Here's a roll call of artists who cemented their pop dominance by landing five or more top 10 hits from a single album.
Here's a roll call of artists who cemented their pop dominance by landing five or more top 10 hits from a single album.
Top 10s:"Stuck With You," No. 1 (three weeks); "Hip to Be Square," No. 3; "Jacob's Ladder," No. 1 (one week); "I Know What I Like," No. 9; "Doing It All for My Baby," No. 6Courtesy of Epic RecordsMichael Jackson, 'Bad,' 1987-88
Leave it to Michael Jacksonl to outdo himself. Not only didBadmake Jackson the first artist to post two albums with at least five top 10s each, but the set also launched a then-unprecedented five No. 1 singles, the only album to reach the vaunted mark until 2011.
Top 10s:"I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (with Siedah Garrett), No. 1 (one week); "Bad," No. 1 (two weeks); "The Way You Make Me Feel," No. 1 (one week); "Man in the Mirror," No. 1 (two weeks); "Dirty Diana," No. 1 (one week); "Smooth Criminal," No. 7 headtopics.com
Courtesy of Columbia RecordsGeorge Michael, 'Faith,' 1987-88Former Wham! frontman George Michael's debut solo release picked up right where the duo left off.Faithcontained six top 10s and scored the English heartthrob the Grammy Award for album of the year.
Top 10s:"I Want Your Sex," No. 2; "Faith," No. 1 (four weeks); "Father Figure," No. 1 (two weeks); "One More Try," No. 1 (three weeks); "Monkey," No. 1 (two weeks); "Kissing a Fool," No. 5Courtesy of Arista Records
Whitney Houston, 'Whitney,' 1987-88After scoring three Hot 100 No. 1s with her debut LP, Houston's sophomore set upped the ante by yielding four chart-toppers. Those seven straight No. 1 singles lifted Houston past the Beatles and the Bee Gees (six each) for the most consecutive Hot 100 leaders, a record that still stands.
Top 10s:"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," No. 1 (two weeks); "Didn't We Almost Have It All," No. 1 (two weeks); "So Emotional," No. 1 (one week); "Where Do Broken Hearts Go," No. 1 (two weeks); "Love Will Save the Day," No. 9 headtopics.com
Courtesy of Columbia RecordsNew Kids on the Block, 'Hangin' Tough,' 1988-89While the boy band's 1986 self-titled debut album went largely unnoticed (at first), sophomore albumHangin' Tough soared, as the Boston quintet became the first teen act to earn five Hot 100 top 10 hits from an album. (The act's debut, meanwhile, rebounded to reach No. 25 on the Billboard 200 in 1989.)
Top 10s:"Please Don't Go Girl," No. 10; "You Got It (The Right Stuff)," No. 3; "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)," No. 1 (one week); "Hangin' Tough," No. 1 (one week); "Cover Girl," No. 2Courtesy of Mercury Records
Bon Jovi, 'New Jersey,' 1988-89Rockers Bon Jovi followed the success ofSlippery When Wetwith this album, whose title serves as a tribute to their home state. Like its predecessor,New Jerseycontained two tickets to No. 1 on the Hot 100, in "Bad Medicine" and "I'll Be There for You."
Top 10s:"Bad Medicine," No. 1 (two weeks); "Born to Be My Baby," No. 3; "I'll Be There for You," No. 1 (one week); "Lay Your Hands on Me," No. 7; "Living in Sin," No. 9Courtesy of MCA RecordsBobby Brown, 'Don't Be Cruel,' 1988-89 headtopics.com
The breakout star of R&B group New Edition surpassed his former group's top 10 tally (four, in 1984-97) with a single album. And, thus, before their marriage in 1992-2006, Brown and Whitney Houston joined in another union: they're both among the elite acts with at least five Hot 100 top 10s from an album.
Top 10s:"Don't Be Cruel," No. 8; "My Prerogative," No. 1 (one week); "Roni," No. 3; "Every Little Step," No. 3; "Rock Wit'cha," No. 7Courtesy of Virgin RecordsPaula Abdul, 'Forever Your Girl,' 1989-90
The debut album from the former Laker Girl and futureAmerican Idoljudge struggled at first, as its first two singles missed the Hot 100's top 40. But, "Straight Up" sent her doing just that on the chart. Following Houston, Abdul became the second female artist to generate four No. 1 singles from one album.
