to debut consecutively at #1

Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men

“One Sweet Day”
December 2, 1995

*16 Weeks at #1


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Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112

“I’ll Be Missing You”
June 14, 1997

*11 Weeks at #1


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Mariah Carey

“Honey”
September 13, 1997

*3 Weeks at #1


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Elton John

“Candle in the Wind 1997” / “Something About the Way You Look Tonight”
October 11, 1997

*14 Weeks at #1


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Celine Dion

“My Heart Will Go On”
February 28, 1998


*2 Weeks at #1

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Aerosmith

“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”
September 5, 1998

*4 Weeks at #1


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Lauryn Hill

“Doo Wop (That Thing)”
November 14, 1998

*2 Weeks at #1


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Clay Aiken

“This Is the Night”
June 28, 2003

*2 Weeks at #1


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Fantasia

 “I Believe”
July 10, 2004

*1 Week at #1


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Carrie Underwood

“Inside Your Heaven”
July 2, 2005

*1 Week at #1


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Taylor Hicks

“Do I Make You Proud”
July 1, 2006

*1 Week at #1


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Britney Spears

“3”
October 24, 2009


*1 Week at #1

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Eminem

“Not Afraid”
May 22, 2010

*1 Week at #1


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Kesha

“We R Who We R”
November 13, 2010

*1 Week at #1


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Britney Spears

“Hold It Against Me”
January 29, 2011

*1 Week at #1


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Lady Gaga

“Born This Way”
February 26, 2011

*6 Weeks at #1


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Katy Perry

“Part of Me”
March 3, 2012

*1 Week at #1


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Baauer

“Harlem Shake”
March 2, 2013

*5 Weeks at #1


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*Spent non-consecutive weeks at #1

Taylor Swift

“Shake It Off”
September 6, 2014

*4 Weeks at #1


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Justin Bieber

“What Do You Mean?”
September 19, 2015

*1 Week at #1


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Adele

“Hello”
November 14, 2015

*10 Weeks at #1


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Zayn

“Pillowtalk”
February 20, 2016

*1 Week at #1


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Justin Timberlake

“Can't Stop the Feeling!”
May 28, 2016

*1 Week at #1


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Became Billboard’s AND Top 40 Weekly’s #1 song of the year.

Ed Sheeran

“Shape of You”
January 28, 2017

*12 Weeks at #1


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DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne

“I'm the One”
May 20, 2017

*1 Week at #1


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Became Billboard’s #1 song of the year.

Drake

“God's Plan”
February 03, 2018

*11 Weeks at #1


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*Spent non-consecutive weeks at #1

Drake

“Nice for What*”
April 21, 2018

*8 Weeks at #1


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Childish Gambino

“This Is America”
May 19, 2018

*2 Weeks at #1


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Ariana Grande

“Thank U, Next”
November 17, 2018

*7 Weeks at #1


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*Spent non-consecutive weeks at #1

Ariana Grande

“7 Rings”
February 02, 2019

*8 Weeks at #1


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Jonas Brothers

“Sucker”
March 16, 2019

*1 Week at #1


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Travis Scott

“HIGHEST IN THE ROOM”
October 19, 2019

*1 Week at #1


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Drake

“Toosie Slide”
April 18, 2020

*1 Week at #1


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The Scotts, Travis Scott and Kid Cudi

“The Scotts”
May 09, 2020

*1 Week at #1


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Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber

“Stuck with U”
May 23, 2020

*1 Week at #1


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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande

“Rain on Me”
June 6, 2020

*1 Week at #1


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6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj

“Trollz”
June 27, 2020

*1 Week at #1


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Taylor Swift

“Cardigan”
August 8, 2020

*1 Week at #1


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*Spent non-consecutive weeks at #1

Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion

“WAP”
August 22, 2020

*4 Weeks at #1


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*Spent non-consecutive weeks at #1

BTS

“DYNAMITE”
September 5, 2020

*3 Weeks at #1


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Travis Scott featuring Young Thug & M.I.A.

“FRANCHISE”
October 3, 2020

*1 Week at #1