Songs That Debuted At Number 1

This list is updated as of November 26, 2021. Future additions will be added in time.

Most songs to debut consecutively at #1: 3 (1995)

Fantasy/Mariah Carey (8)
Exhale (Shoop Shoop)/Whitney Houston (1)
One Sweet Day/Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men (16)

Most #1 debuts by artist:

Ariana Grande – All of her #1s debuted there! (5)
BTS (5) – First Asian act to debut ay #1 (Dynamite) | First predominately foreign language song to debut at #1 (Korean) (Life Goes On) | Three #1 debuts in nine months! (Butter)
Drake (5)
Justin Bieber (4)
Taylor Swift (4)
Mariah Carey (3)
Travis Scott (3)
Lady Gaga (2)
Olivia Rodrigo (2)  – First to have two debut #1s from a debut album.
Britney Spears (2)

The calendar year with most #1 debuts: 2020 (12)

Michael Jackson

“You Are Not Alone”
September 2, 1995

*1 Week at #1


Most songs to debut
consecutively at #1

Mariah Carey

“Fantasy”
September 30, 1995

*8 Weeks at #1


Most songs to debut consecutively at #1

Whitney Houston

“Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”
November 25, 1995

*1 Week at #1


Most songs to debut consecutively at #1

Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men

“One Sweet Day”
December 2, 1995

*16 Weeks at #1


Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112

“I’ll Be Missing You”
June 14, 1997

*11 Weeks at #1



Mariah Carey

“Honey”
September 13, 1997

*3 Weeks at #1



Elton John

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

*14 Weeks at #1


Celine Dion

“My Heart Will Go On”
February 28, 1998


*2 Weeks at #1


Aerosmith

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

*4 Weeks at #1



Lauryn Hill

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

*2 Weeks at #1



Clay Aiken

“This Is the Night”
June 28, 2003

*2 Weeks at #1


Fantasia

 “I Believe”
July 10, 2004

*1 Week at #1


Carrie Underwood

“Inside Your Heaven”
July 2, 2005

*1 Week at #1



Taylor Hicks

“Do I Make You Proud”
July 1, 2006

*1 Week at #1


Britney Spears

“3”
October 24, 2009


*1 Week at #1


Eminem

“Not Afraid”
May 22, 2010

*1 Week at #1



Kesha

“We R Who We R”
November 13, 2010

*1 Week at #1


Britney Spears

“Hold It Against Me”
January 29, 2011

*1 Week at #1


Lady Gaga

“Born This Way”
February 26, 2011

*6 Weeks at #1


Katy Perry

“Part of Me”
March 3, 2012

*1 Week at #1


Baauer

“Harlem Shake”
March 2, 2013

*5 Weeks at #1


*Spent non-consecutive weeks at #1

Taylor Swift

“Shake It Off”
September 6, 2014

*4 Weeks at #1


Justin Bieber

“What Do You Mean?”
September 19, 2015

*1 Week at #1


Adele

“Hello”
November 14, 2015

*10 Weeks at #1


Zayn

“Pillowtalk”
February 20, 2016

*1 Week at #1


Justin Timberlake

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

*1 Week at #1


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


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

“I’m the One”
May 20, 2017

*1 Week at #1


Drake

“God’s Plan”
February 03, 2018

*11 Weeks at #1


Drake

“Nice for What*”
April 21, 2018

*8 Weeks at #1


Childish Gambino

“This Is America”
May 19, 2018

*2 Weeks at #1



Ariana Grande

“Thank U, Next”
November 17, 2018

*7 Weeks at #1


Ariana Grande

“7 Rings”
February 02, 2019

*8 Weeks at #1


Jonas Brothers

“Sucker”
March 16, 2019

*1 Week at #1


Travis Scott

“HIGHEST IN THE ROOM”
October 19, 2019

*1 Week at #1


Drake

“Toosie Slide”
April 18, 2020

*1 Week at #1


The Scotts, Travis Scott and Kid Cudi

“The Scotts”
May 09, 2020

*1 Week at #1


Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber

“Stuck with U”
May 23, 2020

*1 Week at #1


Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande

“Rain on Me”
June 6, 2020

*1 Week at #1


6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj

“Trollz”
June 27, 2020

*1 Week at #1


Taylor Swift

“Cardigan”
August 8, 2020

*1 Week at #1


*Spent non-consecutive weeks at #1

Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion

“WAP”
August 22, 2020

*4 Weeks at #1


*Spent non-consecutive weeks at #1

BTS

“DYNAMITE”
September 5, 2020

*3 Weeks at #1



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

“FRANCHISE”
October 3, 2020

*1 Week at #1



Ariana Grande

“positions”
November 7, 2020

*1 Week at #1



BTS

“Life Goes On”
December 5, 2020

*1 Week at #1


Taylor Swift

“willow”
December 26, 2020

*1 Week at #1


Olivia Rodrigo

“drivers license”
January 23, 2021

*8 Weeks at #1


Drake

“What’s Next”
March 20, 2021

*1 Week at #1


Justin Bieber

“Peaches”
April 3, 2021

*1 Week at #1


Lil Nas X

“Montero”
April 10, 2021

*1 Week at #1


Rapstar

“Polo G”
April 24, 2021

*1 Week at #1


Olivia Rodrigo

“good 4 u”
May 25, 2021

*1 Week at #1


BTS

“Butter”
June 2, 2021

*10 Weeks at #1


Drake featuring Future & Young Thug

“Way 2 Sexy”
September 18, 2021

*1 Week at #1


Coldplay x BTS

“My Universe”
October 9, 2021

*1 Week at #1


Taylor Swift

“All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)”
November 27, 2021

*1 Week at #1


As It Was

Harry Styles
April 16, 2022

*10 Week at #1


First Class

Jack Harlow

April 23, 2022

*1 Week at #1


Wait for U

Future featuring Drake & Tems

May 14, 2022

*1 Week at #1


Jimmy Cooks

Drake featuring 21 Savage

July 2, 2022

*1 Week at #1


Super Freaky Girl

Nicki Minaj

August 27, 2022

*1 Week at #1