Top 10s:"Straight Up," No. 1 (three weeks); "Forever Your Girl," No. 1 (two weeks); "Cold Hearted," No. 1 (one week); "(It's Just) The Way That You Love Me," No. 3; "Opposites Attract" (duet with the Wild Pair), No. 1 (three weeks)
Courtesy of Arista RecordsMilli Vanilli, 'Girl You Know It's True,' 1989-90Before an infamous lip-sync scandal revealed that Milli Vanilli never sang on its album, duo Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus scored five hit singles.Girl's success led to a best new artist Grammy, although it was later revoked after the controversy.
Top 10s:"Girl You Know It's True," No. 2; "Baby Don't Forget My Number," No. 1 (one week); "Girl I'm Gonna Miss You," No. 1 (two weeks); "Blame It on the Rain," No. 1 (two weeks); "All or Nothing," No. 5
Courtesy of A&M RecordsJanet Jackson, 'Rhythm Nation 1814,' 1989-91After Janet's fourth album tied the record of seven top 10s set by brother Michael and Bruce Springsteen, she surpassed them: Each of this set's singles reached the top five, an achievement still unmatched. She may have extended her record to eight, as "State of the World" was a top five airplay hit in 1991, but the song was never released as a commercially available single and was therefore ineligible to chart on the Hot 100 under chart rules at the time.
Top 10s:"Miss You Much," No. 1 (four weeks); "Rhythm Nation," No. 2; "Escapade," No. 1 (three weeks); "Alright," No. 4; "Come Back to Me," No. 2; "Black Cat," No. 1 (one week); "Love Will Never Do (Without You)," No. 1 (one week)
Courtesy of Virgin RecordsJanet Jackson, 'janet.,' 1993-94For her next move, Janet pulled a hat trick. Six top 10s fromjanet.made the pop/R&B superstar the first act to notch five or more top 10 hits from three albums. Of her last 19 Hot 100 entries over the three sets, only one ("The Pleasure Principle") missed the top 10 (and it still rose to No. 14).
Top 10s:"That's the Way Love Goes," No. 1 (eight weeks); "If," No. 4; "Again," No. 1 (two weeks); "Because of Love," No. 10; "Any Time, Any Place"/"And On and On," No. 2; "You Want This"/"70's Love Groove," No. 8
Courtesy of Arista Records'Waiting to Exhale' Soundtrack, 1995-96It's fitting that the soundtrack to a film rooted in sisterhood required multiple women to gather a quintet of top 10 hits. Houston, in her first release since 1992's
The Bodyguard, provided two (one with CeCe Winans), while Brandy, Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton added one each. (The album's "Let It Flow" by Braxton was originally included on the soundtrack and later released as a double-sided single with "You're Makin' Me High," from Braxton's album Secrets.)
Top 10s:Whitney Houston: "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)," No. 1 (one week); "Count on Me" (with CeCe Winans), No. 8; Mary J. Blige: "Not Gon Cry," No. 2; Brandy: "Sittin' Up in My Room," No. 2; Toni Braxton: "Let It Flow," No. 1 (one week)
Courtesy of A&M RecordsFergie, 'The Dutchess,' 2006-08Fergie was no stranger to hits as one-fourth of the Black Eyed Peas, and that attention heled her Fergalicious debut solo setThe Dutchessmake her chart royalty on her own.Top 10s:"London Bridge," No. 1 (three weeks); "Fergalicious," No. 2; "Glamorous" (featuring Ludacris), No. 1 (two weeks); "Big Girls Don't Cry," No. 1 (one week); "Clumsy," No. 5
Courtesy of Universal Music GroupThe Black Eyed Peas, 'The E.N.D.,' 2009-10Fergie's solo success must have sparked magic in the Black Eyed Peas camp, as the group's next project equaled her solo run of five top 10s. "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" locked up the No. 1 on the Hot 100 for 12 and 14 weeks, respectively, making the Peas' the first act to command the top slot for 26 straight weeks, or half of 2009.
