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Usher Keeps On Making Music History:Dominates 3 Decades & Joins Madonna,Janet Jackson,Paul Mc Cartney & Michael Jackson

May 7, 2010

Billboard.com is reporting that thanks to the Will.I.Am assisted track, Pop Icon, Usher keeps on making music histoy:

“As reported earlier in a breaking news story, Usher moves to the head of the Hot 100 ranking with “OMG,” featuring will.i.am, his ninth single to top the list.
With the 6-1 ascension, Usher becomes the first artist to top the list in the past three decades. His first No. 1, “Nice & Slow” ruled for three weeks in February 1998, and was followed by three chart-toppers in 2001, four in 2004 and one in 2008. Only Madonna and Janet Jackson were able to pull off the three-decade achievement in the 80s, 90s and 00s.”


“OMG,’ FYI: Usher adds to his already impressive Billboard Hot 100 history, as “OMG,” featuring will.i.am, flies 6-1.

With the coronation, Usher ties for ninth-place among artists with the most leaders in the chart’s almost 52-year history. Here is a look at the most frequent visitors to the Hot 100’s penthouse:

Traduction en français à la fin

No. 1s, Artist
20, the Beatles
18, Mariah Carey
13, Michael Jackson
12, Madonna
12, the Supremes
11, Whitney Houston
10, Janet Jackson
10, Stevie Wonder
9, Bee Gees
9, Elton John
9, Paul McCartney (*including titles credited to Wings)
9, Usher

With his latest leader, Usher becomes the third male soloist to collect at least one Hot 100 No. 1 from five consecutive studio albums. Usher has earned his nine leaders, beginning with “Nice & Slow” in 1998, from his second through sixth albums: “My Way,” “8701,” “Confessions,” “Here I Stand” and “Raymond V Raymond.”

Michael Jackson banked 10 toppers over the course of five consecutive studio releases between 1979 and 1995: “Off the Wall,” “Thriller,” “Bad,” “Dangerous” and the half-greatest hits/half-new material “HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I.”

Paul McCartney collected five of his nine No. 1s from “Red Rose Speedway,” “Band on the Run,” “Venus and Mars,” “Winds at the Speed of Sound” and “London Town” from 1973 through 1978. (The last three albums were officially billed as Wings releases).

Usher also joins Jackson among those with the second-shortest titles to top the Hot 100. “OMG” is the eighth three-character No. 1, two of which belong to Jackson: “Ben” and “Bad.” Jackson also sang on the Jackson 5’s 1970 No. 1 “ABC.” Britney Spears‘ “3” is the shortest title to lead the list.”



“Tout roule pour Usher. Le chanteur américain décroche cette semaine son neuvième numéro un américain, puisque son single “OMG” s’envole de cinq étages et décroche la pole position du Hot 100, le classement des titres les plus diffusés et les plus téléchargés aux Etats-Unis. “OMG”, produit par will.i.am, est en progression au niveau des ventes, avec 217 000 téléchargements, aussi bien qu’en radio.

Usher a décroché son premier numéro un en 1998 avec “Nice & Slow”, et aucun artiste n’a réussi à se classer neuf fois numéro un sur la même période. Derrière lui, Mariah Carey et Rihanna sont ex aeqo : entre 1998 et aujourd’hui, elles ont chacune dominé le Hot 100 six fois. Mais UsherMadonna et Janet Jackson ont réussi cet exploit dans les années 80, 90 et 2000.”OZAP est surtout le premier artiste à décrocher un numéro un américain dans les années 90, 2000 et 2010. Seules


Grâce à OMG Usher rejoint également le cercle très fermé des légendes avec le plus de #1 aux Etats Unis:Il est désormais à égalité avec les Bee Gees, Elton John et Paul Mc Cartney, grâce à ses 9 tubes!

Il est également , le 3ème artiste après Michael Jackson et Paul Mc Cartney à avoir au moins un titre classé numéro extrait de 5 albums consécutifs!






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