Billboard Charts Artists with Most Number One Hits

Billboard Charts Artists with Most Number One Hits

The Beatles accomplished it 20 times, Mariah Carey had 18 of them and Michael Jackson followed suit with 13; these artists lead the charts race with the most number 1 hits according to Billboard magazine. This list ranks artists/groups based on the number of #1 hits they recorded and gives their first number one song and the year it reached number 1 on the Billboard charts.

RankArtistNumber One HitsFirst Number One SongYear 
1 The Beatles The Beatles20I Want to Hold Your Hand1964 
2 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey18Vision Of Love1990 
3 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson13Ben1972 
4 Madonna Madonna12Like A Virgin1984 
4 The Supremes The Supremes12Where Did Our Love Go1964 
6 Whitney Houston Whitney Houston11Saving All My Love For You1985 
7 Janet Jackson Janet Jackson10When I Think Of You1986 
7 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder10Fingertips1963 
9 Bee Gees Bee Gees9How Can You Mend A Broken Heart1971 
9 Elton John Elton John9Crocodile Rock1973 
9 Paul McCartney & Wings Paul McCartney & Wings9Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey1973 
12 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones8(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction1965 
12 Usher Usher8Nice & Slow1998 
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