Mariah Carey Has More Number 1 Hits Than Elvis Presley — And Is Close to Beating The Beatles’ Record

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Mariah Carey has been one of the music industry’s most bankable stars for more than three decades. The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, actor, and writer has recorded several hit singles on the Billboard charts and shown that she is one of the most versatile artists in the business.

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Mariah Carey has 19 number 1 hits

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Mariah Carey burst onto the scene in 1990 as a new R&B singer with an undeniable voice. his first album, Mariah do, spawned four singles that reached the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: “Vision of Love,” “Love Takes Time,” “Someday,” and “I Don’t Wanna Cry.” The title track of her sophomore album feelings Hit number one too.

Carrie’s 1993 album Music Box Two number-one singles, “Dreamlover” and “Hero”, were included. His 1995 LP Dream Hit singles included “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,” and the Boyz II Men collab “One Sweet Day,” which, until Lil Nas, had spent nearly two decades atop the Hot 100 chart, the record for most weeks. X’s “Old Town Road” in 2019.

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Her “Honey” and “My All” butterfly The album peaked at number one in the late 90s, while rainbow The singles “Heartbreaker” and “Thank God I Found You” both topped the charts. her 2005 album Mimi. liberation of “We Belong Together” and “Don’t Forget About Us” saw Carey return to the top of the Hot 100. In 2008, he earned another number-one hit for “Touch My Body”, and in 2019, his 1994 hit song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” went to number one, 25 years after its release.

In total, Carey can claim 19 number-one hits to her name – the most for any solo artist in history.

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The Beatles Had 20 Number 1 Hits

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Carey’s record for most number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 is only matched by The Beatles, who have 20 in total.

The Beatles’ number one hits include “Help!”, “Hey Jude,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together,” and “All You Need is Love.” His other songs to top the charts were “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Yesterday,” “Hello Goodbye,” and “Can’t Buy Me Love.”

Carrie’s most recent album, 2018’s Caution, failed to give rise to any number-one hits. But if she earns just one more, she’ll be tied with The Beatles as the ruler of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Elvis Presley had 18 number 1 hits

Meanwhile, Elvis Presley holds the number-three spot for the most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart in history. While Carey earned it over the course of three decades, Presley had a few years of dominance similar to The Beatles, which earned a dozen number-one hits in the late 1950s.

In 1956 alone, King had five number-one songs: “Heartbreak Hotel,” “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog,” and “Love Me Tender.” At that time he was only 21 years old. The following year, the young singer earned number-ones for “Too Much,” “All Shook Up,” “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear,” and “Jailhouse Rock.” In 1958, she had “Don’t” and “Hard Headed Woman”. And in 1959, he had “A Big Hunk O’ Love”.

Elvis’ rule continued for the next decade. “Stuck on You,” “Now or Never,” and “Are You Lonesome Tonight” all topped the charts in 1960, “Surrender” peaked at number one in 1961, while “Good Luck Charm” continued its success the following year. matched. Their final number-one, “Suspicious Minds”, closed the decade in 1969 for a total of 18 chart-topping songs in 13 years.

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