Billboard magazine is celebrating the 55th anniversary of its Hot 100 singles chart and, as such, has released its list of the most successful groups and artists in the history of the singles chart. Unsurprisingly, The Beatles tops the list at #1 as the most successful group in the chart history but coming in at #2 is Madonna — the most successful solo artist in Hot 100 history. Madonna reigns over Elton John (#3), Elvis Presley (#4), Mariah Carey (#5), Michael Jackson (#8), Prince (#18) and on and on. Click below to see the full list of Hot 100 groups/artists as they rank in terms of success … then learn a little bit of gossip about when Maddy MIGHT begin work on her next album.
In the course of charting over a half-century of music, the Billboard Hot 100 — which now celebrates its 55th anniversary — has seen some songs transform into hits, but it has also chronicled major chart feats. So in addition to the Hot 100 55th anniversary All-Time Top 100 Songs list, we’ve delved into the Hot 100′s rich history to take a look, by the numbers, at the chart’s Top 100 artists, the artists with the most Hot 100 No. 1′s and top tens, the artists with the most overall Hot 100 hits, the biggest No. 2 hits, and more.
I have to say … I’m not surprised that Madonna ranks very high on this list of All-Time Top 100 Songs but I thought for sure Michael Jackson would rank higher. This goes to show that it is never wise to discount Madonna … she is the Queen, she will always been the Queen. The end. As for her next album, I’m hearing that she is supposed to begin work officially on her follow-up to last year’s M.D.N.A. in September … and rumor has it that she may work with producer Giorgio Moroder (the 70′s disco legend who recently helped Daft Punk with their comeback album Random Access Memories). I have to say, I am FULLY ON BOARD with Madonna working with Moroder. As for this list of All-Time Top 100 groups/artists … what do y’all think? Where do your faves rank on the chart?