This is a comprehensive listing that highlights significant achievements and milestones based upon Billboard magazine 's singles charts, most notably the Billboard Hot This list spans the period from the issue dated January 1, to present. The Billboard Hot began with the issue dated August 4, , and is currently the standard popular music chart in the United States. These charts, which ranged from 20 to slots, were phased out at different times between and
Gains in performance. All Charts. Megan Thee Stallion.
The Billboard Hot is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales physical and digital , radio play , and online streaming in the United States. The weekly tracking period for sales was initially Monday to Sunday when Nielsen started tracking sales in , but was changed to Friday to Thursday in July This tracking period also applies to compiling online streaming data. Radio airplay, which, unlike sales figures and streaming, is readily available on a real-time basis, is tracked on a Monday to Sunday cycle previously Wednesday to Tuesday. As of the issue for the week ending on December 5, , the Billboard Hot has had 1, different number one entries. Prior to , Billboard ' s lead popularity chart was the Honor Roll of Hits , established in This chart ranked the most popular songs regardless of performer based on record and sheet sales, disk jockey, and juke box performances as determined by Billboard ' s weekly nationwide survey. Although officially all three charts had equal "weight" in terms of their importance, Billboard retrospectively considers the Best Sellers in Stores chart when referencing a song's performance prior to the creation of the Hot The Top combined all aspects of a single's performance sales, airplay and jukebox activity , based on a point system that typically gave sales purchases more weight than radio airplay.
Hot Billboard Streaming Songs. Radio Songs. Digital Song Sales. Other Albums. New Age. Top Labels.