Top 10s:"Boom Boom Pow," No. 1 (12 weeks); "I Gotta Feeling," No. 1 (14 weeks); "Meet Me Halfway," No. 7; "Imma Be," No. 1 (two weeks); "Rock That Body," No. 9Courtesy of Capitol RecordsKaty Perry, 'Teenage Dream,' 2010-12
Talk about a dream come true. For 23 years, no artist had matched Michael Jackson's record of five No. 1s from a single album (Bad). Until Katy Perry. With "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),"Teenage Dreambecame the first set by a female to house five chart-topping hits. (The set's deluxe release edition,
Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, launched two more top 10s: "Part of Me" and "Wide Awake.")Top 10s:"California Gurls" (featuring Snoop Dogg), No. 1 (six weeks); "Teenage Dream," No. 1 (two weeks); "Firework," No. 1 (four weeks); "E.T." (featuring Kanye West), No. 1 (five weeks); "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," No. 1 (two weeks); "The One That Got Away," No. 3
Courtesy of Big Machine RecordsTaylor Swift, '1989,' 2014-15The now-pop superstar became only the second woman, after Janet Jackson, to double up in this club, thanks to her blockbuster1989album.Top 10s:"Shake It Off," No. 1 (four weeks); "Blank Space," No. 1 (seven weeks); "Style," No. 6; "Bad Blood" (featuring Kendrick Lamar), No. 1 (one week); "Wildest Dreams," No. 5
Courtesy PhotoDrake’sScorpionbecame only the fourth album – and first in 27 years – to produce seven Hot 100 top 10s. Upon its arrival, the set’s record-breaking streaming start of 745.9 million on-demand audio streams of its songs in its debut week, according to Nielsen Music, spurred five new top 10s to join two others already in the tier. With seven tracks in the top 10 at once, Drake unseated The Beatles as the act with the most simultaneous top 10 hits, a record the Fab Four had held since 1964.
Top 10s: “God’s Plan,” No. 1 (11 weeks); "In My Feelings" (No. 1, 10 weeks); “Nice for What,” No. 1 (eight weeks); “Nonstop” (No. 2); “I’m Upset,” (No. 7); “Emotionless” (No. 8); “Don’t Matter to Me” (featuring Michael Jackson; No. 9)Courtesy Photo
Post Malone, 'Hollywood's Bleeding,' 2019As with Drake, streaming giant Post Malone gained entry into the five top-10s club with his third album,Hollywood's Bleeding. Beyond the wild streaming success almost expected of the album, the tracklist capitalizes on an array of sounds: It includes his pop and hip-hop fare, but also expanded his alternative and rock palate through such hits as"Allergic" and"Take What You Want," the latter of which features Ozzy Osbourne, as well as Travis Scott.
Top 10s: "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)" (with Swae Lee; No. 1, one week);"Circles" (No. 1, three weeks);"Wow." (No. 2);"Goodbyes" (featuring Young Thug; No. 3);"Take What You Want" (featuring Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott; No. 8)
Courtesy PhotoJuice WRLD, 'Legends Never Die,' 2020Chicago rapper/singer Juice WRLD etched his name on this landmark list as fans rallied around the artist's first posthomous release after his death in December 2019. Friends and collabators Marshmello, Halsey and others lend their talents to the album, which crisscosses hip-hop, pop and alternative rock.
Top 10s: "Come & Go" (with Marshmello, No. 2),"Wishing Well" (No. 5),"Conversations" (No. 7),"Life's A Mess" (with Halsey, No. 9),"Hate The Other Side" (with Marshmello, featuring The Kid Laroi and Polo G, No. 10) A sixth top 10,"Smile," (with The Weekend, No. 6) added to album after initial release.
Courtesy PhotoJ. Cole, 'The Off-Season,' 2021A three-year wait between studio albums didn't weaken any enthusiasm among the rapper's dedicated base, who rallied after the album was announced with just a couple weeks' notice, and scored his sixth No. 1 set as a result.
Top 10s:"interlude" (No. 8),"my.life," with 21 Savage and Morray (No. 2),"amari" (No. 5),"pride.is.the.devil," with Lil Baby (No. 7),"95.south" (No. 8).Courtesy of Republic RecordsDrake, 'Certified Lover Boy,' 2021
FollowingScorpionand its seven top 10s would be a tough task for any artist, but leave it to Drake to outdo his own success. Despite several false stars, his 2021 set only re...certified his streaming dominance, leading a parade of songs onto the Hot 100, including a record-setting nine of the chart's top 10 simultaneously.
Top 10s:"Way 2 Sexy," featuring Future and Young Thug (No. 1),"Girls Want Girls," featuring Lil Baby (No. 2),"Fair Trade," featuring Travis Scott (No. 3),"Champagne Poetry" (No. 4),"Knife Talk," featuring 21 Savage and Project Pat (No. 5),"In the Bible," featuring Lil Durk and Giveon (No. 7),"Papi's Home" (No. 8),"TSU" (No. 9) and"Love All," featuring Jay-Z (No. 10).Read more: billboard »
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