Artists With the Most No. 1 Hits

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8. Whitney Houston
> No. 1 hits: 11
> Total weeks at No. 1: 31
> First chart topper: Saving All My Love For You (10/26/1985)

R&B diva Whitney Houston was the first artist to ever have seven consecutive singles reach the top of the charts. Among her major hits was her 1992 cover of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” which spent 14 weeks at the top of the Hot 100 and is one of the best selling singles of all time.

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7. Katy Perry
> No. 1 hits: 12
> Total weeks at No. 1: 18
> First chart topper: I Kissed A Girl (7/5/2008)

Pop star Katy Perry — born Katheryn Hudson — has had nine No. 1 hits despite only releasing five studio albums under the name Katy Perry. Perry has not topped the Hot 100 since 2014’s “Dark Horse,” which featured rapper Juicy J.

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6. The Supremes
> No. 1 hits: 12
> Total weeks at No. 1: 19
> First chart topper: Where Did Our Love Go (8/22/1964)

The Supremes — under the leadership of soul superstar Diana Ross — had 12 No. 1 singles from 1964 through 1969. Diana Ross would go on to chart six additional No. 1 hits as a solo artist.

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5. Madonna
> No. 1 hits: 12
> Total weeks at No. 1: 32
> First chart topper: Like A Virgin (12/22/1984)

Madonna has a knack for reinventing herself, adjusting her image and sound, thereby remaining relevant in the ever-changing world of pop music. Madonna’s chart-topping hits cover a 16-year period between her earliest hit — 1984’s “Like a Virgin” — and her most recent, “Music,” which peaked in 2000.

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4. Michael Jackson
> No. 1 hits: 13
> Total weeks at No. 1: 30
> First chart topper: Ben (10/14/1972)

Michael Jackson acquired the title of “the King of Pop” — a label supported by his success on the pop charts. Five of Jackson’s 13 No. 1 singles appeared on one album: 1987’s “Bad.”